Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  Comment and WIN!

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Hello my crafty friends!!
Wow a lot of things have been happening in my crafty life lately.
 
First off I resigned from Die Cuttin' Divas Design Team this month to allow me more time to work on my personal projects, my Close to my Heart business and my blog.
And then LoveBug Creations decided it was time to close their doors as well as their DT.
I was very sad to hear this news but totally understand the decision and love the LoveBug family and products just the same.
 
So I am now only on one design team, Kiwi Lanes. I love Kiwi Lane as you can tell by most of my projects! I only post for them once or twice a month so that leaves lots of open days for me to post.
 
Do you have any suggestions or ideas of things you would like to see on a weekly basis?
I would like to try and post on a regular basis, giving you many more day inspiration.
 
How about one day a week I post a new sketch?
A new video? A new card a week? A CTMH day a week?
Did you enjoy my YouTube Tuesdays and Throwback Thursdays from before?
Wednesdays are always Wednesday Winners if I have winners to announce.
And of course I'll keep doing hops! I love blog hopping!
 
And what do I need to do to get more participants in my monthly challenges? Do you like them? Or should I stop them and concentrate on something different.
 
I would like to hear from you my readers and my followers. Please leave me your suggestions and comments below.
 
If you do I will draw one random person to win a fun grab bag of goodies from me!! Wohooo!
 
Don't forget today is the last day to enter my monthly challenge!!
Thanks so much for being here and scrappy hugs!

Friday, September 26, 2014

  Fall is in the Air Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday

and

Welcome to this months Blog Hop

with

The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
 
This month we have made some wonderful Fall projects to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with
 Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
 
 
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.


I decided to create this mini album using this cute Hanging Out SVG file from Creative Kuts. It is perfect for your Fall themed family photos or pics of the kids jumping in the leaves.
I love the picket fence and the way the adorable crow is just kicking back. Hope you enjoy this project and this file by CK too.


Here's a close up of my crow. I couldn't resist giving him googlie eyes. He is so cute!

This part of the cover turns out to actually be page 3 in the album. I love how Creative Kuts layers the album covers like that. So fun!

I wanted to add a little bling to this and thought that stickles would be too much, so I added some sequins. I love the added sparkles.  I plan on decorating the inside pages as well, at least with photo mats. But will do that in a few days and post it later. (So be on the look out!)

Recipe:
Hangin Out file from CK
Cardstock
Pattern Paper from My Mind's Eye
Googlie eyes
Assorted ribbons from scraps
Ink from Prima
Black Gel Pen
Gold Seguins
Pop dots

I am entering this in the Die Cuttin Divas Fall Challenge #184
Silhouette Challenges #17
Creative Cutting Challenge #39

Thanks so much for hopping by my blog!! Scrappy hugs!
 
This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Lucy Kelleher with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Lucy is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to her store.


 

Close To My Heart



Up next is my crafty and lovely friend... Jessica.



If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

  Wednesdays Winners

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Time to announce our winners from the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop!!
 
here's the button!!
 
Up first is the winner of Prima Goodies from my store Connie's Crafty Cart!! Wohoo!!
http://stores.ebay.com/Connies-Crafty-Cart
 
 
Random Number Generator  30
 
Congrats to
Andrea J
 
And next up we have the winner of the gift certificate for CTMH courtesy of
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH
 
True Random Number Generator  33
 
Congrats to
 
Ladies please send me a message with your contact info so we can get your prizes to you!! Thanks so much to everyone who made this hop such a success!!
Scrappy HUGS!
 
Don't forget you have one more week to enter my challenge!!
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  Kiwi Lane Basic Sketch Challenge 9/22

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Did you know Kiwi Land Designs has weekly sketch Challenges on their Facebook page?
If you love Kiwi like I do you are going to want to jump at your chance to win a Kiwi Gift Certificate!
 
 
This week's Sketch:
 
Here is the Basic Sketch #16 Challenge for Sept. 22nd
 
And here is my take on this awesome sketch:
 

This My Mind's Eye Paper was the perfect fit for Kiwi templates and my photos!
 


 
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!   Scrappy Hugs!
 
Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge HERE
for a chance to win some yummy PRIMA

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  Barnyard Bash Blog Hop Day #2

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Welcome to the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop Day #2
 
 here's the button!!
 
Old Mac Donald had a farm E..I..E..I..O
With lots of barnyard critters and tons of fabulous inspiration!
We are so glad you came back for our 2nd day of the Barnyard Bash.
 
