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, March 28, 2011

And a card for this week's sketch challenge on The Outlawz

 This was a fun sketch to use on THE OUTLAWZ ! I took a bit of creative license with it and ran with it a bit !!! Here is the sketch
 And this is my card !

Come join the fun !!!

a quick card for The Outlawz

 Just a quick card for this week's challenge on The Outlawz for their Promarker-Copic challenge which was to color flowers ! Fun to do something other then people for a change so I went with all flowers and no people this time !

Come join the fun ! Amazing how fast the card stash grows when you keep up !

Friday, March 25, 2011

Valentine's Day gift ... just a little late ! LOL !

   I have been sneaking a few minutes every once in awhile since early February trying to get my husband's Valentine's gift done so I can give it to him . Between him being sick and home a fair bit then me having a cold or fighting those darn Spring migraine ( barometric pressure and crappy air quality induced ! ) it has been hard to accomplish much . Finally DH went away overnight on business so yesterday afternoon I just said to heck with it and started working on this to complete it . It was a case of putting things together , gluing and tweaking to get it just right ! I finally did the last of it late this afternoon only to find out the clock didn't work ...........FRUSTRATING to say the least ! So OFF came the clock parts , another tweak with the file ....... and putting the battery in the RIGHT way made a world of difference ! LOL ! FINISHED !!! I am so pleased with the end result and I hope he is thrilled with it as well ! Now I can finally tell him why drawers got slammed and he got snarled at every time he came to stand over my shoulder while I was trying to get this done in secret !!!!!

My finished project .....

 ( and yes , that is still snow in my backyard but it is slowly leaving !!! YEAH !!!! )

This is a Kaisercraft clock that I used some old Bohemian paper on it ( almost matches my living room scheme perfectly ! ) , a Prima butterfly spray and flowers , the wooden flourishes and wood butterflies are from Kaisercraft as well and  coated with STICKLES . The clock numbers come from MICHAEL'S as I couldn't find any small wood numbers anywhere . Everything else is from my stash and is either rub-ons or stamped !

 Well off to clean my crafty area as it looks like a bomb has gone off ! I still have a couple hours before DH gets home so he may get a real shock as the room will be cleaned up ... to a POINT !!! LOL !

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to see sunshine where you live and some craft time !!! TFL !

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Outlawz ... Masculine card

 Monday's Greeting card card challenge on The Outlawz was for a masculine card . I had just purchased this Penny Johnson stamp and thought it was perfect for this challenge and was more then happy to ink it up ! The paper and ribbon was from a blog win from Eulanda ( thanks ! ) and the sentiment is a Lili of the Valley  stamp ( I LOVE their stamps ! ) . Copic markers colored the images and the background of the sentiment and were used on the image ! I do love my Copics ! Mementos Ink was used forall stamping .
Here is my take on this challenge ...

And here are my breakfast visitors this morning !

Pilated woodpecker on my feeder on my deck . Guess he thought he should come join me while I drank my morning coffee !

And this is Mr ( or maybe it is Mrs ) Squirrel sitting in a tree eating a peanut that my neighbour puts out for him / her every day ! He is a pest though as he / she torments my dogs and makes them bark !!!!

And he/she hides peanuts in the robin's nest in my lilac bush just beside my deck ! Silly Squirrel !!!
Have a good week everybody  ! Hope the weather is more Springlike for you ( some areas around here are getting MORE snow ! ) ... We are having SUN and our snow is finally starting to melt .... only about 4' left to go in the backyard and about 10' in the snowbanks at the front  ! LOL !
Happy creating and come join in the fun on The Outlawz !

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A quick card for The Outlawz and my SIL

SIL's birthday is soon so I had to get this card done and it fit the challenge over on The The Outlawz Monday  greeeting challenge of last week . The image is a digital image from one of my wins . Nice to be using them as I wasn't sure I would ever go DIGI !!! Not all the time though as I LOVE my inky fingers !

Here is my card . Copics were used to color the image and the DP is made by Magnolia .Ribbon from my stash as are the flowers . Sentiment and tickets are from Whimsy Stamps !

Have a great week everybody and happy creating !

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This Week for The OUTLAWZ .....

 I have spent days just trying to get my cards ready for a couple challenges ...... seems my brain has been on a malfunction for days and Murpy's Law has ruled - AGAIN !!!! I have managed to crank out two cards for this week so far with a few mishaps ( like my electric Big Shot getting jammed because I was trying to something and had tried to force to much through the rollers !!!! Not much fun trying to unstick the dang thing either ! )

Tuesday's Color Challenge was to use 3 shades of green ... and glitter ! Well I did manage to find 3 greens that didn't look too bad together and came up with this card . The image is my Mo Manning . My Glitter is on there just not a lot of it ! LOL !

My little fairy is colored with Copics and my sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp with a Nesties backround ( as is the baby fairy ) . I used Momento Ink for the sentiment . The fairy's wings are Stickles Diamond Glitter as is the lace trim on her clothes .

