Design Team Blogs

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We Moved. . . . . .

Thank you to all my followers and regular visitors. My blog space as  moved to    I appreciate meeting you here and would love to see you follow the link to our new space.  There are many things I love about Blogger as a free and easy to use tool to get on line quickly, it is the greatest.  You have seen my business change and evolve in different avenues and that is. […]

Source: Pearl Maple | 4 Jul 2014, 5:48 am

Hope & Feathers

"Hope is a thing with feathers . . . . .  that perches in your soul" Emily Dickinson Love watching industrious little birds rushing about catching their prey, the look so cute flapping about but guess their day is just as busy as ours, without the beeping electronic reminders.  These are Piping Plovers, a threatened species due to the loss of habitat.   Relaxing on the beach is my

Source: Pearl Maple | 4 Jun 2014, 10:34 am

Catching nature on the run

In our hurry scurry lives full of lists of things to do, I like the idea of Chrisy's party theme of reconnecting with nature.  For me sometimes that is the little things like admiring a sunset on the evening commute and on special days it includes found flowers full of beautiful colours. Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy what ever it is you are up to. Joining Linky Parties:Sky Watch

Source: Pearl Maple | 21 May 2014, 10:44 am

Erosion and Nature Creeping

Erosion when it is your back yard can be scary we want so much for everything to stay nice or the same but sometimes nature just creeps along with changes.  When I think of erosion, there are huge examples like the Grand Canyon and Fraser Island, nature piling up or washing away.  This part of the forest is falling into the river bank and makes an interesting spot to watch the cycle of

Source: Pearl Maple | 13 May 2014, 9:26 am

Beyond the Horizon

“We have always held to the hope,  the belief,  the conviction that  there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”   Franklin D. Roosevelt Heading off for a big weekend drive to spend time with family and enjoy the views over the horizon.   Joining Linky Parties:Sky Watch FridayChrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party

Source: Pearl Maple | 8 May 2014, 9:43 am

ATB Artist Trading Block

What's an ATB you might ask ?  Creative souls know no bounds, taking art to the sides of a box is a natural and what could be more fun that to share or trade.     At the January Craft and Hobby Association mega-show I was lucky enough to meet up with Eileen Hull and Amy Bowerman   and see their creative display of artist trading blocks.  The idea has quickly caught on and now they have. […]

Source: Pearl Maple | 4 May 2014, 4:50 am


Don't you just love the spontaneity of nature and finding rainbows on the horizon.  A scientist might be able to explain the process of light refractions and dust and moisture, but I like to consider finding a rainbow a little bit of magic in your day. Joining Linky Parties:Sky Watch FridayChrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party

Source: Pearl Maple | 30 Apr 2014, 9:28 am

I believe

"Believe there is a greater power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest." Beatrix Potter Early morning walks along the beach are a source of constant entertainment and surprise, you never know what you will find.  Love the way the rays of light push past the clouds to announce the dawn of a new day.   Joining Linky Parties:Sky Watch FridayChrisy's

Source: Pearl Maple | 23 Apr 2014, 8:51 am


Love the theme of reconnecting with nature, with what is real in your life and the special people that make it all worth while.  Happy Easter Spring Equinox or what ever this weekend is on your calendar. Joining Linky Parties:Sky Watch FridayChrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party

Source: Pearl Maple | 15 Apr 2014, 10:36 am

Bog Hop With Catherine Scanlon Designs and Art Gone Wild

Catherine Scanlon and friends are hosting a blog hop to celebrate her new line of stamps and stencils from Art Gone Wild.  Click the links at the bottom of this post to see how we have found our own creative style with the stamps and stencils.  Then loop back to Catherine’s blog  because she’s got some fun prizes on offer too. Two of my favs are the Grid Art Journal Stencil (CSSTL-006) and

Source: Pearl Maple | 10 Apr 2014, 10:06 am