Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  BAP #39 BELIEVE Mini Album

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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.
 
Last week's BAP turned out to be a really gorgeous Word Mini Album. I absolutely love this and hope you will too.
 
 
Here's a view of the entire album. I added lots of sparkle and personality to this mini album.
 
 
Pages 1 and 2

 
Pages 3 and 4
 

Pages 5 and 6
 

 
Pages 7 and 8

 
Pages 9 and 10
 
 
Pages 11 and 12

 
  And finally Pages 13 and 14.
 
This file 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.
 
Supplies used to create this:
Storytellersclub Dec 10 Kit
Bazzill and cardstock
Bling, flowers, brads, ribbon, and stickles
Tim Holtz distressing ink and Copics
 
I know this was a long post but I really wanted you to see the entire project! Thank you as always!

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.
 
Reminder only 2 more days to enter my challenge!! Remember the prize is a yummy set of twine from Timeless Twine!!
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  CK Pumpkin Fest Blog Hop

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For the Altered Journal Blog Hop please go HERE...

For the UnBOOlieveable Blog Hop please go HERE....


Welcome everyone to our Pumpkin Fest Blog Hop!
You're Invited
If you came here from the super talented Melissa then you are in the right place. If you just happen 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 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:
 

I chose to create a double page layout featuring a StorytellersClub Kit and the super cute file from Creative Kuts called "Hangen in the Patch". You can purchase this file for $5.00 HERE.
 


I wanted to show you how easily the Creative Kuts files can be incorporated into existing kits you may own. It added just the right amount of fun and color to this festive Pumpkin Kit. Don't you agree? It's like they were meant to be together!!
 



This layout also gave me an opportunity to play with my new Border Maker Tool from Creative Memories. This tool is awesome and has several different punches. I decided to use the Rustic Fence Punch.
 


I love the dimension and colors of this darling scarecrow! I used pop dots to bring and the leaves to life! 

Supplies I used to create this layout:
StorytellersClub Kit
Bazzill
Cardstock
Ribbon
pop dots
Copics
Tim Holtz distressing ink
Timeless Twine

 
I will be entering this layout in the following:
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:
4. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com U R here
5. Wanda (Deezy) - http://deezydoesiteezy.blogspot.com  Next
11. Creative Kuts2 - http://creativekuts2.blogspot.com
12. Mary Ellen - http://digimemasplace.blogspot.com/

Please hop over to Wanda's Wonderful Blog (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!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

  UnBOOlieveable Blog Hop

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Welcome to the UnBOOlieveable Blog Hop!


October 27th
  

If you came here from PAULA. then you are on the right track! If you happen to stumble upon this hop you can begin hopping at our host http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
 
My projects today are an 8.5 x 11 layout and an adorable Witch's Boot.
 
 
Let's talk about my layout first. This is actually going in to a 2013 Calendar that my group of swappers is creating. We all signed up for a month (or 2 or 3) and however many months we picked, that is how many calendars we will get. The finished project is spiral bound and includes the actual calendar. Makes such a cool gift for Christmas.

 
I make the mat to fit a 4x6 photo. I cut the title with my Cricut and the Happy Hauntings Cartridge at 1.25 inches.


The spider web and spider were cut with my revolution using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Spider & Spiderweb 3-D. This web is awesome!!
 

 
Here you can see how the pop dots made certain things stand out!
 
 
Now my witch's boot came from an SVG file sold by Creative Kuts.
It was super easy to make, it's all one piece.
 
 
Add your favorite embellies and candy to this and you have the perfect party favor!!

I am entering this layout in the FCCB Challenge #134 use Black and Orange.
 
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.
 
Here's a list of our lineup in case you get lost!
1. Lisa ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Dena ~ http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
3. Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com/
4. Teresa~http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/
5. Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
6. Christine- http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com/
7. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com/
8. Lluvia aka misses crafty- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com/
9. Pam http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
10. Paula http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
11. Connie http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ U R HERE
12. Esther - http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/ NEXT
13. Janea http://www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com/
14. Rebecca ~ http://blog.scrapprincess.com/
15. Tricia http://mysticalcardcreations.blogspot.com/
16. Suzy's Crafts - http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/
17. Anna~ http://www.stampanna.com/
18. Liz Mullen~ http://ScrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com/
19 Diana - http://daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/
20. Jessi http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/
21. Angela-http://www.3crazymonkeys.com/

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  Altered Journal Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Altered Journal Blog Hop! If you came here from Robin C. then you are on the right track! If you happen to stumble upon this hop you can begin hopping at our host Pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com.

