Friday, June 30, 2017

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hey gang,

Thanks for joining me - I have some very exciting projects to share with you today. If you are joining me through the Blogging Friends Blog Hop, you have reached Canada and today is a very exciting day for Canadians - it's Canada's birthday.  Not just any birthday, but it's a 150th birthday!!!

There are celebrations happening all over the country, parades, fireworks, bbq's, street hockey of course and some good old family and friend time.  

So the cards I created for today's blog hop are all with the birthday celebrations in store for Canadians today.   Fair warning, patriotic post ahead.  :)

Our theme for this month is watercolouring.  I really love this technique, but I have to be honest, I was nervous to give it a try, but once I did - look out! I love how every one is different even if you use the same colours.

 I made three cards for the occasion all with some watercolouring.  
 On my first card, I wanted to do a watercolour flag.  I used my aquapainter and some excess ink in my inkpad lid to do the colouring.  I took a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of watercolour paper and drew my lines then coloured each end.  I also watercoloured another piece that I used to cut our my little maple leafs!  I LOVE these maple leafs in the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I was SO excited to see them in the set, you get 3 different leafs. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them - just for Canada Day in mind - can't you just see some really great fall leaves with them too? Watercoloured in fall colours - perfect for a card or scrapbook page!
 My next card is a pretty simple one.  I used another real red cardbase, whisper White layer and added several watercoloured leaves in Real Red and then added my 150 cut using my Large Number Framelits. This card shows all three leaves in the set. Cute huh?
My final card is the first one I thought to make.  I just had to make a Real Red chair using the same set of thinlits.  In Canada (well at least in Ontario) we call these Muskoka Chairs.  Muskoka is our cottage country where there are thousands of lakes with beautiful views.  Visiting Muskoka and enjoying the water is the favourite part of our summers.  I made this card especially for friends who's cottage we are going to next weekend.   

Thank you so much for stopping by and indulging in a little Canada Day fun!  Happy 4th of July to all my American friends.

Next up on our hop is Rick - can't wait to see what he has in store for us!

Happy Stampin'


Crystal Komara
Tammy Gill - You Are Here


  1. Such great representations of Canada! The bottom card with the Muskoka Chair turned out so perfectly with the watercolor wash in the background. ��

  2. Fabulous cards Tammy! I didn't realize you were Canadian also! Have a super day celebrating, love your cards!

    1. Thank you Michelle! I didn't realize you were Canadian also - Happy Canada Day!

  3. Beautiful and simple cards! I am really loving this months theme and how beautiful everyones cards are turning out.

  4. Yay, Tammy! You and Michelle were both thinking alike honoring Canada Day! Love it! That maple leaf in red is really striking! Happy July! Crystal