Monday, July 15, 2019

7/15/19

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

7/13/19


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.


AND


 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

7/11/19

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

7/9/19

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

7/8/19

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.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

7/7/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day.  Today, I am embarking on yet another adventure.  I am designing for Angie's Digital Stamps and today is my first day. 

Today starts challenge #33- Anything goes with no twist.  Come join us.

Here is the card I designed:


I tried something a little different and instead of matting the image in the center of the card, I layered the piece to the bottom right hand corner.

I colored the onesie with my copic markers:
Onesie:  RV34, RV32, RV11
Heart: R59, R46, R24

Cardstock is from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.
Pattern paper is from my stash.

I hope you will come join the challenge.

Friday, July 5, 2019

7/5/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

On Monday, I shared a new technique card I created using Jennifer McGuire's Floating Frame technique.  Today I want to share the second card I created with the "leftovers".


So, with this technique, you get two cards.


Stamp: In the Tropics
Dies: In the Tropics, Journey Circles
Ink: Lemon Grass, Watermelon Fusion
Twine: Lemon Grass

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7/3/19



Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  Challenge #195 Summer Fun

I got to play with this sweet stamp from The Paper Shelter.


I had fun coloring her and I found the perfect background paper from Echo Park.

I hope you will join us with this challenge. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

7/1/19


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we start a new month and a new challenge over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.   The theme for this month and every month is Anything Goes.

The card I would like to share with you this month is a new technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire; the floating frame technique.


This proved to be a fun technique and another example of crafters using products outside our world; Press and Seal.   Here is the video from Jennifer. 

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

Friday, June 21, 2019

6/21/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy First Day of Summer!  It is my first day of summer break and I am loving it.

Today I want to share a bookmark I made my for my pastor who loves Bob Ross.






Here is the first side.  I created the bookmark with Fresh Forest and Whip Cream Cardstock.  The background trees were created with Winter Holidays and Fresh Forest ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped the trees and the painter from Kindred Stamps with Black Momento ink.  I colored him with my copics.

I then made a back side.





I created the background with Orange Creamscicle and Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then stamped the painter and created a mask out of a post it note.  I then flicked the  Silks in Orange Rave, Beach Ball, Bubble Gum, Electric Lime and Sour Lemon.  I then colored the painter with my copics.

He loved it and I loved creating it.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6/19/19


 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.

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

Friday, June 7, 2019

6/8/19

Thank you for joining us for  
The LOVE SPORTS BLOG HOP



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.



AND

 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

6/5/19

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

6/3/19

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

6/1/19




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

5/17/19

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

5/15/19

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

5/13/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

What a whirlwind month so far.  I am done with state testing and can't wait to get back to my crafty time.
Today I have a card I created for my card classes this month.






The theme this month is masculine and I couldn't keep this stamp set out of the mix.

The card base is made of Whip Cream Cardstock, with a layer of RSVP Prints and a layer of Playful Prints Pattern Paper.  I then die cut the oval with Journey Ovals and Whip Cream Cardstock.
I then stamped the lighthouse from The Bright Side stamp set with Black Licorice ink.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same set onto Rich Coral Cardstock, stamped with Black Licorice ink.
To finish the card, I tied a bow around the card with Journey Natural Twine.

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

5/11/19

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Connie's Blog
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!!


 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer


AND


is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!


AND
is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH



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 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now onto the project I created for today's blog hop.


I used some My Mind's Eye pattern paper from the Jubilee collection and a cupcake liner die to make the tea cup itself.  The handle, I cut a strip from the pattern paper and curled it with my quilling tool and added to the side of the "cup"
The saucer, I just cut out a circle from the same pattern paper and curled up the edges of the circles to make the circle look like a saucer.
I added the doily underneath to make it more festive.  

Here is another picture from the top. 


I can just imagine putting a cupcake in the middle, or filling a cup with candy and placing it inside.  There a lot of different ideas.

I hope I have inspired you!

Be sure to hop over to my friend Shannon's blog next.


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

Be sure to join us next month for our

Love Sports Blog hop!