Monday, February 29, 2016

Question of the Week

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Happy Leap Day!!

Remember.. I want you to answer the question in the comment section too!
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 comes from Annie
Her question is 'What is the most important thing to tell your children?' 

Connie-  This is a tough one Annie! There are so many important things to tell your children. I tell mine never to give up on themselves. To be whatever they want to be and not to let anyone make them be or do things they don't want to. That family is important! But I think the most important thing you can tell your children is that you LOVE them. Tell them every chance you get! It builds self esteem and confidence and makes you both feel amazing inside!!

Daphne-  love you! No matter where you go, what you do or who you are, I will love you. I would do anything for you. Nothing you can do can change how much I love you. 
I may not always approve but I will ALWAYS love you.

Angela- That I love them unconditionally even when they drive me up the wall 
wink emoticon do your best and never let anyone tell them that they can't. And to just have fun. Life isn't a guaranteed thing and it needs to be enjoyed!

Veronica- That I love them above everything and that they should always trust me to listen to any concern or doubt they might have. The last one is mostly to get them to tell me anything what happens at school (bulling concerns).

Kim-  I have no children, so I don't know what I would think is the most important thing to share. But I just saw a quote the other day which I think would be appropriate advice to give any child. "While it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice."

ok, It's your turn to answer!!

Annie send me a message to claim your prize!! And thanks for the great question!!

Last day to enter!! New challenge begins tomorrow!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #43

due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sketchy Sunday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion, and
today I am sharing with you this fun card sketch and challenge:

This sketch is from CasE This Sketch! 
I found this sketch clean and simple (spoiler's alert LOL), so perfect for our next monthly challenge. Even though it was used just in cards, I wonder if you can come up with a creative scrapbooking layout from it. If you do, please share it with us, as we would love to comment on it :-)

Please visit my page and leave me some love too.

And don't forget:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #43
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due 11:59 P.M. Sunday, February 29th.
Pacific Time

Friday, February 26, 2016

LEAP Blog Hop

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Welcome to the

Have we got a hop challenge for you today. 
Take the letters LEAP and create any paper crafting project; a card, a scrapbook layout, a journal page, etc. 
Here is the trick....whatever you make must use L-E-A-P in it somewhere.
For example:
A lavender (L) card with embossing (E) and angled (A) with prills (P).
Get it. So who is up to the LEAP challenge. Throw a frog into your project and you've leaped right off the lily pad. 

Now on with the projects...

This was such a fun idea, I just had to rise to the challenge! And let me tell you it was kind of tricky to come up with some of these letters. LOL! And I didn't add a frog. But that's ok because I just adore my final project.
I used a wood burning tool to create my very first shaker card!! That's right a wood burning tool and I will post a video of that soon!! No need to spend tons of money on the Fuse tool.
My LEAP products are...
L= Lace
E= Embellishments (sequins)
A= Acrylic Stamps
P= Pop Dots
The inside of my card is cute too! Sending love your way!
This stamp set and paper all come from Close to my Heart.

Up next is Lisa 

Today's hop is kindly sponsored by 

who is generously giving away a class of the winner's choice. Be sure to comment on each blog on the hop by Friday, March 4th to be entered. Winner will be posted on Theresa's blog on Saturday March 5th. 

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

Freebie Friday!

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Don't forget to Enter Connie's monthly Challenge! Only a few days left! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Design Team: Little St. Valentine's Gifts

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Hi happy Scrappers,

 sharing with you the little St.Valentine's gifts I made for my children teachers:

I made these cute french fries tree boxes using the Heart Treat Box (Free SVG) file from this month challenge sponsor: 

Dreaming Tree!!

I used CTMH glitter and regular papers, some Teresa Collins papers, and some WeRMemories papers. For the tags, I used a punch and stamp set from EK success, CTMH inks, and CTMH pink wool thread. This file was supper easy to cut and even score using my Cricut Explorer.
I added some homemade cookies, I decorated as part of a class by my dear friend Paula Chavart.

I hope you enjoy this project and visit me to see further pictures by tomorrow.

