Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  Boots and Bling Time Blog Makeover

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I am super excited to share with you all today!
Meet my new friend Lynn over at bootsandblingtime.blogspot.com
She is super talented and has some amazing projects to share!!
I just finished giving her blog a makeover and would love for you to stop by and check it out.
Please feel free to leave her some bloggy love too!
 
 
If you or anyone you know is interested in getting their blog made over please let me know. Prices and details can be found by clicking on the Blog Design tab at the top of my page.
 
Thanks Lynn for choosing me to redo your blog! I am so happy you love it! And so blessed to have met you!

P.S. Just a reminder friends...today is the last day to enter my July Challenge!!! C'mon..you can do this!!

Scrappy Hugs!
 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Creating a Shape Card with Cricut Birthday Bash
Hello Crafty Friends!!

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.

Going in line with this week's challenge at FCCB I thought that this tutorial would be perfect for everyone who is afraid to create shaped cards with their Cricuts. It is actually not as hard as you think (depending on the cartridge).
 
This video is by Robin from Robin's Creative Cottage and she is making the cutest roller skate birthday card using Birthday Bash.
 


Monday, July 29, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at
and this week's theme is
Shaped Cards
We invite you to create an unusual shaped card using your Cricut.
Be sure to upload your entry on the FCCB challenge blog. 

Here's what I have created for this challenge:



I had so much fun creating this cool card. And it only took a few minutes to create!

Items used:

Metallic Silver Cardstock

Bling

Bazzill Cardstock

Cricut Carts: Nifty Fifties

Stamp by Pink by Design

Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon
 
Black 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.



Scrappy Hugs!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

  Enter Now!!

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Just a few more days to enter the July Monthly Challenge!!
Come join the fun and you could win an awesome prize from me!
Check the challenge out here:
 
Come back tomorrow for the new FCCB Challenge and to see the cool shaped cards we all made!
 
Scrappy Hugs!!


Friday, July 26, 2013

  So sorry!

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Hello Scrappy Friends!!
I have no idea what is going on with my blog! For some reason my side columns are missing and I am trying to get things fixed. Please forgive me for not posting anything the past few days! I hope to be back up and running normal very soon!!
 I miss your comments!! So see you soon!!
Scrappy hugs always!

Monday, July 22, 2013

  Mickey Mouse Mini Album

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Back in May I attended a National Scrapbook Day event and this adorable mini Album was our Make and Take. Well, I finally finished mine and have to say it's the cutest!! I love everything about it!
 
 Front Cover
 Back Cover






Who wouldn't want to add their special Disney pics in this book?
 
Items used:
Chipboard book
Creative Imagination Patterned Papers
and die cuts
Bazzill
Mickey and Friends Cricut Cart
flowers, bling, buttons, and ribbons
 
What is your favorite part of this book? Drop me a note! I love to hear what my readers think!
Happy Crafting and as always Scrappy hugs,
Connie

Friday, July 19, 2013

  Forgotten Treasures Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Forgotten Treasures blog hop where we are showcasing projects made with a least one item we have had for 6 months, or longer. If you came from Carla's blog you are on the right path, if you started with my blog pop over to Christine's blog to see start at the beginning, you don't miss all the fabulous projects!


We have several sponsors offering gift certificates for this hop. To be eligible for the gift certificates you must comment on each blog and comment on each sponsor's facebook pages. Random winners for each gift card will be selected on July 22 and the winners will be posted on Christine's blog



$20 gift certificate 


3 lucky winners will receive a $5 gift certificate 



$10 gift certificate 


$15 gift certificate 


I have been working on some wedding layouts that are for a very special bride (that does not scrapbook). This fit the theme of this blog hop perfectly.

My hidden treasures are: pearls (that have been in my stash for years), my Cricut Carts Sweethearts and Stretch your Imagination (which have not been used in over a year) and my Tattered Angels Glimmer mist. I honestly don't ever use this stuff and it just sits on my shelf collected dust. I used it all over and it gave just the prefect touch to the titles, flowers, and swirls.
I might have to buy more colors because this was really fun to use!

So here are 2 of my layouts. The wedding colors are Champagne and Navy.


 
Thank you so much for checking out my projects! Scrappy hugs!

Thank you for stopping by, the next stop is Kathy Jo 

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way.   

Christine ~ http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Cathie ~ http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
Suzanne - http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
Katie - http://ktscreativeinsights.blogspot.com
Jamie ~ http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Alicia ~ www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com 
Mary - http://irongatestamps.blogspot.com/
ClaireR ~ http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/
Kathy ~ http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com
Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Kathy Jo~  http://carterscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

  Wednesday Winners

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I know, I know..it's not Wednesday! Where did the week go? I am so behind in everything! LOL!
So sorry! I hope you guys still love me!
Without further delay I bring you the lucky winner from the Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop!!
 
True Random Number Generator 20
 
Congrats to Pene!!!
Here's what she had to say..
"really love that you added the flowers! they are so cute
followed the rules :)"
 
Pene be sure to contact me with your address so I can get your prize sent off. You have one week to get in touch with me!! :) Congrats!!!! You are gonna love this prize!!
 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Converting Close to My Heart Page Sleeves into Creative Memories Pages
 
Hello Crafty Friends!!
 
