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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, May 31, 2016

Birthday and Get Well Cards from AWESOME friends!!

I just really want my friends to know how awesome it was
for Greg and I do be able to open these amazing 
homemade cards! We have such talented friends!!

First up, Gerri Morgan's cards! LOVE THEM!
VERY creative!! You rocked it, Gerri!



Next are Judy Meyers fantastic
creations! Ah, such inspiration!! 
I "HEART" these too!!



This was a Thank You card from my
Stamping Guru buddy, Sue Chaney!
She always has such great detailing!
BIG HEART!


And these amazing cards are by
Terri Winske! Winners!! Both
cards are awesome!! What's 
not to LOVE!!!



Sue Beranek, my Stampin'Up rep. 
and sweet friend, created these 
fabulous cards for our birthdays.
Love them and her!!




Heidi Nell remembered my birthday,
even after I missed her's. I LOVE what
she did using Fun Stampers Journey
stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out
all the talented people right here in WI!
Thanks to all of these fantastic friends!!








Saturday, May 28, 2016

MFP Stamps COLOR Challenge 22

MFP Stamps Challenge 22
Color Challenge - Turquoise
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 took a piece of glossy white cardstock 
and a beautiful die cut of butterflies. I then
took a turquoise piece of Vellum and white 
embossed my sentiment onto it. I glued
the glossy die cut piece to a pretty turquoise
cardstock and attached the vellum to it 
using some white brads. I stamped my
butterfly in an ink matching my turquoise 
cardstock and added clear embossing powered
to it to give it a nice raised look.

I used MFP stamp set

"Birthday Mini"


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Friday, May 27, 2016

MFP May Blog Hop Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
MAY
The Wild Wild West
 BLOG HOP
Ride em Cow Boys!!
and Girls!





Join us each day, May 24 - 27th, for  
some ridin' horses fun!! 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 Apr. 27th
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
Western themed 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 for 
May 27th. The winners will be announced 
on June 11th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
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, June 10th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
I stamped my image, in black, on a kraft colored
cardstock, sponging a bit of grey to give it the 
smudged look. I colored the "Cowgirl" part
of the sentiment in red to add a touch of color.
I die cut 3 horse shoes and added them using
some brads. That's it! Hope you will join in the
fun of the HOP and share your creations too!

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

"Cow Girls Rule"



Here's the Design Team

   Karen
    Kren
     Lois  
You are here --->Pam
    Sandy 
    Shirley
  Vickie

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 June 10th and check back on June 11th, 2016 to see if you won!





Thursday, May 26, 2016

MFP May Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
MAY
The Wild Wild West
 BLOG HOP
Ride em Cow Boys!!
and Girls!






Join us each day, May 24 - 27th, for  
some ridin' horses fun!! 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 Apr. 27th
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
Western themed 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 for 
May 27th. The winners will be announced 
on June 11th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
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, June 10th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 3
I had fun, using my Copics, to color these cute
cowgirl boots. I added some black twine and I
used a boot die cut, colored with Copics. I had
to add a little flower sequin to finish it off. I
raised it up using mounting tape.
Hope you go and join in the Hop fun too!!

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

"Cow Girls Rule"



Here's the Design Team

   Karen
    Kren
    Lois  
You are here --->Pam
     Sandy 
     Shirley
   Vickie

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 June 10th and check back on June 11th, 2016 to see if you won!





Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MFP May Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
MAY
The Wild Wild West
 BLOG HOP
Ride em Cow Boys!!
and Girls!






Join us each day, May 24 - 27th, for  
some ridin' horses fun!! 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 Apr. 27th
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
Western themed 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 for 
May 27th. The winners will be announced 
on June 11th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
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, June 10th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 2
I will be the first to admit this isn't a fantastic
card but it is still usable. lol I embossed half my
cardstock and added a dot Washi tape through
the middle. I sponged on my sky and sun and
dragged my brown ink pad over the bottom to
create my ground. I then added my images and
sentiment. I used mounting to raise the image.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in
the HOP!

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

"Silhouette Mini Selection"
"Big Cats Remastered"




Here's the Design Team

  Karen
   Kren
    Lois  
You are here --->Pam
   Sandy 
   Shirley

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 June 10th and check back on June 11th, 2016 to see if you won!





Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MFP May Blog Hop Day 1


WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
MAY
The Wild Wild West
 BLOG HOP
Ride em Cow Boys!!
and Girls!






Join us each day, May 24 - 27th, for  
some ridin' horses fun!! 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 Apr. 27th
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
Western themed 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 for 
May 27th. The winners will be announced 
on June 11th on MFP Stamp Shop Blog.
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, June 10th
at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials

Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
DAY 1
Ok...it's the WILD WILD WEST, eh? Well,
here's my card. I certainly don't need to say
much about it, other than, I used Copic markers
to color my image. It actually comes pretty
close to a CAS card. Thanks for stopping by
and be sure to join in the HOPPIN' FUN!

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

"Cow Girls Rule"




Here's the Design Team
Gail
   Lois  
   Marilynn
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 June 10th and check back on June 11th, 2016 to see if you won!




Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 295

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 295
-For a Child -
This is a pretty basic card, no bells or whistles
but it has some kid appeal, I think. I love
Digitals Delights little farm girl. She was
lots of fun to color using Copics. I sponged
my inks on white to create a sunny sky and
green field. I stamped a farm silhouette
(Sweet 'n' Sassy) along the "horizon". I added
my sentiments and some grass (My Favorite
Things) and cut out my girl image. I raised
her up using mounting tape. Then is was
just a matter of layering my cardstocks.
Thanks for stopping by.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank Digital Delights for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful digis! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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


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Saturday, May 21, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 21

MFP Stamps Challenge 21
Pleated Skirt Fold Card - follow 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!
I followed the tutorial and created my card. I 
stamped my sentiment before I used my Swiss
dot embossing folder. I added a piece of white
satin ribbon. I colored my butterfly image using
Copic markers and cut it out. I raised it using
mounting tape. I added some crystal Stickles
to give it some BLING!!
It was a simple card with a lovely result.
Thanks for stopping by and there is still
time to join in the challenge!

I used MFP stamp set

"Hello Butterflies"


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 20

MFP Stamps Challenge 20
Half -Die - follow 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!

(inside)
I made my card a bit different than the tutorial
but I think it turned out just fine too. I used
green, brown and tan pieces of cardstock.
The dark brown was my base piece. The
tan was attached to the brown. and I used
a pattern piece of paper, cut about 3"x 1.5",
folded in half. I wanted my green piece to
be the flap of my card to open so I glued
one half of the pattern to the green and
the other half to the back of the brown.
BEFORE I did all that I ran the green through
an embossing folder with trees. I took my
die cut and cut out half. I stamped my
deer, on the tan, so he just peeks out. I
sponged green ink over the embossed trees
and around all edges on the card. I followed
with brown ink along the edges too. I
colored my deer using Copics. The sentiment
and deer were both stamped using a brown
ink. I then sponged more green on the
inside, around the deer, etc. I added some
brown twine and a couple of leaf charms
to complete my card. Thanks for
stopping by. Now go and make a card
and play along too!!
:-)

I used MFP stamp set

"Animal Birthdays"


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 293

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 293
- thinking of you -

Here's my card for the design team.
I love this image from CraftyGirl Creations.
I really wanted to showcase the image so I didn't 
add much to take away from it. I colored it using
my Copic markers. A simple ribbon, twine and 
charm and that was it. I sponged some ink 
around the edge of the white panel.  I took a 
sparkling gel pen and used it to add some 
sparkle to the dragonfly. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank CraftyGirl Creations for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful digis! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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


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