Sunday, December 8, 2019

See You Soon....

The only Black Friday shopping I did this year was Queen and Co. One of their Black Friday specials was this suitcase shaker card kit.

I did a few things different from Queen and Co.'s for this kit. The reason I made the changes was to keep the card as thin as possible for mailing to Japan. AND to see if my kid actually looks at the cards I send him or not.

Everything on the card except for the shaker elements is a part of the kit. I did take a little off the original sentiment which should read: "Hope to see you soon!"



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hanukkah - 2019

Here is my yearly Hanukkah card.



This is a freebie from Dreaming Tree SVG's. I made a couple of adjustments and turned it into a shaker card.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

It is almost turkey time again. I'm not cooking this year, kind of silly to cook for just 2 of us so we will be going out for dinner.

My October Spellbinder's Glimmer KOM was perfect for this card.





The pumpkin and leaves are from my Glimmer kit, it is really hard to see but the pumpkin and leaves have been hot foiled then cut out with my Gemini Jr. The sunflower bling is from Queen and Co., other bling is from my stash as is the Washi tape (also has foil accents) and I used my Cricut and their Art Nouverau Cartridge and Foil Quill for the sentiment.

I will be entering this card into these challenges:





Happy Halloween

Halloween used to be my favorite holiday. Not since we moved to Arizona, we don't get any trick or treaters but I can still make cards for family and friends.


I choose a #Queen and Co. kut which made these super easy. 

To create the semtiment I used my #Cricut, #Foil Quill and #Cricut's Baby Steps cartridge.

I am entering these cards into these Challenges:
Bitten By The Bug II - Anything Goes
A to Z Scrapbooking-store-closing/

Friday, October 4, 2019

Christmas in October

I got an early start on Christmas cards this year. I used both of my foiling toys to create them.

My Foil Press and Spellbinder's Reindeer Games Glimmer Plate. I added a bit of bling for some extra shine.

My Foil Quill and Cricut helped me to create the insides. I used red foil on the red cards and.....
Green foil for the green cards.

The reindeer is from Cricut's Christmas cartridge and the font is from my computer system.

I am entering this into this challenge:

A2Z's Final Challenge - store closing

Friday, September 13, 2019

Movie Night Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for  
MOVIE NIGHT BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring our favorite movies or inspired by the movie theme! So grab your popcorn and favorite soda pop and let us take you to the movies!

You should have arrived from EK's Blog.                                          If not, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!


Connie is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift card to Hobby Lobby! Wohoo!
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9/18/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!




I have to admit that I'm old and REALLY set in my ways. I really don't care for today's movies but I LOVE old classic movies. We have a 70" tv and spend quite a bit of our time watching old black and white movies. 



There are way too many movies to have a real favorite, at least for me and there are several that I can watch over and over such as, "Bringing Up Baby", "North By Northwest" and, "Jane Eyre" to name a few as well as today's choice, "The Long, Long Trailer" staring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. Parts of the movie were filmed in Yosemite National Park and the scenery is stunning. I love Lucy and her antics always make me laugh.


The plot of the movie is that Lucy and Desi are newlyweds. Desi is an engineer and works all over the place, making for a roaming lifestyle for the couple. They buy the trailer at Lucy's insistence so that she can make Desi a real home no matter where they are.

As they travel along Lucy picks up landscaping rocks and home canned goods, both very heavy objects which makes for a very dangerous drive through some very steep, narrow mountain passes.

7 years ago we moved from Michigan to Arizona. We packed up our house and the moving company packed it all up in their truck. We also had a garage full of motorcycles (3, 2 non running) as well as my Rick's tools. In order to move all of that we bought an 18" trailer and has several special adjustments made to it. I decided that it was our Long, Long Trailer and asked if I could pick up rocks and homemade canned goods along our way and was told no. He was right because Lucy's collection was nearly the death of her and Ricky. When we got to Flagstaff, AZ there was a full blown monsoon going on. If you have never been in one before, you don't want to be. There was one mountain that we almost didn't make up due to the amount of water on the road and the mountain was really steep.

