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 !

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blog candy from Melissa

 Wow , I am not one to usually post about awesome BLOG CANDY but Melissa has posted a FABULOUS CANDY giveaway here ! Who will win this tasty treat will be anybody's guess !!!! LOL !

I know I WOULD love to win this purdy BLACK and PINK treat so hop on over to her blog to see what the treat is !!!

 Thanks Melissa for offering such a tasty treat !

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Are we having fun yet ?

 We just spent 9 days in the RV camped in our favorite spot and have left the RV " planted " down there for at least 6 weeks until DH gets holidays ( though he as a salmon fishing trip in June out of Prince Rupert he is taking ! ) and we can actually go somewhere ( depending on how he feels though :-(

 Weather was a typical May in this country ... a little good and and a lot bad ! LOL ! At least we didn't get the snow that parts of PG and Northern areas got on Friday ! Dang wind was COLD though and not nice for sitting outside for the end of the week . Think we only had one campfire the whole time we were away ..... but that may have had something to do with the satellite being hooked up and hockey and a hunting channel to watch ! But then those pesky mosquitos loved me in the evening too .................. All in all , the week was relaxing . By Friday the campground had filled up and there were people and dogs everywhere .... still pretty quiet considering ! Sunday morning we decided to head home a day early ( long weekend here ) as DH wanted to wash his truck and mow the lawn . I had laundry to do and groceries to get so didn't mind .........

 I did manage to color a few images while we away and here is a card I threw together this yesterday with one of the images that just cracked me up . She is by Mo Manning ( Stampavie ) and I colored her with Copic markers  .....

It is hard to see but I added Stickles ( sparkle glitter ) to her wings and on the lowers pedals . The cardstock is GEMSTONES by Co-ordinates and has a shin to it , the patterned paper is from Tim Holtz paper stack . Te velvet ribbon from Savvyn'Sassy ribbon kit and the flower from Michael's .

And here is a card I put together for our friends that are having their 40th anniversary this week

This is another Mo Manning image colored with Copics , distressed with Distressed ink and some Webster's Pages trim on BG KIOSH patterned paper . The flower is by Magnolia .

Well time to clean some pollen out of my house and clean my craft table up so I can actually find the top of it ( so I can make it messy again ! LOL )

Have a wonderful week and happy creating !

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drunken Stamper's Challenge of the week ... and an announcement

Here is my take on this week's challenge .... USE YOUR SCRAPS 

 This week over on  Drunken Stamper's the challenge is to use scraps of paper for your card . I personally have a large wicker basket overflowing with pieces of leftover paper so this was a fun and easy challenge to do ! The stamp is from Greeting Farms and I love the look on Anya's face ! Pretty much ays what I think of laundry ! She is colored with Copic markers . The card was all leftovers scraps and I even found some ribbon and brads thrown in the bottom of the basket so I used them too ... I don't know HOW they got in there either ! LOL ! Flowers are Prima and old stash ... think I have had them FOREVER !!! The red cardstock was run through my Cuttlebug with the Argyl embossing folder . And my favorite white gell pen ( Sakura White gell pen ) was used to finish off the card ( I can sew just don't have room to put my machine up anywhere  ! ) . Pop on over to Drunken Stampers and join in the fun ! It is a lot of fun and gets the mojo goig .

 And now the challenge is posted I want to thank Peggy and Spike ( Aileen ) for having me on their DT . It has been a blast and definitely had me think outside my box on more then one occasion . With that being said , I can imagine you have figured out this is my last week of DT with Drunken Stampers as I have stepped down from the position . When I took it I had told Peggy and Spike that I would be thrilled to do the job and would give as much input as I could but once camping season starts then I would not be able to commit myself to the DT . Well camping season started a LOT earlier for us this year with the early Spring and now the RV is packed and ready to roll ! I will still be around and hope to participate in the challenges when I can . I am not sure what they have planned to fill the position but pop on over to the blog and see ... join in , have fun and mosting

 Happy Creating ! Thanks again ladies for the opportunity to create and thanks to everybody for popping onto my blog to see what I have been up to ..... stay tuned I am not finished creating by a long shot as I have my Copics packed , some stamps and my paper !!!!!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Drunken Stamper's Challenge 15 ... Black and White

 Good morning everybody from our sunny campsite ! It is nice to see the sun and hopefully have some heat ! No creating for me over the next couple of days as I hope to be out enjoying the campsite .

