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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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Misc Cards From Past MFP Challenges

All Cards Here Are From
PAST Challenges!

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October 2016
(THANKS)


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September 2016
(TRICK OR TREAT)


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August 2016
(AUTUMN FUN)


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July 2016
(FLOWERS EVERYWHERE)


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JUNE 2016
(closed 7/8/2016
The Great Outdoors

Here's my card for
DAY 4

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Here's my card for
DAY 3

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Here's my card for

DAY 2

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Here's my card for

DAY 1

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 MAY 2016

(Closed 6/10/2016)
Wild Wild West

Here's my card for 
DAY 4
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Here's my card for 
DAY 3
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HERE


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Here's my card for 
DAY 2
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Here's my card for 
DAY 1
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April 2016

(Closed 5/13/2016)
Butterflies and Bugs

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 2
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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 1

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Mar. 2016
(Closed 4/8/2016)

Come and HOP along!!

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 4
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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 3
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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 2
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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 1

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Feb. 2016
(Closed 3/11/2016)

Come and HOP along!!

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 4


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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 3


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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 2


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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 1


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Jan. 2016
(Closed 2/12/2016)




Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop
DAY 2

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Here is my card for the DT.
DAY 1

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Nov. 2015
(Closed 11/27/2015)


Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1


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OCT. 2015

(Closing 10/30/2015)

Come and HOP along!!
(It's All About The Kids)

Come and HOP along!!

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2



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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1

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SEPT. 2015
(Closed 9/25/2015)



Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4



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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 3




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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2


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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1

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JUNE 2015

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4

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DAY 3


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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1

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May 2015


Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2
   Inside

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1

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April 2015

Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 4

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 3

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 2

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Here is my creation for Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop

DAY 1

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Challenge 44

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Challenge 43

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Challenge 42

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Challenge 41

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Challenge 40

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Challenge 39

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Challenge 38

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Challenge 37

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Challenge 36

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Today's Challenge 35 is
***COLOR***
ORANGE
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!
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***Different card/Technique***
Double Diagonal
Pocket Card Tutorial
(you must 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!
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***Different card/Technique***
Glitter Background Tutorial
(you must 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!
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This week is a CAS challenge
and the theme is FALL.

(CAS guidelines can be found HERE)

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MFP Stamps Challenge 31
ANYTHING GOES
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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!
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(Challenge ends 7/22/16)
MFP Stamps Challenge 29
No Template Rocker Card
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(Challenge ends 7/15/16)
MFP Stamps Challenge 28
Tie Die Card
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(Challenge ends 7/8/16)
MFP Stamps Challenge 27
CAS - Picnic
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(Challenge ends 7/1/16)
MFP Stamps Challenge 26
Color Challenge - WHITE
CAS card w/theme** definition of a CAS card will be supplied 
as well as a sample that matches the definition. A stamp must be used.


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(Challenge ends 6/24/16)
MFP Stamps Challenge 25
Different Card - follow TUTORIAL
(Twisted Easel Card)
tutorial with additional directions

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(challenge ends 6/17/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 24
Grid Technique


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(challenge ends 6/10/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 23
CAS - Beach
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(challenge ends 6/3/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 22
Color Challenge - Turquoise
The weekly color must be the main color. White, black and one other color may be used.
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(challenge ends 5/27/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 21
Pleated Skirt Fold Card - follow TUTORIAL



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(challenge ends 5/20/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 20
half die tutorial

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(challenge ends 5/13/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 19
CAS - spring

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(challenge ends 5/6/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 18
Anything Goes

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(challenge ends 4/29/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 17
Color Challenge - Purple
CAS card w/theme** definition of a CAS card will be supplied 
as well as a sample that matches the definition. A stamp must be used.

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(challenge ends 4/22/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 16
Different Card - use TUTORIAL
(Joy Fold)

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!
Details on the card found
HERE.


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(challenge ends 4/15/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 15
Technique Challenge - use TUTORIAL
(Faux Patina)

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(challenges ends 4/8/2016)
MFP Stamps Challenge 14
CAS - Rain
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!
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(challenge ends 4/1/2016)
MFP Stamp Challenge 13
Color Challenge Week - GREEN
 The weekly color must be the main color. 
(White, black and one other color may be used)

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(challenge ends 3/25/2016)
MFP Stamp Challenge 12
Different Card Challenge - use TUTORIAL
(layered mountain fold )

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(challenge ends 3/18/2016)
MFP Stamp Challenge 11
Technique - follow Tutorial
bandana technique

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(challenge ends 3/11/2016)
MFP Stamp Challenge 10
CAS Theme - Bunnies
(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!

