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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 !

Friday, January 08, 2010

Not the best start to 2010

 I have had DH under the weather since before Christmas .... not the flu but a reappearance  to his Chrone's Disease . The surgery in June just seemed to put him into remission with it for such a short while and we are both a bit depressed to have got our hopes up on life getting back to normal ( whatever that is ! ) . There has been little sleep in this house for well over 2 weeks ... worse then having a baby in the house actually ! DH is NOT a whiner but My Heavens the last few nights have been BAD ! I call it the clutch and grab syndrom ........ if you know my husband you know he is NOT the touchy feely type guy ( in fact it is the complete opposite ! ) but after a few nights of the hand creeping out from the blanket to clutch and grab my arm tightly , I am more then ready to strangle the bugger in his sleep ! LOL ! He is off to see his specialist this coming week in town as he could not get in sooner though he did talk to a specialist in Vancouver via telephone that has been so accessible and helpful with questions and answers ! Got to love Dr H ! The two Drs are consulting one another regarding DH as Vancouver is a plane trip and bill each time so DH has the benefit of the two Drs and great care ! This morning DH went to work as he is a stubborn man and has felt guilty about not being there ..... especially being he was on holidays the 2 weeks of Christmas and hadn't made it back in ( and he is the boss ! ) . His staff take bets now after any few days off as to whether he is actually going to get to work or not ! I don't wish this disease on anybody !

 Anyways , I have kept my sanity with my IPOD going on my new IPOD dock that DH bought me for my crappy room . I have been playing a creating a mess in my room and I LOVE it ! I would hang in there a lot more if I could ( dang housework and laundry just doesn't do itself though ! ) .

I will leave you now with a little Tilda Magnolia card I made up this week ... just because ! No challenge anywhere but more for the relaxation !

Have a great weekend everybody and HAPPY CREATING !

PS ......... I have found some new and exciting BLOGS , groups and online stores lately so once I figure out HOW to add the links and the Blinkies on here ( I am not very computer savvy ! LOL ) then you will all see and be able to connect to them through them ! So bear with me !


  1. That's so very sweet and You did a great scene for Tilda :o)
    Thanks for sharing :o)

  2. Great card, Donna! Tilda with Lilacs is so pretty and love that little fence! Sorry you're having such a rough start to the new year. I hope things get better very soon! hugs!

  3. Very cute, love the little embellishments :)

  4. What a sweet card and your coloring is excellant! Love Tilda with lilacs. You have some very cute cards on your blog!Look forward to seeing more cards welcome to the Yahoo group!

  5. What a gorgeous card! I love where you placed the fence, it's the perfect accent. Great colors and coloring too, love it!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  6. What a sweet card. Love the colors and the heart bling. Hope they can find something to help you DH.

  7. Anonymous6:17 AM

    Ahhh I am sorry your hubby has been sick. I have a friend who suffers from the same disease. No it is not fun. It can be treated these days so much easier with all the new meds out. So tell your hubby to hang in there.
    Your card is just lovely! I love how you added your fence, and your coloring turned out beautiful. Be sure to give us all the details on how you made your card. We all love learning from each other. Welcome to Magnolia-lious! It's a fun place to meet new friends.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty card!

  8. Awesome card, love the fence and the pretty chard, Tilda of course is Pretty herself. Sorry things are going rough, hope everything turns around for the best!


  9. Sorry to here about your husband i will pray
    for him.I love your card.Welcome to the
    Group,i don't have a blog yet and i may not.
    You talk about computer DUH, LOL and that is me.I have alot to learn but i am enjoying every
    moment.There are alot of very talented People
    here and always here to help.
    Linda W

  10. What a sweet and refreshing card, Donna. The scene you created with the fence is just precious. Your coloring is very good! Sorry to hear that your having such a rough start to the New Year. It's a very difficult disease to grapple with. I hope you will find some answers soon that will improve life quality for both of you. hugs...Barb

  11. Hello and welcome to the group!! I too live in BC. Merritt to be exact. Where do you live? I am so happy we are lucky enough to have Diana Crick living in Surrey so we can get our stamps quickly. When I order mine, sometimes I get them within 2 days!! It's almost dangerous! LOL!! I too am a Magnolia lover and Copic lover. It's been a few years for me and yet I am still trying to improve my technique.
    Sorry to hear about your DH's challenge. That is not a fun disease and I hope all the best for him.
    I love all your creations and aren't Magnolia's that way? They aren't just cards but little pieces of art.
    Take care!!

  12. Hi Donna, waving from Surrey! Your Tilda is very precious, love the layout! I am so sorry to hear of your DH's challenges. Life sucks sometimes! I hope the future road is less bumpy.

    hugs, Diana

  13. AWHH! How cute! Welcome to the club. Your coloring is perfect.I been waiting for that fence to go on Diana's store!!! I was just talking about it yesterday LOL! Any how im sorry about your dh will keep him in my thought and prayers. IM really liking your coloring:)

  14. What a sweet card. It brings hope that we may all eventually see warmer weather again. Beautiful colors. Sorry things aren't going so well. ((( )))

  15. She's beautiful and I love your coloring and fabulous embellies! Sorry your hubby is sick, sending healing prayers your way!


  16. Hope the next trip to the doctor will offer some relief for your husband AND you!
    Darling Tilda and I have debated about getting that fence. Looks really nice! Great card!

  17. Very sweet card, does feel relaxed, and the little heart charm is adorable. I'm glad you have this hobby to help you stay calm while you support your husband through this time. Take care!

  18. What a great card, love the scene you created. I'm so sorry that your dh has been struggling, I hope he had a good result from his trip to the doctor.