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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 14, 2021

PIP Challenge 2124

YAY for our current challenge 2124 and
our amazing sponsor,
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!
The flower image from Jan's Digi Stamps 
is actually an Orchid but I decided I wanted
to make it a daffodil instead. Shows how 
versatile images can be. I made the image
small and printed out 2 of them. Once 
colored with Copics I fussy cut them out.
The THANKS die cut is from Crafter's 
Companion. I added a couple of strips of
the coordinating pattern paper across 
the top and bottom of the die cut. I attached
the flowers with mounting tape and 3 dots
of Black Nuvo Vintage Drops to create the
pearly effects.
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Monday, June 7, 2021

PIP Challenge 2123

This week's sponsor is 
The Cutting Cafe
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!
As always, creating something with The
Cutting Cafe takes me outside of my 
comfort zone with delightful results!
Here's my latest project. It was created using
I made the jar into a shaker card. I never 
feel like I do my templates justice but
they are nice to use! Sentiment and bug
are from a stamp set I had on hand.

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

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Father's Day Card

Hard to believe, I know...I barely take time to 
create let alone take time to join in challenges,
BUT, I decided to give some a shot. lol.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:


This was an easy card except for all the 
fussy cutting I had to do. I colored the 
stamped images (Darcy) using Copic markers. 
I edged the sentiment and embossed piece 
with a brown ink.

 

Monday, May 31, 2021

PIP Challenge 2122

First of all, on this Memorial Day, I want us all

to remember those who have fallen while serving

our countries!!

Now...This week's challenge is a 
THEME challenge with

Bugaboo
The theme is 
BUTTERFLIES!!

Here's my card!
I printed out the image to be a perfect sized
cardfront. I colored it with Spectrum Noir
colored sparkle pens for amazing glitz! 
added a sentiment and layered the front on 
some sparkle cardstock and finished the card.

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 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 

Monday, May 24, 2021

PIP Challenge 2121

Ready for a new challenge at PIP Challenges?

ME Too!!

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!
Nothing difficult about this card. Embossing,
and coloring. Love it! I used Copics, along with
a couple of Sparkle pens. A clear one for the 
butterfly and a black one for the sentiment.
I added some white pen dots to the flowers
and butterfly and a couple of green enamel 
dots to the flower centers. I also dotted the 
bunny's scarf and edged dashes around 
the image with a black pen. 
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Be sure to go and join in the 

Monday, May 17, 2021

PIP Challenge 2120

Welcome!!

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, g
check them out now!
 
As you can see...I still haven't figured out
how to get my printer to work. Seems I'm missing
some driver on my computer and multiple 
attempts at installing one has failed...BUT, 
I think I may have found a solution to the 
next challenge! My apologies to my sponsor
AND my blog followers!! I'll be back SOON...🙏

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! 

Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, May 10, 2021

PIP Challenge 2119

A brand new challenge beginning at 
PIP Challenges with the wonderful sponsor
There's plenty of time for you to join in!!

Where is my creation, you may ask?
I've been STILL having printer issues, in spite
of having a relatively new printer...UGH!!!
Right now I'm not able to print my digital
images...but...I will continue to try and figure
out the trouble with the dumb printer. I hope
that my lack of participation in the challenges
doesn't deter anyone from joining in. The DT
has some wonderful inspiration for you.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

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!

Thanks for stopping by and consider
"Following" my blog and go join in with

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. 

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! 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!!

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! 

Still time to get involved with the