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 !

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Evolution of a scraproom pt 3 !!!

So Dh got tired of the mess and gave me the word . Buy a desk to hide some of this stuff ! LOL ! I went to my friend Lisa at www.lisasscrapshack.com and ordered these two awesome units from her . The desk is wonderful and has inserts that go in the drawers to devide all those little things I do love to buy !
Of course , the desk and the tower came in pieces and DH was away when they arrived . I am known not to have a lot of patience in waiting for things so I put it together myself ! It was easy !! Other then the fact I had to get the neighbour to help me lift the desk top in place !!! So I have pushed and shoved furniture , purged supplies , filled drawers and a wall unit section ( I got ride of close to 200 pocket books ! YIKES and still have 50 I haven't read ! )
The tower has been loaded and is so colorful - yes I have a paper addiction and thoose aren't even my patterned papers , they are UNDER the desk in the paper holders ! This afternoon I put the last peice of paper in the tower , put the curtains up and put some photos on my whiteboard ! Everything is in its place - just hope DH doesn't look under the bed !!! It is DONE and now it is time to start some serious scrapping and cardmaking ! The funny thing is , DH said tonight , " It is so nice to see your room so organized and clean and it will stay like this right ? " to which I replied " Yes Dear " and muttered under my breath " In your dreams !!!And only until I start creating again " .......... and the next pizza box arrives !!!!

Evolution part 2

In the past two weeks the room has been purged and gutted of supplies and furniture and a bright , sunny yellow paint was put on the walls ! Goodbye white walls ! So glad to see some color ! I have pushed and shoved the furniture around and had supplies stacked all over the house ! But a girl has to do what a girl has to do to get her room just right !

Evolution of a scraproom part one

What started out as a small hobby on my kitchen table has grown into an addiction . I started out with a small box of supplies , a cross between CM and stickers ! Well it wasn't long before my small addiction got moved to the back bedroom on a folding table and a stack of plastic drawers . Soon I had paper , patterned paper , stickers and a few other goodies thrown into the mix . The plastic drawer set wasn't big enough to control all my " stash " ! Soon it overtook the table , the computer desk the wall unit and another bigger set of drawers !

Monday, September 25, 2006

In a heartbeat ........

In a heartbeat , it holds much hope . In a heartbeat it holds much love , in a heartbeat in holds life and in a heartbeat a child ! Today DD went to the Dr and after a lot of messing around with one machine and then finally using another , a tiny heartbeat was detected . A ray of sunshine and then a lot of tears of joy for a child that is wanted so badly . She or he brings a positive light on what has been such a negative year . Grow strong little one and bring us some joy , we don't care whether you are a girl or a boy , just be healthy and stay safe in your Mother's womb until March . Besides Grandma needs another little one to crochet for ( and if you are a girl that means another pretty dress has to be crocheted so you can join the parade of my pretty girls in dresses tied with sashes ) ! Grandpa says if you are a boy he will buy you a fishing rod !!! So stay safe and warm , with our love waiting for the day when we finally get to meet you !

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A birthday party we will attend .......

This is her birthday card I made her - all from 3 bugs in a rug - tickled pink collection . Except the Offray ribbon and Prima flowers , MM ribbon brad ( under the flowere )

Our oldest granddaughter had a barbeque today for her 11th birthday . Her birthday is actually not until the 26th but today was the perfect day to have a party as after a week of cold weather and rain the sun decided to shine ! Whoohoo ! She had 10 friends and DS barbequed hot dogs and hamburgers . For a birthday cake she had a scrumptious DQ ice cream cake . Now what kid choses a Canadian Flag for their birthday cake but one that is 100% ALL Canadian Girl ! Gotta love it and her !!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Everybody is going cropping .....

BUT ME it seems ! Not true I am sure but sometimes it feels like that ! For those of you that don't know what a crop is , in my words , it is a big gathering of women ( well I haven't heard of the male species actually attending one but I imagine some places that may happen ) that scrapbook and have a great gab session ! These things can run from a few hours to days ..... sounds something like a stag or stagette !!! LOL Well I have friends that are in Edmonton to attend Scrapfest and I have friends that are attending one in the Kelowna / Vernon area at Crazy Cropper's 5th Anniversary . If I would have timed things right I may have attended one of these but I didn't so here I will sit this weekend and quietly scrap at home . Actually I don't mind that as I have a lot going on right now but next year for sure !!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

a " CARD-ing " we will go....

I finally managed to get at my craft table to relax and play ! Here are some of cards I did, the first fro a " misty challenge on LP , the second is a stamped card using my Stampin'Up stamps and the third was using Prima flowers , BG Wholey Cow rub-ons , Peel-Offs and Bag of Bingz . Both the second and the third are birtday cards as we have a LOT of September birthdays in our family !

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A little ray of sunshine !

A little ray of sunshine in this dark and gloomy week we have had should make an appearance in about 6 months ! No I am NOT pregnant but DD is ! I am so stinkin' excited that I am almost turning myself inside out with happiness ! You would think after 4 granddaughters , it would become old hat .... NEVER ! I am as excited about #5 as I was about #1 - after I got over that little shock that turns 11 at the end of the month ! LOL ! We love ALL our granddaughters and spoil them terribly . Glad to be able to afford to do it and they are my greatest inspiration for life and my scrapbooking ! I have broke out the crochet hooks again and am going to get busy - each baby deserves and got more then one complete set from this Grandma !!! AND shopping , whoohoo , back into the baby clothes - I love all those cute little things ...........

What a bumpy week ....

