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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, September 25, 2023

PIP Challenge 2338

 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 
I always have fun with Newton's Nook and
creating this card was no exception. I used
a variety of NN products, and as always, 
top notch quality! First of all I stenciled
the shells, using 3 different MFT inks. 
Next I stamps my gulls, and die cut them,
and my sentiment stamp. Both were colored
with my Copic markers, matching the 
stenciled ink colors. 
I used some mounting
tape to raise up the gulls to complete the
card. Of course I created some layers
and added a brown strip between the
stenciling and the gulls and sentiment.

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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, September 18, 2023

PIP Challenge 2337

 The challenge this week is sponsored by
The prize will be a 
$10 Gift Certificate from 

Here is my project for the challenge...
I needed quite a few birthday cards for
this month and this challenge seemed like
the perfect time to do them. So, I used a
Newton's Nook stamp and die cut. I went 
through my paper pieces/scraps and 
found a nice variety. I colored the flowers
with coordinating Copic markers. 
I added a few white dots to flowers. 
Then I stamped the sentiment and raise 
up the flowers with some mounting tape. 
Super easy.

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Find the current challenge HERE

Monday, September 11, 2023

PIP Challenge 2336

Polkadoodles is this week's sponsor!! YAY!
We REALLY appreciate our sponsors!

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 2336 NOW!

Here's what I made for the challenge.
I used Gil Rabbit Gardening from our
wonderful sponsor, Polkadoodles. I cut the
image into the 3 separate images. I colored
them with Copics. The leaves were stamped,
on Polkadoodles digital papers, and die cut
out. The sentiment was from the same 
company as the leaves and dies. Now closed.
and die cut (from a closed company) I raised
Gil, the rabbit, with mounting tape and 
that's it. Very easy card. 
Thanks for stopping by!!!
GO to the CURRENT CHALLENGE now!!     

Monday, September 4, 2023

PIP Challenge 2335

Another great challenge over at PIP Challenges
with our lovely sponsor
Varada Sharma
VS has such beautiful images! It's 
awesome that she is kind enough to sponsor 
PIP Challenges! Please be sure to visit her site!!
 Here's my card for this week!
I used "Floral Digi" from Varada Sharma. She
has such beautiful creations!! I took the 
PNG image and added it to some digital paper
I had from We Are 3. I then added the 
sentiment to the blank space. I colored the 
flowers with Copics. I punched a couple of 
holes on each side of the sentiment banner
and ran some ribbon through. I put on a 
few dot embellishments and layer the finished
front to a yellow piece of cardstock. 
The finished card is 5.5 square. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
Consider "following" my before you leave!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
for this challenge:
Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and pick out
some beauties for you creative talents!

Still time to get involved with the