Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  Prima Winner from Wednesday

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Hi friends!!
Sorry to be running almost a week behind schedule!
We got hit with the flu last week. Man o man!!
First my kids had it then I had it and it was not pretty. So my deepest apologies for being so absent this past week.
 
 
I finally have a winner from my last post "Prima Live"
I promised one lucky winner some yummy Prima and I intend to deliver!!
 
True Random Number Generator 2
 
 
Now I have no idea who number 2 is other than she was there with me at Prima Live so that does narrow it down. LOL! If it was you ( and you know who you are!!) please contact me so I can send you your goodies!! And congratulations!!
 
Thank you to everyone who left a sweet comment. I really appreciate them all!
 
I am hoping to get some posting going soon for your inspiration!
Scrappy hugs!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

  Prima Live September 5th- Altered Clip Board

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Happy Monday friends!
 

I hope you all had a chance to watch Prima Live on Friday Night.
It was a great experience being able to showcase one of my projects and demonstrate how to create it.
Unfortunately the video was lost after production so I won't be able to share it with you. I know big bummer! But I am going to share with you some photos and my finished project that was featured.
 
If you are new to my blog and visiting from the Prima Live show, Welcome! I am so glad you are here! Be sure to leave me a note letting me know you were here!
 
 
Ok so up first I have a couple pics of me broadcasting Live with Suzy West.
Lights...Camera...Action!!
 


 
 
And here is my finished altered Clip Board Project featuring the Cigar Box Secrets Collection from Prima. I am in love with this collection!! It is gorgeous!! Check out Prima's Blog HERE to see the full line!
 
 
Items Used to create this:
Cigar Box Secrets Paper, Flowers, and stick Pins
Prima Say it in Crystals
Cut 1/4 of a doily
lots of Simply Sheer Ribbon from LoveBug Creations
and Prima Ink Old Road
Clip Board
 



Probably my most favorite part of this project is the cluster of flowers with the stick pin. I added some LoveBug Creations Simply Sheer Ribbon to the pin and it's just gorgeous!
 
Leave me a message below for a chance to win some Prima flowers just because!!
I will announce the winner on Wednesday!
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!
 
Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge HERE
for a chance to win more PRIMA

Saturday, September 6, 2014

  Monthly Challenge- Prima Prize

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Just in Case you missed it!!
Want to win some yummy Prima awesomeness?
 
My Challenge this month:
Sketchy

I want you to create a project that is inspired by the following sketch. Go easy on me, I created it! Can't wait to see what  you do with it!!
Please create one layout, card, or other project. Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.



You must become a follower of my blog 
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

 
 
So guess who the sponsor is this month? That would be me!! LOL! Well my ebay store Connie's Crafty Cart anyways. I am going to be giving away some super yummy Prima goodies!! You do not want to miss out on this!
 
 
You can visit my Shop here and
follow me on Facebook here.
 
  AND don't forget the winner gets

a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!
 
 
You can find the Challenge HERE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

  LoveBug Creations- Prima Card

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Hello Lovebugs!!
 

 http://www.lovebugcreations.net/
It's my day with another new project to share using my favorite LoveBug Creations Products!! 

Today I bring you a very basic but elegant card featuring some Simply White Rumple Ribbon. I just love the way the white looks against the darker background of this card. Hope you enjoy it too! 
 
 
Items Used:
Prima Paper, Chipboard Embellishment, and bling
Kiwi Lane Tag Template
Simply White Rumple Ribbon by LoveBug Creations
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!

  Monthly Challenge #26 Sketchy

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Hello my crafty friends!
 
Oh my word! It is September!! Wow!
Time for another challenge here at Connie Can Crop!!

My Challenge this month:
Sketchy
I want you to create a project that is inspired by the following sketch. Go easy on me, I created it! Can't wait to see what  you do with it!!
Please create one layout, card, or other project. Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.


New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog and my sponsor's page/blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)
Entries are due by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

So guess who the sponsor is this month? That would be me!! LOL! Well my ebay store Connie's Crafty Cart anyways. I am going to be giving away some super yummy Prima goodies!! You do not want to miss out on this!
 
 
You can visit my Shop here and
follow me on Facebook here.
 
 
  AND don't forget the winner gets
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!
 
You need to link your project up below using Mr. Linky. You have until midnight September 30th to link it up.
I will draw one random winner. My winner will not be based on skill or talent, but based on just completing the challenge.

  Winner Wednesday

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 It's time for the August Challenge Winner.


