03 May 2013

'SPLASH' ~ SSW 204

 wow...can't believe how fast this week has gone by. it's a beautiful day here in paradise. the sun is shining, birds are singing, it's quiet and so peaceful. i even seen some campers arriving! whohoo!
ah, gotta love it! it's so entertaining watching everyone set up and i love meeting new people...
well, i got scrappy happy again last night a created a card.
i popped on over to sweet sketch wednesday again to participate in their challenge. thanks ladies for another great one!
here's the sketch i used
i also got out and 'splashed' a lil love around the campground.
 i crocheted up 50 lil hearts...and made some lil tags. so, stayed tuned...i'll be posting some more pics in the coming weeks. 
i hung this one in one of the campground sites.
ssshh...don't tell!
and yep...i also got to do some 'chillaxin'. this is the sign i made for our site. definitely 'no whining' here ~ just a whole lotta chillaxin!
well...that's my scrappy creatin side for this week!
hope eveyone has a good one...
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AND HUGZ

29 April 2013

A LIL CREATIN ~ SSW 203-44

hi ya chickies! wow...i can't believe i actually sat down a did a lil scrappy creatin! had to take a lil break from my goodies...but i've been doing some knitting, crocheting, felting...along with spending time with friends, family, and juz chillaxin! it's also been a whirl wind of appointments for dh. glad that's settled down now. oh, and of course i've had the camera out snappin pics along the way... and playing with some photo editing. yep, i've definitely been 'dabbling' in a lil of this and lil of that.

here's the card i created for this week's challenge over at
 sweet sketch wednesday.

and here's the sketch i used.
thanks ladies for the challenge and inspiration.
  i also knitted and hand stitched a cup cozy this week. it's for my favourite 'tim' coffee when we're travelling. can't wait to show ya the afghan i'm workin on...it's 'almost' done!
and here's a pic i recently snapped. ah...what beautiful flowers.
i love that quote. so true.
hope you all have a great week creating something that makes you happy. have an awesome one ladies!

19 October 2012

SSW 176 ~ FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY

yep...it's definitely another beautiful day here in paradise! 
the sun is shining after days of rain ~ ah...gotta love it! can't complain about the rain though...it's been refreshing and mother nature sure has needed it.  i've been outside enjoying every second i can. we've had a campfire going all morning... just sittin around chitter chattering, sippin some yummy java and watchin nature. ah...the joy's of living in the country.
look at those leaves...changing to fall colors...purdy eh!
here's one of the blue jay's that entertain us everyday...
they're such beautiful birds! 
i also finished up a card this morning and entering it into
these two challenges
sweet sketch wednesday ~ sketch
flutterby wednesday ~ using any winged creature
'THINING OF YOU'
here's the sketch
thanks everyone for the great challenges.
i'm off to enjoy some more sunshine...and spend time with dh.
thanks for stopping by!
hugz

10 October 2012

THANKS EVERYONE ~ SSW #175

...before i get chattin about the creative side of me...
i'd like to thank 'everyone' for all  their thoughts and prayers for my dh. he had his surgery, which went well. we did run into complications 2 days after the fact and i ended up having to call the paramedics. he had another emergency stay for observation...and we are now 'home'. it's been quite an emotional and eventful week to say the least! we appreciate everyone's love and support through this time and i can not thank you enough. dh has been resting and moving quite slow. the healing time will take quite a while, but i'm just so grateful 'he's home' and for each and everyone of you.
yesterday...it was so beautiful outside i went and bought some pansies just to cheer me up and take the opportunity to enjoy some sun. ah...that felt good. i love playing in the dirt and planting flowers...yep, that's right ~ pansies! gotta love those hardy little flowers ~ and oh there's 
so many colors to choose from! 
and speaking of feeling good...i got a little scrappy happy today and created a card using the sketch from
sweet sketch wednesday.
'home sweet home' ~ which is exactly how both
dh and i are feeling at this time...
don't look too closely at my coloring...omg
i ran out of ink in my copic when coloring her dress! ack!
and here's arlana's sketch
thanks for poppin by!
wishing you all a fabulous scrappy happy week with lots
of love, laughter and sunshine...
hugs

