Monday, July 30, 2012

  Cricut Day at GSS

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So sorry friends that I am posting this so late today. I guess I was so caught up in blog hops this weekend that I honestly forgot today was my next project day! LOL! And the funny thing is my project has been done for weeks! Oh well...hope you forgive me.

So what day is today at Ginger Snap Scraps? It's Cricut Day!! And if you know me you know I am addicted to my cricut and use it for almost every thing I create!!

For today I created a card. Now not just any card, but a card that along with a few more of my cards, is being sent to a Ronald McDonald house in memory of a very special baby angel, Daniella.


I  created this card using some of my fav items from Ginger Snap ScrapsMy Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze 6x6 Paper Pad, a green Copic, and 2 shades of green Bazzill.


My froggy is cut from the Cricut Cartridge Animal Kingdom
And I also used an action wobble!! So much fun to play with!


And those actions wobble seriously wobble...LOL!

Other items I used from my stash include buttons, cardstock, ribbon, flowers, google eyes, and brads.
Oh and my little label maker! Cause it's fun too!

I hope that this card makes someone smile as much as crafting makes me smile!

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.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

  GSS Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

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If you are here for the Creative Kuts Christmas in July blog hop please click HERE.

If you missed DAY 1 of Ginger Snap Scraps' Christmas in July please click HERE.

Welcome to DAY 2 of our Christmas In July Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!
This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Christmas! Can you believe how fast the year is going!
We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some Christmas inspiration.
If you came from Barb then you are in the right spot!
Today I created a very classy Christmas Card with supplies from Ginger Snap Scraps.



I used Fancy Pants Paper stack, St. Nick, along with Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts and chipboard diecuts. My favorite part is probably the Glitter Tape from American Crafts. Love that stuff!!

Also used some pearls I had in my stash.

This item as well as many others will be listed in my Ebay store very soon. So be on the lookout!

Your next stop on the hop is Gaby!
We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July Blog Hop!
Now for some blog candy! We are giving away 2 $10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps!
Just leave a comment here and let us know that you did the following:
Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and follow the blog!
Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook and like them!
Online Scrapbook Store
Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.
Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com <-- U R Here
Gabrielle - http://gabyspapery.blogspot.com <--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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

  Christmas in July Blog Hops

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If you are here for the Ginger Snap Scraps Christmas in July Blog Hop please click HERE.



If you are here for Creative Kuts Christmas in July Blog Hop please click HERE.


  Ginger Snap Scraps Christmas in July Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!
This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Christmas! Can you believe how fast the year is going!
We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some Christmas inspiration.
If you came from Barb then you are in the right spot!
Today I created for you a gift idea. I make my own bath salts and decided to decorate the jar with supplies from Ginger Snap Scraps.


I used Fancy Pants Paper stack, St. Nick, along with Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts. My favorite part is probably the Peacock Glitter Tape from American Crafts. Love that stuff!! Oh and my Doodlebug Designs twine comes from GSS too!


The patterned paper is added to the inside of the lid. Then I added some pretty red Christmas Poinsettas I had in my stash along with the pretty teal bling.

I tied some red Netting around the jar and used a small red safety pin to attach the clear snowflake to the bow. Isn't this snowflake cool? It's called a Glitter Cut from Fancy Pants.

This would make an awesome gift for anyone this Christmas, especially teachers!
Would you like to order one...send me a message. This item as well as many others will be listed in my Ebay stor very soon. So be on the lookout!

Your next stop on the hop is Gaby!
We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July Blog Hop! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my other project.
Now for some blog candy! We are giving away 2 $10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps!
Just leave a comment here and let us know that you did the following:
Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and follow the blog!
Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook and like them!
Online Scrapbook Store
Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.
Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com<-- U R Here
Gabrielle - http://gabyspapery.blogspot.com  <--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.

  Creative Kuts Christmas in July

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Welcome everyone to our "Christmas in July" Blog Hop! Creative Kuts is in the spirit of Christmas and giving.

If you came here from the Crafty Carolyn then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning at Creative Kuts http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/ to join in on the fun.
Check out all the wonderful cards created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at www.creativekuts.com.
This is a two day blog hop and we 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 introduce our new Card Team and a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to introduce you to our new website: Creative Kuts Monthly Kit Klub at http://www.creativekutsmkk.com/. Here we will be offering 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.
So let's get rockin!
1. Visit each member's blog and leave a comment
2. Let us know how you enjoyed the blog hop on our facebook page
3. Head on over to our stores and read the details to take advantage of
50% OFF SALE AT CREATIVE KUTS
50% OFF SALE AT CREATIVE KUTS2
AND
FREE SHIPPING AT CREATIVE KUTS MONTHLY KIT KLUB
More great opportunities
This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog www.creativekuts2.blogspot.com. For many other chances to win on the sizzix drawing be sure to stop by.
Even more: Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.
For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Kuts-Wonderful-World/297909533625395.


