Sunday, November 23, 2014

  Pumpkin shaker 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 away last week. She is so generous. It's a shaker card and was so easy to make.  I just love it!


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!!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #28

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  Winner Wednesday

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I hope you all had a wonderful scenic hike with us this past weekend!!

Thank you all so very much for hopping along and leaving us all some love!

 

 
Up first.... drawn by random number generator....

http://www.goldengodessdesigns.com

Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs
is giving one lucky winner the
Adventure Templates from Kiwi Lane Designs
http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.com
 
Our winner is
#10 CRAFTER
 
AND
 
www.craftinandstampin.ctmh.com
Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 
 
Our winner is
#11 SUE K

AND
 
http://conniecancrop.ctmh.com

Connie Wallenbrock
is giving away two fall colored ink pads from CTMH. YUMMY!!
 
Our winner is
#2 JOAN SMITH

 

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, November 18, 2014

  Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece with Kiwi Lane Designs

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here's the badge.  Sorry I had my hubby Aaron e-mail it to you earlier so it might have showed in your junk mail.  Can you pull it from here?

 

Hello my creative friends, Connie here!! It's my favorite time of the year, Fall!  And 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 set us loose and gave us the wide open range to create whatever we wanted with whatever papers we chose. Well I didn't exactly choose paper. I chose a different type of canvas to play with and I am so happy I did. I just love what Kiwi Lane Templates did to my pumpkin that never got carved this past Halloween. I now have a great Fall centerpiece!

First I traced my designs on the top and bottom then I decided what designs to add to the middle of the pumpkin. I used a regular pen to do all my tracing since I knew I would be painting over it all.
I used Kiwi Lane Templates: Holiday 4T and 2T and Autumn 1, 2, and 4.
 

 
After you have your design drawn out the real fun begins, Painting!
Decide what colors you are going to use and away you go. I used lots of bright colors on my pumpkin. Some of the lighter colors require 2 layers. You can use your heat gun to speed up the drying process.
 


After my pumpkin was painted I added outlines to all the shapes and some doodles.
Then I applied a coat of Modge Podge to the pumpkin just to make sure the paint would last longer.
It was really easy to scratch off the pumpkin without it.
And my final step was to add bling.
 
 

Recipe:
Kiwi Lane Templates: scallops 3A, Mini Colter Trails 1B
Holiday 2T, 4T, Autumn 1,2,4
Pumpkin
Acrylic Paint
Paint brushes or foam brushes
Modge Podge
Bling
CTMH Adhesive
Black sharpie for doodles

What will you alter today using Kiwi Lane Templates?
 
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!

Friday, November 14, 2014

  Take A Hike Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Take A Hike Blog Hop
 
 

 
Connie Can Crop and her wonderful crafty friends are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful Fall Weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
If you were lost out in the woods somewhere and need to start at the beginning, the hike begins with
Connie Can Crop.
 

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented hikers who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this beautiful trail.
 
We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


http://www.goldengodessdesigns.com

Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs
is giving one lucky winner the
Adventure Templates from Kiwi Lane Designs
http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.com
 
AND
 
www.craftinandstampin.ctmh.com
Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 

AND
 
http://conniecancrop.ctmh.com

Connie Wallenbrock
is giving away two fall colored ink pads from CTMH. YUMMY!!



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 12:00 am Monday to finish this Hike of a hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

 I decided to create a layout for one of our many cub scout hiking trips. I still need to get the photos developed but I can guarantee they are going to look awesome on this layout.


The title was preprinted along with the patterned paper in a kit I bought many years ago on clearance. The funny thing was this kit didn't include any photos or directions so you had no idea of what you were supposed to do with it. I guess that would be why it was on clearance. LOL!


Thank goodness for my Kiwi Lane Templates because you do not need a kit when you have them. I just picked a few of my favorite templates and laid them out. When I got what I liked I went with it and the tracing and cutting began.

 
Recipe:
Patterned Paper and cardstock from stash
twine and brads
ink
pop dots
Kiwi Lane Templates:
Spooky Alley 3A/3B and 1A/1B
Holiday 8T
Adventure  4
Playtime 3
 
 
Up next Angela

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
 
Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  You Tube Tuesday

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Hello My Wild Crafting Friends!!
Connie Can Crop
here with a tip for all of you crafters that use ATG adhesive
and like buying it from discount shops like me.
If you are ever interested in one of my buy in's let me know by leaving a comment below.
 

