Sunday, March 24, 2013

Welcome Baby!

Hello there!

I hope you are all keeping well and experiencing more signs of Spring than we are here in Ottawa!  It's still chilly but hopefully the sun will start shining and the snow will melt away soon!  Keeping fingers crossed!

My work colleague is having a baby and it's her baby shower today!  She is having a girl and I wanted to make her a card based on her nursery theme and colours.  She has a beautiful green & purple nursery and a gorgeous wall mural painted by her sister with a monkey swinging off the vines.  

I created this card using that same idea.  The vines are a Magnolia stamp and the monkey is from my stash of PaperWorksCo stamps, all coloured with copics.  Sentiment is from SU! and the grass border and flowers are punches.  I used some purple pearls for the flower centers to finish it off.

Pretty simple card but very pleased with how it turned out.  Hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate all your visits very much!

Danielle x

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Canvas Portrait

Hi there!

Wow - a whole 2 months has gone by since my last posting! So sorry about that but much has gone on and keeps me occupied ... and I have to say my mojo definitely left me in search of warmer weather!!!  Hahaha. We have also been extremely busy painting the house - we have one room left to do before we hit the basement!

I have one particularly exciting announcement that I'd like to make before I continue with my posting and that is my husband, son Josh and myself officially became Canadian citizens last week!  Finally after 12 years in Canada we became official - a very exciting and momentous occasion for us! :)

Well I've been wanting to do a bit of scrapbooking recently and I have so many school portrait photos that still sit in their packets!  So I bought 3 8x10 artist canvases and decided to 'scrap' each of the boys onto a canvas to put up on the wall instead of just putting the photos into a frame.

So here is Jacob - this is his Grade 1 photo.  I pulled out the blue & orange stripes in his shirt as my choice of colours and papers to work with.  I really love how it turned out - pretty simple but just enough to highlight the photo.  Can't fancy it up with flowers or the like so twill ribbon and buttons, along with staples, was the choice of embellishments!

Thanks for stopping in!  I appreciate your visits very much and thank you should you take the time to leave me a comment.

Until next time .... whenever that may be!!!  :)

Danielle x


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