Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop


The Tea Time BLOG HOP




This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Sarah's Blog
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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer


AND


is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!



AND


is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH



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 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I made an invitation to Afternoon Tea. I LOVE Afternoon Tea and find it to be one of the most relaxing things in the world. 



I went with one of my old favorites and made a card in a box. I put the tea pot on an Action Wobble to make it easier to pour the tea.





The tea pot and matching tea cups are from Fun Stamper's Journey. The stacked tea cups are from Cricut's Disney Classics cartridge.
The papers are from Craft Smith.


I used my Foil Quill (BEST toy I have ever bought) to print out the where and when.



I collect tea ware, I have a rather nice collection which has grown out of it's china cabinet so one lucky commenter will win this beautiful tea cup. What do you have to do to win it? Become a follower of all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment on each blog. I will use the random number generator to choose the winner, that will give everyone a chance to win.


Be sure to hop over to my friend Miranda

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

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!


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



Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thank You

Getting a bit of crafting done in between visitors. I needed a quick, "Thank You" card and I wanted to use my Foil Quill. I managed to do both.


I used my Foil Quill to write, "Thank You" over and over on white 110 pound paper.
I used my Foil Press to add the, "Thank You" to the tag.
Added a ribbon, bow, some pearls and foam pads.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Rain, Rain go Away Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for  
the Rain Rain Go Away BLOG HOP




This is a blog hop featuring projects with rain, clouds, umbrellas, or rainbows!
You should have arrived from Tristan's blog
 if not,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this interactive 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 four awesome sponsors for this hop!!


 has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to shop her online store


AND

is giving away this gorgeous Easter kit by Simple Stories



AND
is giving away this awesome package containing a wreath kit, a stamp set, 2 rolls of twine, and 2 rolls of washi tape



AND
Liz with Love 



is donating an awesome envelope punch board, stickers, and a pen.


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 4/17/19 at Connie Can Crop.




I used my Foil Quill to draw the umbrella and sentiment. The, "rain drops" are some tear shapped bling that I have had in my stash FOREVER!!!

The umbrella design is from the Amy Tangerine Design Drive and the sentiment is Cricut's Baby Steps font. 


Be sure to hop over to Rebecca's Blog

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

Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy Easter

It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. 

My March Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month was all about Easter. These cute little bunnies were fun to play with.




I added the sentiment with my Foil Quill.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Shake It Up Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring projects with parts that either move or shake! 

You should have arrived from Holli's Blog but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this interactive 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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Action Wobbles is giving away a 13 pack of Wobbles!!




AND


Simply Stamping with Narelle is giving away this adorable stamp set...Bella & Friends
AND


Wendy Bellino is giving away Two (2) Club Scrap page formulas. Each includes thirteen PAGE FORMULAS with cutting instructions (12x12 scrapbook format). Delivered as printable .pdf files.


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 3/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I made 2 cards, a mover and a shaker.







I made the shaker card first. The, "Celebrate" die is from Spellbinder's. I got it as part of a grab bag type purchase a while back. 

I cut the die out 7 times using 110 pound card stock and one out of a color to match your card. 6 of the die cuts got a severe trimming. All I wanted to use from those layers was the dotted line and outter frame areas, everything else got trimmed out. Then I layered 6 of the die cuts and glued one layer to the next letting dry in between layers. This will give you 3 different shaker areas.

After the layers were totally dry I adhered them to the printed layer (which came from Connie's Crafty Cart) and let it dry. Choose your shaker element colors (I used very samll seed beads) and pour them into the shaker area you want it in.

Glue the last layer of 110 pound (the one you don't trim down) to the matching die cut and let dry. Cut a piece of clear plastic to fit the die cut and glue into place.

I added a ribbon and a few sequins to the shaker box.

Then I made this card in a box for my great-nephew who share's Connie's birthday.




His mom said that he liked these duck things so I used a few ducks to decorate the card. It's his first birthday so I had to include some "1's".

There are 3 kids in the family so I wrote each one's name on each duck. I used my Cricut to write the names.




I used an Action Wobble on the little cake but I couldn't get a pic of it wobbling.

Be sure to hop over to Jearise's Blog.

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

Happy Birthday, CONNIE!!!!

Be sure to join us next month for our
Rain Rain Go Away Themed Blog hop!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sympathy Card

I belong to some crafting facebook pages and sometimes on these pages there are requests for different types of cards to be sent to individuals. So far this month I have sent out:

2 birthday cards
1 get well card
1 sympathy card

I haven't gotten pictures of all of them but I did on this sympathy card for a card maker who recently lost her husband. I got this request from the Unity Stamp facebook page.


I used Unity's, "Jar of Hope" for this card and muted colors.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Get Well SOON!!!

My great-nephew had to have open heart surgery a few days ago. He is healing fast and might get to go home today. I wanted to do a little something fun for him so I put out a call for card makers to please make him a Get Well Card.

I have had a great response, over 60 so far, my goal is to get him at least 100. Here is my contribution to the cause.


I started with the Big Rig Truck file from Simply Crafty SVG's then added a few Cricut cuts.

I wrote the sentiments directly onto the cardstock using Cricut pens and the write feature.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I have been working on my cards.

The dies are from Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month Club for January 2019. Everything you need to make these darling paper dolls is in the die set, 21 dies all together.

All of these cards are going to friends so I did things a bit different. You can see that most of them are girl to girl with a couple of boy to girl cards thrown in. I am the silver haired doll and the others represent my granddaughter and a few other friends and relatives.

Here's a close up of my granddaughter's card. It was a HUGE pain in the neck, took me several hours and gave me a headache to make 2 individual word bubbles for each card but it was well worth the effort. 

I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 to do the word bubbles. The font is from Baby Steps.


I found a real cute sentiment to use on my gal pal to gal pal cards:


Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Birthday Joel - 2019

My buddy Joel has a birthday coming up right after the 1st of the year. He loves Elmo and I had a lot of fun putting this together for him.


The truck file is an SVG from Simply Crafty SVG'S. Elmo is a Cricut cut. 
The light blue paper needed a little something so I drew the party hats and other items using a Cricut cut (from the Celebrations cartridge?) and my Cricut pens.
I added the sentiments using the Cricut pens and the Baby Steps font.
I knew that I was going to be making it very top heavy so I cut the tires using 110 pound paper, I cut 2 sets of tires and put the second set on the inside just to give the entire thing a bit of extra stability from all of the extra weight I added to it.
I also cut the truck doors out of both craft plastic and 110 pound paper for some added strength and windows.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy New Year

The new year is coming up FAST!!! When I received my Spellbinder's November Small Kit of the Month and saw the, "Happy New Year" dies I just had to make some New Year's cards.




The stripped paper is from Craft Smith. The cityscape is from Cricut's Destinations cartridge and the sentiment is from Spellbinder's.

Very easy to make, so simple but so pretty.

Odd thing, when I was looking for the cityscape I was in Design Space searching my cartridges but this image didn't show up, it kept showing me images that I had to buy. I knew that one of my cartridges had to have something like this on it somewhere so I searched each cartridge individually until I came upon this one.