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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 15, 2024

PIP Challenge 2428

  PIP Challenges wonderful sponsor
for the current current challenge is...


It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY!
Here's the card I made for the challenge! 
using "Woodland Friends" and
"Framescape Winter Trees"(retired?)
I've used GKD and love the quality.
I stamped the tree frame image then
added inks with blending brushes. Then 
I added the sentiment. I stamped and 
colored the squirrel, with Copics, and 
fussy cut it out. With mounting tape I
raised the squirrel for dimension. I 
made this card for my daughter's birthday,
July 13. She LOVES "her" squirrels. She
feeds them peanuts throughout the day,
everyday! Sometime she has 10 sitting
there waiting. LOL! Be sure to go and 
visit Gina K Designs. I am sure you will
find all you need to create fantastic 
creations. Gina is such an awesome
lady and very talented!! 
This is from a few years ago when we
visited Gina's shop. We all had such fun
and we've all changed so much!! LOL!
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Challenge Card Using Polkadoodles

 So, I needed a card to give my 5 y/o 
grandson, LJ, for after his last soccer game 
of the year on Thurs. July 11. Naturally, 
set to create the proper card. The inside
of the card has one of the set's sentiments,
"From your #1 Fan." I added an s to Fan
because grampa wanted to be included,
of course. LOL
I colored my little dude with Copic
markers and stamped a random
sentiment and LJ. Now, the real winner
of this will be LJ, in my book anyway...

LJ just scored a goal...sure doesn't 
look excited but I'm guessing because
it was 84 degrees outside.
I'm entering my card in 
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Monday, July 8, 2024

PIP Challenge 2427

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 2427 NOW!
Here's what I made for the challenge.
As usual, I found all I needed to create this
card at Polkadoodles, images, sentiments, and
papers. I printed the paper and sentiment and
cut to the size I needed and attached it to a 
coordinating green cardstock. I cut out my
cute cactus after I colored it with my Copic
markers. I used a white gel pen to dot his 
cheeks and Crafter Companion sparkle 
pens to color the pot. A sweet little flower 
embellishment to the center of the main flower.
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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! 

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Monday, July 1, 2024

PIP Challenge 2426

  This week's sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
You certainly want to be a part of this challenge!
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!
Make sure you view their amazing tutorial
videos! They are wonderful crafting aids!
 Go check them out now!

Here's my project 
front
inside
I always have fun playing with Lawn Fawn
stamps and die cuts! To create this fun
card I used parts of each of these sets...
Happy Everything (inside sentiment)
Happy Harvest(flowers, birds)
Let's Go Nuts (squirrels)
Grassy Hillside Add-on (grass die cut)
I needed an anniversary card for some 
friends and I wanted to make my card using
Lawn Fawn soooo, I began by deciding to 
make a pop-up card. LF has many great 
options for this but, for whatever reason,
I made my own pop-up tabs. Sheesh. 
All the images were colored with my Copic
markers. The front sentiment isn't a LF
sentiment. Not sure who it belongs too. LOL!
I left space on the inside to write a personal
message AND I misspelled my friend's name.
Crazy! We've been friends for almost 30 yrs.
Apparently, I'm getting old and my memory 
must be going. 😵
Seriously, once everything was colored and
fussy cutout I began to create my card. I 
have quite a few different layers and the
banners, on the front, were some misc. 
die cuts I had on hand. Mounting tape was
used to raise up some of the images.

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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! 

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Monday, June 24, 2024

PIP Challenge 2425

is our amazing sponsor this week!!
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis she has!  
Go check her out now!
Here's my card!
using "Ruff Day"
Be sure to visit Beccy's Place and find some 
of the other fun images that she has available.
She certainly has everything! I love her 
digis and talent!! Anyway...
I colored the image with Copic markers.
I used some great background paper that
had paw prints.  I used a banner die cut for
the sentiment and added a little heart
embellishment. Some red dots were
added to get rid of the white space. 
  
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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor 
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website and 
begin creating some of your own awesome 
creations! Without our amazing
sponsors the challenges wouldn't happen. 
Still time to get involved with the 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge  

Monday, June 17, 2024

PIP Challenge 2424

This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner 

where you can find some of the cutest 
digis, dies, and stamps for just about 
any of 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 love this, I think, new set, Grow Happiness,
from our amazing sponsor, Gerda Steiner Designs.
I stamped all the images and colored them
using my Copic markers. Once I fussy cut
all the images out I used a banner die cut
to make the "shelves." Mounting tape was
added to the images and attached after I 
glued the banners down. White gel pen
was added to the pots and I stamped the 
sentiment to complete the card. 
       

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Be sure to join in the challenge and visit 

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! 

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Monday, June 10, 2024

PIP Challenge 2423

 PIP Challenges wonderful sponsor
for the current challenge is...

It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY!
I even purchased some fun goodies 
from PP and it didn't arrive before I 
left on vacay. Boo to me! I had other great
stamps from PP but I let time get away from
me, as usual. That's why this post is even
late and the challenge and winner's blogs
didn't get posted on time. I know...bad Pam.
At least my visit to friends has been a 
joy and I hope to return home and 
make all kinds of goodies!! Be sure to join in 
the current challenge and visit 
Penguin Palace for some awesome stuff!

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Monday, June 3, 2024

PIP Challenge 2422

 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
or find her actual stamps at RubberStamps.com!!
 Here's my card for this week!

and Sentiment from "Fall Celebrations"
There wasn't anything difficult about creating
this card. I stamped the image and colored it
with my Copics. A couple of layers and done!
Varada has some awesome images and stamps
Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and Rubber Stamps.

Be sure to go and check out 

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Be sure to checkout Varada's site and 
head on over to the latest PIP Challenge
HERE!!  

Monday, May 27, 2024

PIP Challenge 2421

  Newton's Nook is this week's sponsor
Be sure to pop over and see all the 
fabulous digis, and the wonderful new
stamps and die cuts they have! 
Go check them out now!
Here is my card 
This cute set, from Newton's Nook, must be
retired. Who knew? I use it so often I didn't
realize. The card was made for my friend's 
daughter. I used a stencil for the yellow 
striping and a random scallop die cut for the
image background. I colored the images with
SN TriBlend markers and die cut them out. 
I stamped a random birthday sentiment and
the "Dig It" from the NN set.
A white gel pen was used for accent.
I raised up the images for some dimension.
Thanks NN for being a fantastic sponsor!!

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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 20, 2024

PIP Challenge 2420

Another fun challenge ahead! PIP's fabulous
sponsor for this week is
It's always fun getting to find new stuff
and a great sponsor as well! YAY! Be
sure to go shopping!!
Here's my card...  
using "Mallards"
This was such a stunning digi image! I 
printed the PNG image on some digi
paper I had. I then colored the image with 
my Copics. I added some sparkle pen to
the Mallards heads. Using a white gel pen
I made the white band on the duck's necks
and some dots to the leaves.
 I stamped a Happy Birthday 
sentiment to complete the card. 

Be sure to stop by Pattie's Creations
and head over and join in the
Current Challenge.

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! She has so many 
awesome images to choose from!!
Still time to get involved with the 

Monday, May 13, 2024

PIP Challenge 2419

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 2419 NOW!
Here's what I made for the challenge.
So, I used a fun image from
Polkadoodles called 
I printed out the cute bunny image and 
used my Scan n Cut to have it cut out. 
I colored the image with my Copics and
stamped a little Happy Birthday on the
sign. I used a great die cut I had and used
black cardstock for the cutout. I used some
mounting tape to attach the bunny and
that was it! Easy and very cute, I think? lol
Thanks for stopping by!!! 

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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