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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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Saturday, October 1, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 40

MFP Stamps Challenge 40
(Oct. 1 - Oct. 7)
                             1. Saturday Challenge
                             2. Anything Goes Challenge
                             3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

1. Saturday Challenge is a
***CAS***
Birds
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!

Again, CAS is SIMPLE! I embossed the bottom edge of
the card, stamped my image in red ink and the 
sentiment in black. Put together my couple of layers
and that is it. Very Easy Peasy!!

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

I used MFP stamp sets
"Tweet Blessings"

Challenge closes on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

MFP September Blog Hop Final Day 4

Welcome to MFP 
September Blog Hop
Final Day 4
Trick or Treat
Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
There will be prizes given for commenting
and for doing the tutorials. Each winner
will be chosen by Random.Org.
Large stamp set for commenting.
Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial, 
and everyone doing the tutorials will 
earn a Tutorial Badge. 
Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Sept. 27 - 30, for some 
Trick or Treating Fun!
Prize for Commenting is
"Witchie"

(sample ideas can be found in MFP Galleries)

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Each day of the blog I am featuring one of the
cutest Halloween stamps set ever,
"What A Scream"


Here is my card for DAY 4!
This is somewhat of a CAS card and the 
little candy corn images are just too cute!!
I stamped two of them on my main piece of
of white and I stamped a third one to color
and cut out. I stamped the sentiment and 
added the third candy, raising it up with 
a pop dot. I wanted orange as one of the 
layers to make the candy pop!!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the
hop and consider following my blog!

You still have until 3pm CT, today, Sept. 30th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
tomorrow, Sat. Oct. 1st.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES

FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
             1. Test Tube Treat Holders by Lois
 2. Pop Up Card by MariLynn

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"VROOM"
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by today, Sept. 30, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go back to MFP Stamp Shop Blog
on Oct.1st to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?
Click HERE

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MFP September Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to MFP 
September Blog Hop
Day 3
Trick or Treat

Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
There will be prizes given for commenting
and for doing the tutorials. Each winner
will be chosen by Random.Org.
Large stamp set for commenting.
Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial, 
and everyone doing the tutorials will 
earn a Tutorial Badge. 
Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Sept. 27 - 30, for some 
Trick or Treating Fun!
Prize for Commenting is
"Witchie"

Each day of the blog I am featuring one of the
cutest Halloween stamps set ever,
"What A Scream"


Here is my card for DAY 3!
I ran half of my white cardstock through a 
wood-like embossing folder and sponged a 
brown ink over the embossed portion. I then
masked a circle for my moon and used daubers to
sponge some yellow and navy inks to create my
sky. I took up my mask and sponged more 
yellow to make my moon complete. I stamped
and colored my kitty and cut it out. I took a 
thin strip of black paper and glued it to the top
of the fence. I added a twine bow and attached
the cat using mounting tape to raise it up for
added dimension.  Stamping a few Boos were 
the finishing touches. I got my layers together
and Boom, finished!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the
hop and consider following my blog!

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Sept. 30th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Oct. 1st.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES

FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
             1. Test Tube Treat Holders by Lois
 2. Pop Up Card by MariLynn

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"VROOM"
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by Sept. 30, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go back to MFP Stamp Shop Blog
on Oct.1st to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?

Click HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MFP September Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to MFP 
September Blog Hop
Day 2
Trick or Treat
Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
There will be prizes given for commenting
and for doing the tutorials. Each winner
will be chosen by Random.Org.
Large stamp set for commenting.
Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial, 
and everyone doing the tutorials will 
earn a Tutorial Badge. 
Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Sept. 27 - 30, for some 
Trick or Treating Fun!
Prize for Commenting is
"Witchie"


Each day of the blog I am featuring one of the
cutest Halloween stamps set ever,
"What A Scream"


Here is my card for DAY 2!
I started out by embossing a piece of orange cardstock.
I took a matching Copic orange and colored a few
of the raised pumpkins. I colored my stamped image
using my Copics and cut it out. I used mounting tape
to attach it to the card. I die cut a word bubble and
added my sentiment to complete the card. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the
hop and consider following my blog!

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Sept. 30th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Oct. 1st.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES

FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
             1. Test Tube Treat Holders by Lois
 2. Pop Up Card by MariLynn

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"VROOM"
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Bonnie
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by Sept. 30, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go back to MFP Stamp Shop Blog
on Oct.1st to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?

Click HERE

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 313

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 313
-Fall Feathers-

Here's my card for the challenge!

I just LOVE this little image. 
I enjoyed making this card because Fall cards are my 
faves and I love birds, and this little guy is no exception!! 
I colored the image using Copics and I added some 
Copic Blending Solution to a terry cloth rag and pressed
it down on my acorn to give the acorn some texture.
I die cut my leaves out of pattern papers. I sponged
some brown inks around their edges and the edges 
of my card layers. I embossed the main cardfront, 
sponging a bit of brown ink on the raised edges. 
I raised a couple of the leaves, using mounting tape.
I used some brown twine to wrap around the card,
adding a leaf charm to the knot. I fussy cut out my
colored image. I added mounting tape to the back of 
the acorn, the bird I cut off separately. I then added
double mounting tape to the bird, to raise him up
higher. I added some feathers to the back of him 
placed him on the acorn. I used some FSJ Glaze for 
his eyes...just needed a bit of sparkle there. lol
Thanks for coming by! Consider following my blog
before you head out  to visit our sponsor's website.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
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