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What an exciting week in North America! Yesterday, we celebrated our country's 145th birthday with Canada Day and Tuesday will be the 4th of July - the day our American neighbours celebrate their country. At My Craft Spot, we are celebrating both holidays with our challenge this week: Create a project for Canada Day or the 4th of July.
I made this card using Go Canada for the maple leaf (with a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes for the stem). The side panels were cut with my paper cutter. I did lots of inking and distressed the edges of my paper. I had planned to stitch around the edges of the card, but my layers must have been too thick as I completely jammed the machine and broke the needle... Oh dear!
To create my sentiment, I combined portions of two stamps from My Craft Spot's Winter Wonderland stamp set. I also added some little maple leaves cut from Martha Stewart punches. I finished everything off with some maple leaf (how perfect is that?!) crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and some little rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Now for some other exciting news... I have been a rather non-existent blogger as of late as I've been working diligently on my thesis. Two weeks ago, I submitted the initial draft and, last night, I submitted my revisions. Woo hoo!!! I'm pretty much dancing today!! (And yes, after our Canada Day festivities, I came home to finish work on my thesis!!) This week, I will be attending a course out-of-town Tuesday through Thursday and then my husband and I leave for a much needed holiday on Friday. As such, my blogging will likely be limited to design team commitments. I do feel horrible to be missing so much of your wonderful projects but I really did need to dedicate my time to my paper and have been trying desperately hard to spend precious moments with my family in there too. I have been up many a night past midnight, trying to "do it all". Plus, I've been making my projects for next week's My Craft Spot stamp release. Make sure you come back for that!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team projects at My Craft Spot... and definitely take part in the stamp release next week. There will be prizes EVERY day!! I LOVE the new sets... plus, there's a little something extra that is being released. You won't want to miss it!!