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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 !

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time for some creating for me !

I figured it was time I did some cards for my stash so  here are my latest creations !
These are the Copic colors I used for this cute  Magnolia card with Styling Tilda !

This cute Penny Black card was made from a sketch on PaperWorks company Blog . This card is big enough that it can be a money holder although I may use mine as a gift card holder with a few modifications on the inside .
This cute stamped image is from Little Loud Stamps from PaperWorks Company online store . They are so stinking cute that I think I know a few people that may be putting in an order for them ! Glad to be an enabler for a change ! LOL ! My Copic markers are getting a great workout !

 Also , check out this new online store owned by Peggy ! She is adding new stock daily and already is getting a great clientel built up Stamp Paper Glue as she is going to be carring some different stamp companies .... stay tuned for more fun images from her store when I get my first order .... which should be as soon as I finish shopping there ( just waiting for her to get an order in with something I know is coming ! LOL )

Happy creating this week for those of you that love to get inky fingers and love the feel of paper under your fingers ... yes it is a sickness sometimes but OH SO MUCH FUN !!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just Magnolia ... Week 28

 I finally managed to sit and play a bit this weekend and completed another challenge on Just Magnolia . This week it was a sketch by Martine and was another fun card to make .

At the rate I am doing these challenges , I should have enough of my Christmas cards done before I have to start mailing them away ! Thanks to the DT on Just Magnolia for such  awesome challenges every week !

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A card for week 27 ... Bright and Zippy

 This week on Just Magnolia the challenge was to use a Magnolia stamp and bright and zippy paper ! Well I think Edwin fits the  image just perfectly as he is a bright and zippy kinda fella ! LOL !

This was a fun challenge and a little outside the box of what I usually do ! Although most of it doesn't show , I actually wove the strips of paper .... the promptly put my tag there !  I did use one of my Atyou Spica pens ( a beautiful red ) on my tag !

 Wonder what the next challenge holds ? I am loving this as I am actually getting something done and not under time pressure because I HAVE to get a card in the mail . My ready made box is starting to fill up too !

Monday, October 19, 2009

October challenge

for Little Stamp Shoppehere . October is Breast Cancer awareness month so the challenge is to do a pink card . I love my little Magnolia Tilda stamp as she is just too sweet ! Not sure WHY she is called 60's Tilda though !

So here is my card . I photoed her with and without her white spots as I was curious as to what you think . Does she look unfinished without her white spot ?

  I think I have already found a home for this card as a friend rolled her truck on the Columbia Icefields early Saturday morning and walked away though her truck is toast ! She is one lucky lady with a guardian angel looking out for her . Her last accident was 40 years ago when she hit a train ...................... and spent 6 months in the hospital ! I hope her aches and bruised leave quickly and she feels 100 % soon !

 And being it October ladies , perhaps it is time to schedule a full exam with your Dr and a mammogram ! Pays to be safe especially when it may save your life !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just Magnolia challenge week 26

I have decide to join in the fun on JUST MAGNOLIA http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ again this week with  their sketch challenge for week 26 .I just love these cute stamps ( it has been said I am addicted to them and the Copics that I used to color Tilda and puppy with ! Who Me .... addicted ? LOL )

So grab your Magnolia stamps and your coloring tools ( doesn't have to be Copic markers ) and come join the fun ... you never know when you will get picked to win a prize ! Of course , I am always hoping I win it too .... so GAME ON !!!

 By the way , I used Tilda and puppy Magnolia stamp , Copics , Prima flowers and leaves , Martha Stewart lace punch , SU patterned paper , Bazzill cardstock , Peggy's Pretties and Stickles on my card !

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving !

 This year has definately been a year of blessing for us and I find myself reflecting over the memories , good and bad . The biggest blessing is my Dh's health is slowly restoring itself so we can move on with our lives together and enjoy everything .......  yes we still argue but nothing serious ! LOL !

 Yesterday I cooked a huge meal of turkey and ham plus the trimmings . For some reason I didn't feel stressed about it either which is really odd ! Family and a friend joined us for the meal and today I have a yummy pot of split pea soup on the stove to go with all the leftovers ( which really wasn't much considering what I had cooked ! ) . Nice to be able to kick back for the rest of the weekend and not have to wonder what to cook ! Total relaxation ~

 Now I hope to get in my craft area and do some fun stuff . I am sure DH will find a football or a hockey game ( or two or three ! ) to watch or his eyelids as it may be ! LOL !

 Thank you to my family and my friends that have supported us emotionally through the past year .... you truly are a blessing !

Happy Thanksgiving everybody !

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mom's birthday card

A cute Magnolia Tilda with flowers and a home made flower adorn my my Mom's birthday card . The flower was fun to make as I airbrushed the back of the punched flower shapes with my Copic marker as the paper was white on the back then I sprayed front and back with Angel Glittermist , let dry then put it all together ! It is actually very sparkly to see ! Here are the Copic markers I used to color Tilda with ....... though I may have forgot one or two ! I also used a glaze pen on the yellow roses and the leaves of the bouquet .

 Now I really have to go get her parcel wrapped and ready to send if it is going to get there in time for her birthday !

Fall is officially here !

Fall 2009 is officiallly here with cool mornings and fog ! Our little Delaney and Leah maple tree ( the girls gave it to us out of their yard ) has grown quite a bit this year and is slowly starting to fill out  . The leaves are really starting to change colors too .... so pretty but I wish it was a bit bigger !  Oh well , give it 10 more years and I doubt I will be saying that ! October is also our wedding anniversary . 36 years !Amazing to say the least and after the year we have had , I am grateful that we are able to celebrte it . We went out for dinner with good friends and had a great evening . The motorhome is now officially under cover and put to rest for the winter . Sad that the camping season has come to an end but it was a long one for us and we got to enjoy the unit much more then  we thought at the start of the year . hopefully next season we will actually be able to travel in it as DH should be feeling a whole lot better ! Here is hoping ! today we have a very warm day here as it is 16 C ! Odd for here but we will take each warm , sunny day as winter is not that far away !