Friday, September 13, 2019

Movie Night Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for  
MOVIE NIGHT BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring our favorite movies or inspired by the movie theme! So grab your popcorn and favorite soda pop and let us take you to the movies!

You should have arrived from EK's Blog.                                          If not, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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.


Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!


Connie is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift card to Hobby Lobby! Wohoo!
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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 9/18/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!




I have to admit that I'm old and REALLY set in my ways. I really don't care for today's movies but I LOVE old classic movies. We have a 70" tv and spend quite a bit of our time watching old black and white movies. 



There are way too many movies to have a real favorite, at least for me and there are several that I can watch over and over such as, "Bringing Up Baby", "North By Northwest" and, "Jane Eyre" to name a few as well as today's choice, "The Long, Long Trailer" staring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. Parts of the movie were filmed in Yosemite National Park and the scenery is stunning. I love Lucy and her antics always make me laugh.


The plot of the movie is that Lucy and Desi are newlyweds. Desi is an engineer and works all over the place, making for a roaming lifestyle for the couple. They buy the trailer at Lucy's insistence so that she can make Desi a real home no matter where they are.

As they travel along Lucy picks up landscaping rocks and home canned goods, both very heavy objects which makes for a very dangerous drive through some very steep, narrow mountain passes.

7 years ago we moved from Michigan to Arizona. We packed up our house and the moving company packed it all up in their truck. We also had a garage full of motorcycles (3, 2 non running) as well as my Rick's tools. In order to move all of that we bought an 18" trailer and has several special adjustments made to it. I decided that it was our Long, Long Trailer and asked if I could pick up rocks and homemade canned goods along our way and was told no. He was right because Lucy's collection was nearly the death of her and Ricky. When we got to Flagstaff, AZ there was a full blown monsoon going on. If you have never been in one before, you don't want to be. There was one mountain that we almost didn't make up due to the amount of water on the road and the mountain was really steep.

Here's our truck and trailer all packed up and ready to leave. Ricky's car was barley big enough to pull their trailer, turned out our truck was barley big enough to pull our trailer. The bed of the truck is also packed full.



The canning jars are from Cricut's, "From My Kitchen" cartridge. The rocks are from, " Dino Play". The red heart doily came from Hobby Lobby.

I originally did a 2 page layout, this picture and a picture of the Gold Wing (orange motorcycle up there in the trailer) and it's trailer all packed up and hitched for a trip from Arizona to Michigan in 2016. I just couldn't get the 2 different trailers to meld. I think it was the baby decorations I used on it, we were riding back to Michigan for the birth of Rick's grandson.

If you're wondering what the 2nd page looked like, here it is: 

That's Rick making his final preparations and those fuzzy head on the back or our lions. They have been riding with us since 2003. All of the cuts on this page are from Cricut's, "Baby Steps" cartridge.


Be sure to hop over to Vicky's blog


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

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sparkle and Shine

I haven't entered a challenge for a while but came across this one a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge - Sparkle and Shine and decided to enter. 



Sentiment: Hero Arts DC150 Happy Stamp & Cut (Happy is a die cut and Birthday and triangles are stamps in the set)
Recipe: DCWV
Ribbon: Stash
Necklace blank: Craft Fantastic
Scalloped Circles: Spellbinders
"Happy": Cut out of foil paper

I am entering this into this challenge: a2z Scrapbooking - July Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Friday, July 12, 2019

Adventure Awaits Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Adventure Awaits BLOG HOP




This is a blog hop featuring our Adventures! Whether we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, traveling, staying close to home or venturing far away, we love to document our adventures!

 Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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 two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Coloring with Nikki is giving away this gorgeous Handwritten Background stamp from RG Studios to one lucky winner.



AND


 Connie has put together this Set of Me and My Big Ideas (Mambi) goodies12x12 Kit, Sticker phrases, and a Washi pack!!



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 7/17/19 here at Connie Can Crop.

Last summer my guy's daughter opted for a destination wedding in Maine so we decided to do a first for both of us, we took the Amtrak from Kingman, Arizona to Portland, Maine. It was quite an adventure. The train ride was so relaxing, no worries about rooms or food as they were included in our tickets and all of the employees were wonderful!!

When I started working on our scrapbook I gave myself a challenge, I can't use anything buy my scraps because here is the pile of scraps that I started with:


It sure was quite a mess. I'm almost done with the scrapbook but I haven't come anywhere near to using this entire pile.

I wanted to be sure to go wadding in the Atlantic Ocean while we were there, those are the pics I decided to use for this hop. I did a 2 page layout.




I used my Foil Quill to add the cute sun.

I used Cricut's Art Nouveau cartridge for the font and the bling is Queen and Co.'s newest, Sea Stones.

Here's the current state of my remaining scraps:



Be sure to hop over to my friend Rebecca Ann She has something wonderful to share!


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

Connie

Sandy

Amanda 

Veronica

Kim

Narelle

Nikki

EK

 Alicia

Shannon 

Sue

Rebecca Ann

Jearise

Holli

Miranda

Liz

Charlotte



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



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Sandy

My baby sister will be 57 soon. DANG!! That makes me really OLD!! LOLOL



I decided to go with a twist and pop card but I can't get a decent pic of the inside.

The flowered paper is from DCWV. I used my Foil Press to foil and cut the flowers and leaves.

The flowers and leaves are from my #spellbinder's Glimmer June kit of the month.

I used my #WRMK Foil Quill to add the, "Happy Birthday".


Monday, June 3, 2019

Back in the craft room

Between family visiting and our medical emergencies life was pretty hectic and out of control for a while but I do believe that we have finally recovered.

While we were down a friend sent us a box of goodies, homemade cherry/almond cookies and banana/chocolate chip muffins. Boy was everything ever YUMMY!!

I finally got back in the craft room yesterday and made her this card.



I added the, "Thank You to the background with my Cricut and my Foil Quill. The larger, "Thank You" was done with my Silhouette and Foil Quill. I found some tips no how to fill in the letters or icons that you use and was very happy with the results.



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!