Monday, May 25, 2020

Stay Strong


I haven't used this stamp set in awhile and decided to make a card with it. It's Unity Stamp Company Graciellie Design Stay Strong. I stamped the sentiment stamp with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Candied Apple and the coffee cup stamp with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tea Dye and Candied Apple- both stamped on typing paper. I colored in the coffee cup with Color In Watercolor Pencils. The patterned paper is from Echo Park Paper Company I'd Rather Be Crafting set and the green paper is from Tim Holtz Kraft Classic pad. The tag behind the coffee is from K & Company Mega Assorted Spring Travel Tag Pad. The sequins are from Ink Road Stamps, but are no longer being given away. I'm joining Coffee Loving Card Makers blog hop with this card so please hop along and enjoy! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nobody Sees The World

 
This is the first layout I have made since last year and it took me all day to plan it out and finish! The main background paper is from Simple Stories DIY Boutique No Worries (how fitting for this layout). The title- Nobody Sees the World Quite Like You is from MAMBI Sheets I heart the live we live Specialty Cardstock. The egg PP on the corners is from Colorbok Holiday Extravaganza 12in Designer Paper. The tag is from Colorbok Sweet Florals Scrap Pack and I wrote BG didn't understand he was supposed to pick up the eggs. He just wanted to enjoy the weather! I also just realized I put the wrong year- Quarantine Brain- the egg hunt was on 3-28-20. He's 22 months old. His parents- my sister, Emily, and Brian are in the bottom left corner. I chose this title and left some of the Simple Stories paper uncovered to show that BG doesn't have to worry about the coronavirus. I love being his auntie and am happy when he calls me by name every once in awhile. It's hard to believe he'll be 2 in May! I have a few more pics of him to scrap. I have to scrap to keep busy and sane. Anyone else? Have a great day and TFL!

Monday, February 10, 2020

First Valentine's Day Card of 2020

I made the following card using the above sketch from CAS(E)this Sketch!

The card base and all the paper is from The Stamps of Life. The stamped image is from Stampendous Love You Candy rubber stamp that I stamped with Gina K Amalgam Ink and colored it in with Marvy Uchida ColorIn Watercolor Twist Colored Pencils. The bling is also from The Stamps of Life.

This inside sentiment is from The Stamps of Life icecreamtruck2stamp set and I used Gina K Designs Amalgam ink to stamp it using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform as I did on the front. I'm not sure who I'm going to give this card to, but will be giving it out this Valentine's Day. I want to try to make some more cards this week. My scrap stuff is in a mess right now as I'm sorting it all to have my own scrap space. Have a great week!

Friday, November 8, 2019

FallBulous Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
FallBulous BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring all things full of Fall Splendor! Don't you just love Fall? The colors, the smells, the foods, the holidays, the love!!

 You should have arrived from (Veronica https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/) If you are just catching us, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


Our awesome sponsors for this hop are!!


Sue is offering one lucky winner these awesome Queen & Co. Embellishments!

And our other sponsor is
Crafting with Miranda

She is offering one lucky winner a Hobby Lobby Gift Card!


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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/13/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



I decided to make a layout of my nephew, BG. I used The Paper Studio Forest Friends Papercrafting Kit for everything except the journaling. I typed the journaling- BG playing at Main Street Park 10-19-19- on my computer. I decided to let the pictures be the focus of the layout and not add a lot to it since the paper is so busy. The park is surrounded by trees so it looks like it is in the forest. He's such a loving little 16 month old boy! I know I usually have more to say about my projects, but I'll let the layout speak for itself!
Be sure to hop over to Charlotte https://thejoyfulsoulcreates.wordpress.com/ I'm sure she has something awesome to share with us!


