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 !

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Crafty week ... or TWO !

  The first day of Spring found us under a snowfall but by noon the sun had come through the clouds and a lot of the 2" that did fall was melting . Guess Mother Nature is letting us know who is the BOSS still ! LOL !  With the weather being not nice , it was a good morning to finish up a few projects and take some photos !

 HERE IS THE ONE CARD I FINISHED THIS MORNING . Not for any blog challenge , just for fun !

And some of those scarves I have been working on ! Think I finished them all for now unless I uncover one somewhere ! LOL ! All scarves are made of an acrylic yarn and ALL are for sale !

 This grey , black and dusty rose set is also for sale . The yarn is acrylic so easy care and if you look at the close up of the crocheting you may see the tiny sequins that are in the yarn . Is so much prettier in real life !

This is a close-up of the orange colored flirty scarf .....  very light wearing and oh so pretty !

Anybody interested in purchasing from me , my email address is crafty.gram1@gmail.com . I take PayPal or Canadian bank transfers  but can always take a money order if you don't " do " PayPal or bank transfers .

Please contact me for prices or info on the crocheting . The card is for sale as well !

Have a great CRAFTY week everybody and I hope Mother Nature brings some warmth and sun your way !

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ta DAHHHHH !!!!! LOL !

 I am excited that I actually sat down and played at my desk and got a few cards done ! Seems like the days are just wizzing by and that I am sitting only for a little bit of time and then moving on to something else ! I felt like dancing after I got the third card finished as I actually felt like I had accomplished something !

 This is the card I made for our #1 Grandson for his 5th birthday ( that is why I put a 5 on the door ! LOL ) I love this little car and Magnolia's Edwin !
 And a card for a friend that I don't write as often as I should ! Letter writing takes far too much time ! LOL !
 And the inside of my friend's card
 I made this for my BrIL and mailed it the day of his birthday ! I think the look on the little girl's face says it all ........ as does the inside of the card ! I used a stencil and an ink pad to made the pattern inside then stamped the sentiment . Maybe next year I will get my act together and get the card ready sooner so I can get it mailed on time ! LOL !

 I actually have another image on my desk colored and ready to put together but it is just finding the time to do it the same time as the mojo hits !

  We have lucked into a little sun and much warmer weather then we had thought we were getting but still have a LOT of snow to melt  ! Spring IS coming so I hear and I can hardly wait ! Enjoy your week everybody !

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Where did the time go ?

 Life has been a crazy whirlwind for the last 3 weeks ! All good though ! My brother gave me a ticket ( air miles )  to fly down to see my family at the coast and I was a bit reluctant to go down for 9 days ... especially being it was at the end of February ! Who in their right mind goes to the coast at that time of year where the weather is so unpredictable ? Well it seems that one gal who gets a free trip and lives in the NORTH does ! LOL ! Keep in mind we still have a couple feet of snow , cold weather and the groundhog predicted another 6 weeks of winter ! So with my suitcase packed I flew down to Vancouver and met my brother . Had a great visit with him over a nice Greek dinner then we had more of visit in his apartment which overlooks the Quay at New Westminster
 THE VIEW .......
 OKAY , THIS IS WHAT YOU ACTUALLY SEE .... Got to love zoom on my camera :)
So you can see what is on the top of buildings ! How cool is this ?

 BR and I hit the floor running on the Sunday as we hopped on the Skytrain ( another new adventure for me ! ) for a trip into Vancouver to the Olympic Village and another new adventure on the False Creek ferry ( which is a small tug boat size ferry ) over to Granville Island ! So neat to come into Grandville Island on the water instead of fighting traffic and then fighting for a parking spot !

VIEWS FROM THE FALSE CREEK FERRY GOING INTO GRANDVILLE ISLAND ! I loved riding the tiny little ferry even though it was not warm ( but not raining nor snowing ! ) . Such a fun visit with my Brother ( but we always have fun and do such fun stuff ! ) . A long walk around the Olympic Village and the another long walk along the Quay was all finished off with a great dinner at the THE BOATHOUSE .

 Up the Fraser Valley we went the next day . It was a beautiful day for a drive with the sun shining off the mountains that had a new coat of snow ! I seldom get to see those mountains dressed like that !

 A real laid back week was spent with my sister and my parents . We walked plenty as I stay at my sister's and walked back and forth every day to my parents ...... sometime twice . Weather was not fantastic and my sister and I went for a nice walk one day along the Vedder River ... in a snowstorm ! All was good though with a nice dry set of clothes , Gore-tex jacket protected most of me ( after all , we camp and you need GORE-TEX ! It was a last minute pack in my suitcase too ! LOL ! ) and a hot cup of tea !

 The week went quickly but I have to admit , I was ready to get back on the plane and come back home too .... even if it was -17C when I got off that plane at home !!!!

Thanks to all my family for a fantastic , relaxing holiday ! My BrIL is such a trouper driving my sister and I all over the country on the Saturday ! And we finished that day off with the BEST Greek food I have EVER eaten ! LOL ! I think I walked more miles in 9 days then I did the rest of last year .... and it seems we ate a whole lot too ! LOL !

 Life is back to reality , Spring is coming though !  I have even managed to get some crocheting done ( will share that in the next few days ) and I have even sat at my desk and got to play !

 Life is good !