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It's a great day to be a Canadian!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband.  I have 2 projects to celebrate Canada Day and my guy's birthday.  If you are just arriving from the colouring genius Kim's Blog then you are right on track!  Be sure to find my "word" to complete your sentence.  Here's a hint; it's near the bottom!
 Ohhhh Canada.... I think my crafty wall hang screams Canada!  This project has double duty.  It's a hop project and a gift for my super talented, ispirational crafty BFF!  My close friend is moving to Australia for a few years and I wanted her to remember us.  This is for her new craft room.

This double sided Canadian paper is from my LSS.  I cut the sayings off the one side and used the maple leaves for the main paper.  Check out this awesome charm hanging at the top!  Found it at Walmart!

Each coaster has 2 letters and all together they come to say CANANA.  The letters are cut from TH Word Play, coloured black and added rock candy for a nice weathered look.  Keep scrolling to see!

Moose EH!  Had to be done.  Found these balsa wood moose and maple leaves at Walmart, $1 per bag.

Even the moose has an "EH" charm around his neck.

Probably my favorite feature on the project is this altered domino.  I trimmed the saying, glued and then covered it in Glossy Accents.  I just picked up the Tattered Pinecones die.  I am by no means good at making these yet. 

The Movers and Shapers Mini Bird Cage and Bird was a perfect size to fill this spot.  An added Canadian Ribbon makes it a great layer!

All the A's are mounted on these wooden maple leaves.  I painted them with the crackle picket fence then added some distress ink.
Walmart also has 26 wood letters for $1. 

Using the Movers and Shapers Mini Butterflies.  I cut on grunge board then cut again with the matching maple leaf paper.  Topped off with Glossy Accents.


Not only are we celebrating Canada Day, but today is my husband's birthday!  I wanted to show you a card using the Scrappy Moms Stamps, PROUDLY CANADIAN stamp set.  This new stamp set also happens to be on the GIVEAWAY list of great sponsors.  I am honored to be on the SMS DT and was thrilled when they said they would be happy to offer this set as a gift on our Canadian Hop.

I cut the #46 using the new TH Big Die, Word Play.  I ADORE this die and there is so much to create with it.  Well at least I think there is being I just got it!

I have always wanted a Diamond Plate embossing folder and TH just released one.  This is a perfect folder for a masculine card!  Just perfect for all my gears!

I combined 2 of my Scrappy Moms Stamps, Hoory for Birthday's and Proudly Canadian for this sentiment.

We have some great Canadian sponsors lined up for prizes and winning is going to be so much fun! All you need to do is hop along with us leave all that 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!
Your word is ***CRAFTERS***
Sponsored Giveaways
*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, "Proudly Canadian"
Just in case you loos your way, here is the line hop of crafty godesses! 
Nicole  {You are HERE}
Thanks for stopping in and please wish my husband Brent a Happy Birthday;)  If you are CANADIAN he says "your welcome", it's because of his birthday you have the day off!  Now you're ready to be off the the fabulous Kerry's blog.


  1. Wonderful wall hanging! I think the pinecones turned out awesome. Great man card for your hubby too. Lee-Ann :)

  2. Nicole, the details on that wall hanging are AMAZING. You are my idol when it comes to using TH stuff. Happy birthday, Brent & Canada...thanks for letting us have the day off. And, thanks for joining us again this year on our Canada Day blog hop. Big hugz!!!

  3. love your wall hanging!!!! so much detail... I think i might just "borrow" your idea if that is ok ;)

  4. Happy Birthday Brent....appreciate the day off because of your birth LOL, have a super day!

    Nicole, your projects are Fab, definitely giving me some great ideas!

    Happy Canada Day too!

  5. Nicole, Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hope he has a fantastic day!

    Your wall hainging for your friend is just awesome and she will love it and cherish it for the time she is away I am sure!

    Your hubs card is just great too! Great post hun!

    Lots of Canadian Hugs;

  6. Love your wall hanging! The moose, the wood and the pine cones are all so Canadian.

    I also love your Keep calm image. You may need to pop by my "house" to see why...

    Have a wonderful day celebrating!

  7. Love love love your project! There are so many cool elements to it! Love the card too! It has been fun hopping with you!

  8. Wicked cool...i just love all the elements on your project...where to begin..i love the crackle, moose, charm...papers, oh love it. The stamp set is fabulous, i may have to pick that one up...thanks for sharing your great talent with us all...oh and p.s. thanks for the kind words...

  9. Great project for your Bestie and such a lovely card for your Hubby. Hope you have a great Canada Day and a even better day celebrating Hubbys Birthday!

  10. What a wonderful gift for your friend! I spent ages checking out all the awesome details you have on there...all true Canadian! Happy Canada Day & Happy Birthday to your Hubby!
    Hugs, Renee

  11. Love the close up and the moose with the little eh on it too cute beautiful projects Happy Canada Day Nikki C

  12. This is beautiful. I am a new follower and also a Canadian from New Brunswick!

  13. Your projects are awesome! So fun! Happy Canada Day!

  14. Love them both Nicole! I'm sure you hubby loved the card and your friend will live the hanging :) Happy Canada Day!


  15. Wonderful embellishing on the Canada gift. Especially like the Moose & altered Domino. Happy Canada Day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Awesomw wall hanging Nicole and I really like the card. I have to get the Scappy Mom stamp set. Enjoy celebrating Canada Day and your Hubby's birthday.

  17. Awesome creation!! Love all the die cuts, chipboard and embellishments.


  18. Happy birthday, Brent! Nicole, your projects are super! What a great wall hanging for your friend. It will be perfect for her to display in her new home in Australia. And what a great guy card too!

    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

    PS Hope you had a great time in Europe. We leave Friday and I'm now counting the days!

  19. What a wonderful "Canadian" keepsake for your friend's craftroom! I love all the embellishments but that Canadian charm at the top was a real find. Going to have to check out my Wal-Mart too. Happy Canada Day!
    {Hugs} Barb

  20. Nicole,
    Your wall hanging is fabulous, love all the detail. Such a nice gift and I am sure your husband loved his card it is awesome!

  21. This is fantastic!! I love the moose and all the 'eh's!!!

  22. Love the details on your coaster wallhanger! Your friend will love it :)


  23. Hi Nicole,
    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 love the wall hanging you made for your friend. I am sure she is going to cherish it! Oh and my fav part is totally the domino too! That is such a fantastic idea! Wishing your husband a belated birthday and tell him 'thanks' for the holiday ;)

  24. Wow I love your wall hanging it’s amazing I love all the details and you can see all the time and love that went in to making it. I love butterflies so I especially love the hidden butterfly’s they are so awesome

  25. What a fabulously fantastic project of Canadiana! Your friend is going to love this. TFS

  26. Great Canadian wall hanging. I love the dangling eh charm!!!! I am a Canadian transplanted to the US. I miss all things Canadian. Have to check out Wally world next time I visit home. Happy Canada Day.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    snowdraak at msn dot com

  27. What a cool idea for a home decor project.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper01

  28. Your Canada-themed wall hanging is to die for! I love it! May just have to scraplift Happy {belated} Canada Day!

  29. You are very a very creative lady,loved your design :)

  30. Great projects. CANANA eh, teehee. Surprised spell check didn't catch that one.
    Happy be-lated birthday to your hubby and Thank you for the day off, lol.
    Sorry your friend is moving away. Such a nice going away gift for her creative space :)

  31. This tutorial is indeed useful. I have just downloaded it. Thanks again.


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