Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fort St. James

"Well, here we are in -----------."  Our kids used to tease us about this line, because we used it at the beginning of almost every family video we took.  Anyway, as I was saying,
"Here we are in Fort St. James, home of the Dogsled Race and the Historical Park!"  We are visiting my middle daughter, husband and our little grandson, Kesten, and having a great time despite the 4 hour power outage yesterday!

I am enjoying lots of playtime and snuggles with Kesten, while my hubby and daughter, Kristen, build an extension on her chicken coop for some new residents who have just hatched.

My daughter, Kris, lives a fascinating life in Northern BC, and you can read more about it in her blog, Honey Nutbrown.  I want to share a card she made during our visit.

The stamp set she used is one that caught my eye when the 2012\13 Idea Book and Catalogue first came out, but for one reason or another, never ordered.  I love how she set it in the wall-paper like design from Comfort Cafe DSP and stamped it and matted it with Early Espresso ink and card stock.

She took great delight in colouring in the images with her new Stampin' Write Markers.  The resulting card is just charming, kind of like Kristen herself!  I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into her design work and her northern life.

Stampin' Up is announcing that the revised Classic Basic Black Ink is available now for purchase and should work well with every colour card stock, with the exception of Whisper White.  There remains  some inconsistencies with the quality of Whisper White, as it is not manufactured by Stampin' Up,  and in some cases smearing and long drying times may still be a problem.  It is probably still best to use StazOn with Whisper White, but with all other card stock it will be fine!

And they have released a new Photopolymer stamp set called Bombs Away Birthday (133411), perfect for all you masters of sarcasm out there!

Thanks for dropping by today!  
Stamps:  Cottage Window (w127280; c127282);  Perfectly Preserved (w126690; c126692)
Paper:  Comfort Cafe DSP (126898); Early Espresso (119686) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Early Espresso (126974), Stampin' Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive (in the Brights Collection of 10 markers - 119702)
Accessories:  Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler (123125)

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