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Hi, my name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is located on the East Coast of Canada with my wonderful husband Miles our cat Squeaker.  We have one 24 year old son Kyle who is in the Royal Canadian Navy and has recently left the nest and we are still adjusting to being empty nesters.  I have worked full time outside of the home in the Finance and Investment industry with the same employer since I graduated from University some time ago LOL!  I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some form for most of my life.  I have a great admiration for creating dimensional projects from paper with particular emphasis on 3D art or altered art.  If I had to pick one particular style that I am drawn to, it would be shabby elegant vintage.    Winters here in Nova Scotia tend to be long and cold so I spend a lot of time in my happy place aka my craft room; however in the Summer, we love spending time at our cottage on the lake enjoying all that nature has to offer.

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  1. Joann I am REALLY enjoying your blog!!! Your cards are beautiful!!! I do have a question about your card on Apr. 25. What did you use on the top layer of your flower, the curly topper? Could you please e-mail me?! IamHis55@att.net Thank you. Have a great day. Donna

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  2. i am new at this i was going through your sight and found a card i like very much it is called joan garden weekly challenge #24 posted on july 9 2012 do you mind telling me what die or embossing folder you use. and where i might be able to buy one thank you carol

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  3. I am looking for inspiration using the B192 Lace Hummingbird Flourish. Can You help?

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  4. Love the blog , gave you a follow can’t wait to see more

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  5. Hi Joann!

    I heard a rumor that you also live in the HRM. Is the rumor true? 🙂

    Kathy Jo of I’m a little Teapot

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  6. Hello I am sorry but I have a very stupid question; the term DP is used under almost very card on your blog, and I feel very foolish but I don’t know what this means? It is not a acronym I have come across since joining the wonderful crafting world. Please can you explain ( I know I will feel extremely foolish once I know)! Thank you Derelyn

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  7. Direct to Paper – it refers to rubbing or patting the ink pad directly onto the cardstock you are using.

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  8. I found your site with a circle folded pop out card. I tried to print the templet but I can not get it to print. Is there a way you can get it to me.

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  9. Joann, please do tell where you found the chairs for the summer gazebo? I’m very impressed with this take on the SVG winter gazebo…as usual you have done a fantastic design job.thanks for the info….

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  10. for your post on April 23 called Adventure of a lifetime – can you please tell me if I make this if I have to enlarge the template to what size as you say to ‘cut it out in the center of a 81/2 x 11 piece of paper – my brain is not working tonight ?
    could you email me please as I might miss it on a reply on website Many thanks

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  11. Pls don’t change your blog to blogspot will you? You are the only HC DT member on WordPress and I love their products and designs so much but I’m on WordPress like you so you are the only DT member I can follow. I know you’re not likely to change but I just wanted to make sure 🙂

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  12. Hello
    Just discovered your blog. Some stunning cards. Would like to know if you have posted a tutorial and /or template for your King of the Grill card
    Thanks in advance
    Ev South australia

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    • Hi Ev,

      Thank you for the lovely comment. I do not have a tutorial or template for my King of the Grill but since it is almost Spring here in Canada I will try to do one shortly. Stay tuned and watch my blog!

      Hugs,
      Joann

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  13. Hi,just discovered your blog. Your cards are beautiful. I do have a question.do you mind telling me on your Peacock Accordion Fold Card how do you make the frame. Is there a die to use. What is the secret, it is driving me crazy trying to figure out how to make a frame. Thank you.
    Carole Maybin

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    • Hi Carole,

      First off thank you for following my blog. I made the frame for this card from scratch but there is a die that does something similar. I think it is made by Sizzix but I am not positive. I do have step by step instructions on my post with pictures. It seems more imitating then it actually is. If you have any problems let me know. I am planning on doing this again but with a different shape. I will try to do a different set of step by step instructions and provide more pictures.
      Thanks again,
      Joann

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      • Thank you for answering me back. The directions are great . I just don’t know how to cut out the middle of the paper to make a frame. My dies are too small. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Thank you and have a good day

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  14. Hi Joann, I love your site. I live I Dartmouth very close to you and its so good to know there is more paper enthusiests so close to me. I use to shop at the Carousel Stamps but she closed down and she was in Dartmouth, Every now and then I will travel to Windsor to Kellys Creative Corner but other than that I am not aware of too many places that have classes. I love your work . It is beautiful.

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  15. Joann,
    You recently created a card for HC for the Wildwood Cottage Preview #2 that was shown on Friday Jan 06, 2017. It was a beautiful purple hued accordion folded card with another accordion fold card popping up in the opposite direction on the inside. Not describing it very well but I loved it! Do you happen to have a tutorial on how to create the folded card or could point me in the direction of someone who does? Thanks so much. Your designs are beautiful!!

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    • Hi Bobbie, thanks so much for your lovely comment. The card you are referring to was definitely one I created with the Wildwood Cottage Collection. All the details to create this card will be available this Wednesday (Jan 18) on the HC blog as it is my project to be revealed this week. Also thank you for becoming a new follower, I really appreciate it. Be sure to visit my blog on Wednesday for all of the details to create this project. I would love to see your creation 🙂

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      • Hi Joann, As you requested, here is my “case” of your card! Thanks so much for posting yours. This will be one template I use over and over. I appreciate what you do!

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