Friday, December 11, 2015

Santa Baby Blog Hop


Santa Baby slip a Print-and-Cut under the tree, for me!
I’ve been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight.
Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some ribbons bought at JoAnn's
I really do believe in you
Let’s see if you believe in me
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, some bling
Rhinestones, sequins, or stickles will do
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight!

You should have arrived to the North Pole from Cindy
If not,
Connie Can Crop is the elf in charge of this holiday Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's helpers!!

We are so excited to announce our sponsor is going to Betsy Flot. She is giving one lucky hopper her awesome book 
Progressions of Expressions Volume 2.
With over 9,000 titles and quotes for scrapbooking, cards and other crafting!
Please visit her website HERE
you can find 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.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 12/16/15 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas! 

I fashioned my project using multiple strips of 1/2" x 12" paper to create the base for a Christmas ornament. I used an ornament diecut for the top of the base, a Mrs Santa digital stamp, Graphic 45 paper for the strips, some flowers, a festive sentiment, LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for the tie, and scraps of Ohio State paper (I'm a Buckeye) to make a unique tree hanging.  Here's some pictures of the project:



I had so much fun putting this together that I thought - why not do a couple more using Julie Nutting doll stamps as the focal image - one 3-D with lots of fussy cutting and paper piecing and the other stamped and colored with watercolor pencils.



Christmas Blessings from my home to yours!!

 Up next is Theresa

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




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Friday, November 13, 2015

Wild West Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wild West Blog Hop


WANTED...
YOU
to join us for a day of Tall Tales about the
Wild West
where Cowboys were legendary
and guns were cool.
Grab you hat and your horse 
and meet us down at the Alamo

Connie Can Crop is the Sheriff in this town Blog Hop. You should have arrived from
her.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these cowgirls who are here showcasing their talents.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, Latina Crafter
One lucky winner will get a super cute Cowgirl Stamp Set from Latina Crafter.
 Sellos en espaƱol y mas

Please visit Latina Crafter HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find 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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 11/18/15 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Saddle up those horses!! And join us right now for an hour of  Wild West FUN!
HeeHaw!

Get these boots a-movin!!
With a few tools like the cowgirl doll stamp from Julie Nutting, I fussy cut, paper pieced, and glossy accented my doll to get ready for this hop.  I decided to try a new product (for me), gelli plating - mono-printing! This is super fun and great for making the actual card background and matching envelope for the card.

After gelli plating, I took the print (after it dried) and cut out a card shape (pennant style) with my Cameo.  I then made the envelope with the We R Memory Envelope Punch Board.  A few bits of glitter glue, a piece of LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon, some twine, pearls, sentiment stamp from Pink By Design, and velcro for the envelope to provide closure finished off my project.

Here are some pictures - hope you enjoyed my HEEHAW creation.





 Up next is ANGELA

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  2. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com
  3. Angela - http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
  4. Alicia - http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
  5. Holli - http://Sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
  6. Jessica - http://www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
  7. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
  8. Ronnel - http://www.inkyantics.blogspot.com
  9. Miranda  -http://www.nanasscrapspot.com 
  10. Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
  11. Sarah - http://www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
  12. Sharon - http://www.piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
  13. Theresa- http://www.scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
  14. Michelle- http://www.michellekinder.blogspot.com
  15. Haidee- http://www.created2bunique.blogspot.com

For more fun be sure to check out Connie's Monthly Challenge!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #40
due 11:59 P.M. Monday November 30th
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Friday, October 9, 2015

What a Witch ! Blog Hop!

Welcome to the What a Witch! Blog Hop


Hocus Pocus and Eye of Newt
We've got a Hop for you that is spooky yet cute!
Add a few whiskers of  Cat
and stir together in my big pointed Hat ....POOF!!!

You should have arrived from Witch HOLLI
Connie Can Crop is creating the spells in this Witch of a Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these witchy women who are here casting spells with their creations. 
I have a fantastic sponsor this month, Miss Kate Cuttables.


One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)
Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find 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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Grab your broomsticks and join us for some wicked fun!

Halloween cards are lots of fun to create and deliver to those special witches in your life!  I decided to use my Cameo to cut two basic card shapes and pull together some fun "witchy" stamps and other embellies to inspire you to design a card for someone you cherish.  
Remember the key to cards (from my POV) is using some interesting elements starting with the paper.  The paper I grabbed was from a Halloween pack I found at JoAnn's. It was just the right thickness to easily cut with the Cameo and sturdy enough to efficiently stand up for display. 
After all isn't the whole point to our paper crafting the joy of having one's cards on display (not tucked in a drawer)? Here's a few of my efforts:


The focal point on this side step card is a Dyan Reaveley stamp with some handmade embellies like the flower, the witchy hat, twine, Stickles, and LoveBug Creations Halloween Grunge ribbon.


A blog hop card fest wouldn't be complete for me without using a Julie Nutting paper doll stamp plus some more embellies for this easel center step card.


