Sunday, June 30, 2013

  FCCB Cricut Crawl

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Fantabulous Cricut

Welcome to Connie Can Crop and the 4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!

In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!

If you've come from Cindy, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE  to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!

For my project.....
I created this layout using Stand and Salute as well as George.

 
The banner, fireworks, and the Statue of Liberty came from Stand and Salute.
My stars are from George.
Also added to this layout are staples and ribbon.
The patterned paper is from Storytellersclub.
 

Your next stop is Emily.
Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!

Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Friday, June 28, 2013

  Chuck E. Cheese

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So today should be a project or layout I've made recently but I thought instead of the normal post I would vent. 

Remember my really cute layout Say Cheese using an SVG from CK? 


Well I put it for sale on eBay.  And just got notice that I violated their policies and have been suspended for a week. Really? This is so stupid. I didn't even use the name Chuck E. Cheese on my listing. 

And here is what the CEC rep had to say. 

check this out...
Dear Ms. Wallenbrock:

Thank you for your inquiry.  CEC Entertainment Concepts, L.P.  ("CEC") has invested a substantial sum in acquiring and maintaining its trademarks, including the goodwill now associated with them all over the world.  The intellectual property rights associated with those trademarks are very valuable to CEC.  

While your endeavor  may be appear to a "small" issue, in the realities of trademarks rights this can create larger issues for us.   Trademark law requires trademark owners to diligently protect their rights or risk the ability to defend its rights against those who would seek to pirate away the trademark.  If we cannot protect our trademark we will lose our distinctiveness and ultimately our ability to be profitable.  

Your listing is not precisely as you describe in your email.  The materials contain a mouse image that is confusingly similar to Chuck E. Cheese and thus constitutes an unauthorized use of our trademarked character.  Also, the description in your listing contains the term "Chuck E." which is also deceptively similar to our trademarked name Chuck E. Cheese.    As you probably know the character Chuck E. Cheese is often referred to by us as well as others, as Chuck E.  Accordingly, we cannot allow you to use our trademarks, or confusingly similar likenesses, to promote your business.  

I hope this helps you understand why we police these the way we do.
 
Thanks,
David

David A. Deck, Esq.
Senior Director, Deputy General Counsel 

Can you believe this? I'm just a crafty gal trying to make some money so I can put food on the table. This guy needs to get a life!!

What are your thoughts?
Thanks for letting me vent!! By the way if you like my layout and want to buy one just let me know. Maybe I'll start selling more on etsy. 

Scrappy hugs!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

  Throwback Thursday

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Welcome to Throwback Thursdays!
 (Because we all start somewhere!) LOL!

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

Here's a funny layout featuring one of my fur babies.
  photo WeinerDog.jpg

I have no idea why he is Patriotic! LOL! So funny! But this is one of my fav pics of Tucker!!
And the red white and blue is so appropriate for this time of year.

Thanks so much for joining me today! 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 Tie A Ribbon!
NO ONE has entered this yet!! C'mon it is probably the easiest challenge of all!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  New Look Book Inspiration

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Product Highlights
 

 

  All New Look Book Inspiration!
 
Our wonderful TeamWorks team members have compiled
a whole new way to display and share wonderful inspiration
featuring MemoryWorks products from our current catalog.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing ideas by clicking on the image
below and a HUGE Thank You to our hard working and creative
TeamWorks members!  
 
look book image
   
Please be sure to let me know if you see anything
you would like to order! I'd be glad to help you out!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!
   
 

Tuesday, June 25, 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.
This week I am featuring a video by Joy's Life. She is going to show us how to emboss with our Cricut and a backwards blade.
 

 
Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  to enter my Monthly Challenge to win some yummy ribbons from 3 Girl Jam! Enter for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl Jam!!
3 Girl JAM

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

Monday, June 24, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays #166

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



and this week's theme is
Challenge #166

Frame IT


We invite you to create any project using a frame with your Cricut.

Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB challenge blog.
 
Here's what I have created for this challenge:

 
Items used:

StorytellersClub Kit (diecuts and pp)

Bazzill Cardstock

Cricut Carts: Fancy Frames, Serenade, Cheerful Seasons, and Art Nouveau

Covered Brads


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!!

