Sunday, May 15, 2011

What a day!

Today, Luke, Monica and my boys came up for my Mother's Day. Nolan and I proceeded to make our Nobake cookies..He loves to help me stir everything up and Everett tossed in the stick of butter! They are growing like weeds and are just to darned cute!

Katie brought the Eli-boy over and spent some time herself before leaving for work..Then Alan came to pick him up. Annie is home for a very short period before heading back to OU..

I was told by three doctors that I would never have any children and just look at how God has blessed me!

I have spent the evening watching tutorials on my new Copic Markers..I swear that Youtube is a Godsend too! So many talented people out there willing to share their talents with all who are willing to watch. I am a hands on learner so watching them is like having them in my room teaching me..good stuff! Who knows I may be posting some pics of my new cards soon..:)

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm still alive

And I hope you all haven't given up on me..Rough few months but I am excited because today I received my Copic Markers that I ordered using my Mother's Day money!! I am now the proud owner of 36 Copic Markers and I can't wait to start using them..Of course I am going to have to watch some tutorials so that I can learn the proper way.

My friend, Jindra unfortunately had a house fire several months ago and lost everything..and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING! She is a Certified Copic Instructor and she lost ALL of her markers and she had just about all of them.. Living in another state we spend alot of our time on the phone and I have been trying to get her to spend some of that insurance money to replace her

Now if you have never had a house fire and lost your worldly goods you really have no idea how replacing stuff messes with you..It's like...why replace it when the same thing could happen again..but I kept trying and then she would contend that because she is living with her daughter now that she has little room for her to be collecting "stuff" again. Being the optimist that I am I tried to convince her that a hope chest would not take up much room but she just let me talk.

Last Sunday she directed me to (if you like Copics and Nestabilities and such you need to visit there)..We went there by phone and computer (lol) to check it out and we found that the Copics were, I believe, 20 % off and then to top it off they were giving an additional 15 % for Mother's Day!!! Well, that lit a fire under She ordered a lot of 96 markers and saved over $200 on those alone!! After we hung up I was looking more intently to the site and discovered that the Nestabilities were on special too with the same additional 15 % so I called her back and by gum she was ON IT!!! She had found it too and she dropped another bundle and started her stash of them as well..I have never had so much fun helping someone spend their money!!! It truly gave me joy to hear the excitement in her voice and to hear some life come back into her. I am excited about going to her home for a weekend visit and spending time with her while learning the Copics, Nestabilities and my Cricut!!

Hopefully in the not to distant future I hope to post some cards that I have made using my new markers..So if you are still checking in on me please hang around so that I can share my new found hobby....:)