29 June 2017


Recently I saw a couple dutch fold cards and thought it might be a fun fold to try myself. So, going into this card I had a few things in mind for the design: dutch fold, circle, lace doily under the circle, and a fruitful paper. Everything else evolved while I was creating. Even the stamp I used wasn't one of the first things in my list, but Lisette does fit so perfectly.

This dutch fold card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, Stampin' Up DSP (Designer Series Paper, another name for patterned paper), a doily die from Scrapbooking Made Simple, Distress inks with waterbrush, gems from Hero Arts, and an inside sentiment from Stampin' Up stamped with Simon Says Stamp ink. For more details, see the supply list below.


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28 June 2017


On Saturday, Canada is celebrating 150 years since it was united into one country. Canada Day this year is going to be a great big party as everyone marks this milestone.

Almost 5 years ago, my sweetie and I moved to Canada from California. My day job moved us up here to the Vancouver area of British Columbia. Since then we have become permanent residents here, buying a house, and settling in. We love our adopted country and are thrilled to be here celebrating with them.

Happy Birthday, Canada!!