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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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Sunday, January 22, 2023

PIP Challenge 2303

 The challenge this week is sponsored by
The prize will be a 
$10 Gift Certificate from 
YAY!!
Here is my project for the challenge...
Such fun playing around with all the fun
I used SY Polar Opposites for this card!
Anyone that really knows me knows I 
LOVE POLAR BEARS! This set is just so
cute and fun to play with. The images were
fussy cut out after I colored them with my
Copic markers. I raise the framed panel
and the penguins. Then I raised the Polar
Bear. It was a simple card and certainly
makes me smile. Hope you're smiling too!!
😀
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leave, consider following my blog!
Find the current challenge HERE!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

PIP Challenge 2302

is our amazing sponsor this week!!
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis that they have!  
Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Since I just made it to Florida the 1st of Jan.
this image could be me. HAHAHA! I just 
love Beccy's images and sentiments!
I used Copics and SN TriBlend markers
to color the image. I used daubers and
ink pads to create the scene. I took a shrub
stamp and added some "growth" on the
beach. This card will go to a friend back in
Wisconsin who desperately NEEDS some sun!!
 Be sure to visit Beccy's Place and find some of 
the other fun images that she has available.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
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 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

PIP Challenge 2301

  This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner 

where you can find some of the cutest 
digis, dies, and stamps for just about 
any of your creative desires. 
They are kindly offering $15 gift code 
for this week's winner! Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Yup, gotta love Gerda Steiner Designs,
and I do! Another super easy card that is 
just too cute. I colored my sweet little 
kitty with Copic and TriBlend markers.
I fussy cut it out. The sentiment bubble
and sentiment were from two different
companies but worked out nicely with
this kitty and will be a wonderful birthday
card for my cat loving sister-in-law. 
I used some white scrap strips to place
behind the image which is raised using
mounting tape. Easy and fun. 
Be sure to join 
in the challenge and visit 

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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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Monday, December 19, 2022

PIP Challenge 2251

Polkadoodles is this week's sponsor!! YAY!

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 2251
NOW!

We REALLY appreciate them!

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Monday, December 12, 2022

PIP Challenge 2250

    A brand new challenge over at PIP Challenges.
This week's sponsor is SheepSki Designs
 Without our amazing sponsors the 
challenges wouldn't happen. 
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!

Here's my card for this week!
This was a darling little image from SheepSki Designs.
I colored this little chill buddies with Copic markers
and fussy cut them out. I added some white dots and
lines to the hats. I embossed the raised white 
background with snow flakes. Using some silver 
glitter paper I die cut a large snowflake. I added 
that to the embossed piece and attached the
penguins with mounting tape. I'm still trying to
decide if I want to add a word or sentiment...
any suggestions??? 

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Monday, December 5, 2022

PIP Challenge 2249

 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!
I have several stamp companies that I 
love...two of them are LAWN FAWN
and the other is Newton's Nook, and 
I used NN stamps, trees are from 
another company, and one of my favorite,
fun interactive die cuts, Platform pop-up,
 from LAWN FAWNI've used this die 
cut MANY times with Lawn Fawn 
stamps but this time I grabbed
NN and it shows how versatile this die cut
is. The images were colored using TriBlend
markers. This does lay flat and fits envy.
You can view the LF tutorial HERE

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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, November 28, 2022

PIP Challenge 2248

 The challenge this week is sponsored 
by PIP Challenges and they will be giving away a 
$10 Gift Certificate from Sweet n Sassy
NOW...

Here's my card for this challenge:



I used an older SnS stamp set to create this
card for a dear friend. I used the Lawn Fawn
die cut Pivot Pop-up to make the interactive 
part of this card. It made this card pretty simple.
The fun little critters were colored with 
Copic markers. I had lots of layers and that's
basically what took the most time. 

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Monday, November 21, 2022

PIP Challenge 2247

 I want to thank our wonderful sponsor

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

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 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 

Monday, November 14, 2022

PIP Challenge 2246

  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.
Be sure to pop over and see all her amazing
sets and ideas! Such a talent! 

