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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, June 27, 2015

MFP June Blog Hop Winners!!

June Blog Hop Winners!!

Congrats on your wins and thanks for following along!


You have won...

Paper Doll Chuck -- Lisa
Background Diamonds & Flowers -- Sarah Ashley Posch
Pots & Vases 2 -- Kim

Go HERE for details.

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MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 268

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 268
- Mask then sponge stripes -

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I took a white piece of cardstock and masked a stripe every 1/4" using a dauber to apply the green ink. I then took a pink piece of cardstock and used an embossing folder for a wood type look. I stamped the pot once and the flower 3 times then colored and cut them all out. I used a sparkle pen for the flower centers. Once I had my layers picked out and glued I glued on the pot and flowers, the third flower is mounted up. I added the black twine and the sentiment and done!
Thanks for looking!

I used MFP stamp set "Pots & Vases", "Small Flowers", "Animal Birthdays" for the sentiment.






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Friday, June 26, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 4


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

Please
 Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp
sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
 day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
 blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be
announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can
 go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment
the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count
twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 4
 Here's my card to start you on your way!

I scored a Kraft colored piece of cardstock, rubbing a brown ink over the top to give it a shading. I found a nice green checked pattern paper for the lower half of my card, adding a strip of the Kraft, not inked, for the center, creating my wall look. I took more of the Kraft to make my shelf. I used a border punch for the white "doily". I stamped 3 pots and the flower and colored them using Copic markers and mounted the shelf and the pots. Stamped my sentiment in black and done!

I used
"Pots & Vases 2"
"Pretty Pears" for the flower
"Friends" for the sentiment

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)


Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

Please
 Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp
sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
 day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
 blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be
announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can
 go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment
the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count
twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 3
 Here's my card to start you on your way!

When I can use a background stamp I can zip out a quick, yet, nice card. I simply stamped everything in coordinating blue ink to match the cardstock. Raised the layered sentiment, added a crystal flower (yes, it's a clear flower, not peachy like it looks here. lol) and that was it! Next time I will color the flower images for some color, matching up the cardstocks. 

I used
"Background Diamonds & Flowers"

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

Please
 Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp
sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
 day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
 blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be
announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can
 go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment
the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count
twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 2
 Here's my card to start you on your way!


Instead of creating the paper dolls, as such, I would rather incorporate them into a card somehow. This is my Hunter Chuck. Apparently he's a lousy hunter since I forgot to put a gun in his hand and the deer stands behind him laughing. lol I paper pieced his clothes, stamping on a green pattern paper then adding more green blotches using my Copic markers. I used different greens and die cuts for the hills, trees and deer.

I used
"Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting"
and 
"Tree Scene" for the sentiment

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!



Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!



This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

Please
 Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp
sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
 day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
 blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be
announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can
 go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment
the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count
twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 1
 Here's my card to start you on your way!



Instead of creating the paper dolls, as such, I would rather incorporate them into a card somehow. This is my rugged up Chuck. I wanted him to be a hiker, of sorts. I paper pieced his clothes and added some shading using my Copic markers. I also gave him the facial hair. lol  My background for him was done using my chalks for the coloring. 
I used
"Paper Doll Chuck"
and 
"Tree Scene"

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)


Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 250

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 250 - Stenciling

Here's my card for the design team.

This little digi really just had to be a pull card because that bike just had to move. It's been forever since I made one and had forgotten how much fun they are! Here's a TUTORIAL in case you've never made one before. But, since this was a stencil challenge I figured I should do just that, right? Anyway I took a dot stencil (I made it using a circle punch) and used a pretty blue ink, the same I used for the sky, applying it with a dauber. I used some die cuts for the background. Copic markers were my coloring tools of choice, AGAIN. :-) I did some layering and got my bike to move. 
I added some Flower Soft for the basket and the little lady's hair. Boom! Done!

Our sponsor for this challenge is
All Dressed Up



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


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 267

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 267
- Kraft paper & White Embossing -

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


Once I picked out my layering choices I stamped the first (lower) pear with a VersaMark pad and used white embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated this for my next pear, stamping right over the prior embossed pear. I took a paper towel and carefully wiped off any of the VersaMark that was on the embossed pear. Then I heat set the second pear. I stamped the sentiment and added a twine bow to the pear's stems. 

I used MFP stamp set "Pretty Pears".




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Saturday, June 13, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 266

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 266
- Stamp corner only -

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.

This Nuthatch is one of my fave stamps because it is so simple to color. I used Copic markers. Some layering with a bit of color seemed to bee just what the Nuthatch needed to pop out!

I used MFP stamp set "Peaceful Nuthatch".



