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Hello Friends!
Well, it’s been another difficult start to the year. I really hope that you are doing well given the circumstances. And of course, using your hobby to help you stay positive. Here in Newfoundland, Canada, we are beginning to open back up but it’s certainly been a slow road. Crafting has been a source of escape for me and has opened my eyes to how incredibly important it is to my own self-care. While in modified isolation, I found some time to create. I was trying my best to fill some holes that I had in my albums including this birthday photo of my oldest daughter, Jane. This oversized photo had gotten scratched. It’s the whole reason why this story had yet to be told. Rather than skip over it again, I put the page together using primarily some American Craft thickers. Maybe I’ll go back and reprint it – maybe I won’t. You guess is as good as mine. It’s important to me to document the birthdays. Every time someone’s birthday rolls around, I hang up layouts for the children to see themselves on birthdays past. It’s a fun tradition in my house. You’ll notice that I told the story on an old vintage tag I had laying around. However, it pops up extending above the 8.5” height of the page. It’s the first time, I did that when the embellishment wasn’t a label. I quite like it and would consider it again down the road.

Another story told in bright, beautiful colours.
Time is flying by too fast.
Document those memories, friends.

Until next month,
Cathy Caines
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
Supplies and images used are Stampin’ Up! Baker’s twine, Vintage tags, American Crafts patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers


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