Thursday, November 16, 2017

You Know You're Old...

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Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today to say, "You know you're old when..."

Boy, we can finish that sentence in any number of ways, can't we?  My card, featuring an image from our sponsor this month, Bugaboo Stamps, offers one way to complete the thought!

For this card, I used the Stella-Rocking Chair image.  Stella is a cantankerous old gal and has no problem in sharing her somewhat tarnished I get older I find some of my opinions are starting to sound like hers!  Time for an attitude adjustment, I think!

To create the focal panel, I imported the image into my design screen and traced around the outside edge.  I welded it into a rectangle so the balloons extend slightly above the rectangle.  Next, I traced around the front balloon and the presents at Stella's feet so I could pop them for added interest.

Stella is matted on a rectangle I filled with digital patterned paper from the Party Time Kit by Amanda McGee.  I added two additional mats of Peach Parfait and Concord Crush before adding all to a base of Cucumber Crush (all retired Stampin' Up cardstocks).  To finish, some Glossy Accents on the balloons and her glasses.

The greeting was color matched to the purple in the patterned paper and printed on a curved banner using the text to path option in my Silhouette.  I matted it on the peach card stock.
Inside, I printed the sentiment in the same purple and double matted before adding.

I can actually relate to this; sad but true.  And there are times when I don't even need to be in a rocking chair to get that sensation!

Have you participated in Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge yet?  You still have the rest of the month, so get crafting!

This month it's a color challenge.  You can make any sort of project you want, just so long as you incorporate these colors:

One winner, picked at random, will win their choice of four digital images (a $12 value) from Bugaboo Stamps.  Visit them at their store to see what they have and check them out on Facebook to see the latest.

To obtain more information about the challenge or to link up your project, just click here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kitty Bee Day

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Hello my crafty friends!
 Connie here today to share this sweet card featuring the adorable frog. I love the little heart on him!

You can find this and other great Digital Images in the Kitty Bee shop.

I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-Autumn/Thanksgiving Card Series

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Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards sharing another YouTube video.  The theme for our blog hop this month is Day of Thanks, so I thought I would share a video on making an Autumn/Thanksgiving card.

Actually, this is the first in a series of seven videos; so if you like this one look on YouTube for the remaining six.

Our color challenge this month is perfect for an Autumn/Thanksgiving card, so I hope you'll use this video as a jumping off point to make a project using this color palette.

One luck winner, picked at random, will win a gift code to the Bugaboo Store, our awesome sponsor this month!

If you'd like more details about the challenge or to link up your project, just click here

Monday, November 13, 2017

Miss Kate Cuttables November Challenge

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It's time for a new challenge over on the Miss Kate's Facebook Group.

November's Challenge is PUMPKINS

The requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttables' file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have.
I created this fun layout using several different files!

Here's my festive Pumpkin themed creation!!

Don't forget to get you freebie from Miss Kate every day!!
Head on over to Miss Kate and enter the challenge HERE
The challenge will run from the second Tuesday through the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.

I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. 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 join our current challenge at Connie Can Crop too

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Freebie Funday

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(you have to join Treasure Box Gems FB Page to get their freebies!)

Don't forget to enter Connies monthly challenge! 

Click HERE for all the details and to enter! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Day of Thanks Blog Hop

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Welcome to 
A Day of Thanks
Blog Hop

As we approach the busy Holiday seasons, let us take a few minutes this weekend to stop and reflect on the things in our life that we are thankful for. We bring you this hop as a way to encourage you and inspire you to reach out and say thank you to those who surround you. This simple gesture can go along way!

Connie Can Crop  (that's me) is the beginning of this hop!

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
One lucky winner will win a gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE

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 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/22/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I wanted to create a special card for someone that I think doesn't get thanked often enough! Especially with all the crazy stuff happening in our world! This is who we have to thank for helping keep us safe! I don't have any one person in mind...but maybe I will just send it to the local station!

I used a Miss Kate Cuttables SVG file for the Police images and did a print and cut.
The sentiment is cut out from SVG cuts freebie section.
Also used paper and a stamp I had on hand!

Now Please hop on over to my dear friend KIM. I am super thankful for her and all these amazing girls who joined in this hop! And for you, for joining us! Thank you!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Kitty Bee Challenge

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Challenge #107 - Color Challenge (use at least 2 colors)
See the rules tab for more details. Entries close at 5AM (Hawaii Time) on Friday, November 3rd. Winners will be announced the Sunday after the challenge closes.

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge, Star Stampz and The East Wind!!

Bugaboo Stamps -

Here's my fun creation!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winner Wednesday

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Challenge #63
Now for our winner chosen by Random Number Generator:

Congrats to #27
And here's a look at her entry:

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
One lucky winner will win $20 gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE

Please send  your full name and e-mail address to as soon as possible so we can get you your prize!  

And don't forget your button:

The Design Team has also chosen their three favorite entries.  In no particular order, here they are:

Don't forget to pick up your button so you can display it on your blog or social media:

Congratulations to all our winners and huge thanks to everyone who participated.
Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #64
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-8 Cards Using a Color Challenge

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Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with a YouTube Tuesday video.  Since our challenge this month is a color challenge, I felt it appropriate to share a video about color challenges:

In this video, she shows how she interpreted a color challenge on eight unique cards.  I hope this inspires you do make a project for our challenge this month:

And here's the color palette we're challenging you to use:

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and that would be enough to make me enter the challenge as they have the best digital images.

To obtain additional details about the challenge or to link up, just click here.

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