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 !

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Well another Christmas is over and we are heading into a new year ! What will it bring ? Only time will tell but hopefully things will settle onto an even keal here and not be quit as stressful . Christmas was a lot of fun as we headed to our DD's with our youngest , 2 dogs and a truck full of presents . With 3 kidlets to spoil it wasn't hard to fill the truck box ! I got " surprized ...... AGAIN " by DD and Dh as they presented me with a beautiful little female Yorkshire Terrier on Christmas Eve afternoon . Her registered name is Teeny Tiny Honeysuckle but Honey didn't suit her so we have called her Mandy . We are now officially a zoo in our house with 3 Yorkies and a 22 lb cat ! The cat does not rule the house though strange as that may seem ! I'll write more about Mandy in a later post !

Christmas morning never started until after 7 am which is surprizing as there are 3 kids in that household ! Everybody got thoroughly spoiled and it was fun to watch all the antics of the kids . The little Guy got into opening his presents very quickly and the girls were thrilled with their Wii . It seemed to be a bit of a Hannah Montana Christmas for Grandaughter #3 ..... as I am sure it must have been in many households ! The turkey was yummy too so thank DD for such a wonderful meal and putting up with all the confussion in her house with 5 dogs , 2 cats , 3 kids and 5 adults !

The Christmas holidays has been pretty low keyed here as DH isn't feeling 100% . It will be nice to get some answers in the new year over his Crohn's and hopefully get some relief , whether it be new meds or surgery . It is time so we can get on with living and not letting this disease control our lives so much ........................... now if he would watch his diet better , it may help a bit too !

Well time to get this day going so I don't sit on this computer all day ! I have places to go , things to do and time to shop ! Ah ..... life is good ! LOL ! Mandy is camera shy and wouldn't look at the camera ! LOL !

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter

A Day early but better early then forgotten ! I can't believe that ? number of years has past since you were laid in my arms for the first time ! What a shock it was to have a daughter after being told on more then one occasion that GIRLS just didn't happen in this family ! You have proved on more then one occasion that you can hold your own to any boy this family has :-) You arrived in this world in a hurry after 3 hours of labor and nothing was going to stop you or stand in your way ! You stood in the middle of the floor at 9 months and proudly walked across the floor - no thinking about it , no holding on to anything , no trial run around the furniture , you just did it ..... and have been on the run ever since !
You beat your older brother to getting a driver's license and bought your first car not long after thanks to a job slinging pizza at Pizza Hut ! You meet the man you are now married to and through trials and tribulations have carved a life for your family . Tears of sadness and tears of joy have been such a part of your family but you perserved and have made a wonderful life for yourself . Some days I think you wonder where your youth went in such a flash but then you look into the eyes of your beautiful children and your husband ( and that is where they got those beautiful eyelashes ! LOL ) and youth was just a passing fancy for bigger and better things .
The joys of raising a family and the heartache and the joy that comes with it , makes this time in your life something to treasure as we treasured your youth . Did we ever wish it had been different ? Always , but you can't change the past and we did the best we could . You were and are loved and treasured . Each day of your life has been a blessing to us ( as are your brothers ) , the grandchildren you have given us are the sparkle in our eyes and the smile in our hearts . We love you and wish a very happy , long life . Make the best of these years as this is what memories are made of ............................ You are our pride and joy ! Happy Birthday Dear Daughter and my best friend ! " A son is a son until he take a wife , a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life "

Monday, December 01, 2008

A month of birthdays and creating cards

One thing about birthdays , is the fact I actually sit and play with my stamps , paper and glue ! I enjoy making cards as I find it very relaxing .... and I like that each card are my own creations and hope the receiver of such enjoys them as much as I do creating them . This little farm scene is a stamp by PINK CAT STUDIOS and it was fun to work with .... even if it has been sitting unused since I bought it a long while ago ! Lisa's son Brayden received this card for his 6th birthday last week ... the same day as my husband's birthday ! Now I will never forget his birthday :-)

This card is also a stamp by PINK CAT STUDIO ( Lila ) and she is so adorable ! I just cut a circle out with my scalloped Nestabilities and then decorated it with the Martha Stewart twig punch ! Some stickles added and a few extra embellishments and my Granddaughter #2 received this for her 12th birthday today !

This is an acrylic card that I made for my daughter ( and yes her birthday isn't for a couple weeks but she got to open it early :-)
The main image is stamped on the acrylic card and rest stamped on cardstock that is held on by fancy brads . The back of this card is also stamped and is the background of the Lila card . This was a fun card to do !

This is a stamped imagine from Stampin'Up ...... I love this stamp and will be using it a LOT ! This card was for my husband :-)
I also made a card for my SIL but for some reason , it isn't showing ! It is another stamped card of a fisherman ....
all in all , it was a great few days of creating but now I need to find some time to get some Christmas cards made and sent ! Every year I figure I am going to start early and every year I am being pushed for time !
Happy stamping , happy creating makes for a happy and content lady !