I am in love with the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set and had to incorporate a crazy bird witch for this side step card.  Tim Holtz also has another set called Crazy Little Things (witch hat, pumpkin, broom) that can also be stamped for projects.  The skull is a Dyan Reaveley stamp.


My last sample is for a special little witch - kids love owls so this easel center step card focuses on the little witch and her owl friends.  This stamp set was cheap but engaging. Tie a piece of rumple ribbon around the center and add a cute sentiment for some Halloween fun!

 Up next is CHRISTINA

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Music Is Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Music is Life Blog Hop



We sang our ABC's as children loud and off key!
We rocked out in our bedrooms with our friends to our favorite tunes.
We slow danced awkwardly to that memorable ballet with the boy we crushed on. We walked down the isle in to the wedding march as we married the man of our dreams. We sang a sweet lullaby to our babies as we rocked them to sleep. We sing our favorite songs as we drive the kids to school, annoying them the whole way! Yes, music is Life! It's everywhere in our lives! 
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful Life of Music!!

You should have arrived from Angela  In case you didn't and you need to start at the beginning,
Connie Can Crop is our Drum Major in this Music is Life Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their Musical themed ideas and creations. 



I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, Scrap & Craft
They have generously donated a fun fall themed kit full of cardstock, embellies, and a stamp set.



Please visit Scrap & Craft HERE
you can find 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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Our instruments have all been tuned...time for the show to begin!

The Lady of MUSIC!!
I know a church lady who is going to celebrate a very significant birthday later this month.  I designed a shadow box for her using one of my Julie Nutting doll stamps.  Since my friend is talented in both instrumental and vocal music, she will hopefully enjoy this token of warmest regards.

The materials that I used for this surprise are:
*Julie Nutting doll stamp - hand stamped, fussy cut, and assembled
*Music paper and card stock for the background, the handmade box, and, of course, the clothing, body/hair, and handmade flowers
*Jewels and other bling to bring some sparkle and delight
*Mama LoveBug private reserve LoveBug Creations Simply Sheer Ribbon
*A significant amount of time and effort to bring this shadow box to life

Here are some pictures of different parts of my shadow box, which has a magnet on the back of the box so it can be placed on a mirror or a refrigerator for display.





Next I finished up the project with a fancy straw and some music brads for the 4 corners.  These final pictures show you the project close up and on my display table.  I hope you liked The Music Lady!!




 Up next is HOLLI

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:






 Angela 












Thank you for joining us on this magical musical adventure!
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Fun Blog Hop


Welcome to the Summer Fun Blog Hop


"Just the start of it...
Sunny Days, Party Nights,
Hot Guys, Water Fights,
Beachy Hair, Tanned Skin.
School's Out, Summer's In!"

You should have arrived from Alicia
If not, head on over to the beginning.  

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Summer Fun Blog Hop Party.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

The Mermaid and Her Treasures
Summer by the sea shore - imagine the fun a beautiful mermaid would have gathering sea shells and basking in the warm sun - so decadent, so engaging - what a treasure to remind one of fun in the summer!


My fun summer project is a shadowbox created with the following:

*Julie Nutting mermaid stamp - fussy cut and paper pieced
*Mason jars with sea shells from my stamp stash
*Stickles, pearlescents, straws, glitter pen for accents
*Paper cut and formed into a shadowbox in which to insert the mermaid and her treasures
*Buttons to decorate the four corners of the box
*Bow formed from Mama LoveBug's private reserve of LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon
*Mama's Mesh in the background for the texture of sand
*Optional - magnet on the back to adhere to a mirror for display






Here's the mermaid and her treasures!  Happy Summer Fun!!



Up next is Angela

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way and thank you for hopping with us today:




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Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's Time To Hero Up Blog Hop



Welcome to It's Time To Hero Up Blog Hop.


Anyone can be a SUPER HERO!
This group of  MIGHTY Super Heroes has banded together to SAVE THE DAY and bring you the most AMAZING Super Hero inspiration we can. We hope your SPIDEY SENSES are tingling as we pull out every SUPERPOWER we've got!

You should have arrived from Michelle
If you need to start at the beginning
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this AMAZING Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these INCREDIBLE Super Heroes who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Michelle with Cuttin and Stampin is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her online store!
Wohoo!!

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. Then stop by our sponsor's page and be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

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

TO THE BAT CAVE ROBIN!!!
UP UP and AWAY!


My projects are based on an idea I saw online to make little note pads - in this case for the heroes in my life. Who doesn't want to be the recipient of a hero acknowledgement??

 The starting point is to find some cute digi hero characters, check; then get the necessary materials in place, check!

I found corrugated cardstock in some hero-like bright colors and made tag shapes out of them using a set of dies.  I also used a glitter pen to highlight each hero after I fussy cutted them out. A sentiment - My Hero, My Everything - finished off the projects.


I made one full note pad using regular copy paper for the inside to show you the results.


The rest of the heroes are in a bundle so I can make more note pads as needed.


Here's the other ones for Heroing UP!!









 Line up in case you get lost:

16. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com 

And now I'll send you on to see what's heroing up with MADGE


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