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1 week challenge beginning Feb. 20th
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!

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1 week challenge beginning Feb. 13th
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!


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1 week challenge beginning Feb. 6th
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!

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1 week challenge beginning Jan. 30, 2016

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!

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1 week challenge beginning Jan. 23, 2016

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!


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1 week challenge beginning Jan. 16, 2016

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!

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1 week challenge beginning Jan. 9, 2016
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!
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1 week challenge
MFP Stamps Challenge 1
CAS Theme - SNOW

Here's my card for the Design Team
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1 week challenge beginning Dec. 26, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 294
Monochromatic Blue

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!


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1 week challenge beginning Dec. 19, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 293
Monochromatic Purple

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1 week challenge beginning Dec. 12, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 292
(Monochromatic Green)

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1 week challenge beginning Dec. 5, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 291
"Monochromatic RED"

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1 week challenge beginning Nov.28, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 290
simple grid -
Tutorial

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1 week challenge beginning Nov.21, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers 
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 289
Stamp flowers on vellum, emboss with white EP, color on back side, cut out and add to card front.-

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!




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1 week challenge beginning Nov.14, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 288
Stamp a background either with a background stamp or a smaller stamp with Versa Mark and emboss with Clear EP on colored card stock. -

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1 week challenge beginning Nov. 7, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 287
follow these directions -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 286
- monochromatic layered stamping -
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!


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1 week challenge beginning Oct. 24, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 285
- large sentiment, tiny image hilight -

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1 week challenge beginning Oct. 17, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 284
- round all corners -

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1 week challenge beginning Oct. 10, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 283
- have 3 panels -

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!


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1 week challenge beginning Oct. 3, 2015
Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 282
- Collage Stamping -
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MFP Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 281
- Sponge over a die cut negative to make background -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 280
- use a banner -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 279
- use both silver and gold -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 278
- stamping over a stencil -
Tutorial

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 277
- Sympathy -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 276
- candles -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 275
- use border punch on two sides -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 274
- use baker's twine -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 273
- weave a center (tutorial HERE) -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 272
- white emboss and highlight with matching marker/ink -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 271
- mask then sponge stripes -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 270
- white emboss and highlight with matching marker/ink -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 269
- mask then sponge stripes -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 268
- mask then sponge stripes -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 267
- Kraft paper & white embossing -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 266
- Stamp corner only -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 265
- Die Cut Design -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 264
- use this sketch -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 263
- 7 layers -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 262
- inchies for background -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 261
- use strips of paper at an angle -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 260
- Rick Rack -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 259
- only use the center of your top layer -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 258
- Black & White only -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 257
- gold emboss -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 256
- Cut Panel Card -

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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 255
- Butterflies and Birthday Card -

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!



For details on this card and past challenge cards, click HERE!


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Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 254
- who let the dogs out? -

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!



For details on this card and past challenge click HERE!


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Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 253
- 4 or more layers, staggered -

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I'm always a layering fool so this wasn't much of a challenge for me. lol 
I embossed musical notes on the white background cardstock. I just took
my colored cardstocks and layered them, randomly. I stamped the musical key in a light pink and the sentiment in black on top. I had to dot lines around it so it filled up the empty space. Add a couple of die cut musical notes and a few black pearls and DONE! 


I used MFP stamp set "Notes".





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Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.






I followed the tutorial for scoring and cutting the pot shape but that was pretty much it for me. lol I made my card a "card front" only card, with the "pot" being the opening to the sentiment. I tried using double-sided designer paper, and it worked very nicely, but I couldn't find the right color base card to match the flowers I colored...sooooo...I used a designer paper with a white back that blended with my flowers. I used a border punch for the pot edge. The flowers were colored using Copics (naturally!!).  I cut out both flowers, one attached to the inside of the pot and one attached to the outside of the pot. I added some sparkle gel pen to perk up the flowers and a few small gems to the pot rim, along the punched edge. 

I used MFP stamp sets "Great Flowers" and "Roses" for the inside sentiment.




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Mark's Finest Papers
Jan. 29th **COLOR**CHALLENGE 48 - Navy, Orange, Mint Green

Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!

Write...

Wipe Off

Using a plastic photo frame



I made an "Erase Note Board" using a 5 x 7 plastic photo frame. It's really a great little item and makes a wonderful gift too. I stamped the flower and colored it using Copic markers and stamped the sentiment using a navy ink pad. After you get your layout all taped/glued just slip it into the frame. I took some velcro and wrapped a wipe off marker with it. Adding the other piece of velcro right to the frame to hold the marker in place, ready and handy!  A tissue wiped the marker right off, all set for a new note/message! 

