Friday, March 29, 2013

  Spring Time

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I'm back with another one of the cool SVG files from Creative Kuts and the Crop On Line!
This file is called Spring Time and it is adorable complete with Peter Cottontail and a sweet spring chick. I don't know about you but here in California we are ready for Spring!
 
 
Page One Close Up
I love the fun bunny but what I love most about this page is the birdhouse! So cute!

Page Two Close Up

And this page is so stinking cute! From the birdhouse to the bluebird and the chick..I just adore it all!
 
Items used to create these layouts:
 
Patterned Paper from StorytellersClub
American Crafts Cardstock and Bazzill
Copics and Sakura Fine Point Pen in Black
Pop Dots
 
 
Wanna get in on the next set of great layouts? The new set starts the 1st and they are sure to WOW!
Check out the new files here.
 
Gotta have this CK file? Well you can, here it is for $12.50.
 
 
You can buy this finished layout available in my ebay store.

 
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.

Scrappy Hugs! Come back later in the week for another great file!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  400 Followers Give Away

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Everyday I get a few new followers and it is all just so exciting! So to thank all my crafty friends that follow me, I have decided to do a give away!! Wohooo!!!
 
One lucky winner will win
the Cricut Cartridge
WORD COLLAGE!!
It's brand new, sealed, and not loaded on a Gypsy!
 
What do you need to do to win....ENTER
Simply follow the 5 steps below and post below letting me know you did!
 
1. Become my follower
2. Invite all your friends to come follow me at http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
4. Add my Blog Button to your Blog
5. Post about my Contest on your Blog and/or Share my FB Post
 
When I reach 400 Followers I will enter everyone who posted below and draw a lucky name!!
Good Luck and thanks so much for helping me reach my goal!
Scrappy hugs!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

  Monkey See Monkey Do

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Time for another Crop On Line Layout for Creative Kuts...
 
This one is called Monkey See and it is full of monkeys having fun!
 
 
Page One Close Up

 
Page Two Close Up
 
And a few Close Ups of my monkeys!!



 
Items used to create these layouts:
 
Patterned Paper from My Mind's Eye
American Crafts Cardstock and Bazzill
Copics and Sakura Fine Point Pen in Black
Pop Dots
You can buy this finished layout available in my ebay store.
Wanna buy the SVG file? You can find it here for $12.50.

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.

Scrappy Hugs! Come back later in the week for another great file!
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

  Challenge Me Monday at FCCB

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!
It's Challenge Me Monday over at

and this week's theme
is
Challenge #154
EASTER
We invite you to create any project featuring an Easter Theme.
Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB.
Here's what I have created for this challenge:

 2011 Easter Layout
Using Accent Essentials I cut out the fun scalloped mat.


For the date and Title I used Cindy Loo. Easter is cut at 2" and 2011 is cut at 1".
I welded together my own grass border using the grass from the Easter 2010 cart. The grass is cut at 1.38" and just repeated until it is 12" long and then welded together.
The little Easter Eggs also come from the Easter 2010 cartridge.


Now for the fun little birdie wearing bunny ears I used the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge and cut them at 3". They are so stinking cute! And for my birdhouse I did cut it with my Cricut using an SVG file by Creative Kuts.

Sometimes I am creative and come up with great ideas for layouts but this time I have to tell you I cheated a bit. I found the inspiration for this layout on Pinterest. After pinning it I knew I had to make my own version and I am so glad I did. You can see the original layout made by Klo Oxford on Pinterest Here. Her layout is precious and she has real talent working on that Pazzle.

Other items used to create this layout:
Copics
googly eyes
Bazzill and AC Cardstock
Patterned Paper from my stash
 
 
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!
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenges for a chance to win some great prizes from my sponsors.
 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie

Saturday, March 23, 2013

  New Cricut Mats are finally here!

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I have so many projects in the works right now! I can't wait to show them off but you are going to have to be patient with me. LOL!
 
Meanwhile I thought why not post about the new Cricut Mats. I am sure you have seen these items. Did you buy any? Did they work? I'd love to hear some feedback from you so please feel free to post a comment below. I am just so happy they are trying to improve things!!
 
