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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, August 1, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 273

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 273
- Weaved center (tutorial HERE) -

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.


This was a fun card to make. I went to the tutorial and then I found some coordinating papers to create my weave. I used a glue dot to hold the weave in place then I used glue to attach the weave to my main card front. I used Copic markers to make my owl and I just had to add the googly eyes. They are just too perfect for him. I made a panel and stamped my sentiment and drew on the owl's feet. I went around the edges using my gold leafing pen. I mounted the sentiment and owl and added a circle behind the owl to help him stand out better. 


I used MFP stamp set "Bearded Iris".




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Saturday, July 25, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 272

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 272
- Doodle a frame -

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 think this is such a cute stamp set and I just colored my fox with Copics and cut him out. I used some matching design paper and some layers. I took a white panel piece and just scribbled (ok, I doodled. lol) a border then stamped my sentiment.  Easy peasy.

I used MFP stamp set "Animal Birthdays".




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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 254

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 254 - Christmas in July

Here's my card for the design team.

I started this card by using a Christmas embossing folder on the red cardstock. I found a pretty designer paper with some gold in it and layered both on a glossy gold piece, adding a strip along the top of the pattern. Naturally I needed a pretty gold sparkly ribbon/bow. I took my cute little baby, Jesus, and colored Him with Copic markers, adding a sparkle pen to the star. I used a gold leafing pen to edge the panel and mounted it to add dimension. Boom done! :-)

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Bugaboo Digi Stamps



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


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 271

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 271
- Beach Scene -

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 masked my horizon then used daubers to get my sky and water look. I tore some cardstock for a sandy appearance, using a dauber to ink the edges. I stamped my image and colored my gull and pilings using Copic markers. I used some brown twine for the "rope" around the pilings. I mounted the image up for dimension. I die cut out some clouds, stamped the sentiment and ta da!
Thanks for looking!!

I used MFP stamp set "Gullible" and "Island Life" for the sentiment.





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Saturday, July 11, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 270

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 270
- white embossed & highlight in matching ink/marker -

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.

This was an interesting challenge. I embossed my rose in white and took coordinating Copic marker and shaded my rose. Not very noticeable but it did give it some depth. I used a gold leafing pen to edge around the rose panel. A couple of matching designer papers, stamp the sentiment, a white ribbon  here's my finished card. 

I used MFP stamp sets "Roses"
and "Great Flowers" for the sentiment.







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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sue Chaney's Unity "Be Inspired" Challenge Entry!!

OOOOH how I wish my little Susie would get her own blog...not because I don't like doing this for her, but because she has so many awesome cards she should be posting and sharing!!  She did say "If I win I'll make my own blog!" Soooo, on that note... here is her card for Unity's "Be Inspired" Challenge




Good luck, SUE!!!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 252

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 252 - no pattern paper

Here's my card for the design team.

Lately I've found that I use very little pattern paper and this challenge was an easy one for me. lol I masked a rectangle and used daubers to apply the background. I started with the star and the  yellow. I then stamped, in black, the Bethlehem town (from Gina Kay). I removed the mask and layered the cardfront on black. Then I got to color (using Copic markers) my 
adorable digi from Robyn's Fetsh!
I then cut out and raised my image and attached it to the main card.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Robyn's Fetsh!
Thanks sooooooooo much!

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


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 269

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 269
- Cut-away Embossing -
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.


Such a simple, yet elegant technique! Just take a long at the tutorial and I am sure you will enjoy coming up with many unique ideas for some fabulous cards!

I used MFP stamp set "Background Diamonds & Flowers".


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

MFP June Blog Hop Winners!!

June Blog Hop Winners!!

Congrats on your wins and thanks for following along!


You have won...

Paper Doll Chuck -- Lisa
Background Diamonds & Flowers -- Sarah Ashley Posch
Pots & Vases 2 -- Kim

Go HERE for details.

