Monday, September 30, 2013

  Challenge Me Mondays/ LoveBug Creations

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Hello fellow Cricuteers and LoveBugs!!


It's Challenge Me Monday over at

and it's
 
LoveBug Monday for me too!!
 so if you are here to check out my project for LoveBug Creations, You are in the right place too!

I have combined them both into one fabulous project!!
 
 
#180 Fall is in the Air
 
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog invites you to create a project with your Cricut using Fall Colors.
 
Here is my project for you:
I finally finished the travel coffee mug I started earlier this month during Vinyl University.
Teaching is a Hoot was created with the CM traveler Cart and the Owl image came from Hoot N Holler. And of course my fabulous Rumple Ribbon in Harvest Moon is from LoveBug Creations.
 



 
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!

 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

 Don't forget to enter my Challenge:
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY

Connie Can Crop Challenge #14

due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time
 
You could win an amazing prize from Angela Holt Designs!! Wohoo!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

  Wednesday Winner and LoveBug Challenge #1

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Hello my crafty friends!! So sorry for the delay!!
I had a yucky virus on my pc and well I am finally back in business but now out of town! LOL!
 
So I bring you the Winner!! On Friday instead of Wednesday!
 
True Random Number Generator 1
 
 
Congrats to...
 
Here's what she had to say about the hop, "Super cute cards. Love all the colors you chose. They go wonderful together."
 
Lynnie Congrats!! Send me an email please so I can get your contact info over to LoveBug Creations!! You win a gift certificate to shop their fabulous goodies!!
 
And now I bring some new NEWS!!
Have you heard the news? 
LoveBug Creations has a FB group where you can show your crafty projects using those fabulous LoveBug Creations Products called The Lovebug Lounge!
Starting this week, there are going to be monthly challenges in the
Be sure to head over there to read about the challenge and to enter your project featuring fun LBC products!! 
 
Here's what I created for this month's Challenge:
 



So head on over to The Lovebug Lounge and play along!!
We'd love to see you there!!! ♥
 
Wishing you a craftastic day! Scrappy hugs!

 
 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Ombre Silk Ribbon Flowers with Angela Holt
 
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 ideas, become inspired and learn some different techniques.
 
Since the lovely Angela Holt is my sponsor this month I thought it only fitting for me to show her very beautiful Ombre flowers.
 

 
  
Please be sure to visit her Blog
 http://www.angelaholtdesigns.com
Facebook
NEW NING SITE
http://www.theblingchronicles.ning.com
 
Just a few more days left to enter the Challenge this month!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #14
due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time
 
 
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

  Mama Mesh Monday- LoveBug Creations

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Hello My LoveBugs!!
 

It's Mama Mesh Mondays!! That means a new project from me!!
A few weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of another CT member, Katie!! I was just introduced on the team and hadn't quite got my act together so here I am now to honor Katie today!

Better late than never- right? Happy Belated Birthday Katie!!
 

This Mama's Mesh is so awesome to add on projects! It really adds such a cool texture. For Katie's card I used Crazy  Coral. It really looks kind of Mauve to me.


 
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!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 
Don't forget to enter this month's Farmtastic Challenge!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #14
due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time

Friday, September 20, 2013

  Day of Peace Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Day of Peace Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends
 

 
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects all about today, the International Day of Peace.

The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.

Let me start by personally saying that today is more a day of reflection for me. I believe we need more peace and love throughout our own great planet. I believe we all need to learn how to get along and to love our neighbors regardless of our race, religions, or our sexuality. We are all God's children, all human and in a way all brothers and sisters.  I am not a fan of war but I do support our troops and am very thankful for the many men and women who give their time, families, and sometimes their lives for our great country! So I bring you this blog hop as a day to reflect on what your own personal definition of Peace is in your life.
No matter how big or small.

Connie Can Crop is the  first stop on this very important Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all of my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!


 

LoveBug Creations is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner!! Woo hoo!
You can visit their store here.
Check out what the CT is up to on their blog.
And even like them on facebook for more fun.

  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 them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their 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. Winner will be announced on Wednesday Winners at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Are you ready to spread the love?

