Friday, 31 May 2013

Happy Weekend!

Wow, I think today was the first really nice day this year here and I totally took advantage of it.  I guess I thought we wouldn't get another so outside it was!  I got my outside furniture restained, my deck cleaned and organized, and my truck all nice and shiny! I am happy to report though that this weather is suppose to continue ALL WEEKEND! But here in the Maritimes, wait five minutes and it could be something else...I am just hoping that isn't the case this weekend.  Here in the Annapolis Valley the Apple Blossom Festival has been kicked into high gear today.  This weather is great news for those who have put countless hours into organizing and for those that take in the festivities.  I am in the percentage that enjoys staying as far away from the crowds as possible but truly enjoys the beauty of what this valley has and thrives on.

The farmers market has begun again for another year and there is nothing like knowing where your food actually came from and the people that produced it.  I love seeing our regular customers back each year because they have become friends, not just simply customers.  In saying that, the flour portion of this blog is going to flourish because I have to admit, this winter was a nice break from baking but I did miss it!  I can't wait to get back into the kitchen to play as well as in my craft room.

There is a few more hours to get your entries in for Inspiration Emporium's monthly challenge of Don't Quote Me.  Share with us on their blog your creation using your favorite quote and you could win 50 Emporium dollars towards your next order at IE.  I have combined the quote challenge with Tim's monthly tag challenge this month because I have vowed to complete every one of them.  (A little challenge I have going with a friend!)  There are so many quotes out there that hit a cord with me but there is one I keep coming back to and it is what I find myself repeating and reminding myself of often. It is simple yet so meaningful with everything going on in our busy lives.  We just need to slow down sometimes, breath, and take it all in!

I love the idea of using the Remnant Rubs randomly over the tag which acts as a resist to any ink or stain.  I also couldn't wait to use this stamp set (Time Travelers) and love how he turned out.

A few of the details:

So don't forget to get your creations uploaded both HERE and HERE for your chance to win. I hope you all have an amazing weekend and remember to enjoy the journey! h


  1. Awesome tag!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This is such a great tag Heather. I love the man stamp and the steampunk gears! Love, love, love.

  3. What an lovely tag Love that set of stamps, mom

  4. Love that man T.H,,& anything he share + your posts are great. where in the Anna. valley do you live? Thx..S>

    1. thanks Susan for your kind words! I am near Berwick but grew up in Habitant which is between Canning and Kingsport.

  5. Great job with this tag ... love the browns. I also tried using browns this month, but mine came out way to dark and I started over. Hope the nice weather stays for awhile!

  6. Heather, love your tag. Awesome stamp set too!

  7. What a fantastic masculine tag - the cogs and rub-ons look so cool with those great stamps!
    Alison x

  8. Love him....he looks great here! The whole design in fab, and love the manly grungy look too!