Monday, April 30, 2012

  May Scrapping Days begin May 1st

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  More great news!

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Not only did I make Ginger Snap Scraps DT but I also was accepted to Design for Creative Kuts and I am super excited!! They feature digital downloads and SVG files that I can cut on my Cricut with my Sure Cuts Alot program. I have never done that before so I am so anxious to play with their goodies and my machine. So stay tuned for lots of great projects to come from me. Just hope I can do them all justice!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

  Psst!! Did you hear the news?

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Oh My Gosh!! I am so excited to finally be able to shout from the top of the roof that I am officially now a member of the Ginger Snaps Scraps Design Team!!

 

Ginger Snap Scraps was opened in March 2012 by stay at home mom Cori Wagner. She runs the business out of her home in Pennsylvania. Ginger Snap Scraps is your one stop shop for the latest and most popular scrapbooking and paper crafting products. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive emails about upcoming events, special discounts and new products!

I am very lucky to be a part of this first design team for her. I love her shop, her products, and well, Cori too! Come check out all the top brands in Scrapbooking and Card Making, you will be so glad you did! She ships everything out immediately, no waiting 3 months for anything! The best customer service out there! And just to celebrate our big announcement be sure to check out the special deal at the bottom of this post! Happy Shopping!!



Connie Wallenbrock (Connie Can Crop)


http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Hello, I am Connie and I'm thrilled to be a part of such an awesome DT. I am an avid scrapbooker and crafty person who enjoys sharing my talent with others. I have been crafting my entire life thanks to my mom and have been scrapbooking for over 16 years. It is truly my passion and I am excited and eager to make new Crafty friends!
To read more about me and meet the rest of my DT sisters please stop by
NOW FOR A SPECIAL OFFER!!! WOHOO!

The Ginger Snap Scraps design team would like to celebrate by giving everyone a 10% off coupon code for one order.

Code: CelebrateDT

This coupon expires Monday, April 30!

*10% off will not work on Provo Craft items.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

  May Scrapping Days

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JOIN STORYTELLERSCLUB for MAY SCRAPPING DAYS!!
Starting May 1st StorytellersClub will be offering up new challenges and giving away a ton of prizes for the entire month! No purchase is necessary to play. Open to all levels of scrappers. Do not need to be a member of their kit club to participate but you will need to join their discussion boards for free. Can't spend the entire month scrapping? Be sure to stop by May 5th...we will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day!
For more details visit StorytellersClub.
We hope you will join us for this amazing Adventure!! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

  Amazing Giveaway!!

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Welcome to the Mega Mother's Day Giveaway with Ginger Snap Scraps!

I have been a first time mom for 19 months now and in these past 19 months my respect for moms everywhere has grown 100%!
Being a mother is so very rewarding and oh so much hard work and this giveaway is to celebrated all moms and all that they do.
One lucky mom will be the winner of over $300 worth of scrapbooking and paper crafting items
from Ginger Snap Scraps.
Included in this giveaway:
$20 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps
Giant Flowers Cricut Cartridge-Set of Cricut Blade Refills
Dearest Collection kit from Echo Park-Dear Lizzy 24 spool ribbon value pack
Spellbinders Nestabilities Flower-Love Chipboard Album from Bo Bunny
Tim Holtz Ink, Refill and Stickles set-Tim Holtz 4th of July Embossing folders
5 Snag 'Em Stamps-Our Mother stamp set from Pink By Design
3 DoodleBug 6x6 paper packs-Bright Twine by Doodlebug

4 rolls of glitter tape from American Crafts
Die Cut with a View Chateau Lavender Solid and Print Stacks
Zig fine and jumbo glue pens-Imagicut Ribbon Cutter
Summer embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle
Button Set from American Crafts
Copic Blender pen-Copic Marker Black
Want to enter....Of course you do! Click HERE

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  I Took the Plunge

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So I did it!! Wohoo! I applied for the Ginger Snap Scraps DT. So exciting to do this! Keep your fingers crossed for me (toes too!). I wanted to share with you the two projects I submitted.

First up is a Mother's Day Gift. I got the wooden letters from OTC and the papers are from Storytellers Club. I used embellies from my stash and from OTC as well.





