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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, October 29, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 44

MFP Stamps Challenge 44
(Oct.. 29 - Nov. 4)
 Great news! 
ALL of MFP Challenges are now 
ANYTHING GOES!
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 started this card by sponging inks onto 
GLOSSY cardstock. I used die base inks. After I
let the ink set/dry I stamped 3 images with
VersaMark and black embossed them. I stamped
my sentiment using StazOn. Journey Glaze was
used on each flower for some dimension and shine.
After the glaze dried I added my ribbon and black
twine. I put my layers together and completed the
card by adding a few "dots" embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Huge Blooms"
Challenge closes on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

MFP October Blog Hop Final Day 4

MFP October Blog Hop Final Day 4
Theme is: 
Thanks

Join us each day, Oct. 25 - 28, for some 
time to be THANKFUL!
Prize for COMMENTING,
"Calendar"

The MFP Winners Badge for 
commenting and tutorial 
will be awarded. 
Prize for doing a TUTORIAL
"Halloween Selections Mini"

Tutorials
            1. Subway Art Sentiments by Kren
            2. Clip Place Card Holders by Vickie
~~~~~~~~~
Enter your tutorial submissions
~~~~~~~~~
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
KarenKrenLois
MarilynnPam,  SandyShirley
ToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop 

Now my card for Day 4
For this card I first picked out my designer
paper and cut it at an angle and attached it to a
piece of white cardstock, leaving a space between
the two so I could stamp my sentiment, 3x, through
the space. I added some ribbon and bow along
edge of the lower piece of designer paper. Then
layered it all on a matching rose colored 
cardstock and then onto the main white card.
I used the stamp set Dogwood Blossoms from MFP.

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and 
submit them HERE by Oct. 28, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go to MFP Stamp Shop Blog  tomorrow,
 Oct. 29th, to see if you are a winner!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MFP October Blog Hop Day 3

MFP October Blog Hop Day 3
Theme is: 
Thanks

Join us each day, Oct. 25 - 28, for some 
time to be THANKFUL!
Prize for COMMENTING,
"Calendar"

The MFP Winners Badge for 
commenting and tutorial 
will be awarded. 
Prize for doing a TUTORIAL
"Halloween Selections Mini"

Tutorials
            1. Subway Art Sentiments by Kren
            2. Clip Place Card Holders by Vickie
~~~~~~~~~
Enter your tutorial submissions
~~~~~~~~~
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
KarenKrenLois
MarilynnPam,  SandyShirley
ToniVickieMFP Stamp Shop 

Now my card for Day 3
This was a fun card to create. I found my cute little turkey
and decided that I needed to paper piece him. I did color
his hat, feet and beak area with Copics. I cut him out and
set him aside until I made my hills, sponging the edges 
with brown ink. I was trying to decide what to do 
with the sky when I found the leafy designer paper. 
I thought that the sky around my house looks like that 
a lot in the Fall. :-) I used a word bubble die cut for the 
Thankful sentiment and added the main sentiment right 
to the "hill". lol THANKS for stopping by! 
I used the stamp set I Am Thankful from MFP.

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and submit 
them HERE by Oct. 28, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go to MFP Stamp Shop Blog 
on Oct. 29th to see if you are a winner!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

MFP October Blog Hop Day 2

MFP October Blog Hop Day 2
Theme is: 
Thanks

Join us each day, Oct. 25 - 28, for some 
time to be THANKFUL!
Prize for COMMENTING,
"Calendar"

The MFP Winners Badge for 
commenting and tutorial 
will be awarded. 
Prize for doing a TUTORIAL
"Halloween Selections Mini"

Tutorials
            1. Subway Art Sentiments by Kren
            2. Clip Place Card Holders by Vickie
~~~~~~~~~
Enter your tutorial submissions
~~~~~~~~~
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
KarenKrenLois
MarilynnPam (you are here),  Sandy
ShirleyToniVickie
MFP Stamp Shop 

Now my card for Day 2
Any card that requires my coloring "skills", and I use
that term loosely, it takes me lots of time. This rose
was no exception. I fussy cut it out and raised it up
on my pink checked designer paper, after I added
my sparkly green (yes, it's green) ribbon. I just
added my sentiment to the lower corner and that was it!
I used the stamp set ROSES from MFP.