I decided after thinking long and hard that I wanted to  create some cards. So I looked online for some digital images and the perfect quotes to go along with them. I hope they inspire you and help you to reflect on the theme of peace and love.


Card One
Love-Peace

 Peace Symbol Artwork Created by Maggie at http://allthingsgirlyillustrating.blogspot.com/2012/01/peace-and-love.html
Simply Red Rumple Ribbon by LoveBug Creations


 Card Two
Peace Hand Sign
 Image from Google Search and printed on Patterned Paper
Mama Mesh from LoveBug Creations

Quote from Meaningful Quotes.com

 Up next is my very talented friend Lori!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.
1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
3. Alicia - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
4. An'Jenic - http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
5. Connie G. - http://desi9nsbyebony.blogspot.com
6.  Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
7. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Sarah - itswhatkeepsmesane.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for joining us today!!
Peace Out!!
 

  Sending Zeni Happy Thoughts

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Hello My LoveBugs!!
 

I realize it's not my normal posting day over at LoveBug Creations but today is a very special occasion!! We are celebrating fellow LoveBug CT Member Zeni's Birthday!!
Wohooo!! It's Your Birthday!!

So here is my special card made just for her featuring (of course)
Yummy Rumple Ribbon in Simply White.
 
I didn't want to tie a bow because I felt it took away from the big flower so instead I added a few knots. I think they added the perfect touch. What do you think?
 

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!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 
Don't forget to enter this month's Farmtastic Challenge!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #14
due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Wednesdays Winners

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It's Winner time!!
Time to announce my winners for the
Cricut Crawl Blog Candy and the All About Babies Blog Candy!! 
 
Up first Cricut Crawl Vinyl University Blog Candy
True Random Number Generator  22
 
Congrats to....
LISA C.
Here's what Lisa had to say:
"Very cute! I love that vinyl it looks shimmery! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win blog candy!!"
 
And now for
All About Babies Blog Candy
True Random Number Generator 14
 
Congrats to....
Klite3
Here's what Klite3 had to say:
"Adorable layout! Love your baby! Too cute. Love the colors you used as well. The ribbon is a nice touch. (Hope I win some!)

My favorite summertime activity is having my married girls home for visits."
 
Congrats to both ladies!! I am so glad to see so many new faces hopping along with us!!
Ladies please email with your info and address asap. You have one week to contact me and claim your goodies!! So hurry!! So happy you won! And thank you so much to everyone for being so awesome and supporting me and my blog!!
Come back on Saturday for International Day of Peace Blog Hop!! LoveBug Creations is my fab sponsor!!
Scrappy Hugs!!
 
This month's challenge is ...Old Mac Donald.
And our Sponsor is the lovely Miss Angela Holt Designs!!
Don't miss this one!
 
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

  Challenge Me Monday/ Mama Mesh Monday

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Hello fellow Cricuteers and LoveBugs!!


It's Challenge Me Monday over at

and it's
 
Mama Mesh Monday for me too!!
 so if you are here to check out my project for LoveBug Creations, You are in the right place too!

I have combined them both into one fabulous project!!
 
 
#178 ABC's and 123's
 
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog invites you to create a project with your Cricut using a letter or a number.
 
Here is my project for you:
A spooky (not really) card featuring Mama Mesh and the Cricut Cart CM Traveler. I also used the Mar-Kits Pens from Cri-Kits (mini sharpies and holder) with my Cricut to outline the title word before I cut it out. This technique helps the word stand out, sort of like inking it without the mess.
 
 
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!

 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

 Don't forget to enter my New Challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #14

due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time
 
You could win an amazing prize from Angela Holt Designs!! Wohoo!!
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

  All About Babies Blog Hop

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Welcome to the “All About Babies” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from SANDY, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!


We will be showcasing anything BABY projects! In addition to seeing some 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 to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I saw this SVG file from Designs on Cloud Nine and I knew I had to make it!
So I hope it makes you smile as it did me!!
Somebody's little baby boy is going to be precious on this one page layout.
 


 

I have blog candy!! Just be sure to become a follower and leave a comment below! You could win 2 yards each of Baby Blue and Baby Pink Ribbon like used in my layout above!!

Your next stop is SHELLEY!!!!