 I also submitted a Mother's Day Card that I created. It's a tri-fold card and I still need to add some photos to it but my photo printer ran out of ink. I used an awesome 6x6 paper pack called BLUSH by My Mind's Eye. You can purchase this paper pack from Ginger Snap Scraps along with cardstock and ink. The flowers, feather, pearls , and bling all came from my stash.

The front of the card reads: What a Lovely Day
 What a lovely way
 to say Happy Mother's Day


Here's hoping that I just inspired you to make something for that special mom in your life! And remember to shop Ginger Snap Scraps to see the latest and greatest items to help you create gorgeous projects!
Ginger Snap Scraps



Saturday, April 21, 2012

  Cricut Vinyl Winner!

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SO happy to finally announce my Blog Candy Winner!!
Congrats to KIMBERLY!!! Wohoo!
Here's what Kimberly had to share:

I love to work with vinyl, i have done a couple of peices but not a lot - I am like you said, scared to work with it much.

Thanks for the fun give a way
Kimberly

kimberly.pate@gmail.com
http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com


KIMBERLY please email me your information to conniecancrop@yahoo.com.
Didn't win this time around...no worries!! I will be having another giveaway when I hit 200 followers, details coming soon!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  3 More Days to Enter

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Don't forget to get in on this fun giveaway!! Friday is the last day!! You could win a Cricut Spatula and fun sheets of vinyl!!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

  Thank You Giveaway from The Cricut Bug

Pin It How awesome is this? I want this stamp so bad!! To enter visit her blog http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com  GOOD LUCK!
Hello everyone! I have been VERY fortunate this last month is winning stuff so I wanted to give something back! This is also a chance for me to say thank you to my FANTASTIC followers who leave THE sweetest comments and the awesome people I have won things from. First I want to say THANK YOU to Jayne of Jayne Designs for winning the TBBM2 cart! I wanted this cart SO bad and was ecstatic when I found out I won! THANK YOU Jayne!!
Secondly is Peachy Keen! I won a $50 gift certificate for their April Release challenges! THANK YOU PEACHY KEEN!!! Again, I was ecstatic! So when I put my order in, I ordered 2 of these AWESOME new background stamps. One for myself and one for a lucky follower! This looks like THE coolest stamp and I can't wait to use it! I am always looking for cloud backgrounds for my cards and this is perfect. It will fit an entire A2 sized card!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  Blog Candy Vinyl Give Away

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I am the queen of vinyl...lol..well at least that is what my friends say. I have vinyl decorating almost every room in my house. Since my Cricut inspires me daily, I'd love to inspire others too! So I will be giving away a six sheets of 12x12 vinyl in different colors and a brand new Cricut Spatula. Then you can make amazing things out of vinyl too.

Don't worry if you are afraid to use vinyl..don't be! You can watch my video about Vinyl HERE!
The winner will be receiving six sheets: Light green, Dark green, Gold, Purple, White, Pink, Black and Silver. Plus they will receive a new spatula to help them with their projects!

All you need to do is share my blog give away on your blog, become a follower, like me on Facebook and encourage your followers to follow me. Post here that you did those 4 things and leave me a link to your blog. I will draw a  lucky winner Friday, April 20th. Thanks a bunch and Good Luck!!

(Be sure to leave me your email too so I can contact you when you win!)

(Sorry open to the US scrappers only.)

Monday, April 9, 2012

  Amazing Giveaway from Homespun Elegance

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HUGE GIVEAWAY - Custom Blinkie for Blog, 15.00 to Ginger Snap Scraps, Mary Kay Satin Hands and Loads More!!

Yes, all of this is going to ONE lucky winner!! When I had my blog made over, I WAS SO EXCITED that I went into pure giveaway mode!! LOL

To view how to enter please Check this site and only comment on link provided for entries:

http://www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com/2012/03/design-layout-giveaway-here-it-is.html
 
Hurry today is the last day to enter!! Wohoo! Thanks Jessica!

  Meet my Mini and Enter for a Chance to Win

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My Cricut Mini that is! I just love this little machine. It fits in my scrap bag, is super lightweight, and hardly takes up any room! I also love my stand I purchased on ebay from Honey Do. Fits it perfect and keeps me organized while I am cropping.


