Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happy Hanukkah - 2017

Hanukkah items are very hard to find in the crafting world. I came across this easel card over at Simply Crafty SVG's. They have some really cute files which are very reasonably priced.


 
I added a piece to the front, a layer of white that I dry embossed and attached with foam pads. I used silver foil paper for the Menorah, glitter paper for the sentiment, yellow glitter paper for the candle flames and blue foil for the Star of  David. I inked the edges of my blue paper and added a flower and jewel center from my stash.
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
 
 

Friday, December 8, 2017

North Pole Blog Hop - Connie Can Crop

 
Welcome to
...
The North Pole
Blog Hop
To the North Pole I'd like to go,
Over fields of ice and snow;
To see Santa dear,
Mrs. Claus and the elves would be
Waiting there for you and me;
Where they make the toys so busily!
  Connie Can Crop  is the beginning of this hop! If you need to start at the beginning head over to Rebecca
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 


 
 

One lucky winner will win a gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online 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 12/13/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
In his wonderful reindeer sleigh,
Santa would whisk us all away;
Flying merrily,
Non stop to the NORTH POLE!!
 
 
I used Craftin' Desert Diva's Christmas Eve digi stamp. These are both pre-colored. I printed them onto 110 lb. paper then did a fussy cut, added some Glazed Dimensions to Santa's Fur and the stockings hanging on the mantle and the fire. Some ribbon, twine and a couple of jewels and the cards were finished, great for last minute cards.

Next head on over to Santa's workshop to visit with Miranda
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #65
I'm So Fancy (OUR LAST Challenge)
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Connie Can Crop's Last Challenge - I'm So Fancy

This is the last challenge over at Connie Can Crop and it is a fun one, "I'm so Fancy". You need to use either a fancy fold or a 3D card.

Our sponsor this month is Craftin Desert Divas. They have some really great items in their shop.



I choose their, "Christmas Eve" Digi Stamp file to play with, I thought it would work well for a Card in a Box, one of my favorite cards to make.

 


 
 
This file comes with pre-colored images as well as images you can color yourself. Since I needed so many in various sizes I decided to use the pre-colored images. I printed each one a few different times before coming up with the correct sizes.
 
I printed them onto 110 lb. cardstock because it is nice and heavy and it won't curl up like thinner stock will over time. This card is for my granddaughter and she saves every card I send her so I wanted to make sure that it will look as good next Christmas as it does this year.
 
The card base paper is from Craft Smith, you really can't see it very well under the other layers.
 
I added some Glossy Accent to the white of Santa's hat. I used some pearls to give the tree decorations some dimension as well as to the wreath then some jewels on the corners of the other images on the card.
 
This will be Connie's last challenge so let's make it a great one with tons of entries.
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
 

 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

DT Day with Bugaboo Stamps

Today is my day to show off what I have made with my image from this month's sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps over at Connie Can Crop.





I choose this cute little squirrel to work with and I decided to stick to this month's color pallet.

I used chalks to color him then I added a bit of Glazed Dimensions to the hearts and little highlight areas of the acorns. I used Wild Honey Distress Oxide on the edges.
 
The card measures 5.5" wide x 4.25" tall. I added a piece of fall themed washi tape, a bit of twine and a few pearls to finish the card off.
 
Please come and join us for this month's color challenge at Connie Can Crop. Only one more challenge after this one.



 
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Crafting Cutting Crew October Challenge - Simply Crafty SVG Prize

October's challenge over at The Crafty Cutting Crew's Facebook Page was sponsored by Simply Crafty SVG'S. The prize was a Simply Crafty SVG gift card. The challenge was to use one of Simply Crafty SVG'S files to create a Christmas project.

I decided on one of the free files to work with, a swing card.


My cards:

 
I won the challenge and had fun spending my gift card. One of the files I picked was this Christmas Double Fold set.
 


 

I used up some brads that I have had around forever on the closing bands.
 
