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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 40 yrs in 2012), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), 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), owner of Whisper (the cat) 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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 313

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 313
-Fall Feathers-

Here's my card for the challenge!

I just LOVE this little image. 
I enjoyed making this card because Fall cards are my 
faves and I love birds, and this little guy is no exception!! 
I colored the image using Copics and I added some 
Copic Blending Solution to a terry cloth rag and pressed
it down on my acorn to give the acorn some texture.
I die cut my leaves out of pattern papers. I sponged
some brown inks around their edges and the edges 
of my card layers. I embossed the main cardfront, 
sponging a bit of brown ink on the raised edges. 
I raised a couple of the leaves, using mounting tape.
I used some brown twine to wrap around the card,
adding a leaf charm to the knot. I fussy cut out my
colored image. I added mounting tape to the back of 
the acorn, the bird I cut off separately. I then added
double mounting tape to the bird, to raise him up
higher. I added some feathers to the back of him 
placed him on the acorn. I used some FSJ Glaze for 
his eyes...just needed a bit of sparkle there. lol
Thanks for coming by! Consider following my blog
before you head out  to visit our sponsor's website.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current 

MFP September Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to MFP 
September Blog Hop
Day 1
Trick or Treat

Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
There will be prizes given for commenting
and for doing the tutorials. Each winner
will be chosen by Random.Org.
Large stamp set for commenting.
Mini stamp set for doing the tutorial, 
and everyone doing the tutorials will 
earn a Tutorial Badge. 
Now to the HOP!
Join us each day, Sept. 27 - 30, for some 
Trick or Treating Fun!
Prize for Commenting is
"Witchie"


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Each day of the blog I am featuring one of the
cutest Halloween stamps set ever,
"What A Scream"

Here is my card for DAY 1!
I found some purple cardstock, I know it looks blue,
and embossed the upper part leaving a small part
plain at the bottom. I stamped my sentiment there.
I stamped this super cute Frankenstein and colored
him using Copic, adding a touch of glaze to his 
eyes. I sponged purple ink around the white edge
and began to put my layers together, adding some
twine before gluing everything down. 
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the
hop and consider following my blog!

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Sept. 30th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Oct. 1st.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES

FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
             1. Test Tube Treat Holders by Lois
 2. Pop Up Card by MariLynn

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"VROOM"
MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by Sept. 30, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! 
Go back to MFP Stamp Shop Blog
on Oct.1st to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?

Click HERE

Saturday, September 24, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 39

MFP Stamps Challenge 39
(Sept. 24 - Sept. 30)
                               1. Saturday Challenge
                               2. Anything Goes Challenge
                               3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

1. Saturday Challenge is a

***Color***
Challenge
Pink
Here's my sample card as a design team member 
for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head 
on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!
Pink isn't my favorite color to work with and all I 
could think of that's pink, besides flowers, are PIGS!
I can probably relate more to the pigs than pink...
boy, there's a revelation!! YIKES! I did have fun
coloring the pigs using Copics. I chose my papers
and made some pink banners, that I ran through
an embossing folder. I stamped my sentiment
and completed assembling the card.

Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Primitive Farm"

Challenge closes on Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 38

MFP Stamps Challenge 38
(Sept. 17 - Sept. 23)
                             1. Saturday Challenge
                             2. Anything Goes Challenge
                             3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

Be sure to review the updates on MFP Blog


1. Saturday Challenge is

***Inspiration***
Here's my sample card as a design team member 
for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head 
on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!
I love inspirational challenges because the photos
can inspire in so many different ways. I was inspired
by the color red and the umbrellas...obviously!! lol
I chose my papers and cut them diagonally for 
a little different layout. I stamped my Rainy Day
sentiment and rain drops on the plain piece. I stamped
my umbrella, colored it using Copics and cut it out.
I put my layers together and attached my umbrella,
using foam dots. I made another layered piece to 
stamp my other sentiment and raised it up too. 
I added some red gems and FSJ Glaze to my rain
drops and umbrella. That's it! :-)


Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Rain Clouds"

Challenge closes on Friday, September 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SUPER Excited!!

