Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to
...
the SNOW FUN
Blog Hop
This is a blog hop all about those white fluffy snowflakes and all the fun you can have in them!
You should have arrived from Alicia's Blog but if you happened here by mistake then head over to
  Connie Can Crop she 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 elves.
  

Connie Can Crop is your sponsor for this hop!!
One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.


(valid to ship in the US only)
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 1/17/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!




I had a lot of fun with this project. I started with an file from SVG Cutting Files. After making a couple of alterations to come up with the design I wanted I cut it out. I had to cut additional, "frames" in order to build up my shaker box.

The background of the shaker area was created with my Gelli Plate, after the paint dried I stamped some snowflakes with a stamp from Plum Purdy and added a diamond jewel to each snowflake and then I added some now flake confetti.

You can't really see it in the pictures but I dry embossed the bottom portion of the snow globe with a snow flake embossing folder.



Next head on over to Angela's Blog
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
 Kim- http://katydidcards.com    
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:

Friday, December 22, 2017

My Last DT Day Project

This is my last Design Team project for Connie Can Crop. Our sponsor is:
 
I used my file to make my great-nephew's Christmas card.
 
 
Before printing my digi to color I colored the background and added Austin's name with my photo program then I used chalks to color the image.
 
The card base is a scrap in my stash. I added some jewels and twine and attached the image panel with foam dots.
 
Don't forgot to take part in Connie's last challenge:
 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Route 66 Birthday

I needed a male birthday card so I pulled out my Fun Stampers Journey goodies and came up with this one.

 
The squiggly line is a map of Route 66 and I put a jewel on Kingman, AZ which is where we live about a mile off of Route 66. I used some white ink to stamp it.
 
The, "Happy Birthday" was typed in Word and printed onto a piece of 8 1/1 x 11 cardstock.
 
The truck, Route 66 sign and sentiment are all from the, "Hit the Road" stamp set, all were heat embossed and fussy cut (for some reason there is no matching die set for these stamps) everything and adhered them to the card with foam pads.



 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Last 2017 Christmas Card

While working on my previous cactus Christmas card I also stamped a couple using my cactus and die sets so I decided to make a 2nd cactus Christmas card.

 
I used scraps from the last card to create this card. This time I remembered to emboss the red panel.
 
The, "decorations" are some old jewels I wanted to use up. I also added a bit of ribbon, twine and a brad all from my stash.
 


Friday, December 15, 2017

Penguin/Cactus Christmas Card



I had a bit of free time yesterday and I wanted to make something totally different for Christmas. So I used my Cricut to cut a cactus with the Southwest cartridge and went to work. I had planned on embossing the red layer but you know how that goes, it was already on the card before I remembered. With this weather (low 60's and sunny) it is kind of hard to think of Christmas being right around the corner.


 
 
These penguins have been in my stash for a long time, they are charms. I took the rings off of the tops and used brads to attach them to the cactus.


I am entering this card into this challenge:

Fantabulous Cricut - 316 - Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happy Hanukkah - 2017

Hanukkah items are very hard to find in the crafting world. I came across this easel card over at Simply Crafty SVG's. They have some really cute files which are very reasonably priced.


 
I added a piece to the front, a layer of white that I dry embossed and attached with foam pads. I used silver foil paper for the Menorah, glitter paper for the sentiment, yellow glitter paper for the candle flames and blue foil for the Star of  David. I inked the edges of my blue paper and added a flower and jewel center from my stash.
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
 
 

Friday, December 8, 2017

North Pole Blog Hop - Connie Can Crop

 
Welcome to
...
The North Pole
Blog Hop
To the North Pole I'd like to go,
Over fields of ice and snow;
To see Santa dear,
Mrs. Claus and the elves would be
Waiting there for you and me;
Where they make the toys so busily!
  Connie Can Crop  is the beginning of this hop! If you need to start at the beginning head over to Rebecca
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.
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 12/13/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
In his wonderful reindeer sleigh,
Santa would whisk us all away;
Flying merrily,
Non stop to the NORTH POLE!!
 
 
I used Craftin' Desert Diva's Christmas Eve digi stamp. These are both pre-colored. I printed them onto 110 lb. paper then did a fussy cut, added some Glazed Dimensions to Santa's Fur and the stockings hanging on the mantle and the fire. Some ribbon, twine and a couple of jewels and the cards were finished, great for last minute cards.

Next head on over to Santa's workshop to visit with Miranda
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
 
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #65
I'm So Fancy (OUR LAST Challenge)
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Connie Can Crop's Last Challenge - I'm So Fancy

This is the last challenge over at Connie Can Crop and it is a fun one, "I'm so Fancy". You need to use either a fancy fold or a 3D card.

Our sponsor this month is Craftin Desert Divas. They have some really great items in their shop.



I choose their, "Christmas Eve" Digi Stamp file to play with, I thought it would work well for a Card in a Box, one of my favorite cards to make.

 


 
 
This file comes with pre-colored images as well as images you can color yourself. Since I needed so many in various sizes I decided to use the pre-colored images. I printed each one a few different times before coming up with the correct sizes.
 
I printed them onto 110 lb. cardstock because it is nice and heavy and it won't curl up like thinner stock will over time. This card is for my granddaughter and she saves every card I send her so I wanted to make sure that it will look as good next Christmas as it does this year.
 
The card base paper is from Craft Smith, you really can't see it very well under the other layers.
 
I added some Glossy Accent to the white of Santa's hat. I used some pearls to give the tree decorations some dimension as well as to the wreath then some jewels on the corners of the other images on the card.
 
This will be Connie's last challenge so let's make it a great one with tons of entries.
 
I am entering this card into this challenge:
 

 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

DT Day with Bugaboo Stamps

Today is my day to show off what I have made with my image from this month's sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps over at Connie Can Crop.





I choose this cute little squirrel to work with and I decided to stick to this month's color pallet.

I used chalks to color him then I added a bit of Glazed Dimensions to the hearts and little highlight areas of the acorns. I used Wild Honey Distress Oxide on the edges.
 
The card measures 5.5" wide x 4.25" tall. I added a piece of fall themed washi tape, a bit of twine and a few pearls to finish the card off.
 
Please come and join us for this month's color challenge at Connie Can Crop. Only one more challenge after this one.



 
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Crafting Cutting Crew October Challenge - Simply Crafty SVG Prize

October's challenge over at The Crafty Cutting Crew's Facebook Page was sponsored by Simply Crafty SVG'S. The prize was a Simply Crafty SVG gift card. The challenge was to use one of Simply Crafty SVG'S files to create a Christmas project.

I decided on one of the free files to work with, a swing card.


My cards:

 
I won the challenge and had fun spending my gift card. One of the files I picked was this Christmas Double Fold set.
 


 

I used up some brads that I have had around forever on the closing bands.
 
I wanted to add a splash of color to the ornament card so I put a few jewels here and there. I got the sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby it was in the clearance pile.



Another Hobby Lobby clearance stamp.

 
I have a few odds and ends jewels to use up because I just ordered a whole bunch more so I used some of the Christmas leftovers on the inside Christmas tree. The sentiment stamp was one of the ones in the grab bag I had ordered from Unity Stamps last week. I just love the font.
 
I managed to use a few scraps but I am afraid that as usual I made more scraps than I used.
 
There are still a few more files I need to play with from this great prize but real life is getting in my way and I need to get a few things done including my Christmas cards and some door drafts to whip up on the Serger if I can remember how to use it.
 
I am entering these cards into this challenges: