Friday, July 12, 2019

Adventure Awaits Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Adventure Awaits BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring our Adventures! Whether we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, traveling, staying close to home or venturing far away, we love to document our adventures!
You should have arrived from Narelle

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!!

Coloring with Nikki is giving away this gorgeous Handwritten Background stamp from RG Studios to one lucky winner.



AND


 Connie has put together this Set of Me and My Big Ideas (Mambi) goodies12x12 Kit, Sticker phrases, and a Washi pack!!

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 7/17/19 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Thanks for hopping.  I am very excited to be one of the sponsors this month so good luck to you.  Now lets get to my project.  I wanted to use the new Happy Camper set from RGAvenue.com.
I colored the camper with my copic markers and then had to make the whole scene with relaxing chairs to sit in during your trip. 

 Somehow the Flamingoes had fun and got in the camper to enjoy vacation also.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  



Be sure to hop over to my friend EK


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Connie

Sandy

Amanda 

Veronica

Kim

Narelle

Nikki

EK

 Alicia

Shannon 

Sue

Rebecca Ann

Jearise

Holli

Miranda

Liz

Charlotte



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!


Friday, June 7, 2019

Love Sports Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The LOVE SPORTS BLOG HOP



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 Cindy 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.

AND

 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!


Thanks for stopping by on the hop.  I was excited for this hop theme because I wanted to choose a sport I would love to play.  Who doesn't love a little magic and wish they could fly?  My sport is Quidditch!!!  I have fallen in love with everything Harry Potter since reading the first book.  My first project is highlighting the three goals for the game.  I used the Gryffindor colors for this card and had fun with showing the path of the Golden Snitch.  

The other card is used the stamps from Wizard Friends to make a fun background.  I added the 2 Bludgers and the Golden Snitch along with a fun sentiment to Be Magical.   

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.  
Be sure to hop over to my friend Shannon 
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!



Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Rebecca Ann
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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer

AND



is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!

AND
is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH



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 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far.  I want to share my project for this hop.  I joined a fat page swap and these were my projects,  A fat page is a 4 x 4 page to add to art journals.  I used 3 RG Studio yellow inks to make the watercolor splashes and then added the honeycomb stamp to finish off my background.
 
I layered that on my Sweet Blue paper to make the tea cups stand out. The cups from the seasonal mugs stamp set are plain so I decorated them with flowers from the You Inspire stamp set.  I love the versatility I have with them because you have the ability to decorate them any way you want.  Once I had all my pieces colored I was able to add my glaze and glitter.

  Now I just had to layer them on my base and add my tea bag to the cup.



 Thanks for hoping, I always love sharing my creations with others.

Be sure to hop over to my friend EK

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!









Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bold Bouquet cards

Today I want to share 2 cards I made using the Bold Bouquet and Yay Greetings stamp sets from RG Studio 360.
You can click on the stamp names to purchase the stamp set if you want.  The great thing about the images from RGStudio360 is that they also come with a digital version.  So you can start creating right away when you make the purchase and then when you get the stamp in the mail shortly after you can then create with the stamp set.


 For the first card I used my prisma color pencils to color.  I used the digital image from this set and made the image with the single flower to make an arrangement of 3 flowers.  I also wanted to make these cards on my Kraft paper.  I like how the color pencils pop on the cardstock. 

As you can see I used the yellows and oranges to color this first card.  I slowly built up my layers of colors and then used increased pressure to blend the colors.

The second card I used the single stamped image and colored with my pinks.  I also added some white for the highlights in the petals.  For both card I used the pencils themselves and added pressure to blend.  I didn't used any gamsol or blending stumps.  I wanted the images to be very vibrant so I just took my time and built up my layers of colors. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your having fun creating as well.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Rain Rain Go Away Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the Rain Rain Go Away BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring projects with rain, clouds, umbrellas, or rainbows!
You should have arrived from EK, if not,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this interactive 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 four awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to shop her online store

AND

is giving away this gorgeous Easter kit by Simple Stories

AND
is giving away this awesome package containing a wreath kit, a stamp set, 2 rolls of twine, and 2 rolls of washi tape

AND

Liz with Love 
is donating an awesome envelope punch board, stickers, and a pen.
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 4/17/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I couldn't wait to use my little umbrella holding girl from the Spring Thoughts set from RGStudio360.  


