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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 !

Thursday, January 19, 2012


  I am just busting with excitement for my good friend Lisa and I just have to share the news along with some history ! I met Lisa online through a scrapbooking forum a  number of years ago and we became friends . We say we were brought together because of THE FASCINATOR ( true story ! The Fascinator is history but the friendship has been cemented because of that silly stapler ! LOL ) . About a year after I met Lisa , she started her own online scrapbook store called Lisa's Scrap Shack ( some of you may remember it ) . After a few years Lisa sold her business to tackle new endeavors ! Lisa is FEARLESS about trying new things .... including raising a couple alpacas , spinning her own yarn , dying it and finding the time to actually knit and raise her son while her husband Wayne works away from home ! She even managed to get certification for teaching Copics and has been on a number of DTs . Not too long ago Lisa hooked up with her friend Tara and gave classes on how to use Copics at Tara's storefront in Vernon called FORGET ME NOT SCRAPBOOKING . Well one thing led to another and Lisa's passion for scrapbooking and creating has become a business for her and Tara as she has now joined forces with Tara in the business .

  Earlier this week Tara and Lisa acquired the online scrapbook business of Savvy 'n Sassy from Rhea Marriot in Red Deer , Alberta ! By the end of this month Lisa will be running the online business ! I am thrilled as I hear that there are going to be some AMAZING things coming in to the storefront and the online store ! I can also attest that if you are buying from the online store ( and the store ) you will get first rate service , quick delivery and fantastic customer service ! If there is anything you need or want , I am sure Lisa and Tara will do anything in their power to bring it in for you ! Not sure but I am also thinking that there may be some surprises coming from them too !!!

 Congratulations ladies and best of luck on all the new things that will be happening over the next few years !

 By the way Lisa ........ my husband has told me he can't " afford " to give you his pay cheque any more though ! Yeah , we will see about that !   LOL ! 

So ladies , give the ladies a chance to get organized ( they actually have to go across the border and get the stock from Rhea ) .... knowing these two ladies it will happen quickly ! ....... for the BEST scrapbook store online and storefront ! Tara's store is open in Vernon .

New Crocheted Creations for sale

    The last week has been COLD here with the temperatures dropping down to -35 C at night and no higher then -25C during the day ! The saving grace has been the fact the sun has shone during the day and we have had very little wind ! Hear that is all suppose to change as of tomorrow with warmer weather and snow ! Don't know which is worse if the truth be told ! LOL ! Either way , I get house bound ! Well when that happens then I just stay cozy and do what I love to do ... PLAY ! LOL ! This week I did get in the crappy room and work on a couple images but still haven't done anything with them ! It will happen though !!!

 In the evening I have picked up my crochet hook and worked and finished a few projects that I started a bit ago ! These are ALL for sale so if you are interested just contact me at crafty.gram1@gmail.com and I can give you all the particulars , etc .

THE Baby Bunny set is a hat and diaper set suitable for photography and I wouldn't recommend that children play with them as the eyes and nose are sewn on buttons . The brown/blue hat and scarf set will fit an older child or adult  as the hat has some given in the yarn .

  Have a great week everybody and hopefully by next week I will have some cards ready to show you ! Stay warm and Happy Creating !

Well I ALMOST forgot to add these 2 little newborn hats !

  I do still have the afghan that matches the long tailed hat if anybody is interested in them as set !

TFL !!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Some crafty time in a busy month !

 I finally sat at my desk for a couple hours and did a couple of Thank You cards for my parents and sister . We were supposed to go away to a company function out of town this past week but I came down with the flu so cancelled my flight and sent DH away solo . He had to go as he had meetings to attend all of one day then attended the function that evening . I missed having a weekend away but did so enjoy my quiet time too as I felt pretty yucky for a couple of days .... not as bad as some people though ! I avoided that horrible cold and cough ( knock on wood ! ) too so my recovery time was a lot shorter .....  YEAH !!!!!

 I dug into my Mini Magnolias that I had planned on using for Christmas cards and didn't . The Mini Magnolias as a quick color and I didn't fuss much with them . I even cheated and used pre-made card blanks and just did a quick decorate on them ....... I was already late getting them away ! LOL !  Anyways , they are in the mail as of this morning !

 I have a new project on my desk and hope to find a few minutes to play tonight . DH is away as of tomorrow morning for a couple of days so I can get lost in my room and forget to come out tomorrow and Tuesday too !!!! I love when he goes on business trips sometimes !!!  I also have my crochet hook out and am busy creating some scarfs . Will have to remember to take a photo of these ones I am doing as the last 8 ended up in parcels before I remembered that I hadn't taken a photo ! Speaking of taking pictures , DH bought me a new camera for Christmas .... a pretty little Canon Powershot Elph 510HS so I hope I figure out HOW to edit the photos on the MAC properly as these are NOT the best photos of the cards !!!! The dull day didn't help either though !!! So stay tuned , I promise to get better !!!!

 Have a great week everybody and happy creating !!!