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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, December 20, 2021

PIP Challenge 2151

 This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by

There's plenty of time for you to join in!!
Here's my weekly inspiration...
I'm still getting the hang of working with
digital papers, images and sentiments. 
First of all I picked the "paper" I wanted
Then I chose my sentiment Warm Wishes.
I used PicMonkey to create a badge with 
color and added the sentiment.
I turned my digi Snowman with Heart mitten
to face the opposite direction. 
other way before I added him and
my sentiment badge to my paper. 
I die cut a piece of silver glitter cardstock
to make a frame for the sentiment.
The snowman was colored with Copics
and some clear sparkle pen for a shimmer
to the snow and nose. I chose some
coordinating cardstock to create my 
layers, including a silver mirror piece.
I added a small pom pom to the hat.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 for this challenge:

Monday, December 13, 2021

PIP Challenge 2150

 This week's sponsor is Gerda Steinerwhere you can find some of the cutest digis and stamps for just about 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!
More fun with Gerda Steiner! I love this
little owl. I may send it to my daughter
who hates owls. hehe. I colored the image
with Copics and cut him out. I added a 
die cut edge and embossed the main
background. I raised up the owl and the
sentiment and finished the card 
with some layering.

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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! 

Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, December 6, 2021

PIP Challenge 2149

 This week's sponsor is PIP Challenges and they're offering a 

$5 gift code 

NOW...
Here's my card for this challenge:
Ok, I LOVE Mo Manning's art but I just
can't color right to do it justice. I used
Copics to color and I used a sparkle pen
for all the water. Unfortunately my photo
doesn't show the shimmer and I was too
lazy to take another after I found out. 
The sentiment is from a stamp company
that is no longer in business. Be sure to 
join in the challenge!!

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Monday, November 29, 2021

PIP Challenge 2148

The challenge this week is sponsored by PIP Challenges and they will be giving away a 

$10 Gift Certificate from Sweet n Sassy

This week's challenge is a fifth Monday so
there is a theme and the theme is 
Animals, no birds or fish
NOW...

Here's my card for this challenge:
I love animals so this is a fun theme for me.
I went with a cute kitty from Newton's Nook.
It's a pretty simple card to see what I did with
the layout. My image was stamped and die cut 
and colored with Copic markers. I used a circle
die on the white piece and added it to the 
background with mounting tape. With a little
die cut sprig and my popped up image and done...
after the sentiment. Crafting is literally my Cardio.
I have to get out more. LOL

Stay healthy and safe and enjoy 
virtual hugs!!

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Monday, November 22, 2021

PIP Challenge 2147

This week's sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
Be sure to pop over and check out all the 
fabulous products they have! Get everything you
need in one place to create your next project!
 Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
This is a pop-up card and was lots of fun
to make! 
Lawn Fawn has lots of interactive dies
and stamps to make a variety of fun cards.
Any stamped images were colored with
Copic markers. Nothing too complicated
in this creation as long as you have a
die cutting machine available and my very
favorite one is The Gemini by Crafter's
Companion. The machine is invincible! 
Be sure to head to LF and see all they have!


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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! 

Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, November 15, 2021

PIP Challenge 2146

 Polkadoodles is this week's sponsor!! YAY!

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...
I am beginning to get the hang of creating
digital images and digital "papers." Polkadoodles
has some great papers and images so I added
this cutie gingerbread guy to the Merry
Christmas paper. I printed it out on cardstock
and cut it to size.
Then I colored it with Copics. I printed
two of the gingers so I could cut out an
extra Merry Christmas sign. Once I colored
that I added it with mounting tape for
the added dimension. The candy cane was
colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
for some glitz. 
Layers were created and some vinyl dots
were added to complete the card.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

PIP Challenge 2145

 Another great  challenge with our wonderful sponsor,

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here's my project!

This coffee cup die cut was fun to play 
with! So many ways to use it! I chose a
paper with foil design to make it shine.
I sponged some brown ink around the
background and label part. Using the same
brown ink, I stamped coffee rings (from
a former stamp company). I added pop dots
to the cup, label and lid for fun dimension. 
The stamps and die cuts
are from CAS-ual Fridays,
Hot Coffee stamps and 

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Monday, November 1, 2021

PIP Challenge 2144

I want to thank our wonderful sponsor

Star Stampz

Be sure to pop over and check out all the fabulous digis they have!  In fact, gcheck them out now!

Here's my card 
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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! 

Still time to get involved with the 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge

Monday, October 25, 2021

PIP Challenge 2143

is our amazing sponsor this week!!
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis that they have!  
Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
I had fun coloring this fun image from 
Beccy's Place and I used Copic markers.
I fussy cut the image and added pop dots
to raise him up for a bit of dimension. 
Not sure about you but I have my "Fat Pants"
all ready for the holidays! How about you?? 

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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website and 
begin creating some of your own awesome 
creations! Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
Still time to get involved with the 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge

Monday, October 18, 2021

PIP Challenge 2142

 Newton's Nook is this week's sponsor

Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis, stamps and wonderful die 
cuts they have!  Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Having some fun stamping after a couple of
weeks of recouping from the knee replacement.
It's good to be functional again and I was happy
to be creating with Newton's Nook.
I used NN Evergreen Stencil and the stamp
set is Frozen Friends (couldn't find the link). 
 I sponged different shades of green inks
with the stencil. I colored the little snow guy
with Copics and fussy cut him out. I found
a sentiment bubble die cut and added the 
phrase, coloring the little heart.
I raised the snowman and sentiment with
a thick pop dot. I added Diamond Stickles
to the trees to give some sparkle to the snow.
I created some background layers to
finish the card. 

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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, October 11, 2021

PIP Challenge 2141

This is our amazing sponsor this week
and
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!

I know...you're wondering where my card
is...me too!! I think I will try to get one 
made yet but right now I haven't been 
able to create. BUT don't let that stop each
of you from entering in the current challenge.
SheepSki Designs has so many fun images
for your inspiration. Please go check them out!

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Monday, October 4, 2021

PIP Challenge 2140

This week's amazing sponsor is
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!

No project from me...and I'm blaming my 
knee replacement. Sitting, with this 
bruising, just isn't very comfy! I'm so glad
PIP Challenges has a wonderful DT! 
(Here's proof of my excuse!!)

I will say, I am still very able to get around
and my hubby has been a champ!

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 for this challenge:
Still time to get involved with the