Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy "I Do" Day Wedding Card with Video

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I have just gotten home yesterday, so I will be around to visit you all today and tomorrow. We had perfect weather while we were up north, and I saw a deer!!!! What a hoot!!! We had a  wonderful time, but it's always nice to get home to your own bed. Plus, I really missed my squirrels!! lol

So today I thought I would share a wedding card and tutorial video that I made using products from Canvas Corp Brands. The video is further down, for now, here are some pics.

For this card I used the following products from Canvas Corp Brands:

Black & Ivory Damask paper / Black & Ivory Sonnet Reverse paper
His & Hers on Kraft paper / His & Hers on Ivory paper
His & Hers Sayings on Ivory paper
C-Flute Kraft - corrugated paper
Canvas Fringe / Mini Bags - White
Mini Clothespins- Natural 
Tattered Angels - High Impact Paint - White

So here is my video, if anyone would care to have a looksie.

I haven't had a chance to go through my photos from my trip up north, so I thought I would share some pictures from our visit to Belfountain Conservation Area last weekend. A beautiful spot with a waterfalls, a park, lots of trails, a river, some rapids, a beach and some wonderful scenic areas. Today I have pics from just the small lake and fountain in the main park area.

So right at the other end of the park, was the waterfalls, yay!!! And then this amazing rickety bridge to head into the forest for one the trails, but first...

...what could be hidden up these little stairs I wonder?
to be continued. tee hee

And back on the home front, I've been getting more and more visits from one of my favourite birds, the sweet little Downy Woodpeckers.

MR BAGGINS making a funny face at me from the railing, what a funny little dude!

This photograph is a special one that I took for my dear friend and talented crafter Niki of Pawsitively Creative Crafts. She said she wanted to see me feeding the squirrels, so I snapped this shot of CRAZY KAREN eating out of my hand on Friday morning before we left.

I don't show these shots very often because they are quite difficult to take. My camera is just impossible to use with only one hand, so it's very rare to get a shot like this that's actually in focus. Quite a few of the squirrels eat directly from my hands, so I will try to get more shots like this one.

And when I got back yesterday, JUNIOR popped right up from his nap and gave me a look that let me know he was happy to see me. My heart almost melted when he bolted over to the front step and took a veggie right from hand. First time ever!! Maybe he just was hungry, but I like to think that he missed me.

He filled up on Avocados and Carrots, then plopped right down on the step and had a little relax time!! Awwwwwwww, I missed you too little dude!! Bless your little heart!

One last pic today, my token morning coffee shot. I love all my sunrises, but some sure are more unique than others, and this was one of them!!

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


  1. Welcome back Pamellia, we got home too last week and I do agree about nothing like your own bed! I really love your card, very different for you but terrific dramatic style and colours. Good to see your sweet squirrels missed you, Junior is so funny, bless him.Hugs xx

  2. Hi Pamellia it sounds like you've had an amazing time, your pictures are beautiful and I love seeing all your fur babies, your morning sky is fabulous the colours are fantastic, I absolutely adore your card the layers and detail are stunning. Lovely to have you back Hun.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. What a fabulous Wedding card and actually got to see another wonderful video and never disappointed Pamelia..gorgeous card.I love junior too..he has to be my favourite and the way he flops down..so cute.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. You certainly enjoyed your break great pics.and another Faboulas card from you.
    It just has a Touch of Class. All those Gorgous layers and Faboulas embellishments.
    Great watch on the video.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  5. Wowzers, Pamellia!! What a stunning, striking card! Incredible!