August's winner will receive a set of 12" border templates from:
   
 
 
True Random Number Generator 3
 
Congrats goes out to #3
DEE
 
Here's what she created... isn't it cute?
 
Wohoo Dee!! So happy for you! Don't forget to grab your winning blinkie...
Dee, I need you to email me your info so I can get your goodies to you!!
Congrats!! And thanks so much to everyone who participated in my August Challenge!! My new challenge is coming up next!! Scrappy hugs!!
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  Kiwi Lane Designs- My Dude Jacob

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Hello my creative friends, Connie here!! It's that time again! Time for me to share my love of Kiwi Lane products with you all. I hope I can inspire you to create fun projects using the templates we all love so much.
 
This month Kiwi Lane partnered up with Bella Blvd. And boy oh boy I'd say it was a match made in heaven. Bella Blvd. makes some of the cutest paper collections that are just screaming "Use me with Kiwi Lane Templates!" So I did!!
 

But first I found the perfect photos for my layout. Then I pulled out my templates and started to play. To me this is part of the fun, moving and rearranging the templates until I find the perfect fit for my design.
 

 
After getting the design perfect, I cut out all my fun layers using Kiwi Lane Design Templates and Bella Blvd.'s MAX Collection. I used black ink to distress the edges. I laid them down on my background paper to make sure I loved the look before I glued them all down.
 
 
Finally, I add my photos and adhere everything in place. The final step is to add the rest of my fun embellishments. Bella Blvd. made that part so easy because they make diecut stickers that match their paper lines perfectly.  This layout is all about one of my favorite dudes and I couldn't have asked for a better combo of paper and templates to bring it all together,
 
Recipe:
Bella Blvd. Max Paper and Embellishments
Kiwi Lane Designer Templates
Clara Lane 1A, 1B
Rings 3, 4
Chevron 3B
Cascade Trails 2A
Pop Dots
Black Ink
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!

Monday, September 1, 2014

  Creative Blog Tour

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Hello my crafty friends and followers! 
 
 I am so excited that I was asked to be a part of the Creative Blog Tour by my friend dear friend Alicia over at http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com.  What a fun way to get to know each other better. Alicia and I have become great friends over the past few years. We have been in Facebook groups together, in tons of Blog hops together and are now even on the same Design team together (Kiwi Lane Designs), which is AWESOME! I love working side by side with her. She has amazing talents and is always there to lend a hand and help me out with crafty advice. And she is even there for me when I just need to whine or vent. Thanks for that Alicia!!! You are a super friend and an amazing crafter for sure!!

So we are given a couple of questions to answer because apparently inquiring minds want to know what makes me tick. LOL! Or craft?! So let's hope I can do them justice. Haha!
 

What am I currently working on? 

Honestly not really anything in particular. Not as far as large projects go anyways. I have a few Ebay orders I need to create. My Duct tape wallets are a pretty big seller. As far as my design team projects go, I am all caught up. That gives me more time to work on my own personal albums. I am behind by 6 years in my kid's school and scout albums and my family albums I am behind by 3 years. So I hope to be spending some much needed time working on those.

Black and White Mustache Flower Duct Tape BiFold Wallet with Fun(Stash)Tic Vinyl Bright Pink Hello Kitty Blue Duct Tape BiFold Wallet with Hello Kitty Vinyl Cute Adorable Zebra Print Blue Duct Tape BiFold Wallet with Zebra and Go Wild Vinyl Colorful Hello Kitty Blue Duct Tape BiFold Wallet with I Love You Vinyl Cute 
 
I recently played with mixed media on canvas and loved the look. (Thanks Suzy West for that amazing class!) I think I would like to create a few of those for Christmas gifts this year. I designed my Christmas card for 2014 and I need to get busy on those too! So somewhere between my homework, kids, husband, and laundry I WILL get all my crafting done! If you know me then you know I will make it happen.
 

 
 How does my work differ from others of its genre?
 
Well I guess we can start by saying  I'm not really sure what my genre of crafting is. I fit somewhere between shabby chic and modern urban I think.  I have been told I am creative and that I have an eye for just throwing things together and making them look amazing. I tend to prefer scrapbooking first and foremost. Then I am a card maker and an altered artist. I like things to be very clean cut, balanced, and not too busy. I really enjoy layering and paper piecing so my Cricut and Silhouette get used almost daily. I love adding flair to my  creations with flowers, bling, sequins, ribbon and buttons. And you will notice the majority of my scrapbook layouts are made to fit multiple photos and not just one.


