Friday, May 31, 2013

  Mi Familia

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Just wanted to share this two page layout I created using the May 18th Sketchy Saturdays Sketch.
I call this layout
Mi Familia
 
This layout was created with a Storytellersclub Kit for one of their May Scrapping Days Challenges.
 
 We had to use items from our kitchen. I used a coffee filter and a cupcake liner. Can you see them both sitting behind the sun?

 
This layout was based off of this Sketchy Saturday Sketch.
 
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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

  Throwback Thursdays

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Welcome to Throwback Thursdays!

Hello from Beautiful Colorado!!
This week for my throwback I am featuring a layout I did several years ago. Not only is the layout one of my older creations but this photo is a throwback as well! LOL!
This is me and my younger sisters, two of which I am visting with here in Colorado.
We were so cute and boy did I love them!!
 
 

 
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 next week for another oldie but goodie!!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

  Operation Write Home

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So excited to announce my OWH stamp and kit arrived!
That means this package is ready to go postal and I am just so honored to be a part of this amazing program.
 
Operation Write Home (OWH)
supplies handmade cards to our men and women serving our country so they may keep in touch with their loved ones. It is just awesome!
 
Here is my loot...
16 cards
and
10 funny pages from the newspaper.
 
 
Want to learn more about OWH?
You can find them here.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Scrappy hugs!!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Hello Crafty friends!!
 It's time for
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.

Todays video is all about stencils and the many ways you can use the on your layouts or cards. Over at Storytellersclub we have been given stencils as a challenge and to be honest I own several but have never used them. So I thought this video by Mollyscrap would be awesome for anyone who is afraid to stencil, like me.

 


Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  only a few more days to enter my Monthly Challenge! Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls!!



Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Connie 

Monday, May 27, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays at FCCB

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at


 

and this week's theme is

Challenge #162
Memorial Day

We invite you to create any project for Memorial Day with your Cricut.
Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB challenge blog.


Here's what I have created for this challenge:

 
 I decided to alter a mini clipboard. This is going to look great hanging on my wall this summer!
 
 
I used George to cut out my dangling stars and hung them with some red twine from the clip.
 
I also created a card with my scraps...sending this one off to OWH.

My big red bow was created with 3 Girl Jam Rumple Ribbon.
I am entering this card in their Anything Goes Challenge.
And did I mention how much I love their bow maker!! OMG!!!
 
Items used:
Bo Bunny "Of Liberty" Paper and Chipboard Elements
Bazzill Cardstock
Cricut Cart George
Red White and Blue Candies
Twine and ribbons
pop dots

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.
Scrappy Hugs!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

  GRAD BAP

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This layout was the featured BAP (Build a Project) over at Creative Kuts last week. I love this and think it would showcase that special Graduate perfectly!
 
In honor of all the Graduates for 2013....Congratulations from Connie Can Crop!!
 
 
Items Used to create this Layout:
Creative Kuts File
Patterned Paper
Bazzill and Ac cardstock
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz distressing inks
 
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.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

  Sketchy Saturdays

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Welcome to Sketchy Saturdays!
A new post every Saturday featuring a  fun card or scrapbooking sketch on my blog.
Looking for inspiration and need a kick jump on that next layout?
Look no more! I will be showcasing some of my favorite sketches ever!
 
Ready for a fun sketch?



Love this sketch? Let's see what you can create using it. Add your completed layout below with Mr Linky so we can all enjoy it together. You never know...there could be a random giveaway on one of these Saturday posts.

I will be working on this very soon!!
 

Friday, May 24, 2013

  My Little Angels

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These little angels are just so sweet! They would make any baby album shine! I love that this file from Creative Kuts allows for one angel or two and has the title to match. I added a Peachy Keen face stamp to each little face.
 


 
 
Items Used to create this Layout:

Creative Kuts File

Storytellers Club Paper

Bazzill and Ac cardstock

Pop Dots

Tim Holtz distressing inks

Copics
 
I am entering this layout in this week's Peachy Keen Challenge


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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Throwback Thursdays

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Welcome to Throwback Thursdays!

This week for my throwback I am featuring a layout I did 3 years ago. I was lucky enough to attend a taping of Dancing with the Stars with my mom. Since the latest season just ended with Kelly Pickler as the winner, I think this layout is perfect to share this week.
 
 Not only did I get to watch the taping but I was able to see a few of the stars up close and personal. Here is my layout showcasing my hug with Gilles Marini from Sex and the City. What a super sweet guy!
 
 
Items Used:
Paper and Diecuts from K and Company
Black rhinestones
"Dancing with the stars" strips printed out on computer
Photos of the show taken from internet
Photo with Gilles from my camera!! :)
 
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, only a few days left 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #10
I have an amazing sponsor this month!!

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Hello my Scrappy friends!
 It's time for
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 icopicgal. She has a wonderful series of videos for learning how to use copics. I will be watching them all so I can learn how to color in the amazing digital stamps from The Paper Nest Dolls!!
 

 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  my NEW May Monthly Challenge! Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls!!


Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

  Star Quality

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This layout is perfect for your Super Star! I am going to use it to show off my son and his honor roll awards. It would also be cute for showcasing a theater or drama event. Maybe even a movie night!
 
 

Page One Up Close


Page Two Up Close

 
 
Items Used to create this Layout:
Creative Kuts File
Storytellers Club Paper
Bazzill and Ac cardstock
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz distressing inks
Copics
 
  
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.

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

  Sketchy Saturdays

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Welcome to Sketchy Saturdays!
A new post every Saturday featuring a  fun card or scrapbooking sketch on my blog.
Looking for inspiration and need a kick jump on that next layout?
Look no more! I will be showcasing some of my favorite sketches ever!
 