Today I created a wonderful Santa Christmas Card with the file Believe. You can purchase this file for only $3.00 at Creative Kuts. My card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I used some assorted cardstock and Christmas papers I had on hand. Added some sparkle and pretty red flower and here he is.


Here's today's line up:
1. Creative Kuts - http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/ (You are here, the beginning)
9. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ <--U R Here
10. Bonnie - http://scrap-n-away.blogspot.com/ <-- Up Next
21. Marji - www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Please hop over to the Awesome Bonnie (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.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

  Christmas in July Favorite Things & Give Away

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Welcome to my day at Ginger Snap Scraps to share with you some of my very favorite products carried in the store. Since it is Christmas in July I decided to create for you all a card with a matching tag. I just love how these turned out and can not wait to use them this Christmas.


My card measures 6 x 6 and uses several items from Ginger Snap Scraps.


Of course I used my favorite brands Fancy Pants, Twine from The Twinery and American Crafts. The Patterned Paper is from the Fancy Pants 6x6 Pad called St. Nick, as are the chipboard embellishments. I used twine from the Twinery in red. And my red sparkles, that's American Craft's Glimmer Tape. LOVE glimmer tape!!


Next up is my cute matching tag. This is gonna look great on any gift under my tree.
I used all the same products and embellishments.


The size of my tag is 4" x 2.5" and is double sided. My pictures are somewhat dark...I wish you could see it in person! The Christmas List on the backside is perfect for your "to" and "from".


Other items used from my stash include some cardstock scraps, pop dots, and a giant silk flower (which I folded in half).


Did you know I am also giving away one of my favorite items? Wohoo! Just follow the instructions below to be entered to win the Twinery's Twine Pink Sorbet!
http://www.gingersnapscraps.com/Bakers-Twine-Pink-Sorbet-The-Twinery-_p_292.html

1. Become a follower of Ginger Snap Scraps
2. Be sure you are a follower of mine
and
3. Add my blinkie to your blog's side bar or make a post about my giveaway on your blog

Good luck!! I will choose a winner on Monday the 30th.
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.




Sunday, July 22, 2012

  225 WINNER!! WINNER!!

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Mamapowers...you are my winner!!
So excited!! Please send me an email with your address please so I can get these goodies out to you!!

Congratulations!!

And a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of my followers. Crafting is my passion but I couldn't do it without all of your support. Your sweet faces and wonderful comments make me smile more than you will ever know! I love you all! Happy crafting and Scrappy HUGS!!!

  BAP 27 Waterfall "Noel" Card

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 What is a BAP? It's a free file that you can request from CK every Monday. The only catch is you have to create it and upload it by Sunday.

This was cut with a SVG file that can be purchased at Creative Kuts!

If you don't have a machine that can cut SVG files there are other formats available as well as patterns where you can them out by hand.
 

Sorry with the flash it is hard to distinquish the L but in real life it shows up just fine!

 Over the weekend I discovered a new blog with a monthly challenge. This card is my entry into this month's challenge. Timeless Twine wants us to use the colors red, white, and aqua along with some of their twine. Well I don't have their twine yet, so I just used embroidery thread, but I plan on shopping soon! :)
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.

Love this layout or any of my other creations? Be sure to check out my ebay store!! Thank you and HUGS!

Friday, July 20, 2012

  Paper Wreaths and Home Decor Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Paper Wreaths and Home Decor Blog Hop. Thanks to Laurie, we have a fantastic group of ladies who made awesome wreaths and more to share with you. You should have come from the amazing Wandy's blog. If you haven't started at the beginning be sure to do so at:  http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com/ You don't want to miss Laurie's Blog candy!!

So on to my project. I decided to make a wreath for my front door. I have one for the fall season but do not have any wreaths for the other 3 seasons. Now, thanks to this blog hop, I can say I have one for summer and fall! LOL!
Thought maybe I should show you the finished project first and then show you the steps I took to create it. This wreath was made with Authentique's "Glory" 6x6 paper pad. I also used 12x12 bazzill,ribbon, chipboard, staples, modge podge, and my Cricut.


