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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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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Challenge 99

May 28th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 99 - Card Stock only

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!


For details on this card and past challenge cards, click HERE!

Birthday Cards

Cards from Sue Chaney!! One for Greg and one for ME!! Thanks, Susy Q!! I always LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!



Greg's card from Gerri Morgan! Love it! Sorry about the lousy "crop" job. I have your card on display and took photo from there. :-) Lot of detail in the card and it is great...AND, if I got one from Miss Gerri I can't find it and don't remember it....hmmmmm. I'll have to talk with her. hahaha


These GORGEOUS cards are from a dear friend, Patti Raine, who is a photographer...OBVIOUSLY...Her work is fabulous!!! Her work can be found at Fine Art America.


And...Miss Bird Lady...I LOVED having you, Ethan, and Ron over the other day and really LOVE the card you gave me!! It does make me SMILE!! hehe Thanks!!


Thanks everyone! You made my day very special, but you all do that for me every day!! Hugs and love!!! AND if I round up any others I've forgotten to post I will be sure to post them when they are found. lol

Mark's Finest Paper Simple Salutations Challenge 98

Here was my MFP Simple Salutations Designer Challenge Card- Punches/Die Cuts, for last week...apparently I never posted it. DUH. lol

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Sketch With A Twist Challenge 100

MFP SWAT Challenge 100 for Mark's Finest Papers is starting! Head over and JOIN IN the fun and prizes!!

Here's my card for MFP SWAT 100 design team.


Check out the prior challenges and details on this card HERE!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stamp Time for May

Here are the cards we are making at Stamp Time this month. I think they will be fun and I always look forward to the different variations of my design. Everyone is so talented. I love sharing the ideas I learn from others. Anyway, here they are!


This last card, I call a Peek-a-boo Card because when you open it the flower disappears and the sentiment slides into the window. Kind of fun!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers May Blog Hop


Join the Blog Hop now!!

Check out the NEW releases for May!! Awesome!!


Featured May 13
Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

Featured May 15
Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May 16
Bearded Iris

Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations 97 Challenge

Now's the time to JOIN IN on the fun over at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 97!! Here's my sample for the challenge.


Check out prior challenge cards and more details on this card HERE!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Sketch With A Twist Challenge 98

MFP SWAT Challenge 98 for Mark's Finest Papers is starting! Head over and JOIN IN the fun and prizes!!

Here's my card for MFP SWAT 98 design team.


Check out the prior challenges and details on this card HERE!

Yesterday Was A Great Card Day!

Not only did I get a card from Claire Easson, in Scotland, but I got an amazing "thank you" card from Sue Chaney, one of my very favorite card makers ever!! Sue's coloring and detail on her cards are always perfect!! Thanks, Susy Q!! LOVE IT!!

My First Birthday Card, for 2014...FROM CLAIRE EASSON!!!

I saw the envelope yesterday and I realized that I was getting a card from Claire Easson, from Scotland!! Yes, I was excited because her cards are ALWAYS so very lovely and I don't get one very often, so YAY FOR ME!! AND, yes, it's gorgeous!! Thanks, Claire, I love it!!


Her coloring is sooooo beautiful!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mark's Finest Stamps Simple Salutations Challenge 96

Now's the time to JOIN IN on the fun over at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 96!! Here's my sample for the challenge.


Check out prior challenge cards and more details on this card HERE!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Sketch With A Twist Challenge 97

MFP SWAT Challenge 97 for Mark's Finest Papers is starting! Head over and JOIN IN the fun and prizes!! Check out the prior challenges and details on this card HERE!

Here's my card for MFP SWAT 97 design team.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

With Sympathy

Yesterday a dear lady and friend died and went to meet her Savior after a short battle with a fast moving cancer. Sandy was my church's small group leader for ALL of our Recovery small groups and a mentor for many. Though her smile and spirit have left this world I know that Heaven has gained a wonderful addition and her smile and spirit lives on!


Here is the card I made for her.