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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, February 6, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 6

MFP Stamps Challenge 6
CAS Theme - hearts
(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!
My Clean and Simple card is mainly white. As if
you couldn't tell. lol  First of all I masked my card,
leaving just a small part of my main front showing.
Using daubers I added 3 different inks in shades 
of reds and pinks. After I removed my masks, I 
stamped the key and sentiment in black and made 
my layers to complete the card.

I used MFP stamp set
"Keys"


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Addicted To CAS Challenge 80

(RED)

Here's my VERY simple card to the challenge.

This card was made for my niece, who happens
to have it on Valentine's Day. I'm pretty sure
this doesn't need much in the way of directions.
***smile***
Stamps used are from:
My way of keeping busy in Florida on gloomy
days...ah...heavenly!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 279



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 279
- piece it together (paper piecing) -

Here's my card for the design team.

I want to thank Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring this challenge.
Well, this was new to me...paper piecing digital stamps. I had
no idea how to do it, soooo, I experimented and this is what I
did. I printed my image twice. I cut out the heart, that is what
I paper pieced, and traced it on my pattern paper and cut it
out. Once I colored my main image, using Copic markers,
I then glued the pattern piece to it. I think it worked nicely.
I added a dotted edge around the image and stamped "happy"
in the heart. I used some lacquer for bear's noses. :-)
I used a dotted ribbon and matching colored threads for a 
bow and stamped "valentine's day" and put my
card together and that was it!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is

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


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 5

MFP Stamps Challenge 5
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!

Using ivory cardstock and my newest favorite die
cut and embossed it with Swiss dots. I stamped my 
flowers and sentiment in black and colors the flowers, 
using Copic markers, in soft pastel colors. I stamped
the butterfly in black and colored it the same as the 
flowers. I raised up the embossed piece using mounting
tape. Then I did the same for the butterfly.  That's it!

I used MFP stamp set

"Lots of Words"


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Friday, January 29, 2016

MFP January Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  

 
Island Life

Silly Shells

Flamingos on Vacation

Join us each day, Jan. 26-29, for some 
sand castle shell-finding 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 Jan. 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
beach 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 Feb. 13. 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, Feb. 12th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
After 3 days of thinking about the beach, I was getting 
brain dead...yes, I do have a brain. HA! So with this one
I wanted to use the shell stamps but wasn't sure how 
color them...sooooo, I opted to paper piece the shells.
I like how they turned out, no doubt way better than
if I tried coloring them. lol.  I took some Kraft paper 
and tore and inked the edges for my sandy dunes. Prior
to placing them on my card I picked out my horizon for
my water and inked that in, using a mask. I placed my
shells, raising up 2 or 3 of them for dimension. Once 
the sentiment was stamped I layered the card to
 the main card and finished!!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used 
"Silly Shells" (see above)

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 Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you won!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

MFP January Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  

 
Island Life

Silly Shells

Flamingos on Vacation


Join us each day, Jan. 26-29, for some 
sand castle shell-finding 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 Jan. 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
beach 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 Feb. 13. 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, Feb. 12th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged
my sky, using a mask for my sun, and blue for 
the ocean. I added a variety of reds, yellows and
oranges for the sunset colors. Then I stamped
my image and sentiment in black. Taking my 
Copics I colored the boat and land. I used
black for my laying to bring out the colors of 
my image. I took a coordinating piece of CS
and embossed it with nautical folders and added
some twine and starfish charms.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used 
"Island Life" 


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 Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you won!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MFP January Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  

 
Island Life

Silly Shells

Flamingos on Vacation


Join us each day, Jan. 26-29, for some 
sand castle shell-finding 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 Jan. 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
beach 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 Feb. 13. 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, Feb. 12th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
I started with a Kraft colored cardstock for my main
card. I edged it using a sponge and a coordinating
ink. I took white cardstock and stamped the waves,
using the zig-zag stamp, in different blue inks. Taking
a piece of the Kraft I tore my sand dune and sponged
some matching ink and stamped my sentiment in
a blue ink, from my waves. For the palm tree I applied
the green ink directly to the leaves  of the stamp
and a brown ink to the trunk, then stamped and
cut it out. I put my layers together, adding a nice blue
to the help the waves "POP"!  I took a dauber and
created my sun and put some blue to the sky as well.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used 
"Flamingos On Vacation" (seen above)
and
" Silly Shells" (seen above)

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 Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you won!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MFP Jan. 2016 Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  

