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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 25, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 26 - Color Challenge

MFP Stamps Challenge 26
Color is WHITE
 Remember you can use black and a small amount of one other color
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 white on white and this couldn't get much easier.
I ran a layer of white through an embossing folder and
layered that on black. I always love how the black makes
the white, or colors, pop! I added some white (yes, it is
white, not pink like it seems. lol) ribbon. I stamped
my camellia and colored it using Copics. I used some
light grays and a very light green. I raised the flower
using mounting tape and DONE!
Join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp set

"Camellia"
"Great Flowers"



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Friday, June 24, 2016

MFP JUNE Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JUNE
The Great Outdoors
 BLOG HOP



Join us each day, June 21 - 24th, for  
some outdoor fun!! 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 June 24th
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
Outdoor themed 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 
June 24th. The winners will be announced 
on July 9th 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, July 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
This was another very simple card. Not sure I need to comment
much on it. Typically, I colored it using my Copic markers.
I did cut out my flamingo and raised it up. Nothing like good
ol' mounting tape. lol Thanks for swinging by for a visit.
Please continue on and visit all our Blog Hoppers.

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

"I Need A Vacation"



Here's the Design Team
Gail
   Lois  
   Marilynn
You are here --->Pam
MFP Stamp Shop 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the great outdoors. Get to work on the tutorials,
show us what you made by July 8th and check back on 
July 9th, 2016 to see if you won!



Thursday, June 23, 2016

MFP JUNE Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JUNE
The Great Outdoors
 BLOG HOP



Join us each day, June 21 - 24th, for  
some outdoor fun!! 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 June 24th
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
Outdoor themed 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 
June 24th. The winners will be announced 
on July 9th 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, July 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
This stamp set was lots of fun because it allowed me
to create my own layout. It took me a couple of tries
to get the right look I desired but I am happy with how
it turned out. I stamped everything in black and used
my Copics to add color. Once I had the desired effect,
I created my layout for the completion of the card.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

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

"Mountain Selections"



Here's the Design Team
Gail
   Lois  
   Marilynn
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the great outdoors. Get to work on the tutorials,
show us what you made by July 8th and check back on 
July 9th, 2016 to see if you won!



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MFP JUNE Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JUNE
The Great Outdoors
 BLOG HOP



Join us each day, June 21 - 24th, for  
some outdoor fun!! 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 June 24th
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
Outdoor themed 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 
June 24th. The winners will be announced 
on July 9th 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, July 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
June 24- Scrapbook Layout by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
For this card I created my grilling tools background by
stamping them in gray. I stamped the grill, colored it using
Copic markers, and cutting it out. I attached it using mounting
tape. I stamped my sentiment and layered it, and the rest
of the card, using black cardstock. Once the card was put
together I used FSJ Glaze to shine up my grill!
Thanks for stopping by and please get out and
enjoy the blog hop!

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

"Tailgate Party"



Here's the Design Team
Gail
   Lois  
   Marilynn
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the great outdoors. Get to work on the tutorials,
show us what you made by July 8th and check back on 
July 9th, 2016 to see if you won!






Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 299

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 299
-Distressing -


I will admit that I haven't "distressed" any of my cards
for quite awhile. I did have a little "tool" made just
for roughing up edges. Sadly, it doesn't show up very
well on my card. Even zooming in doesn't show the
effect. Oh well. lol.
Another thing that didn't show up in my pic was the 
fact that I added an extra wing to the butterfly to 
give the appearance of flight. Again, Oh well. hehe
I did enjoy the great digis from MHK Designs and 
I am sure that you will find something perfect for
your own card making pleasure.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank MHK Designs for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful digis! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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


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MFP JUNE Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
JUNE
The Great Outdoors
 BLOG HOP



Join us each day, June 21 - 24th, for  
some outdoor fun!! 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 June 24th
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
Outdoor themed 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 
June 24th. The winners will be announced 
on July 9th 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, July 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
June 24- Scrapbook Layout by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1
Summer sure does make me think about the great
outdoors and that makes me happy. I took my rainy day
and prepared for this blog hop. This card was started
by picking out my pattern background paper first.
I do things backwards sometimes. Once I found
the fun paper I chose my MFP stamp set. I stamped
my images and colored them using Copic markers.
Then I cut my hills out of brown cardstock, running
one of the pieces through an embossing folder. I stamped
my sentiment and pieced the card together, using
mounting tape to raise up my moose for a bit of
dimension. I love this stamp set and had fun creating
this card. Hope you enjoy hopping along with
all of us on the design team!

