Monday, December 31, 2012

  Get Organized Cricut Crawl

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First off let me start by apologizing for not getting this up on time. This is my first Cricut Crawl as a design team member and I got a bit confused. I love all the comments that were left for my address book (thank you!) but this is actually my get organized project!!
 
 
I usually host an annual swap with some of my online friends and fellow DT members over at ST. And this year was no exception. We each make up our months layouts and then they send them to me and I add a calendar grid and bind them all. This year I made 5 of the months using the help of my Cricut. So let's check them out below!!
 
 I used Designer's Calendar for the name of my Month. And various papers and supplies I had on hand.
 
 Here I used Nate's ABC for the month and George to cut my stars.
 
 September I used Locker Talk for my cute scissors and pencil!!
 
 For October I used Designer's Claendar again. Sorry but my friend cut out the spider and web from her Revolution for me.
 
And lastly November uses Designer's Calendar and Pooh and Friends for the leaves.
 
And here is a finished Calendar page!! Thanks so much for checking out my project!!
 
We'd love to have you join us in our get organized challenge this week, I'm so glad you stopped in today!! Now enough of my project, here's some more info on the hop!!!
 
Here's how the Crawl will work:
1. The crawl will begin at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member's blog to view their FANTABULOUS projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always return to FCCB to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.


2. There will be prizes along the way at some of the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members' stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member's blog for details and directions.*


3. There will also be one GRAND PRIZE at FCCB!! That prize will be awarded to a participant that meets the challenge criteria and posts a link to their project on the FCCB Blog, drawn randomly by Random.org. Just like every other Challenge Me Monday.

Here's the Line Up:

Missy - http://www.quickchickdesigns.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 30, 2012

  Altered Address Book

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I talked about this earlier and finally got a few photos to share. I ordered this address book from Oriental Trading Company and altered it using more pieces of this StorytellersClub Kit. I really love how it looks.
 

You know it is funny because my hubby said I am the only person in the world that uses a phone book! LOL! Whatever I think they are a treasure!!
 
 
Again, Thanks a bunch for checking this out! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did!
You still have ONE more day to enter my challenge so be sure to check it out!
Scrappy Hugs Friends!! Happy New Year!!!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

  More gifts made with love

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Wanted to share another journal I created using a Storytellersclub Kit. I really love the way  this one turned out! Hope you do too! I have a matching address book in the works so stay tuned!
 

Thanks a bunch for checking this out! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did!
You still have a few more days to enter my challenge so be sure to check it out!
Scrappy Hugs Friends!!



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

  Merry Christmas to YOU

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From my family to yours.....
 
Merry Christmas!!
And Thank you for supporting me and my business!!


Monday, December 24, 2012

  BAP #47 Christmas Gift Bag

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Every week, on Mondays, at Creative Kuts fan page and groups we do a new project and everyone is invited to play. It is called a BAP (Build A Project). All you have to do is watch for the post Monday and send an email request to bap@creativekuts.com. We will send you the cut file FREE. You read that right. FREE!!!

All requests must be in by Tuesday 10am pst to play along for the week. You just have to show us your finished project with that file by Sunday 5pm pst by posting on the Creative Kuts fan page or in our facebook group pages Creative Kuts Posts or Las Chicas Creative Kuts.


Make sure you get your projects posted by the deadline each week (Sunday 5pm pst) so you can play again the next week. Hope you play along with us each week!!!

Eva will make & post a video of all the beautiful finished projects of everyone who played along that week.

Now on to this past week's BAP.
 

 
Aren't these the cutest! I filled them with my brother in laws favorite candies and they were a hit!!
Super easy to create too!! Can't wait to see our next BAP!!
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
Don't forget to enter this month's Challenge Contest
 
Have a Safe and Blessed Christmas EVE!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

  Holiday Gifts

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This year money has been really tight for my family so many of my gifts have been handmade by me. I have been busy creating things for the special people in my life for the past 3 weeks! And I can finally share them with you!
 
Most of the gals in the family are getting journals.
 

 
I used StorytellersClub kits to create these for each of their personalities. I hope they love them!
 
My parents are all getting Calendars (which will be a future post) and the guys are getting bags of their favorite candy (which will come in a future post as well). But our Mimi (Grandma) well I made her something extra special to put on her fridge.
 
 
I found this magnet frame a while ago at the 99cent store and turned it into this! Cool huh?
 
