Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  Monthly Challenge Reminder

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I just wanted to remind you all that the Monthly Challenge for August will end Sept 13th due to me getting a late start! So you still have plenty of time to enter.
 
 
And just to bribe you to enter, take a look at what you are playing for:
 
 A Storytellersclub Tote
 
and 3 full Storytellersclub kits. They include one of a kind patterned paper and 3 sheets of gorgeous diecuts.
 
How do you enter? Easy peasy... go to
 
September's monthly challenge will be up in a few days!! YAY! And our sponsor for September is Ginger Snaps Scraps.
 
Want an extra bonus?? Share my new challenges with your followers by posting the info above on your blog. Then come back and post here that you shared it and I will enter you in to a seperate drawing for a bag of goodies!! Help me by spreading the word! Thank you so much for all your support!! I can't wait to see your creations.


Monday, August 27, 2012

  Blog Candy Winner

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First off I would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to hop with both Creative Kuts and Ginger Snap Scraps this past weekend.
 
I promised a grab bag of some yummy scrapbooking goodness to one lucky winner.
Here's what my winner had to say:
 
 

Your Thanksgiving layout is fabulous!!! The papers and colors are perfect!! Love the turkey!!!


 
Congratulations Marla!! You were picked with my random number generator. You lucky lady!!
 
Please email me with your info so I can pop a package in the mail to you. And also let me know if you prefer scrapbooking or card making or a mix of both.
 
If I do not hear from Marla within 4 days I will draw another number. So Marla...please be sure to contact me!
 
Don't forget to enter my very first Monthly Challenge!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

  CK Fall Blog Hop

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If you are here for the Back to School Blog Hop please click here.

Welcome everyone to our Fall Blog Hop!
 
If you came here from Creative Kuts 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 projects created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at www.creativekuts.com and www.creativekuts2.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 share with you projects from some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to remind you to check out 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 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 page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Kuts/130937843644274
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.
 
Now on to my project....for this hop I decided to create a fun layout just in time for this year's Thanksgiving pics. This file was perfect and I love the way it turned out and hope you do too!
 
 
Here's a closer look at the pages... page 1...
 
 
...and page 2.
 
 
And I just had to give you a closeup of Tom!
 
 
Don't you just love this file? Did you know you can purchase this layout at Creative Kuts for only $3.00?
You can also buy my finished layout as well as several others in my ebay store, Connie's Crafty Cart.
 
Supplies used to create this layout:
Cloud 9 Design Specialty Paper
Bazzill and cardstock
Pop dots
cat eye chalk inks
Quickuts Revolution and mini Alphabet Die
Corner Punch by Stampin Up
Twine and Bling from my stash
and lots of my love!!

I will be giving away some blog candy of my own!! YAY! It's a surprise Grab Bag of fun embellishments! So if you want to win leave a comment here and on my other blog hop
this weekend with Ginger Snap Scraps. I will draw one winner from all comments left. Oh and be sure you are my follower!! And leave your info so I can contact you. Good luck!
 
Here's today's line up:
Please hop over to Jameka's Musiq  (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 very first Monthly Challenge!!

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

  GSS Back to School Blog Hop

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If you are here for the Fall Blog Hop please click here.

Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. Can you believe school has started!?
We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration.
 
If you just came from Cheryl then you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning


For this month's project I decided to create an altered composition book. My boys love using these books for school and for fun. One of them has become the secret code holder for video games. LOL!


I went with a more mature theme on this one because I do have a High Schooler now! I can't make him anything lame...you know? ROFL!


Thankfully this Basic Grey Set "Oxford" was perfect for High Schoolers and even for College age.
I used both the Oxford Patterned Paper and the Chip Stickers to match. I also added some ribbon and buttons from my stash. You can purchase Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Brown, and the fun Twine (used on the buttons) at Ginger Snap Scraps.


I have never added a bookmarker to a composition book and thought it would be fun to do. I love it! The ribbon is discretely placed on the front cover and you can place it in between whatever pages you need saved.

 
I will be giving away some blog candy of my own!! YAY! It's a surprise Grab Bag of fun embellishments! So if you want to win leave a comment here and on my other blog hop
this weekend with Creative Kuts. I will draw one winner from all comments left. Oh and be sure you are my follower!! Leave your info so I can contact you. Good luck!

 
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Day 2 inspiration!
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
 
Shop the store this weekend only and save 30% off of your entire order. Save on Copics, paper pads, stamps, cardstock, inks and much more!

Your next stop is the wonderful Janea.
Here is the lineup:
Saturday, August 25
5. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com <-- HERE
 
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 very first Monthly Challenge!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  We can be Friends

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Fall is around the corner! Connie here with another cute Creative Kutz layout! Who doesn't love cute scarecrows during the Fall season? Creative Kuts has some of the cutest scarecrows!! This file includes the scarecrow as well as the crows. You can purchase the file HERE for $5.


Supplies used to create this layout:
Teresa Collins Giving Thanks Paper
Bazzill and cardstock
Pop dots (lots!)
cat eye chalk inks
Fiskars Large Border punch
rick rack, flowers and button brads from my stash
and lots of my love!!




You can purchase this layout in my Ebay store for $24.99

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 very first Monthly Challenge!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

  You make the Grade

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Today at Ginger Snap Scraps it's all about Pure Innocence Stamps!
I happen to have this adorable School themed girl. Her set is called You make the Grade. You can find these Pure Innocence Stamps here.

Other items from GSS that I used to create this card include:


Items from my personal hoard of supplies include some bling, staples, ribbon, pop dots, paper from StorytellersClub, and flowers.


