Sunday, September 30, 2012

  Monthly Challenge #3 Trick or Treat

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It's October!! Can you believe it?
I have so much going on this month, I know it's going to fly by!
 
I hope you are enjoying my monthly challenges so far. I know I am. For October I have to go with a Halloween themed challenge. I love this time of year and all the little kids dressed up in costumes.
 
Your challenge is
to create a card or layout that includes the following:
the color orange
and
black or purple twine.
Now if you do not have twine, embroidery thread will work.
This must be a new project and in your post you must mention my name and link if possible!
 
Now comes the TREAT!!!
 

Our sponsor this month will be Timeless Twine.
She will be giving our winner a Halloween Party Pack (40yds).
 
Sounds spooktacular, doesn't it!
To learn more about Timeless Twine and to check out her high quality and fun colors please visit
and friend her on Facebook
 
AND
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 October 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.
 
Ready, Set, Go! And good luck friends!!
 

Friday, September 28, 2012

  CK Halloween Blog Hop

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Welcome everyone to our Halloween Blog Hop!

 
If you came here from oh so crafty Mary Ellen then you are in the right place. If you just happen upon my blog, please start at the beginning at Creative Kuts 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 http://www.creativekuts2.com/
This is a one 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 at http://www.creativekutsmkk.com/. 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
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.
 
And now for my project:
 

Having a Bloody Good Time!! Isn't this to "die" for?
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.
 
Meet Norman. He's Creative Kuts' very own vampire. He's ready to party and have a good time!
Oh what's this? Norman has a woman!! Looks like Norman better watch out. Last I checked she was Frankie's girl! LOL!
 
When Cheryl posted this file, I knew I had to create a layout with it. I fell in love with Norman and I am sure you can see why. (And yes maybe it is because I am Team Edward. LOL!)
 

And I think it is the best value ever. I mean title, peeker, and 3 figures all for $3.00 WOW!
 

Supplies used to create this layout:
Cloud 9 Design Specialty Paper
Bazzill and cardstock
Pop dots
cat eye chalk inks
Quickuts Revolution and Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
Twine and Buttons from my stash
and lots of my love!!
 
I will be entering this layout in the following:
Creative Cutting Challenge-Challenge #2: Halloween--Not A Card
I will be giving away some blog candy of my own!! You know I can't resist giving goodies away!! So if you want to win leave a comment here  and be sure you are my follower!! I will draw one random winner. My give away is just something fun and festive, 2 foam Halloween Candy Magnets made by me.  Leave your info so I can contact you. Good luck!
 
Here's today's line up:
1. Creative Kuts - http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Please hop over to Creative and Talented 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.
Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

  Blog Candy Winner

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It's time to announce the winner of my blog candy but first I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who came by and hopped the Cupcake Wars Blog Hop with us! I hope you were deliciously inspired to create your own cupcake goodies!!
 
 
So with no further delay...
 
 
True Random Number Generator 11
 
Who is it?????
How about.....
 
JODI
here's what she had to say
"Stinkin' cute!"
 
Congrats Jodi! You have 2 weeks to contact me with your info so I can get these yummies sent out to you! And again thanks everyone for hopping with me!
 
I will be another hop this Saturday, hope you will hop on by for some Halloween Fun! My layout is to "Die For!" Bwahhhh hahhhh hahh hah!
 
Oh and don't forget just 3 more days to enter the September Challenge! You can find it here!


Friday, September 21, 2012

  Cupcake Wars Blog Hop

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Welcome to Cupcake Wars!
Preview
Boy oh boy do we have plenty of sugar for you! If you didn't start at Janet's blog: http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ please go there now and start from the beginning.
She's giving away a Cricut Lite Cartridge-Cupcake! How sweet is that?
 
We don't want you to miss any of the scrumptious projects and some have even left recipes for you to try! As we head into the holiday season, you might just have a new family favorite! This is a one day hop. You should have come from the lovely and talented Jessica.
 
Now for my fun Cupcake project...
 
 
I have been wanting to create my own cupcake mini album for a while now so this blog hop was just the motivation I needed!! I used the Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge to cut my cupcakes out of chipboard.
 
 
Pages 1 and 2
 

Pages 3 and 4


Pages 5 and 6


Pages 7 and 8


Pages 9 and 10

 
And lastly my back cover!
 
Supplies used to create this:
Chipboard * Cardstock * Pop dots * Ribbons
Flowers * Bling * Buttons
Twine * TH Tiny attacher
and
6x6 Glitter paper pad "Candy Shop" by Best Creations
 
 So excited to be entering the Cardz TV Challenge #15 Bling it Up
 
And now for my recipe!! I don't make cupcakes from scratch ever so this recipe is easy and super fun to do.
 
