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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 !

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just Magnolia........ Week 43

I missed the wire completely for this challenge on Just Magnolia The challenge was to be done by 10 pm U.K. time not Pacific ! OOPS .......... there is a HUGE time gap so I don't qualify but that is okay . The card is done thanks to the sketch found here ........ I love the sketches that Jay-Jay does as they are easy to do !

So here is a cute Magnolia Edwin card

Aren't you proud of me as I actually remembered to take a photo of the Copic markers I used ! So much easier then trying to list them and getting the numbers right ! LOL !

The prima flowers were painted with Shimmers and are actually a bit darker then they show . The DP I used was from My Mind's Eye  Twinkle Little Boy's Glitter Collection pad that I picked up at Winner's for half price !!! The paper is beautiful with glossy and glitter pages that suit boy's . The stars are actually cut out off a page and are very glittery ! The gold / orange paper has glossy drops all over it ( they aren't showing her though ) .

Thanks for looking everybody and have a great week ! I  hope you find some time to create and have better luck then me trying to get things done and posted on these challenge sites at the right time ! LOL !

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fabric Challenge on Drunken Stampers

Drunken Stampers Fabric Challenge  was a bit of a challenge this week . ( Click on the name to read all about it ). But with my Cuttlebug and my Nesties dies I met the challenge . One thing I did learn this week was be careful of which CB plate you pick up without looking ! ..... " C" plate cracks REALLY loud and really easily ! OOPS !!!!  anyways , back to the program ........

 Here is the card I made using fabric ( which I cut out on my CB with the Nesties Poinsetta die ) . OOPS , forgot to download it off the camera ......... LOL ! .......

Sarah Kay Stamped image ( one of my favorites ! ) colored with Copic markers ( again I forgot to write down my colors ! ) , Sakura white gell pen , pearl brads from stash , DP from stash , kraft cardstock ( Bazzill ) , hopsack cloth , Glimmer Mist

Flowers were cut out on Cuttlebug then srayed with Glimmer Mist , scrunched then dried .

Have a great week everybody and happy creating !

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Day Late .....

for getting my card done and posted on DRUNKEN STAMPERS for the challenge posted here but it is done ! Somehow I lost a couple days this week ... not sure where they went but I didn't get all I wanted to do done ! Oh well , there is always next week !

What a fun challenge and I wish I would have got it in and had a chance at winning that awesome prize ! Oh well , another time ! LOL ! This card was put together with bits and pieces out of my stash , lots of glitter ( though it isn't showing up very well except on my fingers where it dripped ! LOL !  ), Sakura glaze pens , Stickles  , some glitter mist and lots of beads !

Have fun creating this coming week !

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another card for Stamp Shoppe

Jeanette over on Stamp Shoppe blog posted a sketch this week here that I thought I would play with . This is what I came up with !

Giggling Tilda just makes me smile ! I think she has to be one of my favorite stamps ! I also took some crative license and used some stamps from a new company called " STAMPS FOR LIFE " . Martha Stewar border punch , Copic markers (  forgot to write the numbers down this time ) , some Ice Stickles on the icing , Ribbon from Savvy n' Sassy , bows from Walmart , pearls from  my stash and Cuttlebug embossing folder to finish this card off !  Bazzil was used as the base for my card and the DP is something that was in my stash !

TFL ! Enjoy your week !

A week to get a few things done

 Heidi over on Stamp Shoppe has issued a February challenge of a traditional Magnolia card .... the winner to be the Guest Designer for April ! Usually I avoid this " guest " challenges as I just actually do my cards because I just love to play ! Somehow this time I just felt the " need " to join in  ( plus the fact I just won last month's challenge there so how could I resist ? LOL ) . Looks like some very good competition happening there so everybody think about joining in ! What have you got to lose ? Just click here to get the details !

So are you wondering where I got those pretty Magnolia flowers ? Yes , Heidi has them in her store
Stamp Shoppe  ( click to go visit her ) and she also has the newest Magnolia release " Raising the Ceiling " . Check out her awesome little store !

My list of Copic markers isn't as long this time as I kept the image pretty simple ( for me ! LOL )

E0000 , E000 , E00 ,E11 , E30 , E31 ,E35
YR0000 ,YR21, YR31 ,
R000 ,R00 , R21, R22
G 85

I also used some glimmer spray on the flowers to give it a little lift in color .
Magnolia Spooky Tilda ( she doesn't look spooky to me just darn sweet )
Ribbon from Savvy n'Sassy ribbon kits
Bazzill with jewels  rubons that have been in my stash forever

 I am also going to enter this card over on Just Magnolia .... week 42 challenge  as it is a love card and fits there perfectly . Click on here to read all about it !

Happy creating everybody and have a good week !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A card a little different ....

 I thought it was time that I actually do a card that wasn't for a challenge , wasn't a Magnolia and wasn't girlie ! LOL ! Here is a cute stamp image from The Greeting Farm ... the ON THE FARM Collection . I made this for my dear Uncle who turns 80 this month and whom I was named after . He loved to fish in his little boat off the coast of Vancouver Island when he was younger . Sad that we get older and in poor health that we have to give up the one thing we love to do .