Well that is it for me tonight. Please come back to see the other gifts I have been busy creating. The Calendar is one you won't wanna miss!!
 
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
Don't forget to enter this month's Challenge Contest
 
Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

  Ho Ho Ho It's Christmas

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Creative Kuts has a new program they are starting on their facebook page called "Crop on Line". It's super cool! You pay $5 for the file and then you get emailed the file in steps. After you post the first step you get the second..and so on and so forth. The layout this past week was a Santa Claus HO HO HO layout and I sure had a great time putting this together.
Allow me to share my steps with you now! And then I will share the entire layout!
 
Step One:

 
Step Two:

Step Three:


And here it is finished with the background papers!!



 

 
Join Wanda on Crop On Line which will begin January 1st with a mini album, Here you will be able to make a unique gift or keepsakes with adorable mini albums. And for those who sell their work, you know mini albums are a big hit. Wanda will be starting off with a tea mini album. You will also have two weeks to show and tell. Oh yea and you will get all the extra treats too. lol The treat will be the start of a mini album to show case a special moment in January 2013. Treats have no deadline.
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
 
Don't forget to enter this month's Challenge Contest
 
Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  BAP #46 Snowman Ornament

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Every week, on Mondays, at Creative Kuts fan page and groups we do a new project and everyone is invited to play. It is called a BAP (Build A Project). All you have to do is watch for the post Monday and send an email request to bap@creativekuts.com. We will send you the cut file FREE. You read that right. FREE!!!

All requests must be in by Tuesday 10am pst to play along for the week. You just have to show us your finished project with that file by Sunday 5pm pst by posting on the Creative Kuts fan page or in our facebook group pages Creative Kuts Posts or Las Chicas Creative Kuts.
 
Make sure you get your projects posted by the deadline each week (Sunday 5pm pst) so you can play again the next week. Hope you play along with us each week!!!

Eva will make & post a video of all the beautiful finished projects of everyone who played along that week.
Now on to this past week's BAP.
 
 
This ornament is totally adorable!! I just love it! It has a an opening at the top to add your favorite photo!! And it was seriously easy to make!
 
This one is going home with one of my special friends!! Tee hee!!
 
Items used to create this:
Patterned Paper
Cardstock
Chipboard (light)
Gel Pens
Copics
Wire
and ribbon
 
This week's BAP is a really cute Gift Bag for Christmas!! So be sure you get in on it now!!
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
Don't forget to enter this month's Challenge Contest
 



Monday, December 17, 2012

  Jingle Bells

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Last week over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, the challenge was to use bells. So for my inspirational Design Team Member Project I created this simple yet stunning two page layout.
 

 
I decided to use the Tis the Season Cartridge from Creative Memories. I really love this cart!
Much of my supplies used were just items I have had laying around in my stash.
 

 
 You can visit the FCCB Blog and check out their weekly challenges on Mondays!! They are super fun and I love that it gets me using my Cricut! I had never cute either of these images out before and honestly don't know why!! Love them!
 
 
Also super excited that my layout was feaatured again on the FCCB for Scrappin Saturday!!
 
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge!! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

  Don't forget about me!

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Hello to all my fabulous scrappy friends and followers. I can't believe it has been a week since I blogged. Just so you know I have in no way given up my hobby!! I am just super sick right now with bronchitis..yuck! And man it is kicking my bootie.
 
So Please be patient. I have so much to do here at home: Christmas Cards, Baking, Tamales, Putting up my tree and decorations!! Geeeesh I don't think I will ever get it all done! And of course no touching food til after this cold is completely gone!!
 
 
I have a few projects in the works using my Cricut and SVG files so stay tuned! And of course my wonderful Design Team Projects too. I am hosting a New Year's Blog Hop on the 5th and participating in my first Cricut Crawl!!!
 
And don't forget the monthly challenge! No entries yet for December so I am guessing everyone is just as crazy as me right now. We have less than 2 weeks til Christmas people!!! Less than 2!! OMG!
 
Did I mention how much I love you all! Thank you so much for supporting me and my hobby!
I am feeling the need for a giveaway coming!! Hmmm...Better think one up! Stay tuned!
 
Now go get your Christmas Music on and wrap some presents or finish making those last minute creations! And by all means post below and let me know what you all are up to this week! (Hmmm I may just pull a winner from my responses I receive!!)
Scrappy Hugs!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

  Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

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Hi everyone!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's 13th Birthday! Shh, don't tell anyone as it's a surprise!! We are so blessed that you've joined us today to celebrate the life of a sweet, talented young lady.
If you joined us from the very talented Ellen then you are in the right place. If not, please go back to Beth's blog so you don't miss out on the wonderful projects that we have for you today.