On Wednesday on The Outlawz it is SKETCH day ! Great sketch to play with ladies ! This is image is by Lili of the Valley as is the sentiment and again she is colored with Copics . The paper is by KaiserKraft and is a new release but at the moment can't remember it's name but it gorgeous IRL !!

The fairy's wings are painted with SMOOCH pearl as is her skirt . It actually shimmers IRL . Stickles diamond glitter is on the purple of her skirt and the flowers in her hair .
 As I said , Murphy's Law has ruled today .......

Happy creating and come join the fun on The Outlawz !

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

40 Years .... and a Magnolia sweet couple

 My sister and her husband will be celebrating 40 years of marital bliss this weekend and I am LATE getting this card finished . It was a struggle for some reason and I have to get it to the mailbox today ! I am not thrilled with how it turned out but it will have to do ! I am not entering it in any challenges either !

I love this Magnolia couple as they are so versatile !

 Happy Anniversary Ken and Kathy ! Lots of love and best wishes coming your way !!

TFL ..... Have a great week and Happy creating !

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How we spent our Sunday afternoon .....

Every year for the past 4 , the owners of the campground that we spend a lot of time in come camping season  have an end of winter - welcome to Spring campfire , wiener roast . This year being winter is taking forever to leave as is the colder weather , we are a couple week's later then usual in having our get together . This past week the temperatures actually managed to get above 0 , the sun decided to shine and the snow finally decided to start melting ....... and then this morning the wind picked up and the clouds came in threatening rain or snow ! BUT it has held off and the sky is actually showing a bit of blue right now ( of course now that we are home ! LOL ) . We spent a couple hours down at the campfire though visiting friends and watching the kids playing the snow before we left for home .... while more people started coming in ! Oh well , we will visit them in the summer when the weather is warmer and the grass is actually snowing !!! I think we will be spending the majority of our summer camping there if the price of fuel keeps going up ..... the RV likes to drink the stuff like water ! LOL !

SNOWSHOES if you want to go for a walk

coffee and a campfire .... the guy in the blue is my husband .... the heater in the snowbank was actually being moved into the owners RV as they were using theirs as the washroom ! it was not there to melt the snowbanks ! LOL !
This is the lower level of the campground ( that is one of the owner's Shelties ) . We usually camp on the top level .... #4 is already reserved in our name for the season !
another view of the snowshoes and the snowbanks

Kim and her dogs ....... see the kid's swing set to the left ? It will be a bit before they can play on them ! Last year Merv and Kim opened the campground to the public on April 1st .... this year they are hoping the 15th of April but there is a LOT of snow that has to leave first .... and that is before they can even turn on the water to the sites !!!

Hurry up Spring as we are getting anxious for camping season to start .............. Next weekend the Canyon Creek planning commity ( okay , the owners and us ! LOL ) are meeting for lunch to discuss camping season !

 Hey , if the snow doesn't want to melt , we may be trying snowshoes like these kids were doing in the tenting spots ! They made it look easy !!!! LOL !

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

More challenges on The OUTLAWZ

 I have been doing a little playing around this week in my room but only short spurts as I am having problems with my fingers and wrists again ...... I did get a few challenges done for over on The Outlawz though .

Copic challenge .... black and white

Greeting card challenge ... using punch or diecuts

Our Grandson turns 4 on Saturday and these are for him !

The last card is for a sketch challenge on The Outlawz and is for my BIL's birthday ! He usually has one of his four grandkids crawling on him !

 Hope everybody has a great week and HAPPY CREATING !!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Outlawz - Western challenges

 The " contest " is over but I am happy to say I did win something for a change ... actually I won 2 things ! A GC for Whimsy Stamps and some digi images from Di's Digi Downloads ...... Whoo hoo !

So over on Outlawz this month they are offering a chance at winning a $50 GC to Oozak ...... Oh how I would LOVE to win that one ! Once a week for each challenge you are allowed to link one card or scrap page or altered item into Mr Linky ( when Mr Green Frog feels like working as he is a bit shy and disappears ..... often ! He is a challenge just of his own ! LOL )

 My first link will be for this card for the sketch challenge ( tag SC0302 ).  This is the first time I have inked up these Stampin' Up stamps and I have had them FOREVER !!!! OOPS ! I did a quick color of them with my Copics . The ribbon came from my stash and I have no idea where it even came from ... I think it must have just grown in my ribbon box ! LOL  !

Here is a couple more cards I made over the past couple days ( yes , it is still cold and snowing here so I am hiding inside ! )

This was for Monday's Birthday challenge using one circle ( the sentiment is a circle and a sticker ! )

 This was for Sundays CAS card ( clean and simple ) challenge which was a sketch . The sentiment and coffee mug is from Verve` stamps .... I love this set !

And this last card is the for the challenge where we can use any medium but Copic markers and a punch . I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then used my TH Distressed Inks and " watercolored " the image with them . My grass and tulip row were both punched with Martha Stewart punches and the tulips were colored with a Sakura glaze pen !
The last 3 cards can't be entered into Mr Linky because they were made in February ! So there will be more to come !

Come join the fun on the OUTLAWZ !!!