Friday, September 8, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Teachers Rule Blog Hop



 Welcome to the
MY TEACHER RULES
Blog Hop
 
School is in full force across the country and what better way to start the year than to celebrate those amazing educators that make it possible for kiddos to learn so much!

 Thank you joining us in a day honoring all the hard working teachers out there!!
 
You should have arrived from Kim's classroom, but if you need to start at the beginning of the line,  Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this back to the books blog 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 $20 in SVG images of your choice
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE Treasure Box Designs
Visit her on facebook Treasure Box Designs on facebook
 
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 9/13/17
at Connie Can Crop.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
It's time to get schooled!
 
I wanted to use my new cactus washi tape so I made the teacher a cactus card.
 
 
 All of the papers I used are scraps even the card base.
 
I cut the cactus with Cricut's Southwest cartridge. I used fuchsia Stickles to make the, "flowers".
 
I used alphabet stickers to add, "Teacher" which I got from Connie's Crafty Cart.
 
Now hop on over to Shannon H

 Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #62
Anything Goes
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time


 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Beautiful Baby Boy

On Monday, August 28 my niece gave birth to her son Austin John (AJ) a few weeks early due to complications. The poor little guy has some heart problems and had to be taken to Ann Arbor, MI to a special cardiac care unit. Thank goodness the little guy is improving and should be going home SOON!!! Not soon enough for his parents and grandparents who all live a few hours away from Ann Arbor.

I made him a welcome home card.

 


 

I am entering this card into these challenges:
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes

It is Anything Goes month over at Connie Can Crop.

This month's sponsor is Treasure Box Designs. They have some really cute SVG's. I choose this skunk gift box to work with.
 
 
 
 
My son had a stuffed skunk when he was young, he didn't go anywhere without his, "Mr. Skunk".
 
The file is a female skunk but I switched a few things around and made it a male skunk.
 
 
I cut out the gift box but cut it, using only the front for this card, I used the entire box for my DT project which will be posted later this month.
 


I added a bit of color to the background with my eBrush then assembled the skunk and added him to the card. I used jewels on his eyes. The sentiment panel was attached with foam pads.
 


 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

DT Day With Paper Nest Dolls

Today is my day to share my project made with this month's sponsor image from Paper Nest Doll  at Connie Can Crop. I choose this cute mermaid to work with because I love mermaids and lighthouses.


 
I have had this little cutting board for a few months trying to decide what to do with it. It measures 5 1/2" tall (without the handle) x 4 1/2" wide. I got it at a little place called The Kitchen Collection, it was only a couple of dollars.
 
After I colored the image with colored pencils I fussy cut it then I coated the cutting board with a coat of Mod Podge. When the first coat dried I put a coat on the back of the cutout mermaid and adhered it to the board. After it dried I put another layer of Mod Podge over all of it.
 
I added some jewels and a ribbon.
 
Please come and join in the fun with this month's Watercolors challenge at Connie Can Crop.
 
 

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch a Wave Blog Hop - Connie Can Crop

 
 

Welcome to the ...
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop
 
Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!
You should have arrived from Shannon  but if you need to catch the first wave in Connie Can Crop (include my link) is the beginning of this epic summer blog 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 3 digital images of your choice
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE Visit her 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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!
 
 
 
 
 
 I started with a picture of Lake Huron and the lighthouse in Tawas City, MI. Before I started I added a bit of color to my white paper with my eBrush.
 
There are waves in the picture of the lake, I added a "wave" on the bottom of the page using this here thing-a-ma-gig.
 
 
There are some waves in the paper I used to make the "wave" from.
 


Now SURF on over to Marji's blog
 
Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge


Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
Watercolors
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Pacific Time 
 






Monday, July 31, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Watercolor Challenge

This month's challenge over at Connie Can Crop is Watercolors. You need to use watercolor somewhere on your project.



This month's sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls.
 
 
 
 
I used watercolor paper because it doesn't curl up as much as regular paper does when you get it wet and it is very heavy duty. First I used 3 different shades of blue watercolor paint on the background. When it was dry I used StazOn to ink the background.
 