26 September 2012

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN PARADISE ~ SSW 173

ah...such a beautiful day in paradise today! the sun has been shining ~ the birds, squirrels and bunnies are all playin...we've got the campfire going ~ and just chillaxin. can't complain!
this is a pic i took yesterday here at the campground...
dh and i often take strolls around the lake just to enjoy
the scenery...and 'reflect'
this is 'digger'...he comes to visit us daily
and is very entertaining

had a chance to do a lil creating today, too...between enjoying the outdoors, cups of coffee, visitors and housework.
here's the card i created using a sketch from
here's a pic of the 'details'

and here's the sketch ~ with a special 
theme of 'celebrating women'

ah...and here's my dh ~ enjoying another beautiful day!
AND PLEASE IF YOU CAN KEEP MY 
DH IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...
HE'S GOING IN FOR A MAJOR 
SURGERY, 03 OCT, ON HIS NECK ~ SPINE...
'MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU MONTE...'
'i love you'
thanks so much ladies
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hugz

20 September 2012

SSW 172 ~ FLUTTER BY WED.

hi ya chickies! well ~ it's been another busy week here at home...and in life in general. yep...there's always places to go and people to see...never a dull moment. i've spent a lot of time outdoors, too enjoying the beautiful sunshine and soaking in those rays.
i got a lil scrappy happy today and created 'two' cards! can you say ~ 'go mel go'...pretty good for...considering i'm just getting 
back into my goodies. 

my first card is created for this week's challenge over at 
here's arlana's sketch
and here's my take on it
'LET EVERYONE GO HOME...
AND COUNT THE GIFTS WHICH HE HAS'
and here's the sketch for the a challenge over at
and yep...it requires butterflies or fairies...who
could resist jumpin in on this challenge!
 here's my card
'YOU AND ME'
thanks to both blogs for the awesome challenges
this week! hope everyone has a great one this week
.... you get lots of mojo happening and lots of lovin life!
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hugz

14 September 2012

i'm back and creating! SSW 171-103

wow...can you beleive it ~ i'm here...back on blogland, ...and doin a lil creating! my life took a bit of a turn for a while ~ but...that's life..isn't it ~ always changing! hope everyone has had a great summer and you all got to soak your toes in some sand 'somewhere' and take in those rays of sunshine! it's been great one for dh and i ~ lots of campfires, scrumptious food, chittering chattering with friends...and a whole lot of laughter! and i gotta say...i definitely needed that! yep ~ it's been  great one living in paradise and just chillanxin!

now...on to the fun part ~ scrappin!
here's the sketch for this week's challenge over at 
sweet sketch wednesday
'thanks arlana for another great sketch'
and here's my take on it!
'WE DO NOT REMEMBER DAYS
WE REMEMBER MOMENTS'
 here's a few details
also, i wanted to share this lil sign my good
friend leighan bought for me...gotta love it ~ and what 
a perfect quote to live by daily! 
isn't all that stitchin kewl...
have an awesome week everyone!
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hugz

20 February 2012

SIMPLIFY.

simplify. yep. simply simplify. that's my new goal. no more burning myself out. no more trying to keep up with 'everything'. i'm just gonna simply 'keep it simple'. stop and smell the roses. breathe in some more fresh air. smile a lil more. hug a lil more. appreciate the simple joys of life. my coffee. a campfire. my family. friends. hold hands. cuddle with dh. take care of me. create a lil. enjoy life. and love a lil more. simply...'simplify'.

'simply' havin fun with my camera.

this sits on my kitchen counter.
i created this easel card for dh
'i love you' 
handmade roses ~ stamped butterflies ~ heart tails
lil handbag. card.  for a friend.
handbag.
today...thoughts of my friends make me smile.
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hugz