 

Why do I create what I do?

 I create because it's my passion and my therapy! I love to craft! Nothing makes me happier than sitting down and creating a beautiful layout of my family memories or a card that I am going to send to someone I love. I love the look on my kid's faces when they see what I created in their books. I love inspiring others, my friends, my blog followers, and people I meet at scrapbooking events to try something new or lift something I have just done. It just warms my heart like no other.
I was born crafting!! LOL! Really! My mom is a very crafty woman and growing up I remember always wanting to do what she was doing. I have played in almost every medium there is: needle point, sewing, ceramics, hook n latch, fabric paint, oil paintings, cake decorating, candy making, and the list goes on. But playing with paper and creating keepsakes with our photos is by far the most treasured hobby of them all. At least in my book!!

 

How does your creating process work?

My creating process really is a process. When I am dealing with scrapbook layouts I sort my photos and then put each event into one of my big clear pouches. Then I go through and look to see if I have any specific paper or embellishments that go with the theme I am scrapping. This step includes deciding if I am using a SVG file or Cricut cut. After that step I will go through and add my cardstock to match. I will go through and pull together about 10-12 sets of these layout "kits" and then I am ready to go to a crop or a retreat. When the layouts get made I go to my photos and start the process again. It may sound kind of complex but this is what works for me and I really do get layouts done in no time at all. Been using this method for 9+ years now.

If I need inspiration for a layout design I have many sources to pull from. I use my many Sketch Books that I have from different artists. Or possibly look up sketches online. There are so many great ones on the internet. Pinterest is a great place to check for ideas too. And of course my blog friends. I get lots of inspiration from all the wonderful ladies I follow. I hope I have given you some ideas that will help your creative processes get to work!!


 
Now enough about me, I would like to
nominate the following amazing ladies:

My first pick is Sarah at http://www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Sarah Biswabic  has been making amazing cards for around 7 years. She  belongs to a card group called The Sassy Stampers and nothing brings her more joy than making cards for others. I have only known Sarah a short time. We met through facebook where Sarah has joined several of my blog hops. And I am super happy she has!! 


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Next up is Georgiana at http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com
Georgiana is an elementary school teacher who loves to craft...both for pleasure and for her classroom. She is an amazing talent and it shows with her many spots on several Design Teams. She has been a great inspiration to me and I have loved designing with her on Die Cuttin' Divas.
 

And last but definitely not in the least, is Pamela at http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com
Pam used to teach high school English and Social Studies but after she retired her daughters talked her into crafting. She started with a Cricut and began to learn the fine art of paper crafting. She helped establish LoveBug Creations, makers of fabulous hand dyed rumple ribbons. Her hobbies include genealogy, reading, and writing. She loves digi stamps, paper piecing, Stickles, and, of course, Rumple Ribbon!! And might I add she is amazing with Julie Nutting dolls by Prima! I have loved getting to know Mama Lovebug and being part of the LBC team.

Please show your support for these awesome ladies and see their questions next Monday, September 8th. 
Thanks for joining us on the Creative Blog Tour!!
Scrappy Hugs!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  LoveBug Creations- Love my friends

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Hello Lovebugs!!
 
http://www.lovebugcreations.net/

 
 
It's my day with another new project to share using my favorite LoveBug Creations Products!! 

Just another gorgeous layout to share designed by Miss Suzy West. I created this when I attended another one of her classes. I took advantage of the tag we used and thought it needed some rumple ribbon on it to give it that finishing touch.
 



I have the perfect pic of me and some of my friends for this layout!! I just love all the yummy flowers and this paper line "Coffee Break" by Prima. And my pink Rumple Ribbon is the icing on the cake!
I love it! Hope you do too!! 

I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  Winner Wednesday

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Time to announce the WINNER 

of my blog candy. They will be winning the awesome Kiwi Lane goodies from this weekend's amazing blog hop! I hope you all had a chance to hop. It was Awesome!! I just love Kiwi Lane!! Thank you! And to you our many followers, thanks so much for stopping by and supporting us all!


 
Here's my winner picked by random draw....

True Random Number Generator 45
 

Congrats to #45
 

 you have a week to contact me with your info!! So hurry and get your goodies!! :)

 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for an awesome LoveBug Creations Project!!

 

And don't forget to get your entries in for the monthly challenge. It's a fun and easy one!!

What do you have to lose? Nothing!! YAY!

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