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I love living just blocks from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, in WI. I am a wife to Greg(for 40 yrs in 2012), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), daughter to Marion (deceased in 2012 at 88 y/o, lived a life glorifying the Lord), sister to Paul and Samantha, aunt to Paula, Shelley (and fam) and Jeremy (and fam), owner of Whisper (the cat) and most of all...a child of God, saved by grace through Christ Jesus. Life is a gift! Eternal life, a BLESSING!!!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 326

Challenge 326 - my favorite medium

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps!
Here's my card for the challenge.
My favorite medium always seems to be Copic Markers.
They are so versatile and easy to work with. Coloring
this cute (?) couple, from Bugaboo Stamps, was fun.
Yep, this will be my anniversary card in August (If I can
remember where I save it! LOL) Good thing I married
a man with a wonderful sense of humor! hehe. Sadly,
they even look like us, sort of. I'm blonde and my man
is bald. We're quite a pair...for the past 44 years. 
Mainly, for this card, I colored the image and added
the layers, including one embossed layer, and raised
up the sentiment. I added some glaze to their glasses
and that was the finishing touch.
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They have wonderful products! 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP Challenges 1703

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1703
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
Bugaboo Images are so cute and fun to color and this was no
exception. Again, my card is multiple layers with the main
image colored with my Copic markers. I added a bit of my 
sparkle pen to the wings of the dragonfly and I used my FSJ 
Glaze on the "U Rock" to make it POP! 
I had a couple of flowers that matched perfectly so they 
needed to be added. It was a simple card and I think
it turned out ok. You have to love Bugaboo Stamps
They are just so cute!

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Blog before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
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They have wonderful products! 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas Cards 2016

This year was a fabulous year for receiving some 
amazingly awesome cards from friends!! It took me 
a while to take the pics and save them on my computer 
so I could share them and HERE THEY ARE, in 
no particular order. Thanks gals!!

Sue Beranek

Heidi Nell

Penny Yoder

Linda Clark

Judy Meyers

Bridget Collins

Gerri Morgan

Terri Winske

Sue Chaney

Nancy Klessig

Leslie Baker

Paula Waldeck
(my sweet niece!)

Aren't they all SUPER!! They sure made 
my CHRISTmas a joy! Nothing like 
homemade cards from wonderful friends!

Monday, January 9, 2017

PIP Challenge 1702

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1702
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
This card disappointed me. I do not feel I did this 
adorable image justice. Sometimes I just can't seem
to get going. I could certainly tell you what I DON'T 
like about this card...beginning with my color choices
but...let's move on! LOL! There isn't much to explain
on how I made this card. Copics were used (and not 
very well) to color my mouse image. I think I need 
to practice coloring this image more to do it justice.
Be sure to go and check out all the other great images
over at Digital Delights, by Louby Loo!

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They have wonderful products! 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 324 - Winter Critters

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New
Year holiday. I know I did. Each day is a gift and filled
with God's unlimited blessings! What joy! 

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I really enjoyed these two adorable "winter critters" and
found coloring them with my Copic markers was super 
easy.  I fussy cut them out and raised one up for POP! 
My snowy embossed red cardstock was sprayed
with sparkle spray to give it a wonderful shimmer. I die
cut a few snow flakes (raising one using a pop dot) 
and a swirl for a snowy effect. The critters are actually 
holding snowballs, I think, but I wanted them to look 
like bells or ornaments so I used a gold sparkle pen and 
a glaze to make them pop. 
Adding the gems was the final touch and then putting 
together my layers to finish the card. 

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Blog before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

PIP Challenge 1701

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1701
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
I loved coloring this image! I will say it was a bit of a
challenge for me but it turned out nice...I think? lol
I started coloring the image using Pan Pastels but it
was a bit bland so I had to use Copics to bring up the
color POP! Some layering and a twine bow and pearl
completed the card!!  Remember ANYTHING GOES
so join in the challenge with us!! Hugs

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Still time to get involved with the current 
challenge at

I've entered this card in 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Beginning of a NEW Year!

Starting tomorrow is the beginning of a brand new
challenge blog and I hope that a lot of you will plan on
joining in the fun. Each weekly challenge is always
ANYTHING GOES! No reason not to play along with 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Merry Christmas!!
May you find peace and joy throughout this season.
Enjoy time off with your loved ones and stop back soon!
and
Happy New Year!!

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Beginning in January, join in the fun with a brand
new challenge blog! Everyone can join in since each
week is ALWAYS Anything Goes! 
Beginning Jan. 2, 2017!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 322

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 322
-Baking-

Here's my card for the challenge!
First of all, let me say, I LOVE this little Gingerbread
gal! I printed two of these digis so I could cut out an
extra bow for my cute ginger gal. I picked out my
papers first so I could decide how to color the image. 
Sometimes I do things really weird when I'm creating.
I colored the image with Copics. I added sparkle pens 
to the white on the gingerbread gal and my little dots 
on the cardstock. I colored the extra bow, making a 
checked design. I added a pop dot to the back to raise it 
up for added dimension. 
I die cut her into a circle before adding the bow so it
would overlap the green part of the circles. I added
some funky Christmas twine, popping up my sentiment
on top of the twine. I made a twine bow and glued
it down to complete the card. 

