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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, July 23, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 30

MFP Stamps Challenge 30
Color is TAN
 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 was wondering if I'd like a card made mainly
of TAN but I found that I really do. I began by
running my light tan cardstock through an embossing
folder and using a tan Copic marker to color the
flowers. Then I stamped 3 flowers and colored
them using the same Copic tan marker. Once I fussy
cut them I them raised them using mounting tape.
I stamped my sentiment and added my layer
tan cardstock and put in some tan colored pearls
for the delicate touch of a soft bling.
That was it! Glad you stopped by...now...
Join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Small Flowers"
"Birthday Mini"




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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 303

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 303
-favorite embellishment -


I'm obviously not a whiz at stamping with elegant
stamps, cute stamps are my faves, but I love this rose.
Not sure I did it justice coloring it as I did but the
Copic markers are fun to use! I used my glitter pen
a lot, nothing like some sparkle. I outlined my 
sentiment with the pen too. I added a layer of 
glittery paper, a shiny silver ribbon and, naturally,
some gems for some real BLING! lol Thanks
for coming by! Be sure to visit our sponsors website.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank Power Poppy for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful products! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 29

MFP Stamps Challenge 29
No Template Rocker Card - follow 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 followed the tutorial, image that, and then I first
stamped the Background Diamonds & Flowers, in
black and used a light violet Copic marker to color
in the blank diamonds, leaving the flowers white.
I stamped my flower image and colored in with,
yes, Copic markers. lol I should be selling those
markers, I think. I made a small tag and stamped the
sentiment. After I fussy cut my flower I mounted
it, and the tag, using mounting tape. That's it.
Happy you stopped by! Take time now to
join my blog and/or follow by email.

I used MFP stamp sets

"Background Diamonds and Flowers"
"Small Flowers"
"Birthday Minis"






Saturday, July 9, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 28 - Technique Tie Die

MFP Stamps Challenge 28
Tie Die Card - follow 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!
Ok...I struggled with the effect I wanted but I
finally got something I could live with. lol. I followed
the tutorial and then stamped my leaves and
sponged the sames colors onto my leaves.
Once I cut them out I raised them up using  mounting
tape. I edged the white pieces with black ink before
adding my sentiment. A bit a black twine and DONE!
Thanks for popping by!

I used MFP stamp set

"Oh Happy Day"


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 301

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 301
- Exotic Animals -
These are the cutest little animals and worked
out nicely for this baby card. I fussy cut each
image and mounted it on embossed colored
circles. Of course I colored them using
Copic markers. If was a fun card to make.
Thanks for coming by!
Be sure to visit our sponsors website.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank My Grafico for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful products! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS themed Picnic

MFP Stamps Challenge 27
CAS Theme - Picnic
(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!
Ahhhh, I love CAS cards...for that reason!
CLEAN and SIMPLE.  I colored my images using my
Copic markers. The basket was hand cut, embossed
and sponged with some black ink. A dotted edge
and a great sentiment completed the card.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in
the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Tree Greetings"
"Hoppy Easter"


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Boy, do girls want to have fun! I just returned from
a great time, at a lovely lake, at my friend's cottage.
The fun was even boosted by the fact that two more
friends joined us for some major stamping and 
laughing good times. We all had some creative
blocks, boo boos, AND some very successful card
making. Hanging with your buds is TOPS! This
card is one of the cards I made while there.
This awesome stamp set was from Stamping Bella.
I colored it using Copic markers. A couple of my 
friends said I should raise the bow on the shoes
and add some bling. I think they gave me some great
advice! The sentiment is a quote by Marilyn Monroe.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
**Inspiration Destination  91 - Anything Goes
**Crafty Creations 318 - Anything Goes
**Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 283 - Anything Goes
**Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 112 - Girls of Summer

Thanks for stopping by!
Please join my blog before you leave! 


Some Ugly Bird Fun!

What can I say??? I just love those little 
UGLY BIRDS by Tim Holtz! So, here is my Birdie!!
Even though the paper has an almost pale pink
to it, it IS white. lol. I die cut my bird and used
Copic markers to make him a cutesy Blue bird of 
summer. I used some mounting tape to pop him up.
One great "hello" die cut, an embossed background
piece of white and that's it! 

I entered this in the following challenges:
**Addicted to CAS 91 - Fly
**Addicted to Stamps 129 - Anything Summer
**Stamplorations CAS June - Blue
**Word Art Wednesday 236-237- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! 
Please consider joining my Blog

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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