Saturday, January 28, 2017

HIMCR #286 - Any Holiday

It's time for another challenge over at 
Hiding In My Craft Room
What's the challenge you ask......"Any Holiday"!

The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!



The giveaway is 3 images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Some inspiration using a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp:


As I stated the image is from Sweet 'n Sassy, the paper is from my stash, the ribbon is from RRR and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Be sure to link up your Holiday creation over at 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hiding In My Craft Room #285 - Color It!

We have a new challenge at 
Hiding In My Craft Room......Color It!

Time to get out those markers, pencils, chalks, whatever you like to use 
to color your images with!

The sponsor is My Besties!



The giveaway is ALL 3 My Besties images used by the HIMCR Design Team!

My inspiration for this week: 

Be sure to head over to Hiding In My Craft Room to link up your card! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

HIMCR #284 - Super Scrap Saturday

If you are looking for What A Bunch of Characters Blog Hop, click HERE or scroll down! 



 HIMCR #284 - Super Scraps Saturday!

It's challenge day over at Hiding In My Craft Room and this week is Super Scraps Saturday!  Yep, its time to get out all of those scraps and use them up!

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!

My inspiration using an image from A Day for Daisies!


My card is a regular A2 sized card.  Of course the image is from A Day for Daisies and was colored with my regular Caryola pencil colors.  My twin is from the Trendy Twine.  You can't tell in the pic but its pink and green.  And my sentiment from Cardz Tv.

Be sure to head over to Hiding In My Craft Room to link up your project!  

Friday, January 13, 2017

What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop!


Welcome to the 
What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney's lovable Characters!

  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!
Be sure to visit them on etsy here.
On facebook here.
And their blog 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 1/18/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Don't you just love Daisy!  I cut this image at 3.5 from the Mickey and Friends Cartridge using my E2.  My background paper is from my stash.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV.  And I added some ribbon from RRR and a little heart bling to finish it up

 Up next is Shannon!
Here's our line up in case you get lost:

Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/





Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #283

Somebody please tell Mother Nature, I live in South Louisiana and it's not suppose to get cold here!  I am freezing today!  But the good part about living here is it will be summer again on Tuesday.  LOL 

You know what today is, right!  Yep!  Another challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room

This challenge is "Freestyle" and will be sponsored by none other than Laurie, herself!

My inspiration for today: 

I followed a sketch that I printed forever ago.  The designer paper is from my scrap box.  The stamp is from Die Cuttin Divas and was heat embossed with some pale pink embossing powder than inked over using the emboss resist technique.  I doodled along the edges with my white gel pen and put it in the little window that was left after the designer paper was put on.  I added some Really Reasonable Ribbon and we are done.  For some reason the color is off in this pic but all the papers are shades of pink except for the base which is red and I sued pink and red to ink over the embossing.  Sorry of the yucky pic.  

Now head over to Hiding In My Craft Room to link up your project!!!!

Until Next Time...........

Friday, January 6, 2017

Vinyl Champagne Glass

Woo Hoo!!!!  It's Friday!

I have a little vinyl project to share with you today.  I made this glass for my neighbor's niece.  That's a mouthful. 


Right


Left


Center 

Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How About Some Cricut Fun!

Good Morning!  How are you?  Happy Wednesday!

Funny Story: 

A week from today, I will be "50"!  Yep the big five-o!!!!
And I've been wining about it a lot.  And I don't mean the good kind of wine either.  LOL  When I went home for lunch yesterday I checked my mail and saw an envelope with some sort of card in and I thought what can this be.  Maybe a gift card since it's nearly my birthday.  So with all the excitement I could muster, I opened it and guess what was inside of it......an application for AARP!  Really people, I still have a week left before I turn 50 is it necessary to remind me that I am getting older!  Of course I had to call my Mom and she thought it was the funniest thing as did my co-worker and my DH!  Me...not so much! 

So how many of you still love Cricut and still own your very first Cricut Cutting Machine?  I do! 

 I really don't use it much anymore but I still have the Cricut Expression I purchased back in 2009 when that m
achine was all the rave.  Of course there have been many more Cricut machines since then, the Expression 2, the Imagine, Cricut Air so on and so forth.  Well I have the Expression, the Imagine and the Expression 2.  My Imagine is packed away in a closet somewhere, my E2 which I normally use decided tonight it didn't want to work anymore, it is tired but my original Expression is still going strong. LOL 

With that being said, I looked around my craft room and I have over 100 Cricut cartridges collecting dust so I thought I would pull one down and use it today.  

I choose the Creative Holiday Cards cartridge and this is what I made: 


I cut it just as the insert suggested using pretty much the same colors because I liked the look.  Of course I inked around the edges and added a little bit of ribbon.  My card was cut at 5 1/2 inches.  

If you haven't already, head over to Connie Can Crop to celebrate her 8th year of blogging with a "Wild" fun filled blog hop and lots of prizes!!!!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Wild Blogiversary Hop

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Welcome to the 
Wild Blogiversary Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a week long celebration in honor of my 8th year here in Blog Land! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the wild animal in us all!!

You should have arrived from SUE.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 


This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.


We have ten amazing sponsors for this anniversary hop!!

Connie's Crafty Cart- Sassafras Lass Stamps
Miss Kate Cuttables- 2 free SVG images
Kitty Bee Designs- 1 free digital stamp
Creative Memories- $25 gift certificate
Close to my Heart- Stamp Set and Ink
Stampin Up- Embossing Folder
Fun Stampers Journey- Stamp Set
Mermaids N Monograms- Adorable Mason Jar Glass
Little Scraps of Heaven- 2 $10 Gift Certificates
and
Paper Crafting World- $20 Gift Certificate



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 1/11/17
at Connie Can Crop.
And YES you can win more than one prize!! So be sure to leave your comments!!
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my projects!  I had these adorable images and thought they would be perfect for this WILD hop:

First is a print and cut from the Silhouette Store.  These always great for quick cards!  I used some twine I had in my stash along with some sequins.  And they you have it. 



For my second card, this cutie came from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  My backgound paper is from DCWV, its an old pad I've been hoarding saving for that special occasion.  My sentiment is from CTMH and the ribbon is from RRR.



 Up next is ASHLEY!


Mark your Calendars!

Mark you Calendars!!
January 3rd marks Connie Can Crop's 
9 year Blogiversary!!
And she is celebrating in a very big way!!

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We will be having an amazing blog hop
featuring WILD projects!!
We have such an awesome lineup!!
AND
We have a ton of sponsors with
a bunch of amazing prizes to giveaway to 
our lucky hoppers!!

Sponsors included are:
Connie's Crafty Cart
Miss Kate Cuttables
Kitty Bee Designs
Creative Memories
Close to my Heart
Stampin Up
Fun Stampers Journey
Mermaids N Monograms
Little Scraps of Heaven
and
Paper Crafting World

WOW! That's 10 prizes!!! AMAZING!!
You don't want to miss this!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017!!!!

Hello 2017!  Goodbye 2016!

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So as I sat at my computer this morning to wish you all a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy New Year, I started to reflect on 2016.  And I could sit here for hours on end and tell you all of the things that went wrong and some of the things that went right and how my life has been insane for the past two years but I've decided that none of that really matters.  What really matters is that we made it through another year! Through all the craziness that is our life!  

What I will share is how much I love my family and no matter what craziness we have going on, I will continue to love and support them how ever it is needed!

Here's to a New Year {Raise Your Glass}!
Let's make it the best ever!!!!!