Thank heaven this week is slowly coming to a close ! First DH ends up home from work for 4 days following a 10 day holiday ! 2 trips to the ER and not one answer ! He still isn't feeling well so I am going to book him in to our Dr ( if he is back from his holiday ! Grrr ) . Then we got word that BrIL has lymphoma cancer .... 95% treatable but still the C word ! DH is so upset .... doesn't help that BrIL lives 2 provinces away ! And he will have to wait to find out when his chemo starts as he has to have one more bone biopsy and possible surgury to remove the hip anurism that started all this ! Amazing that a hit from a baseball and then a small car accident can be the cause and the result of all this ! To clarify that , BrIL was hit by a baseball a few years ago and then was in a small fender bender not long ago . When his hip didn't get better from the accident , then his Dr detected the anurism .... which was caused by the baseball !!! STRANGE !
Then I had a fight with a door knob ....... you should see the bruise - on the boob no less !!! Moral of this story , don't come up the stairs from the basement carrying a container of cat poop for the garbage and try open the basement door ! The container caught the door and being the door is on a self-closing spring , smacked the door back HARD ... and I wasn't fully up the stairs ! Such a nice color of black , blue and yellow ! LOL ! NOT !
To top the week off one of my favorite places to visit is not playing nice ! Those of you that visit MBs know that some people take things a little too seriously .... guess I will live without that board and probably end up pulling my layouts off there . So sad as I met some of the nicest ladies on there ......

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Time for DH to go to work !

I thought by Monday morning DH would be at work early ( like how about 4 AM ! ) as he is a little bit of a work-aholic ! LOL ! At 3 AM the light got turned on and I waited and waited for him to get out out of bed so I could snuggle under my blankets and catch up on some much needed sleep after holidays , well....... he didn't get up ! Finally I asked him what was going on and to my surprize he told me he wasn't going to go to work ! WHAT !!! He must be really sick as he NEVER misses work ( maybe 5 days in the past 33 yrs ! ). Seems that he has stomach pains and being he has colitis , that could mean a number of things . Well the stubborn fool never went to the Dr but stayed home and suffered all day and all night ! Again , 3 AM this morning the light gets turned on and ...... nothing ...... He decided to stay home again ! Finally he gets up at 8 am and dragged his hinny to the ER ( our Dr is away - again ) . 5 hrs later he arrives home , X-rayed , blood work ...... etc ! NOTHING showed so it could be a virus or it could be a bad episode of colitis brought on by a virus ( Bril and Sil had one while we were visiting ! ) . DH is insisting he is going to work tomorrow so I may actually get to sit at my scrap table and play ! Or I might just play on the computer . Lisa has just uploaded some awesome stuff on her site at www.lisasscrapshack.com..... good thing I didn't spend all the money on holidays ! LOL !

Happy Birthday Little Brother !

Happy birthday little brother - even if you are 42 today ! LOL ! Gosh , what does that make me then ? Much older for sure considering there are 9 yrs between us ! So in those 42 yrs life has changed so much , you came into our lives as the only brother in a family of three sisters ! You were very spoiled and very much loved . Who knew that life would change in less then 2 yrs when sister #3 passed away from a brain anurism at the age of 5 . Our family unit was never the same after but we perservered . The oldest sister got married when you were just 6 and you lost one " MOTHER " for a few years as she moved away . Then I got married a few yrs later and moved away - far away - but we reconnected as we moved within 10 miles of one another when you became a teenager . You were there when my youngest was born and were the best babysitter a person could ask for - when you were available . Then we moved again - far away - but the contact was still there . Fortunately you made a life change as in moving away from our hometown and having Older sister #1 " Mother " you again ! You have got married , had two wonderful boys and then this year your life changed dramatically again . For the first time in 20 yrs you are again ' single ' and your life is about to change yet again . I am so happy that we are close though and that my shoulders are broad . We have connected as friends as well as siblings . You will always be my baby brother and I wish nothing but happiness for you ... move forward with your head high and know even though I am not in close distance , I am only a phone call away and a plane ride away . Happy birthday little brother , I love you ...............

Monday, September 11, 2006

Another trip over .... and another " bump "

DH & I got home last evening after spending the day flying home from 10 days with his brother and sister-in-law . While there they both came down with a " bug " though BrIL said it was food poisoning ... whatever ! At least DH & I managed to stay away from the " bug " . Bril should have found out whether he has cancer in his hip last week but because of the long weekend the results will be delayed until this week ! The waiting and the stress has been hard on everybody concerned so we were glad to be there and help take their minds off it - however briefly that was . Although BriL wasn't supposed to be travelling , he and Dh managed a 2 evening trip to the hunting shack . They didn't get any alone time as Bril had a friend out there but they did do the " looking at wildlife " thing ! LOL ! When they got back then after a day of recouperating from the " bug " we all piled in the car and made a 48 hr trip to the States for some power shopping ! Dh & Bril hit the sport stores and DH managed to drop a few good $s on hunting pants for the boys and another set of binoculars for himself ( what is that all about ? He has a half dozen pair of them now ! ). I did get in on a few sales but nothing that kept telling me I really need it for scrapping ! That sucks ! I did get some ribbon at Target for a a buck though ! We came back across the boarder with less then we were allowed to bring back and money in the pocket ! Once we got back to Bril then we sat for a couple of days and did nothing ! BORING ! But finally SIl and I just caught the city bus and did some shopping . Still nothing too exciting - she isn't a scrapper and isn't interested in it at all .Even though I didn't think we had done a LOT of shopping , it was a good thing I had tucked in an soft travel bag as it was full ! Last night it was great to crawl into my own bed to sleep ..... only to be woke up by DH at 3:30 as he was in pain . His colitis has kicked into full gear with the crappy diet we had over over the past 10 days , too much eating out , too much fat and not enough stress ! DH didn't go to work today ( and that is RARE for him to stay home ). He slept for most of the day so hopefully tomorrow will bring good news from Bril and DH will settle down .......... it's just another " bump " ............