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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, June 10, 2024

PIP Challenge 2423

 PIP Challenges wonderful sponsor
for the current challenge is...

It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY!
I even purchased some fun goodies 
from PP and it didn't arrive before I 
left on vacay. Boo to me! I had other great
stamps from PP but I let time get away from
me, as usual. That's why this post is even
late and the challenge and winner's blogs
didn't get posted on time. I know...bad Pam.
At least my visit to friends has been a 
joy and I hope to return home and 
make all kinds of goodies!! Be sure to join in 
the current challenge and visit 
Penguin Palace for some awesome stuff!

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Monday, June 3, 2024

PIP Challenge 2422

 Another great challenge over at PIP Challenges
with our lovely sponsor
Varada Sharma
VS has such beautiful images! It's 
awesome that she is kind enough to sponsor 
PIP Challenges! Please be sure to visit her site
or find her actual stamps at RubberStamps.com!!
 Here's my card for this week!

and Sentiment from "Fall Celebrations"
There wasn't anything difficult about creating
this card. I stamped the image and colored it
with my Copics. A couple of layers and done!
Varada has some awesome images and stamps
Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and Rubber Stamps.

Be sure to go and check out 

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Be sure to checkout Varada's site and 
head on over to the latest PIP Challenge
HERE!!  

Monday, May 27, 2024

PIP Challenge 2421

  Newton's Nook is this week's sponsor
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis, and the wonderful new
stamps and die cuts they have! 
Go check them out now!
Here is my card 
This cute set, from Newton's Nook, must be
retired. Who knew? I use it so often I didn't
realize. The card was made for my friend's 
daughter. I used a stencil for the yellow 
striping and a random scallop die cut for the
image background. I colored the images with
SN TriBlend markers and die cut them out. 
I stamped a random birthday sentiment and
the "Dig It" from the NN set.
A white gel pen was used for accent.
I raised up the images for some dimension.
Thanks NN for being a fantastic sponsor!!

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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, May 20, 2024

PIP Challenge 2420

Another fun challenge ahead! PIP's fabulous
sponsor for this week is
It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY! Be
sure to go shopping!!
Here's my card...  
using "Mallards"
This was such a stunning digi image! I 
printed the PNG image on some digi
paper I had. I then colored the image with 
my Copics. I added some sparkle pen to
the Mallards heads. Using a white gel pen
I made the white band on the duck's necks
and some dots to the leaves.
 I stamped a Happy Birthday 
sentiment to complete the card. 

Be sure to stop by Pattie's Creations
and head over and join in the
Current Challenge.

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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! She has so many 
awesome images to choose from!!
Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, May 13, 2024

PIP Challenge 2419

Polkadoodles is this week's sponsor!! YAY!
We REALLY appreciate our sponsors!

Be sure to pop over and see all the fabulous digis, stamps and supplies that they have!  Go check them out now!
They have soooo many items to choose from
and they are offering a prize of 3 digis of
your choosing. You don't want to miss out.
Head over to the current PIP Challenge 2419 NOW!
Here's what I made for the challenge.
So, I used a fun image from
Polkadoodles called 
I printed out the cute bunny image and 
used my Scan n Cut to have it cut out. 
I colored the image with my Copics and
stamped a little Happy Birthday on the
sign. I used a great die cut I had and used
black cardstock for the cutout. I used some
mounting tape to attach the bunny and
that was it! Easy and very cute, I think? lol
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 

Monday, May 6, 2024

PIP Challenge 2418

PIP Challenges wonderful sponsor
for the current challenge is...

It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY!
If you're looking for my card, me too!
This was one of those challenging weeks
and time just vanished on me. The main
clog in the last couple of days was my 
daughter's call, at 3:00 am, in pain.
I knew right away that it was kidney stones.
Yup...so after some hours in the ER and
making sure her son was taken care of,
card making time disappeared. boo!

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Monday, April 29, 2024

PIP Challenge 2417 with a THEME: Inspiration

This week's PIP Challenge is a 5th Monday
and the THEME is an inspiration challenge.
It's sponsored by
The prize will be a $10 Gift Certificate from

YAY!!

Here is my project for the challenge...
following the INSPIRATION:

Sometimes paper can really put a card
together. My background was two 
different cardstocks, one with the seagulls
and one with the wavy lines. Not quite 
sure where I got my flamingo (I have LOTS
of those pink cuties) or the sentiment.
I colored my image with Copics and added
some clear gloss to the goggles.
I added my image to the card with a
bit of mounting tape. The sentiment was
stamped in a cornflower blue.
Boom! Finished!

😀
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Monday, April 22, 2024

PIP Challenge 2416

   This week's amazing sponsor is
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digital projects that they 
have to help your creativity!  No 
die cutting machine necessary! 
Go check them out now!
Here's my project for this challenge...
The Cutting Café offers so many ideas
and all you really need is paper, printer
and scissors. It's a great place for the 
minimalist card makers. 
I watched Regina's instructional video
and it assisted with my creating. I added
a variety of white die cut flowers. All I
used for this was my pair of scissors and
my printer. You can decorate this box
with anything you may have on hand.
 I am using this to hold cards ready for mailing.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:
Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, April 15, 2024

PIP Challenge 2415

 The challenge this week is sponsored by
The prize will be a 
$10 Gift Certificate from 

YAY!!

Here is my project for the challenge...
This was originally made for a dear dear
friend but she passed away before I was able 
to mail it. Sue was the friend that got me 
into stamping and she will be MISSED!! I
was able to send this to another wonderful
friend, Ardith, who has always said "we" 
should write a book. HA! 
Anyway, I used a wood image stamp 
(MFT retired) to create the floor. 
All the images were colored with
TriBlend markers.  I used mounting tape
to raise up a couple of the bunnies and books. 
+
Hope you like it!

😀
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Monday, April 8, 2024

PIP Challenge 2414

 This week's sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
You certainly want to be a part of this challenge!
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!
Make sure you view their amazing tutorial
videos! They are wonderful crafting aids!
 Go check them out now!

Here's my project 
using "Let's Go Nuts" stamps and Dies
I always have fun playing with Lawn Fawn
stamps and die cuts! I made this card 2
different ways. Card on the right, I punched
out 3 circles (used them on the card on the
left). I added a green and blue ink to look
like grass and lawn...(sort of...) I added a
cloud die cut to each of the inked circles.
I stamped some confetti to the right card
and colored all images with my Copic markers.
I raised the right's panel, with the holes, up
with mounting tape.
Next came the cute little squirrels, also
raised up for more added dimension.
The card on the left I added the circles
and squirrels to complete the second card,
after I added the bubble sentiment. The
inside was just...
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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 31, 2024

PIP Challenge 2413

Happy and Blessed Easter!!
PIP Challenges has a wonderful NEW sponsor
It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY!
Here's my card... 
Since I had to leave sunny Florida yesterday
I felt this was the perfect card for the
bitter sweet departure. I look forward to 
returning home and family but will miss the
"family" of friends there in FL. 
Anyway...
This image already had the words in place.
(and one image, without the words, was
included too) I colored the image with TriBlend
markers and had my Brother's Cut n Scan
cut it out for me. The background was actually
paper, except I added the birds in the sky.
I attached the image with mounting tape
and an added a twine bow to 
complete the card.

Be sure to stop by Pattie's Creations
and head over and join in the
Current Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Consider "following" my 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! She has so many 
awesome images to choose from!!
Still time to get involved with the