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 !

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Holidays ... summer edition ......

 It feels like forever since I got to play in my room and do anything creative but it actually has only been 2 weeks ! LOL ! I made this card for my friend Lisa that is having a birthday in a couple days and we actually stopped to hand deliver it to her on our holidays ! I just love the look on her face .... guess that says it all about Lisa reaching her ( ah-choo ) birthday ! LOL ! Hope it is a FABTABULOUS birthday Lisa ! I know we celebrated at your house not once but twice ! ( We stopped and had a fab visit with Lisa and her husband ( and Brayden ) on our way home too ! )

  We had great plans when we left home in the RV to tour as much of the Kootenay's as we could but you know what they say about the best laid plans .... Yes , our's got sidetracked ! Not by sickness or vehicle problems ( for a change ! ) but we absolutely fell in love with Nakusp and area and ended up parking for 2 days at Nakusp Hotsprings and then 3 days down in the town at a campground called Murphy's Landing ! What beautiful country and we are planning another trip that way in the next couple of years... this time we will get some fishing in !

Halcyon Hot Springs

View from Murphy's Landing , Nakusp

Arrow Lake , Nakusp , BC#9 , Murphy's Landing .... guaranteed to be relaxing !

It was an awesome trip but ended far too soon . The weather was perfect with just one day of rain at Nakusp Hotsprings ..... just like a steam bath ! LOL ! All in all , this was one of the best holidays we have EVER been on ! Just what the Dr ordered ! DH came home relaxed ( until he had to start putting out fires at work that is ... dang Blackberry almost ended up in a garbage can ! ) . Fun to stop and see the Grands on the way home and pick up our furbabies that the kids watched for us . Thanks Holly !

Well we have been home a day and tomorrow will be busy as I am getting the RV ready to take back to our " spot " just south of town for a month before we head out on more holidays ! I am going to spend 4 days at the RV while DH works long hours and then he will head to the RV for one night before we head back to town for one week and then take a few days of relaxing time again !

Maybe in September AFTER holidays , I will find time to play ! I can't believe how FAST summer is going this year !

 Have a great summer , find time to create , travel safe and RELAX !

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #67

I had an afternoon to sit and play in my room yesterday so I used this sketch from STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE #67 found here to create this card . This image reminded me of the newest edition to my yard .... a baby robin hatched in a nest in my lilac bush next to my deck yesterday ! Momma Robin has been sitting for days keeping it warm ! Can't get close enough to take a photo though !

The image is  Penny Black and this cute little girl is colored with Copic markers and Atyou Glitter Pens . I just love her " baby fat " on her legs and arms ! LOL ! The flower is a homemade creation using wet patterned paper and Glimmer Mist .... punched with a SU flower punch in 2 sizes . The charm is a Magnolia creation and so cute . I used a new release Cuttlebug brocade embossing folder on the sparkly paper from the Gemstone collection and the patterned paper is from 7 gypsies paper stack  .All other products used on this card are from my stash !

TFL and Happy Creating !

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just Magnolia Week 63 Recipe : 3 Flowers , 2 papers and 1 ribbon

 I found a few minutes between loads of laundry to work on this card for the  Just Magnolia challenge this week . This week the challenge is here for week 63 ... Recipe : 3 flowers , 2 papers and 1 ribbon .

I love these images and as my DD and her DH ave an anniversary coming up soon I thought I would used them on an anniversary card for them .

All images were colored with Copic markers ... too many to remember but I know my desk was full when I finished ! Tilda's dress was highlighted with Stardust Stickles as were the flowers . Magnolia DP from the Fairytale collection were used ( and I didnt count my cardstock as a paper ! LOL ) , Ribbon was from Savvy n Sassy ribbon kit , Martha Stewart punches were used  and the rest from my stash .....

TFL ...... and I hope you find some time to create !

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Grandkids and cards

 I did up a few cards to give my grandkids being they are all finished school until September .... and all will be moving on to the next grade ! When I asked our Grandson Aidan ( he is 3 ) if he graduated high school yet , he promptly told me NO ..... then I asked him if he graduated kindergarten and again he said NO so when I asked him if he graduated play school he just smiled and asked me what was in the bag I was holding ! Boy , does he have this Grandma figured out ! He didn't get a card but he got spoiled rotten with a couple Toy Story movies , some Toy Story ginch and a t-shirt with Toy Story ! Move over Diego , Buzz and Woody are moving in ! LOL !

My grandgirls are all growing up far too fast ! Cory's daughter Courteney goes into Grade 10 this year and will be spending the summer in volleyball camps all over the place ! Holly's girls are going into Grade 9 and Grade 6 ........ and the little man will be going into pre-school :-) Jared's Daughter will be in Grade 3 but she will always be a baby in our minds as we don't have contact with her .......... not our choice for sure but some day she will be of age where she will be able to make her own decisions .

( hmmm , for some reason he doesn't want to stand properly ! Honestly , he isn't sideways all the time ! )
Anyways , here is what I did for the girls for passing . Of course these came with a little monetary fun inside ! Girls love to shop , right ? LOL !

These are all from the SIMPLY BETTY stamp collection , colored with Copics and dazzled with Stickles !

Hope everybody has a wonderful summer , gets some fun time and manages to get some creating in too ! We will be away off and on most of the summer in the RV .... no real set plans yet .... just going to do some wandering on wheels and just go where the road takes us .......... and the money ! LOL !