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 !

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Drunken Stampers Challenge 21 .... BLING

 Over on Drunken Stampers this week's challenge is to add sparkly bling to your card . Well it has been far too long since I got to finish a card for here so with this week's challenge ( read about it here ) I knew I could join in as it is granddaughter #3 's 11th Birthday . I had just got this cute stamp from a new stamp company called Simply Betty and I just had to play !  With a lot of help from my Stickles ( Stardust and Crystal ) I added some sparkly bling to her hair , shoes and flowers plus edged my papers with it ! as usual my image was colored with my Copic markers ( unfortunately another photo not taken of them ! ) . Ribbon is from SavvynSassy ribbon kits , Martha Stewart punch was used and the DP is from my stash .... it too is very glittery !

Have a great week everybody and Happy Crafting !

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Important UCLA Study


A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For example: if she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected.
  Okay , I have to admit I stole this off my friend Lisa's blog ........ I am still wiping the tears off my face and giggling ! Thanks Lisa !!!!!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Mo Manning .... I LOVE you !

I have fallen in love again ......... I am so fickle ! LOL ! The love I am talking about this time is for these cute stamps that Mo Manning designs and has a couple stamp companies ,  Stampavie ( acrylic stamps ) and StampingBella Stamps ( red rubber unmounted stamps  ) produce for her .

Today I actually just sat and relaxed in my room for an hour and came up with this card using the Stampavie acylic  image by Mo Manning called Mummu . I used a Verve` sentiment and a few papers from my stash along with bobble ribbon from SavvynSassy ribbon kits and a couple Peggy's Pretties ! Mummu was colored with Copic markers . I just HAD to give her a red slip ........ Mummu shows just a bit of sass to her ...... I call her fiesty and sexy ! LOL !

 Thanks for looking and I hope everybody has a great week and HAPPY CRAFTING !

Stamps , stamps and more stamps

And now I am running out of room to store them ! Well I am NOT going to quit stamping and making cards so I am weeding out my stamps and selling a few off ! Check out my sale on Facebook here to see what I have for sale and watch as I will be adding to the list soon ! I will take PayPal and Canadian bank transfers for any purchase ........... shipping will be added and stamps can be combined to make shipping cheaper . just leave a note on FaceBook with your email address ( I will delete that off ASAP ! ) and I will get right back to you if I am able .

Monday, June 07, 2010

A Father's Day card

 While trying to decide whether I felt up to actually doing anything today but sleep due to a nasty " bug " I have picked up , my Copics and stamps called to me so thought what better time to get a Father's day card done . I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge blog .... click here to see the sketch and the challenge ..... to create this little card . I did take a little creative license with the design by adding a flower !

 The darling little stamp is by C.C. Designs and is called Pajama Olivia . She is colored with Copic markers and her sleeper was given a textured look by putting Copic blender liquid on a tea towel piece and dabbing the pink of the sleeper . It gives it a dappled look up close . The patterned paper is from Basic Grey 6X6 pad called Basics Manilla and 6X6 paper pad called Cappella . Ribbon is from SavvynSassy ribbon kit as it the flower . The little charm was from my stash of goodies :-)

Copics used !

Thanks for looking and have a great week ! Happy creating !

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Congrats to Matt and Em .... and excuse for some creating

 My nephew and his wife had #3 baby last week . Gabrielle Faith is my sister's fourth grandchild and third grandddaughter ...... she is catching up to us as we have 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson and  she now has 3 granddaugthers and one grandson ( She is older then me though.... my kids just started a whole lot sooner on starting their families ! LOL ) .... anyways , I am thrilled for my sister and her family as they are a very close knit family and another baby just means a little more love to go around ! I wouldn't get to meet the newest member of their kingdom until September when we make the trek down the highway for  a visit .

 Well I finally managed to get in my crappy room and play a bit but it has taken me almost a week to get 2 cards done ! Still have to do the inside of one of these .....

Well being I figure my sister is going for a kingdom of little Princesses I thought I would color up a Fairytale Tilda as a congratulations card to her and her husband ( and it gave me an excuse to use this cutie ! )

I love this Tim Holtz paper stack too as it was perfect for what I had in mind ! Tilda is colored with Copics and then I used Stickles to make her shine and glitter because all little Princesses need some bling !

I love this little Tilda and she is also colored in Copics with a lot of Stickles to make her sparkle !

Have a great week everybody and I hope that I have made you smile with these cards ! I know that one family is beaming just because of Gabby !