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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 49 yrs in 2021), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), Gamma to LJ, 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), Tuffy, the parakeet (2021) 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, September 20, 2021

PIP Challenge 2138

I'm in the middle of nowhere on an island...
Yep, that's right...it's called Grandma's Island
in Phillips, WI. Privately owned, 13 acre island.
It's truly a piece of heaven and it does have
WiFi. Soooo, I hope this all gets posted. lol!
I am posting a few location pics at the bottom
of this post so everyone can see the beauty!!
NOW,
Our amazing sponsor this week is
Jan's Digi Stamps is kindly offering a
$10 Gift Certificate. Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
Here's my card for the week!
This card was created for one of my best buddies
and my Florida travel pal's birthday this past
week. Gerri and I travel to FL for 3 months in
the winter, and husbands join us for a month
right in the middle. Enough about that, now 
about the card. I printed this wonderful image
from Jan's Digi Stamps. It's been colored with
Copics with some sparkle pens added to some 
of the flowers. I made the sentiment and added
some delightful, matching little hearts to the 
sentiment panel. A little bow out of twine, some
random dots in the background and layers to
complete the card. Basically easy but lovely...
I think. lol

Now here are a few of my Island photos.
Heading to town

Grandson chillin'

From the Grandma's Island Sign

Good Morning

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Monday, September 13, 2021

PIP Challenge 2137

This week's sponsor is PIP Challenges and 
we are offering a 
$5 gift code from Mo's Digital Pencil

NOW...
Here's my card for this challenge:
As much as I love MO Manning I decided
to use My Favorite Things stamps and dies.
I cut out three squares and sponged on 
a variety of inks. I colored the cute bears
with Copic markers and after I die cut them
I added them to the squares with pop dots.
I stamped and raised the sentiment and
finished the card with some layering.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

PIP Challenge 2136

 HAPPY

Another great  challenge with our wonderful sponsor

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here's my project!
I seldom, or if ever, make a slim line card
but this stamp and die set seemed the
perfect pair for a slim card. I created a 
cloud stencil for the sky and colored the
images with Copics. I added some white
ink to the balloon and waxy flax/twine for
the string. The images were raised up with
mounting tape. 
The stamps and die cuts
are from CAS-ual Fridays,
We love our challenge sponsors!!

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Monday, August 30, 2021

PIP Challenge 2135

Now...This week's challenge is a 
THEME challenge and it is
CAS
You can find requirements HERE.
(Now, if you follow the theme you get an
extra entry) 

Bugaboo
Sadly, Bugaboo Stamps is no more...😞
The prize for this challenge will be the
Bugaboo images the DT use. Nice!!!

Here's my card!
This Autumn image was colored with Copics.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

PIP Challenge 2134

A brand new challenge over at PIP Challenges. This week's sponsor is

 Without our amazing sponsors the 
challenges wouldn't happen. 
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!
Here's my card...
Pull the tab...

After tab is pulled
How does it work??? Watch these quick 
videos to see the magic.

I loved working with this cute frog image
from SheepSki Designs. I colored both
images with Copic markers, adding a 
couple of white dots to the flowers. I had
made a mask of the image so I could sponge
color for the background. The directions 
for the Magic Picture Changer are found
at Lawn Fawn. So many of SheepSki Designs
images would be idea for this style card.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

PIP Challenges 2133

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


Well, no card for me again this week but my
knee surgery went well and I'm getting around
pretty well. I will be back in the card making
mood this week for sure!! I miss creating. 
PIP Challenges DT has lots of wonderful
inspiration to share on the blog. Go check
it out now! 
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Monday, August 9, 2021

PIP Challenge 2132

We have a brand new sponsor, Lee Holland, and I have no doubt that you will LOVE the creativity available. Any digital need you may have, including images, papers and sentiments, can be found at the Etsy shop.

Be sure to pop over and check out all the fabulous digital images, papers and sentiments they have now! 