The image was colored with Copics ... oh how I do love these markers !
Here is a list of the colors I used

   E0000 , E000 , E00 , E11 ,E42 , E41 , E43
YG95 , G99 , Y23 ,Y26 , R11
W00 ,W4 , C2
Sakura White pen for the streaks in his hair then colored over with W00

The brads were in my stash as was everything else I used here ! I scored the DP with my Scor-It board just to give the paper some depth .

 I never know the makers of my embellishments as I usually remove them from their original packaging and store them in the drawers of my desk ........ it is just a case of finding the ones that work with what I am making ! I am not a planner .... I don't have all my supplies laid out neatly in front of me , I haven't picked out my cardstock or patterned paper when I stamp my image ..... I just run with a fleating thought and create ! I also have a desk and room that looks like a tornedo hit when I am finished but oh what a sense of accomplishment ! well worth every tiny piece of cut paper that lands on my floor and every mark of ink that stains my hand !

Thanks for looking and all the kind comments. I treasure each one of them ! Hopefully I will still be coloring with my Copics when I am 80 !

Happy 80th Uncle Don and may you have many more ! Love You !

Have a great week everybody and happy creating !

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A little Magnolia fun for challenges

I am still fighting a cold that has turned into a sinus infection so am not doing a lot of creating right now ! I did manage to get this card done for 2 challenges
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #32   Pink and Grey on your card

and Drunken Stampers   Valentine with a twist of metal

I used old paper stash from some unknown source ,pink  ribbon from Savvy n Sassy ribbon kit , printed ribbon from the $1 Store ( stash ) , Prima flowers ( also stash ) that were sprayed with Glimmer Mist , heart , safety pin , sentiment ( metal ) from $1 Store ( stash )

Tilda Magnolia stamp and jar stamp colored with Copics

Copics used
RV02, RV04,RV000 , RV0000
R 0000 , R000 ,R11
E 0000.E 000,E00,E11 ,E30 , E31 ,E21, E25 , E27 ,E35
W03 , W05

Another quick Valentine card done for Sunday Sketch challenge  #19 over at

I used everything from my stash to make this one ! A quick card ! Rub-ons from a mix of companies , paper from my stash , rhinestone words from Michael's bridal section . Tilda was colored with copics

Copics used
E0000 , E000 , E11, E21, E35
R11, R35 , R39
RV 02
YR 31 , YR21
W03 ,W05

Thanks for looking  ... and happy creating !

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Magnolia Down Under .... Challenge #31

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #31 issued up the challenge of a sketch , girlie and orange on your card ..... The sketch , no problem , Girlie , no problem .... Orange .... another story ! Not my favorite color to work with until I remembered I had some sparkly paper with orange on it . Unfortunately , it has been in my stash forever so I don't remember the manufacturer !!!! OOPS !!!!  I struggled with this card so was happy when I said I am done !

For those of you that know me , you wouldn't be surprised when I say I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to using my Copics ........ I use lots of markers to achieve what I am looking for , lots of colors and usually have a HUGE mess on my desk when I am finished .... just ask DH !!!! LOL !

Copics used

E0000 , E000 , E00 , E11 ,E13 , E7 , E17 , E8 ,E19
YR 0000, YR000, YR02, YR15 , YR16
YG 06 ,YG 05 , YG 03
R20 ,R11
O ... Colorless blender

Prima flowers , peggy's Pretties ,Stickles Rock Candy , Ribbon from Savvy n' Sassy , MM embellishment
Martha Stewart leaf punch , Nesties , Mementos ink , SU ink , CB embossing folder

TFL ..... and happy creating !

Monday, February 01, 2010

Spring is in the air ......... Somewhere !

Mandy doesn't care what the weather is like ! LOL ! I was talking to my Mother at the coast today and she told me they have a pansy out in their garden and that the dafs and tulips are peaking their heads out of the ground ! Like I want to hear that as we got another 4 or 5" of snow on the weekend ! oh well , we are on the downside of winter now so hopefully in a couple more months it will be done and not in another 3 or 4 !

Crazy week just past us . DH went to the specialist and we got very good news regarding his CT scan ..... no surgery needed and no Chrone's so the surgery he had in June was a success ! The Dr is a bit stumped as to why DH is having so many problems ( and if you know my DH , you know he would crawl to work on his death bed before giving in to any sickness ! To have him home one day never minds days on end just shows how lousy he has been feeling ! ) Anyways , the Dr has pulled DH off all his medications and wants him " dry " for a month to see if one of those pills could be the culprit ! Crazy when they are supposed to be a preventative for reoccurance ! Almost a week has passed and we are waiting for him to feel better ........ and then we both came down with a vicious head cold on the same day !!!!!!!!!!!!  Keep your fingers crossed that it is an easy fix and that by summer he is at 100% ! He was on the same meds prior to his surgery and having major issues so wjho knows maybe they were the cause !

 Some major purging and cleaning happening here . We have a tiny area we live in and the clutter is getting to me .... as are the dust bunnies !!!! Yes , Spring must be just around the corner for the urge to purge to have hit !

Have a great week everybody ! Stay healthy and enjoy life !