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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, February 28, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 332

Challenge 332 - things with wings
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Your Next Stamp!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I hadn't ever heard of Your Next Stamp before this challenge
and I've had such fun with their stamps and die cuts. This
little parrot is such a cutie, and a perfect fit for the theme,
Things With Wings. I colored my parrot with Copic markers
and went over the parrot with a sparkle pen and added
a googly eye. 
I added the sentiment and raised the bird up
with mounting tape for a bit of dimension over the pattern
paper.  Simply done. I love the bright colors!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

PIP Challenge 1709

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1709
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
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Here's my card for the challenge!
I used My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence, for my card.
I stamped my little image twice, once to use as a mask.
I took a circle die cut for the image and a piece of black,
for layering. Using my mask, I sponged my colors to the 
sky and water.  I picked out some coordinating cardstocks
for the layers and assembled my card, except for my image.
I needed to color her with my Copic markers first, then
added her to the top. I stamped some fish to the bottom
of my card, and one that I could cut out. I added some 
mounting tape to the back on the one little cut out fish 
and attached it to the end of the little gal's fishing line.
I added some sparkle pen over the "caught" fish to give
it a bit of POP! I stamped a few fish on the inside,
as well as the sentiment "you're a REEL expert". 
Thanks for stopping by!!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

PIP Challenge 1708

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1708
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
Head over and join in the fun NOW!
Here's my card for the challenge!
When I enjoy an image I really love to just kind of 
spotlight it without a lot of other bling. This was one
of those images. Since I am enjoying my winter in 
Florida, the beach is my primary focus when the sun
is shining. So...here I am! Ok, I am a far cry from 
being that skinny but I am ready to play on the beach.
Copics were my coloring medium and I had to add
a sparkle to the beach ball using a glitter pen and some
lacquer for her glasses for the perfect finishing touches.
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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! 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 330

Challenge 330 - say it with Words
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Winnie and Walter!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I really love my Winner and Walter stamps and die cuts 
so deciding what I wanted to do was relatively simple. 
Since "saying it with words" was the theme this week,
and since there seems to be so much political outrage 
in American, I figured KINDNESS is what's needed! So,
here it is. It "blooms in even the harshest of climate.
Perfect! I colored my cacti, or cactuses, using my Copic
markers and added some sequin flowers for the "bloom" effect. 
I tore my kraft colored cardstock and sponged some brown on
the edges. The top piece is raised using mounting tape. I 
sponged the sun using a bright yellow and a dauber. 
The card was completed after a few simple layers.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Winner & Walter
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They have wonderful products! 

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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Card For A Challenge or More...

This card is entered in:
Cards and More #177 pets and other furry friends
Artbymiran Challenge #77 anything goes

Here's my card
I made 12 of this card, different little critters, all from 
Fun Stampers Journey for my daughter, Amber. She
is sending them to children at a local Children's Hospital.
I can't remember what stamps the tree and the sentiment
are from...what can I say? I'm on vacation in Florida and
I seem to have left my brain at home. I colored the
images using my Copics and raised the fox for 
dimension. A very simple card but I am sure the kids
will enjoy receiving them! Thanks for stopping by and 
consider following my blog and join in with us at 
They are always Anything Goes!

Monday, February 6, 2017

PIP Challenge 1706

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1706
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
Sometimes I find some images just too cute for words,
and these little Flamingos are CUTE!! First I colored
them with my Copic markers and then tried to think
what to do next...hmmm...if I could only find just the
right pattern cardstock...DONE! Then I thought it
needed something, some kind of "pop". Ok, ribbon.
Ribbon is good, but it still needed something, so I 
found an embellishment with just the perfect colors.
Ah, there, done...no, wait, it still needs something,
so I found a fun sentiment from Paper Smooches
that made me smile with these winter Flamingos and
no, I wasn't finished yet. EYES! They needed googly
eyes!! I think those eyes completed this fun card!
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 

I am also entering this card in the following
challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #268 - 269