Friday, February 10, 2012

Be Mine…

Good morning and happy Friday everyone. Is everyone looking forward to the weekend? I know that I am, because I am heading up north to spend an overnight with my parents today. I haven’t seen them since New Years Day. I am blessed to be able to do that because on December 27th my Father suffered a heart attack early in the morning as we sat together having breakfast in the kitchen. Trust me when I say it was a surreal experience to watch things unfold as they did. Given my previous employment I have training in CPR and First Aid, and I was surprisingly cool, calm and collected. I knew exactly what needed to be done and for that I am eternally grateful to have that training and to the good Lord himself, for without him the situation could have turned out very differently. I am also heading up so that I can bring my sister Jennie back to spend the week with us here in Cambridge. If I haven’t mentioned this on my blog before, my sister is 35 years old and has Down’s Syndrome. Our home literally comes alive when she is here and we have so much fun together. It is usually a very busy week when she is here as I take her to get her hair done by my hair stylist, and we also split the time up by cooking or baking and make crafts together. I likely won’t be doing much blogging next week either, lol.
My parents live in the country and do not have high speed internet yet. It is totally 99 bottles of beer on the wall service if you know what I mean!!!!! I can’t believe they don’t as other residents 3 km away do, it seems they are totally at the mercy of Bell Canada.  We have been able to upgrade it a wee bit with a Rogers turbo stick but it still works like pouring molasses outside in February. UGH!!!
Anyway, the reason I’m bring this subject up is because Jennie loves to watch music videos on her laptop. When she is here she can  “YouTube” her lil’ ole heart out. In fact she does from the moment she unpacks her laptop right up until the very minute she packs it up to go home. Man oh man our GB usage goes off the charts when she’s here Surprised smileYIKES.
So today’s card is in honour of my sister Jennie. She loves every single occasion that comes along, especially Christmas, but for some reason she really loves Valentine’s Day too. My husband and I usually send her flowers, but because she will be here with us I thought I would make her a nice dinner, something sweet to eat and then give her this card.
I am trying my hand at my very first Digi image, and not only was she fun to colour but it was relatively easy to download her too. She is called Canary Love and is from the Saturated Canary Ragamuffins collection, isn’t she adorable?  I came across her during one of my blog hop sessions and I was able to download her for free! Yes folks, I did say FREE,  I am not 100% positive but I am pretty sure I had to sign up for something on the Saturated Canary website to get her, so hop on over there to get her for yourself too.

It goes without saying that I coloured her with my Copic markers and touched her up with all of my favourite gloss and glitz. Look at her gorgeous baby blues!!!!! I am really looking forward to giving her to my sister on Valentine’s Day. I hope she likes it.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, but I really have to run. I still have to pack my travel bag and hit the road because apparently “Old Man Winter” is going to pay us a visit today.
Take care my friends and thanks for stopping by :)S
Note: It’s Saturday night (Feb 11th) and I have had some time that I didn’t have on Friday to look around for a challenge or two to enter my card into. So I have decided to enter it into The Outlawz Friday Copic/Promarker Challenge – LOVE
and I thought I would throw my hat into the ring over at Saturated Canary’s Challenge #10 – Red, Pink & White. Wish me luck!! Nighty Night all! :)S


  1. OMG Sandra, your card is out of this world!!! Your colouring is perfect and I love the tinsel you wrapped around her!!! Your sister is very lucky to have you take such good card of her! Hugs, Brigitte

    1. Oh Brigitte, you are definitely my biggest fan for sure!!! Thank you for all your kinds words,you totally keep me inspired. I really appreciate them and of course for you taking the time to leave them. Keep up the great work as you are growing better and better everyday. The old adage, practice makes perfect obviously is proving true for both of us. Take care, Sandra :)

  2. Adorable card,excellent coloring!Hope your Father is feeling better,and enjoy your time with your sister.

  3. Your card is gorgeous Sandra and I'm sure your sister will LOVE it. Enjoy your visit with your family...hope to see you back at our Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge soon, your work is beautiful :)

  4. Wow, Sandra, your card is over the top, girlie!! I love, LOVE your colouring, ya hear?!! So fantabulous, this is! Came over from the Outlawz and following you now.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your coloring is so fantastic, and I love your blog! It's also great that you are a fellow Canadian - I am now following you and would love it if you checked out my blog at

  6. Well thank you, thank you, thank you ladies! I am so totally taken aback with your comments. Also, thank you for joining my blog, whoohoo this is so much fun. I will be following you as well. Cheers ;)S

  7. Your card for your sister is fantastic, Sandra! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family these next few days! I have to say again that your coloring is awesome! Be sure to come back again for next week's Copic/Promarker Challenge at The Outlawz! We always have something fun going on and we would love to see your creations!

  8. Your sister will love this, Sandra! Your card is just beautifully awesome! Saw you on The Outlawz and became a follower! Have a great family week!

  9. Sandra, your card design is great and your coloring is spectacular. Thanks for the tip on the free image.

    I really enjoyed reading about your family's ups and downs. I DO know what you mean by 99 bottles of beer on the wall. There are still parts of Prince Edward Island that have dial-up only. Fortunately, we no longer live in one of those parts. I used to keep a dust rag next to the computer for something to do while the Internet turned a page. It's funny how the dust bunnies become so apparent when you are waiting.

    I followed you from The Outlawz and I am your newest follower.


  10. beautiful card sandra, i love the green embossed hearts, I have that folder but they never seem to come out as crispy clean as this one has on your card hun, i love it.
    thank you for popping in and playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  11. Aloha Sandra! Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog. Im glad that Outlawz brought you over to visit and now I can do the same. Your coloring is just spectacular and I love the added gloss and glitz! You really captured it well in your photos. I always add a bit of shine to my images as well but it's hard to tell from my photos...

    I hope that your dad is doing well and it was so nice to read about your sister. Your love for her really comes thru in your post. I hope she has tons of fun while she's with you and Im sure she's going to just adore the card you made for her. Oh and please tell her that I also love to youtube music videos!

  12. Sandra, Just love your card. Your image is just darling and your warm colors are wonderful along with your stunning coloring. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative we are so happy that you did, I love seeing your creation.
    Hugs, Patricia

  13. Oooh, la la---LOVE your card! It's so delicate and lovely :-) Thanks so much for playing along at Saturated Canary Challenge.


  14. A W E S O M E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a natural with Copics and your coloring is amazing!!! :)

  15. Hi everyone, I would like to send out a group thank you for all of your lovely comments and the extra wishes regarding my Father and Sister Jennie. My Father is improving every day and Jennie adored her card as I hoped. I attached it to the new Twilight Breaking Dawn DVD so she was extremely happy. Happy Valentine's Day my friends :)Sandra

  16. So glad that you father is doing well. I hope you had a nice visit. Your card is gorgeous and I just LOVE how you've colored this sweet image. I'm sure your sister loved the card. Thanks for joining the CMC Copic Challenge.

  17. You have used stunning colours here thanks so much for sharing at SC hugs Rebekah xx

  18. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is sooooo amazing! Found you on the Outlawz and am a new follower!

  19. Your colouring is absolutely fabulous. A gorgeous card. hugs Sharon