Thursday, December 26, 2013

  Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop

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No not to me!! But to Robin Lane!! Happy Birthday Robin!! This is her birthday and her big day! So this blog hop is in honor of her special day!! YAY! 
 

Robin is the first stop on this Birthday Blog Hop.
 
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of the crafty gals sharing their ideas and creations. 
Our Birthday Girl is giving away some awesome blog candy to one lucky hopper.
A complete Smash Book Kit to start off the New Year right!
 

 
 
I have several December Birthdays and early January Birthdays to celebrate in my life as well. My mom, my mother in law, and one of my closest friends!! So I thought this card and matching candle would be the perfect gift for one of them. Thanks for inspiring me to create them Robin! And Happy Birthday again!!

 This card is a file from the silhouette store. I adjusted the design to fit the candle as well.
The fun ribbon is Fun Footz from Lovebug Creations.




challenges:
Cameo Creations Challenge Birthday Project
Silhouette Challenge 3D
 
 
 
 Up next is Tammy! Can't wait to see what she has in store!!
 
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.
1. Robin Lane - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com

2. Lori Apgar - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
 
3. Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com
 
4. Alicia O'Bryant - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
 
5. Janet Royer  - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com
 
6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart - http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
 
7. Connie Can Crop - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
 
8 Tammy Smith -http://lifeupdownandsideways.blogspot.com/
 
9.  Kim Ryden - http://rydenkim.blogspot.com/
 
10. Aisha Rylbluroses Hall - http://www.londonskyedesigns.net/ 
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  Rumple Ribbon Wednesday

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Hello fellow lovebugs!!

Connie here with a new project to share using Rumple Ribbon!!

One week til Christmas!!!
Did you get your cards mailed out yet? Today I want to share one of mine featuring Simply Black Rumple Ribbon. From my family to yours We Wish you a Very Merry Christmas!!


And this Christmas Card featurs this cutie patootie file from Kadoodle Bugs Designs. I have been waiting to use my Silhouette to cut out this skunk and am I glad I did! It cuts like butter!
 

My Sentiment is from a Close to my Heart Stamp.
 


 The glittery ornaments were created with special Silhouette adhesive paper and Silhouette glitter.

I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Don't forget to enter my challenge this month, We "washi" you a Merry Christmas!
My awesome sponsor is My Craft Spot!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

  St. Nick Blog Hop Winners

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Up first is our prize sponsored by The Scrapbooking Queen
 
True Random Number Generator 26
 
Congrats to Veronica
at Mommy's Crafty Creations!!
 
Here's what she had to say about our hop
"Just finished the hop and love all the amazing projects. I comment and follow all the blogs except Julie's blog. It wouldn't let me comment but I already follow her blog. Have a great weekend!."

and now for the winner of the prize from me, Connie Can Crop

True Random Number Generator 20
 
Congrats to Iris!!
 
Here's what she had to say about our hop
"Love your layouts - the Santa is so cute. Finished the hop and followed everyone but on Julie's blog, although I tried numerous times to comment, one of 2 things would happen - 1. my internet explorer would stop working or 2. after I clicked publish, nothing would happen. For some reason, my computer thinks there is a problem with the link to her blog - oh well, I tried. Following you with bloglovin'."
 
 
Ladies please send me a message with your contact info so Theresa and I can get your prizes out to you!!
Thank you so much to everyone for making this blog hop such a grand success!!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

  Secret Santa

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Surprise!! It's Me!!
It's reveal day for our Secret Santa Swap at LoveBug Creations. Well sort of, kind of! LOL!
I get to reveal my handmade goodie but not who is on the receiving end.
It's been really- really hard keeping this secret for the past month and a half.

So without further delay here's my Secret Santa project:


I used a file from the Silhouette store to create this cute Santa treat bag. I love Santa Claus!! He is just so cute!! So hopefully my secret santa will love him too along with all the other yummy treats being sent her way soon!


Did you notice the gorgeous Christmas Grunge Rumple Ribbon? It rocks!! And makes his hat looks amazing!! I also used a fun Rudolph Skittle for his nose.
 
Challenges: 
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Don't forget to enter my challenge this month, We "washi" you a Merry Christmas!
My awesome sponsor is My Craft Spot!!
My Craft Spot
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Friday, December 13, 2013

  Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop 
 
 
Christmas Eve is coming soon and he is checking his list.
Have you been naughty or have you been nice?
 
