Friday, November 30, 2012

  Snowman and their Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome everyone to our Snowman & Their Pals Blog Hop!
If you came here from DEEZY then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please stay and join in on the fun with Creative Kuts and the Design Team. The fun begins at Creative Kuts - http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/.
Check out all the wonderful projects created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts 2.

This is a two 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. 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
Prize give-a-way opportunities:
This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog Creative Kuts2. CK2 is only 89 members away from this amayzing drawing.
Even more: Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.
For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World.
Now for my project:
 
 
Creative Kuts has so many cute Christmas files and if you love snowmen, you have a ton to choose from. I decided to create a layout using the very sweet "Surrounded by Love" file. I am sure when you see these adorable penguins building this snowman you will understand why I fell in love with it.
 
 
Here is page one. I couldn't help but use this fun Winter StorytellersClub Kit and papers to create this layout. Added to it are some snowflakes with brads.
 




 

 
 And here is my page 2. I love my snowman! Can you believe he is 10" tall? You can make him smaller if you wish but I really wanted him to stand out!
 
 
A closeup of this adorable file!! Comes with snowman, ladder, snowball, snow, and all 5 penguins.
 
 
**BLOG CANDY ALERT**
One lucky winner will receive this Surrounded by Love file, a retail value of $12.
Here's your chance at winning the files I used for my Blog Hop project. All you have to do is the following:
1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop and leave a comment (one comment per person).
2. Go to the Creative Kuts Posts Group Page, join if you aren't a member and post a comment that you are coming by from the "Snowmen & Their Pals" Blog Hop and let us know which is/are your favorite project.
3. Become a fan of CK at CK fan page.
Here's today's line up:
 
Please hop over to the fabulous and talented Marji (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!! A new one starts tomorrow!!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

  Boy Scouts Camp

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Hello friends! Just wanted to share with you a few of the layouts I created while in San Diego.
My son has been out of scouts for some time now so I really was trying to get some of his layouts done.
Camp Mataguay in the San Diego Mountains
 
Heading off to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island


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 check out my November Monthly Challenge!! You still have 1 more day to enter!
You could win a fun Fall Package from


Saturday, November 24, 2012

  Home Sweet Home

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Hello dear Scrappy, Crafty, and Bloggy friends!!
Boy I have missed you so much!
 
I just wanted to update you all on my shattered femur.
 

I went to the hospital as planned for my surgery on November 7th.
Seemed like everything would be great, however during the harvesting of the bone graft, on my right hip, my blood pressure dropped and I was having troubles breathing so the surgery was stopped and I was brought back and stabilized.
I was admitted immediately and found out that I had fluid in my lungs.
 
One week of antibiotics and plenty of pain meds, they continued the surgery. This time they were able to go in and complete the bone grafting, using cadaver bone cells and bone marrow. I spent another week in the hospital recovering and after learning how to walk with the walker I was released to go home. I can not wait until I can walk, without help, again!
 
 
I am now home with my awesome family, sleeping in my own bed, and eating my hubby's cooked meals and couldn't ask for a better Thanksgiving gift!
 
I hope to be back in action soon. So please drop me a line and check back soon. When I am feeling a bit better I will be back to my my crafting!!! YAY!
 
Thanks so much for all your well wishes and prayers. I am very Thankful to have you all in my life!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  NASCAR...Ready...Set..GO!

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Hello scrappy friends, Connie with Connie Can Crop here to share my lastest Creative Kuts Masterpiece Layout entitled "NASCAR" That's right Race Car Fans, this one is for you!!!
 

I actually am still sitting in my hospital room waiting for this surgery to be done! So I am sorry there is no fun staging going on here. I have a friend, Kathy, that is the biggest NASCAR fan I know and when I saw this page design from Creative Kutz I knew I needed to create this for her.


This file also comes with CK's very own Pink Teddy Bear, FEEBIE. But I decided to create this layout without the bear. I wanted to open it up to more possibilities for layouts. Do you notice my checkered flags? Well, I did not have any checkered paper but I do have checkered Duct tape for my wallets. So I figured why not try it. I cut a few strips of duct tape and cut the shape out very easily. And I think it looks cool too!!


 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:

Creative Imaginations patterned paper
bazzill and cardstock
Pop Dots
Red Rick Rack
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
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 check out my newest Monthly Challenge!!
You could win a fun Fall Package from
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

  Challenge Me Monday #137 FCCB

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Happy Challenge Me Monday! It is Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog’s weekly challenge!And my first post as a brand new member of their design team.  Today’s challenge is making a project using a pilgrim or Indian. There are some great projects and layout inspirations to check out. Click HERE to head on over and be inspired and link up your own fun Turkey Day project using at least one Cricut cut. Make sure you add a pilgrim or Indian to it!

I am going through quite a bit in my life at this moment. In fact, I am setting this posting up while a patient in the hospital. Since my Thanksgiving this year will be mainly about healing from surgeries I wanted to create a layout of a previous Thanksgiving, celebrating the people I love.

 
I chose to create this fun layout using an Older November Thankful Kit from Storytellersclub. And what fun to add this adorable pilgrim birdie from 3 birds on Parade.
I think I may need to create an Indian too!
 
Supplies used to Create this layout:
Bazzill and cardstock
brads, flowers, and stickles
 
Creative Memories Border Maker System
Tim Holtz distressing ink and Copics
StorytellersClub November 10" paper and diecuts

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 this month's Challenge Contest, Give Thanks!
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

  BAP #40 Give Thanks

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Every week, on Mondays, at Creative Kuts fan page and groups we do a new project and everyone is invited to play. It is called a BAP (Build A Project). All you have to do is watch for the post Monday and send an email request to bap@creativekuts.com. We will send you the cut file FREE. You read that right. FREE!!!

