Saturday, May 31, 2014

OWH Winner

Great variety of cards. My fave is the paper pieced pinwheels. They just "feel" like summer. Thanks for supporting OWH!
The winner of the Unity set is Kristie.  Thanks to all for your positive comments and participation! Kristie,  I have emailed you to tell you the good news:--)


Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Blog Hop

I am so excited about participating in the OWH Blog Hop.  First of all, what this organization does is amazing!   Second of all, it was a Memorial Day weekend in 2009 when I discovered (1) stamping, and (2) Operation Write Home.  My husband still rues the Memorial Day weekend he left me home by myself to go camping with his son and returned to find a house full of stamps and papercrafting supplies.  I found the illustrious Jennifer McGuire along the hop and she showed me that stamping was actually not as hard as I thought!  It was life-changing.  A trip to Joann's and Michael's immediately after watching her YouTube videos and, now, a full-time love of card making....

The soldiers and their family members who receive these cards absolutely love them and appreciate them more than we could ever know.  It is up to you whether you want to send an Anyhero card with a message to a soldier, or blank cards for a soldier to send to loved ones.  In other words, a win-win...

To celebrate my fifth stampaversary, leave a comment and I will draw a winner who will receive a Unity Stamp set.  It is a newer set  called "Everything Love."  I promise you will love it!

Remember to honor all our military service members, veterans, and the fallen on Memorial Day and every day.  Their sacrifices have made our country possible.

Remember to salute a hero today!!!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Friends and Mothers Day with Flair

It has been too long since I have been here, friends!  I haven't had time to create but I did use some of my Donna Downey flowers for some easy, beautiful cards! I was stunned to see I did not have a Unity Mother's Day sentiment - something I must rectify soon!  The "Mother" is from Papertrey and the label sentiments are from Altenew.   These were easy and I love the way they turned out...

Make sure you visit all the other friends and leave them some love for a chance at a neat prize:-)  Happy Mother's Day!!!!!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Friends with Flair

Here is a sample of this year's Christmas ornament for my DAR members - they are all different and I love them.  The Unity stamp is the text background on the poinsettia - it definitely adds definition and texture.
Sorry for the short post - gotta run!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friends with Flair

I get to play today since work was cancelled - big ice storm in the Southwest.  I needed a day off:-)

I have been working on Christmas gifts and am in a dragonfly frame of mind right now.  Here are a few cards I made as a set for a friend as well as a knitted dishcloth I made her with a dragonfly. Although the photo looks red, it is actually hot pink and quite lovely....

All of these were made with the Splendid Things Itty Bitty set that I just love!  They are not very embellished because I know she will mail them.  They have fabulous papers, mostly Authentique...

So, I hope everyone has a fun weekend and joins Friends with Flair today!!!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday - Friends with Flair

In honor of Black Friday, I went to Fort Worth and bought a few things at Barnes and Noble (Take Ten and Stampers Sampler).....I love these inspiration magazines!  Now I am working on my cards and some ornaments.

Here is the Christmas card - I will share the ornaments and some other cards on the next few hops (I have to make them first)...I tried embellishing it more but nothing looked right so I settled on mounting it on kraft paper and stamping the sentiment.  I am making 11 of these - I used watercolor paper, distress inks, and distress markers.  Both stamps are from the November KOTM.  Did I say how much I love all my Unity kits?!!

Make sure you stop at every blog on the hop to comment and try to win something!  Happy Holidays to all!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Friends with Flair

It is finally Friday again!!!!  I love Unity and the Brown Friday sale is fantastic.  I know there are quite a few more stamps that have fallen into my shopping cart:-)

Here is a card I made some time ago from a KOTM or SMAK kit - can't remember which one - it is very simple and I love the look on kraft with this pretty quilty looking paper....

Happy Thanksgiving to all and I hope to see you next week!!!!