Sunday, December 4, 2016

  Freebie Funday

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It's December everyone!!!! EEK! I love the holidays! The company is always wonderful, and the food is the best! YUM! 

I hope you can find some time to get a little crafting in this month, and maybe use some of these files I found for you! 












Don't forget to enter Connie's monthly challenge! There is still time! 
Click HERE for all the details and to upload your best image! 




Till next week, 

Friday, December 2, 2016

  Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing with you this sketch from Pazzles Craft Room:




This sketch is meant for a digital page, but the it could also be adapted to normal scrapbooking. This blog offers tons of more such sketches, worth to check them out.
I hope you enjoy this sketch and decide to use it, please comment with a link to your page for us to compliment your work.

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #53

due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 31st

Pacific Time

Scrappy hugs,



  Welcome New Design Team Members

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Once again I am so blessed to have so many amazing followers!! And even more blessed that I had so many wonderful ladies apply for my second design team call!!
This was by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I had so many talented women from all over the globe apply and I wish I could have brought you each on. In a perfect world that would have been awesome! But I had to carefully process through all the entries and select who I thought would fit in with the team the best for now. Don't worry though, I will be showcasing these other lovely ladies and their gorgeous work as guest design team members very soon!! So everyone is a winner in my book!

Now please help me in welcoming my newest Design Team members to Connie Can Crop!!
(In no Specific Order)



"I've been using making cards and scrapbook pages for over 20 years. I am a stay a home mom to a 7 year old daughter and a retired husband. We live in Central Florida."



"I have been scrapbooking since 1999 and loving every minute of it. I took up photography to grow my scrapbooking, which is why I started to blog. I want to share my ideas and get ideas from fellow scrapbookers just like me!"


"I have been a paper crafter since 2006, I really enjoy learning and trying out new techniques, card folds, upcycling, and making 3D projects.

In July 2012 we packed up our house and moved from Michigan to the high desert in Arizona which was a huge change for us.

I have a Cricut Expression, Cameo, Cuttlebug and an eBosser as well as dies, stamps, papers, inks, etc. It seems like I’m always working on something or other and if my hands aren’t covered with either ink, glue or a combination of both then I must be sick. I really enjoy being on design teams it gives me a chance to see so many wonderful projects by both fellow team members as well as the challenge entries.

Winning the grand prize in Cricut’s, “Extreme Font” challenge with my, “Route 66 Bouquet” was a huge boost to my ego. When I won 3 Blue Ribbons (I entered 3 cards) at the 2016 Mohave County Fair my head really swelled but I think that I have it in check now."


And returning for a second year are:

Kim Venezia- DT Coordinator

Kim has been involved in paper crafting for many years, having been introduced to it when a friend visited Kim in the hospital and brought her scrapbook along. Kim was so impressed with that scrapbook, it inspired her to begin scrap booking while recuperating. But what started out as something to fill empty hours turned into a real passion and she has been playing with paper in one form or another ever since. She lives with Katy, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who supervises Kim’s comings and goings and is the namesake of Kim’s blog. 




My name is Angela Corcoran and I am a stay at home mom full time, crafter in between. I have 3 boys (hence, 3crazymonkeys!)- Jayce is 11, Logan is 10 and Aiden is 8. They keep me on my toes at all times! I started off scrapbooking when Jayce was born, and have kept growing! Now, I get the privilege of making things for others and I love doing that! 




I am a part time stay at home Mom, part time crafting instructor, and part time home office manager for my husband business. I love to create using new techniques and innovative products. I try to include pictures in most of my projects, since I practically started as a scrapbooker, then moved on onto other paper crafting areas. Furthermore, I enjoy participating in on-line challenges to get out of my creative box, thus creating for Connie Can Crop will be a fun way to achieve further inspiration and to meet more fellow fun paper crafters.

Congrats ladies! I am so excited to work with you! We have some exciting things in store for you here at Connie Can Crop!! Be sure to check out their blogs and see how talented these awesome ladies are!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

  Monthly Challenge #53 Baby It's Cold Outside

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Welcome to December!
Christmas is here!
And so is the cold weather!! Finally!! I love it! So what better way to celebrate than with a chilly challenge!!




Create a project using either a snowman, snow, or snowflakes. 
You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered item...you name it!


Here's what my amazing Design Team has created using the cutest files from our amazing sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!!





Angela Corcoran




And mine







You can create anything you'd like just be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge and create something with either a snowman, snow, or a snowflake.
Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 
When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)


Entries are due by Saturday, December 31st at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month! 
One lucky winner will win a $21.00 gift certificate to shop their awesome products.
Be sure to visit them online here.
On facebook here.
And their blog here.


AND don't forget the winner gets
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!
You need to link your project up below using Mr. Linky.
You have until midnight , Saturday, December 31st to link it up.
I will draw one random winner. My winner will not be based on skill or talent, 
but based on just completing the challenge.
AND
if that wasn't incentive enough...
you could be chosen as top 3 and get bragging rights.
 
 Good luck my crafty friends!! Can't wait to see what you create!!
November's Lucky Winners will be announced


 Wednesday December 7th

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  Last Day to Apply

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Just a reminder today is the deadline to get your DT applications in to me!! 
I have received so many amazing applications already! I am so blessed to have such amazing followers!!
Definitely not an easy decision to be making!

