About Me

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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Friday, August 25, 2006

My friend Lisa

My friend Lisa has set up the most amazing online scrap store at www.lisasscrapshack.com . I can't begin to tell you how much trouble I am going to be in because of this amazing site . Lisa has a real " eye " for the newest products on the market and she is so quick at getting them uploaded ASAP after receiving them . Cosmo Cricket , Chatterbox , Scenic Route , Bazzill and and amazing storage system made right here in Canada in Abbotsford , BC !And her dilivery time is 2 days from Salmon Arm , BC by Canada Post ! Let me see now , that makes 3 online stores that I really frequent , www.scrapbooking.ca ( R & R Scrapbooking out of Edmonton and the first " store " I had ever shopped with , awesome products and Rhea is a sweetheart to deal with ! ) and www.scrapbookingswede.com out of Lake Country ( also know as Winfield to us that were raised in the Okanagan ! LOL ! ) Angelique started her online store and then expanded into a storefront .... some day I am going to get there and crop in her store so i can meet her and all the online lladies that I have been chatting with for almost 2 yrs ! As I said , I am in so much trouble ....... and that is without the Stampin'Up stuff from Krista and the CTMH stuff from Corry......... LOL ! I think we are outgrowing our house ..................

My cards

Thursday, August 24, 2006

cards , cards and more cards !

This past week has been a flurry of pattered paper , cardstock , embellishments and adhesive . The ink stained hands are always a good indication that I have had the stamps out - again ! I refuse to pay $3 or more $s for a store bought card but think nothing of spending BIG bucks on these little treats ! But they come from me , from my heart ( and K's bank account ! ) so I guess that is all that matters !From the start of August , until January is just one birthday and anniversary after another ! So I guess I will just have more ink stained fingers for awhile yet . And on that note , my parents will be married 55 years next week ! My gosh , how did they get old enough to be married that long ! Somebody aught to give them a medal for that as they have lived through so much in those 55 yrs together ! And yes , I did make them a card which will be sent off tomorrrow ..... It was made with much love for them and I hope I get to make many more for them !

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Maple Leaf forever

Every Canadian should have Maple tree ! Okay , maybe not every one as then they would seed all over but they are so pretty ! This one is in our back yard and some day will shade the back deck and the back of the house . It stands about 5 ft. tall right now . We brought it home from our DD's yard last year and it was a pretty scrawny , leafless twig about 3 ft. high ! it must like where it is planted . I think of my 2 granndaughters D & L when I look at it ! It is growing as fast as they are !

All the pretty flowers

This is my large planter . It was just put together with somethings out of cheap , small planter . Has grown and filled out beautifully though !
These are tiger pansies that I started in a small planter . The seeds came from my sister's basket last fall and this is the only Tiger pansy I got ! The pansies were beautiful though and they went on holidays with us as I didn't want to miss them blooming !

This is an iron planter that my brother and his family gave me for my birtday last year ! It is just beautiful this year and the flowers have just about covered the whole front of it since this picture was taken !

Smell the flowers

Come smell my flowers ! I love all the vibrant colors this year in my planters ! Brightens up my life and brings a smile to my face ! If you click the flower , it will become larger ( I hope ) and you will see a fly likes my flowers too ! These are may day lilies .

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Get your ducks in a row !

It's an old saying but it works so well ! These ducks every day would get on this log and just sit there , first thing in the morning and last thing at night ! Was just too funny !

Rain , rain go away !

Just another photo to bore you with being I can't pull it out of my purse to show you ! LOL ! This is what the sky looked like one evening BEFORE it opened up ! There is something about camping , rain and us ! I used to have a good friend ( she's passed on to the great Camp ! ) that used to joke that if we were going camping , they wouldn't as it ALWAYS rained for us !

Takysie Lake

Just a few photos of our favorite camping spot !

Monday, August 07, 2006


After 15 nights of camping , fishing , sunning and getting rained on , we are home again after a much needed holiday ! Of course the weatherman was very fickle and we got rain ( not predicted when we left here with + 30 weather ) . At 5 am the 4th morning we are outside trying to wrestle our awning down in the rain and wind . After losing an awning last year to too much rain , we do not tempt Mother Nature ! Fortunately the winds only lasted part of the day and by noon it was out again - with a good slope on it so the rain could run off it - the joy the the motor home allows for with the height difference as upposed to the trailer . Never got one puddle of rain water on it in all the time it rained ! Thank heavens for the awning just so we could sit under in during a few cloud bursts ! Fortunately a little nasty weather doesn't dampen our camping - yeah we really roughed it this year in the motorhome ! Even watched 2 movies on the nights it was pouring out ! Now that is unheard of for us - we must be getting old ! LOL ! The only trouble with the MH was we were pretty well stuck where we were for the 2 weeks as it is a prize pain to go anywhere - everything has to be moved out from under the MH , the awning has to go back up , the slideout has to be brought in and everything that is on the counters has to be put away .... NO , we just stayed where we were ! Did pretty good in the grocery department - though we did start craving some fresh veggies ( see I told you we are getting old ! ) but fortunately the campground has the greatest little cafe with it and we managed a few ( okay a LOT ! ) of meals at it ! Hey , I was on holidays too ! Fresh homemade soup and pies , great cobb salad and french fries to die for !!!
And the fishing was excellent although we practise catch and release so only kept 3 rainbow trout to eat for supper one evening ! And I caught the biggest fish I have ever caught ! A 2-2.5 lb rainbow trout caught on a sinking line with a wet fly on a fly rod ! Great fun - but the camera was on the table of the MH so I have no proof although DH had to take it off the hook for me ! I ain't touching those slimy , wiggly things ! We even had a bald eagle come right down to the water beside the boat to grab a fish that DH had put back in - and yes the camera was in the MH !
Youngest DS showed up Thursday morning for a couple of days of tenting andto go fishing - so he entertained DH while I suffered through a " bad bug " that DH had for a few days previous ! Then we had friends show up yesterday afternoon to camp with us but DH ( & I ) had made up our minds to come home today .They stayed out there today . For some strange reason even when you are on holidays , it seems the the laundry just keeps piling up ! Tomorrow is a holiday here so DH wouldn't be at work but will be giving the MH a much need scrubbing on the outside and I will be doing laundry ........................................Welcome HOME !