Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!



The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.


You should have arrived from Jearise's blog but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday 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!!







is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles



and

Wendy Chapman Bellino



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 on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here's what I created for the hop.




This is my granddaughter's gift card, card. The papers are from my stash, I even managed to dig up a few Christmas scraps to use up. The stocking is from Cricut's Christmas Cheer cartridge. I wrote, "Rachael" directly on the paper before cutting with a Cricut pen. I can't remember which font I used.

I added a gift card envelope to the inside. I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to make it. The, "Merry Christmas" is from my Spellbinder's November Small Kit of the Month set.




Be sure to hop over to Nicole's Blog

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










Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah started yesterday. I have one friend who celebrates the occasion and this is what I made him.




Both files are from Simply Crafty SVGs . The box was a bit of a challenge but Sandy's step by step tutorial was a huge help.















Big Rig Christmas

I have been absent for a while, life sure has kept me busy these past few months. If I ever get my 500 cross country Amtrak pictures all edited I'm going to have a huge scrapbook to make.

However for now I'm working on Christmas stuff. I made this for my great-nephew, AJ who lives in Michigan. My dad and older brother were both over the road truckers. Sadly we lost both of them before AJ came along. 


The file is from Simply Crafty SVGs and was very easy to assemble. If you ever get stuck on one of their projects Sandy's assembly videos are GREAT!!!



I used my envelope punch board to add a gift card holder and die cut a, "Merry Christmas" for the inside. 

I added some jewels to the wreaths on both sides and wrote a sentiment on the other side of the inside.




Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

When I saw these snow globe ornaments over at Plum Purdy  I just had to get a few to make some snow globe shaker ornaments.



After I painted the ornaments I stamped some snowflakes then I cut 8 layers of 120 lb. cardstock to create the shaker portion for each one, as well as a piece of acetate and the top, "frame". 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sunrise Wedding

My other half's daughter is getting married in a sunrise ceremony on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. I hope that she likes the card I designed.



I found the sunrise picture online, printed it out and made a frame using DCWV'S Mercury Glass stack. One of those things, saw the stack and had to have it even without a project and I'm glad I did, it was perfect for the frame.

It was hard to get a good picture of the card due to the brightness of the sun.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Rachael

My granddaughter's birthday is right around the corner. Of course I'm having a senior moment here, will she be 23 or 24? 

Her favorite colors are coral and teal, I picked up DCWV's Coral Couture stack just for Rachael.






I used my Happy Jig for the wire, "Happy". The stamps are from Fun Stamper's Journey and the butterfly is from Hero Arts.

I am entering card into these challenges:


Friday, May 11, 2018

Connie Can Crop Oriental Blog Hop

Welcome to the Far East Blog Hop.




May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!
You should have arrived from Shannon- https://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/ but if not,
Connie Can Crop conniecancrop.blogspot.com is the beginning of this fun filled 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 an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!
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 on every blog to be eligible to win.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
I made two projects, this first one is a card for my granddaughter.


I used Cricut's Pagoda cartridge to cut the doll, the flowered paper was a gift from my son and his wife who live in Tokyo.

They had 2 wedding, a semi traditional US wedding in David's hometown then a real traditional Japanese wedding in Miki's hometown which is where they met at work. This layout is from their Japanese ceremony.

The papers are from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection. The kids are both wearing traditional Japanese wedding kimonos. The heart is done with origami, it was very easy to do, here is the link:  You Tube Origami heart video

I made the, "Love" with the heart on the end with my We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig.

The hearts are a die cut from a really old set I have and I can't remember who they are from.

Next head on over to Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/ 

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












Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Happy First Mother's Day

Last year my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, this will be her first Mother's Day so I decided to make her a special card.



I used DCWV's Watercolor Garden stack. I  really like the way the flowers on a couple of sheets run across the entire bottom of the card, making it perfect paper for the card in a box design.

The flowers are some really old stamps from Heartfelt Creations, I picked them up at the 2011 Great Lakes Mega Meet. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Lots of Hugs

My lifelong BFF is going through a really rough time right now caring for her aging parents as well as working.

This super cute die set Spellbinder's April Small Die of the Month selection. The flower, circle and leaf die cuts are all a part of this set.

The stamped sentiment is really old, the copyright on the box says 2003, it is from Hero Arts.



I made my own little template and used it to guide me as I cut the layers of the card. I have 5 layers of white 110 pound paper for the shaker element. 

I am entering this card into this challenge: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Challenge - 84 - Inspiring  

I was inspired by April Showers bringing May Flowers.


Monday, April 2, 2018

DCWV April Stack-A-Holic Sample

I saw a facebook post from DCWV asking for volunteers to make samples for their April Stack-A-Holic challenge. Always looking for a challenge I raised my hand and was one of the lucky ones to be chosen.

I used their Coral Couture stack.

Here is the sketch we had to follow:



And here is my take on the sketch:

Here is the facebook link for anyone who wants to follow along: https://www.facebook.com/DCWVInc/