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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 !

Friday, October 29, 2010

a Challenge from a friend - Move On Up

A friend challenged me to make a layout for the challenge over on Dirty Scraps : Challenge 20 If you have never been on this challenge blog then I urge you to hop on over there ...... amazing challenges that get right down to the dirt in your mind ! This was definately one of the hardest layouts I have ever made but one that fell together very quickly ! Strange as it may be ! I have to explain a bit about my layout before I post it ..... I have used very drab colors ( black and Kraft ) with a hint of RED and little bling ...... Nothing is cut neatly as this is how my heart feels .............uneven and not complete ........... but we move on day to day ..........

                                    Without You

The journaling reads

" You are not my child but you are of my blood . We never knew you existed until you were 3 months old. We cried for you , we held you ,we SPOILED , we LOVED you ! We still do ! You were hidden from us and taken away by your Mother . She chose to take a different path for you and her . We found you but our hands were tied all for the sake of the child . We had threats made against us to stay away from you , to forget you and to move on . We will NEVER STOP LOVING YOU ! We will never fill the void in our hearts . We will NEVER STOP waiting for you to find us . We ARE YOUR OTHER FAMILY ! You are our  GRANDDAUGHTER and we will WAIT for you ALWAYS . We LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE !  "

Every time I see a butterfly I SEE you !

Some day soon !

TFL .... and thanks Melody for pushing me to do this !!!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 73 and Top 3 !

 I am super excited about making Top 3 last week   ( and proud to show off the blinkie on my sidebar ) over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday so when I saw the nice sketch this week I just had to play along again !

Such a fun sketch to work with and with some pretty DP from BG " Jovial " some lace and those wonderful Prima poinseittas ( that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist ) and some lace and velvet ribbon from Sassy n Savvy made a quick card with this cute image from Balmarmarna !

This cute little guy was colored with my Copics then given texture by using the rag tecnique ( Blender pen fluid on toweling then dabbed over the sweater image and hat ! Gives a wool look ! )

Thanks for looking and pop over to Sweet Sketch wednesday and come play !

Have a great weekend everybody and happy creating !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FRIDAY SKETCHERS #125 and just magnolia - think Pink

An online friend fell a few weeks ago and broke her leg in 4 places so has had to make some life changes ! The poor gal was in her first term of University and now is sitting at her parents house being looked after ! She is having to drop out of school for the whole first year to recouperate and have more surgery ! The poor kid !

I made this card and will send her a care package as well so hopefully this will bring a bit of sunshine to her ! Tilda is all banged up but no broken leg ..... though I am sure it doesn't matter to my freind ! I took the sketch from Friday Sketchers

I did have to use a bit of creative license with the sketch but it worked out with 2 of the layers reversed.

I am also submitting this card to Just Magnolia - Think Pink week 78  . I love their challenges here too ! So much fun ! Tilda is definately pink in her pink tracksuit and sitting on her pink couch ! Tilda in bandages is one of my favorite all time Magnolia image and one I don't want to have to use very often ! LOL !

TFL and get better quickly Madelyn !

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween !

I don't usually make halloween cards but I have a friend that always sends me one so I though this year I would actually get busy and make her one ! Of course the week I had planned on getting it done and in the mail , I ended fighting this silly Fall cold ! I haven't had one for 2 years so this one is hanging on making my life miserable ! So much for the vitamins I have added into my regiment for warding off these things ! LOL ! Oh well , I did get the card done and it will probably arrive late but that is okay as it is the thought that counts , right ? Lol !

 I used the sketch from the challenge on Sweet Sketch Wedneday

 Unfortunately , my background paper stuck before I could adjust it so I used a bit of creative license on it .... but all the elements are there !  I am also adding my card to Totally Tilda's Halloween Special Challenge  and to  Drunken Stamper's - Halloween challenge #39   ( hello ladies ! ) .

  Have a safe and fun Hallween everybody ! I wouldn't be trick-or-treating at my house this year as I am treating  myself to a concert ... REBA is in town and a friend and I are going to enjoy her concert !

 Happy creating and TFL !

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #39 - Maggies Sketch

 This week there is a new sketch up on Sunday Sketch & Stamp that I just had to play with . You can find the sketch and challenge  here
And here is the sketch
  I decided this was such a nice sketch that I would do a very " simple " card with no ribbons or flowers .... a bit of a stretch for me ! LOL ! here is my Christmas card that I came up with .

 I did manage to cut off the top of the card with my lousy picture taking but it is so dull and grey outside that I couldn't get a good photo ! There is a slight glitter to the paper from Glimmer Mist and the snowflakes are sparkly but as usual  you can't see it ! Image is colored with Copic markers and I used paper from my stash ! the 3 dots on each corner are made with Liquid Pearls .

TFL and happy creating !

Friday, October 15, 2010

No Sketches , No Challenges , Just my own creations !

Bildmarlarna image

penny Black and Verve` image

Magnolia Tilda with ornament

Mo Manning image .... for Lisa :)

 This week found me at my desk playing and using my brain to come up with some cards on my own .... sometimes the cards just fall together with no help from anybody ! My images are by Mo Manning , Penny Black , Bildmalarna and Magnolia ! It has been a great week to just play between laundry loads and housework ! Thanks to Melody for the great R.A.K. of the beautiful lace ... one which was used on my Penny Black card !

The sun is shining but there is a definite nip in the air but winter is creeping up on us as Alberta got a dump of snow this morning ! They say it is coming ths way ....... oh well , I have stamps , ink and my Copics ! I am happy !

Have a great week everybody and happy creating !

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A multitude of challenges

 Like the addiction of Magnolia stamps and copic markers , the challenge blogs are beginning to become a bit of an adiction too ! It is a GOOD addiction though as I am starting to build up my card stash again ! Here is a card that I have made that fit a few of those challenges ......

This Tilda is being submitted for these challenges

1.SWEET SKETCH SUNDAY #38      I used the sketch as my base

2. THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS   ... Embellish it challenge   I used 3 flowers , pin , leaves and velvet ribbon ( oops , missed the deadline on this one so no entry to the challenge but it was fun to do ! )

3.STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE # 79   Layer it on   .....   5 layers or more ......

This was a FUN card to make ! Thanks for looking and happy creating ! looking forward to the next challenges !

Here is another card that could fit in the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #79 as well

Ellen Hutson's Sketch Challenge for World Cardmaking Day !

 I am so excited that I finally got to sit down and make a card for Ellen Hutson's WCMD challenge on her Classroom Blog ! I chose out of the six challenges posted to do the second one which is a sketch by Julia Stainton . Check it out  here !

I did use a little creative license on my card but then I don't follow directions well to begin with ...... LOL ! As I had already won the blog candy for this challenge it was a great way to enter for the BIG blog candy ! At least I am entering one project ....

Who knows , maybe I will get something else done this evening as I have until midnight to on Wednesday to enter all 6 challenges before the challenges close !

thanks Ellen for such inspiration ( and a great store ! )