Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  Monthly Challenge #10 National Scrapbook Day

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Hello my crafty friends!
It's May and that means another new Monthly challenge here at Connie Can Crop.
Saturday is National Scrapbook Day so we will be celebrating here at Connie Can Crop old school style!

My Challenge this month:
Create a scrapbook Page 
and make your title with Alphabet stickers.
 
 
Please create one layout. Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. Just be sure that the above listed items are on your layout. When you are finished with your layout please post it here in this thread.

Sorry but only one entry per person, just to be fair!!

Entries are due by Friday, May 31st at 11:59 pm.
I will draw one lucky winner from all entries and they will receive a great prize
 

 
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this challenge!
Original and hand-drawn, all images are unique and special, and inspired by her children. 
The Paper Nest Dolls will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky person. This gift certificate is redeemable at The Paper Nest Dolls and may be used to purchase rubber stamps and digital stamps only.  
 
 
 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 May 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.
Good luck and can't wait to see your creations!
 

Monday, April 29, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Hello my Scrappy friends!

I am super excited to share with you another new feature on my blog coming weekly!
It's called

YOU TUBE TUESDAYS
Every Tuesday I will be featuring a new You Tube video that pertains to scrapbooking, card making, or crafting in general.

Some of the videos may come from me, Connie Can Crop but most of them will be coming from various videos that have already been uploaded by someone on You Tube.

This is a great way to see some new things, become inspired, and learn different techniques.
 
This week's video comes from me! I am going to explain how easy it is to create the altered canvas I posted yesterday. Keep in mind that I am still improving my video taking skills and my assistant is only 12 years old! LOL!
 
 

 
 
BLOOPER....Just had to share! LOL!
 

 
 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  my NEW May Monthly Challenge will  be announced tomorrow!! Enter for a chance to win some great prizes from my sponsors.
 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie

  Challenge Me Mondays

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at

 
 


 
and this week's theme is

Challenge #158

Paper Roses


We invite you to create any project featuring paper flowers cut with your Cricut.
Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB.

Here's what I have created for this challenge:
 
Altered Western Canvas for my mom in law.
 
 
I used Fancy Frames for the shaped Mat.
Old West was used to cut out the saddle and Flower Shoppe for my paper roses.
 
Other items used to create this layout:
Liquid Glossy Accents
Bling
Bazzill and AC Cardstock
Patterned Paper from my stash
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Brown Acrylic Paint
Black Sakura Pen
 
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


Sunday, April 28, 2013

  Beautiful Bling Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Beautiful Bling Blog hop. April's birthstone is a diamond, so we added some bling to our projects.



Here is what I made for this blog hop:

I don't get the chance to make frilly blingy things very often and I love bling. So this was a real treat for me.



I decided to alter this clip board and Websters Pages had the perfect collection of items.



It wouldn't be a blog hop without blog candy. One lucky winner is going to receive some blingy goodness from me.
Wanna win? Be sure to follow me and leave me a comment with your info. Winner will be announced Wednesday.

Here is the whole line up, just in case you need it:

I hope you enjoyed my blingy clipboard! Please feel free to leave me some love, I love hearing from crafty friends.
Scrappy hugs!!



  Owl Pillow Box

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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!!!
 
Now on to last week's BAP.
 

Isn't she super cute? I love the eyelashes!
 




 
Supplies used:
Copic Markers
Glue Dots
Storytellers Club Paper
AC Cardstock
Embossing Folder
White Gel Pen
 
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, April 25, 2013

  Just added...

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I have been busy creating and busy listing several new things in my shop.
Do you own a Gypsy?
Did you know I sell really cool stylus charms and leashes?
Check out the newest bunch to hit my store...
 













The leashes are a favorite and don't stay in stock very long!
Did you know that any of my charms can be made into a leash?
 
 
You can buy these finished charms as well as other items in my ebay store.
New items being added weekly! 



 

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!
Don't forget only a 4 days left to enter my new Monthly Challenge #9 Fun Puns.

  Throwback Thursdays

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Welcome to Throwback Thursdays!

A new kind of fun on my blog where you get to see projects I have created in my early days of scrapbooking. Some of these projects may surprise you! (Because we all start somewhere!) LOL!

I hope you get a kick out of seeing the progression in my work, I know I do!

When did you first begin to scrapbook?
For me I started in middle school but my idea of scrapbooking back then was to put my photos in a sticky album and cut out fun words or photos of my favorite guys or bands or things and add them sporadically on the pages. So funny! I wish I still had a few of those pages laying around but I don't.
 
If you ever attended a Creative Memories home party you would know that the reason I don't have those albums still is because they turned yellow. They were not acid free and neither were those magazine clippings. So those photos all sit in a box for now waiting for the day I am caught up and current so I can go back and re-do my childhood memories.
 
I guess it is probably safe to say that I started scrapping for reals when I attended my very first CM party with my best friend. I was hooked instantly! And man those first few pages were something!
But I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Leslie and CM so thank you Leslie and thank you CM!!

 
I'm sharing one of the first layouts created at that CM party way back in 1999. Wow so long ago!! LOL!
Check out my fancy smanshy border I made with a pen! Hey that's called doodling now! Who knew I could doodle way back then!

 
Again the Good Ole ABC Stickers!! And Mrs. Grossman stickers! I used to love them!
 
