Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 3+ layers

Hello Crafty Friends,

I can not believe that it is the last day of July.  My summer break is almost over.  I have to admit that I have had a great summer, but I am so not ready to go back to work.

Today we have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  The challenge is to use 3 or more layers on your card.

The card I created for the challenge I got to use a cute little image from Morgan's Art World.

When I saw this image I knew I had to color her as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
I colored her up with Copics and added some Stickles to her crown and the heart on her dress.

I layered glitter cardstock and white cardstock to create the card.

Adding a bow and some pearls finished off the card.

I hope you will join in on the challenge with us.  Just click here.

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Special Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a very special birthday card to share with you today.    I made this card from my brother for his birthday because he loves this show.

I used Fun Stampers Journey cardstock and colored the images with my Copics.  I printed the company logo off the computer.
The stamp set is Scranton, PA by Kindred Stamps.

P.S He loved it!  Which I knew he would. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Blue Balloon Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a rather easy card to share with you.

I took a piece of Balloon paper from a pack of Fun Stampers Journey and cut a circle in the bottom corner of the paper.  I then stamped the sentiment from Inside Out stamp set onto a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock and placed it behind the opening.
I finished the card by adding some Sparkle Silk to the card.

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lighthouse Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day.

Today, I want to share with you a card I created for my card classes this month.

The technique was instead of layering the middle ovals, we cut into each layer.  The Pineapple Smoothie layer is the top layer and the Buttercream layer with the lighthouse is the bottom layer.

I then stamped the shells on Peaches and Cream and Buttercream and used a sponge to daub some Hazelnut Blend onto the shells.
The leaves are the Detailed Foliage Die, which I cut from Lemon Grass Cardstock and cut each of the branches off and placed them throughout.

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Picture Changer Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well today and are surviving the weird weather we are having all over right now.  Thank goodness for air conditioning here in Southern California.

Today, I want to share with you a new die I bought that I had been watching on Pinterest and Facebook for a while now and finally got my hands on.

It is the Picture Changer die from Lawn Fawn.

This is the card when you first look at it.
Then you pull the tab at the top and you get the following:

It is an interactive card, so the recipient will have fun playing with it.  I had fun making it also.

Cardstock and Pattern Paper: Fun Stampers Journey
Ink: Fun Stampers Journey
Images: Lawn Fawn

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Elvis Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card that I created for a dear friend who loves Elvis. 

I had a challenge here, because I needed to make this a one layer card.

I first die cut a star from Stardom die set with scrap paper.  I attached this to the card with removable tape.  I then inked up the background stamp from Fun Stampers Journey, Vintage Music and Black Licorice ink.  I stamped this on an angle.  When I pulled up the star, I had the perfect area to stamp "The King".
I stamped the Elvis image from The Golden Years set from Kindred Stamps.  I then colored him with my Copics.
The recipient loved the card, and that is why I create my cards.

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 July 29th 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.

Sunday, July 7, 2019


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


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


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


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.