Sunday, December 23, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is Christmas Eve Eve!  Is there such a thing?  I don't care, we are just  few days from Christmas.

Today I want to share one last Christmas card with you.

I love this card.  I love the simplicity and the vintage look of the card.

I hope you have a blessed Christmas with your friends and family.

Supplies Used all from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here.
Stamp: Vintage Notes, Holiday Script
Cardstock: Butter Cream, Kiwi Slice, Hazelnut Blend
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Cranberry Bliss
Dies: Branch and Cone, Holiday Script
Silk: Sparkle
Accessories: Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon

Friday, December 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Just a few more days till Christmas. The excitement is building.

Today I want to share a card that I had to create.  The red truck with the tree has become very popular.  I have a friend that loves the truck and I was able to create a gift for her, where I collected a bunch of red truck stuff.  She loved it.

Here is the card:

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase here.

Stamp: Hit the Road, Winter Holiday, Sparkle Trim
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Cool Pool Cardstock, Clear View Sheets
Ink: Black Licorice, Kiwi Slice, Beach Breeze
Accessories: Journey Sequins Holiday Elements

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I shared a card a few days ago that I think is my all time favorite card for this year.  Today I want to share a card I made with the same set, Winter Scene.

The middle scallop piece actually opens also.  I little twist on a regular card.  You could place a special message or gift card in there.

To create a shaped card, you just die cut the shape out of a piece of cardstock that is folded in half.  Just make sure that part of the blade of the die is off the paper, thus making the hinge.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here.

Stamp: Winter Scene
Cardstock, Whip Cream, Cool Pool, Cranberry Bliss
Ink: Black Licorice, Kiwi Slice, Hazelnut Blend
Dies: Journey Scallops, Winter Scene
Accessories: Whip Cream Thread

Monday, December 17, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I am getting excited for Christmas.  Each day, we are getting closer to the big day.

I had fun with this little set this year.  I will share another card I created with this set a little later this week.

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

Stamp: Winter Scene, Graduated Dots
Cardstock: Cool Pool, Whip Cream, Pearled Basics
Ink: Beach Breeze, Kiwi Slice, Black Licorice
Dies: Journey Scallops, Journey Circles, Winter Scene

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas day.  Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  I haven't.   But, I do have a new Christmas card to share.

I love this stamp and couldn't wait to use it. 
A very simple card, but I love the whole feel.

Supplies used from Fun Stampers Journey.  He can purchase them here.
Stamp: Sparkly Christmas
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Cranberry Bliss, Kiwi Slice
Ink: Black Licorice
Silk: Sparkle
Glitter Paper: Hobby Lobby

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.