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 
 






Monday, July 31, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Watercolor Challenge

This month's challenge over at Connie Can Crop is Watercolors. You need to use watercolor somewhere on your project.



This month's sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls.
 
 
 
 
I used watercolor paper because it doesn't curl up as much as regular paper does when you get it wet and it is very heavy duty. First I used 3 different shades of blue watercolor paint on the background. When it was dry I used StazOn to ink the background.
 
I also colored a scrap of watercolor paper with yellow, pink and green paint then stamped the image directly on top of it.
 
I used blue cardstock for my base.
 
Please come and  join in the fun at Connie Can Crop.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DT Day at Connie Can Crop - with Bugagoo Stamps

Today is my DT Day at Connie Can Crop. I had this really cute sunflower digi stamp from BugabooStamps to play with.
  

 

Once again I did my best to follow this month's challenge theme of Use Your Stash.
 
 
The colored pencils I used to color my image have been hanging around since 2011 or 2012. I also used a Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage CD to print the flowered paper on the back of the bookmark.
The stamps I used on the back for the sentiment are from Inky Antics, I have had them since 2012. The flower stamp is from Hero Arts and a new item to my stash but they were on clearance so they have been in stock at the store where I bought them for a really long time.
I also added some Stickles to the flower centers and I have had them since 2010.
Please come on over to Connie Can Crop and play along with this month's Use Your Stash Challenge.



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Kingman Center for the Arts

A while back we went to a local yearly arts and craft sale. The first booth we came to was selling 6 x 6 canvases to help raise funds for the Kingman Center for the Arts. The idea is to take the canvas home, create something on it and return it to be sold at an upcoming art show that will help fund the new art center.

The subject matter for the canvas is Route 66, Kingman, AZ is a part of the longest remaining stretch of Route 66 and the town depends on tourist dollars to survive.

After having several ideas running through my mind, here is what I came up with after going to see, "Cars" 3, what is more Route 66 than the, "Cars" movies?

 
The pic is a bit crooked but I am just too lazy to take another one.
 
After painting the canvas a very light blue I put on a coat of silver Craft Twinkles (hard to see in the pic) and used my Cricut Cars cartridge to cut the Cars logo and the Route 66 sign. The, "Kingman, AZ" was cut using Street Signs.
 

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Connie Can Crop - All American Blog Hop

Welcome to the All American Blog Hop




Welcome to the ...
All American
Blog Hop
This hop is all about America and the things that make us great. Our projects hope to inspire you with our stars and stripes. I love the USA!
You should have arrived from Marji's Blog
If you need to start at the beginning please start at Connie Can Crop.
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 a $21 gift certificate to Bugaboo Stamps.
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 7/19/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Now let's salute this great country!

 
 
 
I really enjoy making these cards in a box, they are so easy and cute.

The papers are from an old DCWV stack that I have had the stack for so long that I have forgotten how long I've had it. Since at least 2011 would be my best guess.

The white felt flowers and pearls are from Queen and Co. I have had them since 2012.

The brads I used for the flower centers have also been around a very long time.

The butterflies are a die and embossing folders from Cuttlebug, they have been in my stash since about 2010, maybe a little longer. The stamp and die for the smaller butterflies is a newer item, it's from Hero Arts that I picked up on one of our trips to Las Vegas to do some shopping sometime last year.

Now kindly hop over to Lisa
Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #60
Use Your Stash
 due 11:59 P.M., Friday, July 31st, 2017
Pacific Time
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
a2z-july-2017-challenge (small butterflies are from Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp and Cut
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Connie Can Crop Challenge # 60 - Use Your Stash

Time for a brand new challenge over at Connie Can Crop. This month's theme is, Use Your Stash.

 
This months sponsor is BugabooStamps.
 
 
I dug deep into my stash to follow the theme all month, this is my first Use Your Stash project.
 



 

The papers are from Boxer Scrapbooking (?) I think that was the name of the company, I have had these papers since the 2011 Great Lakes Mega Meet.

The pearls are from Queen and Co., I got them at the 2012 Great Lakes Mega Meet.

The stamps are from DoCrafts, I think that I received them in 2014 or was it 2013?

BTW, the little bit of a crooked sentiment panel on the paw print card is, "artistic license", that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Please come and join us at Connie Can Crop and Use Your Stash!!
 

Fabrika Fantasy #11 - Christmas in July

It is Christmas in July this month over at Fabrika Fantasy.



I choose the, "Winter Games1" digi to use and decided to make a Peek - a - boo card.



After printing my image I used watercolor pencils to color it then I added some clear and very pale blue jewels.

The sentiment and snowflakes are stamps from my stash. Every paper I used on this card is a scrap from a previous project.1


 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Basket Weave Card

I had some play time yesterday so I made this card.

 
I used a basket weave fold. I made the background with my Gelli Plate. After the paint dried I stamped it with a stamp from the Hero Arts, "Anyone Can Stamp!" set.
 
The sentiment is from a Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die set.
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
 
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Connie Can Crop - June DT Project

Today is my day to show off what I've made using this month's sponsor's image over at Connie Can Crop.

We have a brand new sponsor this month SasayakiGlitter they have some really cute digi images.

 
 I won't be having a bon voyage party before I go but I will be leaving on a jet plane to go visit my kids in Japan....no date yet waiting to get my passport first.
 




 
I used Cricut's, "Pack Your Bags", "Summer Vacation" and cut into a real map for my icons. I put him on an Action Wobble so that he can fly off into the wild blue yonder whenever he feels like it. 
 
 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #59
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, June 30th, 2017
Pacific Time





Friday, June 16, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy - New Releases for June

Today is new release day over at Fabrika Fantasy. 

I have been rather busy recently so I only did 1 new release project this month. I love this image with the girl and dolphin, I decided to use it to scrap a page using a picture of my Granddaughter at Sea Camp in Key West, Florida.



Rachael told me just the other day how her trip to Sea Camp was the most wonderful trip ever. I am very happy that she had the chance to experience it.

The dolphins and title are from Cricut's, "Life is a Beach" cartridge.