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MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 268

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 268
- Mask then sponge stripes -

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 took a white piece of cardstock and masked a stripe every 1/4" using a dauber to apply the green ink. I then took a pink piece of cardstock and used an embossing folder for a wood type look. I stamped the pot once and the flower 3 times then colored and cut them all out. I used a sparkle pen for the flower centers. Once I had my layers picked out and glued I glued on the pot and flowers, the third flower is mounted up. I added the black twine and the sentiment and done!
Thanks for looking!

I used MFP stamp set "Pots & Vases", "Small Flowers", "Animal Birthdays" for the sentiment.






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Friday, June 26, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 4


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

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 June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 4
 Here's my card to start you on your way!

I scored a Kraft colored piece of cardstock, rubbing a brown ink over the top to give it a shading. I found a nice green checked pattern paper for the lower half of my card, adding a strip of the Kraft, not inked, for the center, creating my wall look. I took more of the Kraft to make my shelf. I used a border punch for the white "doily". I stamped 3 pots and the flower and colored them using Copic markers and mounted the shelf and the pots. Stamped my sentiment in black and done!

I used
"Pots & Vases 2"
"Pretty Pears" for the flower
"Friends" for the sentiment

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!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

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 June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 3
 Here's my card to start you on your way!

When I can use a background stamp I can zip out a quick, yet, nice card. I simply stamped everything in coordinating blue ink to match the cardstock. Raised the layered sentiment, added a crystal flower (yes, it's a clear flower, not peachy like it looks here. lol) and that was it! Next time I will color the flower images for some color, matching up the cardstocks. 

I used
"Background Diamonds & Flowers"

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!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

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 June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 2
 Here's my card to start you on your way!


Instead of creating the paper dolls, as such, I would rather incorporate them into a card somehow. This is my Hunter Chuck. Apparently he's a lousy hunter since I forgot to put a gun in his hand and the deer stands behind him laughing. lol I paper pieced his clothes, stamping on a green pattern paper then adding more green blotches using my Copic markers. I used different greens and die cuts for the hills, trees and deer.

I used
"Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting"
and 
"Tree Scene" for the sentiment

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!



Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

JUNE Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!



This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck formal & hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds & Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots & Vases 2

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 June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm. EST

DAY 1
 Here's my card to start you on your way!



Instead of creating the paper dolls, as such, I would rather incorporate them into a card somehow. This is my rugged up Chuck. I wanted him to be a hiker, of sorts. I paper pieced his clothes and added some shading using my Copic markers. I also gave him the facial hair. lol  My background for him was done using my chalks for the coloring. 
I used
"Paper Doll Chuck"
and 
"Tree Scene"

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!


Click HERE to view my past Blog Hops

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 250

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 250 - Stenciling

Here's my card for the design team.

This little digi really just had to be a pull card because that bike just had to move. It's been forever since I made one and had forgotten how much fun they are! Here's a TUTORIAL in case you've never made one before. But, since this was a stencil challenge I figured I should do just that, right? Anyway I took a dot stencil (I made it using a circle punch) and used a pretty blue ink, the same I used for the sky, applying it with a dauber. I used some die cuts for the background. Copic markers were my coloring tools of choice, AGAIN. :-) I did some layering and got my bike to move. 
I added some Flower Soft for the basket and the little lady's hair. Boom! Done!

Our sponsor for this challenge is
All Dressed Up



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


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 267

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 267
- Kraft paper & White Embossing -

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.


Once I picked out my layering choices I stamped the first (lower) pear with a VersaMark pad and used white embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated this for my next pear, stamping right over the prior embossed pear. I took a paper towel and carefully wiped off any of the VersaMark that was on the embossed pear. Then I heat set the second pear. I stamped the sentiment and added a twine bow to the pear's stems. 

I used MFP stamp set "Pretty Pears".




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Saturday, June 13, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 266

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 266
- Stamp corner only -

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.

This Nuthatch is one of my fave stamps because it is so simple to color. I used Copic markers. Some layering with a bit of color seemed to bee just what the Nuthatch needed to pop out!

I used MFP stamp set "Peaceful Nuthatch".



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