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

"In Tents"
"Friends"




Here's the Design Team
Gail
   Lois  
   Marilynn
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the great outdoors. Get to work on the tutorials,
show us what you made by July 8th and check back on 
July 9th, 2016 to see if you won!





Saturday, June 18, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 25 - Follow Different Card Tutorial

MFP Stamps Challenge 25
Different Card - follow TUTORIAL
(Twisted Easel Card)
tutorial with additional directions
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 BOTH of the tutorials. I felt I needed
additional info and by using both I got the help
I needed. :-) I picked out my cardstock and THEN
I chose the stamp set I wanted to use. Yep, a tad
backwards but it worked for this card. I stamped
my images and colored them with Copic markers
and cut them out. I added googly eyes for my
cute little frog. He is raised, with mounting tape,
and works great for my "stopper".  I also raised
my umbrella so it could be placed over the
sentiments a bit. Thanks for stopping by. Now head
on over and join in the challenge!!

I used MFP stamp set

"Rain Clouds"


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 24- Follow Tech. Tutorial

MFP Stamps Challenge 24
Technique Challenge Grid Stamping - use 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!
I simply followed the tutorial and used Copic markers.
A few paper layers, some gems and Boom! Finished!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in
the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp set

"Pretty Pears"


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 297

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 297
-Man's World -
First of all I printed out my cute little Jake.
I cut him out, leaving him attached to the
lower part of the cardstock. I then took a piece
of green and cut it like a slopping hill and ran it
through an embossing folder for some great
texture. Once I colored my image, using Copic
markers, I die cut out some clouds. I glued the
green "hill" to blue, then the image piece to the
green, with mounting tape behind Jake, to raise
him a bit. I had printed out two of the images and I
colored the hat of the second and cut it out and
mounted it up on my main image for some fun
dimension. I added the clouds and the "Howdy"
sentiment (MFP).  Robyn has so many darling
digis and I had fun with this one! Thanks for
stopping by!
Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful digis! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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


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Saturday, June 4, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 23 - CAS theme: Beach

MFP Stamps Challenge 23
CAS Theme - Beach
(CAS=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 have really come to LOVE the CAS cards.
This was very simple, aka EASY, and it turned 
out nice. :)  Better yet, I think it can be used 
for guys or gals. I started with the main card
back. I then cut another piece, a 1/4" smaller,
and ran that through an embossing folder for
some great texture. Then I cut a piece a 1/4"
smaller than that one and that is the piece I
stamped my image and sentiment on. I used
Copic markers to color and just took my black
pen and dotted around the edge to add some
dimension. I love the sentiment!! 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in

I used MFP stamp set

"Silly Shells"


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Birthday and Get Well Cards from AWESOME friends!!

I just really want my friends to know how awesome it was
for Greg and I do be able to open these amazing 
homemade cards! We have such talented friends!!

First up, Gerri Morgan's cards! LOVE THEM!
VERY creative!! You rocked it, Gerri!



Next are Judy Meyers fantastic
creations! Ah, such inspiration!! 
I "HEART" these too!!



This was a Thank You card from my
Stamping Guru buddy, Sue Chaney!
She always has such great detailing!
BIG HEART!


And these amazing cards are by
Terri Winske! Winners!! Both
cards are awesome!! What's 
not to LOVE!!!



Sue Beranek, my Stampin'Up rep. 
and sweet friend, created these 
fabulous cards for our birthdays.
Love them and her!!




Heidi Nell remembered my birthday,
even after I missed her's. I LOVE what
she did using Fun Stampers Journey
stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out
all the talented people right here in WI!
Thanks to all of these fantastic friends!!








Saturday, May 28, 2016

MFP Stamps COLOR Challenge 22

MFP Stamps Challenge 22
Color Challenge - Turquoise
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 took a piece of glossy white cardstock 
and a beautiful die cut of butterflies. I then
took a turquoise piece of Vellum and white 
embossed my sentiment onto it. I glued
the glossy die cut piece to a pretty turquoise
cardstock and attached the vellum to it 
using some white brads. I stamped my
butterfly in an ink matching my turquoise 
cardstock and added clear embossing powered
to it to give it a nice raised look.

I used MFP stamp set

"Birthday Mini"


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