Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone to the Canada Day Blog Hop,
I am so excited to share this day with all of you! It is a wonderful day for celebrating with fellow Canadian friends and family! Today on this blog hop you are going to get the chance to visit 12 Canadian blogs and see some amazing projects. Then it will be your turn to show us what you got! After getting a healthy dose of Canadian inpiration and talent at it's finest you will then be asked to challenge yourself and link up a Canadian project you have created for your chance to won one of 9 prizes. We have some super awesome Canadian sponsors and one American  sponsor who provided us with a Canadian prize. All the prizes and links are listed below. Please check them out for some amazing deals!

Here is the new project I made for today:

Cardstock: Recollections/Staples
Pattern paper: DCWV (an old holiday stack)
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Michael's
Ink: Stampin' Up
Punches: Stampin' Up circle punch, mini maple leaf - Michael's
Cricut: Accent Essentials (scallop circle)
Making Memories eyelets and big bite crop-a-dile

Here is the project I shared before but I just had to share it again! This was made before my days of Cricut and I still can't believe I use to cut all those shapes and letters out by hand, lol. It took me hours and I loved every minute of it!

Your next stop is: Kate from Small bits of paper

And here are the prizes you could be eligiable to win if you leave a comment on each blog and come back here and link up your Canadian themed project: ***after hopping through I see that there was some mis-communitcation on how people could win so I will be picking some from the link up and some from just random comments throughout the hop to make it fair for everyone :) Have fun! *** 

1- The Scrapbooking Cafe --- 3 people will each win a $10.00 Gift Certificate

2 - Bugaboo Digital Stamps --- 7 Free Digital Stamps

3 - Pink By Design --- Canadian Stamp Set

4 - My Stamping Studio --- Lime Twist Products pack from My Mind's Eye

5 - Digis With Attitude --- $10.00 Gift Certificate

New Images This Week!

6 - Graphic Cat Creations --- Freebie + $15.00 Gift Certificate

7 - One Crazy Stamper --- $25.00 Gift Certificate

Here is a list of the blog hop in order in case you get sidetracked along the way :)

Tara -
Kate -
Heather -

Have fun!

The Mr. Linky will remain open until July 7, 2011 for those of you who are busy today but wish to play along :) and feel free to back link to projects you have created for Canada Day that you made before today. We would love to see them all!


Georgiana said...

You card is great! I love the scalloped circle and inking in the center. Your layout is super fun. I can't imagine cutting out all those leaves. I would have done that too back in the day. : )

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Courtney Larson said...

Crazy that you handcut everything. You have some serious patience. Great projects. Thank you again for inviting me to join in on this.


Very nice card!! Can't believe you cut all those leaves out by hand, you would never know it though, great job!! Happy Canada Day!!

Kate said...

Super card! I love the way you did two colours on the stamp.
Great layout too! I used to cut things by hand as well. Crazy times!!
Thanks for organizing this super hop, Tara - and thanks so much for including me. It's a pleasure to spend part of my Canada Day with you!

Heather said...

Well just love the card, especially the stamp ;) It is great sharing this hop with you today. Happy Canada Day! Enjoy it!

Big hugs, Heather xoxoxo

Chelle said...

Great projects..I remember the days before my silhouette. Happy Canada Day.

Tracey said...

Hi Tara......great card and your layout is wonderful did a great job all by hand too, no cricut!
ps. Even though I live in Australia, I'm married to a Canadian, all our family is over their.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great card! I think I will need to pick up one of those stamps from Ms.

Thank you for all your work last night and this morning for this hop.

Thank you for letting be part of this.

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great card Tara! Happy Canada Day!

Hill Top Creations said...

wow an all Canadian Hop Great can't wait to see everything. Love it Happy Canada Day. Take Care

Avril Tanner said...

Hi Tara! Thanks so much for organizing this very inspirational event! It has been a blast participating with so many talented ladies! I so love your card and the layout is cool with all the random maple leafs!

Kimberly said...

Super clean classy card Tara...i just love it. And what were you thinking cutting all that out by rock girl. TFS!

Dee said...

Great card. Love the LO. Looking forward to the rest of the hop.

Marlene said...

As a Canadian girl living in the U.S. and feeling a little homesick right now, I am loving this blog hop!

jennyplace2 said...

Happy Canada Day! Love both your card and layout. Excellent details. TFS!

jennyplace2 said...

Happy Canada Day! TFS your project and for the wonderful hop. Lots of great inspiration along the way!

Jacqueline said...

Great project - love the handmade leaves.
Hugs - Jacqueline

Grace said...

happy canada day!!! I was told to go to your blog and I'm glad I did!!! love your stuff =) YAY!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful cards. Belated Happy Canada Day! Especially like the stamping. Rememebering what happened Mar this yr 2011 as I was returning from Ontario back into US the security guard after looking at the rubber stamps I had bought at a Michaels in Ontario said why did I not have a beaver stamp and I told him I could not find a beaver stamp so I had a moose along with the other stamps. He told me his wife did stamping. I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting the following areas of Canada (Niagara Falls where I enjoyed the Falls and the boat ride on the Maid of the Mist), Vancouver (where we took a city tour and bus driver did not count the passengers at one stop and left us behind until the other passengers told him they noticed we were not on the bus) & Ontario (in Mar this yr 2011 I enjoyed the Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma & downtown Ontario where for the weekend I was there Ontario had no snow, no rain & sun was out).
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carolyn Wolff said...

Great card. Looking forward to doing this hop.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Your card is great and that LO is fabulous! I hope you had a fabulous Canada Day and a fun weekend! I'm off to hop!

Dixie said...

Wonderful card and page and wonderful idea for a blog hop! It's amazing that you hand cut all the pieces for the page.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted & linked my Toronto scrapbook layout for this wonderful blog hop.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

littlen said...

great projects. boy you must be very patient to handcut all those things. tfs.


I have entered my link to my project in the linky!! Hope you have a great long weekend!! Loved the hop!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects!

Lisa said...

Awesome projects!! Love the maple leaf cutouts!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great card and Layout!!! :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

Kimberly said...

Hey Tara, not sure if i'm able to enter, but i made a new one using your idea and love it...had to share..thanks for the work you put into the

Scrappin1 said...

Thanks for inviting me to your Canada Day Challenge! Hope everyone had a great Canada Day!!

joydee1963 said...

Great layout and card! love them,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Terrie said...

Love the sketch you used on your card .. Happy belated Canada Day !!!!!!!

cowbelleru said...

Patience of a saint. Amazing that you cut all of your leaves by hand. Great card and a job well done.

joydee1963 said...

Great projects,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

cowbelleru said...

Patience of a saint. Unbelievable (not really) that you cut all of your leaves by hand. Great Card, job well done.

Hill Top Creations said...

Love this just put up a link to my card.Take Care