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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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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

Hope everyone had a joyous and MERRY CHRISTmas!! Mine was very nice, though I did come down with one nasty cold. When I feel better I will scan the cards I received. Here are the two that I sent out this year...I only made 20 of the detailed ones (they took FOREVER to make). I wasn't able to get any out to my friends oceans away. Maybe I'll have to do a RAK mid year. We'll see. lol
Thanks for looking! Have a HAPPY New Year!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Sue Chaney Card

Yep, I do love Sue Chaney's cards and this one is a KEEPER for sure! Naturally I keep ALL my handmade cards but this is really nice and I love the stamped image. I have to remember to ask her whose stamp it is! Thanks, Sue!! Miss you!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November's Stamp Time

November was the last Stamp Time until spring. December is always too busy and I'll be busy packing and reading the house while we're in FL, AND I'm sure my girls and brother won't want to jump in and take over while they are house-sitting. HA! And those of you who know Heather really KNOW that she'd NEVER do that! lol She is NOT a crafty lady. Surprisingly enough, I still love her. Go figure. heehee We had a great Thanksgiving, though the following day was bitter sweet for me as Amber moved to Milwaukee. I hated to see her move. It was so nice having her a house away from Heather's but, alas, she's gone. Thankfully Amber's job gave her a great opportunity to work from home so she didn't need to leave a job she loves, though she will surely miss her awesome co-workers. Ok, ST...we had fun again this month and missed having some of our regulars with us, BUT we did make some nice projects/cards. Here are our projects/cards! The color in the photo of the Gift Bag is NOT accurate at all. It was nice reds and greens, AND actually matched. lol Gerri Morgan was really happy about that. She thought I must have lost my mind, according to the picture. (Apparently she doesn't realize I lost my mind YEARS ago...silly girl!) All right...enough babbling...here are the photos!
This was such a simple card with adorable die cut flowers! Ribbon was actually white and colored with Copic markers to achieve the perfect match! Gotta love Copics!!
Gift bag, had way nicer coloring in REAL life, is made out of 2 12x12 double-sided pieces of cardstock. Easy Peasy!
Another adorable card, thanks to whoever's idea it was on Pinterest! I love the Stampin'Up owl punch because it has so many options for creating, like these darling Penguins!! FUN!!
Yes, we did a little bit of watercoloring. I think mine was sort of lame but everyone else's turned out nicely with a great watercolor effect!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Morgan Cottage Creations! Love Gerri for Inviting Me to be Creative!

These are mine...I wasn't very productive but they are ok. Thanks for looking! These were just random cards, no contests. :-)
Here are Gerri's...just a few of the MANY she made. She is always way more productive than I am. WTG Gerri!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stamp Time Oct. 29th

There are two options this month on Tues. Oct. 29th, times are 10am - noon OR 6pm - 8pm. Cost is just $10 and seating is limited, maximum of 5 (4 is ideal), for each time. Here are the cards we will be making! Let me know ASAP if you are able to attend! Hope to see you then!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall 2013 at the Morgan Cottage!

I soooo love that Gerri invites me to "play" so often!! Of course packing my stamp room for travel may be a bit extreme but it's worth it to stamp while looking out at this view!! Besides that, Gerri makes me YUMMY stuff to eat!! Woo hoo! Diet??? What diet???
I think Patti Raine did a great job cropping and enhancing my photo for me!! Hugs to Patti!!

Some of Today's Challenge Entries

Tiddly Inks Challenge 108 - Creepy Cute Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 315

More Challenge Entries

Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 94 - Tags and Banners Freshly Made Sketch 108

My Favorite Things Challenge

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 146

My Challenge Entry For The Sweet Stop

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 232

Gerri Morgan's Challenges

Mark's Finest Papers FOSTV 94 - Tags and Banners Mojo Monday Sketch 315

Gerri Morgan Challenge Entry

Tiddly Inks Challenge 120 - Creepy Cute Freshly Made Sketch Challenge 108

Gerri Morgan's Entry for My Favorite Things Challenge 146

My Favorite Things Challenge 146

Gerri Morgan's The Sweet Stop Challenge Entry

Here's Gerri's entry for The Sweet Stop Sketch 232, featuring Sweet n Sassy stamps!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stamp Time Week

Stamp Time went well. I always learn how to improve on the cards I create!! THANKS, LADIES!! AND, I am serious! Besides that, Judy Meyer always brings in some of her cards to share with me. Love that! So, I figured I'd share them with all of you, as well! (Sorry for the lousy color, the pretty WHITE cards look icky yellow.)