This week the challenge over on Drunken Stamper's is to create a card with no color .... just Black and White ! Check out the challenge  here . I love doing black and white cards as they seem to fall together so easy !

This is an image stamp from CTMH that I stamped and embossed . Along with some embossed paper from a DCWV stack and some pretty ribbon from Savvy N Sassy ribbon kits ( one ribbon became a handmade flower ) and the card was complete !

TFL now hop on over to Drunken Stamper's and come play ! There is no time limit on our challenges but every Saturday we start a new challenge .... so take part in old or new and I hope you find some inspiration with us !

 Have a great week and happy creating !

Sunday, May 02, 2010

A few fun cards

With DH gone most of the week and the weather not very nice , I managed to spend a fair bit of time in my room playing . It was a very relaxing week though I did manage to do some much needed dust bunny removal ........ just wish my arms were longer so I could actually get to the top of my cupboards ........ I am no agile monkey so don't attempt the walking on the counter tops like I did in my 30's ! LOL !

 Anyways  , here are a few cards I  got done .

Tilda holding a single tulip is a Mother's Day card for my MIL And this Greeting Farms Ian was my oldest son's birthday card . All are colored with Copics and the fish charm is Karen Foster ( I think ! LOL )

I did do a couple more cards but I can't show them off yet !

 I hope you all have a good week and hope the sun and warm weather finally start gracing your days . It has been cool here but at least we haven't got any snow ( unlike parts of Alberta that is ! )

Happy creating !

Just Magolila Challenge - Bev's sketch

This week the challenge on Just Magnolia is a sketch by Bev . See the sketch here and pop over and play ! You never know when that generator is going to pick your number to win !
Here is my take on the sketch ! I finally got to ink up Cherry Tilda  ......you have to love these sweet boots she is wearing !

I used this beautiful patterned paper from Magnolia then ran a strip of the paper through my lace which I topped with a rhinestone strip  . The cherry embellishements are from the same unknown source but I do believe they are Mary Englebreit from Michael's $1.50 bins !
Magnolia's Tilda and teacup were used for the stamped images .

Copics used were
E 0000 ,  E000 , E00 , E 08 , E11 , E 17 , E41, E43
R0000 , R000 , R00 , R11 , R20 , R83
G20 , G21 ,G24
YG 23 ,YG64

Thanks for looking and happy Creating !

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Drunken Stamper's Challenge for May 1st-6th

 Over on Drunken Stampers this week the challenge is to make a Mother's Day card ..... easy right ? Well there is twist to this as you have to use a picture ( or copy ) of yourself when you were a wee one somewhere on your card . Well I am not one for showing my face anywhere especially on a card ! Well after much deliberating and mucking with my Copics , stamps and papers , this is my card ( sometime it is hard to be DT and have to actually do the challenges ! LOL )

I chose to make an easle card as I think you get the whole look of the card that way when it is sitting out . I used some patterned paper from DCWV " HOME " collection , Magnolia's Christmas morning Tilda ( but I just love her and don't think she looks like it is Christmas ! LOL ). She is colored with Copics and some added sparkle with STICKLES over her dress .Tilda is really sparkly  in real life  !Martha Stewart edge punch and Nesties label die were used as well . Magnolia flowers airbrushed with Copics , some ribbons and some sparkly brads finish off the card . And yes that is me about 1958 ............................... guess I just dated myself didn't I ? LOL !

So that is my card ....... come join us and have some fun . We will be looking for you !

By the way , I LOST a lot of stuff off my laptop ( and probably have fried the laptop as well :-(   ) so this is why my photos are different then what is on the Drunken Stampers blog this week ....... I am using my son's laptop ( I detest it ! ) and my PC ( which I don't use very often any more since I got my laptop ..... ) but I miss MY laptop .......................

Have a great week and happy creating !