I used MFP stamp set "Camillia".





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Mark's Finest Papers Jan 22nd **COLOR**CHALLENGE 47 - Red, Pink, Green

Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


The two roses were colored using Copic markers and outlined using a sparkly gel pen. I added a wide, sheer ribbon, with a smaller satin ribbon and bow. A butterfly charm was hung on the bow. One rose was raised for effect and dimension. The shimmery, floral background paper was a perfect back drop for the roses. 

I used MFP stamp set "Roses".





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Mark's Finest Papers Jan. 15th **COLOR**CHALLENGE 46 - Pink, Yellow, Green
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


Ok, I went out of the box by making Yellow and Pink snowmen. But it's a fun card. I embossed the green background with snowflakes and tore white paper to make the snowy hills. I cut out the trees and snow people. The snowmen were colored with Copic markers and the trees were stamped in green. I applied some yellow and pink gems to tree top, buttons and heart then used Stickles to sparkle up the snow. My Glitter Pen was used to outline the snowmen for an added bit of shimmer too. I took my Copics and outlined the sentiment to bring in a bit more pink and yellow. 

I used MFP stamp set "Please, Snow".





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Mark's Finest Papers Jan 8th **COLOR**CHALLENGE 45 - Black, Gray, Red
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!



My card stock choices were obviously black, red, and gray. I stamped a few snowflakes in Versamark and silver embossed them. I used a corner punch on the red card stock and slipped in the gray. I added the tag, with sentiment, and silver bow. A couple of red gems to the snowflakes and that finished the card!

I used MFP stamp set "Snowflakes".




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This will be the last Inspirational Challenge!
Continue to visit MFP for the Blog Hops and other challenges!

Jan. 28th **INSPIRATIONAL** Challenge 89 - Hot Air Balloons.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I love MFP Hot Air Balloons. All I needed were a couple of other balloons to accent the brightly colored image. I chose two balloons from My Favorite Things, die cut in simple pattern paper and stamped. I was able to use Copic markers to color MFP balloon with coordinating colors. I mounted it up to stand out. The cloud embossing folder was perfect for this card. I added a couple of gems and that was all that was needed to finish the card. 

I used MFP stamp set "Hot Air Balloons".





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Jan. 21st **INSPIRATIONAL** Challenge 88 - Zentangle

Find Zentangle images HERE.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I love black and white and zentangle seems perfect for it. Admittedly, the background isn't my design and I can't take the credit for someone else's talent. The nuthatch image was ideal for this layout. I printed the background onto cardstock and stamped the nuthatch image using Memento Tuxedo Black. A tiny bow, a couple of gems and DONE! VERY simple card with a nicely tailored look!

I used MFP stamp set "Peaceful Nuthatch".





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Jan. 14th **INSPIRATIONAL** Challenge 87 - Old barns with ads.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I used a "wood" look embossing folder on a dark yellow piece of card stock. I took a black ink pad and rubbed over the top of the embossing giving it a weathered look. I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment "Peace" in black. I sponged the edges and attached it to a black background piece. I wanted the card to be simple, not much embellishing.  A bit of black twine was all it needed. The weathered wood card stock draws your attention and makes you think, BARNS! lol

I used MFP stamp set "A Trip To Lancaster".





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Jan. 8th **INSPIRATIONAL** Challenge 86- Shabby chic bedrooms.



Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.




I stamped my sunflower panel 3 times, one for the inside. I colored it using my Copic markers. I sponged black around the edges of the printed background paper. Then I used a crystal lacquer to add to the flower petals and gem stones to the center of the flower. A bit of twine and some more gems to the sentiment, using mounting tape to raise it a bit, and ta da...that's it!


I used MFP stamp sets "Polka Dot Country", "Chrysanthemum" (outside sentiment), "Thankful" (inside sentiment).







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Mark's Finest Papers Nov. 26th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 119 - Button Up.

Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!




Pretty basic card.  I just stamped the snowflakes in silver and cut around the edges, randomly.  I used an embossing folder on the edge of the white piece and just scored some lines in the red.  A green Copic marker was used to color white buttons and added some red threads and ribbon to complete the card.  In retrospect I think I should have stamped the snowflakes in red.  But...oh well. lol

I used MFP stamp sets "Snowflakes".





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Mark's Finest Papers Nov. 12th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 118 - Shades of Gray. 
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!



I used a couple of different paper "grays", including the piece that has the stamped main image.  Image and sentiment were stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black.  Pretty basic card with just a few small pearls added to the reindeer as a collar and a matching bow to make the color "pop".

I used MFP stamp set "Crisp Winter".




