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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, 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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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 273


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 273
- snowflakes -

Here's my card for the design team.
This digital image is so stinkin' cute! After I colored the 
images, using Copic Markers, I cut them out. I embossed
the great treeline and snowy scene for my background.
I tore a piece of CS, adding some Stickles for sparkle to
the "snow". I glued down my snowman and raised the
 torn snow piece, using mounting tape. Then I raised the 
cutesy little girl and stamped Merry Christmas to finish!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is


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

I'm also entering this card in
(Anything Goes)

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 291

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 291
- Monochromatic RED -

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 never mind doing Mono colored cards because it takes 
the guess work out of what to use. lol So this challenge
is all about the REDs!! First of all I took a piece of white
CS and placed it in an embossing folder, inked with a red 
ink, to get my main background. I sponged some red on 
the edges. I mounted it on a red and a gold. I stamped 
the ornament, in, yes, red, and added some red dots and 
a Merry Christmas. Using a gold marker I colored the 
ornament holder and a gold leafing pen to edge the white.
Add a pretty ribbon and some rhinestones and DONE!


I used MFP stamp set "Tis The Season Mini".




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Saturday, November 28, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 290

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 290
- simple grid -
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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


For this card...yep, I followed the tutorial. lol
I stamped my frog and colored him using my Copic 
markers. I stamped the sentiment and assembled the 
card. Of course I needed to add a couple of googly eyes 
to my frog and finished. 

I used MFP stamp set "Tree Frogs"





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Friday, November 27, 2015

MFP Nov. Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The Celebration
Blog Hop

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME 
CELEBRATING. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND 
DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR 
LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S 
BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR 
TUTORIALS. YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO 
ADD YOUR PROJECT TO THE NOV. 27TH 
POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO 
EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Child 
related STAMP SETS Just comment on the following 
blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more 
chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment 
on 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 Dec. 12, 2015 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. 
(HINT: The more you comment the more chances 
you have to win. And comments on the 
MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
For this card I took my pattern paper and cut it
in half and used a border punch. I laid the pieces
down where they need to be so I could add
my sentiment. I then raised the pattern pieces
up, using mounting tape. Once the butterfly
was stamped and colored, using Copic Markers,
I mounted it up and curled the wings a tad.
Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used "Hello Butterfly" 
and
"Spring Sayings Mini"
Here's the Design Team. 
(Stop and comment at each)
You are here --->Pam



Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. 
We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  
Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made 
by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MFP Nov. Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The Celebration
Blog Hop

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME 
CELEBRATING. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND 
DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR 
LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S 
BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR 
TUTORIALS. YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO 
ADD YOUR PROJECT TO THE NOV. 27TH 
POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO 
EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Child 
related STAMP SETS Just comment on the following 
blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more 
chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment 
on 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 Dec. 12, 2015 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. 
(HINT: The more you comment the more chances 
you have to win. And comments on the 
MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
I stamped the image on a piece of white using daubers
to add some grey to the sky and brown to the ground and
I edged black all the way around. Copic Markers were used to color the rest of the image. I wrapped some black twine around it a few times and raised the image using
mounting tape. Add a black button and twine and you
have a great guy card! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used "Hello Trucks" 
and
"Birthday Mini"

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam



Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. 
We hope to inspire you to start your own Celebrations.  
Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by 
Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MFP Nov. Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The Celebration
Blog Hop

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME 
CELEBRATING. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND 
DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR 
LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S 
BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR 
TUTORIALS. YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO 
ADD YOUR PROJECT TO THE NOV. 27TH 
POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO 
EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Child 
related STAMP SETS Just comment on the following 
blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more 
chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment 
on 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 Dec. 12, 2015 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. 
(HINT: The more you comment the more chances 
you have to win. And comments on the 
MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
I designed this card for my niece's new baby boy!
I cut my layers, embossing the tan piece AFTER
I stamped the sentiment "Celebrate!". I cut the 
piece for my "bag" out of a matching designer
paper, attaching some tissue paper along the top. 
I found a perfect ribbon to make my bag's handle.
The bag is raised using mounting tape just along
the very edge of the bag, not the top. The bag
should be open so you can insert a Gift Card
or check. Obviously my gift card is not real. lol
I mounted up the Boy tag, adding some matching
ribbon. Another simple but fun type of card!
Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used "Bundle of Joy" 
and
"Birthday Mini"

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam




Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to 
start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MFP Nov. Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The Celebration
Blog Hop