Let's start it off with a sketch by
 
 
 
This sketch comes from Scrapbook Generation's Sketches for Scrapbooking: Volume 6
The Sketches for Scrapbooking books from Scrapbook Generations are available in stores and online--there are currently 8 books for scrapbooking and 2 books full of sketches for card-making! Collect them all!
 
Love this sketch? Let's see what you can create using it. Add your completed layout below with Mr Linky so we can all enjoy it together. You never know...there could be a random giveaway on one of these Saturday posts.
 


 

Friday, May 17, 2013

  Fan(stash)tic Wallet

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In case you didn't know I love making Duct Tape Wallets and have actually sold many in my eBay store. Here is my latest creation and I think it if just Fan(stash)tic!!

 


 

Items Used to create this:

Duck Tape
Mustaches and Glasses Cricut File
Silk flower
Bling
Glue dots  

You can buy this finished wallet and others  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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  Throwback Thursdays

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Welcome to Throwback Thursdays!

This week for my throwback I am featuring a layout I did for my husband's brag book! The brag book I made him was a CM 5x7 album and the pages were, well, pretty basic.
 
Having just celebrated Mothers Day, I want to share this layout. This kids are my world and I love them so much! They are growing up way too fast and I miss the days of them being so little and cuddly.




I just love their little bowl haircuts! LOL!! So stinkin cute!!
 
They are now 12 and 15. Sigh! 

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
Connie Can Crop Challenge #10

I have an amazing sponsor this month!!

Tuesday, May 14, 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 a fellow scrapper friend over at Creative Kuts, Linn! She has a great technique for making your paper flowers look even more amazing!! Be sure to check this out and let her know how much you love them!

 
 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  my NEW May Monthly Challenge! Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls!!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie

Monday, May 13, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays at FCCB

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at

 
 



 
and this week's theme is

Challenge #160

Congratulations Graduate


We invite you to create any project regarding Graduation with your Cricut.
Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB.


Here's what I have created for this challenge:


Items used:
StorytellersClub Kit
Bazzill Cardstock
Cricut Carts Happy Graduation for the cap
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes for the Octagons and date
pop dots

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.
Scrappy Hugs!!


  Mommy Loves Me

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Yes she does!!
In honor of all the moms out there!! Happy Mothers Day!!
 

Cutie pie Momma turtle

And adorable son or daughter turtle

Page One Up Close

Page Two Up Close
 
 
Items Used to create this Layout:
Creative Kuts File
Glitter Paper
Bazzill and Ac cardstock
Pop Dots
Embossing Folder
White Gel Pen
Tim Holtz distressing inks
Copics
 
  
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.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

  Hug Your Cat Day Blog Hop

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Are you a crazy cat lady, but in a good way? I know I am. Today is Purina’s Hug you cat day. There are several hug your cat days and I would love to hug my cat(s) on each and everyone. Today we are celebrating cats! Diamonds, dogs’ pfft. Cats are a woman’s best friend.

I am a cat lover! I have had cats in my life forever. Some have been a part of my family for many years! (RIP Bob!!) Others have just happened to choose me as their lucky owner. That's how we got Harryette! She was abandoned as a kitten near my home and was apparently living in the bushes next to my house. I went out to get the mail one day and she followed me home. She was the scrawniest, ugliest kitten I have ever had but she quickly grew into our hearts and is now a loved member of our family. Couldn't imagine waking up in the morning without her snuggled next to me on my bed!

Today we are celebrating with all kinds of cat projects.
So sit back and lets hang out.

In honor of cats everywhere here is my kitty project:


 I had some scraps left over that were perfect for this altered notebook!
 

The Kitty Die Cut is from the Cricut Catridge Doodlecharms


Gotta have a pretty back too.



Give away alert…
Jessi is going to give away a bundle of each of the brand-new twine that are available in her etsy shop.  rainbow teal and the blossom iridescent.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130843213/new-shimmer-twine?ref=shop_home_active

Up next is Robin!!

Here's the Line up in case you get lost! :)

Jessi – www.Mylifeinartsncrafts.com
Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Robin - http://littletidsandbits.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Mayra - http://themaddscrapper.blogspot.com/
Robin- http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
Jearise- http://lorbysworld.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.

  Too Flippin' Cute

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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!!!
 

I am a bit behind in posting so here is the BAP from the beginning of May.

 
Supplies used:

Patterned Paper from Stash
Glue Dots
AC Cardstock
Buttons
CM Cutting System (Large Mat)

 
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 tomorrow for the
Hug Your Cat Blog Hop!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

  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!
 

This week for my throwback I am featuring one of my first mini albums! My layout posted yesterday made me think of my family and how much they all mean to me. And this mini album is a showcase of my family!

It's a 6x6 chipboard accordion album and my biggest mistake here was modge podge. LOL! I went nuts and decided everything needed a good coating of it. So this album is a little...crunchy (best way to describe it)! None the less it means a lot to me.
 







 
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

Connie Can Crop Challenge #10
I have an amazing sponsor this month!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  Family is Everything

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Family is the most important thing in most of our lives. This layout is beyond precious to me. I just adore this SVG file from Creative Kuts and am so glad I can share it with you today.
 
Sadly, I am no longer on the CK DT. I decided to step down so I could concentrate more on my store and my blog, as well as school. But do not worry because I plan on playing with their files every chance I get!!
 

Page One Close Up 

 
Page Two Close Up

Gorgeous font for the title.
 
Precious Nest filled with eggs!

And momma and daddy Bluebird watching over their nest.
 
Items Used to create this Layout:
Patterned Paper by My Minds Eye
Bazzill and Ac cardstock
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz distressing inks
Copics
 
  
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.
 

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