Friday, June 7, 2019

Love Sports Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The LOVE SPORTS BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring projects based on sports of all kinds! Just in time for summer and Father's Day!
You should have arrived from (Cathie https://cathiesevilqueencrafting.blogspot.com/) But 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!!



 The Stamp Shop is graciously donating 
this fun 6x6 paper pad by Kaiser Craft to one lucky winner.

AND

 Our very own EK has donated this
 awesome die set from Elizabeth Crafts! Thanks EK!

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 6/12/19 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I decided to make a squash-fold card after watching a tutorial I found on Pinterest from Song of My Heart Stampers. The video gives step by step instructions so I'm not going to give each step. I did cut down an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock from my stash down to 8.5 x 8.5. The video instructs to use a score board, but I did not. I have a score tool on one of my paper trimmers that I did use to score the paper in 4 squares. I folded it diagonally without scoring it so it's off a little, but that's makes it unique.
This is the front. As you can tell I was thinking of Father's Day coming up. I used a sports memory kit photo mat for the background on the front of the card and the bottom right inside square of the card. I just cut it in half and trimmed it down on the sides to fit the paper. The baseball player sticker at the top is also from the same set. I used 2 rectangles from a rectangle nested die set from Scrapbook.com and paper from The Stamps of Life for the title and typed Happy Father's Day on my computer. I wanted to have the same font as inside the card. The ribbon is from a RAK I received from a group on Facebook. It fit well with the card since hot dogs and sometimes hamburgers are sold at baseball games.
Now for the inside. The paper in the top left square is from Recollections Baseball 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I trimmed down to fit the cardstock and I used the same paper for the back cover of the card. The blue baseball player die cut, bat/ball stickers, and glove with ball die cuts are from a RAK from a group on Facebook. The little glove sticker is from the same baseball memory kit as the lower right corner and front cover. I typed to the best left handed hitter ever on my computer since this card is going to my stepdad and he is left-handed. I had to tie in the baseball theme. He loves baseball/softball and used to play softball until he had a stroke last year. He still loves to watch baseball and almost all sports. He's been watching the Stanley Cup Finals- hockey- and NBA Finals this past week. I hope the St Louis Blues win, but we will see if the Boston Bruins can hold on to win or not. The NBA Finals take too long to get to the end. Anyway, sorry I got off on a tangent! The next picture is what the back cover looks like. 
Please watch the tutorial that I mentioned before to get the complete instructions on how to make this card if you decide to make one. It was very easy to make. I just had a problem tying the ribbon, but that's always tricky for a lot of us. As long as I keep it tied until Father's Day it's all good! That's all I have to share today. 
Be sure to hop over to my friend (Rebecca https://makinwithbacon.blogspot.com/) to see her awesome project!


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

Be sure to join us next month for our
Adventure Awaits Blog hop!



Saturday, June 1, 2019

Scrap the Girls June Challenge

The above picture was the inspiration for my layout below. It's the Nanas June Challenge with Scrap the Girls.

I chose a picture of my sister and me to scrap. The challenge is to use patterned papers that don't normally blend together. I was inspired by the colors in the picture to create my layout. Both the main patterned paper and the strip down the middle are from Recollections Backyard Table 12" x 12" Paper Pad. The title strip is from The Stamps of Life XOXO Collection and the title- Sister and the hearts is from Close to My Heart D0125 All You Need My Acrilix Clear Stamps- no longer being available- stamped with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink and Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress ink. I've had the stamp set since the early 2000's when a friend of mine used to sell Close To My Heart. I actually used the same heart stamp for both hearts, but moved the heart to the right end after stamping the one on the left. I love using my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform where I can see how the stamp is placed- in this case with clear stamps- the paper is still held down with magnets in place if you use rubber or clear stamps. The flower at the top corner of the photo was a RAK and the photo mat is actually part of a memory file folder from Heidi Swapp Memory Files Scrapbook kit. The tag is from K&Company Abrianna Tag Pad. I wrote with a black ball point pen- 5-18-19- the date the picture was taken- Emily & I wore these t-shirts to BG's 1st Birthday Party. The theme was Mickey Mouse. We don't get a picture together that often and I wanted to get a picture of us in our somewhat matching t-shirts. TFL!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I made this layout for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge with Soul Scrappers
I chose the middle column- 2 photos, boys theme, and 3+ buttons. The paper and title is from Echo Park Magic Kingdom 12" x 12" Paper Collection. The photo mats are from Colorbok Light Bright 6" x 6" Designer Paper that I trimmed down to fit the photos. The buttons- I used 4- are from my stash. I spaced them out, but they do kind of blend in with the layout. The journaling card is from my stash. I chose the title You and Me since both pictures are of BG being held. I wrote on the journaling card that Mama was giving BG a bottle and he wanted to see what was going on. He liked Dustin's Carolina Hurricanes hat. Emily, his mom. is watching and eating birthday cake. Both pictures were taken after his 1st birthday party. I didn't want to add anything else to this layout since the paper is so busy. I will be working on more birthday layouts soon so please become a follower if you aren't already to see my future projects. TFL!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Start The Day With A Cup of Love

