Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oh, Canada!

As you may know, we took a bit of a break and spent some time in Canada last week. Most of our time was spent in Harrison Hot Springs, BC - a wonderful resort area, but we also managed dinner on Bainbridge Island, sightseeing in Vancouver, and brunch at the Space Needle (yummy!)

To back it up a bit (like 35 years!), as very young newlyweds, we lived in the Yukon Territory of Canada. 
  During our two and a half years there we made some very, very good friends. Most of them we've seen only once, maybe twice, since we moved away; but during our time there we became close, as you tend to do when you're living in a rather remote area.
So... last week, a dream came true and eighteen of us originals got together at Harrison, reminiscing, boating, coffee-ing, eating,  talking, coffee-ing, eating, talking. It was an absolute perfect time together! 
 Sadly, we lost one of our friends two weeks before our reunion and that made our time together seem more special and now we've made plans to get together again in two years.

Now we're back home, the laundry and unpacking is done and it's time to get the thank you's made and mailed. I decided to  use the Canadian flag as my inspiration, keeping it simple but with a bit of embossing.

I was able to just squeak the maple leaf die onto the corner of the card front (who else wishes all the dies were now Framelits so you could just place them any old place on the card? I do!)
Did you notice how perfectly the "thank you" fits onto the Apothecary Framelit - lovin' it!

 Autumn Accents Bigz Die 127812
Apothecary Accents Framelit 127003
Stripes Embossing Folder 123128
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335
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And CONGRATULATIONS! to Paula Newman for being chosen to receive the Lacy & Lovely Stamp Set! So many of you guessed correctly - it was the Blue Ribbon stamp set that I used.
 Paula, your stamp set is in the mail! I hope you enjoy it and perhaps you'll share one of your creations with us!

And because I know you want to see a couple of pictures from Harrison - here they are!


Ruthie Graen said...

Sounds like you had a great Canadian vacation! And what fun to meet up with old friends. Your pictures are beautiful as is your thank you card! Your Canadian friends will surely enjoy that your thought of them in the card design!

Christie Ortman said...

OK, now you've gone and done it and pushed me RIGHT over the edge and I have to order these die cuts! THANKS ALOT - LOL! It was really more like a little nudge but your card is gorgeous - being a Canadian - it was exactly what I was thinking I needed this set for! TFS!

kilroy said...

How clever to use the die this way. I never would have thought to fit the paper right up against the edges of the other leaves on the die. TFS