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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 23, 2017

Crafter's Companion Coloring Project

I will be trying to give a decent tutorial
and promote the awesome products that
C.C. has to offer. Be sure to check out 
their website! You won't be disappointed!
Here is another project I'm working on.
This is another 12 x 12 coloring page
from this.
These are so much fun coloring! I used 
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 344

Challenge 344 - doodles

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, STAMPlorations!

Here's my card for the challenge.
This digital image from STAMPlorations is awesome. I 
love that the edges aren't perfectly straight. More of a 
sketch look. It seemed to be made for watercoloring. 
Ok...I'm a novice when it comes to watercoloring but I am 
hoping with more practice I will get better. On that note, I 
printed my image on watercolor paper and then used
Spectrum Noir Aqua Water-based markers and water 
to create my watercolor effect. I added some Clear Glaze
to the entire image and it looks so cool in person.
After it dried I got my layers all put together and
I added a raised sentiment from STAMPlorations,
edge with a gold leafing pen, and a pretty paper
butterfly that I added some matching ink to.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

PIP Challenge 1721

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1721
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Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, Fred She Said, has some awesome digis
so be sure to check out their store!
I have a friend with an upcoming birthday and this 
lovely floral is perfect! I used my Copics to color this 
image. I printed out an extra image to I could color and 
cut out two of the larger flowers to raise up on the main
image to give some dimension to the card. I embossed the 
main blue piece of cardstock and attached my layers. I found 
two gorgeous butterfly embellishments to attach to the 
card. I added some gold sparkle dots, using a sparkle pen, 
to the center of my flowers. 

For the inside I added another cut out flower, raising it
up with pop dots. The sentiment is one I've had forever
but it's always great for my CLOSE friends! LOL! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

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 

Monday, May 15, 2017

PIP Challenge 1720

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1720
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So just get your cards ready and...
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

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Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, has some awesome digis
and I can never decide which one to use because they are all
adorable!! Since I am missing my Florida beach I felt I needed
to use this cutie! To begin, I took a piece of white cardstock
and masked an oval. I sponged on some yellow and blue 
to create my ocean horizon. I used a Sweet n Sassy palm 
island stamp, inked in black, and added a couple of hand
drawn birds...yes, I am highly gifted. HAHA! I colored my 
beach babe using Copic markers and cut her out. I attached
her using mounting tape. Naturally, I needed to use my clear
glaze on her glasses for the lens shine. 
I added a sentiment that seemed perfect with my bathing
beauty. Not sure whose sentiment though. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

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 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 342

Challenge 342 - doodles

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, CraftyGirl!

Here's my card for the challenge.
I used CraftyGirl's digi, "Silly Dog" and I just love this
crazy pooch! I colored him with my Copic Markers and 
cut him out. Since the challenge was "Doodles" I was at
a blank on what type of doodle would work with him and...
I came up with nothing except it seemed like a perfect 
name for the pup! LOL. I did put two small doodles by
the name on the doggie house. hehe. I used die cuts to
create the landscape, clouds and doghouse.  I put the 
house in an embossing folder to give it a woody look. 
I sponges some brown ink over it and edged the little
name plaque as well. 
I put my card together and took some
FSJ Glaze and added it to "Doodle's" tongue and eyes.
So now you know how I choose to "doodle". lol
This was the kind of card that just makes me smile.
Hope you enjoyed it too!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

PIP Challenge 1719

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1719
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So just get your cards ready and...
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Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle has some awesome digis
and this one was too funny to pass up! I've got just the 
friend to send this one to!! The little piggy was colored using
Copic markers. I used a die cut to have a cute little sentiment
bubble. I took a dark blue piece of cardstock and added a 
piece of pattern paper and two white strips to create my 
base background. I layered up the sentiment and the piggy.
The bubble is raised using pop dots and I used a glaze to 
give the splashing water and shine. 

The little twine bow was added after I tore my corner. UGH!! 
But, there are never any boo boos in stamping, RIGHT??? 
All in all I think my friend will get a kick out of this "sow".

Thanks for stopping by!!

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 challenge at

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Crafter's Companion Coloring Page 2

I will be trying to give a decent tutorial
and promote the awesome products that
C.C. has to offer. Be sure to check out 
their website! You won't be disappointed!
Here is another project I'm working on.
I've finished the coloring portion of it but
I am planning on framing and mounting
it on something a bit firmer, like poster
board, and using it as a "post-it note" 
board in my crafting room. Often I loan
products and write info on a post-it note
and stick it SOMEWHERE in the room. 
Now I'll be able to actually find the memo.
Here is my future "Board". lol
In case this sounds like the last coloring
page post, you're right. I had to send that
one in to the HSN for May 9 when 
Crafter's Companion will be showcasing
their awesome products. So...I made another
one...different page but same premise.
These are so much fun coloring! I used 
Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers and the
coloring page came from an AWESOME
pad. Spectrum Noir Colorista Premium
 Marker 12x12 pad. 




Progress 1                      Progress 2

 Progress 3                       Close Up View
 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Crafter's Companion Coloring Page

I will be trying to give a decent tutorial
and promote the awesome products that
C.C. has to offer. Be sure to check out 
their website! You won't be disappointed!
Here is another project I'm working on.
I've finished the coloring portion of it but
I am planning on framing and mounting
it on something a bit firmer, like poster
board, and using it as a "post-it note" 
board in my crafting room. Often I loan
products and write info on a post-it note
and stick it SOMEWHERE in the room. 
Now I'll be able to actually find the memo.
Here is my future "Board". lol
This was so much fun coloring! I used 
Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers and the
coloring page came from an AWESOME
pad. Spectrum Noir Colorista Premium
 Marker 12x12 pad. 


Progress 1                   Progress 2

 Progress 3                   Progress 4

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Monday, May 1, 2017

PIP Challenge 1718

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1718
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and...
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

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Here's my card for the challenge!
Our sponsor, MHK Designs has some awesome digis
and I thought this one would make an awesome Father's 
Day card for my hubby...inside is the Father's Day sentiment.
This car just seemed to need the faux burnt edges 
technique. Makes the whole card appear very old. My
first step was to print the car digi and tear it out to the
size I desired. Next I chose my inks...light tan to dark brown
and black. I grabbed my daubers and began sponging the
edges, beginning with the lightest shade to the darkest
shade, using black to finish the very edge.

I set my image aside and got my sentiment ready to add to 
my card. I chose a great pattern paper to accent nicely with the 
finished car. I added two brads that look like screws, seemed 
appropriate for this card. lol  I put together my layers and
added my raised sentiment, that I had sponged some of the 
inks to the edges as well.
 
That was the final touch to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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

I've also entered this card in the May Challenge over at
MHK Designs Blog!

Still time to get involved with the