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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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Monday, November 21, 2016

Exciting News!

I'm excited to announce a brand new
ANYTHING GOES challenge blog 
starting in 2017...yes, that's right!
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CYP Challenge 339

always
Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 339
First thing I did here was cut out a mountain line. 
I used it for my mask so I could take FSJ Pan Pastels
and create my colorful sky. I removed the mask and
then used it for a layer of raised mountains in front.
You can't really see the dimension but it's there. :-)
I used Stickles to make my snow on the mountain peaks.
I colored my Polar Bears (Two Cubs and Momma) from
ADFD. I'm a HUGE Polar Bear lover and these cuties
are awesome!! I used pop dots to raise the bears and I
stamped my sentiment and put together my layers. 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 319

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 319
-All About The Words-

Here's my card for the challenge!
Obviously I wanted to highlight the words in some way so
I thought that using the Thank You sentiment as a framing
border was a decent idea. I just stamped the words and 
my delicate floral center with black ink. I just wanted a
hint of color so I used my Copics to color the tiny
 flowers and leaves. FSJ Glaze was used on the leaves 
and flowers. 
The glaze added a nice shine and pop. Naturally I had
to add a few crystal gems before I began putting my
card layers together. It was a really simple card 
but I think it the simplicity is what makes it lovely.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Craft Your Passion Challenge 337

always
Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 337
 I basically made this card white on white. I die cut the
sweet tree line and added some layers of "snowy hills". 
I used Fun Stampers Journey Pan Pastels for the 
sky and snow colors. I used a pale blue and lavender.
I colored my cute little snow guy using Copic markers.
I took a silver pen and colored the buttons and the 
band on the ornament. Some puff and Stickles to his cap. 
Naturally, as long as I had the Stickles out I made use
of it all over my snow. I fussy cut my snowman and 
raised him, and some of the snow layers, using pop
dots and mounting tape. I nice little "Peace on Earth"
sentiment (A*muse) stamped in black and DONE! 

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