 First step was to cut my base from chipboard. Then I cut all my little strips of paper that I decided to use. The size I used was 1" wide by 4" long. And I created a pattern that I repeated between the cardstock and the prints. When you are ready to attach the strips to the base, you can hot glue them (glue dots won't hold), but I chose to use staples. I love the look the staples add to the wreath.
I applied the paper strips by folding the paper in half so they measure 1" x 2". Then I started with the outer layer and stapled all the way around in a continuous pattern til I reached the middle. When the entire wreath was covered I added a piece of blue ribbon to the back and gave the entire wreath a once over with modge podge.
 Using my cricut I cut this bow with the Christmas Cartridge. I cut it twice and layered the second layer with pop dots to make it kind of pop! Using my copics I went over all the small cuts to give the bow some dimension.
The ending result is a cute Patriotic Wreath that didn't cost me very much to make since I had all these supplies at home. I will be entering this wreath in the July Homespun Affair Challenge which requires you to use red white and blue. I've got that covered! I'm thinking that I should make one for Spring too! Maybe one with hearts? LOL! I hope you enjoyed my step by step instructions...now you can create your own!!
BLOG CANDY!!
To be eligible to win this prize pack from Laurie, you must follow each designer's blog as well comment on each post in the hop....everyone should have word verification turned off to make commenting easy! The winner will be announced Wed., July 25th on Laurie's Blog.

Up next is the beautiful Jessica and I know she made something awesome!!
Here's the line up in case you get lost:
Connie Wallenbrock - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ <-- ME
Jessica Kephart - http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/<-- 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.
Be sure to follow me and like my page on facebook! I don't want you to miss out on any of my giveaways!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

  Happy Dance!!!!

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OMG! Thanks to all you wonderful scraptastic friends of mine...we did it! We made it to 225 and beyond! Can you tell I am jumping around screaming?

Give me a few days to get everyone's entries tallied up so I can draw our winner!! Good luck!! And many Scrapping hugs!!

  225 Followers Giveaway!

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I only need 5 more followers to reach my goal of 225!! Wohooo! Thanks so much to everyone for spreading the word! I have added to this awesome giveaway, just as I promised. So besides the Martha Stewart Clear Bird Stamps, I am also giving away:
 Recollections Distress Double Clear Stamps Alphabet and Numbers. This set comes with a total of 36 stamps and is perfect for scrapbooking or card making.

And perhaps my favorite part of this giveaway... Webster's Pages Designer Trim!
Who wouldn't love to add this beautiful trim to their project! WOW! 


This stamp set is from Martha Stewart Crafts and it comes with 4 different clear bird stamps. Each stamp varies in size but they are approx. 4 x 4. They are easy to mount on an acrylic block and clean up easy too!

So here's what you have to do.

1. Become a follower of my blog and post in the comments. If you already follow me then post that you do.

2. Sign up for email notifications and post a seperate comment telling me you did so.

3. Like my Facebook Page Connie's Crafty Cart and again post a seperate comment below.

4. Invite 3 friends that do not follow me to come join in the fun and then please post a seperate comment below.


 Thanks for helping spread the news! HUGS and goodluck!

I will draw a winner when I hit 225 followers so hurry and get all four of your entries in quick!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  BAP 26 Build a Card

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For this past week's BAP we were asked to use this adorable file from Creative Kuts and turn it into a card of our liking.

The kicker was you had to use all the pieces. SO here is my creation!!


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.

Love this layout or any of my other creations? Be sure to check out my ebay store!! Thank you and HUGS!
Don't FORGET TO SPREAD THE NEWS!! I am hosting a 225 follower giveaway! Come play today and bring your friends!


Friday, July 13, 2012

  Toadally Un-Frogettable

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Time for another toadally awesome file from Creative Kuts. I have to admit this one was quite the challenge for me because there was so much inking on tiny little pieces. I have never made such a mess of my hands before!
The CK file I chose for this week's project is such a cute file for anything outdoors, camping, fishing or even just boys. It doesn't come with a title so you can name it whatever you'd like.
You can purchase Frog and Friends for just $8.00 at Creative Kuts.
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 Page 2
And here are a few close ups of my froggy friends!!

Now I would like to mention I used stickers for my title and am not at all happy with them. So I cut out some new ones with my Cricut and will be posting an updated pic soon!
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.

Love this layout or any of my other creations? Be sure to check out my ebay store!! Thank you and HUGS!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

  BAP 25 Wreath Bear

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Last week's Bap Creative Kuts asked us to use this adorable bear file and create a card with it. So here is what I did...


This bear was cut with an SVG file from Creative Kuts. Check out their site for tons of great files!

If you don't have a machine that can cut SVG files there are other formats available as well as patterns where you can them out by hand.

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.

Love this layout or any of my other creations? Be sure to check out my ebay store!! Thank you and HUGS!
Don't FORGET TO SPREAD THE NEWS!! I am hosting a 225 follower giveaway! Come play today and bring your friends!

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