Join us as we celebrate that dear old man, Jolly Old St. Nick!! 
Connie Can Crop (that's ME!) is the first stop on this Jolly Blog Hop.
 
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have some awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
 
 
and
 
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 them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
 
Down the Chimney we go!!
 
I have been waiting for the perfect paper to scrapbook this photo! And I finally found it!!
This was several Christmases ago when I took the kids to visit Santa at Disneyland. I really don't remember what Santa said to me at that time but I do remember it was something quite naughty! LOL! Which would explain the look on his face and mine!! LOL!
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I enjoyed making it!! Ho Ho Ho!!!


I used Kiwi Lane Design Templates: Scallop Border, Madison Avenue and Bracket 3
Also based this layout loosely on a layout in their idea book.
My title is from the Silhouette Store. I used black cardstock misted with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.


Santa was cut with Silhouette from PPBN Designs. Isn't he the cutest? And of course his bag is completed with Rumple Ribbon in Simply Black from LoveBug Creations.


Also used some silk poinsettia flowers, a silver snowflake brad, and Candi (from the Scrapbook Queen's Royal Shoppe).

I am entering this layout in to a few challenges:
Paper Playtime #25 Winter Fun
Craft It Up Linky Party #21
 
 
 
 Up next is Georgiana! Can't wait to see what she has in store!!
 
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  Rumple Ribbon Wednesday

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Hello fellow lovebugs!!

Connie here with a new project to share using Rumple Ribbon!!

 Lately I have become addicted to Kiwi Lane Design Templates. They are just the coolest ever for scrapbooking, especially when you need some help coming with a design. I have quite a few of them and I just could not figure out what to do with them or how to store them.
 
So after much trial and error and some serious thought I came up with this!!!
 
I took a wire clothes hanger and wrapped patterned duct tape around all its edges. I turned the top facing inward so it could hang off a chair or the back of my scrap cart. I added lots of Rumple Ribbon to separate the different sets of patterns.


 I also used Rumple Ribbon knotted on the inside of my large flower. And whala! I love it!
 
 
Now I just take whatever pattern I want off and when I am done I hang it back up.
They never get lost or bent!
And they travel!! 

  
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Don't forget to enter my challenge this month, We "washi" you a Merry Christmas!
My awesome sponsor is My Craft Spot!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  Guest Designer at Die Cuttin Divas

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I am super duper excited to share that I am a guest diva!!
 
 
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Challenge #145
 
Here is my tag created just for today!
 
My tag is a diecut from the Silhouette library.
I used some awesome Christmas Grunge Rumple Ribbon
 from Lovebug Creations, Twine from the Twinery,
and Rudolph Skittles from Doubleclick aka A Busy Bee
 
 
 And the Santa SVG comes from ppbn designs.
 


 
Be sure to stop by their blog to see all the amazing projects the design team created!
 
 
I will be entering this over at the Silhouette Challenges blog.  
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Don't forget to enter my challenge this month, We "washi" you a Merry Christmas!
My awesome sponsor is My Craft Spot!!
My Craft Spot
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

  Cookies for Santa

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I am loving my Silhouette and having so much fun squeezing in a project in between study sessions for the end of this semester. I have seen so many of the talented ladies in one of my Facebook groups creating all kind of cute Christmas things with vinyl and one thing that really caught my eye was the Santa Plates.
I purchased a really cute file from the Silhouette store that was made just for Santa and his night time snack of cookies and milk. I just love this! I think I need to make a few more for gifts!!
 
 The glittery vinyl really makes it sparkle!
 
I will be entering this over at the Silhouette Challenges blog. Not sure if counts for 3D but why not! I am just so excited I can actually play along with them now.
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Don't forget to enter my challenge this month, We "washi" you a Merry Christmas!
My awesome sponsor is My Craft Spot!!
My Craft Spot
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  Wednesdays Winner

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It's Winner time!! Time to announce my big winner for the November monthly Challenge!!

Special thanks to all the amazing ladies that entered this month! I have had the most entries ever and that made it so exciting for me! Your projects were all incredible! Thank you!

ok, Here we go,


True Random Number Generator  19 Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Our winner is entry #19
ALICIA

 

Here's what she created:
 

Alicia this is gorgeous!! Congrats! I am so happy for you!
 
You win a shabby chic kit from Angela Holt Designs!!
 


    AND don't forget you get this
 custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!
 
