Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop

Hi Crafters and welcome to the Canada Day blog hop!
It's great to be Canadian Eh? And did you know there are some great crafting companies out there as well has a ton of fabulous Canadian crafters and bloggers! Today is all about supporting those Canadian companies and showcasing some truly talented Canadian ladies!

Well lets get started.... I am your first stop of the day so I better let you in on some very important information. We have some great Canadian and other friendly sponsors lined up for prizes and winning is going to be so much fun! All you need to do is hop along with us leaving all the participants some lovely comments and pick up one "clue word" from each blog along the way. Once you have all the words then you will have a special question to answer. Leave your answer in the comments on Heather's blog (the last stop on the hop) and ta da you are entered to win one of our great prizes! You have until Wed. July 4th to leave your comment and the winners  will be drawn and posted on Thurs. July 5th. Best of all you will have a blast looking at all the fun Canadian crafts along the way!

Here is the list of sponsors and prizes to drool over....
*Your Next Stamp ~ Jenny from Canada rubber stamp
*Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ~ choice of rubber stamp
*Bugaboo Stamps - $30 Gift Card
*Redonkulous Designs ~ choice of one digi image
*Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Canada set

*** Note that on Shari's blog she used "Jenny" from your next stamp! So if you want to see what she looks like this is perfect!

I decided to make a scrapbook page for my project today. I figured it was time to finally scrapbook some pictures from the past...these photos were from a Canada Day car show we went to in 2009 (oh the joys of being married to a technician, lol). This page was a fabulous way to use up some of these red scraps. I just filled my Cricut mat full of them and started cutting.

Cardstock/patterned paper: from my stash and lots of scraps
Cricut cuts: Maple left - Create a Critter - cut @ 2", 1.5", 1.25", 1"
Letters - Plantin Schoolbook - cut @ 1.5"
Gems: Dollarama
Stamps: Pink By Design - Canada Set
Hero Arts - July set
My Mind's Eye- Miss Caroline Dilly Dally "Adventures"
Fiskers - Brackets
SU: Punch

*I am going to link my project today up to Joyful stamper's link up party
Now it is time for you to move on and check out Mary's blog blog next but before you go your first "clue word" is How.

Happy hopping and happy crafting!
Here is the list of the blog hop order just in case you get sidetracked along the way.... ;)
Tara- -
Mary -
Kim -
Nicole -
Kerry -
Michelle -
Tracy -
Kate -
Shari -
Avril -


snappy scrappy said...

Totally great all those maple leaves. Lee-Ann :)

Heather said...

Tara, I love it! What a great use of red scraps. Thanks for helping me co-host this blog hop. Lots of hugz!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great layout thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

love how you used the maple leaves to make a banner!!!
thanks :)

Mary said...

Such a beautiful layout it looks fantastic!!


Shari said...

Tara. Happy Canada Day!

Youe layout pages are just amazing! What a wonderful keepsake for your scrapbook album!

Thank you so much for asking me to join in on the fun hop this year!

Lots of Canadian Hugs;

The Cropping Canuck said...

Love the border of maple leaves! Great idea!

Happy Canada Day!

Avril Tanner said...

Hi Tara! Love the laout with all the Maple Leafs on it! Thanks for planning this hop again! I have so enjoyed being a part of it!

Kimberly said...

Hey love these pages...great lettering and they just pop on the white with black accent..super fine..i just gotta get scrapbooking more:0(
thanks for sharing and getting this up and running..your a gem..

jennyplace2 said...

I love the layout and I also just love the old cars. Have a great Canada Day and stay safe.

Renee said...

What a great page this is! Love all the Maple Leaves! Happy Canada Day!

Nikki said...

Love the Vintage Cars great layouts :) Happy Canada Day Nikki C

TeacherMom said...

Happy Canada Day! Cool layout. Old and fancy cars rock! I love layouts that help you use up your scraps. Didn't know that CAC has a maple leaf. Great reminder! Thanks for the hop!
Gaudet5 at rogers dot com

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

really cute layout! I am a new follower and also a Canadian from New Brunswick!

Cathy Clouston said...

What a great theme for a blog hop!! I love your layout, the maple leaves are awesome! :)

mum of two said...

Love it Tara! What a great page! I used the Canada stamps too :). Happy Canada day!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I like Car Shows. Your layout & photos are wonderful.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kerry~Momma K said...

Great layout Tara! Have a great Canada Day!


JoanieMc said...

Really great LO. Design is fabby.


~ Barb said...

Hi Tara, I love those pictures. Especially the ski-doos. Classic Canada, lol. Your pages look great!
{Hugs} Barb

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is SUCH a fabulous layout, Tara! I love all those leaves with different stampings on them. What a great idea!

I hope you're having a fun-filled Canada Day! It's a treat to be in this hop with you!

Small Bits of Paper

Expressions By Elaine said...

I just love your layout! Going to car show is one of my favorite things to do, great job!

Debbie said...

Great LO's!!! I love all the leaves across the pages!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your layout Tara -- the maple leaves are really cute :) TFS


Sara said...

I love your layout the black really makes the gorgeous old cars pop off the page, great job. Thanks for this Hop and the oppertunity to win some great prizes.

Karon said...

Love you layouts they are fabulous. Off I go - hop hop hop:-) TFS

Karon said...

Just had to come back and say fab LO and what a fabulous Hop - thanks for the great hop and lots of new blogs to follow:-)

snowdraak said...

Great way to use the maple leaves along your wavy border! Snagged the idea.
Happy Canada Day!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!


marg0006 said...

Wow, what coolcars and you did a great job with the LO.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper 101

Char Dobson said...

Love your layout!!! Happy {belated} Canada Day!

Sandy Smith said...

Love that you went with a scrap book page, you have inspired me to get back at my scrapbooks. Great Job!