Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a black and white card to share with you.

To cut a banner with two colors or papers is really quite easy.  When you go to cut the banner, match the two pieces together on the side you want to cut.  Then cut up the middle and then corner to top, and corner to top.  Then mat the smaller piece on the bigger piece.  There you go.

A very simple card, but I think that the black and white is a striking combo.

Supplies are all from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase the supplies here.

Stamp: Stay Cozy
Cardstock: Black Licorice, Whip Cream
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Journey Scallops, Journey Circles
Silk: Sparkle

Sunday, December 9, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

We are getting closer to Christmas and finishing up our last minute crafts.  Christmas cards are always my favorite thing to make this time of year.

Today I have a simple card to share.

The tree is stamped and then I added rhinestones to the different areas.  I then flicked Sparkle Silk all over the card, before adding the little Merry Christmas banner to the card.

Supplies are all from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here
Stamp:  Sparkle Trim
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Black Licorice
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Pomegranate Splash
Silk: Sparkle
Accessories: Rhinestones

Friday, December 7, 2018


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 Amanda'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!!

Will be giving away this gorgeous Winter mailbox die, glitter tape and fun twine!

is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles


Wendy Chapman Bellino
is giving away a Christmas themed digital kit from Club Scrap

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!

Now on to the project I am sharing today.

I had fun creating this card.
Aren't the pine needle garland on the mantle the cutest?  I got those at Hobby Lobby.  They are Canadian Pine Stems that I just cut to fit the top of my mantle.
The mantle came from the Window View Die set from Fun Stampers Journey.  It is actually the window sill, but I think it looks great as a mantle.  Thanks to my friend Cindy for the idea.

All other supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be found here

Stamp:  Merry Everything, Canvas Prints
Ink:  Dark Roast, Cranberry Bliss
Colored with Color Burst Pencils 
Pattern Paper: Cozy Prints
I hope you found some inspiration.  Now be sure to hop over to Sandy'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!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share with you a card I created for my most recent card class.

I added a swipe of Whip Cream ink over the embossed piece, to bring out the wood grain in the paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Poinsettia Burst, Holiday Script
Paper: Buttercream Cardstock, Hazelnut Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Cranberry Bliss, Kiwi Slice, Whip Cream, Black Licorice
Dies: Poinsettia Burst, Holiday Script, Branch and Cone
Embossing Folder: Barn Wall
Accessories:  Journey Twine Silver

All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey and can  be purchased here.

Monday, December 3, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share a card I created for a Christmas Card Swap.

I curled the edges of the poinsettia petals with my crease tool/bone folder.  I like the way it gives life to the flower.

Sequins.  I love them, but they can be hard to tie a bow with.  Here is what I did.  I tied a knot around the organza bow with Whip Cream Twine.  I then looped the string of sequins and then laid it on top of the knot and then tied a knot on top.  Then tied the twine into a bow.    This is the only way I have figured out how to add a sequins bow.  If you have any tricks, please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Holiday Script from Fun Stampers Journey
Paper: Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, Pattern Paper from DCWV Cranberry Christmas Pad.
Ink: Pomegrante Splash from Fun Stampers Journey
Dies: Holiday Script and Poinsetta Burst from Fun Stampers Journey.

You can get the supplies here.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a new challenge over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.  I hope you will join us for the "Anything Goes" challenge.  You can go here.

For the challenge, I created the following project:

I got the pattern for this cute little chocolate box and tag from a fellow papercrafter, Deb Valder.  For the specific cutting instructions you can find them here.

I hope you have found some inspiration from this project.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Annual Celebration, Fun Stampers Journey
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper, Fun Stampers Journey
Ink: Cranberry Bliss, Fun Stampers Journey
Die: Journey Circles and Snapshot Frames, Fun Stampers Journey
Ribbon: Candy Apple Satin Ribbon, Fun Stampers Journey

You can get your supplies here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great week.  Can you believe it is almost the end of November?  Where has the month gone?  We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and the most wonderful time of the year.

Today I want to share a card with you that was a hit at my last card class and I think it was because of this cute little deer.

I made the candy cane background using the Stripe Band Die from Fun Stampers Journey and die cut from Cranberry Bliss Cardstock and layered it over a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock.

I attached the strip to the card with a little bit of glue and then used the Happy Holidays Washi Tape to the edges to help hold it down.  The deer is popped up over the die as well, helping to hold it on.

Supplies Used:  You can get the supplies here.
Stamp: Merry Everything from Fun Stampers Journey
Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Washi Tape: Recollections
Twine: Fun Stampers Journey