New formulations. Extraordinary results

THREE GRIPS. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

Introducing a line of three cutting mats specially designed for the different materials you use with your Cricut® electronic cutting machine!
The three different mats guarantee extraordinary results with materials ranging from vellum to vinyl to chipboard. Each one has been designed from the ground up to be long lasting and provide just the right level of tack for different materials. Plus, the mats are designed to allow easier removal of the material when you're done cutting!



 
   
Best performance with lightweight materials
The long-lasting LightGrip mat allows you to easily cut and remove common office printer paper, vellum, light cardstock, and more.
 
Best performance with medium-weight materials
The StandardGrip mat offers improved performance for a wide range of mediumweight materials, including patterned paper, vinyl, iron-on, and cardstock.
 
Best performance with heavyweight materials
The StrongGrip mat offers a strong hold surface perfect for heavyweight materials. It’s our longest lasting mat featuring double life adhesive technology.

 
This chart is super helpful!
 

TESTED AND PROVEN
We went back to the lab to develop new mat formulations that improved both performance and lifespan. (While we were at it, we added a pattern to make them better-looking, too!) After we tested the mats in development, we sent them to Cricut® users for further tests with different materials. The results? Overwhelmingly positive. Some of our testers’ reviews are below:
 
 
"I love how the mat was sticky enough to hold my paper in place but my paper was so easily removed when my cuts were completed. "None of my paper tore trying to remove the cuts, which has ALWAYS happened with prior mats."
"The tackiness of the mat was perfect. It held heavier cardstock firmly and I could use it with thinner cardstock and patterned paper without the pieces tearing upon removal. Release of the paper from the mat was smooth, even for delicate edges."

"The mat was ready to use immediately because the 'stickiness' was right. It held the paper, vinyl, heavy cardstock, and fabric in place while cutting. Once cut the diecut was easy to remove from the mat with no wrinkling or tearing. I also like how pretty it is!"
"I have been using the mat daily for multiple projects and I am impressed by how sticky it has remained. To give you an idea, I have been making tags for Christmas... I have cut out well over 200 images and the mat is still tacky." 
 
Sounds so good to me! What do you all think?
 
As always Scrappy Hugs and thanks for hanging out with me today! 
 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  Totally "Owl"Some

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Hello Scrappy Crafty friends!! Happy Hump Day! Can't believe our Spring Break is half way over.

Well I have been burning that Cricut up the past few days and am going to have some cutsie layouts to be showing off the next week or so. You won't want to miss them.
 
 
Today's Design Team layout for Creative Kuts is Totally "OWL"Some! What a great play on words. And it is really that awesome! Take a looksie and see if you agree!
 

 
Close Up Page One

 
Close Up Page Two


 The Totally cute Title! 
 
You will be able to purchase this SVG file from Creative Kuts very soon!
 
Items used:
StorytellersClub Patterned Paper
Bazzill and AC Cardstock
Copics
Tim Holtz Brown Ink
Pop Dots
 
 

As always thank you so much for stopping by! 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.

Scrappy Hugs!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

  Fun 40

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Most of you know I just celebrated my 43rd Birthday!! Wohoo!
Well today I finally created one of many layouts to come of my huge 40th Birthday Party we celebrated in San Diego at a scrapbook retreat.
 
So many awesome memories!
 
I really need to get the rest of those photos scrapped!
 
So here's my layout...
 
 
Now you know where the theme for my blog comes from!! LOL! I had these shirts custom made to match my Wild theme!
 
Items Used:
Storytellersclub paper and diecut
Chipboard letters
Bazzill
Ribbon
Silk flower and buttons
Crystal Glaze
Small Alpha stickers
and a brown copic
 
 
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.
Thanks again for celebrating with me!!
Scrappy hugs!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

  Bunny Door Hanger BAP

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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!!!
We 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.
 
 
Isn't this bunny adorable?
 
