Friday, September 10, 2010

Two Creative Canadian Ladies Back 2 Scool Projects

Today I want to show two projects from Canadian crafters These project were suposed to be showcased before but with the flood happening Ive been so busy with a 2 year old and trying to get everything sorted out in my house while hubby is overseas.

First I want to show Kerry's project she is so creative and has a wonderful blog

Here is the post for what she came up with for the back to school / end of summer theme

Amanda her daughter is proof that the apple does not fall far from the tree , she is also very creative and has a very fun blog.

Here is her post for the theme ...

to find out howshe made it hop over to

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Starting to get things back to Normal ... Christines Backpack project

Hey everyone,

So sorry about all of the mixup with not posting, I am finally getting things back to normal I still have alot of cleaning to do in the basement from the flood BUT my upstairs is livable now :).

Here is a wonderful project from Christine

My name is Christine Marshall and I'm live in Westlock, Alberta. I have 2 adult daughters and 4 step children with my wonderful fiancee Adam. My day job is in finance but my true passion is in paper crafting. I have been scrap booking for approximately 8 years. It all started by being asked to make 250 High School Graduation invitations for my daughter's class. My first experience in making layouts occurred when a close friend passed away and I was asked to assist in putting together a memorial scrapbook of his short life.I have been a Close To My Heart Independent consultant for 5 years and love, love, love to use their clear stamps on my projects. Out of all the paper crafts I love to make all kinds of 3D items.

Please visit my blog

for more information on how I made it :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I would like to send a BIG apology to everyone for not posting lately as some of you may have wondered why there was no posts, or why your featured post was not posted.I only had my cell with me and couldn’t post on blogger till now.My hot water tank busted on the weekend and flooded my basement. My office and scrapbook room are down there sadly my computer camera and about 5 of my dcwv stack were damaged along with a cricut cartridge, all the furniture and many other things. I had to move everything out of my basement assap and stay in a hotel for the night because the water and humidity was intense. As some of you may already know I am on my own with my two year old while my hubby is serving overseas and I have no family or friends close by so yes its up to me to do EVERYTHING. I plan to continue to show all of the posts once I get my house somewhat under control. Hopefully within the next week things will be back to normal. I am so sorry please forgive me but being a mommy and dealing with this is at the top of my list right now.
Thanks for understanding

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brandilynn Project :)

I am soooo sorry blogger was not letting me into the account this morning so thats why this post is really late

here it is

.Hey everyone this is Brandilynn todays featured dt member for our back to school month. I am so far behind I had a million and one things I could scrap for this months topic, so I went with this School Pic of my son last year. We all know we have these sorts of pictures laying around could be of our own kids or someone elses or even of ourselves so why not get scrappin' them.

Please visit my blog to see what I used to create this LO, dont forget to follow both myself and the canadian paper trail if you dont already do so :)Have a great weekend only 2 more till back to school!!!! XOXOBrandilynn

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wonderful layout Aug 27th

I'm Carolyn from Regina and welcome to Canadian Paper Trail! I'm happy to be a part of this group of creative people from all over Canada & I hope you find some inspiration here.

We've just done our back to school shopping and I'm wondering what grade 6 is going to be like for my girl. This project was perfect for getting these photos done - the first and last days of grade 5.

What a bittersweet time of year - sad to see her gone all day again, but glad for a little space for myself, sad to see my little girl growing up, but excited to see who she's becoming.My blog is not all scrapbooking, but you are welcome to drop by and stay a while!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day #8 Heathers lunch box project

Sorry this is Jess up all night with a tooth ache so i was a bit late posting this morning your going to love Heathers project

Hi! My name is Heather and I have been officially paper crafting for about 8 years now, both scrapbooking and card making. I work part time at a local craft store so that definitely helps to feed my addiction.... :) !

For my Back-to-School project I chose to do these cool notecard holders. Wouldn't it be so cute if you placed them in your child's lunchbox and they found a different note from you every few days. Details for creating these are on my blog

here is my blog

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day # 7 Back to school card

Hi there, my name is Tanis, I am a Mom of 2 from Oshawa, Ontario. With the new school year fast approaching, I thought a Back 2 School card would be a lot of fun to try. This is my very first “school” themed card, and it got the stamp of approval from my 4yr old daughter that is starting Jr Kindergarten this fall. When I was a kid I always loved recess, it was a nice break in the day where you could have fun and make new friends. Thank you very much for looking and have a great day!

hope on over to her blog

dont forget check out the prev projects leave a coment for a chance to win

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day#6 Ami's Digital Card

Hey All!

Ami here to share my latest card with you. My daughter is still too young for school, but that doesn't mean I don't suffer from back to school fever. As a child growing up, I looked forward to going back to class and every since graduating I still get that twinge to buy scribblers, crayons and lined paper. This year, one of my near and dear friend is heading back to class- this time as a teacher. To help welcome her to her new role, I've created this card for her.

When I am creating cards (because I'm still a newbie), I often use templates. I picked up this template from Scrappycath Designs in a challenge at Scrapmatters. Cathy has created a great psd file that's fabulous for helping with placement and sizing of elements. The kit I've used is also a digital item; it's a kit called School Days by WM[squared] Designs. I pefer to use digital items as I know I will never run out of my favorite paper.
I just know my fave teacher will appreciate opening this card on the first day of school.
To all teachers out there- Thanks for everything you teach us.