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
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They have wonderful products! 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

CYP Challenge 341

always
Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 341

I decided I needed to do a Pop-Up card with this
adorable digi image from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
I cut my main card, the long way...4 1/4 x 11. I 
folded it in half and cut a "wave" about 1/2 way down 
the front, to make a snowy hill appearance. I colored
my snowman using Copics...I made the bird a Cardinal. 
Then I fussy cut the image out and that certainly
took a bit of time. lol. Boy, I love die cuts...when available.
I used a tree stamp from A*muse Studios to create my
woodsy background. I stamped, and stamped off, 
many times. I used a sponge to fill in the greens and 
 sponged some colors to the sky, as well, but it didn't 
show up in the photos decent. Oh well. After my
image was cut out 
Image result for pop up cards
I made the pop-up piece. I took a strip of cardstock
cut about 2" by 3/4" and folded it in quarters, making
a square. (Similar to the pic) I attached the square, on 
the fold and top of my card. attached my snowman to
the front of the pop-up square accordingly. I used Stickles 
to add the sparkly snow to the trees, snowman and the hills. 
The sentiment was added to the front using mounting tape.
Boom, done!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Exciting News!

I'm excited to announce a brand new
ANYTHING GOES challenge blog 
starting in 2017...yes, that's right!
Lots of great sponsors and prizes and 
I hope everyone stops over and joins
in the challenges beginning in Jan.
Share the news!!

CYP Challenge 339

always
Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 339
First thing I did here was cut out a mountain line. 
I used it for my mask so I could take FSJ Pan Pastels
and create my colorful sky. I removed the mask and
then used it for a layer of raised mountains in front.
You can't really see the dimension but it's there. :-)
I used Stickles to make my snow on the mountain peaks.
I colored my Polar Bears (Two Cubs and Momma) from
ADFD. I'm a HUGE Polar Bear lover and these cuties
are awesome!! I used pop dots to raise the bears and I
stamped my sentiment and put together my layers. 

Here's a big THANK YOU to this week's sponsor! 
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 319

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 319
-All About The Words-

Here's my card for the challenge!
Obviously I wanted to highlight the words in some way so
I thought that using the Thank You sentiment as a framing
border was a decent idea. I just stamped the words and 
my delicate floral center with black ink. I just wanted a
hint of color so I used my Copics to color the tiny
 flowers and leaves. FSJ Glaze was used on the leaves 
and flowers. 
The glaze added a nice shine and pop. Naturally I had
to add a few crystal gems before I began putting my
card layers together. It was a really simple card 
but I think it the simplicity is what makes it lovely.

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Craft Your Passion Challenge 337

always
Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 337
 I basically made this card white on white. I die cut the
sweet tree line and added some layers of "snowy hills". 
I used Fun Stampers Journey Pan Pastels for the 
sky and snow colors. I used a pale blue and lavender.
I colored my cute little snow guy using Copic markers.
I took a silver pen and colored the buttons and the 
band on the ornament. Some puff and Stickles to his cap. 
Naturally, as long as I had the Stickles out I made use
of it all over my snow. I fussy cut my snowman and 
raised him, and some of the snow layers, using pop
dots and mounting tape. I nice little "Peace on Earth"
sentiment (A*muse) stamped in black and DONE! 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 44

MFP Stamps Challenge 44
(Oct.. 29 - Nov. 4)
 Great news! 
ALL of MFP Challenges are now 
ANYTHING GOES!
Here's my sample card as a design team member 
for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head 
on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!
I started this card by sponging inks onto 
GLOSSY cardstock. I used die base inks. After I
let the ink set/dry I stamped 3 images with
VersaMark and black embossed them. I stamped
my sentiment using StazOn. Journey Glaze was
used on each flower for some dimension and shine.
After the glaze dried I added my ribbon and black
twine. I put my layers together and completed the
card by adding a few "dots" embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Huge Blooms"
Challenge closes on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

MFP October Blog Hop Final Day 4

MFP October Blog Hop Final Day 4
Theme is: 
Thanks

Join us each day, Oct. 25 - 28, for some 
time to be THANKFUL!
Prize for COMMENTING,
"Calendar"

The MFP Winners Badge for 
commenting and tutorial 
will be awarded. 
Prize for doing a TUTORIAL
"Halloween Selections Mini"

Tutorials
            1. Subway Art Sentiments by Kren
            2. Clip Place Card Holders by Vickie
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Enter your tutorial submissions
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Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
KarenKrenLois
MarilynnPam,  SandyShirley
ToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop 

Now my card for Day 4
For this card I first picked out my designer
paper and cut it at an angle and attached it to a
piece of white cardstock, leaving a space between
the two so I could stamp my sentiment, 3x, through
the space. I added some ribbon and bow along
edge of the lower piece of designer paper. Then
layered it all on a matching rose colored 
cardstock and then onto the main white card.
I used the stamp set Dogwood Blossoms from MFP.

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and 
submit them HERE by Oct. 28, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go to MFP Stamp Shop Blog  tomorrow,
 Oct. 29th, to see if you are a winner!!