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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I am so excited to be included in a Canada Day blog hop! Our family loves Canada Day so I am always trying to think of layout ideas. I always take pictures of my kids dressed in Canada clothing with their flags. I shopped around last week to find "Canada" scrapbooking things. I even convinced my LSS to order in more paper for July 1st.

I love this Create A Critter beaver. He looks so Canadian to me. I added the flag by hand cutting the red stripes. The maple leaf is from Create A Critter as well. The title is cut from the Cuttin Up cartridge. This title is the first time I have shadowed a welded word with the Gypsy. (I think I still need to practice that creative feature.) The paper is by Far and Away Scrapbooks. It's called In Our Words Canada. I love it! If you look super close it even has the word Canuck on it!

This layout is my "in case your LSS doesn't have Canada paper layout". For the paper, I used red Core'dinations paper. I cut out maple leaves from Gypsy Wanderings and then placed them beneath the paper. I then sanded the spot with the leaf until the shape was revealed in the lighter core color. Tada maple leaf paper!

The title is cut from Mickey Font also with sanded Core'dinations paper. The paper in the photo mats is by Around the Block and it's called Canadian Pride. Yes, the layout is dated 2009 because I haven't scrapped the pictures from last year yet.

We like to take an annual picture of the children in front of their maple trees. Yes, they have their own maples they planted years ago in the backyard. For this layout, I used my new favorite Gypsy feature, the hide contour. Since I have never used Design Studio, I am thrilled to have this power with the Gypsy. The trees are from the Sweethearts Cartridge. I hid all those leaves and the hearts as well. I then took the maple leaf from Create A Critter and placed it on the new bare tree. I figured I would have the leaves cut out of the tree rather than having to place the tiny pieces.

The font is from my brand new Opposites Attract cartridge won from Fantabulous Cricut! The grass is from Plantin Schoolbook.

I am stop number #3 on the Canada Day blog hop. Here are all the other participating blogs.

1. Heather www.princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com

2. Nicole www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com

3. Tracey www.thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com  That's me.

4. Holly www.kricutkween.blogspot.com

5. Kate www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com

6. Kerry www.mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

7. Amanda www.bellascraftycreations.blogspot.com

Please try and visit all the ladies! There should also be some prizes along the way!

Speaking of prizes, my prize is a scrapping t-shirt. If you would like to be entered to win this shirt, please leave me a comment telling me if you would like a size large or medium. I will use random org on Monday morning to find a winner. You do not have to be a follower (followers are always welcome though) but make sure I can reach you if you win.

Thank you so much for stopping/hopping by!


  1. Love your layouts


  2. Tracey what a cool idea with the shape and Core'dinations paper, will have to give that a try. And yes you are right that CaC beaver does our country proud. Have a great Canada Day!

  3. Great projects! I love how you've used the Core'dinations!!!! And the welded letters on the first lo look great too! Happy Canada Day!

  4. Love your layouts and that cute lil beaver! :) sarah@pinkcricut.com

  5. terrific pages! love the maple tree one!!!

  6. I love the papers you used with the maple leaves!
    And what a great idea to take annual pictures of the kids by their trees!
    you can contact me at beckie.kellett@yahoo.com

  7. Gorgeous LOs and the shirt is so cute

  8. Great Canada Day projects! Have a happy Canada Day! I can be reached at chaucer939 via gmail. Thanks! What fun!

  9. Super cute!!! I love it! TFS!

    Celeste B.

  10. great beaver! that is the same one that Kate used on her banner isn't it? He's just too cute! Great work!

  11. love it thanks for sharing and another blog day I love all these blog hops :)

  12. Very cute ideas, thank you for sharing these with us!!!!! The t-shirt is great and a med would work, thank you for your great blog candy. Stop by and visit my blog would love for you to be a follower.

  13. Create a critter is my favourite Cart!!! I think that cart is so cute and you've used it beautifully :)


  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pages Tracey. That beaver is just too darn cute.

  15. Love love the maple tree layout! I would love to be entered to win!(M)

  16. Love that beaver... great canada day layouts...

  17. Happy Canada Day!!
    I love that sanding technique! I've never tried that before. I also really like the letters in the leaves of the first layout. Great job on ALL your pages!!
    (I don't need to be in the draw as I'm part of the hop. I just wanted to comment on your projects!)

  18. Happy Canada Day! I miss my Canada!! I was raised there and most of my family still live there!

  19. Lovin the beaver and other L.O.happy canada day!!!

  20. The Beaver is adorable!
    Love the layouts.

  21. Happy Canada Day from beautiful British Columbia! I love the papers you used on your awesome layouts. I will try that sanding technique!

  22. I really loved the Canada paper cut into the shape of the maple leaf! Great Job! Happy Canada Day from SW of High River, Alberta!

  23. Happy Canada Day to you! Wow Love how you did the sanding to show the leaves, I'm going to have to try it! And the T-Shirt is adorable, I just Love it. TFS
    Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

  24. Happy Canada Day! That little Beaver is so cute. And I love your t-shirt giveaway.

  25. Love your creations!! I tried to follow you, but it's not working...I'll try again later!

  26. I love your work! Your little beaver is just adorable!! TFS :)

  27. Love the projects and the T Shirt rocks!

  28. I love the outlining technique!!! looks awesome!