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Mark's Finest Papers Oct. 29th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 117 - Boo to you, halloween.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!




I did quite a bit of masking to create the "pumpkin patch."  I raised one pumpkin and the owl and branch to create dimension.  The "moon" was masked as I used daubers to ink in the sky.  Copics were used to color the images and the "googly eyes" added the perfect finish to my owl.

I used MFP stamp sets "Scenic Scenes" , "Owls", and Witchie" for the boo sentiment.





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Mark's Finest Papers October 15th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 116 - Things with wings.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


I picked out some matching colors for the variety of layers and I embossed half of the white panel before stamping. I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp my butterflies and the word Fly. The butterflies were colored using Copic markers and I added a clear Glitter pen to add additional sparkle. The glittery sticker sentiment seemed to be the perfect finish to the card.

I used MFP stamp sets "Wings"and "Bearded Iris".



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Mark's Finest Papers October 1st **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 115 - Elemennts, use metal.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


Since "metal" was to be my inspiration, I really felt I needed to Gold emboss my leaves. It gave the card some added sheen to accent my gold metal clip holding the sentiment. Naturally I felt it necessary to use my Gold Leafing pen to edge the "tag" and panel. hehe

I used MFP stamp set "Thankful" mini set.



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Mark's Finest Papers Sept. 17th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 114 - Play ball.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


I was surprised to find that I didn't have any "sports" related stamp sets, other than fishing, and that doesn't require a "ball". lol So, thankfully MFPs has great sentiments that will work for just about any type of card and this is how this card was created. The die cut banners were perfect for the "Go for it" sentiment.

I used MFP stamp sets "Gear Up" and "Black-eyed Susans" (I think the large set may be retired).



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Mark's Finest Papers Sept. 3rd **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 113 - Recipe card/use 1 image, 2 flowers, 3 papers, 4 brads.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


I paper pieced my little snow guy's cap and jacket, adding pompoms and buttons for accents. Copic markers were used to color everything else. The blender was used on the mittens to give it a knit sort of look...I did say, sort of. lol

I used MFP stamp set "Brrrr".



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August 27th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 112 - Favorite School Subject.
Here's my sample for the challenge. Thanks for looking!


Ok...perhaps you guessed, I really didn't want to be a Pirate in school but it was the best I could come up with. LOL Everything was stamped using A*muse inks and Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored using Copic markers.

I used MFP stamp set "Buried Treasure".



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August 20th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 111 - Bears..
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I decided that this Bear needed to be done using the Burned Edges technique. It's one of my faves for masculine cards! Just tear around your image and apply your lightest tan/brown ink (using sponge or dauber) around the edges, going up to the image...then apply the next darker ink, going half way through the lighter brown, use the darkest tan/brown to finish up in the same method. 3 shades of ink should be enough. I then use black on the very edge to really pop the "burned" look. I needed to cut the "happy birthday" sentiment in half to make it fit on the tag. Love clear stamps for that reason.

I used MFP stamp set "North American Woods".



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August 6th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 109 - Use Oriental Paper.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used some Oriental background paper and stamped the Asian script on a piece for the layer. I paper pieced the lantern, cut it out and used some 3D mounting tape before attaching it to the card base. Some Candies, gems, and my Gold Leafing pen added some nice finishing touches.

I used MFP stamp set "Lanterns".



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July 30th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 108 - Lemon Meringue/Yellow & White
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The images and sentiment were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. Lemons were paper pieced and die cut flowers were sponged with a yellow ink and embellished with a yellow gem stone. (Inside of card has the sentiment "Throw them back, and demand chocolate!")

I used MFP stamp set "Pucker Up".


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July 23rd **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 107 - Two favorite colors.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The images were stamped using A*muse Ink pad, Mermaid. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black

I used MFP stamp sets "Plywood" and "Marsh Silhouettes".



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July 16th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 106 - Animal.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The images were colored with Copic markers. I colored white ribbon with the matching Copic marker for the perfect green to match the parakeet. Gotta love Copics!!

I used MFP stamp set "Fabulous Pets.



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July 9th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 105 - New home

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The key image was colored with Copic markers and embellished with gem, along with the "flowers" (actually "holes" from paper punch, shaped on foam) on the die cut house.

I used MFP stamp set which is a brand new set featuring the key image and sentiment (and so much more)...shhhh...coming out in Aug.


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July 2nd **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 104 - Patriotic, country colors = USA.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image and colored with Copic markers.

I used MFP stamp set "Oopsie Daisy".


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June 25th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 103 - Summer Time.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image and colored with Copic markers.

I used MFP stamp set "Garden Wishes Mini".



