Wednesday, June 19, 2019


 Hello Crafty Friends,

I can not believe it is time for challenge #194 at Crafty Gals Corner.  This month it is polka dots and stripes.

I received the chance to play with this quote from Coco Chanel, which inspired the card I created.

When I read the quote, I knew I had to have pearls on my card as well as a well dressed lady.  I think I did this quite well.
My polka dots are the pearls, as well as the dress of the lady on the right.  My stripes are the pattern paper on the card base.

Now it is your turn.  Make a card with polka dots and stripes and come join us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Paper with ladies: Bo Bunny
Stripe paper: from my stash
Pearls: Liquid Pearls by Ranger

Friday, June 7, 2019


Thank you for joining us for  

This is a blog hop featuring projects based on sports of all kinds! Just in time for summer and Father's Day!
You should have arrived from Rebecca'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!!

 The Stamp Shop is graciously donating 

this fun 6x6 paper pad by Kaiser Craft to one lucky winner.


 Our very own EK has donated this

 awesome die set from Elizabeth Crafts! Thanks EK!

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 6/12/19 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I had a little trouble with this theme this month.  Boy "stuff" is not my normal, but in the end I love what I created.

I started out by using my Cricut and "Create a Friend" cartridge.  I paper pieced the little guy together.
I then created the card using Butter Cream and Black Licorice Cardstock, with a layer of paper I found in my stash.  
I then added some Reminisce Baseball stickers.

A very simple card, but I think a very cute card for a cute little baseball player.

Be sure to hop over to my friend Cindy's blog. 

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

Be sure to join us next month for our

Adventure Awaits Blog hop!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have an announcement to make.  I am on a new Design Team and I am so excited.

Crafty Gals Corner is an amazing group of creative women and I am honored to be a part of them.

The challenges at Crafty Gals Corner are posted every other Wednesday.  This week's challenge is "You're the Man", anything having to do with the men in our lives.

So, for my first project, I got to play with this cute little dude from Digital Delights.

The card supplies are:
Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Pattern Paper: Echo Park-Splash, Doodlebug- Happy Camper
Twine: Fun Stampers Journey
Oval Die: Fun Stampers Journey

I used the following Copics to color the image:
Pants: B91, B93, B95
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R81
Hair: E49, E47
Glasses: N5, C5
Boots and Vest: E31, E35, E57
Shirt: YG03, G94, G99
Hat: E42, E43

Monday, June 3, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a coffee card I created for a recent swap.

I created this card using stamps from Your Next Stamp.  I stamped the cup in Whip Cream Cardstock and Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock.  I then stamped the same cup on Pool Play, Lemon Grass and Rich Coral Cardstock.  I fussy cut the pieces and pieced them all together. 
I die cut the circle with Journey Circles and Whip Cream Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the circle.
I layered the circle on top of the pattern paper I had in my stash and then layered that on a Whip Cream Cardstock card base.
To finish the card, I added a Whip Cream Thread bow.

Stamp: Your Next Stamp
All other supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here

Saturday, June 1, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is June already?  How can it be.   Well, with a new month comes a new challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Today I want to share a card holder I made with the Card Carrier Die from Fun Stampers Journey.

The carrier was made with Watermelon Fusion Cardstock.   I then added all the details. 

The pattern paper is from the Playful Prints Prints and then a placed some Botanical Washi Tape and Silver Sparkle Washi Tape. 
I then stamped the flamingo from the Tinkled Pink stamp set on Bubble Gum Cardstock.  I fussy cut the flamingo out and added it to the Journey Oval I had cut from Whip Cream Cardstock.

I added some depth to the flamingo, but adding some black pencil lines to the bottoms of the wings.

Then I stamped and fussy cut the leaves and trunk of the palm tree from Oatmeal Cookie and Limeade Splash Cardstock.

All the supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.
Thank you for stopping by.  Leave me a comment.

Friday, May 17, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is Friday!!  Yeah!  It has been a long week.

Today I am sharing another masculine card I created for my card classes this month.

This card was fun.  I started with a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then die cut a piece of Good Life prints with Journey Ovals to make the neckline.
I cut a small square from the same pattern paper to make the pocket.  I added a piece of Chambray Shirt Cardstock cut in a small square to be used as a handkerchief.
I then die cut the bow from the Create a Mini Bow die set out of Chambray Shirt Cardstock.    I added this to the card.
I chose not to put a sentiment, so that I could add it later.

All supplies are from Spellbinders/FSJ and can be purchased here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a masculine card to share with you today.

I think of trucks when I think of masculine cards.  So, I had to make a card with a truck.

The card base is made with Butter Cream Cardstock and a piece of pattern paper I had in my stash.  I then die cut a circle from River Stone Cardstock and Butter Cream cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Inside Out with River Stone ink.
I stamped the truck from Hit the Road stamp set on Haystack Cardstock with Dark Roast ink.   I added the truck to the card with foam squares.
I finished the card with little black stones and tied a Natural Journey Twine bow.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey except for the stones and the pattern paper, and can be purchased here