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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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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!!




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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!

Here's the Design Team:



Lois  









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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Friday, April 17, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 258

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 258
- Black & White 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.



Ok...this card was SUPER easy!! It's basic but still has a rich look to it. I stamped my mushroom image on a separate piece of white cardstock, cutting around the mushroom. I left the edge under it so I had room to stamp my sentiment. I layered it onto a black piece of cardstock, white was layer onto white. Add a couple of pearls and ta da! 

I used MFP stamp sets "Mushroom Selections" and "Gardenias" for the sentiment.




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Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 240

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 240 - all clear (use something clear)

Here's my card for the design team.


Naturally when I realized I needed to use something clear, acetate was the first thing that came to mind and a window was a must. I used the darling little digi Sunflower Smooches, from The Stamping Boutique. I printed the image 5 times. I cut my Sunflower girl in half, and colored her with Copic markers. I attached the acetate to my window die cut. I used an embossing folder that would look (sort  of) like house siding. I attached my girl to the window and put a gingham background behind her. I took the remaining 4 images and colored and cut out the daisies from her hat to make flowers for the flower box. I added a cut tag and some bakers twine for my bows. 

Thanks to The Stamping Boutique for the adorable image!!



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Friday, April 10, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 257

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 257
- Gold Emboss -

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.



You want some GOLD emboss...YOU got it! lol  I embossed my lovely flower and decided NOT to color it at all. It was so pretty just as is. I then used an embossing folder on my shiny gold cardstock and added a ribbon to match, and DONE! This will either be a wedding or anniversary card. 

I used MFP stamp set "Gardenia".




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Monday, April 6, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 239

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 239 - Friendship

Here's my card for the design team.


I had lots of fun working with My Grafico digis! I couldn't pass up coloring these adorable dinosaurs. Naturally I used Copic markers to color. I added some sparkle gel pens to give the cuties a little shine to the orange parts. I used a circle die cut to make a "window", adding a dotted line around it. A torn piece of green designer paper for the "ground" and DONE! The sentiments are from My Favorite Things.

Thanks to My Grafico for the adorable images!!



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 256

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 256
- cut panel card -

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


I followed the tutorial, except, I will admit that I messed up the cut out the first time so, not wanting to throw out the mushroom I had already colored, I glued it to my card and did the cutting again! lol It turned out ok. I colored the mushroom with Copic markers. I also used the Copics to color my white pearls the matching green. 

I used MFP stamp sets "Mushrooms" and "Gardenia".

New March 2015 Releases




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Monday, March 30, 2015

A Challenge Before Heading Back To WI!

As much as I'm looking forward to being home with my family and friends I will certainly MISS this wonderful sunshine and beach!! Ahhhhh, it's been blissfully awesome! Thank you, Jesus!! ANYWAY, I am putting this card into the following challenges. The card got mailed out to Sue Chaney. 

Creative Corner Challenge - spring has sprung


Sentimental Sundays Challenge 252 - springtime...flowers


I used My Favorite Things stamps and dies, and, of course, my Copic markers. 
The wonderful stitched dies are from Lil' Inker Designs.

Check out past challenge entries HERE

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!!



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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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