 
Please contact me within one week with your contact info so I can get your info over to our sponsor!! And congrats on your win!!
Thanks again to all the lovely ladies that entered!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

  Monthly Challenge #17 We "Washi" You a Merry Christmas

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Hello my crafty friends!
I can not Believe December is here!! OMG!!
Time for a new Monthly challenge here at Connie Can Crop.
Love this Holiday Season because I love giving! And I love the music and the decorations! I could really do with out the hustle and bustle and crowds though!! So let's focus on the positive!

My Challenge this month:
We "Washi" You a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!!

I want you to create a project featuring WASHI TAPE. Any kind, any brand.
Just be sure to use at least one kind of washi tape on your project!


Please create one layout, card, or other project. Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.


Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)



Entries are due by Tuesday, December 31st at 11:59 pm.




I will draw one lucky winner from all entries and they will receive a stamp set of their picking from My Craft Spot.

My Craft Spot

Please be sure to visit her Blog
 http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/
 

  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. You have until midnight December 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 completing 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.

Friday, November 29, 2013

  12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 5

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Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.



Today is Day 5 of this fabulous hop of all things Christmas! And I am the guest designer today so I am glad you stopped by to play!!

You should have arrived from our wonderful hostess Lisa.
If not please start at the beginning of the hop at Honeybearz Designs.

 
This hop will take place November 25-December 6 and the new postings each day will be up by 8 AM EST. The hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way to create all of those beautiful Christmas projects. This is an awesome opportunity to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and be inspired to create something using a new technique.

There will be a new project posted each day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer for you to visit. Lisa, our hostess, will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors so all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Also please leave a love note with each hop crafter and become a fan if you’re not already.

My project is a Gorgeous Deco Mesh Wreath for my front door.
This is only my second attempt at making one of these and it seemed to go a lot smother the second time around! LOL!
 
 
I may still add some yummy Christmas ribbons to this wreath to fill in some of the gaps but for now I just love the way it sits on my door and sparkles!!
 
 
My first attempt was made earlier this summer and you can check out a tutorial here.

I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Here are our AMAZING sponsors:
Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy
Teresa Russell - $10 Gift Card, Scrapping For Less
Pazzles - 2 digital download gift card of choice
Kathy's Cozies - custom cozy for your cutting machine; pick your own fabric
Paper Sweeties - $10 Gift Card
ScrappyDew - $20 Gift Card
My Creative Time - Stamp Set
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20 Gift Voucher
Paper Creations by Mindy - $15 Gift Certificate
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15 Gift Certificate
Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits
Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps
Timeless Twine - $15 Gift Certificate
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 Gift Card
Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate
LoveBug Creations - $15 Gift Certificate
The Paper Parade - $40 Gift Certificate
The Paper Nest Dolls - $25 Gift Certificate
Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10 to her Close To My Heart store
Lettering Delights - Gift valued at $10
Scrapping Bug Designs - $50 Gift Certificate (excludes sales prices)
3 Girl Jam - $10 Gift Certificate
SVG Attic - $25 Gift Certificate
Pinque Peacock - $10 Gift Certificate
SVG Cuts - $20 Gift Certificate
Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images
Sherri Baldy - $15 Gift Certificate for digi stamps

********Our next blog lovely artist is Pam with LoveBug Creations
 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

  Thanksgiving Blessings and blog hop winner

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Happy Thanksgiving! May you all enjoy a blessed day with your friends and families!
And know that I am truly thankful for everyone of you in my life!!
 
I almost forgot to announce my Harvesting Memories Blog Candy Winner.
Oh my!! So here she is!!!
 
True Random Number Generator 10
 
Congrats to Kren!!
 
here's what she had to say!!
Great work. I love seeing these new ideas!

Come and follow me, kReN@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
 
Kren send me an email with your info so I can get those goodies in the mail!!!
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

  Wednesday Winner

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Thanks to the several ladies who played along in my
Can You Tell Challenge!!
I had five correct answers!! Wohoo!
 
If you guessed the Silhouette Cameo in my header than you guessed correct!
I just got mine last week and decided I needed to add it to my blog.
 
The red heart in the bottom left corner has actually been there a long time, sorry.

So from the five correct entries the winner is:
True Random Number Generator 4
 
Congrats to
IRIS
 
Please send me a message Iris with your address so I can get your prize mailed out to you!!
 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs, 
Just a few more days to enter my latest Challenge:Leaf it Up to Me
Entries are due by Saturday November 30th at 11:59 pm.
You could win a prize pack from Angela Holt Designs!!
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

  Can you tell? Blog Candy!!

