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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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Monday, February 27, 2017

PIP Challenge 1709

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1709
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

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Here's my card for the challenge!
I used My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence, for my card.
I stamped my little image twice, once to use as a mask.
I took a circle die cut for the image and a piece of black,
for layering. Using my mask, I sponged my colors to the 
sky and water.  I picked out some coordinating cardstocks
for the layers and assembled my card, except for my image.
I needed to color her with my Copic markers first, then
added her to the top. I stamped some fish to the bottom
of my card, and one that I could cut out. I added some 
mounting tape to the back on the one little cut out fish 
and attached it to the end of the little gal's fishing line.
I added some sparkle pen over the "caught" fish to give
it a bit of POP! I stamped a few fish on the inside,
as well as the sentiment "you're a REEL expert". 
Thanks for stopping by!!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

PIP Challenge 1708

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1708
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
Head over and join in the fun NOW!
Here's my card for the challenge!
When I enjoy an image I really love to just kind of 
spotlight it without a lot of other bling. This was one
of those images. Since I am enjoying my winter in 
Florida, the beach is my primary focus when the sun
is shining. So...here I am! Ok, I am a far cry from 
being that skinny but I am ready to play on the beach.
Copics were my coloring medium and I had to add
a sparkle to the beach ball using a glitter pen and some
lacquer for her glasses for the perfect finishing touches.
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Blog before you leave!

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

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 330

Challenge 330 - say it with Words
Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Winnie and Walter!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I really love my Winner and Walter stamps and die cuts 
so deciding what I wanted to do was relatively simple. 
Since "saying it with words" was the theme this week,
and since there seems to be so much political outrage 
in American, I figured KINDNESS is what's needed! So,
here it is. It "blooms in even the harshest of climate.
Perfect! I colored my cacti, or cactuses, using my Copic
markers and added some sequin flowers for the "bloom" effect. 
I tore my kraft colored cardstock and sponged some brown on
the edges. The top piece is raised using mounting tape. I 
sponged the sun using a bright yellow and a dauber. 
The card was completed after a few simple layers.

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Blog before you leave!

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

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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Card For A Challenge or More...

This card is entered in:
Cards and More #177 pets and other furry friends
Artbymiran Challenge #77 anything goes

Here's my card
I made 12 of this card, different little critters, all from 
Fun Stampers Journey for my daughter, Amber. She
is sending them to children at a local Children's Hospital.
I can't remember what stamps the tree and the sentiment
are from...what can I say? I'm on vacation in Florida and
I seem to have left my brain at home. I colored the
images using my Copics and raised the fox for 
dimension. A very simple card but I am sure the kids
will enjoy receiving them! Thanks for stopping by and 
consider following my blog and join in with us at 
They are always Anything Goes!

Monday, February 6, 2017

PIP Challenge 1706

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1706
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
So just get your cards ready and
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
Sometimes I find some images just too cute for words,
and these little Flamingos are CUTE!! First I colored
them with my Copic markers and then tried to think
what to do next...hmmm...if I could only find just the
right pattern cardstock...DONE! Then I thought it
needed something, some kind of "pop". Ok, ribbon.
Ribbon is good, but it still needed something, so I 
found an embellishment with just the perfect colors.
Ah, there, done...no, wait, it still needs something,
so I found a fun sentiment from Paper Smooches
that made me smile with these winter Flamingos and
no, I wasn't finished yet. EYES! They needed googly
eyes!! I think those eyes completed this fun card!
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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
Be sure to visit our sponsor's website.
They have wonderful products! 

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I am also entering this card in the following
challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #268 - 269

Monday, January 30, 2017

PIP Challenge 1705

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1705
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
THIS 5th Monday of the month has the theme
"Celebrate" 
so let's do that!!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!

I loved this image but the balloon kind of scared me since
I generally mess them up. lol.. This balloon didn't 
disappoint me. I think my Copic markers worked a bit
of magic. Of course the FSJ Glaze helped it look more
real! I used a glossy piece of red cardstock to accent the
shine of the balloon. A tiny tag "celebrate" added to the
balloon string and a pretty bow finished this card. 
Sami Stamps was the sponsor of this challenge and 
her adorable image is so cute I loved making this card. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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 

Monday, January 23, 2017

PIP Challenge 1704

Starts Today
Head on over and join in! Great prizes and 
See what the talented DT has to share!
Talented gals, indeed!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 326

