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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 !

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to my OLD MAN !!!

 LOL ! Seriously, I can call him that now because he just celebrated his 60th birthday this past Friday ! I remember the days when we thought 40 was old , then we hit that age , then 50 and now he is 60 .......... and I have more then a few years before I am that age ! LOL ! The joys of getting married before being considered an adult ... or legal drinking age in BC ( well he was long past that age ! LOL  ! )

 I surprised him by having all our kids , their spouses and kids ( all except for our oldest granddaughter that was in the Provincial Volleyball tournament in Vancouver and our 4th Granddaughter whom we haven't seen since she was 6 months old )  in for supper . Quite a feat when though we don't all live all over the place but wihin a 2 hr drive it is still a feat with shift work , working weekends and any excuse they can come up with ! Seriously , we figure it has been over 5 years since we were all in the same room ! How sad is that ! LOL ! Was a nice evening and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves . Our 3 year old Grandson was so funny as there were parcels sitting in the bedroom and he was pointing them out to his Mom ( or daughter ) . She told them that they were her birthday presents ( as her oldest daughter , her husband and her birthdays within the next 2 weeks ! ) .... the little Man looked at her and said " Those are YOUR Dad's gifts  , not YOUR'S and you aren't allowed to peak ! " ....... and then he told his dad later that he wanted THAT GUY to play cars with him but he wouldn't ask THAT GUY ( who is our oldest ) to play cars ! Such a fun age ! I can imagine what Christmas is going to be like ! he was more then happy to help Grandpa unwrap gifts too !

 Grandma made Grandpa a very special birthday card using this great digi image from Kenny K .... have to keep the Old Man's heart going !!!

My daughter told me she was X-rated !!! I told her that she was BODACIOUS :-)    I told DH , I posed for the image !!!!!!!!!!!!! Bawhaaaaa !!!!!

 Happy 60th Birthday Old Man ! Love you !

" We don't stop playing because we grow old ,
we grow old because we stop playing "
~eric butterfield ~

Monday, November 22, 2010

Challenges and cards off the list ....... YEAH !

 I have birthday cards and Christmas cards to get done ...... it is  crazy early part of late November / December .... but I have faith I will accomplish all of them !

 Cute Card Thursday challenge #139 - SKETCH  had this great sketch that I decided to use for my SIL's birthday card . i used one of the new releases by Sparkles Stamps ... so perfect for this one !

This is the inside of the card using the new Sizzix big die for gift cards ... it actually stands up when you open the card to reveal a gift card !

I also decided that I needed to use this cute Magnolia stamp for a Christmas card  using the challenge on....


 the Sketch fromSketch Saturday  Week 130

And the card I created using this sketch

The last card I made , I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Sunday challenge 94

It has been a fun , crafty week so thanks for looking .... now off to the craft room where it is warm ( it is -20 C with a windchill of -30 C outside today !

Happy creating !

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Random Challenges and just having fun !

 It was a weekend of sitting and playing while DH watched a LOT of football ( both Canadian and American ) and the odd hockey game thrown in to the mix ! Was a great time to disappear into my room and play ! 

Drunken Stamper's challenge #42 challenged everybody to use some sewing on their cards ... I chose to do FAUX stitching as it is a pain to dig my machine out and there is no where in my room to just leave it up ( gives me a good excuse not to do any mending actually ! LOL ) . Here is my card using  a cute Hangler stamp image

I am using this card for my Granddaughter's birthday card next month .... one of 4 birthdays between now and the middle of December I have to make cars for !

I also made a card using this sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge - Challenge #41

I am also submitting it to Totally Tilda #9   Icy Christmas Tilda - Using Blue and Silver

And this is just a fun card I made for our Grandson .... I love this image of Edwin as we have all been there with Christmas lights ! LOL !

Thanks for looking and Happy creating ! Winter is making an appearence here so that means I may be stuck in playing a WHOLE lot .... oh DARN !!!!! NOT !!!! ROFLMAO !!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Holidays ... card edition !

 How cute is this winter release of Magnolia's Tilda and Snowman ? I just love them ! With my trusty copic markers , some Stickles , a good amount of Sakura Stardust pen and some very fun paper I created this card from the sketch from Magnolia Stamp Lover

And here is my card

Thanks for looking and Happy creating ! Come join in the fun !!!!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #74

 Another fun sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #74 and I knew I just had to play with this one with my Magnolia's Circus Tilda !

 The sketch this week was designed by Arlana Patten

And here is my take on the sketch ... with a little creative license thrown in :-)

 Come join in the fun and show us what you can create !  Thanks for looking and happy creating !

Monday, November 01, 2010

Time to break out the Airbrush !

  I just fell in love with this new release Magnolia Tilda and had to use her ! I couldn't decide what to do with her so I thought the Copic Airbrush would definately work perfect with her ! I took the sketch from this week's challenge over on Just Magnolia Week 79 Dawny's Sketch . Here is the fun sketch

And here is what I did with it ......

And the copics I used !

Have fun creating and pop over to both these sites and join in the fun ! I am having a BLAST !!!