Sunday, January 15, 2017

Just Because Card using New Fold

While looking for a new to me card fold to try I came across this one over at Beccy's Place - Tutorial - Building Blocks Cards .

The stone cottage image is one of Beccy's freebies, the other stamps are from my stash.

I am entering this card into Beccy's monthly challenge:

Beccy's Place January Challenge

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Joel - 2017

I really enjoy making these 4 Fold Cards, they are easy, I can use up some scraps and/or smaller sheets that are too small for anything else, and I really like the finished result.




I didn't use any scraps on this one but I was able to use a few sheets of a 4 x 6 stack I have had around forever and a piece of teal cardstock I have also had forever. The rick rack has been around for quite a while too.
 
For the last, "Happy Birthday" I used a stencil, texture paste and some teal glitter.
 
I will be entering this into these challenges:
 
 
 
I went with the last row going down:
 
Fun Fold, Ribbon or Twine and Patterned Paper

 
 
 

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

What a Bunch of Characters!!


Welcome to the 
What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney's lovable Characters!

 You should have arrived from Kim's Blog  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!
Be sure to visit them on etsy here.
On facebook here.
And their blog 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 1/18/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
When my son and his now wife were dating they made a visit to Tokyo Disney Sea. I decided to scrap a few of those pictures for this hop.



Minnie & Mickey in the center, David riding on the tram on left, David and Miki with I don't know who (I should know but I'm drawing a total blank).

Recipe:
2 heart doilies from my stash
"Tokyo" and "Sea" cut from Cricut's Art Nouveau cartridge, @ 1.3"
"Disney Heart" cut from Cricut's Mickey and Friends cartridge @ 2"
"Mickey Ears" cut from Mickey and Friends @ 2", the paper I used on the top layer is a piece of Japanese craft paper from the kids
A few jewels from my stash.
 


 Up next is The Amazing Alicia
Here's our line up in case you get lost:

Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time
 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Joy Fold Card

I came across this card fold over at Blog Quick Quotes. I like the fold and had time on my hands to I made 2 of them today. I decided they should be, "Thank You" cards because I never have one when I need one.

 
 

 
All of the patterned papers are from Quick Quotes collections. I added a button to help keep the card closed and a bit of bling.
 
I am entering these cards into these challenges:
 
 
 
Just Us Girls - Word Week - New  - My, "new" is the fold, these are my 1st Joy Fold Cards and the papers on the 1st card are also new.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Jo's Scrap Shack #170 - Anything Goes

Happy New Year!!! It is time for another great challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack .

 
The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is 4 digital stamps.
 
 I had the Butterfly Rose Girl digi to work with.
 
 
Recipe:
 
Bugaboo image
Colored pencils
Border Stamps
Scraps for banners
Thank you stamp
Theresa Collins Ebosser Cabbage Rose embossing folder
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink 
 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until January 13th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of January 16th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

 
 

 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Connie Can Crop Wild Blogiversary

Welcome to the 
Wild Blogiversary Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a week long celebration in honor of my 8th year here in Blog Land! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the wild animal in us all!!

 You should have arrived from Marji's Blog. If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
 

We have an ten amazing sponsors for this anniversary hop!!

Connie's Crafty Cart- Sassafras Lass Stamps
Miss Kate Cuttables- 2 free SVG images
Kitty Bee Designs- 1 free digital stamp
Creative Memories- $25 gift certificate
Close to my Heart- Stamp Set and Ink
Stampin Up- Embossing Folder
Fun Stampers Journey- Stamp Set
Mermaids N Monograms- Adorable Mason Jar Glass
Little Scraps of Heaven- 2 $10 Gift Certificates
and
Paper Crafting World- $20 Gift Certificate

 

 
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 1/11/17
at Connie Can Crop.
And YES you can win more than one prize!! So be sure to leave your comments!!
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

My project is a bit of a tongue in cheek long time family thing. To make a short story shorter, one day when my son was napping I made a stuffed skunk and when he woke up, he grabbed it and named him, "Mr. Skunk"  and they were BFF's until David grew up. All I could think of while I was cutting the black and white skunk was the song, "Puttin' on the Ritz" so............I decided to go with pictures of my son and I putting each other's flowers on for his US wedding. I found a ceramic skunk ring bearer, if you look close you can see it behind the glass.
 

