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 !

Monday, August 30, 2010

Camping in the rain .... and what showed up !

 My last post was about camping in the rain of the week but I did manage to get out and snap a few photos .We love this spot at Canyon Creek Campground as it is the biggest spot .... and has it's own flowerbed that actually had flowers in it this year ( thanks Kim ! ) . Our spot is also a little quieter as we are tucked into a corner ...........  just so RELAXING even in the rain ! Usually I have my flowerbaskets out too but they had already gone back home when we took the RV home the last time ! This week we spent a lot of time watching the squirrels drop cones out of the trees ( and occasionally dropping them on somebody's vehicle like little bombs ! ) . They were sure busy being hoarders :-)

 Well DH went into town a couple days and this is what he came back with one day ............ we traded up from the Toyota Tacoma to this

A 2010 Nissan Titan ( a full size truck ) ...... As much as we loved the economy of the Toyota Tacoma it was just too small for comfort as both DH & I always came out of it feeling like hurtin' pretzels ! The Nissan Titan is soooooooooo comfortable to ride in ( so we found out when we went for quick ride to DD's one night ! LOL ) . And the color ................... so pretty !!!! Turns out a good salesman ( namely our youngest son ) told us that it possibly is only one of three in Canada in this color ! It is called OCEAN ( almost a blue / gray depending on the light ) . Our son also had to really " sell " the Nissan truck to the " hardnose salesman #1 " ( namely his Father ! LOL ) as he was one step away from buying a Toyota Tundra ( which I fell in love with ! ) ................................ Needless to say we are ALL happy as DS made a sale , DH got his full size truck that is comfortable and I got a truck I hopefully wouldn't fall out of this winter trying to get out of as these running boards are made to stand on not just for decoration !!! LOL

 Now if we could just win the lottery to pay for all these TOYS the man in my life keeps buying !!!! YIKES !!!!  Hmmmm , now I want to take the truck on holidays aand leave the Taj at home ..... but guess THAT isn't going to happen ! LOL ! Better make sure I hide the keys while we are away sso the boys don't borrow it !!!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A lazy , wet week

 No creating in my room this week as DH & I were relaxing in the RV at our " spot " just down the road . DH had another week of holidays to take and as he had 2 meetings he had to attend , we just simply stayed put . Worked well for us as I ended up with the stomach flu for two days ...... felt too lousy to do anything but not lousy enough to just go to bed and stay there ! Unfortunately the weather was rainy and cool for most of the week but the best part of that was our campfire ban got lifted ( and we never did end up having one ! LOL ) . We did go visit DD and her family one day and then again one evening ! Nice that it is only 35 minutes from the campground !

 The rain has helped the forest fires in the region and we are fortunate that the smoke has dissipated . I can't imagine the distruction the fires have caused and it is said that some of those fires will not be out until the snow falls . The fury of nature and fire !

 We are leaving again on the weekend for another 2 weeks of holidays and this will be a family visiting holiday .  This week as I have birthdays and an anniversary cards to finish that I will hand delivery to family members .

 Have a great week and I hope you all find some sun and time to relax before summer is over ! Happy creating !

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Day of Challenges

 Not only has the day been filled with smokey air from the forest fires in the area , we just had a rainstorm complete with thunder and lightening go through that has brought more smoke into the area ... but hopefully no new fires from the lightening !

 Well being I couldn't sit outside , it was a good day to go play in my room  . This Penny Black image colored with Copic Markers  reminds me of a few days we have had this summer !

This card fits a couple challenges for this week

Drunken Stampers ..... CATS


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 72....... Buttons and Bows

Happy creating and hope everybody has a great week !

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge

Woo hoo ... a new sketch is up here for Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge .What a nice and quick sketch to work with ( thanks Claire ! ) and being I was thinking I needed to make a card for a neighbour that just got some horrible health news , I thought this Mo Manning stamped image would  fit the bill ..... it says it all without saying a lot ! This is how I feel about his news ! Maybe I can bring at least a small smile to his face !

Image is colored with Copic markers and I used BG Max and Whisker's paper and my Sakura white Gell Pen ..... very simple but made with a whole lot of good luck !

TFL and happy crafting ! Hug a friend today as they just might need the support of a friend !

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #67

 My friend Lisa found this awesome card sketch challenge blog and being I need to get a few cards done over the next couple weeks , I thought it would be the perfect time to join in the fun over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday . This week is a great little sketch found here.....

This is the card that I made this morning ( I am supposed to be packing to head to the RV so I need to get moving out of my room NOW ! LOL )

This is a birthday card for my son who turned 30 yesterday .... but we wouldn't see him for a couple more days so I am safe at being late ! LOL ! This is a image by Lili OF the Valley out of the U.K. ! So my son ! LOL ! He is colored with Copic markers and the patterned paper is from BG Max and Whisker's paper pad ! Buttons from my stash and Martha Stewart butcher thread .

Well TFL and have a great weekend !Now I had best get busy as I only have an hour before DH arrives home ! OOPS !

Thursday, August 12, 2010

One down and a couple more to go !

  Another crazy week here with trying to get ready to head back to the RV for the weekend and having some minor little things done around the house ! We had Reno Man come in and redo the trim on our front window ( winter is so hard on paint inside and out in this country ! ) and around the garden door . So nice to get that done and out of the way ! My husband wouldn't hold a paint brush if he can help it .... and can't say I blame him as the only paint brush I like to hold is one that is related to crafting ! LOL !

 Well even though the week has been busy , I did manage to get in my room and play for a bit . I have at least 5 cards I need to get done before the end of the month ..... and we have another week of holidays happening before then ! This is a card I made for my sister's birthday on September 1st ! This image just cracked me up as it is so her and I ............. I wouldn't tell you which one I am though ! ( Okay Cheryl , quit laughing as I KNOW you saw the resemblance immediately ! ) . This card will get hand delivered as we will be down at the coast just after to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday ( earlier then his actual birthday but the best time for us to travel ! )

The image and sentiment are by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella ! Image is colored with a swack of Copic Markers and highlighted with STICKLES for sparkle ! The patterned paper is from BG Capella line , flowers are Prima and Magnolia , a Martha Stewart edge punch and lace from Savvy n' Sassy complete the card !

Well today is my baby's 30th Birthday and I am still trying to get his card together ... tomorrow morning  for sure ! He is away for a few days so I actually have a few days of grace to it done ! Hard to believe he is THAT old ..... wonder if it means he will actually grow up ? ( or do guys EVER ! LOL ) Oh well .... Happy Birthday Jared !

Time to get a pasta salad thrown together for the weekend and that will be one less thing to do tomorrow ! I LOVE that the sun is supposed to shine for the weekend and all of next week but not thrilled that we are looking at another week of 30+ C temperatures . Our forests are going up in flames , the wind is starting to pick up sending the smoke over the area ! So far the fires are not really close here but all it takes is one spark of carelessness to set things off ! Be careful !

It takes one little spark to start a forest fire but why does it take a whole box of matches to start a campfire ?

Well , most of BC has a NO CAMPFIRE ban on right now so fingers crossed some fool  doesn't think he can have one !

Have a fantastic weekend everybody , relaxing , camping , attending weddings or simply just staying home ! Stay cool and TFL !!!

Happy crafting !