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
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.



  1. Aha!! The skunks! So darn cute! And gorgeous photos too! Love the flowers and stick pins! Thanks so much for joining me in this special hop and for sharing such a special moment!

  2. What a fun story behind the photos, and those paper pieced skunks couldn't be cuter. I had to look closely, but yes...there's that little skunk ring holder!

  3. I always love black and white layouts and classy. I'm glad you shared with us how skunks came to be involved, LOL It was great hopping with you. Wishing you a healthy, happy 2017

  4. Very cute lay out! Thank you so much for Sharing. Happy New Year!

  5. Great LO!!!! What a fun story!

  6. your skunks are too cute! and your story is precious! you looked beautiful at the wedding!


  7. AWWWW Such a beautiful story to cherish and your layout is simply gorgeous but....not as gorgeous as you were that day! BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to your family! Happy NEW Year!

  8. Great layout and the story behind the skunks made me giggle.

  9. What a cute layout and a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing both.

  10. I really love this lay out, so sweet.

  11. Sue, your layout is so cute. And the bride and broom adorable. Great job. TFS and to hop with us. Happy New Year

  12. I love your LOs and the skunk story that goes along with it! Such fantastic memories! Great photos and embossing folder and the rows of shunks...too cute!

  13. Those skunks just crack me up and love how you added them to a wedding layout! I don't have a Cricut, but looks like you gave those little critters so much personality!

  14. I thought I had left a comment right after Connie's, but I'm not seeing it so here goes again. LOVE your funny skunk story and layout, and yes...I see that little skunk ring holder in the photo. Thanks so making me giggle!

  15. What a cute idea since I love inside jokes in families. My son recently was married and they had an outdoor wedding with her dog as the ring bearer. I will have to keep that mind when I scrap their wedding because the animals are special to them just like that skunk is to your son.

  16. Your skunk ring bearer and your skunk layouts are super adorable.

  17. I love the dolls and your layout! I now have that song stuck in my head. :)

  18. Oh, I just love this layout! The little skunks at the bottom are the perfect addition to go along with the story. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!


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