Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day and Blog Candy!

Well, I'm back!  I had great plans of writing a post or two while I was away, but I couldn't access the photos I needed, and, truthfully... I was just too busy holding a new-born!  My readers are all very important to me - never doubt it - but a new grandson just takes up all my attention!  Yes, that's right, I was up in northern British Columbia visiting my daughter and son-in-law who just delivered an 8lb. 12 oz. baby boy last Monday.  She called us in the wee hours of Monday morning and we set out as soon as we could load the truck for the 11 hour journey.  And what a lovely little darling awaited us:


Introducing:  Kesten Alec

And here is the new little family:


And here is what I did most of last week:

 

So, no, I didn't get any posts written.  But I promise to make up for it in the next couple of weeks.  And to prove it:  here's a card I crafted before I went away:




This is a perfect card for Canada Day!  Why?  Well, because Canada does multiculturalism so well, most of the time.  This card uses a stamp set called "World Treasures" and it totally says India and Bollywood to me.  Did you know that Toronto, Canada was a major production center for Bollywood films?

 I LOVE the peacock image and what you can do with it.  I stamped it five times using Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Tempting Turquoise, then did a lot of fussy cutting!  I layered each stage of the image using dimensionals and added lots of Basic Rhinestones for major bling!  I also added some Shimmer paint to the peacock's body and to the Pacific Point Fancy Fan embossed background behind.  I think it's so cool that the Gumball Green panel, cut with the Apothecary Accents framelit, looks like an Indian archway when it is placed vertically.   


The DSP I used behind the sentiment is from the International Bazaar series and give a bright and exotic look to the card, and take a close look at the Stitched Satin ribbon in Midnight Muse.  I'm planning to get all the colours because they look so rich and decorative!

 Would you like to win this stamp set? Leave a comment on this post and I will enter your name in a draw. Sorry, but I can only ship to Canadian destinations!  For a second chance to win,  "Like" my Facebook page.

Hope you enjoyed this international travelogue and you are having a wonderful time celebrating Canada, the True North Strong and Free! 

Stamps:  World Treasures (c 126767; set of 4; $21.95)
Paper: Gumball Green, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock, International Bazaar Designer Series paper (126920; 12 sheets of  12 x 12; $13.50)
Ink: Versamark (102283; $9.95); Classic Stampin' Pad in Pacific Point (126951), Gumball Green (126861), Pool Party (126982), Lucky Limeade (126984), Tempting Turquoise (126952) ($7.25 each)
Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon in Midnight Muse (126847; 10 yds; $12.25); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246; 150 jewels; $6.50) Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806; $7.95)
Tools:  Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003; $31.95); Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751; $9.95)


18 comments :

crys said...

Beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Tamara said...

Amazing card! Loving the fun colors and mix of patterns. You're right, the framelit does have an Indian flare to it! Beautiful!

Playwriter said...

I've got your name in the draw, crys!

Playwriter said...

I've got your name in, too, Tamara.

Kris said...

Am I allowed to enter the draw, or is that a conflict of interest? hehe. I do really love that peacock stamp set though. Beautiful designs. Plus, I did just give you a grandson... Just sayin...

Playwriter said...

Sure, I'll enter you in the draw! But if you win, it's gonna look suspicious! Just sayin'....

Jaimie said...

I gave you a grandson too! Can I enter in the draw?

Playwriter said...

I guess so, kiddo! But it's still gonna look bad if you win!

Eunice said...

I don't think that it would look bad if the girls win! You just might have to produce two sets though, one for each of them. Congratulations on your two beautiful boys. I guess the pressure is on Erin to give you a girl, eh? lol. Your cards are sooo beautiful, I can't believe what an incredible imagination you have to come up with these ideas.

Candace said...

Looks good on you Heather! Too bad they don't live closer to you. Enjoy ladies, it passes too quickly.

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Eunice! I'll enter you in my draw.

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Candace. I'll enter you in my draw as well.

JillianElise said...

He is presious Heather! Thanks so much for shareing such an amazing and beautiful baby boy. I also LOVE your colour combination. You are right World treasures is Canadian.

Playwriter said...

Jillian, I will enter your name in my draw. Thanks for leaving a comment!

Amanda said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Baby, card photos, everything!

Amanda said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Baby, card photos, everything!

Playwriter said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Amanda! Your name goes into my draw!

Terry Hamilton said...

And gorgeous card Heather. I am impressed by all the fussy cutting! The baby is adorable. Your daughter looks fabulous, not like somebody that just delivered. Must be the pure joy she is beaming. (BTW you don't have to put me in the draw, I just wanted to let you know that I love your card.)
Terry