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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Color Throwdown 553

I made this card using the above color challenge from Color Throwdown for a lady from a scrap group on Facebook that sent me a birthday card on my birthday. So, I'm returning the favor since her birthday is this Saturday.
The card base is from a piece of Neenah Creative Collection Bright Premium Cardstock that I trimmed down to fit in an envelope. The patterned paper is no longer in print, but is from Stampin' Up Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.  The orange strip of paper is also from the Neenah cardstock pack. So you see my pink, orange, and yellow colors in my card. The stamp is from The Stamps of Life January 2019 card kit and I stamped it with Gina K Designs Amalgam ink on white cardstock that I trimmed down for the card. The 3 bling dots are from my stash. I didn't want to put a lot on the card since the patterned paper is already busy enough. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to become a follower if you aren't already.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thinking of You Card

 The roses image and the sentiment inside are both from Petals For the Pittman's Fundraiser . The blue solid paper that I used for the card base is from Neenah Creative Collection Bright Premium Cardstock. The blue hydrangea paper is from my stash. I trimmed it down to fit as a mat behind the rose image and everything else. I colored in the image with Sharpies and used a grey Color Inc gel pen to add some accents. The bling in the corners is from my stash. The butterfly is from Basic Grey that I was given at a card workshop in 2017 at Stamp and Scrap Expo in Mesa, AZ. The leaf enamel sticker is from Jasmine Jones collection. I distressed the edges of the hydrangea paper with Tim Holtz  Distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink. The butterfly chipboard is from Stampin' Up and part of my birthday present from my friend, Laura, who's link I just gave. I ran it through my Xyron 1.5 Create A Sticker maker to stick to the card.
close-up of inside of card

I mailed this card to a friend on Facebook who just recently had back surgery as an encouragement card for her. The linky party is for Gary and Larissa Pittman and they both need help paying for their medical expenses. The party ends July 28 so you have 11 days to play along. Have a great day!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Adventure Awaits Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Adventure Awaits BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring our Adventures! Whether we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, traveling, staying close to home or venturing far away, we love to document our adventures!

You should have arrived from SANDY http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/ If not, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop!
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Coloring with Nikki is giving away this gorgeous Handwritten Background stamp from RG Studios to one lucky winner.



AND

 Connie has put together this set of Me and My Big Ideas (Mambi) goodies12x12 Kit, Sticker phrases, and a Washi pack!!



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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/17/19 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 Grab your favorite beverage, if you haven't already and be prepared for a long post. I'm sharing a 2 page layout and a SMASH book 2 page entry about my birthday.
Both of the main papers on my 2 page layout is from Oriental Trading Company Beach Pack. I didn't take a picture of them side by side since the papers are not just alike. I did use the same papers on each to make them flow together. I used 2 stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- By the Sea Clear Stamp Set and Wish You Were Here. I combined the 2 sets for the title- Birthday Fun in the Sun and stamped them with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink. The patterned paper behind the picture of me- Beach Selfie- is from The Paper Studio Sketchy Beach Icons. The striped paper behind it is from my stash. The paper behind the picture at the top is from Creative Memories Snorkel Cove photo mats- the lady that gave me this set just passed away earlier this summer so I will treasure all the supplies she shared with me. This picture is our group selfie- me, Emily, and Brian- my sister and brother-in-law. I typed all of my journaling on my computer. The bottom picture is of the beach- Fort Macon State Park Beach Access June 27, 2019-  as I first saw it from the boardwalk- beautiful! The paper behind it is also from my stash. The papers behind these pictures are pieces of  Stamps of Life Sending Smiles Collection and Happy Hello Collection 6 x 6 paper pads that I trimmed down. I've been watching YouTube videos on layering and didn't quite layer like the ones I've watched, but it does give the layout a little extra pizzazz! The little phrase sticker by my beach selfie- right where I want to be- is from Carpe Diem Good Vibes Mini Sticker Tablet meant for a planner. Cool breeze and Beach Bums on the next page are fabric stickers from my stash.
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The main paper behind everything has beach towels on it, but you can't really tell. I wanted to bring the orange in from the other page. The top picture is a Sissy Selfie (my sister and I call each other "Sissy") and the paper behind it is the Paper Studio Beachy Icons again. We were sitting in a small beach tent. The bottom picture is Emily's flip flops and I matted it with paper from Sending Smiles, but decided to angle the mat. I belong to a Photo A Day group on Facebook and we are given prompts each day to take a picture of and share it with the group the prompt was sun and the sun was too bright and not always visible on the beach so my sister's flip flops fit the prompt! The flip flops are sitting on a Tommy Bahama beach roll/blanket. Yes, there's a picture of a Mt Dew bottle on my layout. I'll explain why in my hidden journaling under the umbrella image. The paper behind the Mt Dew bottle is from Happy Hello Collection. No, I don't drink like a fish, but it fits with the beach theme! The Rest, Relax, Refresh stamps on both pages, Relax is on the first page is from the By the Sea set. The umbrella image is from By the Sea set and I colored it in with ColorIn Twist colored pencils and adhered it to the same striped paper from my stash. I originally glued this piece down before I added my journaling, but couldn't fit this journaling entry on my layout without hiding it. So there's still a little adhesive on the back of the paper and on my layout. I used a purple balloon brad from Eyelet Outlet to reattach the paper and flip it to see the journaling. Purple is my favorite color and it was my birthday! 
This is a close-up of the journaling- I know I should have drank water, but I wanted some caffeine & didn't know that the 50 states were on the bottles. I used to live in SC so that caught my eye. I love going to the beach on my birthday!

