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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, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 264



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 264
- Clean And Simple -

Here's my card for the design team.

I have to admit that I've never heard of Sugar Pea Designs but 
I'm totally lovin' their product! Their stamp sets are nice quality and
so dang cute! Anyway...for this CAS challenge I only stamped the 
corner of my card front, with the sentiment along side.
I cut out a mask for my sweet little girl and then sponged some
color around her. She was then colored using Copic markers.
I took a white pen and added some much needed freckles.
I wanted to add some embellishments but I desided to 
keep her VERY simple and flat for reasomable mailing.
:-)
(sorry for the shadow I cast when taking photo. lol)

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Monday, September 28, 2015

A Couple of Cards...

I don't think I've posted these before but...
if I did...Oh, Well!  hehe


A card I sent to Gerri...


 A card I sent to my sister, Sam..





DeeDee's Digis DT Call...

Yep...trying out for yet another Design Team. This 
time for Deedee's Digis.  Being a part of design
teams seem to give me an opportunity (or excuse) 
to always be stamping. hehe. It is therapeutic. At 
least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)  
Anyway, this is the creation I made using one
 of DeeDee's Digis. This little Bulldog is so cute!


I colored him using my Copic markers. I added
some crystal lacquer on his little tongue and 
eyes. I did some multiple layers and added twine 
and a couple of metal leaf charms. Simple, 
but I think it looks pretty cute. 
Can't mess up this little doggie!! 

I'm adding this card in the following challenge:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Unity Stamp Company "BE INSPIRED" Challenge 9/15 - 10/19

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month Unity Stamp Co.
has a new challenge and will choose a winner
from the previous month.
This challenge is inspired by:


I chose the colors and the lower sketch as 
my inspiration for my card


For this card I used stamp set 

Unity Stamp Co. offers wonderful 
stamps of great quality!

For my card I made several layers. I stamped my image, masked it and sponged some 
color around the image. I then colored it using 
my Copic markers. I rounded the corners and edged
it using my gold leafing pen. 
I stamped the sentiment, rounded
the corners, edged in the gold and popped 
it up using mounting tape. I glued on a few sequins 
for a bit of bling and took a gold sparkle gel pen 
and dotted a halo for Baby Jesus. 


MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 281

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 281
- sponge over a die cut negative to make your background -

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.


No, I'm not really thinking about Christmas...yet...but, I really liked the poinsettia die cuts and the negative worked nicely. I sponged a red ink, thus creating my background. I attached the background to a dark green layer. I embossed the bottom part of the cardfront. Then I found a velvet ribbon that said Merry Christmas and attached it, separating the green and white portion of the card. I stamped a poinsettia and colored it using Copic markers, adding a few yellow gems to all the flower centers. That added a nice contrasting color. I mounted up the large poinsettia and done. Thanks for checking it out! 

I used MFP stamp set "Poinsettia Blooms"



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Friday, September 25, 2015

MFP Sept. Blog Hop DAY 4

           WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP

    EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP


                     

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. 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 SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
FALL 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 Oct. 10, 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 Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

                                      Tutorials
                 SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
                  SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Here's my card for DAY 4

This was super easy to make but still packs a
pleasing punch. I stamped 3 trees and paper
pieced each of them using different pattern
papers. Paper piecing is a great way to use up
all of our scraps. :-)  I created 2 panels out
of pattern paper and began to make my
layers. I glued the 2 outside trees down flat
and used mounting tape to raise the 3rd tree.
I stamped my sentiment right on the pattern
paper and that completed my card.

Here We Go!!
hop, hop, hop
                             Here's the Design Team
                                             Jane
                                             Karen
                                              Kren
                                              Lois  
                                              Marilynn
                                              Pat
                          you are here Pam
                                              Sandy 
                                              Sue
                                              Toni
                                              Vickie
                                              MFP Stamp Shop 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

MFP Sept. Blog Hop DAY 3

         WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP

    EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

                     

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. 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 SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 
                         Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
FALL 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 Oct. 10, 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 Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

                                      Tutorials
                 SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
                  SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Here's my card for DAY 3

For this card I stamped my church image on a white
panel and used chalks and Copic markers to color.


