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If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

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April 23, 2017

Bridal Chair - A Make-over

The Making of a Bridal Chair

Why a bridal chair? For the story of WHY and HOW I made this chair, watch the video below. I'd love to know your comments after viewing the video.

Pretty and chic that started as the following picture:

A used, one-of-a-kind chair that needed some TLC.

Here's a snippit from the video which follows.

Bridal Chair project by Grace Baxter, gracenotes4today.blogspot.com

The Making of a Bridal Chair

The Video

For best viewing quality, watch in full screen and HD.

Cleaned, sanded, filled
and primed

Painted and Custom
Cushion complete

Skirt being made

There were many steps to this project. The video above explains everything.
Thanks for visiting!

April 11, 2017

Sympathy Card


A Card and Poem by Grace Baxter

When words are not enough, and there is nothing you can do to help a grieving family member feel better... sometimes it helps to remember where that loved one is now, and that you will see each other again.

Forever. Sympathy card by Grace Baxter

Close-up Sentiment

This poem inside is entitled, "Forever". It is suitable for the loss of any loved one -- male, female, young or old. If you'd like to read the poem, search the "Sympathy" category at left and you will see it used for various loved ones.

Love Bug Engagement Card

The Love Bug Has Bitten

It took me awhile to come up with an Engagement Card theme! I am embarrassed to admit that I was not inspired for months. I wanted something unique, not too serious and above all else FUN. The engaged couple are my daughter and her fiancé.

Here is what I came up with:
Notice the font. I chose it because the love bugs have left their little nibbles and footprints around the words.

Love Bug engagement card by Grace Baxter

Love Bug Engagement card and poem by Grace Baxter

My daughter and her fiancé loved their card.

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My Christmas Blog

My Christmas Blog
Christmas Cards, Downloadable Graphics, Poems

About Me

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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!