The next 2 pages are from my SMASH book about how I celebrated my birthday and where I'm gonna hold my cards. I didn't do this last year with my cards, it was a busy year with 2 deaths and then the birth of my nephew.
I used papers from Stamps of Life Happy Birthday collection behind the pictures. The Scotch confetti washi tape is from Staples. I used another phrase sticker- let's get the party started- from Carpe Diem sticker tablet. The top picture is of BG, my 13 month old nephew, excited to eat hush puppies. He is a happy baby except when he's tired, hungry, or needs a diaper change- typical baby. We ate at Friday's 1890 Seafood, a local seafood restaurant. I wrote the journaling with 2 Sharpies. The date stamp is from Studio Calico and I used Gina K Amalgam ink again. I wrote in the date with a Sharpie. I haven't used this rotary stamp in awhile and thought it would be perfect for this. The bottom picture is my birthday cheesecake. My mom was supposed to have a colonoscopy done on Friday, but rescheduled it due to my stepdad's surgery on Friday. He had a carotid artery blockage in his neck last year and had the blockage removed well this time it was blocked with scar tissue from the surgery last year and they put in a patch so the artery won't clog again. He's fine and will have to watch what he eats. Anyway, I knew my mom would be busy with BG- Mimi time- and preparing for her colonoscopy so I told her not to make me a cake and that I wanted a store bought cheesecake and this was perfect! I added another purple balloon brad just to hold the paper down in the corner where I didn't put down enough adhesive.
This page is for my cards and how I celebrated my birthday. I won't type out all of the journaling. I wrote down my birthday presents and how I celebrated my birthday. The paper pocket is from Recollections Funky Fresh 12 x 12 in paper pad. I folded the paper to make the pocket and glued it down with Tombow Aqua Glue pen. The spiral paper clip is from my stash. I bought the purple striped washi tape from Michaels. The stickers are from Sweet Kawaii Design Puffy Stickers. The Happy Day sticker is also from Carpe Diem Sticker Tablet. That's all I have to share today, but will have more beach and vacation pictures to share later so please become a follower! Have a great weekend!
Be sure to hop over to my friend Veronica She has something wonderful to share!


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

Connie

Sandy

Amanda 

Veronica

Kim

Narelle

Nikki

EK

 Alicia

Shannon 

Sue

Rebecca Ann

Jearise

Holli

Miranda

Liz

Charlotte



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!