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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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Monday, March 20, 2017

PIP Challenge 1712

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1712
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Here's my card for the challenge!
I love my Bugaboo images!! This little gal is adorable!
I colored her with Copics, adding a few freckles with a 
white gel pen, and cut her out. I took a piece
of white and die cut an oval in the middle, then I ran it
through an embossing folder. I used pop up dots to raise
the white piece over a pretty piece of floral. I attached my
little girl, with pop up dots. I cut out the sentiment and 
added some colored layers to it and popped it up as well. 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 334

Challenge 334 - tag/bookmark
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Joy Claire Stamps!
Here's my bookmark for the challenge.
I don't think this bookmark did justice to 
Joy Claire Stamps, but I am sure I'll get MANY better 
uses out of great blotchy stamp set. Perhaps my snowbirding 
here in Florida has made me VERY lazy...or just too busy at 
the beach and pool to get quality in my stamping. Anyway...I cut 
out my bookmark, with the cute little birdie at the top. I stamped 
my blotches using pastel inks, in pink, blue, and green. I dotted 
some black lines around the white edge. I attached the white to 
a piece of black, cut it out, and attached it to a piece of green. 
The multiple layers gave my bookmark some firmness. I used a 
sparkle pen over my bird, that I have colored in Copics, and 
crystal glaze over the entire bird. And that was it! 
Certainly not my greatest creation but I am anxious to work 
with these stamps again very soon...maybe when I get back 
to Wisconsin. lol

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Monday, March 13, 2017

PIP Challenge 1711

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1711
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Here's my card for the challenge!
Sometimes I just struggle and struggle with my "coloring"
and this was one of those times. This little girl is so cute
and I think I messed up her hair...but...I wasn't going to 
start over. lol. Copics were used to color the image. I added
some FSJ Glaze to her little boots.

A couple of gems for the flowers centers and putting my layers
together was all I needed to complete this card.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

PIP Challenge 1710

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1710
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Here's my card for the challenge!
What can I say??? I LOVE Newton's Nook! I always 
find it fun to create with them. Stamps are awesome. Ok,
onward, I stamped my cups, beans and sentiment first. 
I stamped my kitty on a separate piece of white. I colored
everything using Copic markers. I die cut my kitty so I could
use pop dots to mount him up. I cut the word "sip" off 
of one of the other sentiments in the set so I could add it
to my little coffee cups. I used a fine tip pen to add whisker
nubs to my kitten. There...now it's time for some COFFEE!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 332

Challenge 332 - things with wings
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Your Next Stamp!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I hadn't ever heard of Your Next Stamp before this challenge
and I've had such fun with their stamps and die cuts. This
little parrot is such a cutie, and a perfect fit for the theme,
Things With Wings. I colored my parrot with Copic markers
and went over the parrot with a sparkle pen and added
a googly eye. 
I added the sentiment and raised the bird up
with mounting tape for a bit of dimension over the pattern
paper.  Simply done. I love the bright colors!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

PIP Challenge 1709

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1709
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Here's my card for the challenge!
I used My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence, for my card.
I stamped my little image twice, once to use as a mask.
I took a circle die cut for the image and a piece of black,
for layering. Using my mask, I sponged my colors to the 
sky and water.  I picked out some coordinating cardstocks
for the layers and assembled my card, except for my image.
I needed to color her with my Copic markers first, then
added her to the top. I stamped some fish to the bottom
of my card, and one that I could cut out. I added some 
mounting tape to the back on the one little cut out fish 
and attached it to the end of the little gal's fishing line.
I added some sparkle pen over the "caught" fish to give
it a bit of POP! I stamped a few fish on the inside,
as well as the sentiment "you're a REEL expert". 
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Monday, February 20, 2017

PIP Challenge 1708

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1708
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Here's my card for the challenge!
When I enjoy an image I really love to just kind of 
spotlight it without a lot of other bling. This was one
of those images. Since I am enjoying my winter in 
Florida, the beach is my primary focus when the sun
is shining. So...here I am! Ok, I am a far cry from 
being that skinny but I am ready to play on the beach.
Copics were my coloring medium and I had to add
a sparkle to the beach ball using a glitter pen and some
lacquer for her glasses for the perfect finishing touches.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 330

Challenge 330 - say it with Words
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Winnie and Walter!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I really love my Winner and Walter stamps and die cuts 
so deciding what I wanted to do was relatively simple. 
Since "saying it with words" was the theme this week,
and since there seems to be so much political outrage 
in American, I figured KINDNESS is what's needed! So,
here it is. It "blooms in even the harshest of climate.
Perfect! I colored my cacti, or cactuses, using my Copic
markers and added some sequin flowers for the "bloom" effect. 
I tore my kraft colored cardstock and sponged some brown on
the edges. The top piece is raised using mounting tape. I 
sponged the sun using a bright yellow and a dauber. 
The card was completed after a few simple layers.