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials 
and enter them HERE by Oct. 28, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go to MFP Stamp Shop Blog 
on Oct. 29th to see if you are a winner!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 317

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 317
-Add a Border-

Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, Conie Fong Art has some super cute 
images. Be sure to go visit them and check them all out.
I picked "Joy To The World" to create my card. 
I just wasn't sure what border, or type of border 
I wanted to use with this cute little penguin. I finally
settled on leafy vine border adding a couple of 
poinsettias in the corner. I colored my little icy 
friend with Copics and embossed the main white
piece of cardstock. The rest was all just different
layers of cardstock. I added a dotted edge/border
around the penguin. I used a sparkle pen to bling
up the snow, furry hat trim and the "JOY". 

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:

Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current 

MFP October Blog Hop Day 1

MFP October Blog Hop Day 1
Theme is: 
Thanks
Join us each day, Oct. 25 - 28, for some 
time to be THANKFUL!
Prize for COMMENTING,
"Calendar"

The MFP Winners Badge for commenting and tutorial 
will be awarded. 

Prize for doing a TUTORIAL
"Halloween Selections Mini"

Tutorials
            1. Subway Art Sentiments by Kren
            2. Clip Place Card Holders by Vickie
~~~~~~~~~
Enter your tutorial submissions
~~~~~~~~~
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
KarenKrenLois
MarilynnPam (you are here),  
SandyShirleyToniVickie
MFP Stamp Shop 
Here's my card for DAY 1
My card was obviously a very simple one but
I really like how it turned out. I stamped the 
sentiment 3 times, in different colors, stamping
off once each. Then, the main image stamped in 
black. A bit of layering and done. 
I used the stamp set Autumn Glory 
and Classic Dad by MFP.

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and submit 
them HERE by Oct. 28, 3pm CT and don't forget to 
be commenting! Go to MFP Stamp Shop Blog on 
Oct. 29th to see if you are a winner!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 43

MFP Stamps Challenge 43
(Oct.. 22 - Oct. 28)
                             1. Saturday Challenge
                             2. Anything Goes Challenge
                             3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

Be sure to review the updates on MFP Blog


1. Saturday Challenge is

***COLOR***
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 rummaged through my paper drawer and found colors
that matched, pretty closely, the colors for the challenge.
Then I needed an idea...ummm...so, I checked through
my die cuts to see what I could use and I found this sun
burst, but then what??? I managed to get my layers set
and then I struggled some more. sigh...Finally after 
going through my MFP stamps I saw the sentiment and
thought, "this will work"...somehow. I found a butterfly
and used Stampin'Up markers to apply ink directly to
the stamp and then I "huffed" a bit of moisture to the 
stamp and ink and STAMPED! 
I like the watercolor look and the soft colors. I added
it to my card using a bit of mounting tape and 
rounding the wings a tad. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Hello Butterflies"
"Birthday Mini"


Challenge closes on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 42

MFP Stamps Challenge 42
(Oct. 15 - Oct. 21)
                              1. Saturday Challenge
                              2. Anything Goes Challenge
                              3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

1. Saturday Challenge is

***Inspiration***
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!
It's pretty obvious what inspired me from the photos.
I stamped my sunflower on a tan cardstock and edged
it using a Gold Leafing Pen. I colored the flower with
Copic markers. I stamped my cat and fussy cut it out
and colored the flower and dotted with a gold sparkle
pen. I mounted my layers together then added my cat,
using pop dots. I stamped my sentiment and added
a couple of pearls and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Bring On The Sun"
"Tweet Blessings"

Challenge closes on Friday, October 21 , 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 315

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 315
-Halloween Inspiration-

Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, A Day For Daisies (ADFD) has the best 
images. Be sure to go visit them and check them all out.
I picked Black Cats For Sale to create my card. It's too
cute!! First I colored my cute digi, using Copics, and
a bit of gray ink for sponging the sky and edges. Then it
was just a matter of choosing my card colors. I always
love purple, black and orange for Halloween. For my 
little black kitties, that I colored a solid black, I used a
white pen for the eyes, adding a small black dot in the 
white. For their little noses I used a pink sparkle pen. 
I found that trying to color the kitties with much
detail was too challenging for me, so just the flat
black worked out fine for me. They look pretty 
sweet. A bit of black twine and a "meow" 
embellishment and finished!

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current