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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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gerda Steiner 72 hour Weekend Challenge

It's been awhile since I've been in a challenge and I decided to take a little time to make this little card. Thanks to Gerda who provided the free digi. It's so cute!! 

Here's my card for the Gerda Steiner 72 hr challenge!


To make this card I just did a couple of layers, embossing the top one. I used a die cut balloon for the elephant's background. My elephant was colored with Copic markers and I just really wanted an pink one. lol. I used some crystal lacquer for the eyes and a sparkle pen for the flower centers and dots about the balloon edges. I used some mounting tape for a raised elephant. A bit of twine for the balloon string and done. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 263

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 263
- 7 layers -

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.



7 layers...wow...that IS a bunch but as it turns out, not that difficult to come up with. lol I have a white card base 1 blue, 2 pattern paper, 3 blue, 4 white (with image). 5 blue tag, 6 white (with sentiment), final...7 THE BOW! I colored the pretty coneflower using my Copic markers, adding a touch of sparkle pen to the flower center. Thanks for stopping by!


I used MFP stamp set "Coneflowers".




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Saturday, May 16, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 262

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 262
- inchies for background -

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.
Inchies are sure a great way to clean out some of my scraps and that's just what I did! I chose an image and paper pieced the flower and colored the leaves with Copic markers. It looked a bit flat for I added some clear lacquer to make the flower pop. I stamped the sentiment and ran the edge of the paper over an ink pad just to give it a border. I finished the card with a few green pearls. Ta da! Thanks for lookings!

I used MFP stamp sets "Chrysanthemum" and "Pretty Pears" for the sentiment.





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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 244

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 244 - add a doodle

Here's my card for the design team.


I had lots of fun working with my Doodle Pantry image! I couldn't pass up coloring this adorable Toucan. Naturally I used Copic markers to color. Not sure what color a Toucan actually is but I figured it needed a good variety of colors so...there you have it. I made a couple of extra prints of the image so I could add leaves around the cute little sentiment. I added a few bright gems and a few "doodles". 

Thanks to Doodle Pantry for the adorable images!!



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


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Saturday, May 9, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 261

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 261
- use strips of paper at an angle -

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 found a gorgeous designer paper for my background. I really didn't want to cover up the paper too much so I started with thin strips of white. I only use about 3 to begin with but my stamped image was lost in the background, sooooo, more white pieces. That helped my flower pop out better and still left enough of the pretty background paper visible. My flower was colored to match the paper using Copic markers. I took some white ribbon and used a matching Copic marker to color the ribbon. A glitter pen added some sparkle to my flower center, and DONE! 

I used MFP stamp set "Dogwood Blossoms".




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Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Card For My Nephew & A Couple Of Challenges

I get annoyed when I forget to mail out my birthday cards BEFORE the birthdays, but I am sure my sweet little nephew, Aidan, won't mind too much. This is the card I made for him, and the challenges I'll enter it in. Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

Word Art Wednesday 182-anything goes/family friendly




I absolutely adore the FREE digis from Dearie Dolls and this little guy was just great for Aidan's birthday card. I sponged the background, using daubers and Momento inks. I colored my little boy, and frogs, using Copic markers, using a white pen for his laces and freckles. Of course those cute little froggies needed some googly eyes for the finishing touches. A bit of layering and done!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cards...

I had to make a couple of cards for my daughter today. Heather needed a retirement card and a card for someone moving. Here they are. Funny part. No stamping. None! What the heck??? lol I needed to make them in a hurry so I had to make my own "words", from the internet or just my own mind because I just couldn't think of what stamps to use or where to find just the right ones. Die cuts and embossing folders completed the cards. 


Retirement card

Inside


This is the "moving" card...

Inside



MFP April Blog Hop Winners! CONGRATS!

Congrats on your wins and thanks for following along!



Paper Doll Sophia - Jennifer Scull
Big Trees - Terri W.
Small Flowers - Brenda in IN

Go HERE for details.

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 260

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 260
- Rick Rack -

Tutorial

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.


As much as I didn't want to actually make my own rick rack, I did. I followed the great 
tutorial (above) and found that I really enjoyed it. Initially I had intended to just add the rick rack to the main cardfront but I didn't like how the flowers looked behind it. So I just added the rick rack to a white piece of cardstock and place the flowers behind that. Seemed to work out ok so I left it like that. I colored my flowers, using Copic markers, to match my rick rack. Stamped the sentiment and added some gems to the flower centers and that was it. Complete.

I used MFP stamp sets " Bearded Iris" for the sentiment and "Black-eyed Susans" but couldn't find the set to picture it, BUT "Spring Flowers" actually had the flower image.






