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.

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pirate's Life For Me Blog Hop



 
                                            Yo Ho Yo Ho
                                      A Pirate's Life for Me
                                                Blog Hop

Ahoy there me Matey!!
If ye scallywags want to see some treasures created by these cool landlubbers than ye have come to the right place! Cause we are about to Shiver yer timbers and Batten down the hatches!!

Ye should have arrived from me trusty pirate,
Holli
If ye just happened upon this gem of a hop, our mighty sea dog is Captain Connie Can Crop and she is the first stop in this hop.

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

We have an awesome sponsor for this month! With amazing pirate booty!
 

One lucky winner will win a digital image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.
Be sure to check out her shop online
Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps
Visit her on facebook Sasayuki Glitter

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 6/21/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

All hands on deck! Thar she blows!!



 

I decided to make another peek-a-boo card.

After coloring my image I inked the edges and layered it onto a scrap of red cardstock. The black and white checked paper is actually from my Imagine printed a few years ago and still in my stash.

I cut the, "Ahoy Matey" with my Cricut and the, "3 Birds on Parade" cartridge.


Walking the plank next is Vicky

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Connie-
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #59
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, June 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - It's a Guy Thing Challenge

 
It's time for the, "It's a Guy Thing" challenge over at Connie Can Crop
 
We have a brand new sponsor this month: SasayakiGlitter they have some really CUTE digi stamps.
 
 
 
Since my, "little guy's" birthday is tomorrow I decided to make him a birthday card. I have to send it to Tokyo I have to keep it as thin and light weight as I can to help keep the postage down.



Some of you might recognize this photo from a project I recently made but this is the first picture of the 2 of us and it is my favorite pic of the 2 of us for a couple of reasons. Bottom line: we both made it home from the hospital alive, not a small feat if you know about the complications we both had.

ANYHOW!!!! Back to the project.

The card base measures 6" wide x 5" tall, the doily under the pic is a die from my stash. The sentiment was cut from Cricut's, "Cricut Font and Basic Shapes" cartridge. Before cutting it out I went over the cut using my Cricut ink.

After adding a piece of black and white twine and a few jewels the card was complete.

Come on over and join in this month's fun.


Connie Can Crop Challenge #59
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, June 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #10 - For the Men/Boys


Today starts a new challenge over at Fabrika Fantasy. This month's theme is, "For the Men/Boys". I choose, "Tommy's Fantasy Pet" to work with.

 
After printing my image onto a piece of 4 x 6 white cardstock I used water color pencils to color it. Then I layered some scraps of blue and brown onto a white cardstock base and added a ribbon. I added some copper Stickles to his shirt and a few wooden buttons from my stash.
 
Please come and join in the FUN!!!
 
Welcome to Fabrika Fantasy Challenges
Unfortunately we have to have some so here are some info and the rules.

This is a Monthly Challenge Blog with New Challenges starting on 1st of each month and ending on 28th of each month.

We have two winners which will be selected by the design team.  One winner will be selected from those entires who have used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive a prize of 3 Digi Images of their choice from the Store.  The second winner will be selected from those entries who have not used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive 1 Digi Image of their choice from the Store. A Top 3 will also be chosen by the DT.  These will be announced at the start of the New Challenge.  If you are one of the lucky ones, please grab the Winner or Top 3  badge to display on your blog.

The Rules

Your project should be a new Creation.  STRICTLY No Back Linking allowed.  Entries posted before the Start Date will be deleted.

Please follow the Challenge Theme.  Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Blog.  As long as you follow the theme you may enter.
You can use any images you wish but if you use a Fabrika Fantasy Image then you will be eligible for the 3 Digi Image Prize.  

We respectfully request no completely digital colored projects.

You may enter the Challenge a Maximum of 3 times and these must be with different new projects.  Anyone entering more than this limit or with an old project will be deleted.

You may combine this Challenge with as many other Challenges as you wish.

Please link your entry to your project post and not your entire blog.

