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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 Samatha, 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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Saturday, April 30, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 18

MFP Stamps Challenge 18
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 applied marker directly to my clear block.
I used a blue and a green. I misted the block
with water to create a watercolor appearance.
I then stamped the images and sentiment in
black and that was it. :-)
BTW, the off color on the white is NOT ink
but a shadow from when I took the photo.
ugh. lol

I used MFP stamp sets

"Chill in the Air"
"Scenic Selections"



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Friday, April 29, 2016

MFP April Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
APRIL
Butterflies & Bugs
 BLOG HOP
Watch out for creepy crawlies!



Join us each day, April 26 - 29th, for a 
butterfly kisses good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Apr. 29th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
butterfly or bug related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post for 
April 29th. The winners will be announced 
on May 14th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, May 13th
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
Whaaaat??? No butterflies? lol Bring on the BEES.
I sponged on some yellow and orange inks in the lower
left corner of the cardfront. Then I just stamped my image
and sentiment in black. I stamped the bees and colored
them and cut them out. I raised them up on the card using
mounting tape. For the "flying" bee I actually just cut off
his legs (he felt no pain) and added some flying dots
behind him. That was it. Thanks for stopping in and be
sure to visit all the other blogs listed below.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:

"Bring On The Sun"
"Spring Sayings"



Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
Gail
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you won!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MFP April Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
APRIL
Butterflies & Bugs
 BLOG HOP
Watch out for creepy crawlies!



Join us each day, April 26 - 29th, for a 
butterfly kisses good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Apr. 29th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
butterfly or bug related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post for 
April 29th. The winners will be announced 
on May 14th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, May 13th
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
Still using my butterflies to create my cards, perhaps my
last card will have a different bug...who knows? lol
Again, I went with a mainly white card. I used circle
die cuts, 2 different sizes, stamping the butterfly on
the smaller and embossing the larger. My butterflies
were stamped in different color Memento Inks. Before
I added the circle, I embossed the lower third of the
main cardfront. I added a black ribbon and a gingham
black and white bow. I raised the circles with the
butterflies using mounting tape. Simple card.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:

"Scenic Selections"
"Spring Sayings"



Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you won!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MFP April Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
APRIL
Butterflies & Bugs
 BLOG HOP
Watch out for creepy crawlies!



Join us each day, April 26 - 29th, for a 
butterfly kisses good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Apr. 29th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
butterfly or bug related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post for 
April 29th. The winners will be announced 
on May 14th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, May 13th
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
I used white as my main color. Just call me
Captain Obvious. lol  I took a narrow embossing
folder and embossed up about an 1" from the bottom.
I stamped my sentiment and added a matching
ribbon. I stamped, colored (using Copics) and cut
out the butterfly. I raised it using mounting tape.
And, as always, I have multiply layers and boom,
done! Thanks for popping in. Be sure to visit
all the other members of the design team for
more lovely cards!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:

"Hello Butterflies"
"Spring Sayings"



Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you won!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 291


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 291
- anything goes -

Here's my card for the design team.
I really enjoyed using this stamp set and die cuts.
It made my card very simple. The little "Newton"
cat was colored using Copics and the paw prints
were stamped right on my pattern papers once the
card was completed. Glad I didn't screw it up!
Thanks for stopping by...now get creating!
:-)
Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank Newton's Nook for sponsoring this challenge.
They have wonderful stamps and their die cuts are perfect!

Still time to get involved with the current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.


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MFP APRIL Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
APRIL
Butterflies & Bugs
 BLOG HOP
Watch out for creepy crawlies!



Join us each day, April 26 - 29th, for a 
butterfly kisses good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Apr. 29th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
butterfly or bug related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post for 
April 29th. The winners will be announced 
on May 14th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, May 13th
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1

Butterflies and bugs! FUN! It's always working with
creatures. lol. I made a pop-up card following this
link for the tutorial. Naturally I seldom follow
exactly like I should, but it worked. Butterfly was
colored with Copic markers and I added some dots
for a "flying" tracer. lol. Thanks for stopping by
and checking things out. Be sure to visit all the
other blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:

"Hello Butterflies"
"Spring Sayings"
"Scenic Selections" 




Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you won!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mark's Finest Papers Stamps Challenge 17

MFP Stamps Challenge 17
Color Challenge - Purple
CAS card w/theme** definition of a CAS card will be supplied 
as well as a sample that matches the definition. A stamp must be used.

