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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Betty Sweet Cake Card

OK, so two deaths in one month is just A LOT to handle along with DS starting school, all this government shut down BS, and well...just life!  I am finally starting to get back on track...a little crafting never hurt ;)

This is the card I made for my DH birthday this past week.  Isn't she cute?

Here are the details:

Image:  Betty Sweet Cake from Simply B Stamps.  I colored her with my pencils & gamsol, added stickles for fun 
Sentiment:  came with the image
Papers:  red & white card stock, Colorbok stripes
Extras:  red pearls, silver corners and lines from Flower Soft, balloon stickers, bracket edge punch

I have to say, my husband got a chuckle from this card.

Thanks for looking.  Happy Crafting!  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ATC: It's a Girl Thing

Quick share...this is the ATC I did for a recent swap on Paper Crafting Divas.  The theme was, "It's a Girl Thing".  Cinderella came to mind...finding a prince, so I went with it.  I cut the shoe from 'Graphically Speaking' Cricut cartridge.  The background is handmade paper with touches of metallic inks and a glitter punched border.  I attached the crown with a rhinestone brad.  Not quite how I envisioned it, but....

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Butterfly Remembrance Cards

"Butterflies hover and feathers appear,
Whenever lost loved ones are near."

So, I have been away a little while...after reading this post you will understand...

On August 23rd, my best friend lost her husband.  He had been fighting cancer...he left behind three children. I have known Teri, David and their children for 13+ years.  It all started with a MOMS club in Texas and a common background.  Once we started talking we realized that we both grew up in the same area of Virginia Beach and had boys the same age.  From there our friendship grew...Pizza Fridays, playing in the pool, David taking the boys fishing, etc.  Our friendship has lasted because we have worked at it, keeping in touch through numerous moves, family issues, work issues and just life getting in the way.  We haven't been able to see each other as often as we would like but we do the best we can.  My heart is aching for her and the children.  

I wanted to do something special for the kids...so I made these cards...
They are easel cards with a quote I love and a special picture of them with their dad.  Of course, each card had to have a butterfly...even Ethan's.  I included a special note from DH and I as well.  I thought these would be something they could display in their room...when they are ready.

Here is the card I made for my BFF...it is a lift from Pinterest.
The bird is punched from Stampin' Up and the butterfly is a cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  I printed the quote on my computer.  I love the all white instead of black for sympathy.

I know that this loss has rocked their worlds,  I just pray that all the wonderful memories they have of their husband/father will comfort them and give them strength. 

Thanks for looking.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Drive Lay Out

So, it has been a bit since I have been here...Life!  It has a way of getting in the way sometimes.  My girlfriend's husband passed away, Jarek started school and my mother-in-law took a turn for the worse...all in 10 days!  I am just now getting caught up on house stuff, bill stuff, school stuff...

I needed a break from the craziness of it all and did a quick layout...
Everything is from bits and pieces I had left over from other projects...and somehow they all managed to work together.  I still have to add a picture in the frame at the top... I plan to put his pic of him with his permit in there.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!