Thursday, August 21, 2008

18th Edition!

Hi! Welcome to the 18th edition of the Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival!

Did you catch the slight name change this time? Back in April I started this blog with the title "Canadian Scrapbookers Blog Carnival". I picked the title because it expressed what the blog was to be - a blog carnival for Canadian Scrapbookers. It never clicked with me that there was a magazine with a very similar name and that people could mistakenly come to the conclusion that the two are connected, but that's what happened this past week on a message board I frequent. As soon as I realized it I emailed the owners of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and we brainstormed what to do about it. We finally agreed that making the slight change in the blog name would help eliminate the confusion, thus the slight change in the blog title. It is no longer "Canadian Scrapbookers Blog Carnival" but it is the "Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival". I often referred to it with that name anyway and when I went to fix my profile on the boards I frequent to reflect the change I discovered that I had already called it the Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival in my profiles on the boards. I thought that was pretty funny.

Anyway...on to our weekly cross country trip visiting with scrappers along the way!

We're going to start this trip in Bristish Columbia as we pop in to visit with Melissa, who's been away on holidays but declares "I'm back.." as she shows us a couple of layouts she did. I love the journaling on the "I Pod at 11" layout. Great idea for an annual layout!

Before we leave British Columbia, we'll drop in to EllaBella Designs where we'll learn about their Upcoming Workshops for people in the local area. Unfortunately the first one, the Beach Canvas Bag Mini Album, happened last night so you missed it but there's still time to register for the others. Man, that Beach Canvas Bag Mini Album looks cool!

Next we're off to Alberta for a first time visit at the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine's head office. Katharina tells us "Canadian Scrapbooker magazine is Canada’s first and only scrapbooking magazine dedicated to Canadians! Canadian Scrapbooker Inc. is based in Alberta and has a talented team of designers and contributors from all across Canada. The magazine’s reach goes far beyond one province, as it reflects and reports on current scrapbooking trends from around the world. Canadian Scrapbooker spotlights manufacturers, stores, and scrapbookers from coast to coast. Look to this upbeat quarterly magazine for inspiration, trend-setting techniques and ideas, step-by-step guides for beginner and advanced scrapbookers and card-makers and a showcase of amazing Canadian talent. Take a look inside the Canadian scrapbooking industry through the “Made in Canada” feature. Meet scrapbookers from across Canada featured in “Passport to Creativity.” Enjoy a little giggle as “The Lighter Side” makes light of this amazing hobby. You can count on the Canadian Scrapbooker to provide you with an array of amazing Canadian talent that will kick start your creativity!
NEW this fall, Canadian Scrapbooker is proud to present the first of five volumes of Canadian Scrapbooker Basics (“CSB”), a magazine that will take you on a scrapbooking journey starting right from the beginning. With the same paper weight and binding as their current magazine, Canadian Scrapbooker, it is certain that Canadian Scrapbooker Basics will become a collected and cherished volume set." The latest edition of the magazine is set to arrive in stores September 1st but I've already heard talks about how great it is on the scrapping boards I visit.

While we're in Alberta we'll also drop in on Kali as she tells us it is A Little Quieter this Weekend and she shows us a really neat circle album she made.

Before we leave Alberta we'll pop over to Scrapbooker's Club House Design to check out Scrappin' Green ~ Tips for Eco-Friendly Memory Keeping. Ali tells us "Design Team Member Lynn Marsh has written an excellent article about using items that have been repurposed as scrappy-supplies... WOW: amazing things we learn from one another, eh? **GRIN!**"

After that we'll skip over to Saskatchewan for a first time visit with Leica as she tells us to Beware long post, lot's of pics & layouts and proceeds to show us gorgeous pictures and layout, and also shares some exciting news! Be sure to check it out.

Before we leave Saskatchewan we'll pop in for another first time visit with Corinne as she show us More layouts... that she's completed recently.

Next we're off to Manitoba where our first stop is to visit with Denise as she shows us a gorgeous layout she made for her son to remind him of One Little Phrase. I love the journaling on this layout. Such a great idea to do an end of summer layout like this!

Before we leave Manitoba we'll check out Scrapping out LOUD's Challenge #8 - Playing card challenge. I think it will inspire some great layouts!

Our next stop is in Ontario where we'll check out Creative Crafts and Stickers - Tip Tuesday, a great faux sewing tip from Jackie.

Next we're off to Quebec for a first time visit with Sylvie as she tells us about My visit at "The Scrapping Bug" and shows us a layout she made while there.

Our next stop is in New Brunswick at "Creatively Yours: Sketches by Noella" where Ali tells us "On Tuesday, members of our fabulous Creatively Yours Design Team made the world a happier, more colourful place with creations that will knock your sox off! WOW! Here are 3 layouts from our team, based on Sketch #21 - 12 x 12 created by Noella Arsenault, ENJOY! PS: Noella did a sample layout too! well worth a peek!"

After that we're off to Nova Scotia to visit with Ali at her place where she shows us a layout creation of her son Noah, a Happy Soul, and says "it is doodled with a white Uniball Signo gel pen. (I looooove to doodle!). I also included 3 Scrappy Tips in this blog post & there are several others in the posts prior to this one. Enjoy! [Thanks for popping by, I am serving King Cole tea and homemade gingersnaps this afternoon! Want the recipe? LOL]"

Unfortunately we still don't have any places to visit in Prince Edward Island but I am hopeful that we may in the near future. We really hate skipping over this beautiful province so if you're from there you need to make sure that stops. :)

Our last stop is in Newfoundland and Labrador where we'll check out the Sisterhood of Scrap Challenge Monday - August 18. The deadline is not until August 24 so there's still time to participate.

And that's the end of this trip across Canada visiting with Scrappers along the way. Thank you to those of you that allowed us to visit. If you want us to drop by and visit with you, be sure to check out the submission guidelines in the sidebar and send an email to the carnival address. We'd love to have more scrappers to visit.

If all goes well the next edition of the carnival will be posted August 28, 2008. Hope to hear from all of you before then.