Here was this year's tree. DH and I went about 10 minutes outside the city and found this little beauty. I made paper decorations (stars, peace, noel, joy) with my Cricut, cut my bows from burlap and put on a few silver bulbs here and there. Very simple. We liked it - a lot. Not sure about our teenage sons though :-) The quilt in the background is a beautiful quilt Mom did for me some years ago. It has everyone's name on it...on a stocking. I was very fortunate to get yet another quilt this year!!
Here's a masculine birthday card I did this evening - I used a "wood-type" embossing folder and rope to keep with the sea/ship theme.
These are some 3x3 cards - I made the envelopes to go with them - great for gift giving (with some homemade blueberry muffins, jam, pie or loaf!). Yum - blueberries - abundant here in Newfoundland & Labrador. The Brigus Blueberry Festival is held every year in August. It's about a 50 minute drive from the city and is the place to go for the best blueberry crumble and ice cream!! To die for :-).
I made this sympathy card this past weekend - my mother-in-law's brother passed away - he was 85. I stamped the background with a fern stamp. I used it again in the birthday cards below.
And that's it folks. The blue/brown dotted cards are my attempt at another masculine card again. Until next time! - Cheers, Jackie