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June 18th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 102 - Graduation.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image.

I used MFP stamp sets"Lighthouses" and "What a Fox" for the sentiment.



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June 11th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 101 - Father's Day.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used a Kaleidacolor Ink pad for stamping the images and sponges the edges in Momento Tuxedo Black.

I used MFP stamp sets "Plywood" and "Lighthouses".



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June 4th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 100 - Beach.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used daubers and Memento inks to do the background. The seagull was colored using Copic markers and Baker's twine was added to posts for dimension.

I used MFP stamp sets "Gullible Mini Set".



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May 28th **SKETCH WITH A TWIST ** Challenge 99 - Card stock only.

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


Iris was colored using Copic markers.

I used MFP stamp sets "Bearded Iris".


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May 21st **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 98 - Punches/Die Cuts

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 hand cut the Autumn stamp and die cut the oval for the sentiment and die cut and embossed the 2 other leaves. I used a dauber to add ink color to the Autumn leave and edges of the leaf die cuts. Memento Inks were used.

I used MFP stamp set "Autumn Friendship".



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May 14th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 97 - Numbers

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!


Memento Inks were used to stamp my sentiment.

I used MFP stamp set "Pretty Pears".



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May 7th **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 96 - Mother's Day

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 used Copics for the coloring of the flowers!

I used MFP stamp sets "Dogwood Blossoms" and "Frances/Her Majesty".



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APRIL 30 **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 95 - Tags

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 masked the daisies and stamped over the tag with the background stamp and colored daisies with Copic markers. I used Crystal Lacquer on the finished daisies for a shiny lift.

I used MFP stamp sets "Oopsie Daisy" and "Background Fun".



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APRIL 23 **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 94 - Ribbon, Lace, Twine

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!!


The "queens" dress was cut out and I taped ribbon (purple dotted)to the back of the image, creating the ribbon dress.
The stamps I used are MFP Paper Doll Frances/Her Majesty and Paper Doll Frances




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APRIL 16 **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 93 - Easter/Spring

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 used vellum, gold embossing image to front, coloring on the back using Copic markers.
I used MFP "Easter" stamp set.



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APRIL 9 **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 92

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 used Copic markers to color. The stamp sets I used were Easter and Friends.


Go check out all the amazing sets available at Mark's Finest Papers!



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APRIL 2 **SIMPLE SALUTATIONS **CHALLENGE 91
Here's my very first 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 used one of March's new stamp sets called Bundle of Joy and colored with Copics.


Go check out all the amazing sets available at Mark's Finest Papers!


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August 30th **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 52.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team. This is my final submission as a designer for the Oriental Sketch team but it was my pleasure to sub in for the talented Jane Chambers!! Welcome back Jane!! Jane will be showing her skills starting next Saturday! Enjoy!!


The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, paper pieced and colored using Copic markers. Instead of my usual Gold Leafing pen I used SILVER! lol I also love to use clear stamps because I am able to cut sentiments, etc. to be used they way I need. In this case, the Chinese writing actually had Buddha underneath it and since Buddha wasn't on the card I didn't want the word either. hehe

I used MFP stamp set "Buddha".



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August 23rd **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 50 - Oriental Screen Card
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The black cardstock was cut 8.5 x 5.5 and scored at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8. Top of "screen" was punched out using an edging punch or it can be cut with deco scissors. The "legs" were die cut using a tag die. You can use a tag punch too. Cut and stamp your panels to fit and DONE! For complete directions you can find the Oriental Screen Card HERE!

I used MFP stamp sets "Lanterns" and "Nature's Brushstrokes".


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August 16th **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 50
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used some Candies for some bling at the corners.

I used MFP stamp set "Oriental Joy".



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August 9th **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 49.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The sentiment and image were stamped in VersaMark on vellum and heat embossed in black. I colored the image, on backside of vellum, using Copic markers. The "joy" sentiment was then stamped on the front of vellum using StazOn black. A gold leafing pen was used to outline edges.

I used MFP stamp set "Oriental Joy".


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August 2nd **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 48.
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The sentiment and image were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, while the geisha lady was colored using Copic markers and, yes, the Gold Leafing pen added the final touches.

I used MFP stamp sets "Buddha" and "Lanterns".



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July 26th **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 47
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


The image and sentiment were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once again my Gold Leafing pen added some gems to create the just the right "pop" to this card.

I used MFP stamp set "Natures Brushstrokes".



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July 19th **Oriental Sketch Challenge** Challenge 46
Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



The images and sentiment were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The lanterns were paper pieced and I added some Dazzle stickers and pearl embellishments to perk them up.

I used MFP stamp set "Lanterns".


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