Want another chance to win!! Enter the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop!!
You could win $50 to spend at Dreaming Tree!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #43

due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

YOU TUBE TUESDAY- Washi Tape Tea Light

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So glad you stopped by today. We have a special treat for you this week. Our own CONNIE is sharing a great project. It is how to make Washi Tape Tea Lights. Check it out!!

 I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful project. 

Don't forget about our monthly challenge, I DO. Share your Black Tie projects with us this month. 

I hope something inspires you to get out there and get crafty today!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Black Tie Affair Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Black Tie Affair Blog Hop
We are so delighted you are joining us for this very formal occasion where we will be showcasing projects with class, from weddings to homecoming dances.

 Connie Can Crop (that's me) is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an amazing sponsor this month!!

One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card to shop their awesome files in their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook 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.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 2/24/16 here at Connie Can Crop.

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

When I came up with this theme I knew exactly what I wanted to create for you!
This was the first year my oldest (who is a Senior) attended Homecoming and he went with his brother (the freshman) and their gorgeous dates.

This SVG file was perfect for showcasing these special photos.

I didn't have the perfect paper for my photo mats. I compromised by using Washi tape to create the second color on my double mat. I am so glad I did. I love it!

I used my stylus tool to round the flower petals and give them some dimension and added some bling in the centers. The pink touch of the flowers blends in perfectly with my son's tie and his date's dress.

I love that this is girly and formal but yet I still think it has a masculine touch to it too because of the black and grays and that awesome background paper. 

Hope you enjoyed my project and my handsome young men!!

 Up next is my sweet friend Pam.

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

Want another chance to win!! Enter the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop!!
You could win $50 to spend at Dreaming Tree!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #43
due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time

Freebie Friday!

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Woot Woot! It's the weekend! This weekend I'm going to really enjoy because we only have 1 soccer game! That means an entire weekend pretty much to craft! It's about time =) 

Here's some great freebies to try out! 

How cute are these jars!? Head over to HERE to download your files! 

I LOVE this sign! And when you go to her blog, she give you amazing step by step instructions to r-create this! Scroll all the way to bottom for the download link. 

To go along with Connies upcoming hop, this topper would be fantastic! You can find it at Chicfetti!

I love flourishes! Miss Vickie's Crazy Cutting blog has some fabulous ones! 

Dreaming Tree is Connies amazing sponsor this month for her hop and monthly challenge! They are giving this amazing set away for free with a $9.98 purchase! Their files are wonderful to work with!! Myrcella's Vanity 

Miss Kate Cuttables always has her fun freebies as well! 

And so does Paper Crafting World

You still have time to enter Connie's monthly challenge! This months theme is I DO!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DT Dreaming Tree Love Project

Pin It Today is my day to share something fun with all of you! My project is a twist on the Dreaming Tree Valentine Heart Box. Dreaming Tree is our sponsor this month. Please check out all the wonderful SVG cutting files Dreaming Tree has to offer.

I took the heart from the box and used it in my scrapbooking layout. 

 This is a 12x12 layout. The paper lines I used are Lost & Found and Teresa Collins My Story. 
I hope my example of a different way to use parts of the 3-D file will inspire you to get out there and get crafty!
Don't forget to check out the monthly challenge I DO!!  You will have a chance to win a $50 Gift Card from Dreaming Tree.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ladybug Luncheon Decor- Miss Kate Cuttables

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Hello my crafty friends!!

It's my day to post with  Miss Kate Cuttables! I am getting ready to head to Florida for an Annual Quilter's Luncheon. I was asked to help decorate a few of the tables so of course I used some of Miss Kate Cuttables' darling SVG files!!

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 Ladybug file.
Ladybug SVG file for scrapbooking cardmaking free svg files free svg cuts cute ladybug svg file
The table is going to be super cute decorated with two flower pots as centerpieces. And my adorable ladybugs on sticks will be the center stars!

Each guest also receives a party favor. So I created these adorable tea light candles for each person. The tag is special because, using my Cricut and Miss Kate Cuttables' font Tall & Skinny, I was able to write the theme of the event and the date. Did you know that MKC fonts work perfectly with your Cricut Explore and the pen feature? No outlines here! I love it!!

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 the new challenge!! You could win $50 to spend at Dreaming Tree!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #43
due 11:59 P.M. Monday, February 29th
Pacific Time
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