Friday, July 19, 2019

Twisted Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun fold card.  The card is a unique fold and was fun to create.

The card base is made from Summer Days Cardstock, which measures at 4 x 10.  I scored the the card into three parts and then the two end parts,  score in half diagonally.
I then cut the pattern paper to fit the triangle areas.

I used Pool Play cardstock for the center part.

All images are from Lawn Fawn. 
Colored with Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst pencils.
All other materials are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Christmas in July with Crafty Gals Corner

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  It is time to break out those Christmas stamps and create a card.

I created a Christmas card using this sweet mouse with his cocoa from Bugaboo.

I created the card base with Fun Stampers Journey Cardstock.  I then matted the Photoplay Holiday Cheer pattern paper onto the Cranberry Bliss Cardstock.
I then colored the mouse with my Copics:
Nose and Ears: R83, R81
Cup: R37, R35, R32
Sweater and Bow: G99, YG67, G28
Mouse:  C5, C3, C1
Spoon: N5, N2
Cocoa: E47, E44

I hope you will come and join the challenge with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Challenge ends on August 12th at 11:59pm.

Monday, July 15, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a simple card with you today.

You start with a piece of Rich Coral cardstock that is 11 x 4 1/4.  First you fold the cardstock in half and then you take the top fold and fold it in half. 

I then added a piece of Pineapple Smoothie layer to inside of the card.  Next, I added a piece of pattern paper from Playful Prints to one side.  I then added a piece of the same pattern paper to the front flap.
Next, I stamped the sentiment, Make a Wish ATS on a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock with Catalina Splash ink and matted the piece with Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock.  I adhered this to the front flap.
To finish the card, I made my own glitter paper by placing a layer of White Liner sheet on a piece of Catalina Splash cardstock.  Then, I die cut the star out with the Stardom Die set.  Once it is cut out, I removed the top layer of the white liner sheet and sprinkled the piece with Journey Sparkle Dust. 

I hope you will try making your own Glitter Paper.
All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.

Friday, July 12, 2019


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!
You should have arrived from Veronica's Blog
but 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.

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.


 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.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here is the scrapbook layout I created for the hop. 

The adventure I documented was a small part of our trip to San Diego last summer. 

When I was little, I would spend a week in San Diego and my grandma and I would spend hours looking for shells on the shore.  I wanted to do the same thing with the kids, so we did.  We did not find a lot of shells, and we got eaten by bugs, but it was still a great adventure.
Here is a detail picture of the shells I added to the layout as embellishments that I cut with my Cricut and Life's a Beach cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by.   

Be sure to hop over to my friend Narelle's Blog.

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

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope your July is going well.  I am loving having some days off to relax and get my craft on.

Once a month, I host a crop here at my house and we have a theme which helps us to pick the food, swaps and decor.  Last month we had a circus theme and here is the card I created.

I used my cricut to cut out the elephant and peanut.  I then anchored them on the card with a circle behind them.  I stamped the sentiment "Smile" from the Escape the Ordinary stamp set with Black Licorice ink.

The pattern paper was from my stash and the cardstock is from Fun Stampers Journey.

You can purchase the Fun Stampers Journey product here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have been having a great summer so far.  Getting lots of time to read, rest and craft. 

Here is a card I created for my classes.

The technique I showed my students on this card was making a more textured background with an embossing folder.  If you spray your paper with water, just to wet it, do not saturate, and then emboss it, the design comes out more defined.

I used all Fun Stampers Journey products and can be purchased here.
Cardstock: Limeade Splash, Butter Cream, Fresh Forest, Orange Creamcicle, Pineapple Smoothie and Kiwi Slice
Dies: Journey Ovals, Blooming Details
Sentiment: Everyday Script
Ink: Kiwi Slice

Monday, July 8, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I am happy to announce that I am embarking another new adventure.  I am designing for Get Creative Challenges Blog.  This is my first challenge with them.

My first project is made with a digital stamp from Lia Stampz.

I had fun coloring this digi.  I colored her with my copics.
Skin: E13, E11, E00
Dress: B95, B93, B91
Sugar: R37, R35
Icing:  R81, R83, R85
Hair: E43, E42
Cupcake: E47, E44

I used cardstock, twine, scallop die, and the sentiment stamp, Text Happy, from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.
The pattern paper is from Best Creations- Cupcake.

I hope you will come and join the challenge.