it’s going to be our year

So clearly this blog has been put on the back burner of my life since last May. 2012 was a busy year and 2013 is shaping up to be an even busier one. My family has a lot to celebrate this year. Not only is our wedding coming up in September but the list below showcases the many achievements, anniversaries and important birthdays that are happening in 2013 in my fiance and I’s immediate families.

61019_394267337321118_321360092_n1 Wedding
2 80th Birthdays
4 50th Birthdays
2 40th Birthdays
3 25th Birthdays
1 20th Birthday
1 12.5 Anniversary
1 30th Anniversary
1 60th Anniversary
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recycling identity

Being a student in the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management program at UNBC exposed me to many courses on sustainability, being “green”, as well as global climate change. I’ve always tried to do things as environmentally friendly as possible, which could be what has dictated my crafting identity. Most of the greeting cards that I make are made from cards that I have received over the years. I have always loved getting mail, not bills and junk mail of course, but letters and greetings from friends and family. I have however, never been a huge fan of cards. I mean after your birthday is over, or the Christmas season has come to an end, what do you do with them? I usually feel that they need to be kept and not thrown away as there are kind sentiments written into each one and someone put a lot of thought into writing and sending them to me. However, I find that it’s a shame to keep them hidden in a drawer for no one to see and for me to forget about until the next holiday comes along when I have a whole new pile to add to the drawer. This I believe is why I decided to use these beautiful pieces of card to make new creations. I do hope that I do not offend anyone by chopping up the card they sent me, but I see it as a form of recycling. Making new things out of the old gives me a sense of renewal. It may not be as big as bringing your old electronics to the recycle depot or composting your kitchen waste, but I do stand by the recycling aspect of it all.

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