About Me

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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Monday, October 31, 2011


 Okay , I just love the show ( Can Sheldon be any more of a DORK ? LOL ! )  that came off of so had to use the word tonight ! Halloween has come to a close for the most part and all that is left are some tiny bags of chips and a few tiny chocolate bars in the bowl . Having no kids left at home , it seems to be a ho hum kind of night with few small , adorable kids and LOTS of older ( and I am talking university age ) kids begging for treats tonight . The little kids were so cute in all their finery ( more princesses then scary kids tonight ! ) ....... of course , you ALWAYS get ONE kid that is totally annoying and pushy ! He is the one that got the bag of chips I crushed .......... and handed to last !!! I DETEST kids that are like that ! Everybody on my step gets a bag of goodies so there is no need to be RUDE - especially to the little kids !!! Fortunately there was only ONE like that tonight !  Even the weather co-operated and no rain nor snow ( one year my husband took the kids out in a blizzard and -25C !!!! HONEST !!! ) fell . It is a cool , crisp evening !

 I DID do 2 small Halloween cards but forgot to take a photo of them  ! Between trying to figure out my MAC book ( after using a PC ) and having DH home ..... AGAIN ! ..........some things just don't get done ! However , I will be posting some cards before too long as I have got a stack of images colored , just not put together ! Stay tuned !!!!!!! LOL !

 Have a great week everybody ........ and watch " THE BIG BANG THEORY " for some good laughs and a little BAZINGA !!!!!!!!!!!

 Happy CREATING !!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cleaning out some doubles !

  I was digging through my Crappy ( Craft ) Room the other day and came across some doubles of product so thought I would add them here and hope somebody could take them off my hands ( so I can add MORE stuff into my room ! LOL )  All are brand new , never been used and I will throw in the shipping for free ! Watch my BLOG for more things to be added as I dig though more drawers and basket as I know I have lots more to weed through and dispose of !

#1 Annie's Attic Copic Coloring Guide     $20

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#2   SOLD ! Thanks !!!!
#3               SOLD !!!! Thanks :)

If you have ever wanted to try Copic markers and never had a chance to attend a class ( like me ! ) then I strongly recommend this Annie's Attic Copic Coloring Guide as it gives you the basics to start playing and creating .  I am self-taught and found this book to cover all I should have laid out for me when I bought my first Copic instead of learning through trial and error ! Beautifully illustrated and the book even shows you how to color some images and make the cards from them . A great learning tool ! This book is brand new as I mistakenly bought 2 ........... yes , I need to check my online orders before I buy locally ! LOL !

If you are interested , please contact me at Crafty.Gram1@gmail.com . I will accept PayPal or Canadian Email bank transfers 

Thanks !!!

Sorry about the sideways photos but  BLOGGER isn't allowing me to right side them today ! Just click the photo for a larger photo though !

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday to my Mom !

 I was unable to go visit my Mom for her birthday being we had just made a trip for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary at the end of August . Sometimes living so far away sucks bigtime .... especially as my parents get older and I notice such a huge change in both of them when I do get to see them . I decided I would spend a little extra time and effort on her birthday card .... being she is 80 as of October 16th ! This card went together so easy , even though it was time consuming ! Mom has already received it and loves it so that made me happy !



The easel

 the close-up

Yes , this is a family portrait of myself ( though my hair was NEVER red as a child ! LOL ) , My brother and my oldest sister . Mom always dressed her in pink because she was blond and me in blue ( because I has brunette hair and blue eyes ) ........ and my brother was just " dressed " LOL !

Happy Birthday MOM !

 So I promised a few photos of some of my other creations that I finished and have on the " old " laptop ( which I still perfer to my NEW one ! ) . I am enjoying sitting crocheting in my spare time but not sure what I am going to do with all these little items as my grandkids are way too big for most of them ! LOL !

 These are all for babies and toddler and I am willing to sell them :)

Have a great weekend everybody !!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Almost Thanksgiving ( in Canada )

 Wow ! The temperature  has been up and down here ... cool in the morning with frost and fog most mornings and then warm in the afternoon ! It is a little silly considering all the rain we had over the summer to actually see sun for longer then 5 minutes .... and NO rain ! The colors are beautiful though ! I would upload a few photos but have bought a new laptop and can't get it to like anything I do .... and I can't get it to accept my Canon Rebel driver at all ! Silly thing ( or silly person that is actually using the laptop ! ) is driving me crazy ! I haven't got to spend much time in my crappy room as of late either so no cards are done . I do have a few projects I have done in the last few weeks so once I can get them uploaded then I will share them with all of you .

 We are just finished 2 weeks of holidays so it is nice to be back to some kind of schedule that doesn't involve packing and unpacking every weekend ( as much as I love camping ! LOL ! ) . The RV is cleaned , winterized and put away in storage for at least 5 months . We actually only spent the first week of our holidays in the RV in the campground ( where we had cold and rainy weather ! ) so we packed up our site and headed on back home  The last week of holidays we spent cleaning and unpacking the RV and we had a half load of gravel brought in for our driveway so that took a few more days then we expected to get spread ... but the sun shone ( of course ! LOL ) .

 This week has involved trying to get back into some kind of routine with DH back at work . I have spent most of the week cleaning and scrubbing the summer dust out of the house . Also had a few appointments that I had to attend . It sure made for a quick moving week and I still have not got done what I hoped to before playing with my Copics and stamps . NHL hockey and NFL football has started again though so I will be disapearing into my room a lot of evenings while DH plays remote click-click !!! grrrrr !!!! Seems he has suddenly taken an interest in BASEBALL too ......................................

 Have a great Thanksgiving weekend everybody . I plan on RELAXING and playing in my room for the most part and hope you all manage to find some time to relax too , whether it is with your hobbies or with your loved ones ! Stay tuned for some projects once I can figure out HOW to get them on this computer !!! LOL !