Friday, June 26, 2015

it's all about Love... and Unity

that would be Unity Stamp Company!
because it's Friday which means Friends with Flair, which I finally made time for again

this one had a scary-bad phase then I finally hit the OMGosh I love it stage so I stopped ;-)

I stated out with Top Boss & UTEE, topped that with Gelatos in Metallic Mint & Acqua Dolce which I smeared around with my finger, sprayed with water until it dripped then sprayed again

Last I splattered with black paint

The LOVE stamp is Unity's Big Inspiration Big Words

Last time I was at Hobby Lobby, they had Tim Holtz on 30% off sale and they had these three of his new ink pad colors so I snagged them! mermaid lagoon, abandoned coral & cracked pistachio

and some sequins to finish it off

Thursday, June 25, 2015

heart & splatters

June 26... Our Wedding Anniversary!

We've been thru so many changes over these many years...
we've gone from high school diplomas to tech school grads
we've gone from thin to fat
we've been scrapping by to making it pretty good
we've gone from tiny starter home to custom construction
we've gone from childless to the parents of two teenage boys

we are so very blessed

and we still like each other

I made this one with the current Freshly Made Sketches #192 for my dearest

I got this great Chevron embossing folder on clearance at Hobby Lobby!

The heart stamp is from VivaLasVegas Stamps Plate #1459

Chipboard Heart (which I painted white) is from UmWow Studios Heart Confetti

a few splatters of black & white here & there 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nautical or Patriotic... that is the challenge!

Welcome to the Mountain Plains Crafters Summer Challenge!  You have not one, but two choices; go nautical or go patriotic with your creation.  It's that time of season and we want you to choose whichever theme strikes your fancy.   Create a craft project (card, layout, DIY, etc.) and scroll to the bottom of this post for the InLinkz to link up.  We do have a few house rules, so read those at the bottom as well.

Before you read further, please visit May Arts Ribbon on Facebook and tell them "thanks for sponsoring the
challenge at MPC!"  You might wish to follow them as well.  There's always something fun going on over there and lots of crafty inspiration as well.

Well for my creation, I kinda did BOTH! Not really intentionally but that's what I ended up with

Where's the May Arts Ribbon, you may has asked yourself? humm, you see the wide blue/white stripes & the wide red/white stripes? That is May Arts Ribbon! Yes I was really thinking out of the box on that one as I really love both those ribbons
The lighthouse image is from Viva LasVegas Stamps Plate #923
For the water, I just blended several Faber-Castell Gelatos then rubbed lightly with water
Those amazing alphas? Well those are from my friend DeeDee at UmWowStudios AlphaOne

Now leave me some love, make something amazing & get it linked up!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Welcome to the Mountain Plains Crafters celebration honoring Father's Day!

This year I'm celebrating big....
no not my biological dad
no not my adoptive dad
no not even my husband
My Brother!

You see my niece, Autumn, and two of her school-mates (all in the 7th grade when this occurred) did a National History Day presentation & won locally so they advanced to state!
Then at state, the did so well that advanced to nationals!
On June 12th, my brother will be borrowing my car to drive to Maryland for the competition, he's doing it up big, visiting his friends (aka free lodging) along the way. I'll get to see him {and my car} again on Father's Day

I am so proud of the dad he is!

Fancy Pants Be Different Paper, Embellishments & Stickers
therm-o-web 3d Foam Squares (to pop-up the Monster Dad)
Embossing Folder from The Paper Studio (clearance for $1.50.. whoop whoop)