I am an expert at getting dirty.  Glamour Girl I am not!  My photo was taken on our recent hiking vacation to the Nevada desert and high country.  I was hot, tired and happy.  My husband snapped the photo because he thought I looked great!  Hiking, backpacking and gardening are a few of my favorite activities. We are also busy with Jazz Festivals, yoga, fitness classes and swing dancing. Timing is everything on the dance floor, a stray elbow (my DH's) in March 2015 broke my nose!

Denny and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary in October 2015.  We were both born and raised on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast.  We raised our 2 daughters and son on 35 acres of forested land up Coos River, where we still garden and hike.  Our family has grown with the addition of our son-in-law, daughter-in-law, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons.  They are all scattered so it is real special when we get together.

Nature has been a constant inspiration during my 18+ years of stamping.  The last 9 years I have been a SU Demo.  I love getting together with my forever girlfriends every couple of months for our stamping parties..and we do party! Even my twin sister Margie has joined the fun :-)

Playing in SCS and Blog Challenges keeps me up to date on the technique and style trends besides being fun.  I love the CAS Mixed Media Style.  I am always so pleased to be chosen as a Guest or Design Team Member.  My biggest thrill was being chosen as a SCS Dirty Dozen Girl Design Team member from June 2015 to November 2015.

According to several stamping girlfriends I need to add Blogging to my list of activities.  I finally gave in and with the huge help of my girlfriend Loll I have designed "scandinancy creates" to Share with all of you!  This blog could only have happened with Loll walking me through all the steps.  My Watermark and Signature were created by the very talented Loll too.  Loll used one of my Alcohol Ink backgrounds as my banner!  Thank you again my friend :-)

Happy Stamping and Sharing

Dear Friends :-)