Daily Archives: June 30, 2012

glorious & free

It’s the Canada Day weekend and a glorious one at that! I’m excited to be spending most of the weekend with my loved ones at the lake. I’m so happy to celebrate this weekend and so thankful to be born a citizen of this land. I think most of us take for granted our freedoms and it’s a good thing to stop and think about how blessed we are. Each year we celebrate Canada Day on July 1st celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 when we became a country.

This year I wanted to create a Canadian themed project for the celebration. As I went through my stash, I found I didn’t have any maple leaf themed items. I really wanted to use what I had on hand so came up with a red and white themed frame. There are no leaves but I think it still has some Canadian flavour with the color scheme and part of our national anthem as the sentiment.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

To create this project I started off with a dollar store frame and stand and altered it. The wood frame is painted with layers of paint and distress crackle paint and inked with Distress Ink for a weathered look.

The embellishments are my favourite part of this project and I’ve used lots and lots of Glue Dots®. I started off embellishing this frame with the die cut rosettes. Putting them together is super easy with an XXL Glue Dot®. Craft Glue Dots® adhere the medium sized flowers and other trims and Mini Glue Dots® are perfect for adhering the chipboard letters.

Supplies: dollar store frame and… 

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.
Happy Canada Day!