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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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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sue Chaney Cards

Sue thought this card was too basic, not very exciting and I absolutely LOVE it! Her use of pastel pencils was perfect and the stamping divine. Keep 'em comin'!!!

This card is sooo pretty and the scan just doesn't do it justice. Her little dry sheet flower is way nicer up close and personal. I love getting cards!! Thanks, Sue! You always out do yourself!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Such Fun!

Had a great day today, and last night, with Gerri. We worked and worked on cards and it was great fun!! I've posted a few of our creations. TFL! HUGS!


Make It Monday/Anything Goes

CAS-ual Friday CSC 58


Less Is More/Paper Piecing

CAS-ual Friday CFC 58/Pretty In Pink

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

This is entered in the following challenges:

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

MFT WSC78 Sketch

Craft Your Passion 116/Things With Wings

Creative Craft Challenge 2/Tweet, Tweets

This is in the following challenges:

MFP FOSTV/ July 4th

MFP Challenge 113/Score Lines

Make It Monday 95/Anything Goes

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 191/Red,White,and Blue

Sweet Sunday Sketch 161

That's it for me! I'll post Gerri's too. She did way more than I did and I think they all turned out very lovely!!! Such a fun day!!!

Her challenges are:

Tuesday Morning Sketch 152

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

Here's 2:

The challenges are:

CAS-ual Friday CFC58/Pretty In Pink

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

MFP Tutorial Challenge 4/ Heat Emboss

Here's 3:

Less Is More/Paper Piece

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

Here's 4:

Challenges are:

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

MFT WSC 78/Sketch

And yet another(she was a busy bee):

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

MFP Challenge 113/Score Lines

Craft Your Passion 113/Things With Wings

And last, but certainly not least:

Craft Your Passion 113/Things With Wings

Make It Monday/Anything Goes

Creative Craft Challenge 2/Tweet, Tweets

Mojo Monday Sketch 247

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 191/Red, White and Blue

MFP Challenge 113/Score Lines

MFP FOSTV 26/July 4th

MFP Tutorial Challenge 4/Heat Emboss

Sweet Sunday Sketch 161

Craft Your Passion/Things With Wings

Thanks for looking...I had additional cards that I'll have to post tomorrow! :-)

Saturday, June 23, 2012


I made this for the wedding I went to yesterday afternoon. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I don't think the scan does it justice because the card had lots of sparkle. I don't enjoy making wedding cards, so when one turns out the way I like it...I POST! lol Hope the bride likes it too. My first Iris Fold card and I used a satin ribbon. Now, my mom came over and just "loved" it. She thought the "dove" was amazing...Too bad there wasn't a dove on the card. I said, "Mom, it's a wedding dress." To which she said, "WHAT??" I showed her in detail and then she said "Well...it's still nice but I liked the dove better." heehee To know her is to just love her! And, I do!

Here are a couple of cards using Penny Black stamps and following the card that Heather Telford did on her Bits and Pieces blog. Her work is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

A Beaut from B.

Well, it just goes to prove that "better late, than never" is RIGHT ON!! I got this fun and wonderfully colored card from Queen B. from the Anything Goes group on Paper Craft Plant. Of course, I've known B. for many years!! Thanks, B. You out did yourself, once again!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

This Card is Entered...

These are the challenges where this card has been entered...The main challenge I wanted to enter closed before I realized it...duh and grrrr. lol Since I really thought this card turned out ok I hunted for other challenges. Here they are:

Card Crafter's Circle #27 "Sentiments"

Less Is More
#72 "Something Shiny"

Simon Says Stamp "Joy's Inspiration"

Make It Monday #93 "Anything Goes"

Friday, June 15, 2012

Some Cards...

It's so nice to go to the mailbox expecting more bills but instead finding cards from friends...Such a joy! The first one if from my friend, Sue...such a darling image and a great sketch layout. Just love it!!

This next card was a real surprise and it's just so adorable!! It came from New Zealand from Karen Oliver, a gal from Paper Craft Plant's Anything Goes group. You gotta just love it. Such a fab coloring job on both these cards.

Thanks to both, Sue and Karen!!! Made a day even better!! Woo hoo!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Weekend At Gerri's Cottage at Round Lake

We haven't been totally productive but it's been such a nice time away. Besides, stamping and friends is ALWAYS grrrreat!! Here's some of my cards from today.

Thanks for looking...now here's what I am seeing while we stamp...

More Challenges

This card is for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - chevron
My Favorite Things Wed. Stamp Club Sketch 75

Current Challenge Entries for Me...

For Challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch 160
FOSTV: buttons & bows
Critter Sketch: Odd Recipe/1 ribbon, 3 buttons, 5 brads
By The Cute & Girly: cute as a button
The Cat's Pajamas: lemon, orange, berry