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Friday, June 12, 2015

A Card For Dale Morgan

I was able to celebrate part of a day with Dale on his birthday. Gerri, Greg and I joined him for breakfast at our wonderful local coffee house, Cafe Tlazo. Yummy and nice time. The guys went golfing after and Gerri and I just went home and yakked. No stamping at all...WHAT??? lol I did make this card for Dale. He was having a BIG birthday...he does NOT look his age at all! Lucky guy!


I found the idea for this card on Pinterest. It was a simple card, sponging/dauber inks on the edges. A birthday sentiment. Inside says "weren't you old enough last year?" Die cut numbers, twine and a circle mounted up and done! Happy birthday, Dale!! 

A Sue Chaney Card

I LOVE getting cards and especially cards from Sue Chaney. She really does need her own blog to show off her awesome creativity! She used stamps from Unity Stamp Co. They are such darling stamps and Sue knows how to show them off so nicely!! THANKS, SUE!!! xo


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 248

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 248 - Frame It

Here's my card for the design team.

ADFD has such adorable images I never feel I do them justice with how I color them but I still try. lol I die cut out my oval, around the image and used a dauber with a blue ink for the sky. I used Copic markers to color the image. As usual, I have lots of layers. I used an embossing fold on the blue cardstock, creating my frame. I then added some flowers to complete my card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
A Day For Daisies




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


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 265

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 265
- Die Cut Design -
Tutorial

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I followed the tutorial, as shown at top, and got my star die cuts out. I actually cut all 3 at the same time, one inside of the other, etc. I used a cloud embossing folder for the navy cardstock and attached the stars. I colored my moon with Copic markers and a clear sparkle pen for some shine. I mounted the moon and the sentiment to give some added dimension. I finished the card by layering. For the sentiment I only wanted the part I used, so I cut the stamp. I never mind cutting the stamps because they still lay together nicely if I want the whole thing in the future. If you don't want to cut the stamp, or it's just too close to cut without damaging it, just cover the part you don't want to stamp with a piece of paper, held by tape. Be careful to remove the paper after inking your stamp, then stamp.
Thanks for stopping by!

I used MFP stamp set "Sun & Moon".




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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Challenge Post For Sue Chaney!!

Since Sue doesn't have her own blog, she asked me to post this adorable card for her. She does make some of the best cards and this one is just perfect for the 
My incentive to post this for Sue was, according to her, "If I win, I promise to make my own blog, so you no longer have to do such things for me."  hehe...GOOD LUCK, SUE!!!! 

Here's what inspired Sue...


Here is the finished card! 

If you've never shopped at Unity Stamp Co. you don't know what you're missing!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

MFP May Blog Hop Winners!! CONGRATS!!

Congrats on your wins and thanks for following along!


Tree Scenes - Ellie L.
Birthday Animals - The Craft Princess/Janie
Pots and Vases - Carla in Utah
Tree Scene Selections - Karen Ladd

Go HERE for details.

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 264

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 264
- use this sketch -


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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


For this card I made a mask with 3 rectangles cut out. Using sponge daubers I added inks (Momentos) to create my "scenic" background. I stamped my cattails and sentiment after removing the mask. I used a scoring board to score around the edge of my main card. Then I just layered it onto black, then onto my white card base and done! Very simple and, the best part, quick!
Thanks for looking!

I used MFP stamp set "Silhouettes".




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Friday, May 29, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers MAY Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop




Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:


Featured May 26
Tree Scene

Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays

Featured May 28
Pots and Vases

Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015, right on  MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!

My card consists of a number of layers. I stamped my image 3 times on small squares, coloring it with Copic markers. I took some white ribbon and colored it with the same Copic green I used for the stamps and added it behind the top and lower tree image. The main, top, image was mounted up for dimension. I die cut a Happy Birthday and mounted that up above the main tree. I wanted one main color accent with the black and white, thus the limey green. Thanks for stopping by!

I used the new stamp set
"Tree Scene Selections"
and 
"Background Fun" 
for the sentiment.



Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)


Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!

Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers MAY Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop





Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:


Featured May 26
Tree Scene

Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays

Featured May 28
Pots and Vases

Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015, right on  MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!

I made some layers from cardstock, border punching out the 2 top layers. I stamped the pot on a separate piece of cardstock, colored it using Copic markers. Then I cut it out.  I stamped my flowers where I wanted them and colored them. I stamped a few extra flowers to color. I then cut them out and added them to a few of them to the main image for dimension. I shaped the pot so it was a bit rounded and the put mounting tape in the center and glue on the edges to attach it, giving the pot dimension as well. (It doesn't show up too well in the photo, sorry) Twine was used to make the hanging pot look. I put a bit of sparkle in the flower centers and stamped a sentiment. I added some doodle dots too...mainly to cover a spot where my marker dripped. hehe

I used the new stamp set
"Pots & Vases"
and 
"Pretty Pears"
for the flowers and sentiment.




Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)


Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!

Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops