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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 Throwdown

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Every Tuesday there is a new challenge and every week prizes are given away and Top 3 are picked and given a badge for their blogs.  There are always great samples from the design teams and awesome cards/projects from the talented people joining in the challenges.  


Challenge Guidelines

  1.  You may use any type of stamp on your project. Please keep in mind that it must be a digital or rubber stamp image.
  2.  You may enter up to 3 times for each week's challenge except for Anything Goes.  Only 2 entries are allowed for AG.
  3.  Your entry must match our theme for the week. We reserve the right to delete entries that do not qualify to make it fair for all.
  4.  You must include a link back to our blog.
  5.  Winners MUST claim their prize within two weeks after we announce the winner or we will need to draw another winner.

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Challenge 317
Card details found HERE!

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Challenge 315
Card details found HERE!

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Challenge 313
Card details found HERE!

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Challenge 311
Card details found HERE!

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Challenge 309
-CAS-
Card Details HERE


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 307
-Anything Goes-
Card Details HERE

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 305
-Tic Tac Toe Board-

Here's my Tic Tac Toe
Button-Patterned Paper-Ribbon or Twine
Card Details HERE

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 303
-favorite embellishment -


Card Details HERE

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 301
- Exotic Animals -
Card Details HERE

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 299
- distressing -

Here's my card for the design team.


Details on this card found 

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 297
- man's world -

Here's my card for the design team.
Details on this card found 


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 295
- for a child -

Here's my card for the design team.
Details on this card found 


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 293
- thinking of you -
Here's my card for the design team.
Details on this card found 


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 291
- anything goes -

Here's my card for the design team.
Details on this card found 
HERE


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 289
- Use Dies -

Here's my card for the design team.
More details on this card found

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 287
- Round n Round (circle cards) -

Here's my card for the design team.
More details on this card found

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 285
- Round n Round (circle cards) -

Here's my card for the design team.
More info on this card found


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 283
- frame it -

Here's my card for the design team.
More info on this card
found HERE! 


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 281
- layer it up -

Here's my card for the design team.
More info on this card
located HERE.


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 279
- piece it together (paper piecing) -

Want to join in the fun???  Please do!  Join NOW!



Thanks to Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps
for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card 
Click HERE!

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 277
- under the weather/get well -

Thanks to Crafty Girl Creations for
sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.
For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 275
-winter wonderland-

Thanks to My Grafico for sponsoring this challenge!!

Here's my card for the design team.
For more info on this card 
Click HERE!

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 273
- Snowflakes -

Thanks to Sammy Stamps Shop 
for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card
click HERE!


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Closing 11/16/2015
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 270
- Thank You-

Here's my card for the design team.
For more info on this card 
Click HERE!

                     Our sponsor for this challenge is
                                   Deedee's Digis



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Closing 11/2/2015
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 268
- Too Cute To Spook -

Here's my card for the design team.
For more info on this card 
Click HERE!

                     Our sponsor for this challenge is
                                      2 Cute Ink

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 266
- watercolors -

Thanks to Freckled Fawn for sponsoring this challenge!!

Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 264
- CAS -

Want to join in the fun???  Please do!  Join NOW!



Thanks to Sugar Pea Designs for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 262
- for a child -

Want to join in the fun???  Please do!  Join NOW!



Thanks to Sweet 'n Sassy for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 260 - Cool Treats
  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 258 - texture.

Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 256 is a Sketch card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to My Grafico Digitals for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's the Sketch

Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 254 is Christmas in July.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Bugaboo Digi Stamps for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 252 - No background paper.

Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Robyn's Fetsh for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 250
 - Use a Stencil -
Want to join in the fun???

Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to All Dressed Up for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card 
Click HERE!

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Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 248
 - Frame It -
  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to A Day For Daisies for sponsoring this challenge!!


Here's my card for the design team.

For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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 Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 246 is an ANYTHING GOES card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Craft Classes Online for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card 
Click HERE!


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May 12th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 244 is "add a doodle" card.
Want to join in the fun? 
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Doodle Pantry for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card 
Click Here!


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April 28th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 242 is a GET WELL card.  Want to join in the fun???

Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Karleigh Sue's Digis for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card 
Click HERE


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April 14th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 240 is "all clear (use something clear).
Want to join in the fun???

Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to The Stamping Boutique for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.


For more info on this card 



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April 7th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 239 is a FRIENDSHIP card.  Want to join in the fun???
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to My Grafico for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card and past challenge cards 


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March 17th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 237 is a shaker card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to Sweet n Sassy for sponsoring this challenge!!



Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card and past challenge cards 



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Mar. 10th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 235 -Good luck card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team.


I used "Reach The Stars" digi and colored it using Copic markers. I added some die cut stars, that I added some glitter pen lines to glitz them up a tad. I cut out my colored image, leaving an odd shape that I mounted onto a matching green piece of cardstock.  Of course I felt I needed a few added gems for the bling.

Thanks to The Paper Shelter for the adorable image!!



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Here's my card for the design team.


This image was so much fun to color! Sadly, it took me a few trys to get it to look the way I wanted it too. Those doggone crabs. lol I just couldn't get my shading decent but they're still kind of cute.  I used Copic markers to color, naturally!! I love my Copics. I needed to draw a dotted edge around the card to fill in the open space. It took away that stark blank look. The "Hello Sunshine" sentiment is from Tiddly Inks. I added a bit of clear lacquer for a bit of sparkle to the eyes. 


