Friday, October 24, 2014

  Kiwi Lane Designs- Authentique Holiday Cards

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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  Authentique. I love Authentique paper and couldn't wait to play with these two collections, Spirited and Believe. I was asked to create some cards this month. I love making cards and giving them out- especially when they are made with great papers and fun Kiwi Lane Templates.
I wanted to create fun 3-D cards that would stand out. And I think I succeeded. Let me know what you think. Up first is my Side Step Halloween Card using Authentique's Spirited Paper and Die Cuts along with Kiwi Lane Designs Templates:
Halloween 1, 2, and 3
Delight 6
 


Recipe:
Cardstock
Authentique Spirited Paper
Authentique Spirited die cuts
Button and twine
LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon
Goggle Eyes
Ink, Bling, and Pop Dots


Next up is my fancy Tri-Fold Step Christmas Card featuring Authentique's Believe Collection and Kiwi Lane Designs Templates:
Delight 4 and 5
Holiday 1T and 7T
 


 
Recipe:
Cardstock
Authentique Believe Paper
Authentique Believe die cuts
Button and twine
LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon
Ink, brads, and Pop Dots
 
Both of these patterns can be found in the Silhouette Store online.
 

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, October 22, 2014

  Winner Wednesday

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I hope you all had a frightful time doing the
 Monster Mash with us this past weekend!!
Thank you all so very much for hopping along and leaving us all some love!
 
 
Out of the many (and I mean MANY) comments that were made we only had 12 ladies that left comments on every single blog during the 2 day event. So each of them were given a number by me and now I am going to use the Random Number Generator to pull our 3 winners.
 
Up first....
Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
The winner is.....
True Random Number Generator 12
 
Rhonda


 
AND
 
is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH
The Winner is....
 
True Random Number Generator 12

GoldenGoddessDesigns
 
AND lastly
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!
 
And the Winner is....
 
 
True Random Number Generator 6
 
MamawCindy
 
 
Ladies be sure to contact me in the next 2 weeks to claim your prizes. And be sure to send me your info.
Congratulations to you all!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  Monster Mash Showcase

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Thanks so much to everyone who had a chance to come by and
party with us over the weekend at the Monster Mash Blog Hop.
 
 
If you didn't join us you missed the best hop ever! It was full of the most awesome Halloween projects. We had everything from cards to layout, home d├ęcor to treats.
 
I always find it interesting that some people will end up with less comments than others who are in the same hop. I'm not sure why this happens but this month I decided to start my Showcase which I will do sometime the week following my big blog hops I host. I will showcase projects that I feel are deserving of more attention or that I just can't get enough of. Sometimes we have personal issues happen and bloggers drop out at the last minute. Maybe you will see some of their projects too.
 
The projects chosen in no way reflect my favoritism over one person or another ( I am not like that at all). And are not based on talents in any way. I believe everyone is an artist and all projects are amazing! So hopefully we can all be happy and excited for those that are showcased.
 
So without further ado...here are this month's picks.
If you missed them the first time around, be sure to send them some love now.
 
http://www.scrapthissavethat.com/2014/10/monster-mash-blog-hop-day-1.html
 
Angela with 3 Crazy Monkeys
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget to return for Winner Wednesday to see who the 3 lucky winners will be!!
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog. 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
Connie Can Crop Challenge #27
due 11:59 P.M. Friday October 31st
Pacific Time
 
 


Saturday, October 18, 2014

  Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #2

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Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #2
 
 
 
I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 

This is day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!

 If you missed day one be sure to check out the post for it below this one.
 
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!

You can visit her Shop here
 
AND
 
is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH


 
AND
 
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!
 



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.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!

I have another delightfully spooky SVG file from Creative Kuts to share with you today.


Okay I know what you are thinking, that this isn't spooky at all! But look at that spooky spider and those webs! Yikes!! LOL! I just love the web frames and borders.



I love adding pop dots and inking to make my die cuts look more dimensional.  This layout has so much great texture. I know it's hard to tell from the photos.


And I had to include a close up of the stars! This ghost and cat are all dressed up and ready for some serious Trick or Treats. I added Peachy Keen faces to them but this file does come with paper faces as well.


Thanks so much for checking out my project! I hope you have an amazing time going through day 2 of our projects! These ladies worked hard!!

Up next is the lovely and talented Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs!


Here is our complete line up for day #2 in case you get lost along the way:


 

 

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 17, 2014

  Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #1

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Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #1
 
 
 
I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the new and amazing projects we have in store for you in Day #2! We can't wait to see you again!
 
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!

You can visit her Shop here
 
AND
 
is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH


 
AND
 
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!



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.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!

I had so much fun creating this little mini book for Halloween. It is just perfect for setting out on the coffee table this time of year.



This mini album was creating using an SVG file from one of our sponsors, Creative Kuts. I know this ghost isn't very scary but I just couldn't resist!
 

 
 I also used a package of No Longer Available Creative Memories Paper and Embellishments.
They really made this book come together very easily. Too bad you can't get this anymore, it's really a fun kit.

 And Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon was perfect for tying it all together!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another super spooky project from me and my friends!!

Up next is the lovely and talented 
Denise from CraftConfectionery!


Here is our complete line up for day #1 in case you get lost along the way:
 
Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day #2!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  Miscarriage and Infant Loss Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should of arrived here from Melissa, if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 
 
Today, October 15, is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child. 

Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss: 

75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies a year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year


The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information: 
**http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html
** http://miscarriage.about.com/od/riskfactors/a/miscarriage-statistics.html


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is meant to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves lost their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it. 

How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:
Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
Release butterflies 

The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and  layouts!

There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store. 

The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.



I decided to join this hop because I have a few angel babies myself. Unfortunately I lost 3 babies to miscarriage, two early on but one almost into the second trimester. That was definitely heartbreaking.
I know one day we will all be together and I thank Jessica for the opportunity to share our love for them with this precious hop.


My heart hurts for every woman (and man) who has ever lost a child, regardless of the age or reason. Children are such a blessing.
I especially want to ask for prayers for my dear friend Jennifer and her family. This is the anniversary of her precious Angel, Brittany's death. A sweet baby girl taken 21 years ago at the age of 3 by a very sick man. She will always be in our hearts!!


I knew when I saw this SVG file by Scraptastical Creations that it would be perfect for remembering all the sweet angels who left us too soon. But I continued to put it off because I didn't want to face the pain. In a way completing this layout has helped me. I hope it can help all of you who have lost babies and children too. My prayers for you all.


Recipe:
Cardstock
Patterned Paper by Storytellers Club
SVG Scraptastical Creations
Kiwi Lane Templates:
Paisley 1A and 3A
Bracket 1
Mini Cascade Trails 1A
Ink, Flowers, Bling, and Pop Dots


You are now off to Robin's Blog

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

  Creative Kuts Halloween Easel Card

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Hello my crafty friends!

Just popping in today to share this adorable SVG file that Miss Cheryl at Creative Kuts was giving away2 weeks ago. She is so generous. Every Monday she gives away a new file and if you get it finished and posted by Friday she will send you a special bonus file. I just love it!
 
So here is my cute lil card!!
 

 


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
Connie Can Crop Challenge #27
due 11:59 P.M. Friday October 31st
Pacific Time
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