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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, July 25, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 272

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 272
- Doodle a frame -

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 think this is such a cute stamp set and I just colored my fox with Copics and cut him out. I used some matching design paper and some layers. I took a white panel piece and just scribbled (ok, I doodled. lol) a border then stamped my sentiment.  Easy peasy.

I used MFP stamp set "Animal Birthdays".




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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 254

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 254 - Christmas in July

Here's my card for the design team.

I started this card by using a Christmas embossing folder on the red cardstock. I found a pretty designer paper with some gold in it and layered both on a glossy gold piece, adding a strip along the top of the pattern. Naturally I needed a pretty gold sparkly ribbon/bow. I took my cute little baby, Jesus, and colored Him with Copic markers, adding a sparkle pen to the star. I used a gold leafing pen to edge the panel and mounted it to add dimension. Boom done! :-)

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Bugaboo Digi Stamps



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


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 271

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 271
- Beach Scene -

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 masked my horizon then used daubers to get my sky and water look. I tore some cardstock for a sandy appearance, using a dauber to ink the edges. I stamped my image and colored my gull and pilings using Copic markers. I used some brown twine for the "rope" around the pilings. I mounted the image up for dimension. I die cut out some clouds, stamped the sentiment and ta da!
Thanks for looking!!

I used MFP stamp set "Gullible" and "Island Life" for the sentiment.





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Saturday, July 11, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 270

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 270
- white embossed & highlight in matching ink/marker -

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.

This was an interesting challenge. I embossed my rose in white and took coordinating Copic marker and shaded my rose. Not very noticeable but it did give it some depth. I used a gold leafing pen to edge around the rose panel. A couple of matching designer papers, stamp the sentiment, a white ribbon  here's my finished card. 

I used MFP stamp sets "Roses"
and "Great Flowers" for the sentiment.







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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sue Chaney's Unity "Be Inspired" Challenge Entry!!

OOOOH how I wish my little Susie would get her own blog...not because I don't like doing this for her, but because she has so many awesome cards she should be posting and sharing!!  She did say "If I win I'll make my own blog!" Soooo, on that note... here is her card for Unity's "Be Inspired" Challenge




Good luck, SUE!!!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 252

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 252 - no pattern paper

Here's my card for the design team.

Lately I've found that I use very little pattern paper and this challenge was an easy one for me. lol I masked a rectangle and used daubers to apply the background. I started with the star and the  yellow. I then stamped, in black, the Bethlehem town (from Gina Kay). I removed the mask and layered the cardfront on black. Then I got to color (using Copic markers) my 
adorable digi from Robyn's Fetsh!
I then cut out and raised my image and attached it to the main card.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Robyn's Fetsh!
Thanks sooooooooo much!

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


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 269

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 269
- Cut-away Embossing -
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.


Such a simple, yet elegant technique! Just take a long at the tutorial and I am sure you will enjoy coming up with many unique ideas for some fabulous cards!

I used MFP stamp set "Background Diamonds & Flowers".


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