RAINBOW CUPCAKES
 
 
Recipe from Betty Crocker
 
2 boxes SuperMoist® white cake mix 
2 1/2   cups water
2/3 cup vegetable oil     
6 egg whites 
Red, yellow, green and blue liquid food colors  
2 containers (1 lb each) Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

 
1.   Heat oven to 350°F. Place jumbo paper baking cup in each of 12 jumbo muffin cups.
2.  In large bowl, beat cake mixes, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, then on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended.
3.  Divide batter among 6 separate bowls; tint each bowl a different color. For red, add 18 drops red food color. Orange: 4 drops red and 12 drops yellow. Yellow: 12 drops yellow. Green: 12 drops green. Blue: 12 drops blue. Purple: 9 drops red and 6 drops blue.
4.  In each muffin cup, place 1 tablespoon red batter. Add about 1 tablespoon of each remaining color batter until you have added all 6 colors.
5.  Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
6.  Pipe or spread frosting on cupcakes.
 
When you bite into these the colors are just so cool!

BLOG CANDY 
 I will be giving away some blog candy of my own!! YAY! It's a surprise Grab Bag of fun embellishments and eye candy!!! So if you want to win leave a comment here and become my follower. I will draw one winner from all comments left. Oh and be sure you leave your info so I can contact you. Good luck! You'll have today and Sunday to leave your comment and be entered!
 
UP NEXT is the lovely Erica!!

If you get lost along the way I've listed the line-up 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 Monthly Challenge!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

  Obtaining KnOWLedge = FUN

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Hello again crafty friends from Connie at Connie Can Crop! School is in full swing now, so what better time to bring you this really fun school layout for your back to school photos. This layout required 2 Creative Kuts files:  KnOWLedge Owl and The Professor.
  
 
KnOWLdege Owl can be purchased for the low price of $5 and The Professor is only $3. What a deal!
 


 
 Can you believe my oldest is in High School this year? I sure can't! So when planning this layout I had the idea of making a more mature school layout for either my son's high school pics or maybe even my College pics. I won't know which one until I pull those pictures and decide which looks best.
 


 
 Items used to create this layout:
Cardstock
Basic Gray Patterned Paper
Distressing inks
Embossing Folder and my Revolution
Crimper
Pop dots, twine, buttons, and brads from my stash
So excited to be entering this layout in the StorytellersClub Sketch Challenge
and the Creative Cutting Challenge Anything Goes

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.
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.
Oh and Hey while you are here why not take a look at my new monthly challenge tab. I have some cool goodies to give away!!
Scrappy hugs always,
Connie

  September Challenge Prizes

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Who doesn't love Cosmo Cricket??
I thought this line of Blackboard items was just perfect for a Back to School Prize!
 
 
My winner will receive:
The Original Blackboard "Happy's Album"
"Jack's World" Rub-ons
and
Blackboard "Jack's World" 73 piece Die Cut set.
 
In case you are wondering... Black board is like chipboard only better because it is black !!
Be sure to enter my Challenge and become a follower!
 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #2
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday September 30th
Pacific Time


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  Make New Friends!!

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Hey Blogging friends...I have two very good friends who are just getting started in the blogging world. Won't you help us out by checking them out and following them? Please! You know how much we love to inspire each other!!
http://klite3.blogspot.com/
and
http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
 
 
Thank you!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

  Christmas the Disneyland Way

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Seems like forever ago when we had Disney passes. And I can honestly say we sure do miss them. As soon as our financial situation turns around my boys and I will be back! I promised Mickey that!
With all my DT projects and ebay stuff lately I have fallen very behind in my personal scrapping, so it felt really good to finally get these layouts made from 2009.
 
 
Just a bunch of random holiday shots of my kids, mom, and nephew! That little Mickey and Pluto took longer than the whole layout but it was so worth it!!
 
 
Now this layout is us with Santa at Disneyland. He is the cutest Santa ever!!
Of course I had to use my favorite Christmas cartridge Jolly Holidays to make my little Santa diecut.
 
 
And guess what....he wobbles! I figured I love using action wobbles on my cards, why not use one on my layout and make Santa really Jolly!!! LOL! I love him!!
 
 
I am entering the Blue and White layout in the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #82.
We had to use our school colors and since I am now the mom of a high school kid I went with SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL all the way!!
Wohooo!
 
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.
Oh and Hey while you are here why not take a look at my new monthly challenge tab. September's Challenge is in full swing!! I have some cool goodies to give away!!
Scrappy hugs always,
Connie

  Teacher Card- Hang in There

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I have several friends who are teachers and some of them are ready for the next break! LOL!
With them in mind I thought sending them this little pick me up might just make their day AND it gave me a reason to finally use my Wild Card 2 cartridge! YAY!
 

Can I just say this cartridge has so many cute cards! And it makes it really easy to create your own!
 

 
Inside stamp sentiment is from American Crafts. And outside I peachified my apple with a Peachy Keen Face stamp but only inked the nose and mouth since the eyes would not show. I love Peachy Keen stamps! Oh and for some added flair I added two very small button brads, one to each end of the glasses.
 