Thanks to Oak Creek Creations for the adorable image!!



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



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Feb. 10th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 231 Love Is In The Air.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team.

This image was so much fun to color! I wanted a clean and simple kind of card and this is how it turned out, ok, not so clean but I like the white! Naturally I used my awesome Copic Markers and a crystal Glitter Pen. I added the heart gems on top of the digi hearts to give the card some BLING! This card will go out to my beautiful niece for her birthday on Valentine's Day. Perfect!

Thanks to Sami Stamps for the adorable image!!



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


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Jan. 27th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 229 Facets of Crafting (use gems, sequins etc).
Want to join in the fun???  
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Here's my card for the design team.


I LOVE this adorable family of Owls from A Day For Daisies...though I know my daughter, Amber, wouldn't...not an owl lover. ha! I colored these little guys/gals with Copic markers and added a crystal Glitter Pen over the top to sparkle the owls and moon. I used daubers to smudge up the background. I added star gems over the top of the digi stars for the "facet" part of the challenge. And, yes, I NEEDED to add the googly eyes!! Don't all Owls have those?? lol The wood background stamp and the sentiment were from Mark's Finest Papers.

Thanks to A Day For Daisies for the "Family Of Five" image!!



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


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Jan. 13th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 227 is a Sketch.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team.

 


I took one look at these cute little snow people, from The Cutting Cafe, and I knew I'd need to make them into a Shaker Card. I had purchased the Shake-It "window" from The Paper Cut (years ago) and loved the ease of making this card. I printed my digi and used a circle die to cut them out. I used a size smaller to cut the hole in my card front. I took a white-core turquoise card stock and embossed it with a snowflake folder. Using a buffer/sanding block I sanded over the top, thus removing the "color" part of the card stock, giving the snowflakes a white appearance. When I finished coloring my snow folks, using my Copic markers I added Glass Shards for the shaker part of my card and attached it to the main card front. I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches and added some snowflake buttons to complete the Sketch.

Thanks to The Cutting Cafe for the fun image!!



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


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Dec. 16th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 225 is Anything Goes Christmas card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team sponsored by Crafty Girl Creations!


Obviously, when using glitter, there should be way more sparkle in the photo but I couldn't get a great pic, especially with the green mirrored paper for background. lol So, this will have to do.
Anyway, this was my THIRD attempt at using the awesome Christmas Ornament digi from Crafty Girl Creations. I printed the digi out on Transparency and on the first try, I applied glue to the backside, in all the particular areas, adding different colored glitter in each proper place I wanted. I waited over night for it to dry clear...and...it didn't. The sparkle of the glitter didn't show through...second try...I took a different glue, one that I've used in the past for this type of card, and went through the same process, applying a bit of heat from a mini heater to speed the drying process and it partially worked, but not completely...FAIL 2!! Yep, by now I was totally frustrated and under a timeline to finish for my design team...on to try number THREE!!! I used Stickles this time. It took a lot of Stickles to fill in the areas nicely but at least I got the sparkle I wanted. I then attached the transparency, glitter side down, to green mirror cardstock using some red brads. I did several different layerings and embossed the final red cardstock. I added some little Holly Sprigs to the top of each ornament and a pretty Christmas ornament button was my final touch, along with the "Be Merry" phrase. Thanks to Crafty Girl Creations for the pretty digi!


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


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Dec. 2 Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 223 "Bling It On".  Want to join in the fun???  
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Here's my card for the design team.

My angels were colored using Copic markers then I added Gold and Silver Glitter Pens over the top. I did a bit of Copic C01 around the images and raised the middle image for some dimension. Naturally I had to add some clear gems to really get some BLING going.  The "Merry Christmas" background paper was from Fun Stampers Journey.



My "Angel Chorus" is a digi from Robyn's Fetish!  (Go visit her shop!)



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


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Nov. 18th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 222 is a TAG.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team.



I created these tags using My Grafico digis.  I used "Holly, Gift 1 & 2, Santa Sleigh, and Reindeer 01"  Be sure to go check out everything at My Grafico now!!


I die cut my tags using a Sizzix.  Copic markers were used to color my digis and I cut them out after.  The one CLUTTERED tag has some die cut snowflakes and a couple of candy stripe shiny paper strips added then the Holly digis were perked up with a glitter gel pen and some red pearls.  A red pearl was also added to the Reindeer.  Great digis to "play" with!  
Be sure to shop at My Grafico!

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

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Nov. 4th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 220 is a SHAPED card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!

Here's my card for the design team.


I created a mitten template and thus began the creation. lol  I embossed the top portion of the mitten, adding some Candies and lacy edging.  The red is felt paper.  Great stuff to work with.  So easy!  My adorable little "Paul Penguin in a Mitten" is a digi from Robyn's Fetish!  (Go visit her shop!)


I colored my digi with Copic markers, using a rag with blending solution on it to give the little mitten a texture look. I used a glitter pen on the star and a pearl embellishment to Paul's cap.  


I added some designer paper, featuring cute mittens and caps, for the inside.  A bit of the red felt paper for backing to the sentiment, "Cold hands, warm heart" from The Angel Co.

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


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Tuesday Throwdown "Halloween Colors" 
Challenge #218

There's plenty of time to get in on the fun and here's some inspiration for
"Halloween Colors".

Doodle Pantry is this weeks sponsor!!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow Pam, love how you colored this week's challenge. So ready for summer.
    Hugs
    Berni

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