Participant Blog Line up:
Sponsor info:
Beth McGee~ Cricut Cartridge "Jubilee Celebration"
 

 5 Digi Stamps~ Eureka Stamps : http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/



Digital copy of "Creations by Crafty Card Gallery Issue 2" ~Sponsored by our own Jennifer Restivo.


$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products ~ sponsored by Lucy Kelleher, Close to My Heart with Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant @ https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH


To be entered to win, you MUST leave a comment on every blog in the hop.
Then you need to "like" each of the sponsors blog pages (Beth's, Jennifer's, and Lucy's) including each of the blog hop participants pages.
Next, head on over and visit the sponsors Facebook pages/stores and post a comment you are from the blog hop & thank them for sponsoring the hop!

Now for my Surprise Birthday Project:
 

Emily loves teal so I wanted to be sure her card had lots of teal on it!
I was going through my cartirdge images and when I came across this hippo on the Cricut Cart "Birthday Bash" I knew I had to use her!!
 

 
I mean how cute is this sentiment!! Adorable!! And for even more fun I added an Action Wobble to my hippo so she dances all over the card!
 
 
Happy Birthday Emily!! I hope you were surprised and that we made your birthday super, like you!! HUGS!!!
 
 
I will be entering this card in the Action Wobble Make it Sparkle Challenge. My ribbon, bling, and cheery all sparkle!!
 

Thank you for joining us now head on to the next celebration stop, the super creative Suzanne!! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  Winners..Winners...Winners!

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Sorry I know I am a day late!
Let's get on with these winners!! Wohooo!!
 
First up is the winner of my November Challenge...yeah!
True Random Number Generator 2
 
#2 is Grisele Blanco
Look at the beautiful card she created!!! 
 
 
Grisele please contact me with your address so we can get your prize out to you!! And don't forget the monthly challenge winner badge for your blog!!
 
 
Now for the exciting Creative Kuts Blog Hop Blog Candy....
 
True Random Number Generator 13
 
The winner is #13 SUE from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA
here's what SUE had to say:
 
Love your layout!! The red mats, stand out so nicely!!! love that snowman of your and the penguins are so so cute!!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)
 
 Wohoo!!! Sue you just won this adorable Snowman file!! Please send me your email address so I can get it to you!
 
Okay ladies you have 2 weeks to claim those prizes!!! Congrats!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

  Connie Can Crop Challenge #5

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Deck the Halls
It's December and time for everyone to prepare for the biggest celebrations of the year. Whether it be Christmas, Kwanza, or Hanukkah, we all have our traditions and spend time with the people we love.
For this challenge we are going to DECK the HALLS!!
Include on your layout or card:
Holly
Ribbon
Bling
and a few lyrics to your favorite holiday song.

Please create one layout or a card. Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. Just be sure that those items are somewhere on your project. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
Sorry but only one entry per person, just to be fair!! 

Entries are due by December 31st at 11:59 pm.
I will draw one lucky winner from all entries and they will receive a great prize from Connie's Crafty Cart! (that's my ebay store)
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 and include a link to your post where you are displaying it. You have until midnight December 31st to link it up.
I will draw one random winner. My winner will not be based on skill or talent, but based on just completeing the challenge. Sorry but I can not ship to other countries. I would still love for you to play. However if you win, I will ask that you pay postage for the shipping charges.
I will be back on Monday to announce the winner for November. So stay tuned and have a great day!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

  Snowman and their Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome everyone to our Snowman & Their Pals Blog Hop!
If you came here from DEEZY then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please stay and join in on the fun with Creative Kuts and the Design Team. The fun begins at Creative Kuts - http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/.
Check out all the wonderful projects created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts 2.

This is a two day blog hop and appreciate you leaving a comment to encourage these talented ladies to continue sharing their ideas and creations. We're so excited to be doing this hop to share with you projects from some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to remind you to check out our newest website: Creative Kuts Monthly Kit Klub. Here we offer you quick layout kits which will include all the paper and paper pieces needed to create some adorable layouts. All you will have to do is add your pictures and any special touches of your own after completing the kit.
So let's get started!
1. Visit each member's blog and leave a comment.
2. Let us know how you enjoyed the blog hop on our facebook Creative Kuts Fan Page
Prize give-a-way opportunities:
This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog Creative Kuts2. CK2 is only 89 members away from this amayzing drawing.
Even more: Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.
For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World.
Now for my project:
 
 
Creative Kuts has so many cute Christmas files and if you love snowmen, you have a ton to choose from. I decided to create a layout using the very sweet "Surrounded by Love" file. I am sure when you see these adorable penguins building this snowman you will understand why I fell in love with it.
 