    Awesome pictures again! Amazing scenery! xxx

  6. Fabulous, images, fabulous animals and beautiful photos.....your video is as always, interesting...love it.xx

  7. Such a Gorgeous card that too with neutrals !!

  8. Wonderful card and amazing photos like always!
    Valerija xx

  9. Fantastic cards and love the photos, always interesting to see how your birds are different to ours. Hugs, Valerie

  10. Black, Ivory and Kraft.... I have never tought that they could be so elegant and striking toghether! You are a true artist!! Amazing layers and textures, fabulous details and mix of sentiments and great vintage look for your card!!
    And your photos are fabulous... The places you visited are wonderful, and I'm very impressed by the bridge...! You have seen a deer? Oh, it's fabulous! :)
    But the most beautiful pics for me are those of your friends... They always make me smile, and I'm happy to have seen Crazy Karen eating on your hand!! So cute!! I think that this is a great emotion, isn't it? Your furry friends surely missed you in these days!You are their "Mum" :D
    Hugs, have a wonderful week

  11. Stunning and elegant card, love the colour combo. I really enjoyed your video too, lovely to watch as you create your work of art!
    Wonderful and entertaining photos...I'm sure Junior DID miss you!

  12. Your card has such sedate colors but in your hands its such a beauty and am so intrigued by the beautiful magical looking bridge
    Dr Sonia

  13. Fabulous card and photos, Pamellia! Love the frayed ribbon. It is so sweet to see the squirrels eat out of your hand!

  14. Sounds like you had the best of times, love the shared pics so far, you get to see some wonderful nature, and those steps have me curious....love little steps....anyway....your card is a delight, I am working on a mini wedding album for a friend and need as many ideas as I can muster....found a touch more inspiration here....thankyou...xx

  15. Very pretty card Pamellia! Love the rustic feel to it. I'll have to watch the video some other time though, gotta go to work :(
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very stunning and beautiful design card.
    The layers and items used are wonderful, and you have created a materpiece yet again with them.
    Great photos as always, and your photography is ace and so brilliant just like your crafting skills.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Forgot to say thank you so much for the video tutorial.

  18. Of course Junior missed you xxx Your card today is so contemporary in it's colours and some of the materials used. Having said that it is so vintage too....now how do you do that? Fabulous texture, layering and so much to look at. Stunning and inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing x

  19. What a stunning wedding card Pamellia x love your layout and beautiful layers x I totally agree that coming home and sleeping in your own bed is fabulous when you have been on vacation

    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie x

  20. Oh my gosh, what a stunning wedding card!! Wow, Pamellia, the layers are amazing!! I love the colors and the mixture of textures you've used!! The papers are so beautiful!! I'm so excited there's a video!! Yay!! I can't wait to see how you put this masterpiece together!!

    I think you missed your calling as a professional photographer!! You have such a beautiful eye for framing pictures!! The snaps are all amazing!! And what a gorgeous place to visit!! I can't wait to see what's up those steps!! And oh, your sweet babies!! I can't believe they eat from your hand so easily!! Thank you for giving me a dose of Junior...he always makes my day :) And your coffee shot is stunning!! I love how the black branches look against the colors!! Beautiful my friend!! I'm off to watch your video!! Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  21. wow! this is so pretty!
    and photos are so nice!

  22. Glad you're home safe and I agree, there's no place like your own bed!
    Fabulous card and such gorgeous embellishments, looking forward to watching the video.
    Great photos but not sure whether I would have crossed that bridge!
    How wonderful to have the squirrels taking food from your hand - one of those 'pinch me' moments.
    Avril xx

  23. A wonderfully elegant wedding card Pamellia. The papers look amazing and the muted colourway is striking. I love the kinetic touch with the tag.
    What a beautiful fountain, very organic. The bridge looks a bit dodgy though xx

  24. Hi Pamellia, stunning card, beautiful colours and design, lots of wonderful details and of course layers.
    More wonderful photos and the squirrels are fabulous.
    Now your comment on my last card made me chuckle as it wasn't my cat that was on the walk,but Milo my son's labrador pup. Teallach wouldn't let you near him with a leash. Take care, Kate x

  25. Hi Pamellia
    Hope you had a lovely time catching up with the family.
    Terrific card which made me smile as its mine and Mr D's Wedding Anniversary today so wedding memories have been wafting about.
    Lovely to see how comfortable the furry family are with you.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  26. Beautiful wedding card you have created Pamellia! love the colours and layers.
    Fabulous photos again, love your squirrel one eating out your hand.
    Thank you for video..
    Pam x

  27. Oh Pamellia, isn't Junior just THE most adorable creature to welcome you home?! I guess absence does make the heart grow stronger, he clearly missed you. That is such a lovely shot of the squirrel eating out of your hand too - you are like a 'Squirrel Whisperer'!