Here's the info....
Hello my Crafty Friends!!
I have an amazing team of talented ladies and I am looking for 1-2 more talented crafters who love to inspire others as much as we do. I am looking for all levels of talent and no prior DT experience is necessary to apply. My blog features projects from all the companies I love. So my DT will also be allowed to feature products from whoever they love! No issues there!
  
IMPORTANT DATES:
Submissions will be taken until: November 30,2016
New Design Team will be announced:  December 12th
New Design Team Term: Jan 1st- June 30th
Design Team Responsibilities:
  • Commit to a 6 month term: January 1st- June 30th, 2017
  • Complete 3 projects a month (One monthly post plus Challenge and Blog hop)
  • Visit challenge participants blogs and leave comments.
  • Maintain an active blog.
  • Post our challenges, events, and your projects on your blog on reveal day and link back to my Blog.
  • Promote Connie Can Crop Monthly challenges and events on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Display the “Design Team Blinkie” on your blog   
  • Submit your DT projects to me no later than three days before scheduled post.
  • Have a Facebook account. Our Design TeamGroup will be on FB and that is how we will communicate with the team.
  • I need help with You Tube Tuesdays, Sponsors, Sketches, Challenges and Freebie Fundays. Each DT will help with one. (It's going to be easy!!)
What's in it for you?:
  • A link to your blog and your button will be displayed on the Connie Can Crop blog
  • Your creations will be promoted and you will obtain new followers and fans.
  • You will receive some perks from some of our generous sponsors as well as a care package from me for your help and time!
Please include the following in your application: 
First and Last Name, Email Address and Location
Link to your Blog
List of Current Design Teams
A short paragraph telling me who you are and why you'd like to be a part of my team.
Photos of 3 of your favorite projects (any type).  


Please Email your application to: Conniecancrop@yahoo.com with Design Team Call in the subject line.
Good Luck!! I am so excited to see what everyone submits!! But I know this is going to be super hard!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  YouTube Tuesday-3D Pumpkins

Pin It Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with another YouTube video.

Earlier this month I shared a series of videos showing you how to make a pop-up pumpkin card.  Today I'm sharing two videos showing you how to make 3D pumpkins for home decor.

Here's the first, presented by Lawn Fawn.  It's similar to the card in it's contsruction so, if you tried that, you'll zip through this one:



Here's another video, this time presented by Graphic 45,showing not one but three very clever ideas for making pumpkins for holding treats or for home decor:


And here's one more because I just couldn't stop!  This video shows a quick and easy way to turn an ordinary roll of toilet paper into an adorable pumpkin.


So, I hope I've inspired you to make some pumpkin decor.  If you make any (or all) of these, be sure to enter them in our monthly challenge.  You have just one more day!  You can find all the details by clicking on the image below:

http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html

Next month I'll bring you more videos which I hope you'll enjoy watching as much as I enjoy bringing them to you.  If you've a mind to, please come visit me at Katydid Cards to say, "hello".





Monday, November 28, 2016

  Espresso Bunny- Kitty Bee DT

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Hello my crafty friends!
It's Connie here today to share a sweet card for a friend with all the Kitty Bee fans!

The Espresso Bun Digital Stamp is so sweet. This bunny loves coffee as do some of my friends and I! So this is perfect for tucking in a Starbucks gift card and sending it off. 


I used a doily, lace and pearls to make this card feminine. The stamped image and wood coffee cup are from Latina Crafter.
Paper is from my scraps and the pink banner is actually a post it note. Flower is from Prima.



Be sure to visit my blog, Connie Can Crop for more inspiration featuring these great stamps.
I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!  


Don't forget to enter my monthly challenge for November!



Friday, November 25, 2016

  Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing with you this sketch from www.printablecuttablecreatables.com, which offers free sketches to be printed.



I like the flow of this sketch and its versatility for a fall/Thanksgiving theme layout.
I hope you enjoy this sketch and decide to use it, please comment with a link to your page for us to compliment your work.

And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:


Connie Can Crop Challenge #52
due 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, November 30th
Pacific Time

  Count Your Blessings- Cardz TV

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Hello my crafty friends!

It's Connie here today to share my DT project for Cardz TV!

Today is the start of a new Cardz TV's Anything Goes Challenge and I wanted to create an elegant card for Thanksgiving. Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving as well!





 I used two of Mary's stamp sets called Thankful for you! and Fall Fun   I also used patterned paper and cardstock from my kit prize this month!! MY cricut cut out most of the details. The pumpkin image is one of the stamps on Mary's Fall Fun set.
You can enter the Cardz TV Challenge HERE!!

I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!  

Don't forget to enter my challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #52

due 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, November 30th
Pacific Time

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  The Cat's Meow- Miss Kate DT Day

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Hello my crafty friends!!


It's Connie Can Crop here and my day to post with  Miss Kate Cuttables!  

But first, did you know that Miss Kate Cuttables gives away a free file everyday?
YES, absolutely FREE. So what are you waiting for, head over there and get your free file now!!

Mu project today is purrfect and sure to make you smile!


I used one adorable Miss Kate Cuttables file today to create this one page layout of my princess Harryette. 

You can purchase the adorable You're the Cat's Meow file HERE.


Be sure to stop by my blog for more photos featuring this project and others using Miss Kate Designs!

I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!
Don't forget to enter my challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #52
due 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, November 30th
Pacific Time
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