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I love living just blocks from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, in WI. I am a 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 Samantha, 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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Monday, May 21, 2018

PIP Challenge 1820

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1820
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Sparkle N Sprinkle as our sponsor this week!
You will certainly find something you'll just love when you visit them! They have a wide selection of products. 
Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
This was a beautiful digi and I enjoyed using my Copics to color it. Since the image was so lovely I didn't want to add much to the card to take away from it. 
So, a few coordinating gems and some pretty 
layers was all that was needed.
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A big THANK YOU to our sponsor for this challenge:
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Monday, May 14, 2018

PIP Challenge 1819

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1819
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Digital Delights as our sponsor this week!
Be sure to check out all the fabulous digis! You will certainly find something you'll just love! I know I always do! Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
This is such a great image and it's perfect for my hubby's Father's Day. I colored him with my Copics and cut him out. Way too much cutting. LOL! Found a couple of papers that seemed to work for my layer. I sponged some ink around the edge of the solid piece and stamped my sentiment. Yes, the "day" is off, but...oh well!! 😊
 
I attached some black twine with a cute little fish charm to finish the fishing rod. I used mounting tape to raise my fisherman and the fish charm for dimension. Naturally I had to use some crystal lacquer for the shades. Actually they were just glasses but Greg doesn't wear his cheaters fishing! LOL!
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Monday, May 7, 2018

Crafter's Companion Card for a Friend, of a Friend, to the Mother of the Friend

You will NOT want to miss out on all the fabulous Crafter's Companion products. AAAA-mazing stuff!!
You can also find Crafter's Companion products on HSN
Here's a card I made by request. A friend asked me to make a Mother's Day card for a friend to give to his mother. Since my mother has died I am delighted to try to bring some joy to another mother. Here's what I made.
I made the card 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and scored some borders. Using the same cardstock I used I cut out the stunning floral using the new Crafter's Companion Die'sire, Floral Bouquet. It's a stunning diecut! Next, I took some vellum and use just the outer two die cut pieces for behind the main floral cut. I attached the two together by running the floral cut through my Xyron machine. I colored the flowers, from the back, using those awesome Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. A few gems were added to complete the outside. For the inside I repeated the same process and used just part of the die cut to add to the inside of the card. Taking some Luxury Mirror Cardstock I die cut out my "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment. I added just a vellum piece of the floral die cut to add to the inside too. I made a coordinating envelope and my friend's, friend's, mother should be happy! LOL


Here are the products used to create this card.
 

                               Happy                           Mother's Day
 

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Crafter's Companion Delight

You will NOT want to miss out on all the fabulous Crafter's Companion products. AAAA-mazing stuff!!
You can also find Crafter's Companion products on HSN
Here's a project I made using some new items.
This card was so easy to make and it looks like so much more. I started by running a piece of watercolor cardstock through the Gemini using a Sheena 3D embossing folder. Pretty easy so far. Using the brand new Spectrum Noir AquaTint markers I began my "coloring." I added a bit of color with the markers and blended out with a waterbrush. 

It was amazing at the simplicity of following the raised portion of the embossed image. I adore easy and simple. I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen for the stunning glitz. Faith was die cut out of Luxury Mirror Cardstock. Then I just made my layers. One layer was Luxury Sparkle Cardstock. Oooo La La. 
These are the products that made this creation possible. 

 

     (not necessarily color pack shown) 

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PIP Challenge 1818

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1818
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Newton's Nook as our sponsor this week!
Be sure to check out all the fabulous digis and stamps! You will certainly find something you'll just love! I know I always do! Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
I will admit that this card took me a bit of time to create. Anytime I color a larger image it's time consuming and I am seldom happy with the final outcome, but I do think this is ok. I love the stamp set. I stamped the image once on my card front and once to use as a mask. Then, using my new Spectrum Noir AquaTint markers I create the watercolor background. Then, after I removed the mask, I used Copic markers to color my image. The sentiment was stamped and I used some black twine and a little "friend" charm to finish the front. A couple of layers later and that's it!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!!!