 
Our fabulous hop is being sponsored by the wonderful
Zannie Berry

She has graciously donated 2 Cuttlebug Folders to be given to one lucky winner.
All you have to do to enter to win is become a follower of each and every blog and leave everyone a message about their journal. Easy Peasy!! Right?
 
 
Now on to my Journal...
What a Hoot!! 


This StorytellersClub kit was perfect to use for a cutsie journal! Afterall isn't everyone's life a Hoot?

 
And you know I couldn't resist adding an Action Wobble to my little owl in the circle. Something about an Action Wobble that brings everything to life!! Watch my video below!!
 
video

I finished off the back with more of  this ST kit and added some fun Twine from Timeless Twine and it's ready for it's new home.
 

I myself have never really been into journaling. Maybe it's because I had 3 younger sisters who were constantly in my stuff. Maybe it is because my dad was super strict and no fun. LOL! I am not sure.
 
In a way I am kind of bummed because it would be really cool to go back and see what I would have written about the first boyfriend, the first dance I went to, the first kiss. You know all the momorable moments of being a young teenage girl. I do keep a scrapbooking journal right now. This is where I jot down my recipes for layouts and kits that I create. It's also where I keep a listing in chronological order of photos I need to crop.
 
If I were to write on the first page of this altered journal I think I would jot down my fun memories of being a MOM. Something I never want to forget. All the fun things we have done as well as all the fun conversations we have had! It would be cool to show my grand kids some day! Did I inspire you to start your own? I hope so because memories are worth keeping!!
 
Your next stop is Robin S.
 
Here is the lineup just in case you get lost on your way!

  1. Melissa -http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
  2. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
  3. Jenn J - http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/
  4. Robin C - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
  5. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  6. Robin S. - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
  7. Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
  8. Maria Matter - http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
  9. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
  10. Sandra ~ http://merritt-vergaray-connection.blogspot.com/
  11. Rachelle~http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
  12. Sharon ~ http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com
  13. Shawnee ~http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
  14. Pam L. ~ http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
  15. Suzanne - http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
  16. Cathie~ -http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

  Wild Winners!!

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Hello crafty friends!! It's time to announce the winners from my
Going Wild for Scrapbooking Blog Hop.
 
 
But first I want to thank everyone who joined us. The hop was a huge success thanks to my fellow crafters who joined my hop as well as all of you, my followers. I am so happy and lucky to have you all in my life!! I hope you enjoyed the hop and I look forward to creating some new ones for you!
 
So my first winner I am going to announce is for my extra blog candy challenge. I asked you to share the info for my blog hop and several of you did just that! Thank you! There can only be one winner and my random number generator picked #4.
 
Congrats to Josie 0602
 
 
Now on to my FIVE hop winners!! So exciting!!!
 
Pulled by my random number generator and in order....
#3 Marianne
#7 Shelley Peeler
#9 Klite3
#8 Sue D.
#2 Melissa Chesser
 
Congratulations to all of you!! Please be sure to email me with your email address and full names. I will then email you your certificates along with your link to the Creative Kuts Store.
 
Josie please email me with your full name and address!!
 
Again thank you so much everyone and thanks to Creative Kuts for sponsoring this event!! 


Friday, October 19, 2012

  Going Wild for Scrapbooking Blog Hop

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When you have finished this WILD Blog Hop please go here.
 
If you are ready to join our amazing adventure please start below!
 
 
Welcome to the "Going WILD for Scrapbooking" Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends.
 
Today we invite you to come check out the Wild side of this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards and layouts with animal appeal. It's gonna be a ZOO and I'm not Lion!
 I am so excited to be the first stop on this Blog Safari!!
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.
 


We have a fabulous sponsor, Creative Kuts (http://creativekuts.blogspot.com), who is generously giving away FIVE $5.00 gift certificates to their online store. So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
 
 Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Ready to join our Safari? Let's go!
 
 
I am so excited to share my newest project with you! I love Animal Prints!! I mean who doesn't?
I couldn't chose just one! So I used them all! LOL!