    Your card is stunning, I do love the black, ivory and kraft together, they look amazing together. I will watch the video tomorrow, looking forward to it.

    I always enjoy your photos, that place you visited looks so tranquil and calm and I love the waterfall shot. Hugs, Anne xx

  28. A gorgeous wedding card Pamellia, I will watch your video later. Loved the photos of your walk, everywhere looked so peaceful and fresh.
    As for Junior, I think he was pleased to see you back, what a welcome he gave you taking food from your hand.
    Yvonne xx

  29. Such a stunning wedding card! The color tones are fantastic and I love the dimension with the layering! Always packed with so much details which I LOVE!! I am sure it costs a fortune to mail your cards?! Your designs are always so inspiring and just down right amazing!! Wow, I wish I could create like you!
    Your pictures are amazing! You capture the beauty in each one and Oooh, look at your furry critters! I am sure they were so happy to have you back home :) Your morning coffee shot is gorgeous!
    Have a super day...off to see the video!
    Sherrie K

  30. I adore using Kraft in artwork and it works beautifully with the white. Your wedding card is a delight. I love the White flower, delicate but makes a wonderful statement. Gorgeous. Love your photography too. Hugs. Tracy x

  31. Stunning card and I know that squirrels are just so cute I've hand raised 4 of them to release in our backyard now all they want is my peanuts now lol
    Hugs Nikki

  32. As always I am in awe of your cards Pamellia - and this is no exception - it's gorgeous.That park looks a wonderful place to wander around in - so peaceful with the paths, fountains and waterfalls.
    Junior is quite the character, and I love the way he takes so many snoozes!

  33. Beautiful card Pamellia I adore the colours and the way you put it together. The water fountain looks amazing and what fabulous scenery to walk in, it's so lush and green. Oh Junior, he is so adorable, I bet each of your wee friends were all very glad to see you return from your travels and yes it's always lovely to be back in your own bed xxx

  34. Looks gorgeous Pamellia.
    Hugs Veerle

  35. I don't think I've ever seen a wedding card done in these colours but you know, it's fabulous!! I really really love it! And I love that cute woodpecker!

  36. Another WOW WOW WOW card, I love the Kraft and white, and all the lovely details you add to make each and every card a very Special one.
    Love that the squirrels missed you Aw! and your beautiful walks. I envy you your sunrise shots, we just have cloud most morning, usually with rain of late LOL.

  37. What a beautiful park!! And your photos of the fountain are fabulous- great shots Pamellia!!
    I just loved that Junior ate from your hand-my heart melted as well! xx

  38. Pamellia, you've made my day in so many ways today! I've spent my entire morning coffee time on just this one post and I couldn't be happier! I love your gorgeous wedding card, especially that white washed dress. How clever to make the card interactive with the pocket and tag; a perfect little touch! Just so many gorgeous layers and details, and watching the video you make it look so easy. I know better! Some happy couple is going to be very happy to receive this! Loved your video and thank you for that!

    Now onto the photos--I feel as if I've cooled off by 20 degrees! What a magical place! That fountain is just lovely and the waterfalls! That bridge into the dark forest looks intriguing and scary all at the same time (I have bridge phobia).

    Great squirrel family photos--yeah a photo of Crazy Karen eating from the palm of your hand! What a shot! Junior is one hot mess! And your coffee shot is beautiful! We've had tremendous thunder storms here the passed few days, and it is finally cooling off to the 90's! Hope you are getting some of that, too!

    We saw quite a few deer on our hikes in W VA. (no bear spottings this time, but we saw what looked to be fresh bobcat tracks and bear scat). Of course, I didn't get any photos. Quite a few fawns this time around--so sweet! Hugs for now!

