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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 31, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Merry Christmas!!
May you find peace and joy throughout this season.
Enjoy time off with your loved ones and stop back soon!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 322

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 322

Here's my card for the challenge!
First of all, let me say, I LOVE this little Gingerbread
gal! I printed two of these digis so I could cut out an
extra bow for my cute ginger gal. I picked out my
papers first so I could decide how to color the image. 
Sometimes I do things really weird when I'm creating.
I colored the image with Copics. I added sparkle pens 
to the white on the gingerbread gal and my little dots 
on the cardstock. I colored the extra bow, making a 
checked design. I added a pop dot to the back to raise it 
up for added dimension. 
I die cut her into a circle before adding the bow so it
would overlap the green part of the circles. I added
some funky Christmas twine, popping up my sentiment
on top of the twine. I made a twine bow and glued
it down to complete the card. 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

CYP Challenge 341

Anything Goes!!

Here's my card for CYP Challenge 341

I decided I needed to do a Pop-Up card with this
adorable digi image from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
I cut my main card, the long way...4 1/4 x 11. I 
folded it in half and cut a "wave" about 1/2 way down 
the front, to make a snowy hill appearance. I colored
my snowman using Copics...I made the bird a Cardinal. 
Then I fussy cut the image out and that certainly
took a bit of time. lol. Boy, I love die cuts...when available.
I used a tree stamp from A*muse Studios to create my
woodsy background. I stamped, and stamped off, 
many times. I used a sponge to fill in the greens and 
 sponged some colors to the sky, as well, but it didn't 
show up in the photos decent. Oh well. After my
image was cut out 
Image result for pop up cards
I made the pop-up piece. I took a strip of cardstock
cut about 2" by 3/4" and folded it in quarters, making
a square. (Similar to the pic) I attached the square, on 
the fold and top of my card. attached my snowman to
the front of the pop-up square accordingly. I used Stickles 
to add the sparkly snow to the trees, snowman and the hills. 
The sentiment was added to the front using mounting tape.
Boom, done!

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