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, November 28, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #129-133

  I  managed to sit at my desk this past week and do some cards . With 5 birthdays before the middle of December I didn't have much choice and being I am heading down to the daughters and need 3 of the cards I just had to bite the bullet and get at it !

Arlana over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday helped me along with this card for Granddaughter #2 . This sketch can be found here . I LOVE Arlana's sketches as they are always fun to use ! I will be adding this card to her site ! Come join the fun !

  This card I made for my husband whose birthday is a couple days past . This is a digital image I bought from somewhere ( sorry don't remember where  OOPS ! ) . He is seriously debating about whether to retiring next year so this  sentiment is fitting !
 This last card is for our SIL who turns 40 next week ! I love this image by Lilli of the Valley !!! I think this is more what SIL would like to do about turning 40 !!! LOL ! I used glaze for the water though it doesn't show up very well !

 Time to return to my dek and get a couple more cards done ! Then I still have some Christmas cards to work on ..... guess I shuld put down the crochet hook and get busy !!!

 Have a great week everybody and happy creating !!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #127

I managed to sit and make another card this morning and am happy with how this one turned out ! I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday found HERE . Arlana has the most amazing sketches and they are so easy to use . I did use a bit of creative license with this one but the sketch is still there !

 Hope everybody has a great week ! Come join the fun !

PS , this card was just listed in my ETSY store or contact me direct if you are interested in purchasing it !

Sunday, November 13, 2011

While the hunters are away , momma will play !

  Well my guys left earlier in the week for their annual hunting trip up north . I love the down time and the fact I can make a mess throughout the house and not have to worry about it from one day to the next for over a week ! LOL ! And no BIG meals to cook !!!

 When I saw the challenge over at Magnolia Down Under found HERE and I KNEW I just had to play along again this week ! This week is all about " SO SENTIMENTAL " so I thought it was time I brought out my BIG SHOT and those cute dies I have never used ! This Tilda was the perfect Magnolia stamp to use too !!! For Challenge #122 .......


   I hope everybody has had a fantastic week and gets some creating time ! I plan on getting a few more cards done .......... and hope that " the boys " just have a fun , safe trip and leave those poor animals in the bush ! LOL !

Monday, November 07, 2011


  First off , please excuse the blurring image of my card ! Seems that my favorite digital camera is having issues so I think I know what I will be asking from Santa ! As I have already replace the laptop and the memory card I am going to have to admit it HAS to be my camera !!!! I <3 my camera ! It is a small little Canon PowerShot Elph and has taken some amazing photos for me ! Just a great little tuck in the pocket and go camera !

 However , this isn't about my camera but a great challenge blog that I used to faithfully enter my cards into ! I am hoping to get back into my room a LOT more ( and get off the laptop ! ) so thought I would join in at Magnolia Down Under this week for their CHARM & BLING challenge ! The challenge can be found here . I used this cute Tilda from the new release as she is so adorable !!!! The bling is all over the card .... her dress , colored with Copic markers then painted with STARDUST STICKLES and the charm is attached to the lace on the sentiment .

 Winter is also making an appearance here so the light was NOT great for taking photos !!!

 Here is another card I whipped together using a Magnolia image . I am not entering it in the challenge but wanted to show you what else I have been doing ! Haven't spent a LOT of time in my Crappy ( craft ) room as I finished a crocheted shawl for the neighbor and have another couple projects being hooked ...... some days there just aren't enough hours in the day - especially when the spouse needs to eat ! LOL !

Have a great week everybody and I hope you all find some time to craft and relax !!!

TFL !!!