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

 
 
 
Thank you so much 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!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,

Thursday, September 12, 2013

  Throwback Thursday (Vinyl Style)

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It's Thursday and I haven't done a throwback in quite a while!
Since it's vinyl university week at FCCB
why not throwback my very first vinyl project.
Believe it or not this vinyl has been
on my wall for almost 9 years!! Wow!! And I still love it!
 
 
This was cut out in Brown vinyl using Lyrical Letters.
 
 
There is still time to enter the Fantabulous Vinyl Challenge. Head on over to the blog and get your vinyl entry in today! You could win a Cricut Expression!! Woohoo!
 
 
This weeks Fantabulous Sponsor~Cricket Vinyl supplies .com 


15% Discount from Cricket Vinyl Supplies

use code: fantabulous
 
And if you missed it, check out my video on You Tube Tuesday. It's all about layering Vinyl Die cuts!!

 Thank you so much 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!
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  Personalized Notebooks with Vinyl

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Hey friends!
 
I hope you are having a blast with us at FCCB
learning all about Vinyl at our Vinyl University!!
I know I sure am!
 
Today I want to share with you what I did to a my school notebooks and binders.
I had so much fun with them!
 


 
My Chemistry Professor was especially impressed...LOL!
Vinyl can be used on so many materials!
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and give it a try!

This weeks Fantabulous Sponsor~Cricket Vinyl supplies .com 

15% Discount from Cricket Vinyl Supplies
use code: fantabulous

 Thank you so much 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!

Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 
Don't forget to enter this month's Farmtastic Challenge!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #14
due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  You Tube Tuesdays

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Layering Vinyl  Die Cut  Images
 
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 ideas, become inspired and learn some different techniques.
 
 Since we are celebrating all things Vinyl this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog with our very own Vinyl University, my video of course is all about vinyl!!
 
Fantabulous Cricut
 

 
  
Don't forget to head over to FCCB to enter our challenge! This week we are challenging you to create a project using vinyl you have cut using your Cricut. 

15% Discount from Cricket Vinyl Supplies
use code: fantabulous
Would you like to win a Cricut Expressions Machine?
 If we get 100 participants in the challenge our sponsor will give away a cricut machine, including a deep cut blade, Jasmine cartridge and loads of vinyl.... so awesome, tell you friends to join this weeks challenge!
*only one entry per person
Happy Crafting and Scrappy hugs my friends!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

  Challenge Me Monday and Vinyl Cricut Crawl

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Hello fellow Cricuteers!!

It's Challenge Me Monday over at


Welcome to Connie Can Crop and the FCCB Vinyl Week Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!
 
If you are here to check out my project for LoveBug Creations, You are in the right place too!
I have combined them both into one fabulous project!!

Fantabulous Cricut
This week we are challenging you to create a project using vinyl you have cut using your Cricut. 
 ~This weeks Fantabulous Sponsor~Cricket Vinyl supplies .com 
15% Discount from Cricket Vinyl Supplies
use code: fantabulous
Would you like to win a Cricut Expressions Machine?
 If we get 100 participants in the challenge our sponsor will give away a cricut machine, including a deep cut blade, Jasmine cartridge and loads of vinyl.... so awesome, tell you friends to join this weeks challenge!
*only one entry per person
 
If you've come from LB 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 Challenge Blog to start at the beginning.
 
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!
 
Here's my project
 featuring :
Vinyl from Cricket Vinyl Supplies 
and
NEW Limited Edition "GRUNGE" Rumple Ribbon from LoveBug Creations!!
 
 
 


My Vanilla Jar Candle uses Cricut cuts from Doodlecharms and CM Cheerful Seasons. It is a mini Jar candle at only 4 inches  tall so my cuts are less than 2" in height. I used 5 different colors of Vinyl and finished this off with some gorgeous ribbon from LoveBug Creations, a silk flower on top and a gold pearl.
 
BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!
I am giving away some yummy ribbon to one lucky person!! Wohoo!!
How does 2 yards of Brown, 2 yards of Black and 2 yards of Cream sound?
Just be sure to leave me some LOVE below!!! Winner announced NEXT Wednesday for my blog candy.
 
