Friday, October 31, 2014

this witch

ok ok, it's just me
not really a witch
but I will be wearing this AMAZING
witch hat on October 31

I apologize, the page got wrinkled while packed away on my way home from a crop :-(

so many of the embellishments are from UmWow Studio
the VERY old items are: cloud, moon with baby swinging & yellow roses
newer items: crows, layered stars (so excited I found a package in my stuff!) and sunflower
the crows I covered with Twinkling H2O's in Black
behind the moon & splattered Tattered Angles Stained Glass in Yellow
Lace from Making Memories
large floral rub-on is super old
yellow roses were "dressed up" using Stickles in Black Diamond

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I Believe

in Angels
Yes I sure do!
When I was a child, I would talk to them
And I believe my Grandmothers
are my Angels
(since both passed away before I was born)
or possibly I have an overactive imagination...
I'll go on Believing

I chose to use the current sketch from Pals Paper Arts #225
Blue coloring was done using Gelatos, which I'm still trying to get the hang of
tiny bling - CloseToMyHeart
background paper - Fancy Pants
and that tiny bity of sparkle you see on the background paper is Wink of Stella in Clear

Friday, October 24, 2014

too early for Christmas

screams my pocketbook!
yet I look at the calendar & here it comes
no matter how unprepared I am for it.

For this one I used Unity Stamp Company's
which I chose to use the card sketch this time

I didn't actually intend to do any distressing
but this is what happens when you drop your
Smooch onto your project
so I ran with it

I'm not sure on the papers (possibly Stampin' Up)
received from DT member at
Mountain Plains Crafters :-)
love those girls

Stamp - Unity Stamp Company
Oct 2014 KOM - love & joy for the holidays
stamped with Memento in Tuxedo Black
that crazy bottle of Smooch in Green Apple
and a tiny bit of Stickles in Xmas Red

Friday, October 17, 2014

I hate Cancer

I really hate cancer. so many friends & family have suffered and some have been lost.

This is in honor of all my girlfriends (too many to list) and my great great Auntie... my Aunt Leila was the matriarch of our family. She helped raise not only myself/cousins, but my mom/aunt/uncle AND my grandpa/great aunt. She is forever known for growing her own fruit to make a special jelly I named "LeilaBerry" and I can still see her face as clear as if she was standing in front of me. She passed when I was pregnant with my 16 year old but unfortunately I didn't know yet, what a joy it would have been for her had we known!

This one is for all the men I have known and know of going through treatments. Especially in remembrance of  Johnny, my dad's best friend when I was a kid who was like another father to me, we lost him years ago to breast cancer but no way was I making a pink card for a strong mountain man like him so I mixed together blues (for the sky & water) and green (for the grass & trees).

And this last card goes out to my sister Design Team Member, Sheryl, and her husband Leon, who is currently undergoing treatment. They have really been struggling financially but there is a fund set up to give them a hand.  Please consider going HERE to give them a little help!

All cards were made with Stencils (UmWow Studio & Tim Holtz) along with Gelatos and Unity Stamps

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

We, Mountain Plains Crafters, are so excited to celebrate

So very excited that we are not only hosting a
Facebook Tag-a-Friend Giveaway
our prize is fantastic and from Graphic 45!
You can go read all the details on our blog
OR on our FACEBOOK page
(where all the real action is this time)

Our Theme was suppose to be VINTAGE
but when I got started, my vintage morphed
into a Steampunkish Canvas thingy

Since you are one of MY followers,
I'm letting you see my creation EARLY!
yep yep
I'm cheating

Of course I used Graphic 45 Paper
Steampunk Debutante

I also use this amazing weathervane chipped
and brick mask from UmWow Studio 

so go check out Facebook & I'll pop the entire canvas up some time today!
I hope you enjoy it like I enjoyed making it

Thursday, October 2, 2014

butterflies & flowers canvas

I got so mega creative at
last weekend's crafty retreat!
I made something that I can't show you yet!
and I started this
but finished it once I got home

Another Canvas for my office!

Various acrylic paints
hair & skin colored with Copic Markers
butterflies colored with Acrylic paint mixed with Course Texture Medium
tiny flowers - Celebrate It
pearls - Making Memories