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, December 31, 2011

And a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !


The end to 2011 is just a bit over an hour away PST ! We are the last time zone to change so we are the last of Canada to ring in the New Year 2012 ! Guess it doesn't really matter as it will happen sooner or later regardless . As I sit here waiting for the ball to drop in Time Square ( even if it is time delayed for our time zone ! LOL ! ) , I sit by myself as DH and the dogs have already headed off to bed ! Definitely not like life was even 30 years ago for us ! Life has been a whirlwind this past few months and doesn't seem to be slowing down any . Maybe life always was busy but is just more noticeable the older we get !
 This year has been one of smiles , one of tears , one of good memories and one of sad memories . We have met new people , reconnected with a few friends from days-gone-by  and said good bye to friends that have passed away . We were able to do a bit of traveling and a lot of camping in the Taj ! Had one of the worst winters we have ever experienced in the 28 years of living in Northern B.C. ...... and survived to tell about it ! Just kidding but sure are hoping that this winter doesn't last as long as the Winter of 2010-11 was !!! And definitely not as much snow as we saw or rain we had in the Summer of 2011 !

 2011 found me still creating my cards and  playing with my Copics but I am not quite as obsessed as I was . Don't get me wrong , I still love to create them and play with my Copics but I am taking longer to create one card by putting in more detail as you can see by the last few cards I have done ! I have also picked up my crochet hook which I hadn't touched in years ! Seems that all those scarves I crocheted before Christmas ended up in Christmas parcels and didn't end up for sale like I had planned ! They were a big hit ! My biggest challenge for 2012 is trying to figure out how to fit all my hobbies in with the rest of my day and accomplish all those other things like laundry , cooking , cleaning and shopping in there too ! LOL ! Thank heavens crochet hooks travel in the RV without taking up too much space !!! LOL !

 I am not sure what 2012 holds for DH & I but January is already full on the calender ! We are already talking about a trip in the RV come July and may just extend that holiday longer then the normal 2 weeks ! We will see how THAT plays out ! LOL !

 Take care dear friends and family and may 2012 have all your dreams come true ! Health and happiness to everybody !

Until next year ( which is 45 minutes away ! )  Happy creating ! Hug those you love just a little tighter tonight as there is no guarantee what tomorrow may bring !

Thursday, December 22, 2011

And a Merry Christmas to All !

These last few weeks have been CRAZY ! I think I am ready for the big day though as ALL my gifts are wrapped , the tree is up ( never have left it so late in December to get it up ! )  and I did manage to get a few cards made ! Sorry to my online friends though as I wasn't able to get lots done and sent to you ! Sorry also to my online friends that I have been ignoring this past month ....... things should settle down for the most part after the new year and I will be " chatting " again ! My Best wishes for 2012 and I hope you all have a wondeful holiday season !

 Here are a couple cards I did get done ( again , sorry for the low light photos , grey day when I took them ! )

 Must go clean up the wrapping paper from the rec room ( wreck room ? LOL ! ) and then tackle my crappy room , both of which look like a bomb went off in them . I am looking forward to a fun Christmas with family and even looking forward to a much quieter , less hectic January ! Next year I am promising to get things done MUCH earlier ! LOL !

 My wish for all of you is to have a happy , safe Christmas and enjoy every minute of it !

All the Best , Donna !

Saturday, December 03, 2011

A quick post and a shared tutorial ....

 I just  finished up the last of the birthday cards I needed to do for this weekend and just had to share it with you ! I used the tutorial from my friend Eulanda for this card ! If you have never seen , heard of or read her blog then I highly recommend it as her creations are amazing ! You can find her blog HERE and the tutorial for this card . LOVE making this card but so wish I hadn't left it to the last minute to make it as it was NOT a fast card to make !

 Outside of card
 SURPRISE inside the card !!!
 This card was made for my daughter , though her birthday isn't for another week . I am heading down tomorrow to spend a few days with her and the family so this card had to be made ( and I hope she doesn't snoop on my blog before she gets this ! LOL ! ) . Yes this is the new TILDA with Holly garland ! She is adorable and being my daughter's name is HOLLY , I figured I could get away with using her :-)

Sorry for the terrible photos ! It is a combination of a camera not at it's best and the computer wiz ( namely me ! ) not being able to quite figure out the photo program on my new best friend Mac ! Heck , half the time I can't even find my photos ! LOL !

 A huge THANK YOU to Eulanda for sharing her tutorial and ideas  ! You are a wonderful inspiration to get me off my chair , away from my MAC and into my craft room !!!

 Well time to go dig out my desk but I am thinking it may require a small BOBCAT to help with it as it looks like a BOMB went off in it !!! Once I get back from DD's I HAVE to get busy and finish off my Christmas cards ( which may end up as NEW YEAR cards at the rate I am going ! LOL ! )

Have a great week and happy creating everybody !!! A friend posted it is 21 days until Christmas !!!!! Wonder if I will ever get caught up before the day arrives ?????????