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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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