Friday, February 5, 2016

  Freebie Friday!

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Welcome back Friday! How I've missed you ;) 

Found some real cuties for you this week! 

KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ 

Cutie KaToodles - Groundhog

The Dreaming Tree ~ Take Out Box 

SVG Cuts ~ Mr & Mrs Card

Dawn Nicole Designs ~ Hand Lettered Phrases & Tag

Shery K Designs ~ Borders

Don't forget to enter Connie's New monthly challenge! It's all about I DO!  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow

Pin It             Hi there.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards!  I'm so happy to be here with you again this month...the month of LOVE and I sure do love sharing what I love with you!

Today I want to show you a Valentine's Day card created with the Cupid Pop-Up Card by Dreaming Tree, who happens to be our sponsor this month for both the challenge and the blog hop coming up later this month.

The front of the card is certainly beautiful with its delicate pattern and intricate cut-out allowing the Ruby Red card stock to show through, but wait until you see...

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...the inside!!

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Isn't this Pop-Up heart gorgeous?  Talk about a WOW factor!  And the colors on the heart alternate from gold to pink because of the way they created the file.

You can purchase this cut file individually at the link above, but you can purchase the I Love You Bundle at a discounted price; and wait until you see the rest of the files.  In fact, you will see more this month right here on Connie Can Crop!

I know this looks complicated to make, but it really wasn't difficult; especially because Dreaming Tree has assembly videos for their files so they take you by the hand and walk you through the assembly, step by step.

You can also try one of Dreaming Tree's cut files free.  That's right, I said FREE!  And just in time for Valentine's Day, too.  Here's a link to that file (but they have other free files as well).  This way you'll be able to see, first hand, the quality of their files and the ease in which they go together.  While you're there, you can sign up for their newsletter and keep up with all the latest!

I wanted to mention the tag with the greeting on the front and the two hearts inside did not come with the cut file, but I created them using the components from the file.  I'm more than happy to share them with you if you want them to accompany your cut file when you rush over to get it for yourself. I can only provide it in .studio or .pdf format.  If you'd like it, please leave me a comment here or on my blog.

Don't forget to join our Challenge for a chance to win a fantastic $50 gift certificate to Dreaming Tree.  And don't forget to hop with us on the 20th of the month, starting right here!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  Winner Wednesday

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Challenge #42
Beary Sweet

Wow this challenge was a record for us! Thank you!
We had so many great entries!! Just loved them all!!

Now for our Big Winner....

Our winner chosen
by True Random Number Generator

Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Congrats to #20


Here's her Beary Sweet entry...

You are the lucky winner of a super cute Doodlebug Designs Sweetheart 

Goodie Box and some other Doodlebug goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart!!

Don't forget to send me your info (Full name and address) ASAP so I can forward it on to our awesome sponsor! Message me on FB or email me at

And don't forget your button:

Are you a Winner?

Next up is something NEW for 2016
Our DT  Top 3 Picks!!
If you are chosen you get bragging rights and this adorable button to proudly display on your blog!!

Our Top 3 for January are (in no particular order):
#1 PAM
#10 Migdalia
#7 Maike

Congratulations to all our winners!!
Thanks to all the gals who played along!! 
And for the rest of my crafty friends...don't forget this month's fun challenge!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #43
due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  You Tube Tuesday- I Love You Bundle- Dreaming Tree

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Welcome!!! This month we are being sponsored by Dreaming Tree (you can check them out here). Today's video is from them. It shows you how to put together all of the items from their Valentine's Day Bundle (check it out here).

Thank you so much to Dreaming Tree for sponsoring us this month!!

I hope you get inspired today and get out there and get crafty!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

  Monthly Challenge #43 i do

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Hello my crafty friends!

What an awesome bunch of entries from everyone last month!
Since February is the month of "love" I decided to base my challenge
slightly around that! 

My Challenge this month is:

 I want you to create any type of project you'd like and 
all you need to do is make it a wedding theme OR use bling (because you can't have a wedding without the gorgeous bling!). 
One or the other or both! Not too hard I hope and fun right?