All requests must be in by Tuesday 10am pst to play along for the week. You just have to show us your finished project with that file by Sunday 5pm pst by posting on the Creative Kuts fan page or in our facebook group pages Creative Kuts Posts or Las Chicas Creative Kuts.

Make sure you get your projects posted by the deadline each week (Sunday 5pm pst) so you can play again the next week. Hope you play along with us each week!!!

Eva will make & post a video of all the beautiful finished projects of everyone who played along that week.
Now on to this past week's BAP.
Give Thanks
 

I absolutely love this one page layout! And these colors are super fun for Fall.
 
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 layout:
Bazzill and cardstock
brads, ribbon, and stickles
Tim Holtz distressing ink and Copics
StorytellersClub November 11" paper and diecuts


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 this month's Challenge Contest, Give Thanks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  Sunshine Blogger Award

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My sweet blogging friend,
has given me an awesome award. This award is so appreciated.
Janet, thank you so much for thinking of me!!
You are the best!!

 
Here are the rules:
Include award logo in blog post and thank the blogger
who gave it to you and include a link back.
Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up yourself
(yeah, I know, kinda weird).
Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their blog site to inform them.
So here are the ten questions about me that I made up about myself....

1. How many years have I been Scrapbooking?
I have been a crafter my entire life (thanks Mom!) but didn't really get in to official scrapbooking until 1997.
 
2. What is my favorite topic to scrapbook?
Of course I love to scrapbook my family and my pets. But I really love scrapping my friends and all the fun we have too.
 
3. How many people are in my family?
Well, I have a husband of 15 years and I have 2 boys, ages 14 and 11.
 
4. What is my favorite scrapbooking tool?
You know this answer...it's my Cricut!! I could not live without that machine!!!
 
5. What is on my scrapbooking wish list?
Hmm...for me I would have to say a few cricut cartridges and a new CM rolling cart! I really need a new bag!
 
6. What is my favorite scrapbooking line?
Right now I am loving Echo Park. I just adore their paper's and embellies.
 
7. What do I do besides scrapbook?
I love to read books, watch movies, and to cook.
 
8. Do I work outside my house?\
 I don't work outside my house right now but I do have my ebay store and my scrapping booking  businesses to keep me extremely busy. And I am a student as well! 
 
9. What design teams am I on?
 I am on the Storytellers Club Design team and have been for 10 years. I am also on the Creative Kuts DT and now the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. So you see I am super busy!!
 
10. What is one thing that people are surprised to find out about me?
I LOVE tattoos. I have 3 but want to get two of them redone much larger. LOL! My hubby hates that! I also can not wait til I am finished with all my surgeries and blood thinners so I can get my nose repierced. I really miss my tiny nose bling!
Now for bloggers I wish to nominate:
 
Congrats ladies!!!

  October Challenge #3 Winner!!

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Sorry it took so long for me to announce the winner. Without and further delay....the winner is:
True Random Number Generator 5
 
Congrats to SUKIE!!
Check out her layout...she did a great job! Her Spider is the coolest thing ever!
 
Sukie please send me a message with your address please so Timeless Twine cane get your prize sent out to you!!!
And don't forget your free button:
Are you a Winner?
 
And thanks so much to everyone who played along!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

  BEWARE!

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Hi scrappy friends, Connie with Connie Can Crop here to share my last Halloween Layout for this season. I can not believe it's November!! Where has this year gone?
 
My latest creation for Creative Kuts is a single page layout using the spooky file BEWARE!


These little ghosts are not scary at all but super cute!
I created this layout before I realized this file is no longer available at Creative Kuts. My bad!! It was just recently retired. Did you know that files get retired? That means if you see something you love in the store you should buy it!


I love the smile on this little guy!! Do you like the border? That scallop border was punched with the CM border maker system...cool huh?


There are many many adorable Halloween files that should check out in the store. Cheryl has been busy creating new ones for people with all likes. This is the first time I used twine like this and you know I really like it!! What do you think?

 

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
CM Patterned Paper
bazzill and cardstock
  bling from my stash
Pop Dots
Timeless Twine
 Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
 
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 check out my newest Monthly Challenge!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

  Monthly Challenge #4 Give Thanks

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It's November!! Are you ready for cooler weather? How about a big Thanksgiving meal? Mmmm! 


This is an exciting month for me because not only am I a new member of the Fantabuous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team but I am leaving today for a fabulous 4 day scrap weekend with my girlfriends in gorgeous San Diego! Oh and Wednesday is the big day, I will finally get my much needed second surgery on my leg (I hope!).
 Because of the Holidays approaching and everyone being so darn busy, let's keep this challenge easy.
 
Your challenge is
to create a project using at least one Fall Leaf and the word "THANK"
in your title. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving, it can be thank you, thankful, give thanks...you get the idea!
This must be a new project and in your post you must mention my name and link back to here!
 
Our sponsor this month will be Honeybearz Designs.
Lisa has graciously donated a
Fall Fever Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park
contains six 12x12 double-sided papers and one 6 x 12 element sticker sheet
 OMG this is adorable!
To learn more about Honey Bearz Designs please visit

 
AND don't forget the winner gets
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 November 30th 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.
I will be back on Monday to announce the winner for October. So stay tuned and have a great day!!


  Exciting News!!

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I am beyond excited to announce I am now an official Design Team Member for......
 
 
Fantabulous Cricut
 
I can not wait to start using my Cricut Cartirdges again and exploring all the fun possiblities!! If you've never been to FCCB be sure to check them out. Every day of the week is something new and exciting. And weekly challenges...you won't want to miss!!
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