Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hooray for Today! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hooray for today!  Perfect sentiment for this cute card, my inspiration for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I thought this would make a great child's birthday card but also fit other occasions.  I love the primary colors and stripes and I thought the number print was perfect to slice up.

Here's this weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

inque boutique Out of the World 6x6 papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Blue Moon and Maraschino Cherry
Stampin Up Geometric sentiment
Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Rectangle die
Creative Memories Embossed Star punch
white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Let it Shine...Bitten By the Bug 2 Summer challenge

Hello, it's time again for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2.  The theme for this challenge is Summer Fun!  I chose to use a cut file from Cricut Simple Pop-Up Cards.  The cart has so many great cards, I have to admit I made several designs. The best part is the write feature with some great sentiments that fit each card perfectly! I hope you are inspired by this card reminding me of the summer nights of my childhood.

I love add the special touches that really make a card pop.  My husband doesn't like it when I get him sucked into my projects, but I did consult him on the "lids" I created.  I had a few manual die cuts of mason jars but none really worked for the size card I had cut.  I ended up embossing a metallic piece of paper and fussy cutting the lid to fit the top of the card.  I cut the center one to fold easier.

I am also very fond of using negatives.  The fireflies I decorated the envy and front of the card with came from the original cut.  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment before die cutting with a manual die.

Finally, I added a touch of gold Wink of Stella to some of the "lights" and the printed sentiment.  I also added some yellow bling.

Cricut Simple Pop-up Cards cartridge
Misc papers and card stock
Versamark embossing ink
Close to My Heart Illuminate stamp sentiment
Metallic Blue embossing powder
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
metallic card stock
Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder Stripes
Spellbinders label die
Cricut yellow pen
Wink of Stella gold pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Don't forget if you use a Cricut to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2


Friday, June 21, 2019

Cricut Sunshine cards for Summer Solstice

Welcome the next season, Summer!  I made these monochromatic yellow Cricut cards in honor of today's holiday.

Cricut Intricate Cut Quotes
misc card stock 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Blessed...with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for this week's inspiration for the current sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I used the 6x6 paper pad Beautiful You by Creative Imaginations.  The sentiment strip was a part of the collection.  The butterfly amazingly is part of the paper.

Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

I added pearls, lace and inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink in Mocha Moma.

Another look.

Pop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping by


Monday, June 10, 2019

Beer is the Answer! Cricut Pop-up card for Bitten By the Bug 2

Good morning and welcome to the latest challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2, Father's Day.  I used the Cricut Everyday Pop-up cards cartridge with American Craft papers.  I also created some manual die cut layers using Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangles and DRS designs "beer is the answer" sentiment stamp.

Once again, I could find NO instructions for my project.  I found it to be very close to a coffee pop up I have created. but for the most part I was winging it.

I layered a couple of die cut panels on the front of the card but haven't stamped a sentiment yet.

 My second card uses the same papers and the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge.  I thought these American Craft papers worked great with the Father's Day theme.  They are so old, I purchased bulk packs from Tuesday Morning while the patterns are quite bold the solid sides are classic.  I use them often.


I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink in Mocha Moma.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Stop over at Bitten By the Bug 2 for our Father's Day challenge for the next two weeks.

Thank you for stopping by


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Love Sports Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  

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 Michele's blog 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.


 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 created this shaped basketball card for a young man in need of a lift.  I love that it is shaped.  Easy to complete with my Cricut!

Cricut Life's A Party cart
orange and black card stock

Be sure to hop over to my friend EK's blog

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!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/krafty-chicks-challenge-458-die-cuts.html until 6/12x

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2019/06/tuesday-throwdown-433-fred-she-said.html until 6/14

https://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-144-cards-for-guys.html until 6/14x

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2019/06/235-masculine.html until 6/15x

https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-28-fathers-day-or-card-for-man.html until 6/16

http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-44-for-menboys.html until 6/29

http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-157-guys-have-it.html until 6/30

http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/june-challenge-shaped-cards/ until 7/1

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Friday, May 31, 2019

and the beat goes on...

It's the final day and I am still playing along with Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash Bingo.  This challenge was to use a song in the project.

I chose to use this Sketch N Scrap card Sketch #144 from last month.

Technique Tuesday Glee sentiment stamp
Ranger dye ink Raven
sheet music from an old book
Creative Memories tag punch and silver music note stickers
7 Gypsies 6x6 black and white stack
Art C music flowers
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff chalking ink
doily and pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by this last day of the month.  Looking forward to June.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Grace Potter Xmas Jam Rock Star layout

This is a show I saw back in December and I did NOT take these photos, I am however in both photos on the front row.  I am so enamored with this DCWV stack, I found one partially used at a yard sale and bought it!

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap.  This sketch from December 15, 2012.

I used a punch with embossing for the stars and a thin die for the rings.

DCWV Glam Rock
Generic circle dies
Creative Memories star punch
Silver and pink shimmer card stock
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff chalking ink

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Crafter's Companion with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspiration.  I created this pretty card with some pretty paper I purchased on HSN.  I combined the Crafter's Companion paper with Spellbinders' nesting dies.  I was able to get the nesting extra close because I own both the large and small oval sets.  I was so lucky to purchase one set in a used lot on ebay.  I believed I was buying a duplicate but when I received the package the set happened to be different!

Here is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Crafter's Companion papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Tropical Punch
Spellbinders oval dies and scallop oval
Stampin Up sequins and Gumball Green paper
misc flowers and brads
card stock

Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping by


Monday, May 27, 2019

Bitten By the Bug 2 Graduation challenge

Good morning, I hope you get to sleep in on this Memorial Day.  I know I am looking forward to it.   I am hosting the challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2 today and the theme is Graduation. As I celebrate this holiday, I take a look back at last year's and my son's graduation ceremony.  I am sure whether you have a child or not, you know someone graduating.  If not adding graduation card to your stash or creating a layout of a past graduation would be perfect projects for the theme.

I began my layout with this beautiful frame from Anna's Decorative Monogram cart and this quote on a sticker from Creative Memories. 

The diploma is a "scroll" from Wild Card. I detailed the tie with a pen.  The photo frame is from CTMH Artistry.

The graduation cap is from Locker Talk, a cartridge I recently acquired at a crafty yard sale.  I am glad it has already been used!  I detailed this cut with pens as well.

Cricut cartridges:  Wild Card, Locker Talk, Close to My Heart Artistry, and Anna's Decorative Monogram
Creative Memories Black & White Power Palette papers and sticker sentiment
Creative Memories black card stock
Bazzill Two Scoops Black Walnut textured card stock
 Spellbinders Large Deckeled Rectangles
Distress marker Fossilized Amber
American Craft Precision Black pen
3-D sticker

I used the following Sketch N Scrap layout sketch #130 as inspiration.

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Please hop over play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2 and the theme of Graduation for the next two weeks.