Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh, Canada!

Did you know that today is the anniversary of Canada picking their new flag way back in 1965? Well, you can find out all kinds of neat things in this month's Reasons to Stamp for January on Gingersnap Creations!

To go completely Canuck, I decided to not only use a maple leaf, as that seemed a given, but also this pretty image in the style of a Group of Seven painting. The Group of Seven are famous Canadian landscape artists who painted mostly in the 1920s. My mom just adores their work so that's why I bought this set! By the way, all the stamps are from Chapel Road Art Stamps, a Canadian company.

The sentiment is a line from the Canadian National Anthem, which is a fine anthem indeed. Lots of great stuff in that song! "Our home and native land" is my favorite line, but "true North, strong and free" is right up there!

True North
Stamps: tree image and sentiment from West Wind set (Chapel Road Art Stamps)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Riding Hood Red (Stampin Up)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (Stampin Up); Jet Black (StazOn); Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger Distress Inks)

A brief salute to the home of my birth! I am so blessed to have been born in one great nation and to have moved to another great nation which I now call home!


  1. Beautiful card, Shar! Just love the technique you used on this one - so pretty. Ya know what's funny? We go to so many hockey games, my kids know the Canadian national anthem just as well as they know the Star Spangled Banner. In fact, they like Canada's better, LOL!! (It IS much easier to sing, for sure, eh?)

  2. What a great tribute to Canada and such lovely colors

  3. Lovely colors and style and that stamp really is pretty.


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