For the church windows I used a variety of
glitter gel pens to make the windows look
like stained glass. Using a gold leafing pen I
edged the panel. I stamped my sentiment on
the white piece and used an embossing folder
to give it texture.  I took the coral colored
piece and embossed it with a leaf
embossing folder. I put my layers together
and added some gems under the sentiment.
I popped up the main image for dimension.
DONE!

Here We Go!!
hop, hop, hop
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MFP Sept.Blog Hop DAY 2

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. 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 SEPT 25 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 FALL 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 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 Oct. 10, 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 Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Let's get started !!
Here's my card for DAY 2

For this card I used circle dies, of a variety of sizes, and
sponged ink in different fall colors creating
a pattern of sorts. I also edged the panel in black.
I stamped my pear image in black and used crystal
lacquer on the leaves. I added my sentiment
and began my layering. I punched a row of
black flowers, adding pearls to centers.
Boom, finished!
I used stamp set "Pretty Pears".

Here We Go!!
hop, hop, hop
Here's the Design Team
you are here - Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

MFP Sept. Blog Hop DAY 1

          WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP

    EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP


                     

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. 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 SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 
 Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
FALL 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 Oct. 10, 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 Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

                                      Tutorials
                 SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
                  SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Here's my card for DAY 1

For this FALL card I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped my leaf image. I then stamped another leaf to create my mask. I put the masked image over my main image and took my crackle stamp and stamped my background. I sponged some of the same color used for my crackle along the edges and in various spots over the background. I sponged the blue/gray sky and tree adding additional color to the moon and pumpkin using Copic markers and a glitter pen for the moon. You know, a bit a sparkle is always nice, no matter how little. lol  I stamped my sentiment in black then I took some twine and added some leaf charms and began my layering to complete the card. Easy Peasy!  

Here We Go!!
hop, hop, hop
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 



Saturday, September 19, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 280

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 280
- use a banner die cut -

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 took my banner die cut and cut out 3. I cut each flag from the connecting piece of the die. I then layered one flag on top of the other, giving me a longer flag. I attached a ribbon to give the flag a "hanger". I added some washi tape to the top and bottom and some coordinating pearls then stamped my sentiment in a dark gray ink. Black was just...to black. lol

I used MFP stamp set "Great Flowers".




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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 262

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 262
- for a child -

Here's my card for the design team.


I want to thank S 'n S for sponsoring this challenge. I had fun making this card. I took the ice cream cone digi and printed it out 5x, at different sizes. Then I colored them, with Copics, and cut them out. I used green and blue cardstock to create my scene of grass and sky. I added a couple of die cut clouds. The digi sentiment helped me make my sign. Then  I used a piece of brown cardstock, run through a wood embossing folder for the post. I edged the sign with a Copic marker and raised it using mounting tape. Waxy flax was used for my strings for my cone balloons. Once I assembled the card I use crystal lacquer on the cones for the glossy balloon effect.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Sweet 'n Sassy



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


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 279

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 279
- use both silver & gold -

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.


Silver and gold was more of a challenge than I thought. I found a silver mirrored cardstock and added a gold die cut background over the top. I tried taking photos and the silver mirrored cardstock really cast a SHINE! I kept trying different shots and settled on this one but now the silver doesn't show up much...it reflected my clothing and phone (camera) colors. lol Go figure. The rose was stamped using a "heat and stick" then I added silver glitter and heated again to set. I colored the flower after, using Copic markers. I put the flower on top of some gold lined ribbon. It gave the card a "package" appearance. 

I used MFP stamp set "Roses".




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Saturday, September 5, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 278

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 278
- Stamping over a stencil -
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 followed the instructions on the tutorial so I knew what I was to do. lol I had a tough time trying to figure out what stencil I wanted to use and many were tried. The sponging of the color was ok on all that I tried, but the stamping of the image was either lost or too difficult to even see what the stamp was. Finally I settled on this...not actually a stencil, more of a mask from a die cut. Gave me the same effect. Very easy card for the most part.

I used MFP stamp set "Black-eyes Susans".



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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 260

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 260
- cool treats -

Here's my card for the design team.


This such an adorable image and I just couldn't decide how to use it. lol Once I decided on how to color it, using Copics and a sparkle gel pen to give it some glitz. I added some crystal lacquer for the cute little snowman's buttons. Then I cut it out and picked out my papers and the card started to come into place. I found a great sparkly ribbon and a "joyful" die cut and a few gems, Boom, finished!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Robyn's Fetish




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


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