Sadly, I am unable to share a creation this week due to a knee injury. I got up on Tuesday (last week) and found I was totally unable to apply any weight on my RIGHT knee. OWIE!! The pain was unbearable so, thankfully, I was able to visit my Ortho doctor the same day. The MRI showed a severe tear in the meniscus and surgery/scope is scheduled for tomorrow, pending insurance authorization. I have been unable to do anything but keep my knee up. Now...keep in mind that my LEFT knee is scheduled for a replacement the end of Sept. sigh...needless to say, since the right knee pain is causing my left knee to support me, the left knee is also painful. Sheesh. Anyway, I may be totally relying on my fabulous design team to carry the challenge inspirations and I have complete faith in them. They ROCK!! 

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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! 

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Monday, August 2, 2021

PIP Challenge 2131

  I want to thank our amazing sponsor, 

Star Stampz!!

Be sure to pop over and check out all the fabulous digis they have!  In fact, gcheck them out now!

Here's my card 
The image was printed, and a sentiment
created. I used Copics for the coloring and
a soft blue ink to sponge around the die
cut out image. I used a yellow sparkle pen
to color the sun.
I used a decorative die cut to use against
the background paper behind the image. 
I raised up the image with pop dots and then 
glued the sentiment. All in all, a very easy card.

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

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Monday, July 26, 2021

PIP Challenge 2130

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

Here's my weekly inspiration...
I love We Are 3 because you can get digital
images, paper and sentiments. What fun!!
I printed the cactus 3 times, in different sizes.
After I cut them out I layered them on some 
of the matching digital paper, using mounting
tape to raise one of them for dimension. They
are colored with Copics. I die cut a cloud and
sponged some ink on the edges. I added the 
sentiment and that was it!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

Monday, July 19, 2021

PIP Challenge 2129

A new challenge with the amazing sponsor

Here's my project!
I love easy cards and this one fell right into
that category!! I used a die cut for the black
frame with the diagonal inside. I layered
that on a sparkly piece of pattern paper. 
The flower stamps and die cuts, including
the leaves are from CAS-ual Fridays. I 
added some clear sparkle pen to the flowers
and attached a sentiment. I did raise the blue
flowers, with mounting tape, for some dimension.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

PIP Challenge 2128

Time for a new challenge and

Polkadoodles is our amazing sponsor

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!
First of all...the card isn't actually PINK! lol!
Apparently my lighting really stunk! The card
was made on WHITE. I used Polkadoodles 
flowered paper download and layered the
image on top. She was colored with Copics
and I added a sentiment. That was it. 

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Monday, July 5, 2021

PIP Challenge 2127


Newton's Nook is this week's sponsor
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis, stamps and wonderful die 
cuts they have!  Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
 Newton's Nook stamps are some of my very
favorites and this set, "Newton's Sick Day", 
was perfect for my waterfall/flip card I made 
for a friend going in for knee replacement 
soon. I used Lawn Fawn's "Flippin' Awesome
dies. The images were colored with Copics.

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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!
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Monday, June 28, 2021

PIP Challenge 2126

This week's sponsor is 
Beccy's Place
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis that they have!  
Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
What I initially wanted to do with this ship
image didn't work out soooo this is the way
I went instead. It turned out better than I 
thought it would. Beccy's digis are excellent
and I think the simplicity of this card pretty
much showcases the ship. The die cut banners
and sentiment came from different companies.
I colored the image with Copics and edged
the layers with a gold ink. 

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Be sure to visit our sponsor's website and 
begin creating some of your own awesome 
creations! Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
Still time to get involved with the 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge

Monday, June 21, 2021

PIP Challenge 2125

This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner
where you can find some of the cutest 
digis and stamps for just about 
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!
I always love working with Gerda Steiner
images and this cute little mouse is just
adorable!! I colored it with Copics and fussy
cut it out. I used a die cut for the sun burst
and the other images were Fun Stampers
Journey stamps and fussy cut. I mounted 
a couple of them and added some crystal
lacquer for the glass.

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

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