About Me

My photo
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!!!

Follow My Blog

Follow My Blog

Followers

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".





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Friday, October 30, 2015

MFP October Blog Hop DAY 4

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP
















IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
  BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, OCT. 27-30 FOR SOME CHILD LIKE 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 OCT 30 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 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
Nov. 14, 2015 right here 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 Nov. 13, 2015
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials

Let's get started !!

For this HOP I decided to use the same stamp
set for each day hoping to show several 
different ways a set can be used.
I am using 
"BUNDLE OF JOY"




Here's my card for DAY 4
I saved my least favorite card for last but it's still
a cute card, I think?? lol  Anyway, I stamped my
baby rattle in blue and pink inks, randomly, to
create my background paper.  I stamped my sentiment
and used die cuts to create my tag. I edged the white
with the pink ink. An embossing folder was used on
the blue piece. I added some ribbon across the
middle and mounted the tag on it. Using white flowers
I added some of the matching inks and some blingy
gems to give the flowers some pop!  And...DONE!

Now go visit all the other blogs and have FUN!!
Here's the Design Team







YOU ARE HERE --->  Pam






Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Kiddo fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Kids projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Nov. 13 and check back on Nov. 14, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

MFP October Blog Hop DAY 3

















IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
  BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, OCT. 27-30 FOR SOME CHILD LIKE 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 OCT 30 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 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
Nov. 14, 2015 right here 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 Nov. 13, 2015
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials

Let's get started !!

For this HOP I decided to use the same stamp
set for each day hoping to show several 
different ways a set can be used.
I am using 
"BUNDLE OF JOY"

Here's my card for DAY 3

First I chose the papers and colors I wanted to use
then I stamped my images and colored them with
Copic markers. I cut out the pacifier and set aside
until the finish. I used a silver metallic pen for the
handles and bars on my baby buggy. I added a
flower brad and gem to the bug. I put my card
together and added the pacifier, mounted up for
dimension and a ribbon for some cuteness. lol
I stamped BOY and my card is complete!

Now, head on over to the other blogs and have fun!
Here's the Design Team







YOU ARE HERE --->  Pam






Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Kiddo fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Kids projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Nov. 13 and check back on Nov. 14, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MFP October Blog Hop DAY 2

















IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
  BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, OCT. 27-30 FOR SOME CHILD LIKE 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 OCT 30 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 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
Nov. 14, 2015 right here 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 Nov. 13, 2015
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials

Let's get started !!

For this HOP I decided to use the same stamp
set for each day hoping to show several 
different ways a set can be used.
I am using 
"BUNDLE OF JOY"



Here's my card for DAY 2



This is a pull card, which seemed perfect for my
stork. I used a white card base. Using a blue 
piece of cardstock I punched an oval hole slot.
I used mounting tape on the back, making sure 
to line it along each edge of the slot, to be a 
guide for my ribbon. I stamped and cut out my
stork adding a bit of mounting tape to the back
AND to the ribbon, attaching the bird right to it.
I used white ribbon, colored blue using a Copic
marker. Be sure your ribbon is long enough
so that you don't pull in under the mounted 
cardstock. I added a few die cut clouds and
stamped Baby Boy in two of them. 

Now, head on over to the other blogs and have fun!
Here's the Design Team







YOU ARE HERE --->  Pam






Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Kiddo fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Kids projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Nov. 13 and check back on Nov. 14, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 268



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 268
- Too Cute To Spook -

Here's my card for the design team.

This digi image is just so cute and I couldn't wait to work with
it! I printed the image 3 times. I colored the main image, but not
the cat. I cut out that image. Then I colored another image, 
including the cat. Using that one, I cut out the kitty. I added 
mounting tape to the back of the cat and attached it to my 
main image. I colored the remaining pumpkin on image 3.
I cut out the 2 pumpkins and added them BEHIND the main
image, using mounting tape for dimension. Next I used
embossing folders on my pieces of green and black
cardstocks. I used a piece of designer paper to run across
the seam. I stamped my sentiment and mounted it up and DONE!
Thanks for looking!

Our sponsor for this challenge is



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


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MFP October Blog Hop DAY 1

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP
















IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
  BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, OCT. 27-30 FOR SOME CHILD LIKE 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 OCT 30 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 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
Nov. 14, 2015 right here 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 Nov. 13, 2015
at 10:00 PM EST.
Tutorials
Let's get started !!

For this HOP I decided to use the same stamp
set for each day hoping to show several 
different ways a set can be used.
I am using 
"BUNDLE OF JOY"




Here's my card for DAY 1
I made a clean & simple type of card...sort of.
I stamped my cute little stork and colored
it using Copic marker. I added some twine
and a sentiment and layered to complete 
my card.  Now visit all the blogs and enjoy!