Yes, I am SUPER excited to become a part of


I just found out and I can't wait to figure out what
I'm suppose to do! LOL. I DO know that I get to 
make more cards! YAY! It's a win, win!
Their challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes" 
I hope that you will come and play along with us
at CYP Challenges soon! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 311

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 311
-Sketch-

Here's my card for the challenge!

Sometimes I find sketches very easy to follow, helping
me in the design of my card...then other times, not so
much. This was one that fell together nicely.  I had
such a great time coloring my cute little digi, Finkle, 
from today's sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps. 
Love the little gnome's name. hehe I used Copics for
the coloring. Then it was just a matter of getting my
layers all set and put the card together. I added a gold
sparkle pen to the mushroom spots. I meant to add 
Fun Stampers Journey Glaze to the birdbath water,
but, alas, I forgot when I took the pic. I put a few 
glitzy heart gems and stamped a sentiment from My
Favorite Things to finish the card. 
Thanks for coming by! Consider following my blog
before you head out  to visit our sponsor's website.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 37

MFP Stamps Challenge 37
(Sept. 10 - Sept. 16)
                              1. Saturday Challenge
                              2. Anything Goes Challenge
                              3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

1. Saturday Challenge is

***Different Card/Technique***
Twine Wrapped Block

Here's my sample card as a design team member 
for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head 
on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!


I followed the tutorial and got my block and twine ready.
I put my twine on like an X.
Once inked up I began "stamping" my white cardstock until
I achieved the design I desired.
I stamped my flower in black and colored it using my
Copic markers. Once I added my sentiment I began
assembling the layers to complete my card. The final
touches were the faceted gems added to the flower centers! 
Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Black-eyed Susan"
"Tiger Lily"



Challenge closes on Friday, September 16, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Trying a Couple of Challenges...again. LOL

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.

                           **1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
                                                It's a Stitch Up
                           **2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks 246 - 247
                                                Anything Goes
                           **3. CASology Challenge 213
                                                 Stitch
                           **4. CAS-ual Fridays 155
                                                 Black & White with a PoP of color
                           **5. Come and Get It Challenge
                                                 Black & White Plus One (other color)
                           **6. Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 87
                                                  Anything Goes

This was obviously a very CAS card. I cut my layers, 
using a stitched die for the main front. I stamped
my image and sentiment in black, coloring my 
grill with red. I know it's difficult to see but I used
FSJ Glaze on the grill to give it a shine and dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!
Consider following my BLOG.


MFP Stamps Challenge 36

MFP Stamps Challenge 36
(Sept. 3 - Sept. 9)
                           1. Saturday Challenge
                           2. Anything Goes Challenge
                           3. Tutorial Challenge

Head to MFP Stamps Shop Blog 

to see ALL the challenges and prizes!!

***All rules, guidelines & prize claiming***

can now be found as Tabs at the top of the
MFP Stamps Shop Blog.

1. Saturday Challenge is

***CAS***
Birthday Theme

Here's my sample card as a design team member 
for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head 
on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!
This was as simple as simple could be but I think
it turn out nice. I masked off an area and sponged
some pink and yellow inks. Then I stamped my 
flower images in black and added the sentiment.
I put my layers together and for a final touch I
took a sparkle mist and sprayed it to finish off the card. 
Thanks for stopping by and consider following my blog.  
Be sure to join in the current challenge now!!

I used MFP stamp sets
"Camellia"
"Friends"



Challenge closes on Friday, September 9, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 309

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 309
-CAS-
After the hot and humid summer we've been having
it was actually fun working with this cute little digi.
I colored it with Copic markers and used a sparkle
pen for a bit of bling.  Stamped my sentiment and TA DA!
Thanks for coming by! 
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
A big thank you to our sponsor for this challenge:
Fred She Said
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

Still time to get involved with the current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cards Received

I been slow in posting these awesome cards but 
here they are now! I am so blessed to have such 
amazing friends!! Thanks to Gerri, for the gorgeous
anniversary card and Thanks to Terri for the Thank
You card. What joys you are to me!!
Love you gals!!
***FEELING BLESSED***



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