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, November 14, 2009

BORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Well sitting on my hinny for this past few days not playing in my crappy room with all my paper , ink and stamps is definitely NOT how I had planned spending my " holiday " of free time ! I do not do " hand rest " well ! My friend Lisa just sent me an envelope full of Magnolia images to color too .... not to be mean but because we have been exchanging stamped images to color . It keeps the cost down that way as we can be a bit more selective of which stamps we are buying ( Yeah , do you believe that ? More like then we know which ones we REALLY need to buy ! LOL ) . Now I have LOTS of new images to color when I am able but for now they are sitting on my desk WAITING for me ........

 DH and our boys ( well guys as they are 35 and 29 ! ) have headed up North for 10 days on their yearly guy bonding / hunting trip . They don't rough it as they are staying in the back country with a friend of DH's . They have their own sleeping quarters , cooking facilities , showers , TV and satellite and access to a whole camp for that matter ! They are treated like kings with no roughing it involved . Their cell phones work great where they are too so IF they turn them on , then they can be reached .

  I usually love my time away from the routine of cooking and cleaning but being I am unable to play right now am finding this BORING ! I have sat on my hinny way more then I should reading or watching TV and movies . I am not one to watch a lot of TV .... it is on more for background noise while I play . The neighbor has been great taking me to therapy and then for coffee but the days still are long ........ I don't know that I am even going to get my Christmas cards made now or signed if they were made as I still can not hold a pen for any length of time  so I know I can not use my Copics either ....... Maybe I will just make New Year's cards and send them in January !

This is what I see from the doorway ......... an older photo as  I have cleaned up , purged and changed the layout on the top of my desk . I actually have a new lamp too which will work So much better  as it is an OTT desk lamp ...... great light and it doesn't colapse like this one does ! LOL !

This is what is calling me every time I walk down my hallway !!! I store my Copic markers in 2  Quickut Magpie Storage units that I bought of Overstock.com ..... shipping was almost as much as the units but so worth it ! My desk , paper tray and storage units come from Best Craft Organizer Scrapbook Shelf and I LOVE these units ... as does DH as he says for the first time my room looks neat and organized ( well most of the time ! LOL )
The Stickles containers are just sitting to fill up empty holes .... the compartments are not full of them .... seriously  though I DO love my Stickles ! ( Glitter glue for those of you that don't paper craft ! )

 Not sure how this next week will play out here but I hope you all have a great week .... play  how you will and enjoy life ! I am sure I can dig through my HUGE stack of pocketbooks ( yes I " collect " those too ! ) and watch a few more movies and I will relax ..... and dream of my crappy room ! I may even post a card that is finished on my desk at some point over the next day or two ....... nd it isn't a Magnolia stamp so stay tuned !


  1. What a wonderful working place!!! My daughter who likes cardmaking a lot would lost her heart looking at it. She needs in whatever like this, I think.....
    Good luck in your creative job!!!

  2. Wow I love this. So organized!!

  3. holy scrappin momma ~ you weren't kidding when you said you had a lot of copics...YOU GO GIRL!
    love your space