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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 !

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Holidays ................ or feeding the mosquitoes 2011 !

 Our 10 days of holidays are coming to a close and they have been anything BUT what we had planned ! My husband has been plaqued with health issues relating to his Crohn's Disease and  so we decided earlier in the year that we would just stay close to home and camp in our favorite spot for the majority of the summer . The first long camp ( not just a couple nights at the RV ) was supposed to start on May 20th... the first evening of the May long weekend in Canada  . Thursday DH arrived home from work and said he felt like he needed to go to the ER ( a good indication that something is REALLY wrong ! ) as he was having chest pains ............. Thankfully our oldest came over and took him down immediately . 8 hrs later he was released with a clean bill of heart health ........ could be Crohn's related ! Ugggg !!!! Not MORE worries !!!!!!

 When he came in at 2 am I had another little bomb to drop on him . His 88 year old Mother had been admittied to the hospital where she lived and it looked like she wouldn't make it though the night ..... Well again , she lived through the night so DH booked a flight down to see her and our relaxing was put on hold indefinitely ! DH was away for 5 days and Mother pulled through to the amazement of the doctors ..... She is now home and every day seems to be getting stronger ! The Old Gal is going to outlive ALL of us as she has a very strong will and is just not ready to go ! I keep telling DH that she will live until she sees 100 as her oldest sister was a week shy of 101 and her next sister will be 97 this year ! There is NO WAY the baby of the family will hit the Pearly Gates before them ! LOL !

 DH arrived home at 4 pm on the Tuesday and by 6 pm we were in our RV ! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , between the cool weather and the rain it was a miserable for a few days . Fortunately , the rain let up during the day and we got to enjoy sitting outside ..... and feeding the mosquitos ! They LOVE me ! We had our OFF lanterns going almost the whole time we were outside and they work awesome !!!!  We did get to see some beautiful lightening storms go through and had some thunder to liven up things ! Good thing our mountains are still buried in snowpack !

 Last evening we took the campground owner up to the HIXON FALLS to see the Spring runoff . Last summer when we were up there the falls were just a trickle and now this is what they look like

In the early 1900's this area was rich in it's gold deposits so I can well imagine the couple that works this claim this year ( they actually own the mineral rights for this area and legally you can not pan or dig for gold here without their permission or knowledge ! ) could find some real GOLD treasures ! The view was amazing , the ground slippery with moisture and the power under that waterfall was mindboggling !

 We are home until Friday evening then will head back to the RV to feed the mosquitoes again ! hope we see some warmer , dry weather !!!

Have a great week everybody !

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I PROMISE .................

 I haven't been crafting at all lately so I have nothing to show ! We have packed the RV though and moved it down to our camp spot for a couple months before we take a trek at the end of July for a couple of weeks .

 Have I missed crafting ? ABSOLUTELY ! Have I spent any money on supplies ? ABSOLUTELY ! LOL ! Will I be playing in the near future ..... ABSOLUTELY !!!!!     BUT , we are going to be camping for the next while off and on .... some short stays , some long stays ! I tried crafting in the RV and found I didn't enjoy it because of the crappy light ( and that was even with my portable OTT light ! ) and because the crafting supplies take up too much room in my limited storage ! You wouldn't see any RV created cards or images unless I am home ......................... Don't give up on me as I will be back in full swing come September and there will be the odd card posted between then and now .....................

 So , wish for some warmer weather , the floods in our area don't take out any major roads or property or lives  and that we can all enjoy our summer . This is the Canadian May long weekend so travel safe and enjoy life !

From my Summer HOME................. to Yours .......................

Happy Creating and Enjoy Life to the Fullest !

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A little creating and a surprise visitor !

 Honest , I have managed to get in my room a bit this last week as I had to get a birthday card and a Mother's Day card done . My oldest had his 37th birthday on April 27th ! Wow , I am just in shock when I stop and figure out how OLD I am then !!! All I can say is I am so happy I had my kids long before I was 30 ......... like a long ways before ! LOL ! My son is an avid outdoor's man and would love nothing better to be fishing or stomping through the bush with either his camera , his gun or his crossbow . I thought this was a cute image so whipped him up a card from this SU stamp .

It was a very simple , quick card as I had to get it done before they popped in that night ! LOL ! Yes , I left it until the last minute !

I did get my Mother a card done and in the mail today for Mother's Day . i love this Magnolia's Tilda with Butterfly !

 OUTSIDE of card .......
INSIDE of card ..... I just loved this paper by KaiserCraft's Magic Happens Collection ! I just added a stamped sentiment and it finished off the interior of the card just perfect !


The other night my husband was sitting on his favorite chair watching a hockey game when he looked up and said something was coming through the trees just off our deck on the bank . We figured it would be Mr BEAR as he has been around but instead through the bush wandered MR MANGY MOOSE ! He decided to trim some of the new growth off our bushes and was quit content to stand on the bank and eat like he didn't have a care in the world . Unfortunately it was dusk out so my photos aren't great but I was actually standing on my deck not far from him snapping photos ! Not sure who is crazier , him for being in a residencial area or me for tempting fate and standing out there taking the photos ! LOL !

I lightened some of these photos as you couldn't see Mr Moose ! DH said the moose is about a year old and went through a very long , hard winter as he was skinny and very mangy ( as you can see by the last photo ..... his fur is just hanging in clumps ) . After about 45 minutes of eating he wandered off and hasn't been back ! I <3 living up North as you never now WHAT is going to arrive in your yard !!!!

Have a great week , happy crafting and hope you all see sun and no crazy weather in your area !