Saturday, June 22, 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!
 
 
Isn't this one great! It comes to us from Creative Scrappers.
I can't wait to use this one!
Share your fun projects using this sketch...link up below!
 
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

  Grandpa Dad Clock

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I finally get to showcase what I made for my Father and Father in Law for Father's Day.
I purchased these wooden clock kits from Kaiser Craft last year at the Expo.
I love altering things and thought this would make the perfect Father's Day gifts.
 
 
 
And the clock really works! Wohoo!
This year was extra special because the day after Father's Day my dad came to visit us from Florida. It had been 7 years since I had seen him last. So awesome to be able to hand him this gift in person.
Love you Dad!
 

Thanks so much for joining me today! 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 Tie A Ribbon!

Thursday, June 20, 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!


I hope you get a kick out of seeing the progression in my work, I know I do!
Last Sunday was Father's Day. So I thought it only fit to showcase a layout of the man in my life. He is an awesome father and husband and I am truly blessed.
This layout was made in 2005.
And yes....those are actually real pennies on my layout. LOL! I know kind of strange! But at the time I thought it was really cool!
 


So, what is the strangest thing you have ever added to a scrapbook page?
 

Thanks so much for joining me today! 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 Tie A Ribbon!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  Nail Art and Weekend Winners

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I was lucky enough to participate in two amazing Blog Hops this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who came and hopped along with us! I hope you were inspired and enjoyed what all the fantastic ladies created.

Let's start today off with some winners!! Wohooo!!

First up is the Father's Day Blog Hop
I am giving away the cute SVG file I used in my layout that was created by
Cheryl at Creative Kuts. (Thanks so much Cheryl!!)
 
My winner is
True Random Number Generator 17
 
Congrats to...
 
DANDY DO
 
Please contact me with your email address so I can send you this fun file.
 
 
Up next is the 100 ACRE WOODS Blog Hop
Our lovely sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs has graciously donated a cute
set of clear "pooh" themed stamps. (Thank you So much Mae Sunshine Designs!!)
(I love this stamp set so much I need to buy one!!!)
 
Our winner is
 
True Random Number Generator 2
 
Congrats to....
 
MIRANDA
 
Miranda, please email me so I can get you the contact info for your free stamp set.
 
 
Now, if you are still with me you are in for a treat...kind of! LOL!
 
What do you do with all the left over rub-ons you have stashed away waiting to use...easy you make nail art.

So fun and easy to do!
I used a pearl quick dry nail polish from AVON. (Thanks Kathy!)
 


Then after it dried I applied my rub on design where I wanted it and rubbed it on with just my finger nails. Afterwards I covered it with a clear coat.
 

 
You could spend tons of money getting these results at the nail salon.
So what do you think?
 
Be sure to come back by tomorrow for another great Throwback!!
Scrappy hugs,


Tuesday, June 18, 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.
This week I am featuring a video called
 Ways to Embellish Your Cricut Cuts - Part  2 of 2
By Jana Eubank
 
 
 
What an awesome video! I learned some more new tricks! Hope you do too!
 
 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  to enter my Monthly Challenge to win some yummy ribbons from 3 Girl Jam! Enter for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl Jam!!
3 Girl JAM

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

  Father's Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to the "Father's Day" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today to honor Fathers, Brothers, Sons, Uncles or any other man who has been a great influence in our lives!


 You should have arrived from Lissa Marie.  If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning.  
We don't want you to miss any of the fun! 


In addition to seeing a lot of awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s or JoAnn's gift card (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  
The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 19th on Miranda's blog! 
 



My project is a Father's Day Layout using a file from Creative Kuts.
I also added some buttons, twine, and 3GirlJam Ribbon.
 
 
I am offering up this cute file as blog candy! One lucky winner will receive this file just by leaving a comment below!! Good luck! Winner will be announced Wednesday.

Next on the hop is the lovely PAM!!!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

 
Thanks so much for joining me today! 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 Tie A Ribbon!

Friday, June 14, 2013

  100 Acre Woods Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop  

 
  

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring our favorite Winnie the Pooh Characters. 

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this fun Blog 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.  




We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!