 
Island Life

Silly Shells

Flamingos on Vacation


Join us each day, Jan. 26-29, for some 
sand castle shell-finding 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 Jan. 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
beach 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 Feb. 13. 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, Feb. 12th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1
I inadvertently deleted this prior post...YIKES! So I am
reposting this one. Thanks to all that have previously
commented. UGH! I am not going through the directions
again, except to say I used the Gate Card Tutorial!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used 
"Sand Dollar Mini" 

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 Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to s

Saturday, January 23, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 4

MFP Stamps Challenge 4
Color Challenge - Blue

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 used a new die cut for my blue piece of cardstock. I 
like the layout of it. I then embossed a piece of white 
for my background. The layering turned out really nice.
I stamped a snowflake in a coordinating blue ink. Using
the same ink I stamped the sentiment. Adding a pretty
snowflake embellishment and that was it. 

I used MFP stamp set

"Snowflakes"


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 277



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 277
- under the weather/get well -

Here's my card for the design team.

I want to thank Crafty Girl Creations 
for sponsoring this challenge.
I began by coloring my images, using Copic markers.
I colored two of the yellow balloon so I could cut it out
 raise it up using mounting tape later. I sponged some 
blue ink to the sky and added a green scrap to make 
my green hill. I created my sentiment in Microsoft 
Word and die cut it out and edged with a Copic marker.
Then it was just a matter of layering and raising up my
extra balloon. Naturally I added some gem for bling
and...
Finished! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is

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


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 3

MFP Stamps Challenge 3
Different Card - Gate Fold Card
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 just followed the tutorial and that made this card 
super easy. I stamped my hummingbird in black then
colored it using Copic markers and completed the 
card according to the tutorial. Boom! Done!

I used MFP stamp set

"Oriental Joy"


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 2

MFP Stamps Challenge 2
Technique Week - 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 just followed the tutorial for stamping with acrylic
blocks and everything else was simple! Stamped my 
lighthouse in black and cut out and raised it up using
mounting tape and placed it on top of the black ribbon. 
Stamped sentiment and that was it.  
Here is another card I made using the same technique.


I used MFP stamp set

"Lighthouses"


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 275



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 275
- winter wonderland

Here's my card for the design team.

I want to thank My Grafico for sponsoring this challenge. 
I used white on white layering except for the pretty 
sparkle cardstock layer. I embossed one of the white 
layers and die cut the perforations for my snow "hills" 
to the main card from piece of white.  I colored the
sweet images using my Copics and sparkle gel pens for a 
bit of glitz. I cut the images out and, using mounting tape,
attached them to my card front. I sponged a bit of color
to the sky. My sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is

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


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Saturday, January 2, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 1

MFP Stamps Challenge 1
CAS Theme - SNOW
(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!


Well, this is certainly SIMPLE and it appears pretty
CLEAN so I guess I'm good to go. lol. I used my
snowflake embossing folder for the main layer,
and layered it on a pretty silver, sparkle CS. I stamped
my sentiment, using a metallic silver ink and then
added clear embossing powder and heat set it.
Yup...that's it! 

I used MFP stamp set

"BRRRR"


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 294

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 294
- Monochromatic Blue -

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 wanted to keep this card very simple because I 
want to use it for a masculine birthday. Can't add
too much embellishing on a guy's card, or so I've
been told. (Thank you, sweet hubby) lol  For this
I just picked out the blues I wanted to use for my 
CS and inks. I sponged color to a piece of ivory 
CS, making an ocean setting, of sorts. I then added
my lighthouse. Easy peasy. I made a tag and  added
some sponged color to complete it then added 
mounting tape to raise it up. That's it! TFL!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Lighthouses"


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 293

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 293
- Monochromatic Purple -

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 used glossy cardstock and sponged
on ink colors, in shades of purples. Then I stamped
the butterflies, using a Versamark pad and added
purple embossing power and heat set it. Because
I was using a glossy CS I stamped my sentiment
using black Stazon ink. I stamped my flowers and
colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out
and raised them up with mounting tape. Then I used
Fun Stampers Journey Glaze and added gold 
gems. I had a purple flower ribbon, or trim, that
I added for another shade of purple. Once my
layers were all completed I had my finished card!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Old Summer"

"Spring Flowers"





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Saturday, December 12, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends 292

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 292
- Monochromatic Green -

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 found it very easy to make a Christmas card using
the greens. I used a green ink in an embossing folder
to make the pine background paper. That was placed on
top of a sparkly silver then on a green snowflake
background piece. I edged the white with green
ink sponging. I used a sparkle glitter gel pen to highlight
the snow on the trees. A snowflake charm was added
in the corner for some dimension to complete the card.


I used MFP stamp set "Tis The Season" and "All Is Calm"






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