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Friday, May 1, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop





Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28 Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 - Big Trees

Featured May 1 - Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!
(Small Flowers)


I really wanted to do something different with these flowers and I thought a "wreath" look might work. First I penciled a circle, about the size I wanted for my wreath. Then I stamped my flowers going around the circle, erasing the pencil marking after. I used Copic markers R89, E07, E02 for the flowers and YG 99, YG97, YG93 for the leaves. I cut out the wreath and stamped "Hello" in the center, from MFP stamp set "Friends". I used a gold sparkle pen for the flower centers. I added the thin elastic band (I had from a store bought card from a friend) at the bottom. I think the wood look background paper worked nicely. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all the blogs so you don't miss out on their wonderful samples!! We have a great design team!

"Small Flowers"

Here's the Design Team:

Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop





Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28 Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 - Big Trees

Featured May 1 - Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!
(Big Trees)


I really like this set, Big Trees, even though I only used ONE of the trees to make my card. I started by masking in the sky and hills. Then I stamped my trees in black. The "smaller" trees were stamped by using just the top of the large pine. I colored the trees using Copic markers YG95 and G94.  I then added my "lake" by masking over the lower hill and made a straight edge mask for the lake. I sponged in the blue, right over the trees and all. It didn't affect the colors of the trees at all. Then I stamped and cut out one large tree and mounted it on the right. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment came from MFP stamp set "Island Life" and glued (over a mistake) to front.  Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the other great blogs below! Remember to comment!

"Big Trees"


Here's the Design Team:

Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!







Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop





Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28 Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 - Big Trees

Featured May 1 - Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!
(Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go)

Sophia has some new clothes and hits the great outdoors in my card. I sponged the background. I then stamped the tree (A Trip To Lancaster) and sentiment (North American Woods). Sophia's clothes are paper pieced. I guess a went a bit retro with them. lol She was colored using Copic markers and mounted to the card. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all the blogs so you don't miss out on their wonderful samples!! We have a great design team!

"Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go"


Here's the Design Team:

Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)




Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!






Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 242

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 242 - Get Well

Here's my card for the design team.


This little nurse is just what the doctor ordered. I used Karleigh Sue's "Love Sick Nurse". I love white on white and this cute little nurse looked just right on it. I accented with red to match her hat's cross. I colored her using Copic markers Y28, Y53, Y0000 for her hair, E11, E00, E000 for her skin, with R20 for cheeks. Her uniform was done in C5, C3, C00. R37 was the red for the cross and her blue eyes and the liquid in the shot was B14. Clipboard was E57. I'm not great at remembering or taking the time to add all the colors I use but I think that was it for this card. lol  The sentiment was from Mark's Finest Papers stamp set "Tiger Lily".

Thanks to Karleigh Sue digis for the adorable images!!




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


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Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop






Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28 Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 - Big Trees

Featured May 1 - Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.


 Here's my card to start you on your way!
I tried to make this card to look like a room and sweet little Sophia trying to pick out something to wear. I paper pieced the dress and her undies. I took the dark brown and embossed it to look like the paneling. The little pic on the wall was designer paper that I "framed". I used Copic markers to color Sophia.  Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit all the blogs so you don't miss out on their wonderful samples!! We have a great design team!

"Paper Doll Sophia"


Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)


Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!







Monday, April 27, 2015

Gerda Steiner Designs...Design Team Call



Well, I must be crazy, or have too much time on my hand but I thought I'd throw in my hat, or card, in the ring to try to be a part of Gerda Steiner Designs design team. A friend suggested I give this a try, and I wasn't even familiar with GSD but once I check out the website I was hooked. Such fun digis AND clear stamps. Ok...enough of my babbling. Here's the card I chose to make.
I used "Kid With Umbrella" and first picked out my papers. I know, kind of backward, but it helped with me deciding what colors to make my digi. I used Copic markers for coloring this darling little digi. I added a few die cut tags and some raindrop embellishments, including a brad for the umbrella topper. As shown in the pic below, I added a crystal glaze to make his coat, boots and puddle pop! I think the umbrella would be fun to print on pattern paper for paper piecing too...that's for future cards! lol  The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy Summertime Rhubarb set. I couldn't resist the "slish splash" for this card. 


Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 259

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 259
- use only the center of your top layer -

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.




After using an embossing folder I stamped my lighthouse image. I cut out a lighthouse to use as a mask and then masked out a rectangle and a horizon line, covering the "sky". Using daubers (sponges will work too) I added the blue ink for the water. Removing the horizon mask from the "sky" I then covered the "water" and used yellow ink for around the lighthouse beacon, then gray ink for the sky. I removed all masks and then colored my lighthouse with Copic markers. I hadn't intended to add a sentiment but one of my markers decided to drip and a sentiment was then needed to cover the spot. lol Whatever works, I guess. I used all Memento Inks.

I used MFP stamp set "Lighthouses".




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