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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), Gamma to LJ (little Joe), 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), 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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Monday, May 3, 2021

PIP Challenge 2118

This week's sponsor is  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Here's my project!
I love stretching my brain by using the
same set multiple times. This set from
CAS-ual Fridays has been a great set to
experiment with. This was embossed in
white on black cardstock. I colored the 
image using Spectrum Noir Metallic
markers. I added a shiny silver ribbon 
and bow and mounted the black onto
a metallic pattern background paper.
Add a few sequins and simply done. Took 
about 15 minutes to create and complete. 
My favorite kind!
To see my prior CAS-Fridays projects,
follow the links below.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

Monday, April 26, 2021

PIP Challenge 2117

We have a great sponsor for the current challenge!
 Without our amazing sponsors the 
challenges wouldn't happen. 
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!
Here's my card...
It's all about coloring with this card.
I used Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers, 
along with a white pen for dots on the
flower and around the toucan's eye. 
I found a cute sentiment that 
suited the card just fine. Be sure to
go and check out Sheepski Designs now!

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Monday, April 19, 2021

PIP Challenge 2116

This week's sponsor is 
Newton's Nook
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis and wonderful die cuts they have!  
Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
This was a fun card to create. We've had
plenty of April showers and it's been too
cool to play in the puddles. hehe. I paper
pieced the umbrella and colors the images
with Copic markers. The puddle and rain 
drops needed some sparkle so I added some
with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen. The 
images were die cut with the coordinating
dies. Newton's Nook has wonderful stamps
and die cuts. Some mounting tape was 
added to the back of the frog and raised up.
A couple of dots were added to him too. 

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website 
and begin creating some of your own 
awesome creations! They have sooooo 
many goodies to choose from!
Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, April 12, 2021

PIP Challenge 2115

 A big THANK YOU to our sponsor

for this challenge!!

Jan's Digi Stamps is kindly offering a
$10 Gift Certificate. Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 

Here's my creation for this week!
Here's the finished card. I really stepped 
outside my norm when working with 
digis. First I went online and did a search
for cartoon clouds. When I found the one 
I wanted, I saved it. 
Then I went to my photo editing programs
and added my Jan's Digi over the top.
Then I colored it with Copic markers and
created my layers to finish. It was fun!
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Monday, April 5, 2021

PIP Challenge 2114

 This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner,
where you can find some of the cutest digis 
and stamps for just about anything to 
meet your creative desires. 
They are kindly offering $15 gift code 
for this week's winner! Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Nothing complicated about this card.
Just coloring mainly! I used my TriBlend
markers to turn this cute bear into a cuter
Panda bear. The sentiment and bear 
download was just like they are shown. 

 Thanks for stopping by!!

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website and begin 
creating some of your own awesome creations! 

Still time to get involved with the 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

PIP Challenge 2113 with an Inspiration THEME

 PIP will be sponsoring this week's challenge

by offering a $5 gift code from Mo's Digital Pencil .

There is an Inspiration THEME. Here is the

photo for inspiration!!

NOW...

Here's my card for this challenge:
I used a rainbow die cut and colored the 
rainbow with Copics. I added cardstocks
to create a landscape, sort of. LOL. Then 
I used this cute little lamb from Mo's, which
seemed perfect for my inspiration. It was 
colored with Copics and the little flower
embellishments were ideal for the scene.

Stay healthy and safe and enjoy 
virtual hugs!!

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

PIP Challenge 2112

This week's challenge is sponsored by

There's plenty of time for you to join in!!

Here's my project!
My umbrella is from We Are 3 and it was
such fun creating a scene to go with it. 
I found this little bear from CASual Fridays
and he was perfect for holding the umbrella.
My images were colored using TriBlend 
markers. A white pen was used to put dots
on the umbrella. I added pop dots to raise it 
up for added dimension. I found the perfect 
background paper and sentiment to complete
this card. Hope you like it!

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

Sunday, March 14, 2021

PIP Challenge 2111

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
for this challenge!!

Jan's Digi Stamps is kindly offering a
$10 Gift Certificate. Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 

Here's my creation for this week!
This is such a pretty image. I colored it with
TriBlend markers and fussy cut it out.
I embossed a sentiment and glued it
down. I added mounting tape to the 
image and attached it to the perfect  
background paper. Done!! 

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

PIP Challenge 2110

This week's sponsor is the awesome

Polkadoodles


Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis, stamps and 
supplies that they have!  
Go check them out now!
We REALLY appreciate them!

Here's my card for the current challenge!
This was so much fun to do because the
digi was the entire image, as is. I colored
it with my TriBlend markers. I added some
trio dots, randomly, and some white dots
to the wings of the butterflies. 
I added some layers and that was it.
Hope you like it!!

Be sure to go and join in the 


Sunday, February 28, 2021

PIP Challenge 2109


This week's challenge is sponsored by
There's plenty of time for you to join in!!

Here's my project!
My image was actually stamped right on
a piece of cardstock with the dragonflies
already on it, around the border. I took
another piece and cut out the main dragonfly 
and mounted him above the other
and bent up the wings for a tad bit of dimension
The flower was stamped and
colored with Copics and TriBlend markers.
I layered the main piece onto some 
coordinating turquoise cardstock. I 
added the sentiment and sequins to finish.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

Sunday, February 21, 2021

PIP Challenge 2108

This week's sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
Be sure to pop over and check out all the 
fabulous products they have! Get everything you
need in one place to create your next project!
 Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Gotta love Lawn Fawn!! They have great 
die cuts and stamps, plus LOTS of other
wonderful product! I love this little flamingo
set and die cuts. I colored the trees and 
flamingo with TriBlend markers. The clouds
were from a different LF set but worked great
with this card idea. The "relax" sentiment is
from Newton's Nook...I think...otherwise it
is LF too. LOL. I should pay attention. haha!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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A big THANK YOU to our 
sponsor for this challenge:

Be sure to visit our sponsor's website and begin creating
some of your own awesome creations! 

Still time to get involved with the 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

PIP Challenge 2107

 PIP Challenge 2107

This week's sponsor is the wonderful
Bugaboo
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis they have!  I can always
find the perfect one for any occasion!!
Go check them out now!

Here's my card!
Ok...yes, I fussy cut out this entire image...
that was the hardest part of this creation. 
Colored this cute Bugaboo image with my
TriBlend markers. The stamped image is
a Newton's Nook. A piece of pattern paper
and that was the completion of the card.
😁

Thanks for stopping by!! 

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 and begin 
creating some of your own awesome creations! 
They have sooooo many awesome digis to choose from!

Still time to get involved with the