Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maple Leaves

All my Canadian friends seem to appreciate the maple leaves I've been punching lately. This one's for y'all.




DH and I spent our 20th wedding anniversary on Pender Island in British Columbia. It was an amazing vacation full of killer whales, bald eagles, seals, blood stars, kayaking, hiking, wine, food, and fun. I will always remember the maple leaves. Down south where I come from, maple leaves are about the size of my hand. Up there in Canada, y'all got maple leaves that could be dinner plates. No, not dinner plates. Chargers under dinner plates.

What I'm saying is that you Canadians do maples right. These piddly little punches don't hold a candle to yours. But then, yours wouldn't fit on a standard A2 size card, either, so I guess it's all good.

Happy Monday.



22 comments:

  1. I was just using that very maple leaf punch this afternoon! But, my cards are still very much in the "development" stage! LOL!! I love the "Simplicity" of your card. Wish I had that gift.

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  2. Your leaf cards have inspired me as well. Yesterday I went to Michael's and bought a maple leaf punch, unfortunately it is pretty small. This morning I made a couple of cute cards with it though. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Petra

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  3. Eeeeek, you were pretty close by!!! A short hours drive or so and we could have met you are the ferry! Pender Island is a gorgeous part of the world and yes, they grow Maple Leaves big up here LOL! Needless to say, love the card :)

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  4. Won't fit on an A2 card maybe, but you could wrap one of the bigger leaves up and use it at an envelope. :D I'm glad you had a fabulous time; Pender must be a perfect place to spend a romantic anniversary.
    I love the perfect fall of maple leaves on this card.

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  5. Happy anniversary! I wish you had emailed me and stopped over in Seattle for dinner! Love your card, Hugs, Audrie

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  6. As one of your Canadian followers, I appreciate the maple leaf card! Thank you! I live just a short ferry ride away from Pender Island - I know it well and I'm glad to hear you had a lovely holiday there.

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  7. Thanks for the shout out to us Canadians. :-) Love the card.

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  8. As a Canadian, thank you for the card! I now live in Alberta (moved from Ontario) and I still miss the red of the maple leaves.

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  9. We especially love them when they're red! They're just starting to turn here in Toronto. Looking forward to October!

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  10. We appreciate your shout out to us Canadians :) Love your maple leaf card!

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  11. Susan, what a lovely card. As one of your Canadian followers I appreciate the 'shout out'. This is a perfect Thanksgiving card, especially seening as we celebrate our Thanksgiving in just two weeks!

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  12. Lovely card, it's so simple and beautiful. I love the huge leaves we get here in Canada every year. I have seen one or two the size of dinner plates this year. My son found one the size of his head and he thought that was the best! :) Great card!

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  13. Susan, what a beautiful card!! Love the maple leaves.

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  14. This is gorgeous. Love those colours

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  15. Lovely card, I could imagine this in lovely greens, and also in lovely oranges!

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  16. Big as chargers ...wow! I would love to see those. But, your punched ones are gorgeous, too.

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  17. I hope you don't mind that I CASE'd this card over on my blog! http://gingerbumblebee.blogspot.com/2011/10/olw67-and-stamping-bee-challenge-131.html

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