Thursday, October 30, 2008

No Carnival this week - or next month

Sorry for being late in posting this but due to that fact that I didn't recieve any submissions this week, there will be no carnival this week.

Life has been pretty crazy around my house lately and with NaNoWriMo about to start it promises to just get crazier. Because of my involvement in the NaNoWriMo I will be taking a break from posting the Carnival during the month of November. Therefore, unless I get inundated with submissions and outcries against the break, the next Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival will be posted on Thursday, December 4. That gives you all lots of time to write and submit. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

27th Edition

Welcome to the 27th edition of the Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival. Due to some more craziness at my place, it is another short trip this week. Thankfully we did get some submissions this week so let's get started on our trip.

We'll start this trip in British Columbia where we'll stop in to visit with Lois as she asks us about our scrapping habits in a post titled "It's Saturday Night".

Next, in Alberta we'll pop in to Scrapbookers Clubhouse where Nicole sings the praises of Un-Du in a post titled Scrappy Salute: Un-Du!! This stuff sounds amazing!

After that we have a long trip over a lot of provinces before we hit New Brunswick for our next visit at Noella's Creatively Yours as she says "Here are the 9 November Guest Designer Finalists! Once again!". Some computer glitch meant she had to do a repost, but there sure weren't any glitches in the cards the ladies made! PR person Ali says, "The 12x12” Step 2 sketch is posted! And… stay tuned, ‘cause December is coming!! You know what that means - another 2 guest designers will be needed at CY!"

Our last stop is with Ali in Nova Scotia as she shares a layout filled with Pix at Six and tells us a little about her youngest. She also sent me a secret message saying she's serving carrot cake and whipped cream to blog visitors - anyone wanna join me in visiting? :)

And that's the end of this short, quick trip across the country visiting with scrappers along the way. Hopefully the next trip will be longer because you all will be inspired to send us an invitation to visit your blog and see what you've been up to lately.

If all goes well the next edition will be posted Thursday, October 30. Be sure to send your submission in ASAP so that you don't forget. Hope to hear from you all before the deadline.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

26th Edition

Welcome to the 26th edition of the Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival! Once again it's been a crazy week with no time to drum up extra visits, but thankfully we had a number of submissions this week so we still have a pretty full trip. Let's get started!

We'll start this trip at my place in Newfoundland and Labrador where I'll show you More Origami Christmas Tree Cards.

Next we're off to Nova Scotia to visit with Ali as she shows us 4 New Creations she's posted on her blog.

Moving over into New Brunswick we've been invited to revisit Noella's Creatively Yours blog for a second look at the Designer Contest. Ali says, "Ever think about revealing your talent thru the traffic on a busy blog? Well, think about it... this is a reminder that "Creatively Yours" has a neat 2-step Guest Designer contest going on! There is still time to enter to be the next guest designer at CY... and even better, they're looking for TWO! This is your chance to show your talent via all the all traffic this fun sketch blog receives!!"

Next we have a stop in at Quebec to visit with Sylvie as she shows us a beautiful Mini-album she made for her parents.

After that we'll travel to Ontario where our first stop will be to visit with Sue at JustCre8 where Sue excitedly tells us about great things happening there. She tells us to be sure to check out their blog and learn about their 2nd annual Revive & Rejuven8 2008 Fall Crop, happening this weekend, October 17th, 18th, and 19th. Be sure to take the time to check it out because you won't want to miss the chance to be a lucky winner of a Making Memories Slice Design Cutter! You can find out more about the crop here on their message board. Also, make sure you check out all the details on the Gr8 Cre8ive Idol Contest that starts October 18th. This is a no elimination contest with a points system. Prizes include $100 in scrapbooking supplies, plus more. You can find details and rules at the special Gr8 Cre8ive Idol Contest board in their forum.

Our next stop, also in Ontario, is to visit with Sylvia as she tells us about the St. Thomas Community Christian School - Fall Fair (and Scrapbooking Fundraiser) scheduled for November 8. Sylvia says, "The Fall Fair was an addition to the crop to bring more family fun to the event. The Fall Fair is running from 9am – 1pm. Featuring bake sale, lunch room, kid’s games and more! There will be fun for everyone at the Fall Fair." Tickets can be purchased in advance at Cut N Paste.

Our last stop in Ontario is with Tara as she asks, "Wanna Win Some Prima Stamps??". She's offering up some great blog candy in this post, and the one before it so be sure to check them out.

Next we're off to Alberta where our first stop will be at Scrapbooker's Club House. They recently featured the inspiring "green" talent of Lee Brehon on their blog in the 19th edition of their Scrappin' Green feature. In this edition Lee shares how to make templates from ice cream tub lids!!

Before we leave Alberta we'll drop in to visit with Chris as she shows us a gorgeous 3x3 note card box and cards she made recently.

After that we're off to British Columbia to visit with Lois as she tells us she had A Busy Time lately creating mini books for the upcoming BC Creative Expo in Vancouver scheduled for November 7&8.

That brings us to the end of this trip across Canada visiting with Scrappers along the way. Thank you to those of you that invited us to visit and thanks to those that came along for the ride.

If all goes well the next edition of the carnival will be posted next Thursday, October 23rd. Please send in your submissions as soon as possible before then.

