Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop!


I'm so excited that Tara (from Homemade Happiness) and Heather (from Princess Paper Projects) have asked me to join a group of talented Canadian crafters to help celebrate Canada Day with a fabulous blog hop!!  

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 the 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! 

My project to share is quick and fun!!  My daughter and I painted our nails red and then used some Cricut vinyl to add little maple leaves to our big toenails and thumbnails.  We covered the polish and vinyl with an overcoat as well to make sure the vinyl wouldn't peel off.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the little maple leaves - but you could use your Cricut to cut them as well.  (Thanks to Jen Larsen from Craft-O-Maniac for sharing this idea.  As soon as I read the tip, I knew I wanted to do this for Canada Day!)

As I had to get ready for this ahead of time in order to have my post ready, I've been out and about with my Canadian nails and have had a few comments about them!  They seem to be a hit!

My Clue Word: ON

Remember to send Heather at Princess Paper Projects the mystery sentence to be eligible for one of the great prizes:
*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

Also, here at Small Bits of Paper, I will be giving away a $15US gift certificate to My Craft SpotMy Craft Spot offers FREE shipping to Canada so the price you see if the total price you pay.  To win the gift certificate, all you need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  You have until noon EST on Wednesday, July 4 to leave a comment here for your chance to win.  I will do my best to post the winner on Wednesday evening. 
After leaving a comment here, head over to visit Shari at Shari's Pink Palace!

Now, for the rest of the hop:


Georgiana said...

Oh so cute! My daughter would love to do this for EVERY holiday.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

snappy scrappy said...

Cute idea!!Lee-Ann :)

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I wish I had seen this neat way before. I was trying to think of a way to do my nails.

Heather said...

Soooooooooo cute. I enjoy doing fun things to my nails and will have to give this a try. Thanks for joining us again this year on the Canada Day blog hop. Big hugz!!!

Kimberly said...

super cute idea!!!
Happy Canada Day!!!

Mary said...

Fantastic idea!!! This is one my daughter and I will need to do together for sure :)

Happy Canada Day!


The Cropping Canuck said...

Super, fun idea!

Have a great day to celebrating! Happy Canada Day!

Shari said...

Kate; Happy Canada Day!

Oh My Goodness I love your toes and fingers! What a great idea! I think I may go in right now and paint my nails for today's festivities!

Thank you so much for the chance to win your fabulous prize!

Lots of Canadian Hugs;

Kimberly said...

WOW...what a great idea...i thought it was from a Konad kit..was i surprised when i read that it was vinyl..super cool, thanks for sharing..

Avril Tanner said...

Such a great idea! Totally love it! It has been fun hopping with you!


Very cool!! I just painted my nails hot pink, I will have to get my black vinyl out and try this!! Hope you are enjoying your Canada Day!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Renee said...

Can you come do my nails? I usually end up with the nail polish everywhere BUT on my nails! Hope you have a great Canada Day! It is hot & humid here in Manitoba but we won't's better that the cold & wet we were having!
Hugs, Renee

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! What a great great thing to do with your daughter! Matching toe nails and I must say they do look totally cool. My daughter and I have been going for a massage every second week and I just love spending the time with her. I know yours is much younger then mine and I love to see the way you take the time to do things with her. Great Canada Day project have a great day stay safe and have fun with your loved ones!

Nikki said...

Cute Nails :) and they would be a hit for sure this weekend !!! Happy Canada Day Nikki C

Tanya/Nonna said...

Adorable! What a fun way to celebrate any special occasion! Happy Canada Day to you and your family Kate!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Love this! I used to do this kinda thing when I was younger but being 7 months pregnant is hard to paint your toes. I love the idea of using the Vinyl though. I am a new follower and also a Canadian from New Brunswick!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Clever idea to have Canada theme going on on nail polish. Happy Canada Day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

mum of two said...

This is a brilliant idea!! I am going to have to try this. Happy Canada day!


Kerry~Momma K said...

What an awesome idea! I love it. My daughter will definetly want me to do this for her. Have a great Canada Day!

JoanieMc said...

Oh, what a fantastic idea!! You couldn't have made a better creation. Really sweet idea.


Cathy Clouston said...

What a great idea!! Happy Canada day!

~ Barb said...

Yay Kate! I LOVE this, and I can totally do this with my Silhouette vinyl too, my just have to scraplift this idea for next year ourselves, so creative. Happy Canada Day and thanks for introducing me to a Canadian Blog Hop, I've had such fun hopping along so far!
{Hugs} Barb

Expressions By Elaine said...

This such a cute idea, love the little leaf! Looks great!

Debbie said...

How fun!! What a great idea!!

Lucy Kelleher said...

What a fun project to do with your daughter! TFS


Stephanie said...

Love the nails!

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - what a great idea, who would have ever thought to cut vinyl and put it on their nails, I love. Great way to celebrate Canada Day!!

I hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.


Tara said...

Love this idea! I have my nails painted red but now I wish I had maple leafs too lol. 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!

Sara said...

wow such a cute idea and so patriodic for such a special ocation. Happy birthday Canada in style.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such an awesome idea - its one of those moments when you think WOW why haven't I thought of that. DOn't let my daughter see:-) TFS

snowdraak said...

Great idea for your nails! My girls would love to do this. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Canada Day!!!!
snowdraak at msn dot com

marg0006 said...

How cute. what a wonderful idea. You rocked it.

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Char Dobson said...

What an awesome idea to use a cricut cut/vinyl on your nails! Must do! :) Happy {belated} Canada Day!

Angi said...

Love those adorable nails. Hope you had a Happy Canada Day!

Sandy Smith said...

Great idea hope you had a great Canada Day!