Thursday, June 27, 2019

Little Brother~Family Tees for Craft Collabs

Hello, today I am participating in a Craft Collabs Event called C.A.S.E. the Creator.  I was partnered with Robert.  He can be found on social media at, and  Our task was to find inspiration from our partner's projects, select one and C.A.S.E.  If you aren't familiar with that term it stands for Copy and Share Everything.  Usually one allows for a little creative substitution since we may not have the exact products from which we are copying.  

Just from the name of Robert's artistic identity, J Family Crafters, one can conclude that family is the most important aspect of his life and crafting together creates more time to spend with his family.  While exploring his blog I discovered he has three daughters so this makes complete sense.  He shares their work as well as his own on his social media sites.  I took my cue from his Avenger's Endgame post.  I don't own any super hero cuts, but since this post was also about family bonding, I focused on that idea with my project.  Here is his project:

Here is my project.  I copied the gray and the familial bonding spirit of the project as  I didn't have any super hero cuts for my Cricut.  I used two different fonts to create the wording.  Brother is a freebie on Cricut Design Space as are many familial words.  The word little uses a Creative Memories font.

I hadn't made an iron-on project in a few months and it took me a few tries to get the vinyl cut deep enough.  I was using a brand I purchased at Tuesday Morning at a great price therefore, I can't be sure about the problem.  I ended up getting a great cut with the custom setting for glitter iron-on, however, as you can see this vinyl is clearly not glitter.  Maybe I just forget my setting from last go round. I need to create the Big Brother tee but I have to go buy the appropriate size tee.  I WILL remember the settings when I create that one.  You will have to stop back by to see how that one turns out.  

Mark Richards Iron On Black and White Vinyl
Creative Memories Be Young-Be Free Font (little)
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes (brother)
Gray Onesie

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and visit Robert's site for lots of family fun and great crafting tips!


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: until 6/12x until 6/14x until 6/14x until 6/15x until 6/16x until 6/29x until 6/30 until 7/1x

Thanks so much for stopping by today.