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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, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 287


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 287
- Round n Round (circle cards) -

Here's my card for the design team.
I chose a very pretty white lace for this card. I
picked out my main background cardstock and
went from there. I used a lacy die cut for the
main focal point and my sentiment. It was just
layering my cardstocks and adding the ribbon.
The lacy oval was raised using mounting tape.
I added a few matching flowers (colors are 
slightly off in photo) and some pretty pearls.
I did sponge a bit of a matching blue ink in the
oval before I stamped my sentiment. 
Sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I want to thank Ribbon Resource for 
sponsoring this challenge.
Be sure to check out their website!!

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


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 13

MFP Stamp Challenge 13
Color Challenge Week - GREEN
 The weekly color must be the main color. 
(White, black and one other color may be used)

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!
I love gingham checks so this green was just perfect!
I layered it on black. I colored my cute little tree frog
with Copic markers and cut him out and added some
googly eyes. I attached him to the card. I then die cut
out a speech bubble and added the sentiments. I
mounted that up, for dimension, using mounting tape.
That's it. So snappy.

Stamp I used from MFP is:
Tree Frogs



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Friday, March 25, 2016

MFP March Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
March
Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

 


Join us each day, Mar. 22 - 25, for a 
ROARING good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Mar. 25th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
wild animal related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't 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 Apr. 9th on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Apr. 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Mar. 23 - DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
I took a white panel and stamped my tiger.
Naturally I used my Copics to color him. lol
I did some lines around the edge to break up
the stark white. I used a light gray to outline
the tiger. Stamped my image and added a
"tiger" button and twine. I embossed half of
my black panel and pieced my card together.

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:
"Big Cats Mastered"

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you won!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

MFP March Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
March
Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

 


Join us each day, Mar. 22 - 25, for a 
ROARING good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Mar. 25th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
wild animal related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't 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 Apr. 9th on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Apr. 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Mar. 23 - DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
Ok...can we say SIMPLE??? lol I'm not
sure I even need to give details on this one.
Soooo...I used black ink. LOL
That's pretty much it!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:
"Be Wild" 


Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you won!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MFP March Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
March
Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

 


Join us each day, Mar. 22 - 25, for a 
ROARING good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Mar. 25th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
wild animal related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't 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 Apr. 9th on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Apr. 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Mar. 23 - DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
I masked a horizon and added my inks, blue
for the water and a yellow for my "morning"
sky. I next stamped my reeds/cattails. I added
my ducks next. For the reflection I did something
different than I normally do...ready? lol I put
the stamp on my block UPSIDE down.
Meaning the detail part was against the block
and the flat part was what I inked. I
stamped off several times to give a light
enough reflection. Adding my sentiment and
some layers and that's it!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used: 
"Marsh Silhouettes" 


Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you won!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MFP March Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
March
Wild Animals
 BLOG HOP
Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

 


Join us each day, Mar. 22 - 25, for a 
ROARING good time!! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Mar. 25th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!

Please,

You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
wild animal related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't 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 Apr. 9th on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Apr. 8th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
Mar. 23 - DIY Kids Coloring Book by Sandy

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1
I stamped and colored my wolf (using Copics)
and the tore it out, leaving an edge. I sponged
some green and black inks to the edges. I stamped
the trees several times, in black, some
without re-inking to give a faded look for
dimension. I took a green and a tan Copic
to add to the trees. I stamped my sentiments
and used mounting tape to raise the wolf
for added dimension. Cardstock layers
completed the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used:

"Big Trees"
"North American Woods"
" Tree Scene" 




Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by April 8th and check back on April 9, 2016 to see if you won!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 12

MFP Stamp Challenge 12
Different Card Challenge - use TUTORIAL
(layered mountain fold )

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!

I followed the technique to create my card, with a few
slight alterations on what direction I wanted it to open.
I ran the main white card through my Vagabond using
an embossing folder. I colored my flower with Copics
and cut it out, attaching it to the front with mounting
tape and stamped my sentiment to complete the card.
I attached the white to some layered cardstocks of
different colors. And...DONE!

Stamps I used from MFP are:
Gardenia
and
Hum Along



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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 285



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 285
- Round n Round (circle cards) -

Here's my card for the design team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I want to thank Lacy Sunshine Stamps for 
sponsoring this challenge.

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


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Saturday, March 12, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 11

MFP Stamp Challenge 11
Technique Challenge - use TUTORIAL
(Bandana Technique)

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!
I followed the technique to create my card. First I used
daubers to apple my rosy colors for the background.
I stamped my images in black and, taking a white gel pen,
dotted around the images. I added a ribbon and twine. I
made a tag, sponging on matching rosy inks before
stamping my Hello. A few layers and the card is complete!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Polka Dot Country"
and
" Friends"



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Saturday, March 5, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge 10

MFP Stamp Challenge 10
CAS Theme - Bunnies
(CAS=Cards can not have more than 1 other
full layer besides the card base. There needs to
be a one stamped image as your focal point.
There needs to be lots of white or open space.)

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!
 
First of all I stamped my bunny, partially off the card.
I stamped it again and cut it out to use for a mask. Then
I stamped my flowers, masking my bunny. I colored
everything using Copics and stamped my sentiment.
I used a scoring board to score an edge part way around
the white edge. Layered it on a pretty turquoise CS
and that was it. Oh how I love CAS cards!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Small Flowers"
and
" Hoppy Easter"




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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 283



Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 283
- frame it -

Here's my card for the design team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

This is the digi from My Grafico that I used.
I added a tint of color using Picasa photo app.
I want to thank My Grafico for sponsoring this challenge.
I added a great sentiment from Sweet n Sassy and a 
few die cut flowers and this card is complete. The 
framing digi made it very easy!

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


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