JOIN US EACH DAY, Nov. 24-27 FOR SOME 
CELEBRATING. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND 
DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR 
LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S 
BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR 
TUTORIALS. YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO 
ADD YOUR PROJECT TO THE NOV. 27TH 
POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO 
EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Child 
related STAMP SETS Just comment on the following 
blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more 
chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment 
on 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 Dec. 12, 2015 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. 
(HINT: The more you comment the more chances 
you have to win. And comments on the 
MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1
This was a super easy card and it's one of those that
looks very nice and clean. The dress is paper pieced
to match the pattern piece through the middle. I did
score an 1/8 inch around the dress. A piece of twine
was wrapped around the layered sentiment and 
raised up with mounting tape. An easy peasy card!
Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used "Vintage Fashion" 

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Celebrating. We hope to inspire you to 
start your own Celebrations.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Dec. 11 and check back on Dec. 12, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 


Saturday, November 21, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 289

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 289
Stamp flowers on vellum, emboss with white EP, color on back side, cut out and add to card front. -

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 stamped my poinsettias, using VersaMark, on vellum
and embossed in white. Using Copic markers I colored
on the back side. Once I cut them out I attached the
flowers to my pattern paper. A few brads were added
to the corners and then put on my white cardfront.
I stamped Noel three times to finish the card.
Thanks for popping in!


I used MFP stamp set "Poinsettia Blooms"




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Saturday, November 14, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 288

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 288
Stamp a background either with a background stamp or a smaller stamp with Versa Mark and emboss with Clear EP on colored card stock. -

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 a VersaMark pad and stamps my tree
background and clear embossed it. I stamped my cutie
moose, colored it using Copic markers and cut him out.
I assembled my card, adding some wrapped brown twine.
My moose was mounted up using some mounting tape.
Stamped sentiment and DONE!
Thanks for stopping by!

I used MFP stamp set "In Tents".





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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 270


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 270
- Thank You -

Here's my card for the design team.

I used Deedee's Autumn Blessings to create this
card. I printed the wreath, large, to make my
background. I colored it using my Copic markers.
Then I attached a piece of vellum, using leaf brads.
I used a green cardstock for my layering color.
I wrapped twine around the pieces and glued it
onto my main card piece. I then colored my other
image, adding some rhinestones to the flower. 
Once cut out I used mounting tape to raise the
image, adding the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment,
and some more rhinestones and more 
mounting tape. I think the muted wreath is a
good look. Thanks for stopping by!


Our sponsor for this challenge is



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


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Saturday, November 7, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 287

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 287
- follow these 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!

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


Following the directions didn't work out for me
the first time I gave them a shot. I followed them as
directed but results weren't to my liking. First of all it
seemed that my sponged colors should be a bit more to
the dark side, as in my card now. Also I got much better
results by misting the water right on my brass/metal
stencil and then placing it directly on my prepared
cardstock instead of laying the stencil on card then
misting. I would suggest trying some different ways
before preparing your actual card. 

I used MFP stamp set "Flamingos On Vacation"




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Friday, November 6, 2015

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 8

I'm entering this card in 
This is an Anything Goes challenge, so, this certainly
is an anything goes. lol

I used Deedee's Digis "Dad's Day Off". 
This card was made for my Pastor, who suffers with
migraines. I just wanted to remind him that REST
is important. I guess I'll pray for him, as well as
sending him a card. lol
I took the digi sentiment Rest Up and made my 
background paper.  I tried to color the cute little
Corgi like my Pastor's Corgi, Pepe. I used Copics
for my colors and cut out the images and mounted
them up using some mounting tape. Pretty basic,
but it is for a GUY! lol Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

EXCITED!!

I'm soooo excited to be chosen to be a part
of Deedee's Digis design team. I'll be surrounded
by wonderful talent and fantastic digis! 
Check out Deedee's challenges Here!


Now I need to start creating and sharing
cards featuring these great digis!
Shop at Deedee's Digis HERE!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 286

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 286
- Monochromatic layered stamping -

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.

I picked out the main color I wanted to work with and then began
the process of creating. I took a white piece and stamped a
background in the lightest shade. I used the same stamp, and going
in the opposite direction, stamped using a darker shade of the same
color. On a separate piece of white I stamped my main image in
the darkest ink color. Using that same ink I also stamped the
sentiment, added some pearls, yes, they are a very dark red,
and finished! Easy Peasy! Thanks for looking!!

I used MFP stamp set "Christmas Cardinals".





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