  I have been having a lot of fun with this set.  I have colored it with my color pencils and have watercolored it with my inks.  

This first card I used watercolor paper to stamp the image.  I then watercolored using my distress ink pads.  This gave the image a softer edge when colored.  

The second card is colored with my color pencils. 

As you can see this is very vibrant and bright.  I love to color with my pencils and build the layers of color.  It's fun to see the various shades of colors you can get with each pencil.  I hope you enjoyed my entry for this blog hop. Make sure you leave comments on each stop for your chance to win some of the wonderful sponsored items.  Enjoy the rest of the hop.


Be sure to hop over to Holli

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, March 8, 2019

SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP

Thank you for joining us for  
the SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring projects with parts that either move or shake! 

You should have arrived from Julia but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this interactive 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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Action Wobbles is giving away a 13 pack of Wobbles!!

AND

Simply Stamping with Narelle is giving away this adorable stamp set...Bella & Friends

AND

Wendy Bellino is giving away Two (2) Club Scrap page formulas. Each includes thirteen PAGE FORMULAS with cutting instructions (12x12 scrapbook format). Delivered as printable .pdf files.

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 3/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Let's get to my project.  I had some fun with my RGStudio360 stamp set Adventure Awaits

I started with using watercolor paper for the background.  I wet the paper and then brushed ink from my Sugar drops to get a colorful background.  I did 2 cards, one in blues and greens, and the other in yellows, reds, and oranges.  Once I had the backgrounds done I set them aside to dry and made my shaker packet.  I made 2 pockets with my Fuse tool to hold the background paper.  I then gathered the items for my shaker, which I used glitter, mica fragments, glass glitters, and chunky glitter. I inserted my background and adding my shaker fun pieces and then sealed my pocket with my fuse tool.  I then layered that on my card front with a frame and then added my stamped images.

 As you can see above I used the turtle and the octopus. I wanted to add some texture to my frame for the Octopus card so I used Burlap print stamp. I also used the same color sugar drops to watercolor these images as I did the backgrounds. I think the shaker flakes and glitter make it look like coral and items at the bottom of the ocean. I hope you have enjoyed my cards.  Now it's time to continue on the hop.

Be sure to hop over to Holli

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


Be sure to join us next month for our
Rain Rain Go Away Themed Blog hop!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine Trading coin

Today I want to share a trade project I made.  I signed up for a trading coin swap.  I had never tried this so I was excited to see what I could do.  I started with my gel press and sticker paper.  I used my Sweet Cane, Sweet Pink, Sour Watermelon and Rich Cherry Sugar Cubes.  I wanted the square shaped background so I didn't use a brayer to blend the colors.  I then used my background stamp, Many Hearts to pull ink off the gell press and stamp on to my print. 

I then used my Scan and cut to  cut circles in the sticker paper and a circle a 1.4 inch larger in Rich Cherry Sugar Stock to cover the base of my chipboard coin. I then used the digital file Sweet Love to size my bear to fit on the coin.  I then duplicated it on a sheet to make 10 coins. The bears I colored with my copic markers and cut out with my Scan N Cut.  I layered the 2 circles and then added some valentine washi tape I had and some heart confetti to add to my theme.  I then popped my mama and baby bear on the coin.  I finished off the coins with a red sharpie to color the edges of my chipboard.


For my first coin swap I really had fun making them.  It was a challenge to edit plans once you get going on the coin.  You realize real quick that there isn't a lot of space and you have to really pick and choose what you want to include and make it work.  I made sure my strip of washi on the bottom would all show the word love once I added my bear.  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day.