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 YIKES.
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