Thursday, December 31, 2015

Can you believe it.....

It's New Year's Eve!!!!!

WOW, where has this year gone?  2015 has been a very trying year for my family.  We have had lots of trials and tribulations.  I thank God for the strength that he has given us and continue to pray that He keeps blessing us!

2015 brought me two NEW GRANDSONS!  They are both so handsome, and yes I am biased!  LOL 

I expanded my crafting in 2015, I now am the proud owner of a Brother's PE 770 embroidery machine and am learning the ends and outs of machine embroidery little by little.  My DH wants to know why all my hobbies cost so much and I just reply look how pretty the things I make are.  LOL  He is only joking of course, his hobbies are just as expensive if not more than mine....he hunts and fishes!  :)

I have been painstakingly working in getting my craft room organized.  It really is a task that doesn't seem to end.  I have figured out I am a hoarder  collector of all things crafty!  I started crafting in 2009 and my room certainly tells the story!  

I participated in lots of wonderful blog hops and am hoping to continue to do so in 2016.  As it stands right now I am signed up for at least one hop per a month through August!

I hope you continue to visit my blog and hop with us, there are always some SWEET blog candy being given away!

What do I want out of 2016, well that's a good question:
Of course all the things everyone wants.....
*health;
*happiness;
*peace;
*time with my grandbabies;
* more money;
to win the lottery ( I keep forgetting to buy the tickets) so that I can retire, stay home and craft all day!

I don't want much.  LOL 

Really, I would like to slow down in 2016 (NOT CRAFTING) and enjoy all the little things.  I feel as tho we sometimes don't take enough time to appreciate the things we do have and mostly we tend to take each other for granted.  So I aim to take a step back and slow my life down a little.  Not be on the go all the time; take some "me" time whatever that may be....crafting, cooking for my family, spending time with my grandbabies or just being lazy and laying around reading all day.  These are the things I hope to accomplish in 2016!  

God Bless you!  See you back here tomorrow, I hope!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I just want to wish everyone.......


A very.......



May the Lord bless you and your family 
today and always!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Santa Baby Blog Hop



Santa Baby, slip a Cricut 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 Hobby Lobby
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 SHAWNEE,
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!

For my project today, I created a card using a print and cut Santa from the Silhouette store. I love the vintage look of this Santa.  I added some plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and viola I have a super simple card! 


 Up next is KIM!


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


Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Christmas Wreath

Keeping in the Christmas Spirit, I have a wreath to share today.  My Godchild asked if I could put a wreath together for her.  Take a look, tell me what you think! 


I made this wreath with whatever I had hanging around my craft room! 

Don't forget I'll be participating in the Santa Baby Blog Hop on Saturday! Hope to see you there!!!!



Saturday, December 5, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 12


Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Today is the last day of our hop, I sure hop you enjoyed spending the last 12 days with us!  And I hope you were inspired by all the wonderful projects that were shared.

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

I have 2 cards to share with you from the same Christmas Kitsch Cricut Cartridge.  






I want to thank everyone for hopping with us the past 12 days and for leaving all the wonderful comments!

Next is my super talented friend DAPHNE!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Barbara - http://spotofsanity.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Melinda - http://www.mypapercrafting.com (Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel -https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
14. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co

Friday, December 4, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 11


Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
We are so happy you could join us!
This hop is a 12 day hop and runs from November 24th through December 5th beginning at 8am EST.
We are hopping you will be inspired to get into your craft room and get some crafty Christmas projects done! 
And of course there will be loads of prizes to be given away!
For a full list of sponsors, head to LISA'S BLOG!

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

We are in the home stretch!!!  I have another Christmas Kitsch card!  I couldn't resist Rudolph!!!





Next is my super talented friend DAPHNE!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Theresa - http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Shannon http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Brenda - https://www.facebook.com/2sistersstampin/(Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel -https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com

14. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co

Thursday, December 3, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 10


Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
We are so happy you could join us!
This hop is a 12 day hop and runs from November 24th through December 5th beginning at 8am EST.
We are hopping you will be inspired to get into your craft room and get some crafty Christmas projects done! 
And of course there will be loads of prizes to be given away!
For a full list of sponsors, head to LISA'S BLOG!

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

Oops! I did it again!  I used the Christmas Kitch cartridge again!  This cartridge has the cutest cards available.  And they are sooo simple to put together! 



Next is my super talented friend RHONDA!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Shawnee- http://www.sunshinythought.com(Guest Designer)
Jenny- http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/(Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel - https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
10. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
11. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
12. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
13. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

12 Day of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 9


Welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
We are so happy you could join us!
This hop is a 12 day hop and runs from November 24th through December 5th beginning at 8am EST.
We are hopping you will be inspired to get into your craft room and get some crafty Christmas projects done! 
And of course there will be loads of prizes to be given away!
For a full list of sponsors, head to LISA'S BLOG!

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

Ok, I can't get enough of this Christmas Kitsch Cricut Cartridge.  And to think I didn't order it specifically it was in one of the Cricut Mystery boxes I bought!





I pulled a cotton ball apart for the fur on his hat.  And of course I used some stickles for his beard.  I really am loving this cartridge.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Next is my super talented friend DAPHNE!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Sarah Biswabic- www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Jenni Key- www.facebook.com/CrazyScrappinMomma4/ (Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel - https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
14. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 8


Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
We are so happy you could join us!
This hop is a 12 day hop and runs from November 24th through December 5th beginning at 8am EST.
We are hopping you will be inspired to get into your craft room and get some crafty Christmas projects done! 
And of course there will be loads of prizes to be given away!
For a full list of sponsors, head to LISA'S BLOG!

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

I have another card from the Christmas Kitsch Cricut Cartridge to share.  These cards are so quick and easy! 


I added some Stickles to give it some bling!!!

Next is my super talented friend DAPHNE!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Anna -http://grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com(Guest Designer)
Jana - http://www.rhapsodyonpaper.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel - https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
14. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co

Monday, November 30, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Day 7


Welcome to Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
We are so happy you could join us!
This hop is a 12 day hop and runs from November 24th through December 5th beginning at 8am EST.
We are hopping you will be inspired to get into your craft room and get some crafty Christmas projects done! 
And of course there will be loads of prizes to be given away!
For a full list of sponsors, head to LISA'S BLOG!

If you arrived from the awesomely talented ALICIA'S BLOG then you are in the right place, if not head over to LISA'S BLOG to start at the beginning.  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fabulous projects!!!!

How about this for quick and simple!  :)




I used the Christmas Kitsch Cricut Cartridge to cut this card.  I added some adorable ribbon from RRR!  Inked around the edges and finished it with a cute sentiment from CDD! 

Next is my super talented friend DAPHNE!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:

. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Kim - http://katydidcards.com (Guest Designer)
Melinda - http://www.mypapercrafting.com (Guest Designer)
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel - https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com/
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
14. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co