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 !

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Yesterday I finally sat in my room and finished a card I have been working on . I love to relax and hide in my room with my Magnolia stamps , Copics and papers !

I used this sketch from this challenge # 52 found here on PaperTake Weekly . I love this sketch

and this is the card I came up with using a new release Magnolia Tilda

I am also entering her here on Just Magnolia-Hangler Challenge Blog week 91- Going Dotty  ( Got to love the new Bo Bunny papers ! )

and I will enter it on the Copic - Promarker Challenge here on the OUTLAWZ which is anything goes this week .

i LOVE when I can combined challenges !

TFL and Happy Creating ! I plan on getting back into my room this afternoon as it is a cool -15 C outside again !

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just a couple of cards

 I did manage to get in my room this week and do some playing . I am trying to get challenges done for the OUTLAWZ blog but between nursing this cold ( still ) , trying to get my house clean ( again ) and getting groceries and out for coffee ( a MUST ! LOL ) by the evening I am exhausted and have just sat and vegged instead of playing .

Here are the cards I did manage to make this week though

Sketch challenge

                                 Red Birthday card challenge .... and this week's sketch challenge

Last week's simple card ......

Hope everybody has a great weekend . I plan on spending some time playing with my new Magnolia stamps that arrived yesterday !!! It was a good mail day !!!

Happy creating !!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just Magnolia- Hangler Week 90

 I finally felt well enough to go sit in my room and play for a bit . this cold that everybody seems to have is like the Energizer Bunny ...... it just goes and goes and goes !  Was sure relaxing to just sit and color one mini-Tilda and create a card from the end result .

The challenge on Just Magnolia this week was a great sketch by Donalda . I love these sketches from her ! The challenge can be found  here

Here is my card using a mini Tilda , Magnolia tag , Copics , Flowers and leaves from Magnolia and Wild Orchid and Stickles .MaryAnn D die cut was used to cut the doily and the paper doily is from Ellen Hutson .Lace is from my stash .

Thanks for looking and have a great week ! Happy creating !

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Come join in ....

A new challenge blog is up and running . There are challenges every day for cards , scrapbooking and altered items .... your choice ! Some great challenges from CAS ( clean and simple ) to Copic and promarker challenges .... each day is assigned a challenge theme so come and join here to partake in some of the fun !

 I did manage to do the Color challenge for this week as it is using BROWN and PINK .... I was just working on this when the challenge was posted so added it to the mix !

Tilda is colored with Copics and has SMOOTCH Pearlized TOPCOAT on her dress and socks for a shiny , glittery appearance . The heart is cut with a Sizzix scalloped die and then trimmed in lace . The tulle is from American Crafters , the looped ribbon from Webster's Pages and the heart brads are from my stash . They have been colored with Copics and then coated in SMOOTCH as well !

And this one is for the CAS ( Clean and Simple ) challenge

So pop on over to Outlawz and come have some fun !

Happy creating !

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Crazy Stamper

  I came across this awesome site awhile back while checking prices for Copic markers .... because a gal can NEVER ave too many copics ! LOL ! I was amazed at the price of Lora's Copics !!! Well it seems that One Crazy Stamper also has a challenge blog and this month the challenge is a LOVE card . The challenge is found here.......... so I just had to get on the card ( even if it did sit on my desk for a week because I am down with a cold and feel miserable  ) . So here it is .... I can't remember where I got this image but it was from a friend . The paper is BG ( which one I have no idea as I have many ! ) , the pleated ribbon is from Webster's Pages , lace was a RAK and of course the image is colored with Copics .The rhinestones came from the wedding department at Michael's and the punch is a Martha Stewart edge punch .

Pop on over to Lora's online store found here

as you will be blown away by the price of her Copics and her great stamp selection . She even has a stamp club .... Buy 10 get one free with collected coupons ( explained on her home page ) and she has preorders right now for Magnolia stamps and the new COPIC colors ( yes 12 new have to have colors :-)

Have a great day , avoid the snow and the cold ( we have had almost 2' since the 4th of January and -20 c temperatures ! ) but most of all

Happy Creating !

Monday, January 03, 2011

oh so Blue ..............

Magnolia Stamp Lover's has a challenge running this week called " BLUES " ! This little Tilda stamp just called out for the color blue . The challenge is listed here .

I used a lot of Sakura Glaze pen on my image to give her umbrella and boots a wet look . I purposely took the second photo under a light so you could see the shine !

I am also using this card for Sketch Saturday as I used Jilli's sketch to make the card . Here is the sketch

Join in the fun this week for  Week #136 Challenge on Sketch Saturday here

 Come join the fun on all the challenge blogs , get some create juices flowing and have a wonderful CREATIVE week !

Sunday, January 02, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR .... let's start with some challenges !

 I spent a very quiet New Year's Eve as my husband was away visiting his Mother whom had some health issues before Christmas . It is the first time in 39 years that we have actually spent New Year's Eve apart ! Odd to say the least ! My few days of just the dogs and I found me playing in my room getting a few things done and cleaned up .

 There is a change over on the challenge BLOG for JUST MAGNOLIA as it is now the Just Magnolia and Hangler / Stangler Challenge Blog ! If you haven't seen the Hangler stamps then you are in for a real treat as they are so adorable ! Hard to get in Canada but I lucked into a few images from friends ( thanks girls ) and just finshed this card which I am submitting here for the ANYTHING GOES challenge on the site . Hope you enjoy her !

And over on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY their challenge this week is BE THANKFUL . You can read all about the challenge here  . Here is my take on their challenge

Both cards will also work for Challenge # 145 on Cute Card Thursday found here entitled THANK YOU

AND FOR PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE # 36 Give Thanks  found here

 Come join the fun on these challenge blogs and Happy Creating in 2011 !!!

All images have been colored with Copic markers !