You will NOT want to miss this Crafter's Companion event happening now on HSN. This is a 24 hour event! Can we say FUN FUN FUN!! I know I can. Do you want to know what's planned for that day? Here is your "menu" for fun. This link has videos, ideas, and oodles of new amazing products for your paper crafting! To view some of the Crafter's Companion products already on HSN, 
here ya go
Here is a project I made.
I used an oval mask on watercolor cardstock. Taking the new Spectrum Noir AquaTint markers (Ah-mazing!!) I outlined the right rim of the mask with blue pen from the Spectrum Noir AquaTint Glitz and Glamour set, then removed the mask and used the pink from the same set to blend outward. Using a waterbrush I blended the colors together to create the effect shown. These fabulous pens match the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. I used the clear sparkle pen for the added sparkle. Can we say BLING! 
The sparkle in the photo doesn't do it justice. 
It's STUNNING.
I heat set the color a bit before I stamped my tree and sentiment from the new Sheena set "Winter Trees." Be on the lookout for this beautiful set from Crafter's Companion. For my layers, a piece of Luxury Sparkle cardstock was added for some additional pop! It turned out perfect!
Here are the products I used to create this card!



Don't forget to head over to HSN now for 24hrs of 
crafting fun and Crafter's Companion!


Monday, April 30, 2018

PIP Challenge 1817 Fifth Monday Theme is RAINY DAYS

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1817
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
Except on a 5th Monday and this week it's
RAINY DAYS
Join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week!
I always have fun with their images! 
Here's my card!
First of all I ran my cardfront through an embossing folder for the dots. Once the image was printed I colored it with my Copic markers. I added sparkle pen to the rain drops and crystal lacquer to "April". Naturally a couple of gems for my flowers. Nothing like a touch of bling. 
I put my layers together and completed my card. 
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Crafter's Companion Event on HSN!

You will NOT want to miss this Crafter's Companion event on HSN on May 2. This is a 24 hour event! Can we say FUN FUN FUN!! I know I can. Do you want to know what's planned for that day? Here is your "menu" for fun. This link has videos, ideas, and oodles of new amazing products for your paper crafting! To view some of the Crafter's Companion products already on HSN, 
here ya go
Here is a project I made.

These are the products I used to make this card. It was simple, believe it or not!


For coloring the pearls.


Monday, April 23, 2018

PIP Challenge 1816

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1816
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Sasayaki Glitter as our sponsor this week!
Be sure to check out all the fabulous digis! You will certainly find something you'll just love! Go check them out now!
Here's my card!
Isn't this bunny just too cute. I printed it twice and colored it with my Copic markers. I used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder for the dots and the die cut "Happy Birthday." Made my layers and added a couple of twine bows to finish the card! Hope you go check out Sasayaki Glitter!
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some of your own awesome creations!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

PIP Challenge 1815

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1815
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Gerda Steiner as our sponsor this week!
This is her first sponsorship with PIP Challenges and I am super happy to have her! Be sure to check out all her great products! You will certainly find some awesome images, stamps, and more to choose from!  Check them out now!
Here's my card!
I've entered it in the Gerda Steiner monthly challenge.
I just adore the stamps and images from Gerda Steiner and this one is a fave! I used a wave stencil to create my ocean and added some torn kraft cardstock, edged with brown ink, for my sand. I inked a sun and sponged a bit of yellow ink for the sky as well. I stamped a great sentiment for this little scene and added a couple of shell charms. My fun little surfer duck was colored with Copic markers.
I added some glaze for the sunglasses and put together my layers to complete my card. I think it's just too cute! That duckie makes it that way!! 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

PIP Challenge 1814

Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Challenge 1814
All PIP challenges are ANYTHING GOES
So just get your cards ready and...
join in the fun NOW
So glad to have Polkadoodles as our sponsor this week!
You will certainly find some awesome images to choose from!  Head on over and check them out now!
Here's my card!
Well, I'm finally home from Florida and I'm glad to be able to print my digis again. This little cutie was colored with Copic markers and I added some flowers to her hat. Her dress was paper pieced and I stamped the "hello" on the sign. 
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