Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day.  Today I would like to share a Sympathy card.  Sometimes these are the hardest cards to create.


I tried something new on this card.  I used the Sentiment Stacks dies from Queen and Company and some Fun Foam.
The sentiment was first cut with the Purple Fun Foam for the background and then I die cut the words from Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then layered them.  I love the way it looks, but also it gives dimension at the same time.
The succulent on the card was a new technique to me.  I inked up the stamp with Fresh Sage and then took a dauber and sponged a little bit of Lavendar Fusion to the leaves.  Then a stamped the image on Whip Cream Cardstock.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey except the sentiments. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Jessie Scrapbook Layout

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share the third and last Toy Story Layout I created for my Disney album.


I cut Jessie out with my cricut and put all the pieces together. 

I have loved creating these layouts and can't wait to get to the next characters.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge #199


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.
The challenge is to use fall colors on your card.

I got to play with this cute image from Fabrika Fantasy and thought he was perfect for the challenge.


I used my Copics to color this image:
Body: E49, E47, E44, E43
Nose and Eyes: E44, E43
Flowers: YR27, YR68
Leaves: G99, G94
Grass: G28, G24, YG25

I then used the following supplies:
Cardstock:  Fun Stampers Journey
Pattern Paper: Reminisce
Stickers: Unknown
Sentiment: Die from Fun Stampers Journey

I hope you will join the challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Camping Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share a card I created recently for a card swap at our monthly crop.  The theme was camping, so I created this card.






I had fun creating this card.
To make the bear look furry, I went back over my coloring and dabbed the color with my colorless blender pen.   I think he came out pretty cute.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Dies: Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders
Twine: Fun Stampers Journey
Stamp: Hero Arts

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Buzz Lightyear Scrapbook Page

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am so glad it is Saturday.  I love Saturdays.  I like when I can scrapbook on Saturdays.

Today I want to share with you a layout I did of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story for my Disney album.


I used my Cricut to cut our Buzz and his title.  He was a little hard because of all the small pieces, but I like they way he came out.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Coffee Step card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have been having so much fun creating these step cards.  I have another one for you today.


I created this card for a card swap where we had to make 1 of 4 different cards.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Pattern Paper: Jillibean Soup and Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Fun Stampers Journey and Lawn Fawn
Pearls: Fun Stampers Journey
Colored with Copics

I hope you will try this card technique. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

All Dressed Up- A Cuddle Make it Better



Hello Crafty Friends,

There is a new challenge over at Get Creative Challenge Blog.    I got to color up this sweet image.


I used cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and Pattern Paper from the Home Sweet Home collection for Carta Bella.

I colored this image with my Copics:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000
Dress: RV34, RV32, RV11
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Puppy: E37, E33
Bow: R59, R46, R35

I hope you will join the challenge at Get Creative Challenge. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Cupcake


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.  I am trying to get as much crafting done as I can, except the weather does not help.  It is scheduled to be 100 degrees today.  It's too hot.

Today I have a pop up card to share with you.

The cupcake is a digital stamp from Angie's Digital Stamps. 



Here is the birthday card I created.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Pattern Paper: Best Creations
Digital Stamp: Angie's Digital Stamps
Ink: Fun Stampers Journey
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn

Colored with Copics:
Liner: E11, E21, E00, E000
Hearts: E59, RV29, R35, RV21
Frosting: E04, E11, E21

Come join the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

I'm Sticking Around

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun card to send to someone who needs to know you are there for them.


The frog is stuck to the back of the acetate piece which is attached to the back of the window which I cut with the Window View Die from Spellbinders.  

I would be scared to death if there was a frog that size on my window, but hey this one is cute and have a great message for the recipient. 

All supplies are from Spellbinders and can be purchased here.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Celebrate Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well whereever you are.  There is some crazy weather all over right now.  Here in Southern California we have been having a heat wave.  It has been too hot to do anything else but stay in and craft.  I am not mad!

Today I want to share with you a fun birthday card we made at my August card classes.






