Friday, October 13, 2017

Chills and Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Chills & Thrills
...
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.
You should have arrived from
If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

 We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
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.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
TRICK OR TREAT!!

I choose the Halloween Hauntings SVG Bundle to work with, I used it for all of my projects this month.
For today's project I made the Halloween Cupcake Box.


I didn't have a cupcake to put in the box so I put in a battery operated tea light.
Now hop on over to Kim's Blog
Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
To Die For
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey

Here are some of the goodies I got as part of my sales kit for Fun Stamper's Journey.

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Crafty Cutting Crew

Today I'm playing along with a challenge on facebook The Crafty Cutting Crew. The sponsor is Simply Crafty SVG'S you need to use a Simply Crafty SVG in a Christmas project. This swing card file is one of many freebies that they have.


 
The printed papers are from Craft Smith.
 

 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - To Die For Challenge

This month's challenge theme over at Connie Can Crop is Halloween themed: To Die For. You need to use some type of die cut in your project, either electronic or manual.

 
Our sponsor is Dreaming Tree they have some really wonderful SVG's including all kinds of freebies.

 
I choose the Holiday Hauntings SVG Bundle to work with this month, there are 4 different SVG's in the file to work with, all 3 of my projects this month will be made using different files from the bundle.

 
The first item I made was the Cat's Meow Lantern.
 

 
Each SVG also has a video tutorial to follow along for assembly as well as a PDF file which shows you what pieces to cut out of what colors, making cutting assembly very easy to do.
 



 

Friday, September 22, 2017

DT Day - Connie Can Crop - Skunk Gift Box

Today is my day to show off what I made with my file from this month's sponsor Treasure Box Designs.
 
They have some really cute SVG's, but I just had to use this cute skunk gift box.
 

 
When my son was young I was a sewer, I did tons of sewing and one day when he was napping I decided to give a stuffed animal pattern I had on hand a try. The only one I had the correct colors for was the skunk so I whipped up a stuffed skunk.
 
When David woke up from his nap and saw the skunk sitting on the edge of the table he grabbed him, named him, "Mr. Skunk" and never let go of him. It became a bit of a family joke embarrassing his older brother and sister to no end.
 
I'm going to visit David and his beautiful wife Miki in April, they live in Tokyo (NO....I'm not a BIT excited about this new adventure in my life I've been to Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas but never overseas) I am going to buy some Arizona instant lottery tickets to tuck into the skunk box and give to David when I arrive in Tokyo.
 


 
This little guy was super easy to cut and assemble. The file is a girl skunk but I switched a couple of things around and made a male skunk. I used blue papers instead of pink and left off the little piece for the hair and the pink flower.
 
Come and join in this month's fun over at Connie Can Crop for our Anything Goes Challenge. This month's prize is from Treasure Box Designs.


 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Teachers Rule Blog Hop



 Welcome to the
MY TEACHER RULES
Blog Hop
 
School is in full force across the country and what better way to start the year than to celebrate those amazing educators that make it possible for kiddos to learn so much!

 Thank you joining us in a day honoring all the hard working teachers out there!!
 
You should have arrived from Kim's classroom, but if you need to start at the beginning of the line,  Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this back to the books blog hop.
 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win $20 in SVG images of your choice
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE Treasure Box Designs
Visit her on facebook Treasure Box Designs on facebook
 
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.You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9/13/17
at Connie Can Crop.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
It's time to get schooled!
 
I wanted to use my new cactus washi tape so I made the teacher a cactus card.
 
 
 All of the papers I used are scraps even the card base.
 
I cut the cactus with Cricut's Southwest cartridge. I used fuchsia Stickles to make the, "flowers".
 
I used alphabet stickers to add, "Teacher" which I got from Connie's Crafty Cart.
 
Now hop on over to Shannon H

 Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #62
Anything Goes
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time


 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Beautiful Baby Boy

On Monday, August 28 my niece gave birth to her son Austin John (AJ) a few weeks early due to complications. The poor little guy has some heart problems and had to be taken to Ann Arbor, MI to a special cardiac care unit. Thank goodness the little guy is improving and should be going home SOON!!! Not soon enough for his parents and grandparents who all live a few hours away from Ann Arbor.

I made him a welcome home card.

 


 

I am entering this card into these challenges:
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes

It is Anything Goes month over at Connie Can Crop.

This month's sponsor is Treasure Box Designs. They have some really cute SVG's. I choose this skunk gift box to work with.
 
 
 
 
My son had a stuffed skunk when he was young, he didn't go anywhere without his, "Mr. Skunk".
 
The file is a female skunk but I switched a few things around and made it a male skunk.
 
 
I cut out the gift box but cut it, using only the front for this card, I used the entire box for my DT project which will be posted later this month.
 


I added a bit of color to the background with my eBrush then assembled the skunk and added him to the card. I used jewels on his eyes. The sentiment panel was attached with foam pads.
 


 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

DT Day With Paper Nest Dolls

Today is my day to share my project made with this month's sponsor image from Paper Nest Doll  at Connie Can Crop. I choose this cute mermaid to work with because I love mermaids and lighthouses.


 
I have had this little cutting board for a few months trying to decide what to do with it. It measures 5 1/2" tall (without the handle) x 4 1/2" wide. I got it at a little place called The Kitchen Collection, it was only a couple of dollars.
 
After I colored the image with colored pencils I fussy cut it then I coated the cutting board with a coat of Mod Podge. When the first coat dried I put a coat on the back of the cutout mermaid and adhered it to the board. After it dried I put another layer of Mod Podge over all of it.
 
I added some jewels and a ribbon.
 
Please come and join in the fun with this month's Watercolors challenge at Connie Can Crop.
 
 

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch a Wave Blog Hop - Connie Can Crop

 
 

Welcome to the ...
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop
 
Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!
You should have arrived from Shannon  but if you need to catch the first wave in Connie Can Crop (include my link) is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 


One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE Visit her on facebook HERE
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.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!
 
 
 
 
 
 I started with a picture of Lake Huron and the lighthouse in Tawas City, MI. Before I started I added a bit of color to my white paper with my eBrush.
 
There are waves in the picture of the lake, I added a "wave" on the bottom of the page using this here thing-a-ma-gig.
 
 
There are some waves in the paper I used to make the "wave" from.
 


Now SURF on over to Marji's blog
 
Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge


Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
Watercolors
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Pacific Time