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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, October 31, 2022

PIP Challenge 2244

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...
When a person has a digi this cute to 
"work" with it's not hard to make a simply,
adorable, easy card. I colored the image with
Copic markers and cut it out. I added some
white "freckles".  I printed the sentiment 
circle and used a circle die cut to cut it out. 
I added the cute little guy with mounting
tape. Final touch, a few enamel dot elements.
This card was made for my 3 y/o grandson's
first day of Pre-3K. He loves school...for now. lol.
Thanks Polkadoodles for creating the
adorable "Study Dude".

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Monday, October 24, 2022

PIP Challenge 2243

 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!
Here's my project for this challenge...
The Cutting Cafe always has something
for every occasion! All I needed was glue,
scissors, and some cardstock. That was pretty 
much it. I did traced the patterns onto my 
cardstock and cut them out. For the medium
pumpkin I was able to cut 2 of the pumpkin
pieces out of each 12x12 cardstock. I used a
total of 4 (2 different) 12x12 papers. You
can check it out at TCC 3D Pumpkin Template.
I added a bit of twine and some enamel dots.
I did sponge some brown ink around the 
edges of the solid orange, leaves, and stems.
There are three different sizes of these templates
and would make a great center piece!

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 for this challenge:
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Monday, October 17, 2022

PIP Challenge 2242

   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 card was made for a friend that is going
through some life challenges and I just felt
she needs some smiles, AND prayers. So,
Lawn Fawn had everything I needed to 
create this fun card. I used "Happy Mail
and "Let's Go Nuts" stamps, and Dies. I die
cut all the items I needed. For the mailbox I
punched a hole through the flag and box and
attached the flag with a mini brad. It does go
up and down. The letter was handwritten. 
I colored the squirrels and nuts with Copics.
Pattern paper was used for the grass. Then,
it was just a matter of putting the card
together. I do think my friend will enjoy the
smile when she opens her mail. 

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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 

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Monday, October 10, 2022

PIP Challenge 2241

The challenge this week is sponsored by
PIP Challenges!
The prize will be a 
$10 Gift Certificate from 
Here is my project for the challenge...
Such fun playing around with all the fun
This "Little Piggy" was the perfect 
makings for a card from my adorable 
grandson (3 y/o). I am always chasing him
around, trying to get his little piggies (toes).
He will hold up his bare foot to tease me 
into chasing him. LOL! I colored my image
with Spectrum Noir markers. I heat embossed
the sentiment in white onto black cardstock.
I used a border embossing folder for the 
lower edge. I used a leaf die cut for the 
back setting and raised up the image and
the sentiment to complete the card.
My darling little LJ will get his card tomorrow.
He'll pull it apart. That's always such fun! 

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Monday, October 3, 2022

PIP Challenge 2240

 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 are my cards!

I had such fun making these cards
EXCEPT whatever off white cardstock
I used did NOT work well with my Copic
markers, OR my Spectrum Noir markers.
They just wouldn't dry. Really weird. So 
my coloring wasn't very good at all but
I still got them mailed out to friends.
Newton's Nook stamps and dies are
awesome to "work" with. LOL! I can't wait 
to make more Fall cards, on GOOD cardstock. 
I used "Autumn Mice" stamps and Dies.

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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