Crafting projects

I’m a shadow box junkie

I just finished my  shadow box of my grandaughter’s school picture. I had done one of my other grandaughter and one of my grandson. I still have 2 more to go.  I didn’t have Jessica’s at the same time I had Zach’s and Roxane’s. I complained and complained that I was waiting for Jessica’s picture. When I finally got it. I procratinated. 

Then yesterday I was making rosettes and it hit me! These would look great on Jessica’s Shadow Box page. So I got everything out. (my page foundation -the box was already made). I made rosettes but did not finish them I glued them to fit in opposite corners. I wanted the matting to be a little different – not straight on-so the mat goes one way and the picture goes the other way. Of course you just have to have butterflies and my favorite stamp set is papillon potpourri and the punches that coordinate. I made stamped and embossed them and stacked them in 3s to get that 3D effect. I had some left overs pieces from the spring catalogue that I put on top of the rosettes. I thought that gave them a finish different than a pearl. I am so sad I won’t be able to get anymore.  Now my page is ready for the shadow box.

Now I just have to finish the last two. I have been planning 5. I need to get nice pictures of the next two. I have finally decided what they will be. One will be recient pictures of our three sons and our daughter-in-law and the other of Roch and myself. Then our staircase will be finished. I guess these pictures will wait for Christmas for that will be the next big occasion for family pictures.

Well that’s it for today. I have to go finish hubby’s birthday card.

Until next time, keep your creative juices flowing. It is the very best therapy for whatever ails you.


this is the  page before installed in the frame.

I made the box 8 x 10 and made the page to go inside.



This is the finishe product. 

I glued the glass to the frame, then placed the box on top then using black duct tape sealed the whole thing.




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brrrrrr automne is upon us!

Wow! There was frost on the car windows this week in the Lauentide Park in northern Québec. Sometimes I wonder what I am still doing here. Winters were so much less bitter cold in Ontario. Then I begin thinking all I have accomplished since being here. The winters are bitter cold but I do have a lot to be thankful for. Count my blessings, my dear Gran would say.
What better time to remember this saying we all remember from dear Gran. Thanksgiving is around the corner. Time we start thinking of what we have to be thankful for. Sometimes it seems that we don’t have much, but if we really stop and think about it, we will always find something. We just have to dig deep sometimes.

And…. speaking of Thanksgiving, wouldn’t you just love a table like this one? It’s easy when you purchase Stampin’ Up’s simply created Kit. 

Table setting


Here’s a close up. 

Close up of table setting

Set the mood for 10 dinner guests; napkin holders,(cardstock holders, Designer series paper belly bands, name banners, journalling cards); table tents (Designer Series Paper bases, die-cut chalkboard labels, White Stampin Chalk Marker); centerpiece wraps (birch paper ribbon, Chocolate Chip paper ribbon); accents (Linen Thread and die-cut printed leaves).

To order your Thankful Tablescap Simply Created Kit click here. Don’t forget to enter this months Hostess code  DZH4CEUH

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