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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, May 29, 2023

PIP Challenge 2321

  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 is my card following
the 5th Monday theme

I always have fun with Newton's Nook and
I love books and kitties so this was a 
perfect image for my creation. I had two 
Bingo in this creation...
My image was colored with Copics and 
instead of using the matching die cut from
NN I tried out my new Scan n Cut. I stamped
the image multiple times and it cut the images
in less than 3 minutes. I always love having
matching die cuts because I tend to make one
card at a time, not many...except at Christmas. 
It does work great for digis though! 
I used a Sketch from Pinterest for my layout. 

I will be entering this card in the following 

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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, May 22, 2023

PIP Challenge 2320

 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.
Be sure to pop over and see all her amazing
sets and ideas! Such a talent! 
JDS has an abundance of amazing digital art
and I can always find something I love to play with! 
Here's my card for this week!

This is such a gorgeous image I was afraid
I couldn't do it justice but I am happy with
how it turned out. I used Copics to color it, adding
some sparkle pen to the flower centers and 
a bit of crystal lacquer to the heart. 

I put some random dots around the
image to take up some of the bare white.
I used this card for some friend's anniversary.
That's about it after the sentiment and layers. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
A big thank you to our amazing sponsor,

Jan's Digi Stamps

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Monday, May 15, 2023

PIP Sponsored Challenge 2319

  The challenge this week is sponsored 
by PIP Challenges and they will be giving away a 
$10 Gift Certificate from Sweet n Sassy
you lovely Moms and Mums!!

Here's my card for this challenge:
(Better late than never)
This was made to the mother of my 
precious grandson. Amber is a wonderful
mom. She shows so much strength in all
she does with her job and the raise of her
sweet boy. I used a free Dearie Doll image.
I printed her once on a piece of digi paper and
colored her with Copics. Then I printed her 
out again on another, coordinating pattern digi
paper. I paper pieced the dress. I added a 
touch of sparkle pen to the flowers.
I used an old A'muse sentiment and a ribbon
charm showing what gives Amber her strength.

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Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, May 8, 2023

PIP Challenge 2318

  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!
They have soooo many items to choose from
and they are offering a prize of 3 digis of
your choosing. You don't want to miss out.
Head over to the current PIP Challenge 2318 NOW!

Here's what I made for the challenge.
I printed the image and colored it with 
Copic markers. I used a white gel pen to
add some dots to the sentiment.  To 
complete the card I added some Crystal
lacquer to the "It's spring."
We REALLY appreciate our sponsors!

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

MFT Sketch Challenge 644

Here is my card I'm entering for the next 

I used an older stamp set from MFT
called "Just Roll With It."
I stamped the image and die cut it out. I cut 
off the balloons. I paper pieced her shirt and 
colored her with Copics. I took some random
balloon die cuts to make the balloons. I used
good ol' waxy flax for the balloon strings.
This is the card I am sending to a very
dear friend of mine...who is YOUNGER than me.
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Monday, May 1, 2023

PIP Challenge 2317

The challenge this week is sponsored by
The prize will be a 
$10 Gift Certificate from 
Here is my project for the challenge...
This card was a cheat from a Stampin'Up fund 
raiser for VIP (Violence Intervention Project).
The papers were already cut and prepped. 
I used a mask for the sun and the birds were
from a Stampin'Up set. The sentiment and 
boat are from Lawn Fawn and I can't 
remember which company the water 
die cut came from. lol. I had planned on using
something from Power Poppy but I ran out
of time this week. Busy spring, I guess. 
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