Connie Can Crop is playing Old Mac Donald for this hop and is the first stop on this super fun Blog hop so if you missed out on yesterday please start at Connie's blog for the day #1 projects. 

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have two awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
 
http://stores.ebay.com/Connies-Crafty-Cart
Connie Wallenbrock
You could win an awesome package of  Prima Goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart. 
 
AND
 
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH

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.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

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



 Grab your pitchforks and your overalls because this hoe down is about to begin!!
 

Today I have a fun easel card for you to view.
I used Close to my Heart's retired Collection "Jubilee"


The Jubilee Collection is perfect for Farm loving friends!
 I love the big chipboard diecuts.

The burlap adds such a nice touch. I picked it up at Mon Ami Gabby.
And the CTMH flair is so fun!
 
I added a cute stamp and some brads to help the card stand and it turned out perfect!

Up next is Debbie! She is awesome!


Here is our complete line up for day #2 in case you get lost along the way:
 

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

  The Barnyard Bash Blog Hop Day #1

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Welcome to the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop #1
 
 here's the button!!
 
Old Mac Donald had a farm E..I..E..I..O
With lots of barnyard critters and tons of fabulous inspiration!
We are so glad you could join us for our Barnyard Bash.
 
Connie Can Crop is playing Old Mac Donald for this hop and is the first stop on this super fun Blog hop. 
This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the new and amazing projects we have in store for you as well!!
We have two awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
 
http://stores.ebay.com/Connies-Crafty-Cart
Connie Wallenbrock
You could win an awesome package of  Prima Goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart. 
 
AND
 
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH

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.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

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



 Grab your pitchforks and your overalls because this hoe down is about to begin!!
 

I am here to start this hop off with a layout of my sons and our friends visiting a farm and petting zoo in Yucaipa in the Fall. We spent lots of time petting the Llama and holding the baby chicks.


My layout was inspired by a layout I found on Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest!!


I used papers by Bella Blvd. Finally Fall Collection. They worked perfectly with these photos and this theme.

The Cricut Cartridge Country Life has some of the cutest farm animals on it. I love this chicken and piggy the most!!
I also used KiwiLane Scallop Templates. And added buttons with floss for some fun.
My title is made out of thickers Puffy White Stickers.
 
I hope you enjoyed this layout! I know this is going to be an awesome hop!! Thanks for coming by!
 

Up next is the lovely and talented Denise!!

Here is our complete line up for day #1 in case you get lost along the way:
 
 
Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day #2!

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  Prima Winner from Wednesday

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Hi friends!!
Sorry to be running almost a week behind schedule!
We got hit with the flu last week. Man o man!!
First my kids had it then I had it and it was not pretty. So my deepest apologies for being so absent this past week.
 
 
I finally have a winner from my last post "Prima Live"
I promised one lucky winner some yummy Prima and I intend to deliver!!
 
True Random Number Generator 2
 
 
Now I have no idea who number 2 is other than she was there with me at Prima Live so that does narrow it down. LOL! If it was you ( and you know who you are!!) please contact me so I can send you your goodies!! And congratulations!!
 
Thank you to everyone who left a sweet comment. I really appreciate them all!
 
I am hoping to get some posting going soon for your inspiration!
Scrappy hugs!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

  Prima Live September 5th- Altered Clip Board

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Happy Monday friends!
 

I hope you all had a chance to watch Prima Live on Friday Night.
It was a great experience being able to showcase one of my projects and demonstrate how to create it.
Unfortunately the video was lost after production so I won't be able to share it with you. I know big bummer! But I am going to share with you some photos and my finished project that was featured.
 
If you are new to my blog and visiting from the Prima Live show, Welcome! I am so glad you are here! Be sure to leave me a note letting me know you were here!
 
 
Ok so up first I have a couple pics of me broadcasting Live with Suzy West.
Lights...Camera...Action!!
 


 
 
And here is my finished altered Clip Board Project featuring the Cigar Box Secrets Collection from Prima. I am in love with this collection!! It is gorgeous!! Check out Prima's Blog HERE to see the full line!
 
 
Items Used to create this:
Cigar Box Secrets Paper, Flowers, and stick Pins
Prima Say it in Crystals
Cut 1/4 of a doily
lots of Simply Sheer Ribbon from LoveBug Creations
and Prima Ink Old Road
Clip Board
 



Probably my most favorite part of this project is the cluster of flowers with the stick pin. I added some LoveBug Creations Simply Sheer Ribbon to the pin and it's just gorgeous!
 
Leave me a message below for a chance to win some Prima flowers just because!!
I will announce the winner on Wednesday!
 
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!   Scrappy Hugs!
 
Don't forget to enter my Monthly Challenge HERE
for a chance to win more PRIMA

Saturday, September 6, 2014

  Monthly Challenge- Prima Prize

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Just in Case you missed it!!
Want to win some yummy Prima awesomeness?
 
My Challenge this month:
Sketchy

I want you to create a project that is inspired by the following sketch. Go easy on me, I created it! Can't wait to see what  you do with it!!
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. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.



You must become a follower of my blog 
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

 
 
So guess who the sponsor is this month? That would be me!! LOL! Well my ebay store Connie's Crafty Cart anyways. I am going to be giving away some super yummy Prima goodies!! You do not want to miss out on this!
 
 
You can visit my Shop here and
follow me on Facebook here.
 
  AND don't forget the winner gets

a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!
 
 
You can find the Challenge HERE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

  LoveBug Creations- Prima Card

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Hello Lovebugs!!
 

 http://www.lovebugcreations.net/
It's my day with another new project to share using my favorite LoveBug Creations Products!! 

Today I bring you a very basic but elegant card featuring some Simply White Rumple Ribbon. I just love the way the white looks against the darker background of this card. Hope you enjoy it too! 
 
 
Items Used:
Prima Paper, Chipboard Embellishment, and bling
Kiwi Lane Tag Template
Simply White Rumple Ribbon by 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!   Scrappy Hugs!

  Monthly Challenge #26 Sketchy

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Hello my crafty friends!
 
Oh my word! It is September!! Wow!
Time for another challenge here at Connie Can Crop!!

My Challenge this month:
Sketchy
I want you to create a project that is inspired by the following sketch. Go easy on me, I created it! Can't wait to see what  you do with it!!
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. When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.


New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog and my sponsor's page/blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)
Entries are due by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

So guess who the sponsor is this month? That would be me!! LOL! Well my ebay store Connie's Crafty Cart anyways. I am going to be giving away some super yummy Prima goodies!! You do not want to miss out on this!
 
 
You can visit my Shop here and
follow me on Facebook here.
 
 
  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 September 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.

  Winner Wednesday

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 It's time for the August Challenge Winner.


August's winner will receive a set of 12" border templates from:
   
 
 
True Random Number Generator 3
 
Congrats goes out to #3
DEE
 
Here's what she created... isn't it cute?
 
Wohoo Dee!! So happy for you! Don't forget to grab your winning blinkie...
Dee, I need you to email me your info so I can get your goodies to you!!
Congrats!! And thanks so much to everyone who participated in my August Challenge!! My new challenge is coming up next!! Scrappy hugs!!
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  Kiwi Lane Designs- My Dude Jacob

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Hello my creative friends, Connie here!! It's that time again! Time for me to share my love of Kiwi Lane products with you all. I hope I can inspire you to create fun projects using the templates we all love so much.
 
This month Kiwi Lane partnered up with Bella Blvd. And boy oh boy I'd say it was a match made in heaven. Bella Blvd. makes some of the cutest paper collections that are just screaming "Use me with Kiwi Lane Templates!" So I did!!
 

But first I found the perfect photos for my layout. Then I pulled out my templates and started to play. To me this is part of the fun, moving and rearranging the templates until I find the perfect fit for my design.
 

 
After getting the design perfect, I cut out all my fun layers using Kiwi Lane Design Templates and Bella Blvd.'s MAX Collection. I used black ink to distress the edges. I laid them down on my background paper to make sure I loved the look before I glued them all down.
 
 
Finally, I add my photos and adhere everything in place. The final step is to add the rest of my fun embellishments. Bella Blvd. made that part so easy because they make diecut stickers that match their paper lines perfectly.  This layout is all about one of my favorite dudes and I couldn't have asked for a better combo of paper and templates to bring it all together,
 
Recipe:
Bella Blvd. Max Paper and Embellishments
Kiwi Lane Designer Templates
Clara Lane 1A, 1B
Rings 3, 4
Chevron 3B
Cascade Trails 2A
Pop Dots
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!   Scrappy Hugs!
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