I think I’ve probably always lived in a creative world, or at least since I  was very small, when I busied myself sticking gummed paper pictures, splashing poster paints around and threading pasta necklaces for my mum to wear (remember doing that?).  Now I just use the grown up versions of all of these things … paper, card, ink, stamps, dies, pens, markers and other such delicious things … to feed my creative soul.

I’m blessed to live in a simply splendid part of the world … south west France, where the sun shines a lot, the skies are blue, the people are lovely, the food is yummy and the wine … what can I say??  I spend my days (most of them) on our long term house renovation project, and the evenings (some of them) card making … so I get to be creative almost all the time, whether with big, heavy things (stone, wood, etc) or small, light things (card, paper, etc).

I do hope you enjoy your visit … depending on when you arrive, I could be very new at this (in which case there’ll be very little to look at) or I could be a seasoned blogger (in which case there’ll be more).  Either way, feel free to leave a comment about what you see or read … that way I’ll know you’ve visited and I can pop in to see you!

Have a great day … Anita  🙂

13 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Sherry Eckblad

    Sounds like a great life to me. We live in an old house that needs lots of renovating and the wine here isn’t too bad either. It does help having a sister in law that has a winery. I tried to reply to your email but didn’t have your email address so next time you comment please leave it so I can reply.
    Sherry (seckblad(at)aol(dot)com

  2. Ann T

    Hi Anita – I have found your blog after you kindly commented on one of my cards – so kind of you to visit me! I am in Australia, where we are enjoying a beautiful summer so can relate a little to your environment, but unlike you we are not renovators – we prefer to buy new and then develop a garden! So creative in another way, I guess. I will come back for another visit.

  3. Barbara Roe

    I appreciated your commenting on my card so I decided to read more about you in particular since you mentioned southwest France and my mother was raised in Biarritz.

  4. Billie

    Hello Anita from rainy Seattle!! Love your style of cards!! May I ask what type of textured card stock you use for your card bases?
    Thanks for all your ideas & taking the time to explain how you “create” your masterpieces! 🙂

  5. Marisela Delgado

    Hi, Anita! It sounds like you are very blessed and to be living in France, even more blessed. I signed up for your blog a while back and have been enjoying your blog posts. Today for some reason, I received an email asking if I had just subscribed to your blog. It then said that I was bumped off and needed to re-subscribe. I re-subscribed and still have not received a confirmation email in my inbox. Is there any way to check and make sure that I am indeed subscribed to your blog?? I would hate to lose your blog emails. Thank you. Have a wonderful day. P.S. I’m TRYING to learn French since it’s similar to Spanish. It’s a slow go. Ha,ha. My father was a World War II veteran who landed on Normandy Beach and was present for the liberation of Paris. He died before taking us to Paris so I hope to learn enough to handle myself in France. Ha,ha. Please let me know about my subscription to your blog. Thank you.

  6. Michele Ferguson

    There you are! I’ve been searching for you for several days =] I needed a little French lesson since my high school French has left me =] Love your creations, Anita, and look forward to more of them.

  7. Kit Cochran

    I just discovered your blog through Papertrey Ink Make It Mondays (the notebook). I saw a picture of your entry and got to your site. What I’m REALLY, REALLY wanting to know is what STAMP you used on your bookmark, on your blog. I LOVE IT. I must have it. Is it a Hero Arts stamp? I live in the US and would appreciate any help you would give. I didn’t see an email address to email you, so I’m writing to you here. In case it doesn’t show up below, my email is: auntkit@centurylink.net

    I don’t do FB so I can’t follow you there. I only do blogs now. Thanks for the help!

  8. Oreet

    Hi, Anita! I grew up in Southern France, La Provence… whereabouts are you?? I lived in a tiny village about 20 km from Avignon. Love your cards and excited to find a Southern French gal like myself! 🙂

  9. jmhave44

    Hi Anita, After seeing your pretty smile at so many blogs, I’m glad 2 bloggers shared a quick link so I could surf over to say a Big Hello. Your home sounds divine, and renovating a house is quite hard work! Am loving your cards and you certainly stay busy. Big Hugs & so nice to meet a new friend.

  10. Marianne

    Happy Birthday, Anita! Just popping over from Darnell’s blog to see who she made that lovely CAS card for. I’ve seen your name (Anita in France) come up loads of times on various blogs, but never found the time to visit. I’m a Dutch girl (still young at heart) who moved to Crete in December 2008 and never looked back. I can relate to what you say about France. I only wish I had more time to craft…


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