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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 40 yrs in 2012), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), 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), owner of Whisper (the cat) 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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Friday, January 29, 2016

MFP January Blog Hop Day 4


Island Life

Silly Shells

Flamingos on Vacation

Join us each day, Jan. 26-29, for some 
sand castle shell-finding fun! We'll have 
tutorials and DT inspiration. There will be
prizes for trying our tutorials. You will have
2 weeks to add your project to the Jan. 29th
post for us to see. So...there is no excuse
for you not to join in the FUN!!


You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop
beach related stamps sets. Just comment
on the following blogs (don't forget to 
comment here too!) each day for more chances
to win! (You don't need to comment on all
the blogs each day. The names are drawn
randomly) Try one of the tutorials shown
during the Hop and add your photo to the 
Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The 
winners will be announced on Feb. 13. on 
Don't forget you can go back and comment
if you missed a day. (HINT: the more you
comment, the more chances you have to win.
Comments on the MFP Blog count twice!)
The deadline for commenting and posting
pics of your projects is Friday, Feb. 12th
at 10:00 PM EST.


Let's get started !!

Here's my card for 
After 3 days of thinking about the beach, I was getting 
brain dead...yes, I do have a brain. HA! So with this one
I wanted to use the shell stamps but wasn't sure how 
color them...sooooo, I opted to paper piece the shells.
I like how they turned out, no doubt way better than
if I tried coloring them. lol.  I took some Kraft paper 
and tore and inked the edges for my sandy dunes. Prior
to placing them on my card I picked out my horizon for
my water and inked that in, using a mask. I placed my
shells, raising up 2 or 3 of them for dimension. Once 
the sentiment was stamped I layered the card to
 the main card and finished!!

Stamps can be found in MFP Stamp Shop.
I used 
"Silly Shells" (see above)

Here's the Design Team
You are here --->Pam
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day and let us take you 
to the Beach. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fun in the Sun. Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Feb. 12th and check back on Feb. 13, 2016 to see if you won!


  1. Pam I really like how the Sand is built up on this card - TFS and for the HOP

  2. What cool paper-pieced shells and fun sand dunes!

  3. I love your sand dune card. That paper was perfect for the paper pieced shells.

  4. Great use of the torn paper for the beach. Perfect beach card.

  5. Fantastic card and the I like the paper piecing on the shells they turned out great...well done

  6. Paper piecing the shells was a terrific idea!!! :) Hugs...Janie

  7. Love your ideas for this card for the blog hop! Paper piecing....I don't remember that as an option when I should!! Ha ha. Love how yours turned out and love the rich colors you used!! TFS!

  8. Oh this is grand! Paper pieced shells - thank you for sharing this idea! Your card is so serene and refreshing - fabulous work! TFS!

  9. I love the torn paper sand and colorful shells!

  10. What a great way to depict the ocean and sand! Your paper pieced shells are really unique and add to the playful feel.