But enough about my new toy, lets talk vinyl!! This vinyl was cut out using my Mini and the Cricut Everyday Cartridge. I just loved the Travel Bug saying and had to have my little bug head added. My name is cut out with Don Juan, one of most favorite fonts ever! And if you know me, you know I have to have bling!


Since my Cricut inspires me daily, I'd love to inspire others too! So I will be giving away a few sheets of 12x12 vinyl in different colors and a brand new Cricut Spatula. Then you can make amazing things out of vinyl too. All you need to do is share my blog on your blog, become a follower, and like me on facebook and encourage your followers to follow me. Post here that you did that and leave me a link to your blog. I will draw a winner Friday, April 20th. Thanks a bunch and Good Luck!!
(Be sure to leave me your email too so I can contact you when you win!)
(Sorry open to the US scrappers only.)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

  Happy Easter

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Happy Easter from my family to yours!


This card was made with goodies I received from a crop I attended. The saying and bunny were part of her make n takes. Added to a matching piece of patterned paper along with some flowers and bling and it's perfect! Hope you think so too.

Friday, April 6, 2012

  Gnomeo and Juliet

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Well here they are...several days in the making, my very own Gnomeo and Juliet. They are being displayed on 9x7 canvas and can be hung up on a wall or set on a shelf. Just in time for Spring!

 Also featured in these project are a couple of flowers I made using Flower Shoppe. I have to say this was my first attempt and it was a bit tricky. But all in all I think they came out okay. What do you think?

Large finished flower..I did leave off the bottom layer. I didn't like the way it looked. I see a tutorial coming soon..so be on the look out!! I also added some glossy accents to the center and petals to look like dew drops.

Here is Juliet! So sweet!! The paper line is Bee Happy Collection- Happy Stripe by Carolees Creations. I also used lots of bazzill and a felt loopy border.

And Gnomeo is my favorite. These cuts can be found on the Cricut Craft Room Exclusives. This one is called Gnomes and Mushrooms and it's adorable!





Thanks so much for stopping by! I love inspiring others and creating fun things! Please feel free to follow me and subscribe. Leave me a note too! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! Til next time...Happy Scrapping! Hugs, Connie

Sunday, April 1, 2012

  Nanny Clipboard

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Mondays at My Cricut Craft Room the Design Team shows you projects made with either The Imagine, E2, the Mini or CCR. This week I used my Cricut Mini along with the Learning Curve Font Cartridge and Walk in my Garden shape Cartridge to create these fun gift for a dear friend.
This is a regular 9 x 12 Clip Board that I decided to alter. I used paper and diecuts from Storytellers Club. And I personalized it for her using my Cricut Mini. Instead of adding her name I added "Nanny" in 2" letters cut with Learning Curve. And she loves ladybugs so I cut this pretty ladybug out at 1 1/2" using Walk in my Garden. I hope she really loves it and can display it in her home. Her Nanny days may be over..but that's what all the kids lovingly refer to her as.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to become a follower...please. I am almost at 150 which is super darn exciting to me because I am going to be giving away some goodies. And please be sure to come back to my place where we are "Wild about Scrapbooking" and Crafting!! LOL! Thanks for visitng and many Hugs.

For more great Scrapbook Projects from my Design Team Sisters please check out

  April's Recipe Challenge: Spring has Sprung

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Come join in the fun!! Every month at Storytellers Club I host a new recipe challenge. Anyone can enter...just join lefora for free and visit http://storytellers.lefora.com/2012/04/02/april-2012-recipe-challenge-spring-has-sprung/
It's Spring! Time for warmer weather, sunshine, flowers, and birds singing songs!! Love everything about Spring except the allergies. LOL!

For April's recipe challenge I want you to include these reminders of Spring:

  • Pastel colored Paper (patterned)
  • 4 flowers
  • a bird of any kind
  • and use a fun ribbon or some rick rack
You may use any other products you wish. Just be sure that those items are somewhere on your layout. When you are finished with your layout please post it here in this thread.

Design Team is eligible to play.

Digital Entries are allowed.

Your layout may not be combined with any other contest or challenge.

Entries are due by April 30th at 11:59 pm.

I will draw one lucky winner from all entries and they will receive a great prize!!

Don't forget May Scrapping Days coming soon!! A new challenge everyday!
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