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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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Sunday, January 30, 2022

PIP Challenge 2205

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!
As always I enjoy it when  Newton's Nook is
our sponsor. Actually I enjoy ALL our wonderful
sponsor supporters. 😉 I used a couple of sets.
The sun came from another company, even 
though I probably have NN sun somewhere.
I can't take everything with me when I travel
to Florida for the winter...pooh! I used daubers
and ink for the sand and Copics to color the
image. I die cut the image and raised it up.
I added a bit of crystal lacquer for the sunglasses
and a clear sparkle pen for the sun.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Consider "following" my before you leave!

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 

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Obvious Challenge Entry for ME!

Everyone that knows me well, knows I'm a Polar Bear lover!! My upstairs landing is proof of that! So, when I came across this challenge I just had to throw in my hat and join up. It's an inspiration challenge...here's the inspiration...

Here's what I came up with...

I found the card tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers
(Fold Back Pop-up).
It was fun to make and turned out just like 
I wanted it to. I colored (LOL) the bears (from
MFT) using ONE Copic marker. I took my sparkle
pen and used it over the entire bear/s. 
One little sentiment, from the same stamp set,
and that's it! It isn't a fast card to make but it
did go quicker this time. It was my second card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Another Card for Challenges

Check it out...another card ready for some challenges. It's easy to be creative while lounging in Florida during not so nice weather. Sooooo here it is...

I get really annoyed when my pictures don't look
white!! ARRGGHH... But, here it is. The super cute
image is from Lee Holland. I always enjoy browsing
his etsy shop. I colored it with SN TriBlends using
two of my favorite colors, teals and corals. I kept
the card relatively clean and simple. It took me 
about 10 minutes to make and the others went 
even quicker. It's a great birthday card that's
super easy peasy!! Hope you like it too!!
I'm entering it in the following challenges...


A Card for Some Challenges

 Well, it's been forever since I've found the time or the incentive to join in, BUT, here ya go!!

I used a stencil for the colored rectangles,
sponged with two different colors. I've always
loved to combine these shades.  I die cut the
butterfly and colored it using SN TriBlends.
I curled the wings a tad for dimension and 
raised it up with mounting tape. 
Just added a sentiment and layers to finish.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenge.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

PIP Challenge 2204

This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner 
where 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!
I always love a darling image from Gerda Steiner.
The other thing I love is COFFEE!! Sooooo, thus
the perfect combo. The sentiment came from 
another company but it seemed the ideal 
combination with this image. I colored the 
cup and mouse with Copics and used two
circle cut dies for the raised layer for the
mouse/cup. After the small oval was cut out 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white.
Add some white ribbon and ta da!

 Thanks for stopping by!!

Consider "following" my before you leave!

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 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

PIP Challenge 2203

 A brand new challenge over at PIP Challenges. This week's sponsor is

 Without our amazing sponsors the 
challenges wouldn't happen. 
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!
Here's my card...
This is such a beautiful image and I wish 
I could do it justice. Here is my attempt...
I colored the image with Copic markers.
I added some white dots using a pen. Add
a twine tie and bow, a couple of layers and
that pretty much completes the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider
"Following" my blog and go join in with

Sunday, January 9, 2022

PIP Challenge 2202

  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 had fun with the little cutie. The additional
cactus cup plants are from another stamp
company and the Polkadoodles girl was lots
of fun coloring with TriBlends and Copic 
markers. I added a few white pen dots to the 
flowers and as freckles. I raised up the 
cactus planters with mounting tape. 
I embossed the background card stock
and die cut and swirl to fill in the back. The 
white dots were created by Nuvo jewel dot. 
I'm in Florida now and my WiFi isn't being
very agreeable and I'm awaiting service on
Tuesday. So bear with me!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Be sure to go and join in the 

Monday, January 3, 2022

PIP Challenge 2201

 Our amazing sponsor this week is

Jan's Digi Stamps is kindly offering a
$10 Gift Certificate. Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
I've been traveling and didn't get my stamping
stuff unpacked since I just arrived last night...
I just want to thank the amazing Design Team
for stepping up to the plate with 
their outstanding inspiration for