Challenge 326 - my favorite medium

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps!
Here's my card for the challenge.
My favorite medium always seems to be Copic Markers.
They are so versatile and easy to work with. Coloring
this cute (?) couple, from Bugaboo Stamps, was fun.
Yep, this will be my anniversary card in August (If I can
remember where I save it! LOL) Good thing I married
a man with a wonderful sense of humor! hehe. Sadly,
they even look like us, sort of. I'm blonde and my man
is bald. We're quite a pair...for the past 44 years. 
Mainly, for this card, I colored the image and added
the layers, including one embossed layer, and raised
up the sentiment. I added some glaze to their glasses
and that was the finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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

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Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP Challenges 1703

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1703
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
Bugaboo Images are so cute and fun to color and this was no
exception. Again, my card is multiple layers with the main
image colored with my Copic markers. I added a bit of my 
sparkle pen to the wings of the dragonfly and I used my FSJ 
Glaze on the "U Rock" to make it POP! 
I had a couple of flowers that matched perfectly so they 
needed to be added. It was a simple card and I think
it turned out ok. You have to love Bugaboo Stamps
They are just so cute!

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas Cards 2016

This year was a fabulous year for receiving some 
amazingly awesome cards from friends!! It took me 
a while to take the pics and save them on my computer 
so I could share them and HERE THEY ARE, in 
no particular order. Thanks gals!!

Sue Beranek

Heidi Nell

Penny Yoder

Linda Clark

Judy Meyers

Bridget Collins

Gerri Morgan

Terri Winske

Sue Chaney

Nancy Klessig

Leslie Baker

Paula Waldeck
(my sweet niece!)

Aren't they all SUPER!! They sure made 
my CHRISTmas a joy! Nothing like 
homemade cards from wonderful friends!

Monday, January 9, 2017

PIP Challenge 1702

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1702
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
This card disappointed me. I do not feel I did this 
adorable image justice. Sometimes I just can't seem
to get going. I could certainly tell you what I DON'T 
like about this card...beginning with my color choices
but...let's move on! LOL! There isn't much to explain
on how I made this card. Copics were used (and not 
very well) to color my mouse image. I think I need 
to practice coloring this image more to do it justice.
Be sure to go and check out all the other great images
over at Digital Delights, by Louby Loo!

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 324 - Winter Critters

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New
Year holiday. I know I did. Each day is a gift and filled
with God's unlimited blessings! What joy! 

Now for the challenge FUN from Tuesday Throwdown
and our awesome sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs!
Here's my card for the challenge.
I really enjoyed these two adorable "winter critters" and
found coloring them with my Copic markers was super 
easy.  I fussy cut them out and raised one up for POP! 
My snowy embossed red cardstock was sprayed
with sparkle spray to give it a wonderful shimmer. I die
cut a few snow flakes (raising one using a pop dot) 
and a swirl for a snowy effect. The critters are actually 
holding snowballs, I think, but I wanted them to look 
like bells or ornaments so I used a gold sparkle pen and 
a glaze to make them pop. 
Adding the gems was the final touch and then putting 
together my layers to finish the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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 

Monday, January 2, 2017

PIP Challenge 1701

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1701
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES!
Head over and join in the fun NOW!

Here's my card for the challenge!
I loved coloring this image! I will say it was a bit of a
challenge for me but it turned out nice...I think? lol
I started coloring the image using Pan Pastels but it
was a bit bland so I had to use Copics to bring up the
color POP! Some layering and a twine bow and pearl
completed the card!!  Remember ANYTHING GOES
so join in the challenge with us!! Hugs

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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 
challenge at

I've entered this card in 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Beginning of a NEW Year!

Starting tomorrow is the beginning of a brand new
challenge blog and I hope that a lot of you will plan on
joining in the fun. Each weekly challenge is always
ANYTHING GOES! No reason not to play along with 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Merry Christmas!!
May you find peace and joy throughout this season.
Enjoy time off with your loved ones and stop back soon!
and
Happy New Year!!

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Beginning in January, join in the fun with a brand
new challenge blog! Everyone can join in since each
week is ALWAYS Anything Goes! 
Beginning Jan. 2, 2017!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 322

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 322
-Baking-

Here's my card for the challenge!
First of all, let me say, I LOVE this little Gingerbread
gal! I printed two of these digis so I could cut out an
extra bow for my cute ginger gal. I picked out my
papers first so I could decide how to color the image. 
Sometimes I do things really weird when I'm creating.
I colored the image with Copics. I added sparkle pens 
to the white on the gingerbread gal and my little dots 
on the cardstock. I colored the extra bow, making a 
checked design. I added a pop dot to the back to raise it 
up for added dimension. 
I die cut her into a circle before adding the bow so it
would overlap the green part of the circles. I added
some funky Christmas twine, popping up my sentiment
on top of the twine. I made a twine bow and glued
it down to complete the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and consider "following" my
Blog before you leave!

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