 
 




Products used:

Cricut's Animal Kingdom (skunk border)
Cricut's Gypsy Font
Craftwell - Cabbage Rose embossing folder
Imaginisce Jewels
The Paper Studio stick pins
Flower and papers from my stash
 
 Up next is the Marvelous Miranda.

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Connie Can Crop - Anything Goes

Today is my very first post for Connie Can Crop as a part of Connie's DT. This month's challenge is:



This month's sponsor is: Kitty Bee Designs


The prize is 1 Kitty Bee Design digi stamp.

I had this cute little Panda Bear with cotton candy to work with


and I decided to make a friendship type card using a Surprise Pop Up Card design.



 
 
The directions for this card can be found here: You Tube.
 
Recipe:
 
Kitty Bee Designs: Cotton Candy Panda
DCWV Far East Stack
Scraps of Bazzil Basics (scalloped circle), white (to print digi), cream and green
Spellbinder's scalloped circles and circles dies
Glazed Dimensions and glitter (for cotton candy)
Sequins, jewels and twine or ribbon
Stamps and ink
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Wild!!!

Mark you Calendars!!
January 3rd marks Connie Can Crop's ...
9 year Blogiversary!!
And she is celebrating in a very big way!!
                                                     Connie Can Crop 
 
We will be having an amazing blog hop
featuring WILD projects!!
We have such an awesome lineup!!
AND
We have a ton of sponsors with
a bunch of amazing prizes to giveaway to
our lucky hoppers!!

 
Sponsors included are:

 Connie's Crafty Cart
Miss Kate Cuttables
Kitty Bee Designs
Creative Memories
Close to my Heart
Stampin Up
Fun Stampers Journey
Mermaids N Monograms
Little Scraps of Heaven
and
Paper Crafting World
WOW! That's 10 prizes!!! AMAZING!!
You don't want to miss this!!

Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop


 
 

 
Welcome to the Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from the amazing

 
If you are lost this is the beginning Alica's Blog.  As we approach the holiday season, I am sure we are all scrambling to find unique gift ideas. We hope as you hop along you are inspired by each bloggers ideas.

First, we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.
 
 

Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by December 31th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie @ gmail.com with your order. 

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 
 
Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!
 


I made a perpetual calendar for my good buddy, Joel an autistic young man who loves calendars. You can give Joel any date, past, present or future (say 5-15-1955) and he will tell you the day of the week that date fell on in the wink of an eye.
 
 
I have to be totally honest, I did not come up with this idea on my own, here is the link where you can find the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Perpetual Calendar Tutorial

I made a few changes in my card, I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes for my numbers and Cricut Craftroom Basics for my squares. I also used a border stamp along the bottom as I did not have nor could I find any dark blue (any kind of blue) washi tape.

Next up is Krafty Kim

If you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:
Card A Day Challenge blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Funday Friday - Anything Goes

It's time for another Funday Friday - Anything Goes over at Jo's Scrap Shack.
 
This week's sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and the prize is 3 digital stamps.
 


I am always on the lookout for new (at least to me) card designs and folds. One good place to find them is at Beccy's Place. That's where I found this fold, a Double Shutter Card aka Double Display Card.




This card was great for using up some scraps, all of the papers are from DCWV, the felt scroll I used on the front has been in my stash for over 4 years, ever since the 2012 Great Lakes Mega Meet. It was part of my, "Queen and Co. Trunk".

All of the stamps I used are from various stamp sets that I have had in my stash for at least 3 years.

You can find the directions for this card here: Beccy's Place.

Please come and join the fun over at Jo's Scrap Shack.