Now go visit the other blogs and have FUN!
Here's the Design Team




Lois  



YOU ARE HERE --->  Pam






Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Kiddo fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Kids projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Nov. 13 and check back on Nov. 14, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 285

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 285
- large sentiment, tiny image hilight -

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.

A  card that's CAS and very simple. I used a Kaleidacolor Ink
Pad to stamp my large sentiment, Autumn. Great colors. Certainly
FALL! lol  I took 3 different size leaf stamps and stamped them
on each individual color using the same ink pad. I dotted around
the edge and just layered everything to create the finished card.
Thanks for looking!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Scarecrow"
and
"Scene Selections"





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saturday, October 17, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 284

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 284
- round all corners -

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 got the idea for this card from some very creative person on Pinterest
Someone's got skills. lol I had to come up with my own stamps and 
images though. I think it turned out fine. First of all I rounded 
all the corners for my layers. Taking a piece of brown CS I ran it 
through my wood-like embossing folder and then scored it every 
1/2 inch, nipping out a "v" at the end of each 1/2 inch score, creating a 
"fence". I ran an ink pad, using a darker color brown. I stamped my 
sentiment on the white panel and began stamping my branch, inking, 
stamping and stamping again without re-inking. Liquid Applique works 
so perfectly for the snow. I dotted spots all over the card and lined the 
top of my fence and heated it for the wonderful puff effect. My Cardinal 
is a die cut. I cut him out twice so I could add some dimention 
to his wing by adding some mounting tape to the back of the top wing. 
I used a white pen to outline the eye and put a black pearl in the centeer. 
His bill and feet were colored using a gold sparkle pen. He was then 
mounted up on top of my fence. I did sponge some brown ink 
around the Cardinal and the white main card. And...that's it!
Thanks for stopping by!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Snow Gifts, mini set" .
and
"Marsh Silhouettes"






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 266


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 266
- watercolor-




Our sponsor for this challenge is

Here's my card for the design team.

I want to thank Freckled Fawn for sponsoring this challenge.
They offer some awesome products like these 
Silver Puffy Heart Stickers. 


Since the challenge is Watercolor I decide to actually use
watercolor cardstock. Genius, right? lol  First I stamped
my image. Then I began to "paint" using my watercolor
brush tool. My paints? This was actually fun. I used
my old TomBow markers, scribbling various colors onto
a clear block, or anything plastic would work, and picked
up the color with the brush. I painted my flower image first 
then filled in the entire background using a pale blue/green. 
I then flicked some of the blue/green from my brush creating
some dots. I did lightly mist the entire card with water.
I speeded the drying process using my embossing tool.
Finally I stamped my sentiment and added the cool
puffy heart stickers. I KNOW I will use these a lot!
ta da...finished.

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



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another Card

I made this card back in Sept. for my friend Sue.
I don't get to see her as much as I'd like lately. Work
gets in the way...lol...it's HER job that's in the way. 
hehe



Stamps are from Sugar Pea Designs. Adorable!

Wedding Card

My dear friend, Ardith's (Ardie) son, Davey got married
in September and this is the card I made for the lovely
couple. Ardie's children are like family to me and I love
them dearly! Hard to believe that more than 43 years ago
Ardie was standing up at MY wedding. Years do go by!


Yes...I had to make the envelope too! lol

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 283

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 283
- have 3 panels-

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 really enjoy making winter/Christmas cards and once I picked out my
papers for the panels and background I then hunted for just the right
stamp and sentiment. This little snowman is just so cute! I loved coloring
him with my Copics and I paper pieced his hat and scarf. Yep, that is
paper pieced. Was it the perfect paper, or what??? His hat came out just
right!!! I added some twine and mounted the snowman and stamped
my sentiment on the bottom. (shhh...secret...I stamped a Merry Christmas
on a different paper and added it OVER the "Let's be Friends" 
so I could use it for one of my Christmas cards.) hehe

I used MFP stamp set "Snow Gifts" mini.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gerda Steiner Oct. Challenge

I got this adorable little hedgehog from Gerda Steiner
Designs for the October monthly challenge. It was
really fun coloring this guy. I didn't want to add too
much to the card because I really wanted to showcase
the image. Be sure to check out all the digis and
there's plenty of time to join in the challenge.




Saturday, October 3, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 282

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 282
- Collage Stamping -
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.


Basically I followed the tutorial, shown above, but I wanted
my standout part, not to be an image, but the sentiments
I stamped around in black. I used coordinating inks for
stamping images and sponging on additional
color. Using some black twine I wrapped it around
the card front, adding a bow.

I used MFP stamp set "Marsh Silhouettes"




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~