Your next stop is the Fantabulous Amy!!  
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:
Jilliene http://jillienedesigns.blogspot.com
Heather http://scrappingrunnercreations.blogspot.com
Jackie http://luv2scrappp.blogspot.com
LB http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com
Connie http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Missy http://www.quickchickdesigns.blogspot.com
Cindy http://www.cindyvernon.blogspot.com
Amy HS http://thestampingtree.blogspot.com
Lynn http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com
 
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!
 
Happy Crafting and Scrappy Hugs,
 
Don't forget to enter my New Challenge:
Connie Can Crop Challenge #14
due 11:59 P.M. Monday September 30th
Pacific Time
 
And stop by every day this week for more fun with vinyl!!
 

Friday, September 6, 2013

  Something Wicked This Way Comes Blog Hop

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Welcome to the
Something Wicked This Way Comes LBC New Release and Blog Hop!! 
Prepare to be scared out of your PJ’s and rush to your crafty zones for comfort as you check out the amazing “wicked” projects that the LoveBug Creations CT has designed for the enjoyment of Halloween!

If you came from Christine then you are in the right place. If you'd like to start at the wicked beginning please head on over to  Lovebug Creations where it all begins.

 
First LBC wants to thank CT Connie for creating the Wicked Blog Hop Button. It’s witches and pumpkins and things that go bump in the night featured here and to celebrate the treat giving event, LBC wants to share some new products with our crafty pals. Visit our online store HERE

Sneak Peek
Some of our designers will be showing off some of the NEW Mama's Mesh colors that will be hitting the store soon so keep your eyes peeled for them!!!
The Wicked Release
First we have some eye-popping solid Rumple Ribbon in three new yummy colors – Purple People Eater, Harvest Moon, and Monster Skin; these colors also have a Mardi Gras palette too, so grab them quickly before they disappear into the night of fright!
Say hello to the "Fright Night" Collection

 

And for the fun of “something wicked” we’re unveiling a limited collection of Rumple Ribbon called “Halloween Grunge”; there are six colors of vintage blends to give your projects the perfect Wicked Factor.  Only a select number of these have been created so when they’re gone, they’re gone! All six colors are included in this special collection.
 
A Wicked Deal 
For the duration of the hop (September 7-8) there will be a freebie with purchase
1. Spend $15 before shipping and you will receive 2 free yards of White edged with Black Rumple Ribbon!
 
2. Spend $25 before shipping and you will receive 2 free yards each of White edged with Black Rumple Ribbon, Black Edged with White, and Red Edged With Black Rumple Ribbon!!!

 

My VERY Wicked Project

So excited to be in my very first new release and blog hop for LoveBug Creations. So thanks so much for joining us! I love to create just about anything but you'll soon see that scrapbooking is my true passion. So I created for this hop a Halloween Layout of my kids from 2010 using a Storytellersclub Kit, some cardstock, and of course some of my fav NEW LoveBug releases.

 Page One Up Close...
We all decided to be Pirates this year. So cheesy but fun!

 Page two Close Up...
 Kind of sad for me because this was the last year my oldest trick or treated.

 In case you hadn't noticed, YES, that is the new Mama Mesh behind my border. Isn't it the coolest? It really gives this that extra touch!! I love Mama Mesh!

And for added fun you just can't go wrong with the always awesome rumple ribbon!
Here, I am using  Harvest Moon across the top of the photos. I stamped the ribbon using versa mark black ink and a regular acrylic stamp. It turned out so SPOOKY!! You have to try it!

I hope you loved my layout and that it inspired you to create something wicked of your own! I invite you all to please become followers of my blog (in case you are not already) and please join in my monthly challenges. I love making new scrappy friends!


Up next is the wickedly talented Dorcas


THE WICKED BLOG CANDY ALERT
If you’d like a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to use at our LBC online store, do the following:
1. Like our FB page and leave a fright note saying you’re stopping by from the hop
2. Become a fan of each CT and leave a fright note – we all want to be acknowledged for creating something “Wicked”

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 10………happy haunting!!

The Wicked Line-Up
Tanya 

Thank you for joining in the hop and have a wicked weekend.
Scrappy Hugs,
 
 
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