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I just finished making a new change to one of the main elements on my blog.
Let's play a game!!
Can you tell what I did?
 
You have until the end of Monday to guess what change I made to my blog design. Just guess your answer below. And I will draw one winner from all the correct guesses below to win a package of rumple ribbon!! Sounds fun right?
 
So c'mon let's go!! You have nothing to lose!!
Good Luck!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

  Harvesting Memories Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Harvesting Memories Blog Hop 
 
 
"When the trees their summer splendor 
change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow, 
 and the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns, 
and the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn, 
loveliest season of the year."
-   Carol L. Riser, Autumn
 
If you came from Mama Lovebug then you are on... the right path. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all the fantastic artists here sharing their ideas and creations. 
Our awesome sponsor for this hop is
 

 
Now for my Harvesting Memories Project....
 
Around here Fall means time to visit Oak Glen and the apple Orchards as well as the Pumpkin patch.
We love taking the day trip out to the country and taking in the gorgeous views.
My project is a layout showcasing photos from our trip to the pumpkin patch in 2010.
I just adore some of these pictures and really wanted them to be the focus of the layout.
 

Of course a cute title and some adorable pumpkin SVGs by Miss Kate helped create the perfect setting for my photos. I added some green stickles to the die cuts to make them stand out.

 
 I also used Kiwi Land Design templates for the fun borders and added some buttons for some added color. I didn't mat my photos, I just cropped them and laid them out six across on the page and let the borders and embellishments go on top of them. This was an easy way to get tons of pics on a two page layout.
 
 
I am also giving away some yummy rumple ribbon!! So be sure to leave me a comment below for chance to win my blog candy!!
 
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 Don't forget to enter my latest Challenge:
Leaf it Up to Me
Entries are due by Saturday November 30th at 11:59 pm.
You could win a prize pack from Angela Holt Designs!!
 
 Up next is Tricia
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

  Sale-A-Bration

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Happy Birthday LoveBug Creations!!
How exciting to be a part of their one year birthday!!
 
http://www.lovebugcreations.net/
 
Be sure to take advantage of this Super Spectacular Special now and stock up on
all your favorite colors of Mama's Mesh, Rumple Ribbon and even the NEW Sheer Ribbons!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  Rumple Ribbon Wednesday

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Hello fellow lovebugs!!
Connie here with a new layout to share!!
 
I am finally getting caught up on my layouts for 2010.
Here is one for Christmas featuring fabulous Rumple Ribbon in Simply White.
 
 
I used the Rumple Ribbon as a border around the middle two photos to help offset them from the red background and added some red brads poked right through the ribbon for some added fun.
 
 
  I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!  

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 Don't forget to enter my latest Challenge:
Leaf it Up to Me
Entries are due by Saturday November 30th at 11:59 pm.
You could win a prize pack from Angela Holt Designs!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  Rumple Ribbon Wednesday

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Hello fellow lovebugs!!
Connie here with a project I can't wait to share!!
 
A few years ago I purchased this wooden cross from Michael's with the intent of altering it to go in my office. I have a cross in every room of my house and so my office/crop room should be no different. I spray painted it brown and never touched it again.
 
That is until this week!!
 

Using some silk flowers, bling and vinyl from my stash I transformed this cross in to something gorgeous. The word Faith is from the Cricut Cart Inspired Heart.
 
 
Of course I added all three patterns of Wild Thang Rumple Ribbon to the cross.
I just love what it adds!! If you have seen my office, you know my theme is Wild (Safari).
So how perfect is this?
 

 
 I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful! 

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 Don't forget to enter my Challenge:
Leaf it Up to Me
Entries are due by Saturday November 30th at 11:59 pm.
You could win a prize pack from Angela Holt Designs!!
 

Friday, November 8, 2013

  Dia de los Muertos Hop WINNER

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Sorry ladies!! I know you are all dying to find out who the winner of this fantastic hop is!!


Here's our winner....
True Random Number Generator 15
 
Congrats to...

Here's what Carla had to say about the hop:

" You did a great Job on your wall hanging!! I love it. Thanks for hosting!! I followed the rules."


Carla, You have won a $10 gift certificate to Designs on Cloud 9

 
 
 
 
Please contact me within one week with your contact info so I can get your info over to our sponsor!! And congrats on your win!!
Thanks again to all the lovely ladies that hopped along with us!!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,



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