DT's love to visit your blogs and leave you comments.  Please turn off Word Verification or we may not be able to leave you a comment.  If you are linking up as part of a group such as Splitcoast Stampers we may not be able to leave a comment.

It would be lovely if you would follow our blog but this is not a requirement.

Most Importantly Have Fun playing along with us.

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

DT Day with Connie's Crafty Cart

Today is my day to post over at Connie Can Crop.

 
The papers and, "Thank You" I used all came from:
 


The card folds at the top.

Card base measures: 5" wide x 5.5" tall.
The yellow layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug. The circle and scalloped circle are Spellbinder's dies. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Please come and join in the fun with this month's challenge:

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy May New Releases

Today is new release day at Fabrika Fantasy. First I had, "Little Tiger" to work with.


After coloring this cutie  with watercolor pencils I added some jewels and layered the image onto a piece of Kraft paper I had embossed with a HoneyComb embossing folder then I added the twine at the top.

Then I got, "Small Child" to play with.

 
I used watercolor pencils to color him then inked the edges and layered the image onto a piece of a blue scrap I had on hand.

I found the tutorial for this mini book on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBNs3ZmAv98&t=515s
It was pretty fast to put together.

This would make a great Mother's Day gift for a new mother to add pics of her little one into and carry in her purse so she can brag about her little guy.

Please come on by and play along with this month's monochrome challenge: http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-9-monochrome.html
 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Papercrafter's Corner Challenge #170

There is a long story to go with this picture but I want to make a long story short so I'll just give you the Cliff Notes version.

This little guy was an emergency C-section which was followed by some very serious complications for me and more surgery. He actually went home from the hospital before I did and I wasn't able to hold him while he was in there with me.

So...this is really the first time I was able to hold him (I still has a LOT of stitches right behind where he sits on my lap), I still wasn't able to pick him up but I could hold him. He was already 2 weeks old by the time I got home.

 
When I saw this inspiration photo it reminded me of the day I got home from the hospital, the first thing I did was to go into his room and look at him sleeping. If I had been able to pick him up I would have but I still had a lot of healing ahead of me and an additional surgery in the near future.
 
I cut the letters with my Cricut and the Cricut Alphabet cartridge, the hearts are from another Cricut cartridge.
 
 

Connie Can Crop - Home Grown Blog Hop


Welcome to the
Home Grown Blog Hop
Spring is here! And the weather is perfect for planting
those new flower beds and gardens.
Join us as we celebrate Spring with our
Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!
You should have arrived from
Angela- http://mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com/
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 sponsor for this month!
 

One lucky winner will win a surprise goodie from Connie's Crafty Cart.
Be sure to check out my shop online Connie's Crafty Cart
Visit me on facebook Connie Can Crop


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 5/17/17
at Connie Can Crop.


 Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



 
I came across the directions for this card here: Z Fold Card in a Box.
 
My cuts are from various Cricut cartridges: the tulips are from Walk in my Garden, clouds are from Create a Critter and the Happy Birthday is from Cricut Font and Basic Shapes.
 

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Shannon M.- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #58
Inspiration Challenge
due 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Pacific Time
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #5

Today is the last day of Connie Can Crop Cyber Hop Challenge #5. I just finished yesterday's project which called for some kind of fruit.


My prickly pear cactus is the inspiration for my layout. I found this little cactus growing in our back yard a few years ago and decided to plant it and see what happened.


It has grown quite a bit since I planted it but it never flowered until this year.
 
 
After the flower comes the fruit. Most people don't know that you can cook and eat the leaves and fruits. I don't have any pictures of prickly pear fruits so I found this one online.
 





Prickly pears come in different colors and I assume that the fruit is the same color as the flower so I should get yellow fruits from my cactus.


The cactus cut is from Cricut's, "Southwest" cartridge, the fruits are actually an egg cut from the, "Easter 2010" cartridge and the font is from, "Cricut Alphabet". I added some dots to the fruits to make them look as much like prickly pear fruit as I could.

I am entering this layout in this challenge:

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #5