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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, January 24, 2010

Just because .......

Another week is starting and I have spent so much time playing in my room doing challenges , I figured it was just time to play and do another challenge ! LOL !

This card is for over on Savvy 'N Sassy where they have some of the best ribbon kits around ! I love  Rhea's ribbons and lace ! This was a weekly sketch challenge there .

Of course , I used Chilly Tilda and the snowflake circle.. two  cute Magnolia stamps . Copic markers ( E 00000 , E00 , E11 , E30 , E31 , E 33  ,E34  , R11,  R 20 ,BG0000 , BG000, BG00 ) , Bazzil cardstock , My Mind's Eye DP from their glitter stack .... amazing paper all glittery and embossed ... photos do NOT do this paper justice !.....  Sakura Gelly Roll pen white , clear star and glaze black , Stampendous sentiment and the lace is from Savvy N Sassy !

This was a card that grew out of fooling round with the Copic airbrush .... I was actually air brushing the flowers on a piece of white cardstock and when I was finished I knew I had to do something with the paper ! I ended up using the airbrushed Prima flowers , adding some jeweled brads , punching the edge with Martha Sterwart's daisy edge punch , stamped a CTMH sentiment on the cardsock in Staz-On ink ( Black cherry  ) and lightly sponged the inside of the card !

Another Christmas Tilda with wreath only I colored her dress bright as it reminds me more of the Hawaii then Christmas ! I used my  CB embossing folders and then lightly sanded the top of the embossing . The paper was then cut with MY CM shapes which I have NOT used in forever ! I even used stickers for the sentiment .... something else I seldom do any more ! This year I have swore to use up some of my stash and so far I am doing good !

And something I don't think I have mentioned before is I use Neenah Solar White Cardstock from Little Stamp Shoppe . I love this paper for all my stamping and Copic coloring ! Heidi will be closed for inventory for a few days and is changing her store a bit and her server but she will be adding some great things ... like the Magnolia flowers when she goes back online . Unfortunately she has made the decision to only sell in Canada but that works for me ! LOL !

Last week we had Springlike weather . Lots of sun , some beautiful warmer weather above 0 day and night . Lots of our snow has left but the last couple nights have been much cooler so that melt has now turned into ice ! Not good on the driveway , roads or parking lots as a lot of them are now outdoor skating rinks ! After falling last year more then once , I am very leary about walking outside ! I hate ice season !!! Looks like we are in for a few snowy days but our forests need some moisture so I will not complain or it can be another very dry summer .... and camping isn't much fun when you can not have a camp fire ! The countdown has begun .... in 3 months we could be packing the motor home up for another fun season ! LOL !

Dh was away for a couple of days last week on business and I have to confess I loved the down time ! Friday he went for his CT scan so we are waiting for those results which hopefully will be in by the end of the week .......... seems we spend a lot of time waiting ! Hopefully we will get some answers as to why he has run into problems already being his surgery to fix things was only 7 months ago !

Have a good week everybody and happy creating !


  1. Though Tilda looks super cold, she is adorable in blue!

  2. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Loven them all Donna! I can't wait to get back into my room and play play play!!! Hope you figure out what is up with DH and that all is okay!

  3. Love these cards but the Magnolia's are my favorite! Love the snowflake border on the top card. I have it and thank you for the great idea of using blue! DUH!! LOL!