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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, September 1, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 260

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 260
- cool treats -

Here's my card for the design team.


This such an adorable image and I just couldn't decide how to use it. lol Once I decided on how to color it, using Copics and a sparkle gel pen to give it some glitz. I added some crystal lacquer for the cute little snowman's buttons. Then I cut it out and picked out my papers and the card started to come into place. I found a great sparkly ribbon and a "joyful" die cut and a few gems, Boom, finished!!

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Robyn's Fetish




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Saturday, August 29, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 277

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 277
- Sympathy -

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 used an embossing folder and dotted around the edges. Just black ink and the right
stamps finish off this card quickly and easily. It seems that deaths happen quickly and
never seem to be expected, even when we are expecting it sometimes. But...then...I'm never in the mood to make a card then, so fast and easy is the best.

I used MFP stamp set "Marsh Silhouettes".





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Saturday, August 22, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 276

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 276
- candles -

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.


Again I was in a layering mood, using a candle embossing folder for my background. I stamped my sentiment BEFORE I embossed the candles. I stamped and colored the rose with Copics and cut it out and mounted it on the front. 

I used MFP stamp set "Roses"
and
"Great Flowers".





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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 258

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 258 - Texture

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Here's my card for the design team.

I just loved using ALL the Lawn Fawn products, from the design papers, die cuts, stamps, right down to the baker's twine/thread. The design papers are double-sided and just having two pieces made it easy to create this card's scene. Don't need to go into creating details because it's all viewable...is that a word??? lol It works for me! Thanks for stopping by!  

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Lawn Fawn





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Saturday, August 15, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 275

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 275
- use border punch on two sides -

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'm beginning to think all my cards have the same look and ease in creativity. Hmmm, bad idea??? Nope! I LOVE easy! lol So, once again my card is lots of layers and coloring. I liked the border punch on two sides idea. I used Copics to color my cougar.  DONE! Yep, just that easy! hehe

I used MFP stamp set "North American Woods".




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Saturday, August 8, 2015

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 274

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox  and Friends Challenge 274
- Use Baker's Twine -

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.


First of all...YES..the red's DO match. LOL Not sure why my stamped image looks so pink, but alas, it does. hehe Anyway I use a dot embossing folder for the main red piece of cardstock. I wanted the stamp I used to look like a quilt hanging on a clothes line. That's where my baker's twine came into play. I attached the twine using glue dots. I had just the perfect tiny clothes pins and I mounted the "quilt" for dimension. I added a strip of matching kraft and stamped my little hello there. 

I used MFP stamp set "Polka Dot Country"
and
"Tree Greetings" for the sentiment.





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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 256

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 256 - Sketch


Here's my card for the design team.


Such adorable digis from My Grafico and I just did some layering, to follow the sketch. I embossed the white panel. I cut out the images and colored them with Copics. For the mermaid, after I colored her fins then took a rag and added some Copic blending solution and pressed it on the fins. It then picks up some of the color giving the fin a more realistic look. For the turtle I added some crystal glazing and mounted him above a die cut scroll. Naturally I needed some gems for her bracelet and necklace. That's it! 

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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 "Animal Birthdays".




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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! :-)

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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!

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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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