Supplies used:
Bo Bunny Paper
Copic Markers
Glue Dots
Peachy Keen Stamps for whiskers
Pink by Design stamp for sentiment
Silk flowers and rhinestones

I will be entering this in this week's Peachy Keen 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.
Don't forget to enter this month's Challenge Contest..you could win some Action Wobbles from the Scrapbooking Queen!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

  Believe Santa

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I promised you another Christmas layout and here I am to deliver. Who cares if it is still 9 months away! LOL!
 
Today I created a simple 2 page layout using cute files from Creative Kuts.
 
I used the Vintage Santa and Believe Santa files together to create this magical layout.


 Page One

 
 
Believe Santa
 


 Page Two


 
Vintage Santa


Items used to create these layouts:

Patterned Paper  and die cuts from My Mind's Eye

Cardstock and Bazzill

Copics and Sakura Fine Point Pen in Black
 
EK Success Border Punch

Pop Dots
buttons from my stash

 
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.

Scrappy Hugs!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

  Easter Chicks

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Time for another Crop On Line Layout for Creative Kuts...

These little Easter Chicks are busy getting their eggs ready for Easter!
 
 
Page One Close Up
 
Cute Easter Chick #1
 
Cute Chick #2 Busy working hard!!
 
Page Two Close Up
 
Items used to create these layouts:
 
Patterned Paper from Sassafrass Lass
American Crafts Cardstock and Bazzill
Copics and Sakura Fine Point Pen in Black
Pop Dots
You can find these layouts available in my ebay store.

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.

Scrappy Hugs!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  New Simple Stories!

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All New Simple Stories  
  Now Available for Purchase from me!
SS spring 13  
 Simple Stories is HERE!! Urban Traveler, Vintage Bliss and 24/Seven are sure to become your favorites!
      
     


Monday, March 11, 2013

  Blog Hop Winners

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First off let me start by sending out a HUGE
THANK YOU
to all my friends who took the time to not only create a project for my blog hop but to those friends who took time out of their busy schedules to come Hop along with us!
My Birthday was truly special thanks to all of you!
 
Now..let's get on to the good stuff!! The Winners!!!
 
I am going to pull a winner for My Busy Crafty Life's Surprise Goodie Bag first.
 
True Random Number Generator 7
 
Congrats to Mary!!
 
Here is what Mary had to say:
 "Very colorful and glittery! Love it! It was fun hopping with you!"
 
 
 
Okay Next up is my BLOG CANDY!!
 
 
True Random Number Generator 9
 
Congrats to Yvonne!! YAY!
 
Here is what Yvonne had to say:
 
" Happy Birthday... what a way to celebrate with a hop... I must say you were a cute kid... awesome photos thanks for sharing... great layouts and awesome images...
morentin1326ATaolDOTcom
adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com."
 
Okay Mary and Yvonne...you have two weeks to message me with your addresses so I can get these fun prizes out to you!! So excited for you both!
 
And thanks to everyone for supporting me! Don't forget to play in the monthly challenge this month! The Scrapbooking Queen has donated some action wobbles! Oh yay!
 

Friday, March 8, 2013

  Connie Can Crop's Birthday Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Connie Can Crop's Birthday Blog Hop
 with "yours truly" and all my craftastic friends.
 
Today I invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing Birthday cards, layouts, or projects. ... I am the first stop on this spectacular Birthday Hop
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.
 
 
Since it is My Birthday, I want to celebrate by giving out the gifts! 
A few of my favorite scrappy supplies!
 
Contents:
Happy Birthday Clear Stamp Set
Eileen's Paper Glaze
Stickles
Bling Arrows
Colorful Fibers
Metal Flower Embellies
 
 
 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.
 
Then come back to http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ and post that you followed the rules.
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 in the fun?
 Hope you all enjoy this super celebration!
 
Since it is my Birthday I thought it would be fun to share with you, a few of my past childhood photos and the fun layouts I created with them.
 
 


 
I was kind of a cute kid...right? LOL!
 
 Up next is Sandy!!
 Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
 
Thanks so much for hoping along with us! Means the world to have so many of you celebrating another year with me!! As always Scrappy Hugs!!
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