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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 Samatha, 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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Saturday, March 28, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 255

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 255
- Butterfly Birthday Card -

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!


Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.



I started this card by stamping my butterflies and coloring them with Copic markers, adding a sparkle gel pen for...yes...sparkle. I then cut the edge around the bottom of the butterflies. I used white ribbon and colored it with a Copic marker...I LOVE my Copics!! Add a couple of die cuts for my sentiment, a couple of gems and the front is complete! I took a scrap piece of my designer paper and added that to the inside, but low enough to show behind the butterflies. I also stamped a butterfly for the inside as well. Thanks for looking!

I used MFP stamp set "Bearded Iris".




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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Card For Sue Chaney AND a Challenge!

This card will go in the mail tomorrow, to Sue, but not
before I put it in a challenge. The challenge is...

Crafty Catz Challenge 271 - no design papers


Such a simply fun card to make. My minion was made using the Stampin'Up Owl punch. I printed the minion sentiment from a Word document that I created, oooo big deal! lol A little glue and some crystal lacquer for the eyes and done! The dotted stitched die cut is from Lil'Inker Designs



Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 237

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 237 - Shaker Card

Here's my card for the design team.

Shaker cards can either make me or break me. lol This one was fun to me. I loved working with this darling little bunny from Sweet n Sassy. I used Copic markers for my coloring. The shaker plastic circle was from The Paper Cut (years ago! lol) I added some crystal circles, some colored with Copics, for the "shaker" part of the card. To make my flower I glued two pieces of white cardstock together, using an Elmer's type of glue. Then, when it was completely dried I stamped my flower and then cut it out. I then added a clear lacquer to it. When the lacquered has dried the flower becomes pliable for shaping your petals. Works great on butterflies too. I added a gem and a bit of ribbon for the finishing touches. Thanks for looking!

Thanks to Sweet n Sassy for the adorable images!!



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


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Sue Chaney Cards...AGAIN!! Yippeeee

Today may have been gloomy and rainy but my walk to get the 
mail proved to be FUN! Gerri and I got cards from Sue Chaney!!
Oh how I love her cards!

This was to Gerri.
I love the crystal lacquer for the water and glasses!

I got this one!
You can't help but SMILE!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey KOTM for March

This is the KOTM for March.



To see my finished cards, certainly different than 
what's shown but equally as nice...I think...
Click Here to view.

Friday, March 20, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 254

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 254
- who let the dogs out? -

Here's my sample for Mark's Finest Papers design team.


I used multiple layers to pull this card together. I colored my pooch with Copic markers and dotted lines around him. I actually cut the stamp "Ruff Day?" so I could just stamp Ruff onto my die cut bones. By having the stamp cut I was able to angle them in a fun way next to the dog. I did use a white pen to enhance the puppy's eyes. I used brads to attach my die cuts. The brads were actually white and I colored them using Copics. I wanted them to match my dog's collar. 
Gotta love Copic markers!! 

I used MFP stamp set "Fabulous Pets".




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Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Bit More of FLORIDA

The month will be here before I know it and I wanted to share a few more photos.
Be sure to CLICK HERE for viewing!


More Cards From Sue Chaney!! YIPPEE!!


This lovely butterfly card arrived for 
Gerri! All the butterflies are raised 
and the pearls really add beauty!


 This is the cutie one I received, sadly it 
didn't photo well so Sue's coloring isn't 
showing up decent, BUT, that little raccoon 
is just adorable!! I loved the tree charm too!





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Card For Challenges!

I made this card for Sue Chaney and popped it in the mail today, soooo she hasn't even received it yet. In the meantime I figured I would enter it into a few challenges. 


My Time To Craft 283 - for a special lady

Moving Along With The Times - Bingo! Dies-Image-Gems/Pearls




I had a so much fun using My Favorite Things stamps and dies! I used daubers to add the blue to the "sky" and a piece of green cardstock for the "grass". I colored all my images using Copic marks and/or sparkle gel pens. I used a white pen for the little girlie's freckles and popped in a couple of gems for the flower's centers. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Here's a CASology Challenge 137 Card

Since I'm in Florida I really felt I had to
join in on this challenge...



I masked a rectangle on a white layer and used daubers
to sponge in the colors for my "ocean" scene.
I used an Inkadinkado image to stamp the beach sign.
I added another layer of color and dotted lines around both
and mounted on to my white card base. Very simple!

More Cards from Sue Chaney!! WOO HOO!!!

It's been so much fun getting the mail! Yahoo!!
Here are a couple more of Susie's talent!!


This was for Gerri when her mom passed away last month.


I loved the snappy fold and great image. As always, Sue's detail
for embellishing is awesome!

This was the inside flap. TOOOO CUTE!!!  


 Last, but certainly NOT least is this cutesy little bear.
Softly colored, I love it, and the little hearts were
the right added touch!

Friday, March 13, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 253

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 253
- Four layers or more, stagger them -

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!



For details on this card and past challenge cards, click HERE!


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 235

Mar. 10th Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 235 is a Good Luck card.  Want to join in the fun???  
Please do!  Join NOW!


Thanks to The Paper Shelter for sponsoring this challenge!!




Here's my card for the design team.



For more info on this card and past challenge cards 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 252

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 252

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!




For details on this card and past challenge cards, click HERE!

Friday, March 6, 2015

In Florida!!


It's been a bit cool here in Florida and even COLD sometimes
BUT it's not single digits, or snow, or WI! The weather is 
ranging anywhere from 50s one day to 80s the next day. 
It's almost like living on Lake Michigan. hehe...Cooler by the 
lake, or OCEAN! For some pics and more info on my time
here in FL...click HERE and stay warm!!



Fun Stampers Journey February KOTM

This is the KOTM for February.



To see my finished cards, certainly different than 
what's shown but equally as nice...I think...
Click Here to view.

Cards From Sue!

Here are a few cards I've received from Sue Chaney while I'm in Florida. Makes being in Florida even better! I love her cards! Sue has a way with embellishing details! Fun stuff!! THANKS, SUE!!!


This is sooooo cute! I love the dimentional balloons and the pop-up inside!




 This little girlie is just too adorable! Beautiful coloring!! 
The little hearts were a perfect touch!


 Sue sent this card to Gerri following her mother's death. 
Very pretty!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This card, that I just sent to my friend, Bridget, is entered into the 
following challenge





Moving Along With The Times

I'm putting this card, that I mailed to Sue Chaney, into 


Bird Watching is my SPORT...for real!! lol


This stamp set is from My Favorite Things and was fun to color with my Copic markers. I added some clear lacquer to the lens of the binoculars. 

Challenge Card

This card is for the following challenge...




I just die cut out some circles and flowers. I stamped the leaves on white cardstock and placed behind the raise pattern paper. I shaped the die cut flowers and attached to card, adding the gems to add some sparkle. Simple card.

Quirky Crafts Challenge 4

I made this card for my daughter, Amber. Yes, cats ARE her best friends so this was perfect for this challenge.

Quirky Crafts Challenge 4 - our best friend


I used one of Pinky Dolls adorable images for this challenge. Sadly, when I was coloring her face/cheeks got too dark because of some ink running, but I still thought she was ok. I added sparkle gel pens to her wings, eyes, and barret. Thanks for looking.