Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop!

Happy Canada Day everyone!  Welcome to our blog hop :)  If you are here from Kerry's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my blog, then I encourage you to start at the beginning at Tara's blog, and see what we Crafty Canadian Girls created just for you  Thanks so much to Tara and Heather for putting this together, and for including me again this year, I am so excited to show you what I made!

Any of you who visit my blog regularly, will know that I am, at heart, a Cricut lover.  So, I pulled out my trusty Gypsy Girl, and used the Go Canada cartridge and used some stamps from Pink by Design's Canada stamp set, and created this adorable Mini Album.  Here it is:

The maple tree on the cover is from two cartridges.  The tree is from Go Canada, and the leaves are cut in three different sizes from Create a Critter.

Isn't that beaver adorable?  He is from Go Canada.

The little Canada flag in a heart on the beaver's belly is from Pink by Designs Canada stamp set, and is stamped with SU's real red.

All the patterned paper is from my scrapbox.  Over the years, I have collected Canada paper.  It is pretty tricky to find, so I buy it when I see it.  I used all these paper in other Canada Day projects over the years

I bound the book with my Bind it All.  I LOVE that machine!  It's perfect for making mini albums!  The little tags that I used in the book, are from SU's tag punches.

The last page, I welded the word Canada to the side.  The font is from Go Canada - It is a fun font :)  Don't you just love it??  I am so excited how my project turned out!

What is a blog hop without blog candy??  We have some wonderful companies sponsoring some wonderful prizes:

*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

All you need to do is hop along with us leave 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 and ta da you are entered to win one of our great prizes! Best of all you will have a blast looking at all the fun Canadian crafts along the way!

**  My clue word for the surprise question is IT **

The next stop on the hop is Tracey, I know she has created something amazing for you!!

Here is our list of participants, just in case you get lost along the way:

Tara - Homemade Happiness
Mary - Mary's Happy Place
Kim - Just Wordz
Nicole - Canadian Nickle Scraps
Kerry - Momma K Crafts
Michelle - Purple Monkey Moments
Tracey - The Cropping Canuck
Kate - Small Bits of Paper
Shari - Shari's Pink Palace
Avril - Totally Scrap Addicted
Heather - Princess Paper Project

Thanks for visiting today!  Come on back tomorrow - I will have some more patriotic projects for you!!  Happy Canada Day - have a great day!

A la prochaine...


snappy scrappy said...

Adorable album!!! Lee-Ann :)

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very cool.

Heather said...

Michelle, what a fabulous mini album all about Canada. I really like the way you designed it and the "Canada" welded down the side. Thanks for joining us again this year on the Canada Day blog hop. Big hugz!!!!!

K Clark said...

love the font!!! seriously wish I had picked up that cart now!!
love your mini album
Happy Canada Day!!!

Mary said...

WOW I love your mini album, every part of it :) The Go Canada cartridge has so many cute images on it...that beaver is adorable!

Happy Canada Day!


The Cropping Canuck said...

What a great mini-album! I do the exact same thing, collecting Canada papers.

Happy to celebrate Canada Day by being part of this hop with you!

Shari said...

Michelle; Happy Canada Day!

Your mini album is just amazing! What a wonderful keepsake for you!

I love the cricut cartridge you used. Ihave picked itup so many time at Michels only to return it to the rack and now after seeing your album I really reaaly think I should get it!

Lots of Canadian Hugs;

Kimberly said...

Fantastic project...i just love this cart..i wish i could find day...papers are fabulous and your design is perfect..tfs

jennyplace2 said...

What a super cute mini album and you used one of my favorite cartridges. I also would like to say congrats on your new DT Posting, looking forward to seeing your projects. Have a great Canada Day.

Renee B. said...

What a great little mini book! Love that beaver...he is so cute! Have an awesome Canada Day!

Nikki said...

Love your mini Book and the Canada going down the side is so kewl Happy Canada Day Nikki C

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

really cute card. I LOVE Go Canada Cartride! I am a new follower and also a Canadian from New Brunswick!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Canadian creation. Happy Canada Day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kerry T said...

Awesome mini album. Have a great Canada Day!


JoanieMc said...

your mini album is awesome. Great job.


Kate said...

What a super little album, Michelle! I'm a fan of that sweet beaver, and I love that you gave him a little heart/flag to wear!

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

Cathy Dineen said...

What a cute album!! Happy Canada Day!! :)

~ Barb said...

Hi Michelle, great mini-album! And you're right, that is a fun font, especially love the way you welded it to the album. I have a hard time finding Canadian themed papers too, great idea to start a collection. Happy Canada Day!
{Hugs} Barb

Lizzie Laine said...

Love your mini album, it is fantastic!
And that beaver is so cute!

Pink Cricut said...

Absolutely adorable mini album!! LOVE IT!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your mini album! I esp. like the "CANADA" on the side :) TFS


Tara said...

Hi Michelle,
Sorry I am late getting around... I was just having so much fun partying in the sunshine yesterday I didn't want to stop! LOL! I am so super impressed that you have been able to collect that many different Canadian themed papers over the years and knowing you live in NS where we are limited too lol. This was the perfect way to use up all those great scraps and it turned out AWESOME! Hope you had a wonderful weekend at the cottage!

Sara said...

What a great job on your Canada album is so creative and i love the beaver he is defiantly very cute and i love the little Canada heart on his tummy :)

Karon said...

Love this mini album and all the different elements you have included. TFS

snowdraak said...

Cute Canadian mini album! Love the beaver. Need to get that cart.
Happy Canada Day!!!!
snowdraak at msn dot com

marg0006 said...

Super cute LO. Love the adorable beaver.

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Char Dobson said...

Absolutely love your mini album! The cuts from Go Canada are adorable! Happy {belated} Canada Day!

Sandy Smith said...

Love that happy looking Beaver lol. Great card !