 
Mae Sunshine Designs will be giving away a cute stamp set to one lucky person.  


 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 Connie Can Crop 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?

 

I had to create a layout with my favorite Pooh Quote, "Oh, Bother!"
 
 The Winnie the Pooh paper is from a discontinued Creative Memories Kit I have been hoarding.

 Of course Pooh, Tigger, and the Honey Pot are from Pooh and Friends.

The Title is made with Hello Kitty Font and the flowers are made from Walk in my Garden.
 
 Up next is
 PAM 
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
 
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, June 13, 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!

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

I love vinyl!! These were some of my first projects using it! They are regular 1 inch binders. I love personalizing items with vinyl! It's so fun!!
 

 
Thanks so much for joining me today! 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 Tie A Ribbon!

Tuesday, June 11, 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.
This week I am featuring a video called
 Ways to Embellish Your Cricut Cuts - Part 1 of 2
By Jana Eubank
 
 

 
What an awesome video! I learned some new tricks! Hope you do too!
Next week I will feature part 2.
 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  to enter my Monthly Challenge to win some yummy ribbons from 3 Girl Jam! Enter for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl Jam!!
3 Girl JAM

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

Monday, June 10, 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 #164
Father's Day Cards


We invite you to create a card for Father's Day with your Cricut.

Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB challenge blog.

Here's what I have created for this challenge:
 


Items used:

Patterned Paper from my stash

Sparkle Cardstock
 
Bazzill Cardstock

Cricut Cart Father's Day

Black Ink

 
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!!
 

Saturday, June 8, 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!
 
 
Isn't this one great! It comes to us from a Canadian Scrapbook Magazine
Scrapbook and Cards Today.
I can't wait to use this one!
Share your fun projects using this sketch...link up below!
 

Friday, June 7, 2013

  Love

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Just wanted to share this simple single page layout I created using one of the newer Storytellersclub Kits.
 
This layout was created with a Storytellersclub Kit for one of their May Scrapping Days Challenges.
 Yes that is me again with my three sisters. I am the oldest of 4 girls.
 
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, June 6, 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 sister, Christina.
Mom loved to put us in matching outfits! LOL!
 


 
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, June 5, 2013

  Say Cheese

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Have you ever been to Chuck E Cheese? My kids loved that place. We have been to more birthday parties there than I can even count. LOL! Well, Creative Kuts has this adorable file called Say Cheese and it is perfect for those memories.
 




Items Used to create this Layout:

Creative Kuts File
Patterned 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.

Tuesday, June 4, 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.
This week I am featuring a video from my Challenge Sponsor, 3 Girl Jam.
They sell this awesome bow maker and I can not believe how easy it is to create perfect bows.



 
Please be sure to follow me for more creations and inspiration. And don't forget  to enter my Monthly Challenge to win some yummy ribbons from 3 Girl Jam! Enter for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl Jam!!
3 Girl JAM

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
Connie 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

  Challenge #10 Winner

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THANK YOU to everyone who played along with me in the month of May!

Your entries were awesome! 

And Thanks to our awesome sponsor!!!




We have a winner!!

Congrats to.....

 

True Random Number Generator 3

 
Kathy

Here's what Kathy created for this challenge:
 

Congrats Kathy!! Be sure to contact me with your info so I can pass on your prize!! And don't forget your button!!
 

The new Challenge is up! Be sure to check it out!!
Scrappy hugs!!
 
 

  Monthly Challenge #11 Tie a Ribbon

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Hello my crafty friends!
It's June and that means another new Monthly challenge here at Connie Can Crop.
School is out and Summer is here!!

My Challenge this month:
Create a project using three different ribbons.
 
 
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. Just be sure that the above listed items are on your project. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.

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

Entries are due by Sunday, June 30th 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!
They will be giving away $15 gift certificate to their online store.

 Please visit their blog and challenge blog:
http://3girljam.blogspot.com/
http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com/
and their Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Girl-JAM/129045323859706
let them know Connie Can Crop sent you.
You will fall in love with their ribbon!!
 
 
 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 June 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 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!

 

Saturday, June 1, 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!

 

 

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!!
Come back on Sunday for my new monthly challenge and to see who my amazing sponspor for this month is!!
 
 
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