I made the following card following Sketch 389 from Freshly Made Sketches.

I decided to make a coffee themed card to go with the stamped image. The stamped image and sentiment are Cup of Love from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped the images with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored in the girl image with ColorIn Twist watercolor colored pencils. Both the card base and patterned paper in the middle are from Craft Smith Love U A Latte 12" x 12" scrapbook pad. The twine is Chocolate Truffle from Trendy Twine. Looking at the card now, I should have put some paper behind the stamped image so the coffee cup wouldn't look like it's coming out of her head, oh well, but that would have messed up the sketch and flow of the card.  TFL!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SIT Sketch #373


I followed the above Sketch #373 from Sketches in Thyme.

This past Saturday was BG, my nephew's, 1st birthday party. I used Echo Park Paper Magical Adventure 12" x 12" paper kit for the background paper and the title- Love This Moment. The photo mat is from my stash. The Mickey Mouse head was a decoration on one of the tables. The party theme was Mickey Mouse and I'll be working on more layouts soon. The journaling paper is from Simple Stories Say Cheese Snapshots Journaling Page. I wrote with a black Glitter Gelz pen-  BG loves riding in his hot rod. This was after his 1st Birthday Party & he's one worn out birthday boy! I decided not to add anything else since the paper is so busy with the stars.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from EK (https://ekgormandesigns.com)
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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer


AND



is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!

AND

is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH




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 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I decided to make a Mother's Day card for this hop. The card base is from an 8.5" x 11" piece of bright pink cardstock from The Stamps of Life. The gems are from a random act of kindness from Helen Gullett. The Mother's Day stamped sentiment is from Studio G I clear stamp and gems set and I used Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Premium Dye Ink Pad to stamp it on typing paper and then I fussy cut it out with decorative scissors. The mouse hanging over the tea cup stamped image is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Cocoa's Cups Clear Stamp Set. I stamped it with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black ink pad on typing paper and I colored it in with Color In water color twist colored pencils. The floral patterned paper is a piece from Recollections Wood Planks Floral 12" x 12" Scrapbook Paper, well just the bottom corner. I loved the bird so much that I thought this sheet would be great for a Mother's Day card! I almost added paper behind Cocoa, but decided the paper would take away too much from the flowers so I decided to leave it as is. That's all I have to share today. Please stop by the other posts on my blog- Cherish, coffee, and National Scrapbook Day to see what I've been working on this past week. Happy Mother's Day to all mom's! I can't wait to give this card and Paparazzi necklace/earring set to my mom. If you don't know anything about Paparazzi, check them out! Ginger Miller is my consultant, but I just recently bought this set from Connie's party. I'm glad I was able to help you receive some free jewelry, Connie!

I'm the last stop on this hop and hope you have enjoyed it!

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

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!


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!  


Cherish

 I made the following layout based on the sketch above from Let's Get Sketchy
I decided to switch up the corners, but stayed true to the rest of the sketch. The background paper is from Colorbok Holiday Extravaganza 12 x 12" Scrapbook Paper Pad. The purple bunny paper corners and the bottom layer until the picture is from an Easter swap. The green paper, that can barely be seen, is from Colorbok 12 x 12" Homemade Paper Plus, the next 2 layers are from Recollections Backyard Table 12 x 12" Paper Pad, as is the journaling square where I wrote Brian, Emily, & BG with Easter Bunny. The title- Cherish- and sequin stickers are from Heidi Swapp Memory Files Scrapbook Kit. The cupcake magazine cut-out is from the same Easter swap as are the chicks and Happy Easter sticker. The photo mat is from The Stamps of Life. My nephew will be a year old on May 21 and his birthday party is the 18th- I can't wait. Pictures of the party we most definitely be coming after! 
Please join me tomorrow for a Tea Time Blog Hop. You can find details in the side bar for the starting point. I'll be the last stop of the hop, but it will be worth the wait! TFL! Have a great weekend!