Dont forget to hop on over to her blog to see more creations and leave a comment for the chance to win a prize!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day #5 Back to scool layout by Tracey

Hi Everyone! My name is Tracey and I love, love, love scrapbooking! I am also a self-confessed Cricut addict. I can't imagine creating without it. I a-l-s-o have a Gypsy in my purse because you just never know.
Here is a layout just waiting for the first day of school pictures. My kids will be going to 2 different schools this fall, as my son enters middle school.

to see more of how I made my project hop on over to

dont forget leave a comment on this post for a chance to win

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day # 4 Carla' s Layout

Hey Everyone -
Thanks for stopping by the Canadian Paper Trail today. I'm Carla and my "Back to School" project features a layout about what I do at the end of every summer - and that is celebrate my anniversary with my hubby! We have an annual tradition of going away for a few days (usually golfing) while our parents watch the kids! I look forward to it all summer long! These photos were taken on last summer's getaway!
For more details on the layout and to see more of my work - please stop by my blog at !
Dont forget to leave a comment to be enterd for a goody bag giveaway !!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day #3 Teacher card

OKay so I hope you are not getting sick of my projects

I decided to make this cute lil card

To see how I made it hop on over to my blog to see how i made it

dont forget to comment on this post for a giveaway !!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day #2 of Canadian Crafters Spotlight - Scrapbook Layout

There was suposed to be another person for today but I havent heard from them so here is another fun Layout made from Jessica at

Hi Everyone,

I just love how this layout turned out

I chose the "back to school ??" theme again my daughter is too young for school BUT she loves books To see more of how I made it go to and become a fallower if you enjoy my projects.

ALSO I have a super fun stamp set for preorder right now check it out at

Thanks :)

Dont forget to comment on this blog as well September 1st every comment on every post will be picked at random for a giveaway of a fun goodies bag !!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Canadian Crafters Spotlight

Every day for the next few weeks we will be spotlighting projects from each of the blogs on our design team. Today is Jessica at

Our theme was back to school and the end of summer

Hey Everyone ,

This is Jess Here is the project I made for the "back to school theme?" Well my daughter is only 2 so she wont be going to school for a while but she loves to colour so I decided to make a layout to put a few pictures of her colouring in.

To find out what I used and how I made it please go to my blog.

Also PLEASE feel free to check out my new stamp line Simply Sweet Stamps - whole lotta pun set #1

FREE shipping in Canada 30.00 for 70+ stamps only until Sept 1st what an awesome deal !!

you can pre-order here

Also dont forget to come back tomorrow for a new project!!

Leave a post bellow for a chance to win a goodie bag winner will be drawn at random Sept 1st

Monday, July 5, 2010


I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you for the wonderful projects and comments. Next time there will be more notice for the blog hop and more prizes. Thanks to the winner is drumroll please ........

Number 3 Alex please email to claim your prize
She has a wonderful blog I suggest you check it out if you haven't yet

thanks everyone hope you all had great weekends

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Welcome everyone,
I am so excited to introduce the very first people that are apart of The Canadian Paper Trail Design team. The design team is still growing If you are from Canada and think you may be interested please feel free to read about us in the previous post. You do not have to be canadian to enter for the prize !!!

If you havent checked each blog please do lots of fun projects :)

Here are the blogs ,

there are a few people that are still going to be apart of the team but due to short notice were not able to participate in this blog hop.

More Canadian blogs to check out

Please leave a comment and a way to contact you at the end of this post and fallow this blog for your chance to win My Sentiments Exactly Clear Photopolymer Stamps , the winner will be chosen at random Monday July 5th. Thanks Everyone and goodluck.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So I have been addicted to paper crafts for years now and thought how cool would it be to have a site where you could see projects from all over Canada.

I am Searching for 2 members from each Province & Territories for a total of 26 members.If I can not find 2 for each of them we will pick additional ones from other Provinces and or Territories.The goal is to have a wide variety of inspiration, techniques and projects all in one spot.

Each month there will be a theme or season for the members to fallow example: first month would be a project for “welcome or hello” So each member will take into their own could be anything from a welcome sign to a hello card design.
The projects will have to be something that was created just for “The Canadian Paper Trail “ theme/challenge.

There will be a post with 1-3 pictures for your project along with a description on what you used and how you made it . Videos are also welcome . There will be your individual blog linked to your project to encourage more followers.

There will be a new project posted by a different member Monday through Friday and sometimes Saturdays.

Once The Design team is complete I will pay to have the blog professionally designed! I will also have buttons designed for your blogs.

The bigger this blog site becomes the more interest you will have on your own personal blog .
This blog is not intended to sell any products such as … Stampin’ up , make the cut software or sure cuts a lot software and so on, It is simply meant for sharing projects and inspiration.

However, You can mention you use these products for your project and refer people to your blog for more information.

Each project will be copyrighted to each individual designer and will not in any way be property of “the Canadian Paper Trail” blog

Other Exciting things the blog will have is
Product and website Reviews from design team members experiences.
A gallery of the designers projects.
A page with all info on the design teams information blogs, websites and etsy shops.
And contests giveaways and challenges for followers in the future!!

If this is something you would be interested in please email
With the fallowing; - Your name and where you are from- 2 pictures of past projects - your blog information
I would also love to hear your ideas and input so feel free to email those to me as well.