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 began by sponging on ink in the lower left
corner, using purple, with a smidge of turquoise.
I then stamped the ferns in the matching ink,
stamping off first. The flowers are stamped
in the same ink without stamping off first. I
stamped the sentiment and butterfly in the same
ink. A very easy card with a nice affect.

I used MFP stamp sets

"Tweet Blessings"
"Marsh Silhouettes"
"Birthday Mini"




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Saturday, April 16, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 16

MFP Stamps Challenge 16
Different Card - use TUTORIAL
(Joy Fold)

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!


As usual I followed the tutorial to create
this Joy Fold card. I'm not happy with how the
colors photographed because they look off.
Actually they all DO match. lol It's always
a simple card when you have a tutorial to
follow. I picked out my papers first. I decided
to use a double-sided designer cardstock for
the main fold. I just colored my butterfly
with Copic markers and, after cutting it out,
I used mounting tape to raise it up.
Thanks for stopping by!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Hello Butterfly"
and
" Animal Birthdays"





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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 289

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 289
- Use Dies -

Here's my card for the design team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Sweet 'n' Sassy

I want to thank Sweet 'n' Sassy for sponsoring this challenge.
They had so many wonderful products!! FUN!

Still time to get involved with the current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.


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Saturday, April 9, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 15

MFP Stamps Challenge 15
Technique Challenge - use TUTORIAL
(Faux Patina)

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 followed the technique to create my card.
Go figure. hehe. I used a pasley embossing
folder and sponged on some green and deep
purple inks. Then I added VersaMark, as
stated in tutorial, and then gold embossing
powder and heat set. I die cut a fancy oval and
sponged on some of the same deep purple ink.
I attached all my layers. I stamped my lily, using
VersaMark and heat embossed that in gold
too. I colored the image using the same
background inks and a blender pen. I
touched up a bit of the color using my Copics.
Once completed I cut it out and raised it
up using mounting tape and that was it.
Thanks for looking and be sure to join
in the Challenge!!

I used MFP stamp set

"Tiger Lily"




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Saturday, April 2, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 14

MFP Stamps Challenge 14
CAS - Rain
Cards can not have more than 1 other full layer 
besides the card base. There needs to be a one stamped 
image as your focal point. There needs to be lots 
of white or open space.

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 made a block of clouds, using a black ink,
stamping off once then stamping twice to
to create the layer look of clouds. I stamped
the boot and colored it using Copic markers.
I cut it out and added it to the card and then
used a clear lacquer to create a vinyl look
for the boots. I added my sentiments and
that was it! 

Stamp I used from MFP is:
Rain Clouds



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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 287


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 287
- Round n Round (circle cards) -

Here's my card for the design team.
I chose a very pretty white lace for this card. I
picked out my main background cardstock and
went from there. I used a lacy die cut for the
main focal point and my sentiment. It was just
layering my cardstocks and adding the ribbon.
The lacy oval was raised using mounting tape.
I added a few matching flowers (colors are 
slightly off in photo) and some pretty pearls.
I did sponge a bit of a matching blue ink in the
oval before I stamped my sentiment. 
Sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I want to thank Ribbon Resource for 
sponsoring this challenge.
Be sure to check out their website!!

Still time to get involved with the current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 13

MFP Stamp Challenge 13
Color Challenge Week - GREEN
 The weekly color must be the main color. 
(White, black and one other color may be used)

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 love gingham checks so this green was just perfect!
I layered it on black. I colored my cute little tree frog
with Copic markers and cut him out and added some
googly eyes. I attached him to the card. I then die cut
out a speech bubble and added the sentiments. I
mounted that up, for dimension, using mounting tape.
That's it. So snappy.

Stamp I used from MFP is:
Tree Frogs



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Friday, March 25, 2016

MFP March Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
March
Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

 


Join us each day, Mar. 22 - 25, for a 
ROARING good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Mar. 25th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
wild animal related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The 
winners will be announced on Apr. 9th on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Apr. 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Mar. 23 - DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
I took a white panel and stamped my tiger.
Naturally I used my Copics to color him. lol
I did some lines around the edge to break up
the stark white. I used a light gray to outline
the tiger. Stamped my image and added a
"tiger" button and twine. I embossed half of
my black panel and pieced my card together.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:
"Big Cats Mastered"

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you won!