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 !

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A forgotten card !

 I just downloaded my memory card and discovered I forgot a card I had made a bit ago . It was for DIL's birthday at the beginning of the month ! At least she got it on time .... you just didn't get to see it !

These are 2 colors I seldom use and I am so pleased how the card came out ! Green and plum are NOT my strong suit to use !  Sorry , not sure what Copics I used either !  I know DIL liked her card because it was still sitting on their TV stand and she seldom keeps " clutter " out ! LOL !

 I also have just finished this card for a friend . I received an Easter card from her and a short letter which filled me with sadness and threw me into a bit of a funk ( hence the reason I am having so much trouble getting back into my room and creating a few more cards ! ). A bit of history about my friend , She was actually a young friend of my Mother's whom my sister and I babysat her kids while we were teenagers and then her 2 daughters babysat my kids when we lived in the same town for a few years .... and my kids could have babysat her grandkids if we would have stayed there ! LOL ! I have kept in contact with this lady for over 28 years since we left the Okanagan . it has been wonderful watching her girls' kids grow up in pictures . Anyways before I end up writing a book , this last letter had some very unhappy news in it . My friend's youngest daughter was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer less then a month ago . She turned 45 on April 10th and has had major surgery and now facing 6 months of intense chemo therapy . She has a husband and  2 children ( one being autistic ) . She lives far away from her family and other then close family and friends that live near , I am not sure what her support system is ! I was heartbroken for her parents as it isn't a case of just jumping in the car and driving across town to see their daughter ! I can't imagine the emotions this family is going through . My heart bleeds for them . I decided the one thing I could do is to send my friend a card so she knows my heart , prayers and positive thoughts are with them . This is the card ......

I think this Magnolia's Tilda says it all ! I would give my blankie to my friend in a heart beat if I knew it would take the pain away ...................

 PLEASE ..........if you suspect there could be a medical problem in the area where NONE of us like to talk about 

( well in my house it is a HUGE part of our conversation as my husband has Crohn's disease ....... and has had a major portion of his bowel removed and heading for some aggressive treatments soon BUT that is for another day ! )


And hug those close to you as often as possible as life changes in a blink of an eye ! 

Take care dear friends ...........


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  2. Your creations are beautiful and sweet!

    I'm sending healing thoughts to your friend and her daughter and to you and your husband ... may each of you find some little thing everyday that is worthy of a smile!