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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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This card, that I just sent to my friend, Bridget, is entered into the 
following challenge





Moving Along With The Times

I'm putting this card, that I mailed to Sue Chaney, into 


Bird Watching is my SPORT...for real!! lol


This stamp set is from My Favorite Things and was fun to color with my Copic markers. I added some clear lacquer to the lens of the binoculars. 

Challenge Card

This card is for the following challenge...




I just die cut out some circles and flowers. I stamped the leaves on white cardstock and placed behind the raise pattern paper. I shaped the die cut flowers and attached to card, adding the gems to add some sparkle. Simple card.

Quirky Crafts Challenge 4

I made this card for my daughter, Amber. Yes, cats ARE her best friends so this was perfect for this challenge.

Quirky Crafts Challenge 4 - our best friend


I used one of Pinky Dolls adorable images for this challenge. Sadly, when I was coloring her face/cheeks got too dark because of some ink running, but I still thought she was ok. I added sparkle gel pens to her wings, eyes, and barret. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Jan. Kit Of The Month

This is the KOTM for January.


To see my finished cards, certainly different than 
what's shown but equally as nice...I think...
Click Here to view.

In Florida

I pack soooooooooo much of my stamp stuff to 
take down to Florida and yes, I do find some 
days too cool or wet to be outside, so, I stamp...and stamp! lol  
Miss having Gerri here. She'll be back on Monday!!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Awesome Card From Sue Chaney!!

Thanks, Sue for such a sweet card! I love this little image and you
colored it wonderfully!! 
BIG HUG!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Another Lovely Day in Florida!!

The 60s in Florida is ooooh soooo nice!! Greg and Dale are finally on 
their way! They will arrive tomorrow. 


An Osprey over the ocean!

 The Willet 

For more of our Florida pics, 
Click HERE!!

Happy Valentine's Day~

Gerri and I received two beautiful cards from Terri Winske
Such a sweetie!  Thanks, Terri!!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hearts All A Flutter

I'm adding this card, that I made for a friend, into the following challenges. It is certainly a VERY bright card and not totally to my liking but it is cheerful, for sure!





This image is from A Day For Daisies and colored with Copic markers. I used a Gold Leafing pen for outlining the digi and an embossing folder and some bakers twine finished up all the layers!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 231

Feb. 10th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 231 is a Love Is In The Air.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Sami Stamps for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card and past challenge cards 

Monday, February 9, 2015

In Florida!

Well, I've been in Florida since Feb. 1st and lovin' it already! Who wouldn't??? Especially if you live in WI. Weather has been up and down but nothing below the 50s, so it's ALL good for me! For some pics and more info on my time in FL...click HERE!! Stay warm all!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Clean And Simple Challenges!

These are the challenges for the following card:







This little digi is from ADFD (though I cut part of this cute little angel off) and 
colored with Copics. The "love" sentiment is from A*muse Studio. A bit of designer paper and embossed edge and DONE!

CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge 136

I entered yet another Clean And Simple challenge. I do enjoy making these type of cards..they are just so clean and simple. hehe  Go figure!! 

This is for CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge 136 - watercolor technique


Not much of a technique when you just do a splotch but...it works! I little 
water mist on the inked stamp takes care of it. Boom!  My "splotch is from 
Fun Stampers Journey and the sentiment and butterfly are from Penny Black.

CASology Challenge 132

Here's my card for CASology Challenge 132 - hot


Not one of my favorite stamps but I think it looks perfect for the "HOT" theme of this challenge. The stamp is from Mark's Finest Papers and colored with Copics.