I wanted to add a splash of color to the ornament card so I put a few jewels here and there. I got the sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby it was in the clearance pile.



Another Hobby Lobby clearance stamp.

 
I have a few odds and ends jewels to use up because I just ordered a whole bunch more so I used some of the Christmas leftovers on the inside Christmas tree. The sentiment stamp was one of the ones in the grab bag I had ordered from Unity Stamps last week. I just love the font.
 
I managed to use a few scraps but I am afraid that as usual I made more scraps than I used.
 
There are still a few more files I need to play with from this great prize but real life is getting in my way and I need to get a few things done including my Christmas cards and some door drafts to whip up on the Serger if I can remember how to use it.
 
I am entering these cards into this challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Route 66 Christmas Card

In October I signed up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. Since I live a mile from Route 66 and live in a Route 66 tourist town I choose their, " Hit the Road" stamp set for one of my Coach Kit items.
 
Here is the card I made using the truck and one of the Route 66 signs from the stamp set.
 
 
 
The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey's, "Holly Jolly" stamp set (I also picked up the matching dies for that set) and the holly die cut is from their, "Medallion Wreath Die Set".

The black squiggly line underneath the truck is Route 66 and I marked our town, Kingman, AZ with a green jewel.

The 2 thin green strips are quilling paper (so much easier than trying to cut it myself).

I used wet embossing on the truck, sentiment and Route 66 sign. Fun Stampers Journey white ink works great!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Hop - A Day of Thanks

A Day of Thanks
Blog Hop...

 
 
 
As we approach the busy Holiday seasons, let us take a few minutes this weekend to stop and reflect on the things in our life that we are thankful for. We bring you this hop as a way to encourage you and inspire you to reach out and say thank you to those who surround you. This simple gesture can go along way!

You should have arrived from Rebecca's Blog but if you need to start at the beginning, head on over to 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 gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online 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 11/22/17 at Connie Can Crop.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
 
 

 

I am not a fan of fall, I prefer the heat of summer so I went with more of a summer theme. All of the papers except for the card base are scraps but my pile still isn't any smaller.

The die cut and sentiment stamp and stars are from a Hero Arts stamp & cut set, the circle dies are from Spellbinders.

I added a few jewels and a piece of twine to the fold and I was finished.

Please hop on over to Vicky next.
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #64
Color Challenge
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Pacific Time
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Color Challenge

Only 2 more challenges at Connie Can Crop!!!!!! This month we have a color challenge for you.



Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps.


The color palate is fall colors:



You need to use the above colors somewhere on your project.

I thought the colors were perfect for Thanksgiving cards.



I used Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge for the turkey. I added some googly eyes because I love googly eyes. I made a few of them to send to family and friends.



A bit of washi tape on the fold edge, computer generated sentiment and a couple of jewels.

Friday, October 27, 2017

DT Post with Dreaming Tree SVG'S

Today is my day to share with you what I have made with files from this month's sponsor, Dreaming Tree.


I choose the Holiday Hauntings bundle to work with, I did the Cats Meow Lantern for my challenge post, the Halloween Cupcake Box for my blog hop post and today I'm sharing the Shudder Shutter Card and Spooky Lantern.



 
 
Dreaming Tree has some really wonderful SVG'S, including lots of great freebies. Each file comes with a PDF showing what to cut out of what color and a video assembly tutorial. Please head on over there and check out all of the wonderful items Dreaming Tree.
 
And don't forget this month's To Die For Challenge at Connie Can Crop.
 

 

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chills and Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Chills & Thrills
...
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.
You should have arrived from
If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling 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!
TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them 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 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
TRICK OR TREAT!!

I choose the Halloween Hauntings SVG Bundle to work with, I used it for all of my projects this month.
For today's project I made the Halloween Cupcake Box.


I didn't have a cupcake to put in the box so I put in a battery operated tea light.
Now hop on over to Kim's Blog
Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
To Die For
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time