I didn't get any response from the Blog Awards idea that I posted last week. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. I will only go ahead with the idea if there is interest in it.

Hope everyone has a great scrappy week and makes lots of creations to share with us in the next edition of the Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

25th Edition!

Welcome to the 25th edition of the Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival. I am sorry to be so late in posting this today. It has been another crazy week, and an especially crazy day. Once again, unfortunately, I did not get time to go looking for visits to fill out our trip. Thankfully there were people that did submit invitations to visit this week so we still get to go for a trip, we just don't get to visit in every province. Anyway, let's get started!

We'll start this trip in Alberta at Scrapbookers Clubhouse where Ali tells us to be sure to check out their November Guest Design Team Member Contest. To enter the contest you are asked to make an altered item for the Thanksgiving table. The deadline is October 26th so there's time left to check it out and give it a try. Let us know if you do. We'd love to see what you create, whether you are the lucky one chosen or not.

Our next stop is in Quebec to visit with Nathalie as she shows us a layout she made for a crop challenge at Scrapbook Estrie in a post titled Pauvre ti-loup.

After that we're off to New Brunswick where we have a first time invitation from Nicole to visit CompuPro Scrapbooking. This is a great Canadian based scrapping forum, open to everyone. They posted some really great challenges for World Card Making Day and they are featuring these challenges on their blog in the coming days. I was intrigued by the Faux Metal - Heat Embossing challenge as soon as they posted it. The instructions were clear and easy, and the result was amazing. I had to try it, and I loved it! I will definitely be doing it again. Be sure to check it out.

Before we leave New Brunswick we'll stop in and visit with Noella at her Creatively Yours Sketch blog as she tells us about November's CY Guest Designer Contest! she is currently running. Be sure to stop by and check out all the details of this "2-step" contest.

Next we're off to Nova Scotia to visit with Ali as she shares a layout "that combines an "imperfect photo" with a perfect memory" in a post titled Daniel, my sweet boy....

We'll end this trip at my place in Newfoundland and Labrador as I share my World Card Making Day Creations with you and explain how I managed to fulfill 15 challenges in just 9 projects!

And that's the end of this trip. Sorry it's so short but life has been crazy. If you'd like to ensure that we have longer trips make sure you send us an invitation each week to visit with you and encourage your friends to do the same. If you there weren't any visits in your provinces this time around, make sure there is a least one visit there next time by sending us an invitation to visit with you. I might find time next week to drum up extra visits, but I might not too, so the more invitations people send in the better it will be.

Thank you to each of you that did invite us to visit this time. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to send in an invitation this week. Thank you to those of you that came along for the trip. Be sure to take time to thank the hosts by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I'm considering trying to put together some kind of Canadian Scrappers Blog awards program, just for fun. The awards would include banners or buttons for the winners to place on their blogs, as well as prizes that may be donated by businesses and/or individuals that would like to donate. There would be a number of different awards, with probably an award for a favorite blog in each province as well as over all favorite blogs for different categories, such as Best Tutorials, Best Sketches, Most Entertaining, Most Informative, Best Store Blog, Best Challenge blog, etc. People would nominate blogs for the different categories and then a list of the top ones would be made and people would get to vote for the winners. I'd love to hear what you think of the idea. You can either leave a comment or send me an email with your thoughts.

If all goes well the next edition of the Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival will be posted next Thursday, October 16th. Please take the time to send us on invitation to visit your blog before then.

Thanks, and happy scrappin'!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Special World Card Making Day Edition

Tomorrow, October 4th, is World Card Making Day. Today I took some time to skim the titles and first few words of the Canadian Scrapping blogs in my google reader. Any blogs in my reader list that had World Card Making Day as a part of the title or first few words will be featured in this special edition. So, in no particular order, here is a list of the blog's along with a link to the particular post where World Card Making Day was mentioned:

Scrapbookers Club House - World Card Making Day!

Suzy - World Card Making Day: An Invitation (Prize Alert!)

Deanne's Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - We're celebrating World Card Day!

Brenda - World Card Making Day Special

Carla - World Card Making Day, more Christmas Cards & a Toot

Scrapbook & Cards Today blog - Freebie Friday - Gel-a-tins

CompuPro Scrapbooking - World Card Making Day

ScrapShotz - Check it Out!

Creative Scrappers - World Card Making Day Crop

Thursday, October 2, 2008

24th Edition

Welcome to the 24th edition of the Canadian Scrappers Blog Carnival. Our trip this week is going to be very, very short. Last Saturday a friend of mine had some devastating news and it's been hard to get on with normal life. If you're interested you can read about it here. I just didn't have it in me to seek out extra visits this week, as my heart and mind were elsewhere, so our trip will consist simply of the three invitations to visit that I did receive. I am thankful for those of you that did send invitations. Without you there would not have been a carnival this week, so thank you for making this edition possible.

In British Columbia Lois invites us to visit as she shares her creations from the BC Crop for Kids.

In Ontario Pam invites us to check out her classes on Organizing Embellishments, Ribbons and Fibres.

In Quebec Sylvie invites us to visit as she shows us some great halloween pages and tells us they are "3 pages pour mon DT".

Once again thank you, girls, for making this edition possible.

If all goes well the next edition will be posted Thursday, October 9. Please send in your submissions before then.

If you are a praying person please lift my friend and her family in your prayers.