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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Unity Stamp Company Shopping haul...

If you follow my YouTube Channel and Instagram you will know that I just LOVE Unity stamp company.  They run great sales all the time and after a recent promotion I decided to shop... :)

I actually placed 2 orders because they were offering 2 freebies!

Here is what I got...

I did film a detailed video and that will be uploaded soon to my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Birthday spinner cards

I had fun recently making some super cute spinner cards. I purchased the stamps and dies last summer from an expo I attended with my sister in law (if you follow my YouTube channel you may have seen the haul video). The Brand of the Stamps and Dies is Art Impressions and this is their mini cake spinner set. I did use a sentiment from Close to my heart instead of what came with the set.

There is a bit of a learning curve to making these but once you get the hang of it they go pretty quick.. I colored the cake with my Copic Ciao markers. I am still a novice at coloring but I am having fun and get a bit better each time.

Here are the other 2 cards I made...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lovely Weekend...

Hi all... I had such a great weekend spending time with 2 of my favorite gals... Saturday I got to hang out with my Mom. We checked out the local thrift stores and the dollar tree. Then she took me to lunch! We had super yummy burgers at a local bar -n- grille. 

It really has been nice having her here with us now. Not only can I call on each other when we need a hand but it is so nice to just be able to call each other and hang out.

On Sunday My girl and I ventured to the Cities. She drove so she could get some practice with city driving and she did well even though she was a bit rattled a few times. We did not find much to purchase but we enjoyed browsing. I just love the chats we have in the car. Honestly I really look forward to the time we spend together. It will not be long until she is off to college and discovering her life.

Things have been difficult at my job... we have had lots of changes and tension. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel though and look forward to finishing the school year strong!

I have been working at my craft desk. You can check out what I have been up to on my Facebook page and instagram. I tend to post more there just because it is easier and a bit quicker for me.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today... Here is a funny I found last week that totally fit where I was at :)   Have a great week!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cards, Cards, Cards...

   I had a chance a couple weekends ago to spend a Saturday with some of my crafty friends. Oh how I needed a "Day Off!" We had an amazing time as the bunch of us had not been all together in one room for over a year. The laughter and creativity of the day was an amazing gift!

   Here are some of the cards I made. Most are posted over on my Instagram account.  My handle is b2bmomblog if you want to check it out.

These are all inspired by other cards I saw on Pinterest. I hope they inspire you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coloring fun with Riley Moose Edited 10/30/16

    I will add more to this post when I get home this afternoon but wanted to post this picture of some fun coloring I was doing last night. I LOVE the Riley character from Riley and Co! He is just so darn cute!  All are colored with alcohol markers except the top middle. That is watercolor markers. I think that and the bottom witch are my favorite. Still working on learning to blend but I'm definitely improving.   Now I'm off to my day job!

Finally made some cards with my Rileys...

   This last one was really fun! I tried to duplicate some "Galaxy Techniques" I had seen on YouTube.
It took a bit of work since I did not have nice watercolor paints like the demo's I watched but I used my distress inks and Memento black all stamped onto a clear block I used as a palette then spritzed with water. I struggled to get the white flecks (stars) and ended up using a white pigment ink from a ink pad. I also stamped it onto a clear block added water then flicked it with a paint brush.
   The tree is cut out of tan textured paper from an inexpensive multi pack I got at a craft store. I cut the tree with an older Sizix die I got for a bargain at a garage sale. I gave it dimension with some distress ink using a sponge to apply it.

   The other small elements are punched with an older Creative Memories punch. The pumpkins were punched fro orange paper and I used a Copic marker to create a bit of dimension.

   I hope you feel inspired to play with you craft supplies! I seem to have the most fun when I just start "trying stuff".  Have a great day!