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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, July 25, 2022

PIP Challenge 2230

 Another great  challenge with our wonderful sponsor,

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here's my project...
This is such a fun stamp set from 
sure if the set is still available or not but
they have so much to offer, so check them out! 

For this project I just stamped
and die cut the birds. Then I stamped them
again on patterned paper so I could paper
piece them. Just add some googly eyes
and done! The main card piece was cut at
8 1/2" x 4 1/4" and scored at 5 1/2". 
Then I cut off 2"(saving it), then measured, 
and cut, another 2" from the fold. I cut 
two, 2" x 4 1/4", pieces  from a coordinating 
pattern paper and glue them to the 2" 
fold piece and the extra 2" piece.
Then I cut a panel in a solid coordinating
color and a white layer for on top. I
glued the solid panel to adjoin the 2" 
pattern piece to the main card. I added
the birds, using mounting tape, and a 
sentiment to finish the card.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

PIP Challenge 2229

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 decided on a Slim line card for this sliding
little penguin. He actually spins on his ride
to the bottom. hehe. I used a stencil for the
clouds and an oval die cut to create my hills.
The cute little penguin, from Polkadoodles,
was colored with Copic markers and fussy 
cut to add to the slider. The slot was cut using
a Lawn Fawn die cut. I added a sweet 
"Hello" die cut for a greeting.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, July 11, 2022

PIP Challenge 2228

Our amazing sponsor this week is

Jan's Digi Stamps

Jan's Digi Stamps is kindly offering a
$10 Gift Certificate. Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
Here's my card.

This image and sentiment from 
Jan's Digi Stamps  was a dandy for those
of us in the U.S.A. Star Spangled Wreath
I have a friend whose birthday in July 4th. 
An ideal choice! I checked through my 
random digital  papers and found a starry light 
blue that was perfect for adding the flag image! 
I colored it using Copic markers. A touch of sparkle 
pen was used to shine up the big center stars and
the tip of the flag staff. 
I added the sentiment to a die cut and 
raised it with foam mounting tape. 
Some coordinating paper layers was
all that was needed to complete my card!

Thanks for stopping by!

A big thank you to our amazing sponsor,
Jan's Digi Stamps

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Monday, July 4, 2022

PIP Challenge 2227

   A brand new challenge over at PIP Challenges

This week's sponsor is SheepSki Designs

 Without our amazing sponsors the 
challenges wouldn't happen. 
SheepSki Designs is offering the 
random winner THREE DIGIS!!
Here's my card...
This delightful image of Sunflowers was
a perfect addition to a cloudy background.
I enjoy PNG images. So easy to add to any
image on your computer. This is my house
and I just added the image to show you an
option of working with PNG digis.
For the card, after I had added the image
to my cloud background, I colored it with 
Copic markers and I added a touch of sparkle
to the flowers using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle
pen. The sentiment was embossed, with a 
cobalt blue embossing power, on vellum.
Add a bow in coordinating color and 
that completes the card! 

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