 
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!
 
Looking for my new monthly challenge?
Connie Can Crop Challenge #28
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, November 30th
Pacific Time

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  Golden Wings- Prima Mixed Media

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Happy Saturday!!
Today I want to share another project I made when I attended the most amazing classes at Let's Get Creative taught by Suzy West. They were held at the Prima Outlet in Chino, California. I learned some (new to me) techniques and created some gorgeous layouts. 

 
This layout is a mixed media layout I like to call Golden Wings. I am sure you will understand why.
This was my first time playing with Prima heavy gesso. Just love this stuff!  We smeared it all over the center of our background paper and allowed it to dry. Then we spritzed it with Prima Color Bloom Spray. Part of the fun was allowing the spray to run of the gesso and leave drip marks.

 
I adore the mixture of flowers and embellishments we used on the layout. It's just gorgeous!
I especially love how we fussy cut the border out of the paper and pop dotted it on to a second piece of paper. It really added so much to the design. Who would have ever thought?
 

 This layout includes distressing, both in inking and sanding. I think it needs to be added to a frame or on to a canvas and hung on a wall. 

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 check out my new challenge!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  Winner Wednesday

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Time for our monthly Challenge winner for October
 

Challenge #27 Pumpkin Patch

 
Our winner chosen by random is:
 
True Random Number Generator 8

 

Eva Scraps


Her pumpkin is just delightful!! But this owl and spider are just so fun!

Eva you are the winner of a $10 gift certificate to Creative Kuts!! Wohoo!!
 

Be sure to contact me with your info so I can get your prize out to you!!

Thanks to all the gals who played along!! 

And for the rest of you...don't forget this month's fun challenge!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #28
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, November 30th
Pacific Time


 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

  Monthly Challenge #28 Gobble Gobble Wobble Wobble

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Hello my crafty friends!

 
Aw November! Almost time for Christmas. Yikes! But don't you just love November?
Thanksgiving Dinner, Time with family, The smells, and the cool weather?


My Challenge this month:

Gobble Gobble Wobble Wobble
 




I want you to create a project that wobbles! You can create anything as long as it has something that moves on it! Use an action wobble, or create a 3D card, anything interactive will do.
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 Sunday, November 30th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!
 

 

I have a fantastic sponsor this month (ME) LOL!!
And I have an awesome CTMH stamp set for some lucky winner!
 

 
 
  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 November 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.

October's Winner will be announced Wed. November 5th. Thanks!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  Happy Owl-oween!

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Happy Halloween Everyone!

I know I am posting a little late but we actually went out to a friend's house tonight and did our Halloweening there. It was super fun. I'm getting ready to go to bed and I realize oh no I never shared my post and since Halloween is technically over I want to squeeze this last Halloween goodie in.
 My oldest son (16) has a girlfriend! And I think I am more excited than he is because now I can make her stuff. YAY! So he wanted to give her a little something for Halloween. We picked up some candy and a jack o'lantern balloon but he needed something amazing to put it all in. Oh mom!!! Yes!! That is where I come in!!
 Isn't he the cutest?
The owl is actually from a make and take I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo
in Ontario earlier in October. Cute!!!
 I added an action wobble to my little Dracula owl so he could bounce around.
So fun!
She has some awesome gift bags and boxes on her site that are FREE.
I simply enlarged mine. Made it as big as I could go.
 My tag was made using Kiwi Lane Tag Template #4 and the
stamps used are all CTMH from the Artfully Sent Cricut Package.
D1629 Just to Say
D1631 Curlicue Frames
D1630 Curlicue Alphabet
Even if you don't think you need this cartridge (which you do) you definitely will want these stamps  that come with it!! They are a must have for any cardmaker!! I will be showing them off some more in the upcoming weeks. So stay tuned.
 
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!

 Be sure to come on back Sunday when I announce my new challenge for the month of November and then Wednesday I will be announcing the winner for October!! Fun stuff ahead!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  Turkey Treat Box

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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 away a few 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 fun turkey!!



 
So cute!! These would make great napkin and silverware holders at Thanksgiving too!!
 
Just love him!
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 you have today and tomorrow left to enter my monthly challenge!!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #27
due 11:59 P.M. Friday October 31st
Pacific Time
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