These little monkeys are adorable!! My dear friend Cheryl over at Creative Kuts designed this file! You can come check it out in her store here.

 
These monkeys were actually very easy to make. I changed one of them up a bit so he could be hanging from the tire swing.

 
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:
Patterned Paper
Cardstock and Bazzill
Tim Holtz distressing ink
Copic Markers
pop dots

Up next is the super sweet and talented Janea!!
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
9. Lluvia aka misses crafty http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
12. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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!!

 




  Thank you from Connie Can Crop

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Well I hope that we were able to take you to some exotic places and showcase some amazing Wild Animals!! Thank you so much for joining me on my 1st hosted Blog Hop! You all mean the world to me! Scrappy Hugs!!
 
 
Remember we have a fabulous sponsor, Creative Kuts (http://creativekuts.blogspot.com), who is generously giving away FIVE $5.00 gift certificates to their online store. So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

If you are looking for the beginning of the hop, please start here.
Be sure to come back here after you have stopped to see all the "wild animals" in my zoo. I wanna hear from you! What is your favorite animal at the Zoo? Be sure to leave everyone a comment along the way and become a follower of each and every talented gal on this journey!

I will draw all 5 Winners Monday!! Wohooo!!! 
 
 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

  Prince of Darkness

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Hi scrappy friends, Connie with Connie Can Crop here to share a cute yet spooky Creative Kuts file!!
Meet Norman's younger brother. Isn't he a doll?

 
Once again I decided to use paper I have had for years. It's Cloud 9 Specialty Paper and looks so much better in person because of all the glittery accents. Hopefully you get an idea of how pretty it is.


I cut the title on the first page using glitter paper. My little vampire and his casket along with the title are all part of the cute file "Prince of Darkness" at Creative Kuts. This file also includes a big full moon but I didn't use it because this purple paper already had a big golden moon.
 

 
I am in love with these little bat critters! They came from EK Success. Love they are all purple and blingy! And my Haunted House is part of this awesome purple paper too! Fits right in with Dracula!!
 

 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:

Cloud 9 Designs patterned paper

bazzill and cardstock

ribbon and green bling from my stash

Pop Dots
 
Timeless Twine
 
Bat stickers from EK Success
 
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks



I am excited to be entering this layout in:

 

 
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.
 
Come back tomorrow for my first ever BLOG HOP!!! It's gonna be WILD!


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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  BAP #38 Bat 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 week we were given this adorable card file to cut and decorate!
 

 I love bat shaped card!! What a cute design! You can also purchase it as a candy favor box. So fun!
 

 
The title "BOO" is part of the file. I inked it and layered it so it would stand out on the front wing.
The sparkly spider web is also part of the file. I cut it with my Cricut on glitter paper and I really like the effect.
 

My eyes were also cut on glitter paper and those cute little cobwebs and spiders are actually stickers that pop from EK Success. I love the google eyes!
 

 
And finally I love this stamp set! It's from Bug Bites and the set is called All Year Round. It has cute sentiments for every occasion! And Wicked Best Witches...c'mon that is fun!
 
This file wascut 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 my card in the following challenges:
and
A Homespun Affair Color 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.

A few reminders...
Mark the Date October 20th
Connie Can Crop's
first ever blog hop!!
Wild about Scrapbooking
with 5 $5 gift certificates being given away by my sponsor
Creative Kuts

and

October Monthly Challenge #3
Trick or Treat
Your challenge is
to create a card or layout that includes the following:
the color orange
and
black or purple twine.
You could win an awesome Twine Sampler Pack from my sponsor
Timeless Twine


Monday, October 15, 2012

  Wild for Blog Candy

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Hi bloggy friends!!
As you know I have my first blog hop coming up this Saturday, October 20th!!
I am super excited!! Not only are there going to be some awesome projects but,
we've got an awesome giveaway too!
 
I want to see how excited you are about my hop!!
So, here's your chance to win...
 
Get one entry for each thing you do and be sure to comment below that you did each thing. Also leave  me your info so I may contact you if you win!!
Wohoo!!
 
 
1. Be sure you are a follower of my blog.
2. Share my Blog Hop Button on your blog and invite all your friends to come hop with us.
 
3. Invite your friends to my event on facebook
 
Thanks for helping me spread the news!!
 
And don't forget you have 15 days left to enter my October Challenge and win yummy twine from Timeless Twine!!
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