 
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 very first Monthly Challenge: You Are My Sunshine
Get your info and details HERE!!

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

  Monthly Challenge #1 You are My Sunshine

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Hello there scrappy friends!!
One of things I love most about blogging is seeing what everyone else is creating as well as entering in all of the different fun challenges.
So I thought to myself why not do the same for my viewers and start a monthly contest challenge!!
So here it is!! WOHOOOO!
My very first Blog Challenge.
August 2012 Challenge
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE




Create a project of any kind (card, layout, altered item) and include a bright yellow sunshine!
That's it! Easy peasy right? You may use any products you like. Your sunshine can be a diecut, a stamp, hand drawn, an embellishment...whatever as long as I can see it!!
You must be a follower of mine to play. :)

You need to link your project up below using Mr. Linky and include a link to your post where you are displaying it.
Since I started this late in the month, you have until midnight September 13th 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.

So what will you win?....


How about a scrapbooking tote bag and 3 scrapbooking kits all donated by Storytellersclub.
AND
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!

 

Are you ready? Let's play!!
All entries due by 11:59 P.M. Thursday, September 13th




Monday, August 13, 2012

  Photo Box BAP #29

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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 past week our BAP was so cool!!! Check out this File Box. It can be used for photos, recipes, receipts, love notes, whatever you cherish. I think this would make a lovely Christmas gift or even a neat Bridal Shower gift. I plan on making more of these, that is for sure!!


The size of this box is 7" long, 4" wide and 5.25" tall.
Perfect for 4 x 6 pictures or recipes.


I used chipboard, Tim Holtz Ink, StorytellersClub patterned paper, Brown cardstock, Bo Bunny chipboard embellies, some pearls, and a large white silk flower folded in half.


It has ten folders inside that you can file your photos or other items in.



It opens simply by lifting up the lid and then you can close it by slipping the lid under the buckle.

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.

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, August 10, 2012

  "Owl" Always Love you Layout

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hi friends! Connie here with another cute Creative Kutz layout! This one is sure to warm your hearts! I chose to use the "Owl" always Love You file which can be purchased for the mere price of $3.00


I chose this layout because I really love owls and have been eyeing this file for a while now. I am so glad I used it, It really is adorable. Photos of my two boys will look great on this layout.

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.


Supplies used to create this:
WeRMemory Keepers Autumn Splendor Paper
Bazzill and cardstock
Pop dots (lots!)
cat eye chalk inks
FIskars Postage Stamp Border punch
and lots of my love!!


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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  NEW Winner for 225 Giveaway

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Okay ladies...I never heard back from Mammapowers or anyone that might know her. So sad! Hope she is ok. But, as promised I drew a new name and my random number generator thingy chose
#33


That's you Shannon Hart!!

Shannon's winning post:
    "SHartlJuly 12, 2012 1:15 PM I am following you by email!"
     
    So now you have 2 weeks to contact me with your shipping address otherwise I will be saving this stuff for another fabulous giveaway!!
     
    Congratulations Shannon!!!




Sunday, August 5, 2012

  BAP # 28 Snow Cap Gift Card Holder

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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.

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, August 2, 2012

  Creative Kuts "Hearty Harvest"

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Hi friends! Welcome to another busy day of creating! If you are looking for my Ginger Snap Scraps post then please go here.

Today I created this cute Fall Harvest layout using Creative Kuts' Hearty Harvest File. I seriously can not believe this file is only $3.00, it's that gorgeous!!


 I used some random patterned paper I had laying around the house along with cardstock, pop dots, ink, and twine.


Check out the detail on my little girl. She has tons of red curly hair and big blue eyes. Real red buttons accent her overalls. By using one of CK's Boy faces this could easily become a boy themed layout as well.


Each piece of wheat is cut individually, inked and glued in place.


There is harvest a plenty here: tomato, pumpkin, corn, squash and eggplant.


I hope you can appreciate the amount of time and love that went in to this layout. I think this is my favorite yet!
I also created a new video for you to watch. I hope it helps at least one person with their inking techniques. Mind you I am no pro!! LOL!
video
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.

  Blast Off Gift Bag

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Hello again my scrappy friends! Today at Ginger Snap Scraps it's all about Fancy Pants Designs!
I am a huge Fancy Pants fan!! Love love love their cute paper pads and embellies.

I had so much fun creating this Blast Off Gift Bag.


Matching items I used for this gift  bag include Fancy Pants Paper and Design Embellishments from Ginger Snap Scraps as well as twine.


This gift bag also matches my Out of This World Card.
So by now you all know how much I adore Action Wobbles!! Well this rocket is no exception. With just a slight push this rocket is ready to Blast on out of here.


I can't wait to give this to a special little boy!!

 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.

  Out of This World Card

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This card makes me smile out loud!
 Especially when his google eyes move all over the place.
This fun little card measure 4.25" x 5.5" and was created just for the Cards TV Challenge #12 Anything Goes and Die Cuttin Divas Anything Goes Challenge #76. Wohoo!


My little monster was cut on the cricut with Mini Monsters. I used the largest Peachy Keen Stamp on the Monster Mash Face set and then went over the stamp with my black Glaze pen. I also couldn't resist adding those google eyes! 


Other matching items I used for this kid card include Fancy Pants Paper and Design Embellishments from Ginger Snap Scraps. From my stash here at home I also used a button, twine, Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples, felt rick rack and my label maker by Dynamo.


And yes you guessed it!! That is an Action Wobble! One flick and my little space monster is ready to take flight! Gosh I love those things!


Be sure to come back Friday and check out my matching gift bag. It's super cute and wobbles 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.
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