Here's my card,
So, I decided to make this fun digi into a
shaker card. Well, as I began to start I realized
that I had no idea how to make one...it's been
too long. Soooooooo, I had lots of screw ups. 
Apparently I found using a digi for this type 
of card isn't as easy as an actual stamp...BUT,
I think it turned out ok. I colored my snow
family with Copics, adding a touch of Sparkle
pen to the globe base. I put some sequins
in the shaker and that was about it. I did have
some shaker cups handy, which helped. 

I will be entering this card in the following 
challenges:
(top pick)😄

Thanks for stopping by! 
A big thank you to our amazing sponsor,

Jan's Digi Stamps

Head over to the current challenge now.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Challenge Card

So, here I am in another challenge. It's been
forever since I played along with some but I
have some time this week since I crammed
everything in the past 2 weeks, health wise. 
I am entering this card into:

Here's my entry.
I used a Sweet 'n Sassy set for the image,
and the inside sentiment (I forgot to take 
a pic). The "there's no place like home"
came from an old A'muse set. I used
a circle die cut to make a peek a boo spot
for my hot chocolate gal. She was colored
with Copic markers and I raised the 
pattern paper (Circle) with a thick mounting
tape and then raise my little lady.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

MFT Sketch #618 Challenge

 Well, I was unable to be creative for my own
PIP Challenge but I was able to join in with
Here's the sketch to follow...
Here's my card...
I embossed the white card front and
used daubers to add some ink. I used an
older MFT set, can't remember the name
or if it's even available yet, but I love it! 
I colored it with Copic markers and 
added a sparkle pen to the snow. The 
scarf, hat, and coat were paper pieced.
I heat embossed the sentiment to a dark 
gray tag. I used mounting tape to raise up
the images and sentiment. 
Thanks for stopping by!!

PIP Challenge 2245

Another great challenge over at PIP Challenges
with our amazing sponsor
Varada Sharma
VS has such beautiful images! It's 
awesome that she is kind enough to sponsor 
PIP Challenges! Be sure to visit her site!!

Sorry to say, I was unable to prepare a 
card. Minor surgery on Wed. and two
messed up attempts on doing Varada's 
images justice. Apparently my creative
juices are still in la la land. I couldn't 
believe how badly my coloring was/is. 
So, instead of making her wonderful 
image look horrible, I am taking a pass.
Thank goodness for PIP's awesome 
design team.

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
for this challenge:
Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and pick out
some beauties for you creative talents!

Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, October 31, 2022

PIP Challenge 2244

Polkadoodles is this week's sponsor!! YAY!

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...
When a person has a digi this cute to 
"work" with it's not hard to make a simply,
adorable, easy card. I colored the image with
Copic markers and cut it out. I added some
white "freckles".  I printed the sentiment 
circle and used a circle die cut to cut it out. 
I added the cute little guy with mounting
tape. Final touch, a few enamel dot elements.
This card was made for my 3 y/o grandson's
first day of Pre-3K. He loves school...for now. lol.
Thanks Polkadoodles for creating the
adorable "Study Dude".

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Monday, October 24, 2022

PIP Challenge 2243

 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 Cafe always has something
for every occasion! All I needed was glue,
scissors, and some cardstock. That was pretty 
much it. I did traced the patterns onto my 
cardstock and cut them out. For the medium
pumpkin I was able to cut 2 of the pumpkin
pieces out of each 12x12 cardstock. I used a
total of 4 (2 different) 12x12 papers. You
can check it out at TCC 3D Pumpkin Template.
I added a bit of twine and some enamel dots.
I did sponge some brown ink around the 
edges of the solid orange, leaves, and stems.
There are three different sizes of these templates
and would make a great center piece!

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 for this challenge:
Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, October 17, 2022

PIP Challenge 2242

   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!
This card was made for a friend that is going
through some life challenges and I just felt
she needs some smiles, AND prayers. So,
Lawn Fawn had everything I needed to 
create this fun card. I used "Happy Mail
and "Let's Go Nuts" stamps, and Dies. I die
cut all the items I needed. For the mailbox I
punched a hole through the flag and box and
attached the flag with a mini brad. It does go
up and down. The letter was handwritten. 
I colored the squirrels and nuts with Copics.
Pattern paper was used for the grass. Then,
it was just a matter of putting the card
together. I do think my friend will enjoy the
smile when she opens her mail. 

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 

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.