Here's our truck and trailer all packed up and ready to leave. Ricky's car was barley big enough to pull their trailer, turned out our truck was barley big enough to pull our trailer. The bed of the truck is also packed full.



The canning jars are from Cricut's, "From My Kitchen" cartridge. The rocks are from, " Dino Play". The red heart doily came from Hobby Lobby.

I originally did a 2 page layout, this picture and a picture of the Gold Wing (orange motorcycle up there in the trailer) and it's trailer all packed up and hitched for a trip from Arizona to Michigan in 2016. I just couldn't get the 2 different trailers to meld. I think it was the baby decorations I used on it, we were riding back to Michigan for the birth of Rick's grandson.

If you're wondering what the 2nd page looked like, here it is: 

That's Rick making his final preparations and those fuzzy head on the back or our lions. They have been riding with us since 2003. All of the cuts on this page are from Cricut's, "Baby Steps" cartridge.


Be sure to hop over to Vicky's blog


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sparkle and Shine

I haven't entered a challenge for a while but came across this one a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge - Sparkle and Shine and decided to enter. 



Sentiment: Hero Arts DC150 Happy Stamp & Cut (Happy is a die cut and Birthday and triangles are stamps in the set)
Recipe: DCWV
Ribbon: Stash
Necklace blank: Craft Fantastic
Scalloped Circles: Spellbinders
"Happy": Cut out of foil paper

I am entering this into this challenge: a2z Scrapbooking - July Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Friday, July 12, 2019

Adventure Awaits Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Adventure Awaits BLOG HOP




This is a blog hop featuring our Adventures! Whether we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, traveling, staying close to home or venturing far away, we love to document our adventures!

 Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Coloring with Nikki is giving away this gorgeous Handwritten Background stamp from RG Studios to one lucky winner.



AND


 Connie has put together this Set of Me and My Big Ideas (Mambi) goodies12x12 Kit, Sticker phrases, and a Washi pack!!



What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/17/19 here at Connie Can Crop.

Last summer my guy's daughter opted for a destination wedding in Maine so we decided to do a first for both of us, we took the Amtrak from Kingman, Arizona to Portland, Maine. It was quite an adventure. The train ride was so relaxing, no worries about rooms or food as they were included in our tickets and all of the employees were wonderful!!

When I started working on our scrapbook I gave myself a challenge, I can't use anything buy my scraps because here is the pile of scraps that I started with:


It sure was quite a mess. I'm almost done with the scrapbook but I haven't come anywhere near to using this entire pile.

I wanted to be sure to go wadding in the Atlantic Ocean while we were there, those are the pics I decided to use for this hop. I did a 2 page layout.




I used my Foil Quill to add the cute sun.

I used Cricut's Art Nouveau cartridge for the font and the bling is Queen and Co.'s newest, Sea Stones.

Here's the current state of my remaining scraps:



Be sure to hop over to my friend Rebecca Ann She has something wonderful to share!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Connie

Sandy

Amanda 

Veronica

Kim

Narelle

Nikki

EK

 Alicia

Shannon 

Sue

Rebecca Ann

Jearise

Holli

Miranda

Liz

Charlotte



I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Sandy

My baby sister will be 57 soon. DANG!! That makes me really OLD!! LOLOL



I decided to go with a twist and pop card but I can't get a decent pic of the inside.

The flowered paper is from DCWV. I used my Foil Press to foil and cut the flowers and leaves.

The flowers and leaves are from my #spellbinder's Glimmer June kit of the month.

I used my #WRMK Foil Quill to add the, "Happy Birthday".


Monday, June 3, 2019

Back in the craft room

Between family visiting and our medical emergencies life was pretty hectic and out of control for a while but I do believe that we have finally recovered.

While we were down a friend sent us a box of goodies, homemade cherry/almond cookies and banana/chocolate chip muffins. Boy was everything ever YUMMY!!

I finally got back in the craft room yesterday and made her this card.



I added the, "Thank You to the background with my Cricut and my Foil Quill. The larger, "Thank You" was done with my Silhouette and Foil Quill. I found some tips no how to fill in the letters or icons that you use and was very happy with the results.