I also colored a scrap of watercolor paper with yellow, pink and green paint then stamped the image directly on top of it.
 
I used blue cardstock for my base.
 
Please come and  join in the fun at Connie Can Crop.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DT Day at Connie Can Crop - with Bugagoo Stamps

Today is my DT Day at Connie Can Crop. I had this really cute sunflower digi stamp from BugabooStamps to play with.
  

 

Once again I did my best to follow this month's challenge theme of Use Your Stash.
 
 
The colored pencils I used to color my image have been hanging around since 2011 or 2012. I also used a Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage CD to print the flowered paper on the back of the bookmark.
The stamps I used on the back for the sentiment are from Inky Antics, I have had them since 2012. The flower stamp is from Hero Arts and a new item to my stash but they were on clearance so they have been in stock at the store where I bought them for a really long time.
I also added some Stickles to the flower centers and I have had them since 2010.
Please come on over to Connie Can Crop and play along with this month's Use Your Stash Challenge.



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Kingman Center for the Arts

A while back we went to a local yearly arts and craft sale. The first booth we came to was selling 6 x 6 canvases to help raise funds for the Kingman Center for the Arts. The idea is to take the canvas home, create something on it and return it to be sold at an upcoming art show that will help fund the new art center.

The subject matter for the canvas is Route 66, Kingman, AZ is a part of the longest remaining stretch of Route 66 and the town depends on tourist dollars to survive.

After having several ideas running through my mind, here is what I came up with after going to see, "Cars" 3, what is more Route 66 than the, "Cars" movies?

 
The pic is a bit crooked but I am just too lazy to take another one.
 
After painting the canvas a very light blue I put on a coat of silver Craft Twinkles (hard to see in the pic) and used my Cricut Cars cartridge to cut the Cars logo and the Route 66 sign. The, "Kingman, AZ" was cut using Street Signs.
 

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Connie Can Crop - All American Blog Hop

Welcome to the All American Blog Hop




Welcome to the ...
All American
Blog Hop
This hop is all about America and the things that make us great. Our projects hope to inspire you with our stars and stripes. I love the USA!
You should have arrived from Marji's Blog
If you need to start at the beginning please start at Connie Can Crop.
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 $21 gift certificate to Bugaboo Stamps.
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her 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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/19/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Now let's salute this great country!

 
 
 
I really enjoy making these cards in a box, they are so easy and cute.

The papers are from an old DCWV stack that I have had the stack for so long that I have forgotten how long I've had it. Since at least 2011 would be my best guess.

The white felt flowers and pearls are from Queen and Co. I have had them since 2012.

The brads I used for the flower centers have also been around a very long time.

The butterflies are a die and embossing folders from Cuttlebug, they have been in my stash since about 2010, maybe a little longer. The stamp and die for the smaller butterflies is a newer item, it's from Hero Arts that I picked up on one of our trips to Las Vegas to do some shopping sometime last year.

Now kindly hop over to Lisa
Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #60
Use Your Stash
 due 11:59 P.M., Friday, July 31st, 2017
Pacific Time
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
a2z-july-2017-challenge (small butterflies are from Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp and Cut
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Connie Can Crop Challenge # 60 - Use Your Stash

Time for a brand new challenge over at Connie Can Crop. This month's theme is, Use Your Stash.

 
This months sponsor is BugabooStamps.
 
 
I dug deep into my stash to follow the theme all month, this is my first Use Your Stash project.
 



 

The papers are from Boxer Scrapbooking (?) I think that was the name of the company, I have had these papers since the 2011 Great Lakes Mega Meet.

The pearls are from Queen and Co., I got them at the 2012 Great Lakes Mega Meet.

The stamps are from DoCrafts, I think that I received them in 2014 or was it 2013?

BTW, the little bit of a crooked sentiment panel on the paw print card is, "artistic license", that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Please come and join us at Connie Can Crop and Use Your Stash!!