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 !

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New cards ...... a little relaxation !

Okay , if some of the have been posted before then I apologise ! Why is it that when you look in your files the ones you want always disappear ! Oh well , here are some of my creations using Stampin'Up , CTMH and Penny Black stamps ! There is another stamp used here but at the moment my brain is blank on the manufacturer ! LOL !
I am wondering if anybody reads this blog anyways ! ...................... LOL !
I am happy to say I have most of my December birthday cards made and ready to go and just DH's to be made ( have to wait for him to go back to work tomorrow after his holidays ! ) . I also have some Christmas cards made and a few more stamps I wnt to try out before I put the Christmas stamps away for another year ! I think I am ahead of myself as it isn't even December and I am not rushing to get them done ! Mindyou , I do have to sign all of them and address them .... and mail them too ! Guess I had better not but the cart before the horse :-)
Happy creating to those that are doing homemade !

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Interesting read

I received this in an email today and thought it was very interesting and so true . My friend Lisa has also posted this on her blog .

-------Original Message-------

> An Obituary Printed In the London Times
> "Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, "Common Sense", who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:> Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. > Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don"t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). > > His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouth wash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.> It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. > > Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust. His wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame; I"m A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Where DOES the time go to ?

Here we are already in the middle in November ! Things have been moving at a fast pace ( though somethings seem to be moving at a snail pace ! Waiting drives me crazy ! ) . Hunting season has been and gone and DH bagged a big fellow this year ..... a 20 point white tail deer . The antlers are non-typical so if I ever see a photo of them I will post them ! DH had a grin from ear to ear when he got back from their male bonding hunting week . All the guys bagged a big buck this year so for the next year I get to listen over and over about the BIG ONE ( only this year it wouldn't be a tale of woe about the one that got away ! ) Venison will be on the menu this winter .

I spent a quiet week at home and did start some Christmas cards .... just having real problems getting motivated though ! I have a couple other projects I have to complete but if they don't get done I am NOT going to worry about them . My friend Lisa has sold her online scrap business ...... Lisa's Scrap Shack ........ to anothe Lisa but I haven't even had the urge to spend any money on mpore supplies :-( Dh said Lisa selling will be like him getting a HUGE raise as I wouldn't be sneaking in pizzaboxes ( LOL ! That is what he thinks and we wouldn't tell him any different as there are OTHER places I ordered from like Irma with CTMH and Lori with SU .... both stamp companies ! ) So SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSShhhhhhhh , don't tell !!! That is my secret !

I did manage to go spend a few days with DD and her family . The little guy is so cute but he still isn't walking at 20 months..... no medical reason just doesn't want too ! He gets around so well on his butt or knees and if that doesn't get him where he wants to fo fast enough , he just gets up on one of his push cars and rides it in his room to get whatever toy he is looking to play with . He has it all figured out on how to transport things too ! The girls are growing up far too fast and are both going to be beauties . I can't believe the eyelashes those children have dark , long and lush ! Definitely did not inherit them from me !!!! I even spent a few evenings with #1 granddaughter in town while the guys were away . She is 13 going on 18 ..... scary !!!! LOL ! I am not sure when these kids stopped being babies .... must have been overnight !

Not much else to report here .... still waiting for Dr reports and tests on both DH and DS !!!!! Honestly I think that is the name of the game " Hurry Up and Wait !!! "

' til next time .........................