 
Here is page one. I couldn't help but use this fun Winter StorytellersClub Kit and papers to create this layout. Added to it are some snowflakes with brads.
 




 

 
 And here is my page 2. I love my snowman! Can you believe he is 10" tall? You can make him smaller if you wish but I really wanted him to stand out!
 
 
A closeup of this adorable file!! Comes with snowman, ladder, snowball, snow, and all 5 penguins.
 
 
**BLOG CANDY ALERT**
One lucky winner will receive this Surrounded by Love file, a retail value of $12.
Here's your chance at winning the files I used for my Blog Hop project. All you have to do is the following:
1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop and leave a comment (one comment per person).
2. Go to the Creative Kuts Posts Group Page, join if you aren't a member and post a comment that you are coming by from the "Snowmen & Their Pals" Blog Hop and let us know which is/are your favorite project.
3. Become a fan of CK at CK fan page.
Here's today's line up:
 
Please hop over to the fabulous and talented Marji (Next)

I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.

Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge!! A new one starts tomorrow!!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

  Boy Scouts Camp

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Hello friends! Just wanted to share with you a few of the layouts I created while in San Diego.
My son has been out of scouts for some time now so I really was trying to get some of his layouts done.
Camp Mataguay in the San Diego Mountains
 
Heading off to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island


I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.
Be sure to check out my November Monthly Challenge!! You still have 1 more day to enter!
You could win a fun Fall Package from


Saturday, November 24, 2012

  Home Sweet Home

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Hello dear Scrappy, Crafty, and Bloggy friends!!
Boy I have missed you so much!
 
I just wanted to update you all on my shattered femur.
 

I went to the hospital as planned for my surgery on November 7th.
Seemed like everything would be great, however during the harvesting of the bone graft, on my right hip, my blood pressure dropped and I was having troubles breathing so the surgery was stopped and I was brought back and stabilized.
I was admitted immediately and found out that I had fluid in my lungs.
 
One week of antibiotics and plenty of pain meds, they continued the surgery. This time they were able to go in and complete the bone grafting, using cadaver bone cells and bone marrow. I spent another week in the hospital recovering and after learning how to walk with the walker I was released to go home. I can not wait until I can walk, without help, again!
 
 
I am now home with my awesome family, sleeping in my own bed, and eating my hubby's cooked meals and couldn't ask for a better Thanksgiving gift!
 
I hope to be back in action soon. So please drop me a line and check back soon. When I am feeling a bit better I will be back to my my crafting!!! YAY!
 
Thanks so much for all your well wishes and prayers. I am very Thankful to have you all in my life!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  NASCAR...Ready...Set..GO!

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Hello scrappy friends, Connie with Connie Can Crop here to share my lastest Creative Kuts Masterpiece Layout entitled "NASCAR" That's right Race Car Fans, this one is for you!!!
 

I actually am still sitting in my hospital room waiting for this surgery to be done! So I am sorry there is no fun staging going on here. I have a friend, Kathy, that is the biggest NASCAR fan I know and when I saw this page design from Creative Kutz I knew I needed to create this for her.


This file also comes with CK's very own Pink Teddy Bear, FEEBIE. But I decided to create this layout without the bear. I wanted to open it up to more possibilities for layouts. Do you notice my checkered flags? Well, I did not have any checkered paper but I do have checkered Duct tape for my wallets. So I figured why not try it. I cut a few strips of duct tape and cut the shape out very easily. And I think it looks cool too!!


 This layout is available in my ebay store. Please feel free to come check it out along with all of my other layouts and projects.

Items used to Create this layout:

Creative Imaginations patterned paper
bazzill and cardstock
Pop Dots
Red Rick Rack
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
I hope that you have enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I love receiving comments and new followers. It means so much to me! So please feel free to drop me a note and follow my blog for more inspiration, giveaways, and tips.

Be sure to check out my newest Monthly Challenge!!
You could win a fun Fall Package from
 
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