And my really funny journaling! Every picture needed an explanation back then!
 This is sure to bring back some fond memories for everyone!
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.

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!
Don't forget to enter my new Monthly Challenge #9 Fun Puns.
Only 5 more days to play!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

  Sweet Dreams

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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 Sweet Dreams and it is perfect for any baby layout.

 
 
Here's page one up close
 

These baby animals are precious!
 

 
Here's page two close up


This baby Zebra is my favorite part of this cute layout.
 


 
Items Used to create this Layout:
Storytellers Club Patterned Paper
Bazzill and Ac cardstock
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz distressing inks
Copics
 
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! Don't forget only a week left to enter my new Monthly Challenge #9 Fun Puns.

Monday, April 22, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Hello my Scrappy friends!
I am super excited to share with you another new feature on my blog coming weekly!
It's called
YOU TUBE TUESDAYS
Every Tuesday I will be featuring a new You Tube video that pertains to scrapbooking, card making, or crafting in general.
Some of the videos may come from me, Connie Can Crop but most of them will be coming from various videos that have already been uploaded by someone on You Tube.
This is a great way to see some new things, become inspired, and learn different techniques.
In case you haven't done it yet...here is how to link your Gypsy to Cricut Craft Room courtesy of
 
 
 

 
I am so excited to have my carts all loaded on my computer now! Finally a screen I can easily see!! YAY! Thanks Cricut! And did you know you received a $20 credit for digital downloads? Wohoo!
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

  Come Play

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Attn all scrapbookers!
You are invited to join us at http://storytellers.lefora.com/ beginning May 1st.


You do not need to be a member of the kit club to play along and win!
Digital and traditional scrappers wanted!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

  New Spring/Summer Catalog

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Just What We've Been Waiting For! 
We've been working around the clock to bring you our beautiful new Spring and Summer 2013 catalog. We are so excited to announce that our new catalog PDF is now available for download.  We're thrilled to share our beautiful new catalog with you and your customers! Please click the link below for the full catalog PDF. We hope you enjoy what you see and can't wait to share the printed catalog version with you and your customers... Coming Soon!

(Please note: Some of our vendors have staggered their shipping and release dates on some of their collections. Please be sure to check product availability for the most up to date product information.)

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

  Pimp-Out Showcase: Swinging Into Spring

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Welcome back to the Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
Brought to you by Deezy Does It!
 
This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the same time receive greater exposure.  It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques; all while showing your "art".
 
Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the hop.
1. Follow the Host (first link): 
2. Follow the showcased blogger: Connie Can Crop (second link)
3. Link up below using Linky Tools
4. Visit at least 3 blogs from the link up list below and leave a comment on their blog.  Let them know you came from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and that you are a follower so they can return the favor.
 ~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows you, be sure to return the favor~

This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to me, Connie from Connie Can Crop.
Hello blogging friends! I am so excited to be the spotlight this week for the Pimp-Out Showcase! My name is Connie and I have been crafting my entire life. My mom was always crafting and lucky for me her talents rubbed off. I became really involved in scrapbooking right after I had found I was pregnant with my first son. So you could say I have been scrapbooking over 16 years.

I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom to be 2 boys (ages 15 and 12), wife to a great guy who supports my crazy habit, an Ebay store owner, a Scrapbook Consultant for Memory Works, and even a College student. My hopes are to one day be a nurse working with Geriatrics. It's alot on my plate but I couldn't have it any other way!

I am really involved in my crafting hobby. I am currently on 3 design teams: Storytellers Club, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, and Creative Kuts. I love creating gifts for people, altering just about anything, making my own cards, and creating scrapbooking layouts.

On my blog Connie Can Crop you will find projects featuring all of these Designs Teams as well as videos and my monthly challenges. I have some great sponsors that enable me to giveaway lots of great items! I try to host my own blog hops at least once a month and sometimes, time permitting, participate in a few more. I am a Cricut Fanatic! I own more cartridges than I care to count and can teach you just about anything when it comes to the Cricut or Gypsy. My newest passion is for SVG files and fortunately I have a Crciut that works with SCAL and can cut those files for me with great ease.

My project for today is an SVG file from today's Sponsor Creative Kuts. It's called Swinging into Spring and features a very cute owl swinging!
 
Page One
 
Page Two
 


 
Items Used to Create this layout:
Patterned Paper from my stash
Bazzill and AC cardstock
pop dots
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz distressing Inks
Bling
 
 
You can purchase this file from Creative Kuts for only $12.50
 

Please follow me for more scrapbooking files and fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out how to win the giveaway and be sure to link up with us!  Scrappy Hugs!
 
To link up please head on over to Deezy Does It! and join the party.
  

To qualify for this week's "give-a-way" be sure to sign up by using Rafflecopter at Deezy Does It! 

You are welcomed to "like" the Deezy Does It! Facebook Page to keep up with the up-coming Pimp-Outs/Showcases.
Each week they will showcase a "blog"!  If you are interested in being "Pimped-Out/Showcased", please contact Deezy (rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com) for an available date.  All submissions need to be in by Wednesday, a week before your scheduled Pimp-Out/Showcase post date, 8pm est.
You may also contact Deezy (rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com) if you're interested in sponsoring a "give-a-way" for a "Pimp-Out/Showcase" hop!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for winner announcement.
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