  39. Another stunner of a card Pamellia, beautiful colour palette too. Ah of course Junior missed you!!
    Donna xx

  40. Hope you had a wonderful vacation Pamellia. Always good to be home, right??!! Beautiful card, and great video. I always learn so much watching! xx

  41. Welcome back, my dear, with your another utterly stunning wedding card, brilliant photos of that magical place and a great video tutorial! You are simply awesome!
    Your card is so special, elegant, romantic and simply fantastic with such beautiful layered design! I adore every single inch of this spectacular piece of art!
    Thank you so much, my friend, for making my day with this marvelous post!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  42. OMG!!!! Thank you so much for a great video!! Your card is simply gorgeous...!! LOVE the Kraft and the white combo...the tag and pocket also looks wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing all the clicks too! They made my day! <3
    Suchi xx

  43. Such an awesome card and thank you for sharing your fabulous photos, looks like you had an amazing time. Still loving the squirrels, I'm sure Junior missed you. Cara x

  44. This colour combo is very modern yet the way you have adapted it to your fab shabby chic style makes for a wonderful and really chic wedding card. Fab work. Loving those little woodpeckers best of all. Nicola x

  45. Love the kraft paper with the pops of black and white and am so excited to see there is a video! Whoot Whoot! Fussing cutting requires some good scissors and I am about to get some today. Your layers and details always make my mouth water and this is no exception Bubbles. Rustic glam wedding card! Awesome sauce and fantabulous!

    Squeal!!!! That is so utterly adorable to see the picture of him taking the food straight from your hand. I can only imagine how difficult it was to get the shot! Hot diggity happy day! Thanks for trying this. You totally nailed it!!! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  46. Pamellia, my sweet and talented friend, if only I had the words to truly express the inspiration my heart finds in your crafty gift... every visit engulfs me in everything beautiful. This is the most unique wedding card and I love it to bits. The flower is exceptional and I am in awe of the combination of textures and layers. You always find so many ways to add touches of elegance within every sweet facet. Stunning work, my friend. This is something to treasure always. :o)

    I'm so happy you had a wonderful time and oh what a burst of extra joy to see more pictures from you. They are spectacular and I am certain your sweet furry friends missed you equally much! Continue to capture the beauty that surrounds you... your heart speaks so magnificently through your photography. :o) Have a lovely day, my friend. Thank you for filling mine with sunshine. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  47. I am so pleased to hear that you had a great time up north, of course, you were missed!

    This card is amazing and has given me such an inferiority complex .... you will see what I mean! More fabulous papers, but it is really your imagination and talent which turns fab papers into amazing card.

    I am constantly impressed by all of the fantastic trails and parks you live within striking distance of. You really could not get much more different to living in the city. You must constantly pinch yourself - especially when the wildlife quite literally live on your doorstep.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

  48. oooooooo! another gorgeously created, very unusually put together, card. Pamellia, I'm so inspired by the use of the kraft cardstock in this masterpiece, right down to the bride's skin tones! Clever idea, and so fitting to keep the wedding dress prominently noticeable. I also like the way the black essences, shapes, tones (you get the idea LOL) represent the groom. Especially sweet is the organza flower in the middle. It's a wonderful design!

    Such an interesting bridge! Did he feel solid to walk across. I am afraid of heights but force myself to look over tall areas so it does not worsen. It's actually improved a bit. I'd like going over that bridge, I think, and hearing the the river below laugh in delight that I would conquer my fear as it cheers me along!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful excursion!

  49. WOW absolutely stunnind wedding card love the black and kraft colour combo,fabulous layering and texture definintely one to stand out in the crowd-amazing pics too love the waterfall
    Carol x

  50. Stunning, as always. I always think your creations so beautiful...and then when i see the video and how it's put together it just makes me appreciate them that much more. I know I've said this before but I'm gonna say it again....you are crazy talented, my friend.

    And Belfountain! Thank you for reminding me about it! I haven't been in years but now that my kids are the ages they are it would make a lovely day for us. And your fantastic photos just make it so enticing!

  51. Stunning, as always. I always think your creations so beautiful...and then when i see the video and how it's put together it just makes me appreciate them that much more. I know I've said this before but I'm gonna say it again....you are crazy talented, my friend.

    And Belfountain! Thank you for reminding me about it! I haven't been in years but now that my kids are the ages they are it would make a lovely day for us. And your fantastic photos just make it so enticing!