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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 30, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 31

MFP Stamps Challenge 31
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 chose my papers, including a 2 sided designer paper.
Once I measured up my layering I took the 2 sided paper
and cut a straight line half way up from the middle.
Then I folded back from the cut. I stamped my mug
in a coordinating ink and fussy cut it out, then I glued
it to a matching green piece of cardstock and then fussy
cut it again. I attached all my layers and stamped my
sentiment. I stamped Java Time on my mug too. That's
what I love about stamps, NOT mounted on wood, is
the fact that I can cut the stamp. Java Time was in one
line and I wanted it up and down, so...CUT! Worked
out nicely. I attached my mug using mounting tape.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you
Join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Java Time"


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Friday, July 29, 2016

MFP JULY Blog Hop Day Final Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
July Blog Hop Day 4
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)
Here's my card for the DT
DAY 4
Once again, a pretty basic card. I colored the images
using my Copics, raised up my fussy cut butterfly 
and added some yellow gems for the pansy centers.
Can't forget a touch of bling, ya know! Add the 
sentiment and you have a finished card after the layers.

I used:
"Spring Sayings"
"Spring Flowers"


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Join us each day, July 26 - 29th for some floral fun! 
We'll have tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be prizes 
for leaving comments on the Design Team's Blogs and 
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have 2 weeks to 
add your project to the July 29th post for us to view. 
So, there's no excuse not to HOP in and join the fun!!
Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win "Huge Blooms" just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on 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 July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is 
Friday August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM CT.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Sandy 
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you what you make by Aug. 12th and 
 check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

MFP JULY Blog Hop Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
July Blog Hop Day 3
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)
Here's my card for the DT
DAY 3
I started this card by stamping the image and 
sentiment, on vellum, using a VersaMark pad
and black embossing power. Once I heat set the
embossing powder I took my Copic markers
and colored my flower on the back side of the
vellum. I found a coordinating pattern paper 
and attached my vellum with small black brads.

I used:
"Spring Sayings"
"Tiger Lily"


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Join us each day, July 26 - 29th for some floral fun! 
We'll have tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be prizes 
for leaving comments on the Design Team's Blogs and 
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have 2 weeks to 
add your project to the July 29th post for us to view. 
So, there's no excuse not to HOP in and join the fun!!
Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win "Huge Blooms" just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on 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 July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is 
Friday August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM CT.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Sandy 
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you what you make by Aug. 12th and 
 check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MFP JULY Blog Hop Day 2

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
July Blog Hop Day 2
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)
Here's my card for the DT
DAY 2
I wasn't sure about the colors I chose for this card, but 
once it was completed I think the combo worked out 
nicely. I didn't do anything spectacular on this card. 
Pretty basic. What I did do was stamp the flower image 3 
times and cut out layers for the finished card.
The dimension really added a great touch to the card.
Naturally I needed a bling for the flower center.

I used:
"Great Flowers"
"Spring Sayings"


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Join us each day, July 26 - 29th for some floral fun! 
We'll have tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be prizes 
for leaving comments on the Design Team's Blogs and 
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have 2 weeks to 
add your project to the July 29th post for us to view. 
So, there's no excuse not to HOP in and join the fun!!
Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win "Huge Blooms" just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on 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 July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is 
Friday August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM CT.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Sandy 
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you what you make by Aug. 12th and 
 check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MFP JULY Blog Hop Day 1

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
July Blog Hop Day 1
Flowers Everywhere
Huge Blooms
(prize)
Here's my card for the DT
DAY 1
I stamped a few flowers on half the card. I then stamped
a couple more and fussy cut them out. I added some
ribbon and raised up the 2 flowers I cut out. Using a 
bird punch (Stampin'Up) I got a cute little bird. I used
more mounting tape to raise him us and stamped my
Happy BIRDday sentiment! 

I used:
"Great Flowers"
"Marsh Birds"


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Join us each day, July 26 - 29th for some floral fun! 
We'll have tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be prizes 
for leaving comments on the Design Team's Blogs and 
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have 2 weeks to 
add your project to the July 29th post for us to view. 
So, there's no excuse not to HOP in and join the fun!!

Please Hop along with us!! 

 You could win "Huge Blooms" just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on 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 July 29th post. The winners will be announced on August 13, 2016 right on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) 
The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is 
Friday August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM CT.

Tutorials
July 27-- One Sheet Wonders by Sandy
July 29-- Designer Washi Tape by Vicki

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Sandy 
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Flowery Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you what you make by Aug. 12th and 
 check back on August 13th, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 30

MFP Stamps Challenge 30
Color is TAN
 Remember you can use black and a small amount of one other 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 was wondering if I'd like a card made mainly
of TAN but I found that I really do. I began by
running my light tan cardstock through an embossing
folder and using a tan Copic marker to color the
flowers. Then I stamped 3 flowers and colored
them using the same Copic tan marker. Once I fussy
cut them I them raised them using mounting tape.
I stamped my sentiment and added my layer
tan cardstock and put in some tan colored pearls
for the delicate touch of a soft bling.
That was it! Glad you stopped by...now...
Join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Small Flowers"
"Birthday Mini"




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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 303

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 303
-favorite embellishment -


I'm obviously not a whiz at stamping with elegant
stamps, cute stamps are my faves, but I love this rose.
Not sure I did it justice coloring it as I did but the
Copic markers are fun to use! I used my glitter pen
a lot, nothing like some sparkle. I outlined my 
sentiment with the pen too. I added a layer of 
glittery paper, a shiny silver ribbon and, naturally,
some gems for some real BLING! lol Thanks
for coming by! Be sure to visit our sponsors website.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank Power Poppy for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful products! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 29

MFP Stamps Challenge 29
No Template Rocker 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, image that, and then I first
stamped the Background Diamonds & Flowers, in
black and used a light violet Copic marker to color
in the blank diamonds, leaving the flowers white.
I stamped my flower image and colored in with,
yes, Copic markers. lol I should be selling those
markers, I think. I made a small tag and stamped the
sentiment. After I fussy cut my flower I mounted
it, and the tag, using mounting tape. That's it.
Happy you stopped by! Take time now to
join my blog and/or follow by email.

I used MFP stamp sets

"Background Diamonds and Flowers"
"Small Flowers"
"Birthday Minis"






Saturday, July 9, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 28 - Technique Tie Die

MFP Stamps Challenge 28
Tie Die 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!
Ok...I struggled with the effect I wanted but I
finally got something I could live with. lol. I followed
the tutorial and then stamped my leaves and
sponged the sames colors onto my leaves.
Once I cut them out I raised them up using  mounting
tape. I edged the white pieces with black ink before
adding my sentiment. A bit a black twine and DONE!
Thanks for popping by!

I used MFP stamp set

"Oh Happy Day"


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 301

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 301
- Exotic Animals -
These are the cutest little animals and worked
out nicely for this baby card. I fussy cut each
image and mounted it on embossed colored
circles. Of course I colored them using
Copic markers. If was a fun card to make.
Thanks for coming by!
Be sure to visit our sponsors website.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I want to thank My Grafico for sponsoring this 
challenge. They have wonderful products! 
Be sure to check them all out!

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

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS themed Picnic

MFP Stamps Challenge 27
CAS Theme - Picnic
(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!
Ahhhh, I love CAS cards...for that reason!
CLEAN and SIMPLE.  I colored my images using my
Copic markers. The basket was hand cut, embossed
and sponged with some black ink. A dotted edge
and a great sentiment completed the card.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in
the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets

"Tree Greetings"
"Hoppy Easter"


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