Here's what my amazing Design Team has created for this month's challenge. 
Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!!

Daphne Shreiber

And Mine...

You can create anything you'd like just be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.

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 to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Monday, February 29th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

I have an AWESOME NEW sponsor this month!!


One lucky winner will win a $50 gift card to shop their awesome files in their shop! That's right! You read it...$50.00
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them 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 Monday, February 29th 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.

if that wasn't incentive enough...
you could be chosen as top 3 and get bragging rights.


 Good luck my crafty friends!! Can't wait to see what you create!!
February's Lucky Winner will be announced
 Wednesday March 9th

Sunday, January 31, 2016

  Question of the Week

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Remember.. I want you to answer the question in the comment section too!
if  you have a question to ask for an upcoming week add that in the comments too, if you ask a question and I use it you will win a prize!!

This week's question comes from Dawn at Designsbydragonfly
she wants to know:
 Do you send out Valentine cards to friends and family or do you limit it to your significant other?

Connie- To be honest some years I do and some years I don't. I guess it depends on how much time I have and whether or not I am feeling the love! LOL! Some years my hubby doesn't eve get a card. I just feel like sometimes they don't get appreciated by him so why waste my time. When my nieces and nephews were little it was fun to send them cards but they are bigger now. And my own kids could care less. Sigh! Someday I am gonna be a Grandma and then it's game on!

DaphneI give Valentines to my children and fiancé and that's it

Angela- I would love to have the time to send one to everyone, but unfortunately I don't. Heck, half my husband doesn't even get one! I do make sure the kids go to school with some awesome Valentine treats for their class though!
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Veronica- I mostly do cards or goodies for my children's teachers and for them, but that's it. I am terrible about giving my husband his card and never do even though I make them.

Kim-  I'm all over the place with this. One year I'll send them to lots of people and the next year I don't send any at all. I've been trying to make cards for challenges and hops that are useful to send as this year I will be mailing out several.

ok, It's your turn to answer!!

Dawn send me a message to claim your prize!! And thanks for the great question!!

Last day to enter!! New challenge begins tomorrow!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #42
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, January 31st
Pacific Time

Friday, January 29, 2016

  Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion, and 
today I am sharing with you another fun and very sophisticate scrapbooking sketch:

This sketch is kind of old, but I love how it follows the rule of having a focus point and the rule of the three quadrants. T

Don't forget to share with us your creation if you sue this sketch as inspiration.

And Say hi.

And please don't forget the 42nd Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge!!  You have still time to participate. This month the theme is:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #42
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, January 31st
Pacific Time

  Freebie Friday ~ Valentines Day Theme

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I hope you have all been enjoying our Freebie Fridays! If there is anything you are looking for, or a certain theme you would like to see, leave a comment and I will try my best! 

KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Cutie TaDoodles Valentine Bird 

Dreaming Tree ~ Valentine Heart Box 

Quilling Patch ~ Heart Box

 You have a few days left to enter Connie's monthly challenge! Lets see those entries! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  Design Team: Burping Cloths Cake

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It's Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion 
 sharing with you a fun project a did for one of my children's teachers, who just became a Grandma for the first time:

This I decided to make a diaper cake inspired by one of our dear bloghoping friends: Hollie, but then got convinced otherwise ;-)

I collaborated in this project with my dear friend, Andrea (Stitched by Andrea, who doesn't blog yet). She is nuts about embroidering and sewing and helped me making this super cute burping cloths:
She did besides convincing me on the burping cloths do a fantastic job:

I made the cake topper using the Disney-Pooh Font set cart, and made did card as well using my Cricut Explorer. I even did some writing with it ;-) (so proud of myself)...

I used  Connie's shop  cabochon and button:

I hope you enjoy this project and visit me to see further pictures of this collaborative project.

Don't forget to check out Connie's monthly Challenge! 

This month the theme is:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #42
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, January 31st
Pacific Time
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