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Winner & Walter
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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Card For A Challenge or More...

This card is entered in:
Cards and More #177 pets and other furry friends
Artbymiran Challenge #77 anything goes

Here's my card
I made 12 of this card, different little critters, all from 
Fun Stampers Journey for my daughter, Amber. She
is sending them to children at a local Children's Hospital.
I can't remember what stamps the tree and the sentiment
are from...what can I say? I'm on vacation in Florida and
I seem to have left my brain at home. I colored the
images using my Copics and raised the fox for 
dimension. A very simple card but I am sure the kids
will enjoy receiving them! Thanks for stopping by and 
consider following my blog and join in with us at 
They are always Anything Goes!

Monday, February 6, 2017

PIP Challenge 1706

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1706
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Here's my card for the challenge!
Sometimes I find some images just too cute for words,
and these little Flamingos are CUTE!! First I colored
them with my Copic markers and then tried to think
what to do next...hmmm...if I could only find just the
right pattern cardstock...DONE! Then I thought it
needed something, some kind of "pop". Ok, ribbon.
Ribbon is good, but it still needed something, so I 
found an embellishment with just the perfect colors.
Ah, there, done...no, wait, it still needs something,
so I found a fun sentiment from Paper Smooches
that made me smile with these winter Flamingos and
no, I wasn't finished yet. EYES! They needed googly
eyes!! I think those eyes completed this fun card!
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I am also entering this card in the following
challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #268 - 269

Monday, January 30, 2017

PIP Challenge 1705

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1705
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THIS 5th Monday of the month has the theme
"Celebrate" 
so let's do that!!
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Here's my card for the challenge!

I loved this image but the balloon kind of scared me since
I generally mess them up. lol.. This balloon didn't 
disappoint me. I think my Copic markers worked a bit
of magic. Of course the FSJ Glaze helped it look more
real! I used a glossy piece of red cardstock to accent the
shine of the balloon. A tiny tag "celebrate" added to the
balloon string and a pretty bow finished this card. 
Sami Stamps was the sponsor of this challenge and 
her adorable image is so cute I loved making this card. 

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Monday, January 23, 2017

PIP Challenge 1704

Starts Today
Head on over and join in! Great prizes and 
See what the talented DT has to share!
Talented gals, indeed!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 326

Challenge 326 - my favorite medium

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps!
Here's my card for the challenge.
My favorite medium always seems to be Copic Markers.
They are so versatile and easy to work with. Coloring
this cute (?) couple, from Bugaboo Stamps, was fun.
Yep, this will be my anniversary card in August (If I can
remember where I save it! LOL) Good thing I married
a man with a wonderful sense of humor! hehe. Sadly,
they even look like us, sort of. I'm blonde and my man
is bald. We're quite a pair...for the past 44 years. 
Mainly, for this card, I colored the image and added
the layers, including one embossed layer, and raised
up the sentiment. I added some glaze to their glasses
and that was the finishing touch.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP Challenges 1703

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1703
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Here's my card for the challenge!
Bugaboo Images are so cute and fun to color and this was no
exception. Again, my card is multiple layers with the main
image colored with my Copic markers. I added a bit of my 
sparkle pen to the wings of the dragonfly and I used my FSJ 
Glaze on the "U Rock" to make it POP! 
I had a couple of flowers that matched perfectly so they 
needed to be added. It was a simple card and I think
it turned out ok. You have to love Bugaboo Stamps
They are just so cute!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas Cards 2016

This year was a fabulous year for receiving some 
amazingly awesome cards from friends!! It took me 
a while to take the pics and save them on my computer 
so I could share them and HERE THEY ARE, in 
no particular order. Thanks gals!!

Sue Beranek

Heidi Nell

Penny Yoder

Linda Clark

Judy Meyers

Bridget Collins

Gerri Morgan

Terri Winske

Sue Chaney

Nancy Klessig

Leslie Baker

Paula Waldeck
(my sweet niece!)

Aren't they all SUPER!! They sure made 
my CHRISTmas a joy! Nothing like 
homemade cards from wonderful friends!