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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, 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***



Thanks for stopping by! Consider following
my blog!



Saturday, August 27, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 35

MFP Stamps Challenge 35
(Aug. 27 - Sept. 2)
                      1. Saturday Challenge
                          (lg stamp set prize)
                     2. Anything Goes Challenge
               (25% off entire order at MFP Stamp Shop)
                     3. Tutorial Challenge
                          (mini stamp set prize)

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


Today's Challenge is

***COLOR***
ORANGE

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!
Color challenges can be the easiest for me because
it already takes much of my decision making away.
hehehe 
This one is no exception. I picked out my papers
first, and ribbon. Then I inked up the medallion
stamp with a matching orange ink and stamped off
on a separate piece of paper then stamped my card.
I stamped the flower in black and colored it with
Copic markers. I added the ribbon and sentiment
and put all my layers together. I think I could use
this card, made in other colors and sentiments for
many different types of cards, like sympathy, 
birthday, get well, etc. Ok...no guy cards though. 

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

I used MFP stamp sets
"Medallion"
"Lots of Words"


Challenge closes on Friday, September 2, 2016

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Friday, August 26, 2016

MFP August Blog Hop Final Day 4

Welcome to MFP 
AUGUST Blog Hop
Final Day 4
Autumn Fun
There are some changes to our Blog Hop and 
we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure
to look over the changes before hopping along.
Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner.
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, Aug. 23 - 26, for some 
AUTUMN FUN!
Prize for Commenting is
"BIG TREES"
Big Trees stamp set

Here is my card for DAY 4!
This cutesy little scarecrow was paper pieced
and colored using Copic markers. I added a
some pearl buttons and a Copic colored piece
of twine made into a bow. The crows were
fussy cut and mounted up using foam dots.
I chose my layers and completed my card, 
remembering to stamp my "fall" sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by! 
Be sure to join in on the hop and 
consider following my blog!
Stamps used to make this card are:
"Scarecrow"

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, today,
 Aug. 26th to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced,
tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 27th.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES

FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail
 2. Window Tent Card by Kren

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"From The Woods "


MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by today, Aug. 26, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! Come back 
tomorrow, Aug. 27th, to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?

Click HERE

Thursday, August 25, 2016

MFP August Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to MFP 
AUGUST Blog Hop
Day 3
Autumn Fun
There are some changes to our Blog Hop and 
we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure
to look over the changes before hopping along.
Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner.
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, Aug. 23 - 26, for some 
AUTUMN FUN!
Prize for Commenting is
"BIG TREES"
Big Trees stamp set

Here is my card for DAY 3!
One reason I love fall/autumn are the lovely colors of
all the leaves. Sooooo, my card is simply made by 
stamping my leaf image 4 times and using a different 
color of Copic marker for each leaf. Then it was just a 
matter of cutting all my leaves out and attaching 
them to my layers of paper. Some were raised using 
mounting tape.Then I just stamped my sentiment and 
the card was finished. Thanks for stopping by! 
Be sure to join in on the hop and consider 
following my blog!
Stamps used to make this card are:
"Oh Happy Day"

"Scarecrow"

You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Aug. 26th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Aug. 27th.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES
FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail
 2. Window Tent Card by Kren

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"From The Woods "


MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by Aug. 26, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! Come back 
on Aug. 27th to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?
Click HERE

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MFP August Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to MFP 
AUGUST Blog Hop
Day 2
Autumn Fun
There are some changes to our Blog Hop and 
we hope you will be pleased with them. Be sure
to look over the changes before hopping along.
Blog Hop guidelines can be found 
HERE
Commenting and doing the tutorials end sooner.
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, Aug. 23 - 26, for some 
AUTUMN FUN!
Prize for Commenting is
"BIG TREES"
Big Trees stamp set
Sample ideas using the prize set

Here is my card for DAY 2!
I love making autumn/fall cards! They are among
my faves. This one was no exception. I took a 
piece of cardstock and ran it through a brick-like
embossing folder and rubbed a reddish ink pad 
over the raised portion. That created my brick wall.
I die cut two circles, larger one in black and smaller
in off white. I stamped my cute little scarecrow guy
on the off white and colored him with Copic markers.
I edged the circle using the same ink I used to make 
my brick color. I added a piece of bowed twine. I
put the off white on the black circle and raised
it up on my card using mounting tape. Added
my other layers and completed the card. Thanks for 
stopping by! Be sure to join in on the hop and 
consider following my blog!
Stamps used to make this card are:
"I Am Thankful"
You will have until Friday, 3pm CT, Aug. 26th
to comment and do the tutorials.
Prizes and badge winners will be announced
on Sat. Aug. 27th.

BLOG HOP GUIDELINES AND RULES
FOUND HERE!
(Be sure to read)

Tutorials
         1. Layered Embellishment by Gail
 2. Window Tent Card by Kren

Prize for doing one of the tutorials is
the mini stamp set
"From The Woods "


MFP Tutorial Badge awarded
just for trying one of the tutorials.
NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!
Here's the Design Team
Pam (you are here)
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day to be 
inspired! Get to work on the tutorials and show 
us what you make by Aug. 26, 3pm CT 
and don't forget to be commenting! Come back 
on Aug. 27th to see if you are a winner!!

Have a card made for the tutorials?
Click HERE