Here is what I used:
Pattern Paper and Cardstock: Fun Stampers Journey
Scallop Die: Fun Stampers Journey
Ice Cream Cone stamp and dies: Doodlebug Designs
It's Your Day Stamp: Queen and Co.
Celebrate die: Queen and Co.

I am loving the new dies from Queen and Company called Sentiment Stackers.  I can't wait to use them more.
The technique I used for this card was the kissing technique on the frosting and cone.
The kissing technique is when you take a silhouette stamp, ink it up and stamp it with a pattern stamp before stamping it on your paper.  For the frosting I used Thread Sketch and the cone, Canvas Print.

All Fun Stampers Journey supplies can be purchased here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On An Adventure with a Submarine

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have another card to share with you that we did at my last card class.  I continued to use acetate on this card as well.


The background was created by swiping Blue Lagoon ink across the Beach Ball Cardstock.  I also added a little bit of Whip Cream ink on the edge of the torn piece of cardstock.
I cut the "trench" with the In Motion die.
I punched the windows out with a standard hole punch and add a piece of acetate to the back with tape.
This was a fun card and quite a hit.

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hello Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Well, school is officially started and I have had no time to craft.  I hope to get back on schedule and be able to get back to crafting.

Today I want to share a card I created for my August Card Class.


This was a no stamping card. 

The card should have no white background and be able to see through the card, but after asking my mom what she thought, she thought that it needed a piece of white card stock behind the acetate so when you write a message you won't see it from the front. 

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge #198- Emboss it



Hello Crafty Friends,

It is Wednesday, so we have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  We are now a monthly challenge blog, which means you have a whole month to post your entry.

The challenge this month is Emboss it!

I had fun coloring up the Winnie Mermaid Mermaizing image from Polkadoodles.



I embossed the background with the scallop embossing folder from Fun Stampers Journey before doing the watercolor background.

I colored the sweet mermaid with my Copics:
Hair: E37, E33
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00
Fin: BG78, BG18, BG15, BG13
Flowers: BG18, BG15, BG13
Dolphin: C5, C3, C2, C1

I hope you will emboss something up with your embossing folders or powder and join us over at Crafty Gals Corner


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Fabulous Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I can not believe that we are in August already and that means that I am going back to work soon.  I have had a jammed packed summer, so maybe it is a good thing?  I will be able to get back to a regular routine and getting back to a normal schedule.

Today I have a card to share that I recently created with an image that I colored maybe a year ago.





I had fun coloring this image with my Copics.

The card was created using Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, pattern paper from Authentique, Sparkle Washi tape from Fun Stampers Journey and a paper doily I had in my stash.

The sentiment is from Text Happy from Fun Stampers Journey.






Sunday, August 4, 2019

Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I get to share another project I created using Angie's Digital Stamps.






Our theme this month is Back to School, so I was so glad I get to color up this sweet image.


I used Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and Pattern Paper from Die Cuts with a View: The Grade School Stack.

I colored the image with my Copics:
Skin: E11, E00, E81, E000
Hair:  E37, E33
Skirt: RV34, RV32
Apron: RV19, RV17, RV34
Concrete: N5, C5
Sky: B000, B0000

I hope you will check us out and join the challenge.  Click here.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have an announcement.  Today is my first day designing for the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  I am excited to be a part of the team and to be able to showcase more of my projects.

For today's challenge, I created a card using an image I colored with my Copics.






I have had this image for a while, I just didn't take the time to color it.   I love the way it came out.

I used cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, pattern paper from Authentique and Scallop Die from Fun Stampers Journey.

I hope you will join us for the challenge, Anything Goes, starting today on the blog.  Click here.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love to Craft Challenge Blog


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is a new month and new challenge over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.  The theme is always Anything Goes, so I hope you will join us.

For this month, I have been working on my Disney Scrapbook, so I have a layout to share with you.


I used my Cricut to cut out the Woody character and the name plate.   I used paper from my stash to complete the layout.

I hope you will join the challenge over on the blog.  You can link here.

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

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