 
I will be entering this card into:
 
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.
Oh and Hey while you are here why not take a look at my new monthly challenge tab.September's Challenge is in full swing!! I have some cool goodies to give away!!
Scrappy hugs always,
Connie

Sunday, September 16, 2012

  BAP #34 Warm Fuzzy Hugs

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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 week's Bap is a Pull Tag Card. I decided to make my tag a teddy bear and use some fun stamps from Pink by Design.
 
 This file is really cool because when you pull up the Teddy Bear the flap lifts up allowing you to see not only the Teddy Bear's saying "Just beclaws" but an area below for your own personal note.
 

What a fun creative way to make someone's day!!
 

 
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 cut them out by hand.

I am entering this project in the Creative Cutting Challenge.

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, September 14, 2012

  Challenge #1 WINNER

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Thanks so much to the gals who played along with my challenge for August! You all created some wonderful cards and layouts! But as you know there can only be one winner!!
 
So thanks to my random number generator here we go...
 
True Random Number Generator 4 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
 
 
Congrats to Kathy!!
Kathy you get to grab my winner button for your blog plus you win my fun prize from StorytellersClub!! Congrats!
 
Are you a Winner? 

Here's the card Kathy entered:
 

 
 
Be sure to email me with your address and info please so I can get your prize out to you!
 
 
AND
 
don't forget to enter the September Challenge
 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #2
due 11:59 P.M. Sunday September 30th
Pacific Time


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  Last Call

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Last Call for August Challenge Players!
Entries end tonight 9/13/12 at 11:59 pm pst

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

  Woot Woot! It's HERE!!

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The new Fall Winter 2012 Catalog is here!!
There are so many awesome things in this catalog!
If you have any questions please ask and don't forget to place your orders with me
and help support us Stay at Home mommies!! Thank you!
 
 
 

Monday, September 10, 2012

  August Challenge Reminder

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Only 3 more days  to enter!!
So far I have 2 great entries but there is room for many more!!
And your chances of winning are great!
 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #1
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday September 13th
Pacific Time

Saturday, September 8, 2012

  Blog of the Week!!

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OMG! I am so excited!! I made Blog of the Week over at
 
 
 
If you haven't popped over to checdk out this new blog being run by dear friend Ashley and new friend Lisa..you are missing out! These gals are amazing and this blog is the bomb!
 
Come join Scrapping Blog Addicts Pre Blog Hops group. If you like blog hops this is the group to join.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/136021503134583/

...
We would like to tell you about a blog that has been created called "The Scrapping Blog Addicts Weekly Newspaper" This is a blog that features the current blog hops that are happening for the month. It also fe
atures current challenges, design team calls, information on all the different stamp companies, digital stamp companies, paper piecing companies. It also features sales that are going on in the crafty world.

We do this blog to help fellow crafters and to give them a place where they can find information to do what they love to do. We created this blog out of the LOVE for crafting.

If you are interested in checking the blog out you can do so by going here.
http://scrappingblogaddicts.blogspot.com/
 


Friday, September 7, 2012

  If The Hat Fits....LOL

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Hello again crafty friends from Connie at Connie Can Crop! I am so excited to bring you this really cool one page layout using Creative Kuts file: If it Fits
 
  
This file is available in the store for only $2.00 and I see some adorable cards being made with it too. Or how about a Halloween Party invite? LOL! That would be so fun!!
 
I decided I had to create a layout with because every year when I pass out the candy to the neighborhood kids I like to dress up too. Sometimes I am a pirate, a ghost, or even a gypsy but this year I am going to dress up like a witch!! Can't you see my witchy poo face on this layout right now. Better start working on my cackle!


Items used to create this layout:
Cardstock
Creative Memories Decorative Shape Cardstock
Dream Street Superstition Halloween Paper
Gold Glitter Cardstock
Black and White distressing inks
Tulle, safety pin, flowers and bling from my stash


So excited to be entering this layout in the CARDS TV Challenge #14 Holidays.
 

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.
 
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.
Oh and Hey while you are here why not take a look at my new monthly challenge tab. I have some cool goodies to give away!!
Scrappy hugs always,
Connie


Monday, September 3, 2012

  Monthly Challenge #2 Team Spirit

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It's Football SEASON!!!! Wohooo!
American Football starts both collegiate and professional seasons in the beginning of September.
Now I myself am not a huge Football fan but now that my kid plays in the marching band I will be attending many football games! Go SKYHAWKS! LOL!



So let's all show our Team Spirit!! 
Include a banner, pennant or flag on your project 


Create a project of any kind (card, layout, altered item) and include a banner or flag.
 You may use any products you like. Your banner 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.
You have until midnight September 30th to link it up.
 
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 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.
Who doesn't love Cosmo Cricket??

I thought this line of Blackboard items was just perfect for a Back to School Prize!


My winner will receive:
The Original Blackboard "Happy's Album"
"Jack's World" Rub-ons
and
Blackboard "Jack's World" 73 piece Die Cut set.
In case you are wondering... Black board is like chipboard only better because it is black !!
 
AND
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!

 
Are you ready? Let's show some team spirit!!
All entries due by 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 30th  PT
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