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.
 
One of my customers brought this video to my attention and WOW! What an awesome price and way to solve many of our problems with CM going through Bankruptcy.
 
 

 
Hope this helps you stress less about what you are going to do with all those coversets you still have without pages!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at






and this week's theme is

Set the Scene

We invite you to create any project creating a background scene using your Cricut.


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



I am a beginner with digi stamps and coloring with Copics so bear with me! LOL!

Items used:
Fancy Pants Paper Down by the Shore Collection
Down by the Shore Chipboard button
Floss
Bling
Copics
Bazzill Cardstock
Cricut Carts: CM Cheerful Seasons and Paper dolls Dress Up
Digi Stamp by The Paper Nest Dolls
Peachy Keen Background Stamp


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!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

  Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop  
 
 
 
 
 
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors. 
 
Connie Can Crop (that's me!) 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!
 
 
 
Heartstring Designs has given us an awesome monthly kit to raffle off 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 created my very first Deco Mesh Wreath. My sister in Colorado had one and I was in awe! So I came home and watched a few You Tube videos and decided why not!
Here are a few pics of  the process:

First thing to do is buy your wire wreath form. Then take pipe cleaners and attach them to the wire wreath like this. I used 18 pipe cleaners.

Next I cut my mesh. I used 3 different colors and cut 18 pieces of each at a width of 10 inches.

Now you start to roll them one at a time. I rolled one, stuck between my legs while I rolled the second, and then after all three colors were rolled I laid them on top of each other and folded them in half. Then attached them to the pipe cleaner. Keep going until they are all attached to the pipe cleaners and then you can fluff them and move them around.


 And here is my finished Wreath!! Isn't it the coolest! I just love the spiral curls!!
When it is finished you can add extras. I added some flowers, sparklers, and ribbon to mine.

 I will be proudly hanging this all summer long! I hope you enjoyed my "tutorial"! 
 
 Up next is Lucy! Wohoo!
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
 
1.  Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com You are here
10. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com


Thursday, July 11, 2013

  Throwback Thursdays

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Was looking through an older album (my Volume 6). And I came across this layout from 2002.
Wow! Seems like so long ago to me. Especially when I look at the boys!
 
 
It's a pretty basic layout using stickers and borders as well as CM Alpha stickers. Gotta love the circle shaped pics. I don't do those very often. Maybe I should!!
And computer journaling because I really didn't like my writing.
 
Thanks for this trip down memory lane! Hope you are all enjoying  this beautiful week in July!!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

  The Tawk Show

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Yes, you read that title right. LOL!
A couple years ago Fran Drescher had a very short lived daytime talk show called "The Tawk Show". I got some free tickets to the taping and took along two of my friends for a day of fun.
We found the show to be very interesting and honestly were not surprised it was canceled. But we had a great time and love the "Nanny" so it was totally worth the experience!
Anyways here is my layout for your viewing pleasure.
 
 
I used a sketch provided by Page Maps and a kit from Storytellersclub along with some bazzill cardstock.
Here's the sketch:
 
 
Hope you all enjoyed my creation! Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Be sure to join us this weekend for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop!!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Hello Crafty friends!!

 It's time for
YOU TUBE TUESDAYS
- See more at: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/search/label/You%20Tube%20Tuesdays#sthash.Ky1LuS1j.dpuf
Hello Crafty Friends!!
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.
Today I am sharing a video from Operation Write Home.
Now you have the chance to come see what this great organization is about.



Hope this inspired you to join the cause and help bring some smiles to our troops!
It really is a great cause!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy hugs!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

  Sketchy Saturdays

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Welcome to Sketchy Saturdays!

A new post on Saturdays 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!
 
 
I pulled this sketch off the challenge thread at StorytellersClub. It comes from Page Maps and is the July sketch challenge at ST. I just adore it!
I can't wait to use this one!
Share your fun projects using this sketch...link up below!
 
 
This layout is not really that old. Only a year, but it fits what I feel today so well!!
 
 
Hope you all have a safe and fabulous 4th of July! God Bless America!
And scrappy hugs!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

  Challenge #11 Wednesday Winner

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Thanks to the ladies who played along with the challenge last month! It's time to announce my winner!! YAY!

True Random Number Generator 2

The winner is D!! Designs By Dragonfly!
Here is what D made...
 
 
Super cute D!! Love the colors! Perfect for this time of year!!
 
Send me your info so I can let 3 Girl Jam know you are my winner and enjoy your yummy ribbons!!
 
 
My new challenge is up and it's a fun one!
Star Spangled Banner
 
And I am dishing out the prize! Wohooo! So you know it's gonna be great!
Check it out here!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

  Monthly Challenge #12 Star Spangled Banner

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Hello my crafty friends!
It's July and that means another new Monthly challenge here at Connie Can Crop.
In America July means we celebrate our Independence on the 4th!!
My Challenge this month:
Star Spangled Banner
 
I want you to create a project using stars and a banner!
 

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, July 31st at 11:59 pm.

I will draw one lucky winner from all entries and they will receive a great prize



 
My store is the awesome sponsor and giveaway for this challenge!
Connie's Crafty Cart
I will be giving away a cute 6x6 paper pad and a few smaller surprises!

  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 July 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!
 


 
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