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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, December 24, 2010

Merry KISSMAS Everybody !

Merry Kissmas and Merry Christmas to each and everyone ! May your hearth be warm , your food be plentiful and your blessings many !

From our house to yours ! Joy to the season and count your blessings !

Monday, December 20, 2010

And the countdown begins .................

 It is hard to believe that the jolly man in the red suit comes in so few sleeps  ! I think I can say I am ready craft wise , the gifts are wrapped and the tree is up ! I have to get out and buy some groceries yet but it is still too soon for the fresh stuff so I will postpone that for a few more days . Unfortunately this Christmas may be a little stressful as well as a lot of fun . DH is not well again and has spent more time at home in bed then at work . He is frustrated as am I but we just take it one day at a time . Chrones and Colitis are not a fun disease at any time but when you are stressed it is even worse . We have a few things happening that are causing the stress right now ...... and none are in our control .

 So while DH sleeps and watches his TV while he is awake , I have managed to make a few more cards .... and do some baking ( something I seem to only do at Christmas now ! ) . I had a project I had hoped to get done for DH for Christmas but with him home , it isn't going to get done as he has a habit of walking in my room and piering over my shoulder to see what I am doing !!!!  Maybe I will make it a New Year's gift for him as he HAS to fly down and see his Mother as she isn't well and it is something he HAS to do . we will not be spending New Year's together but it is important that he goes down .

  Here are a few of the last minute cards I have made ........

  I hope everybody has a wonderful pre-Christmas week and find time to RELAX and enjoy the season and those around you !

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling Blog

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling is having some awesome Blog Candy here ...... Drawing is tomorrow December 21st so hop on over and join in the fun ! I am just drooling at all the awesome ribbon and lace on this site !!!!!

See you there !!

 And don't forget to check out a few more Blog Candy drawings on December 24th !!! They can all be found on my sidebar !

good luck !

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Prairie Fairy has moved back to BLOGGER :-)

 Prairy Fairy is offering some awesome blog candy so hope on over and join in the fun .... and see some very cute images too ! Click on the picture of the her blog candy in the sidebar ..... and be surprized wen you get there as she is offering more then one drawing for " candy "  ....

 Have fun and see you there !

Thursday, December 09, 2010

some blog candy !

Martina is offering some BLOG Candy ... her first ! Woo Hoo ! WTG Martina !!!! Go visit her blog and leave her some lovin' ..........

here !

I am off to enter as well so GOOD LUCK ladies !

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Another card ........ DONE !

Well I have just a few more cards to get done before I can say I am done making cards for this season ( but I have so many new images I want to play with ! LOL )

 i found the challenge for making my card over here at Magnolia Stamp Lover's Challenge blog and it is called " here an ornament , There an ornament " so being I have the PERFECT Tilda and the PERFECT paper to play along , here is what I came up with !

Thanks for looking , Happy creating and remember to relax as the Christmas season is upon us and can be so very busy !!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


  I am need of getting a couple cards done so I can get them in the mail . So as I started this card I realised I can use it for Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge week 84 _ Anything Goes with Sparkle

This card definitely has sparkle ! It doesn't show well in the photo but trust me ... it does ! LOL ! I had fun crating this one !

And this is another card I just for the fun of it ......

I used a Sizzix gift card die to make the gift card holder ! I think I will be getting plenty of use out this die !the Bo Bunny paper is so beautiful as well ! Think it is called Winter Frost ( but don't quote me on that ! LOL )

Have a great week everybody and happy creating !

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Another awesome sketch challenge !

 I LOVE the sketches from Arlana that are on Sweet Sketch Wednesday . This week's challenge sketch was FUN to do ! Thanks Arlana !

For the challenge this week # 78 I chose another Magnolia image ..... I LOVE Tilda !!! I also went through some of my older paper and found this Christmas paper from Cosmo Cricket . My trusty Copics were used , some beautiful lace from Wild Orchid Crafts  and some embellishments from my stash ....

Thanks for looking ! Now pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and join in the fun !

Another WIN !!!

  What a surprise to find out my card won on SKETCH SATURDAY   Challenge #130 . I won a nice voucher for some digi stamps from

for this card .......

It has been a crrazy week here with DH being down to the count again so this really brightened my week ! Thanks Eulanda for emailing me and telling me ! Teehee ! I had been to Sketch Saturday blog but didn't scroll down far enough to see who the winner from the previous challenge was .... just the new challenge !

Happy creating everybody and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

JUST MAGNOLIA # 83 - Sketch week

  This week over on Just Magnolia   the challenge was to use this sketch

I flipped the sketch and here is my take !

Tilda is actually very " pearly " as I used SMOOCH pearling ink on her .... She really does shimmer ...... STICKLES Icicles are on the snowflakes and " icicle " strip . Red bells are tied on the gold thread .

Thanks for looking and happy creating !