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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

On a personal note:

My husband is 62 years old today! He is a very, very, awesome man. For instance, yesterday he purged our back yard of plant eating bunnies!

He takes care of me when I am in pain, and doesn't complain (too much) when I share a stomach virus with him! 

He retired after 26 years at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, where he was an active member of their clown troop.  Now he works with emotionally disabled children.  Last week he got bitten twice in one day!  Yup, there was blood!  He also volunteers in our community as a Posse member monitoring our community and our residents safety.  His latest pursuit is being an Independent Consultant for Gold Canyon Candles (www.carlunger.mygc.com)!  I think it is his way of saying - if I am going to be burning these candles all the time- he may as well join in and save money!!!!!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thanks Art Impressions!

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 Welcome!  I am so very proud to be participating in this Art Impressions (AI) Blog Hop, to introduce 2 new Operation Write Home (OWH) fundraiser stamp sets - OWH Every Hat set and OWH Sending Love set.  For each set purchased, Art Impressions will donate 25% of the proceeds to OWH!  How fantastic is that?    I hope you have your credit card ready - so you can buy both!

So here we go!  I have only been using Copics for a year - - so be gentle with me!  I have practiced so frequently that most of my pens need refilling!  Once I saw the OWH Every Hat set, I knew I had to color this sassy lady!  I researched coloring animal prints with Copics - but I was not very successful.  Then I saw a commercial on TV which had a woman wearing animal print pants, and I just knew what had to be done!  As I am sure many of the participants before me have said - - I used a lot of pens to color this!  A LOT!  This was the opportunity I have been waiting for!  Somehow, coloring a sassy woman - who wears all the hats and juggles all the balls - with grace, dignity and smoking hot shoes brought out my suppressed artist!  However, and I have checked, it didn't bring out the woman who likes to list colors and supplies used! **groan**sigh**  First my cards - then I will force that woman to list supplies **groan**sigh!!!

Card #1 - Sporting the pink giraffe print pants and blue polka dot shoes, tool belt, and hat (drum roll).

Card #2 - Sporting blue leopard spotted pants, shoes, and hat, she is full of sparkle (covered - of course - with glossy accents) and sunshine.  Her pink tool holder and sparkle handled screwdriver are a must have for any wonder woman!

While these ladies were waiting to become the center of attention on my cards, my totally awesome 12 1/2 year old nephew visited, and took an interest in coloring his original drawings with Copics.  I gave him the 2 minute demo and set him free with my markers (ow!)  He seemed to enjoy the experience and asked his mom to buy them for him!  LOL!  I did ship him a set of Prismacolor drawing pencils - which I hope he uses and enjoys.  My granddaughter helped out by putting my Copics away,  (because his mom was in a hurry to get home and let the pool motor person into their yard - this is coming to you from sunny and HOT Arizona).  I really really really want to put them back in order!!!  A bit OCD - maybe!

Okay - The ladies had the following colors used to complete her ensemble:
YG16 and 17, C1 3 5 and 7, R0000 01 24 35 46 81 83 and 85, Y11 13 15 and 19, E00 000 0000 07 09 37 and 47, B00 000 0000 and 04, and a 0.5 Multiliner.  Whew!  Check out their hard hats!

The lady in blue also had Silver Stickles and Glossy Accents used - - NO lose glitter on OWH cards!

Paper for the cards came from one of the following (so much for my record keeping!):  Authentique Seasons: Summer, EP Note to Self, and Authentique Strong.

This has been a total blast.  Thank you AI for providing these inspiring stamps, and donating to OWH.  I have been sending cards to OWH for 2 years and I consider myself lucky to have found them.   If you are heading back to Art Impressions blog, here is the link  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/.   Also check your LSS for some of their other wonderful stamps (I love the buzzard -oops!  blue bird of happiness!) 

The next stop on this FABULOUS Blog Hop is Rhonda Harre !  Go stop by!

Thanks for visiting!!!!!!!! Here is a list of the blog hop co-conspirators!  May you enjoy all of your hats.
  1. Art Impressions
  2. Crafter's Home
  3. Crystal Lopez
  4. Dixie Cochran
  5. Paula Spagnuolo
  6. Karen Day
  7. Kathryn Belmonte
  8. Lee Mae Elkins
  9. Kerry Kung
  10. Nancy Keller
  11. Piali Biswas
  12. Kristie Marcotte
  13. ReneƩ Matarese
  14. Ronni Unger
  15. Rhonda Harre
  16. Sandy Allnock
  17. Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps