Friday, April 29, 2016

  Freebie Friday ~ Graduation!

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It's Freebie Friday Y'all! 















Thursday, April 28, 2016

  Home Run

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 Hi there!

It's Kim from Katydid Cards and I'm happy to be sharing my Design Team project for Connie Can Crop today.  I'm using a cut file from our sponsor this month, The Cutting Cafe, who is generously giving two lucky winners three cut files of their choice.

With Spring in the air, it's time to think about things like...baseball!  Truth be told, I'm more into having a hot dog at the game than the game itself!  So I decided I would share a baseball card that's a real home run!
 

I used the Baseball and Bat Shaped Card Set to create this realistic base ball made from Real Red and Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up.  It's on a base of real red as well.  I wanted to make the card beefier, so what pairs better with a base ball than a mitt?  I found clip art that served me well, sized, traced and cut it to create a nice backdrop to show off the base ball, which is the real star.  To finish off the front, I added a Real Red grosgrain bow and a bat shaped button.


I created a subway art type of panel for the inside as well at the sentiment and I think it finishes this card off nicely.


I haven't made the bat from this set, but I'm looking forward to it.  It's a cute as the base ball.

That's it for me today except to remind you there's still time to enter Connie Can Crop's Queen Bee challenge to make something with either a queen or a bee theme.  You have until April 30th, 12:00 PM PST.  And stop by Katydid Cards to say hello if you get the chance.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  Chubby Bee Says Hello

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Hello my crafty friends!!
I am super excited to be posting as a designer for Paper Crafting World. I am so excited to be able to share these adorable cut and digital files with you.

My project is adorable card featuring the Bear as Chubby Bee File and the Postage Stamp Card Base.

 I made the bear, bees and honeycomb a cut and print because I am kind of addicted to this technique! It is so easy and gives off great results! That is one of the things that is so awesome about these files!! You can choose to layer them or print them! I was able to add my "HELLO" right on to the honeycomb with my Explore.

 My sentiment inside comes from Stamps of Life stamps and I used a paper scrap to add some color.

I accented my card with some rumple ribbon and sequins. I also added glitter on my flowers. I just love how they turned out!

Check out the store, there's so many amazing files. You can find a file for every need: digital, printable or even cuttables.
 Be sure to stop by Paper Crafting World and see all the great files waiting for you! 

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! 


And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  YouTube Tuesday-Just Bee-cause

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Hi folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today to share another video from YouTube!  

Since the challenge and blog hop this month are centered on bees, I thought I would share a video that includes bees, but with a great technique as well!  More chat later...but let's get to the video first:


I love using die cuts and, even though I have an e-cutter and use it religiously, I still want dies in my arsenal.  I just love the finished edges on intricate cuts.  And talk about intricate!  When I think how far die cuts have some since the days of the original Spellbinders circles and ovals...which we all thought were cutting edge (pun intended).  That said, I never gave a thought to using die cuts on craft foam, but just look how nicely it cuts and how cute the finished product is!

I got my craft foam from Amazon and am very happy with the quality of the regular sticky backed foam as well as the glitter foam.  And, if you wanted to make this cute little "Just Bee-cause" tag, you can find the Burt's Bees Lip Balm here and the paper Smooches dies here and here, stamps sets here and here.  By the way, the links here Jennifer's affiliate links copied from her post.

Hope you enjoy this and, if you were inspired to make this or something similar, please let us know as we would love to share it with our other readers!  



Before I go, just a reminder there's still time to join our Queen Bee challenge this month...create a project including a bee or a crown.  You have until April 30th at 12:00 midnight PST.   







Sunday, April 24, 2016

  Question of the Week

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Remember.. I want you to answer the question in the comment section too!
AND
if  you have a question to ask for an upcoming week add that in the comments too, if you ask a question and I use it you will win a prize!!


This week's question is brought to us by Karenladd
My Question is about stamp sets with matching dies. I don't know if you use them or not. However, I never know how to store them. I store my stamp sets by manufacturer, and my dies separately. But can't figure out how to store the matching sets! Thanks. -

Connie- I actually have a few sets of stamps and dies. I store them in my Acrylic Stamp organizer that Close to my Heart makes. It works great!! I can file them one in front of the other and then I always know where they are. I also have a few sets that don't fit in that organizer so the dies go in my  pink Quickutz binder. If you'd like more info on the CTMH container you can find it here.

Angela- I only have a few stamps with matching dies...they have their own little container (all brands are mixed). I only use 2 brands of stamps so it's a little easier for me.

Kim- I've always kept my stamps and dies separate, but that was when stamp/die sets were few and far between. I'm not going to change my entire system now, but were I doing it again, I think I just might follow the idea I saw on Jennifer McGuire Ink for keeping them together in a clear pocket and file them.

Veronica- Just recently, I started to accumulate some stamps with matching dies. I am storing them together in one of those containers that come with magnetic sheet for the dies and leave the stamps on their plastic. Wrapping either bellow or a above the dies sheets. I am still debating for a better way to store them though.

ok, It's your turn to answer!! And Karenladd send me your address for your RAK!!
Thanks for the great question!!

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  Sketchy Saturday

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Hey Crafty friends! Connie here today filling in for Veronica and boy I had fun looking for today's sketch. Did you know Pinterest has oodles of sketches on there?
I am in trouble now!! LOL!
Check out this beauty!! Perfect for Spring and Mother's Day!
This sketch is originally came from The Color Room.
BE sure to share with us if you use it!



And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time

Scrappy hugs!! Til next time!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

  Freebie Friday ~ Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day everyone! 





Recycle Labels (SVG Cuts)





Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  Design Team: As sweet as Honey

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Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion


For this post, I decided to use a card base from this months sponsor: The Cutting Cafe,  Card Fold w/curved sides, some CTMH, Brushed printed cardstocks, and some dazzles from my stash. I paper-pieced cardstock bellow the dazzles to add som color:





Here a pick of the inside:


I decided to color the cardstocks bellow the dazzles instead of paper piecing them. I hope you enjoy this simple card and leave me some love ;-)

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:



Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time
- See more at: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html#sthash.5MdYn1T6.dpuf


Have wonderful weekend,



- See more at: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/2016/04/sketchy-saturday.html#sthash.R3eTIWuw.dpuf
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  Winner Wednesday

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Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us. 
We hope you we inspired you with our Buzzing Bee Projects!



Now for our Big Winner....

True Random Number Generator  16
Number 16
Wohoo!!

That's you Sarah Biswabic
Congratulations!

 


One lucky winner will win their choice of 3 their awesome files in their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for inspiration!

Don't forget to send me your info (Full name and email address) ASAP so I can forward it on to our awesome sponsor! Message me on FB or email me at conniecancrop@yahoo.com


Thanks to all the crafty gals who shared their amazing projects!! 
And for the rest of my crafty friends...And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  You Take the Cake

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Hello my crafty friends!!

It's my day to post with  Miss Kate Cuttables! Yesterday was my baby's birthday!! Boy I am getting old! LOL!
I used some of Miss Kate Cuttables' darling SVG files to make a digital scrapbook layout for my son for his 15th Birthday!
What a great way to celebrate him!

But first, did you know that Miss Kate Cuttables gives away a free file everyday?
YES, absolutely FREE. So what are you waiting for, head over there and get your free file now!!

For my project I used the You Take The Cake file.



I uploaded this fun collage onto Facebook for all his family and friends to see. Thanks Miss Kate for helping me make his birthday special!

Want to create your own digital pages using Miss Kate Cuttables Images? Just be sure to use the png files...they work best for digi projects!!

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!

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time


Monday, April 18, 2016

  Question of the Week

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Remember.. I want you to answer the question in the comment section too!
AND
if  you have a question to ask for an upcoming week add that in the comments too, if you ask a question and I use it you will win a prize!!


This week's question is brought to us by one our own DT members
How do you juggle your job/family/life with crafting. Any time management tips you have to share?

Connie- If you ask my husband I don't juggle it very well. But I think I do! Because I would rather be creating in my space all day everyday than doing anything else! But I don't. I still do the cooking, laundry and cleaning. LOL! My kids are a teens now and really don't hang out with me much so I have alot of time to myself. Plus it helps that crafting is also part of my income so I can use that as my reason to make time to do it. I try to get my craft on at least an hour a day. Most days it is more and some days it is none at all. 


Angela-  I craft when I can. Usually i'm scrambling at the last minute to get things done. The boys take up the majority of my time and leaves me with very little down time to myself. I would say organization would be key advice, but i'm not sure if I would listen to me...You should see my craft area!

Kim- I don't juggle well at all. I craft when I can, but don't plan. If there's one tip I would share, it would be to stay as organized as you can so you don't spent whatever time you do have in your craft room looking for supplies.

Veronica- I craft, whenever I can. Mostly really late at night (after my kiddos and husband have gone to bed) or if I can during the day when nobody is around. And I agree with you ladies. My worst time-wasted is to search for an specific supply. Just recently I had to go and buy a new modeling paste because I couldn't find after 3 days of searching 2 that I bought before. Really frustrating. Yeah. Top tip, organize your supplies, either by season, Holliday, color, or project type. Doesn't matter your preference, just find an organization way that works for you and stay stick to it.

ok, It's your turn to answer!!

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time

Friday, April 15, 2016

  Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion, and
today I am sharing an Sketch from the latest Eureka Stamps weekly challenge:


This is a very versatile sketch as it could be used for a card, like I did in my blog, or as an scrapbooking layout (you should try and show us your take).
I hope you like this sketch and if you try please leave us a link to your blog for us to see your take.



And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #45
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 30th
Pacific Time
- See more at: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html#sthash.5MdYn1T6.dpuf


Have wonderful weekend,


- See more at: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/2016/04/sketchy-saturday.html#sthash.R3eTIWuw.dpuf

  Freebie Friday

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Welcome back, Friday! 


(only available until Friday at 11:59pm)


Baseball Mom (studio file)
This file right here sums up my spring to a T! HAHA


(click on where it says .studio4 or .studio under supplies list)








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