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 !

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gone fishin' .............................

  DH has gone salmon fishin' for a few days to the coast of BC out of Prince Rupert and is hoping to bring home some fresh salmon for us ! We love salmon ..... especially on the barbeque ! YUMMY !!!!

 I chose to stay home and not go to the campground  because our weather has been just NASTY ...... rainy and cold ! Yesterday we just hit the teens and today isn't much better as the breeze feels like October !!! I think summer FORGOT to arrive just like our spring did !!! Oh well , at least this stuff doesn't have to be shovelled and we are heading down to the RV when DH gets home . He is on holidays until the 4th of July !!! Maybe the sun will decide to come out by then !!!!

 With being home I did manage to catch up on a few things other then housewok ! My daughter called and asked me to do a card for the grandson's pre-school teacher Ms Sherri so yesterday I FINALLY sat in my room and created a card . I dug into some of my older Magnolia stamps for this one !

This is the outside of the card . I used my Copics to color my image ( sorry not sure what colors I used as it was a huge pile by the time I was finished ) , some Prima flowers , Deco Pearl Pen , glitter swirls ( thanks E ! ) , Sakura White gell pen ( love this pen ! ) , Spellbinders Nesties , Martha Stewart punch and some Tim Holtz Distressing ink ! The note paper I hand wrote on like a page from her journal .

This is the inside of the card .... I LOVE this little guy and he reminds me of my Grandson so I just had to add him ! I hope Ms Sherri likes the card !

On Thursday our 3rd Granddaughter turned 12 and as I am heading down there for the day for a belated birthday campfire and burnt weiners ! LOL ! That is what she wanted as she didn't want a birthday party ! This is the card I JUST finished for her . I LOVE the new release Magnolias as they are totally adorable !

 I used some Kaiser Craft paper and finally broke into the packaging of my new Spellbinder dies which have been sitting on my desk for a month at least ! Flowers are K & Company and from my stash that I have had FOREVAH !!!! LOL ! Lace is from Wild Orchid and Martha Stewart butterfly punch was used . Butterfly was decorated with a touch of Deco pearl pen ( so much fun to use ! ) and if you look amongst the flowers you will find a stickpin with a bow ..... the stickpin is from the Webster's Pages collection . Of couse Tilda is colored with Copics and the raindrops are dabs of Glossy Accent !

 Have a great week everybody and I hope you have some sunshine in your life !


  1. Awwww that first card is sooo cute and the 2nd card....SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! GORGEOUS! Luv that WO lace. It always spruces up a card so nicely. Holi cow you have colored her beautifully!! I bought this one too but have not colored her yet. Salmon?!! Nice!! I love salmon and love salmon fishing. It's been awhile for me tho. I miss it so much. Well nice to see you home for a day crafting. We're going camping next weekend and I can't wait but I might have to back out on some DT stuff. It's just time to go and have some fun!! Hugs!

  2. whohoo ~ you're back bloggin it! missed ya!
    that sucks about the weather...hope it changes in july for ya! and hope keith comes home with some salmon...yummy!

    that first card is adorable chickie...love the stack of books..and your coloring is yummy as alwayz...and WOWZA love that 2nd card...absolutely GOR...GE...OUS! and that image..well...i need me one of those..just adorable...yummy! ok..i'm behind in the mags..is there lots of new ones out? you been shopping behind my back...lol!

  3. You do a wonderful job coloring and embellishing your cards, Donna. The images are adorable.

  4. Hey Donna, it's nice to meet a fellow Canadian. I live on the other end of our world on Prince Edward Island. We are looking forward to having Prince William and Kate visit here next week.
    Your cards are absolutely scrumptious. I found you on the Outlawz Follow Me forum and I'm glad I did. I am following you now. (btw, you might want to consider moving your FOLLOW box up higher on your page)

  5. Fabulous cards, Donna! Love your coloring on your Tildas!

  6. Hi!
    I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum.
    You have a lovely blog! Gonna enjoy looking back and to follow forward :)


  7. wow just beautiful! I love what you have done!

  8. fantastic cards. love them

    I wanted to be a follower, but it doesn't work right now, so I will try to come back later.

  9. Beautiful work! Great blog. I found you on the Outlawz and now am a follower. Judy