Sunday, August 20, 2017

Freebie Funday

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I'm going to share a few water color print/cut images with you to go along with Connie's challenge! 










Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found some inspiration with these images for Connie's monthly challenge! 


Click HERE for details and to enter! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing with you an sketch from Sketch N Scrap:



I agree with completely agree with Lisa, the author of this fun sketch. August is time for Moms to do so some scrapping, and this sketch is a lovely inspiration.  I love its flow and easy to follow lines.


If you decide to use this sketch, please let us know, so we can visit your page a give you some love.


And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Snowflake Wishes

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Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.  Today I'm sharing my design team project using an image from our sponsor this month.



I decided to use the Caroling Snowmen for my card today.  I wanted to try a new to me card fold technique and this image worked perfectly for the front panel!


The image was colored with Copic markers and then accented by both white and black Nuvo Drops and red Stickles.  The image was printed twice; tracing and cutting one of them to pop it on dimensionals.  A little shading behind the snowmen and sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink to provide depth.   I think you can see all that dimension in this close-up:


The card fold is called Double Z Joy Fold card...at least that's what it was called in the tutorial.  I combined Real Red and Soft Suede card stocks for the base and Whisper White for the image and sentiment panels.  Here's another look at it down from the top:


 I didn't take a good picture from the opposite angle so you could see the sentiment and another panel covered with patterned paper from the retired Stampin' Up My Digital Studio.  The sentiment says:

"Wishing you snowflakes, friendship and winter cheer."

I hope you get the chance to visit Paper Nest Dolls to see their complete collection.


And how about joining us in the monthly challenge on Connie Can Crop.  This month the theme is water coloring.  Any sort of project will work just so long as there's some sort of water-color technique.  You can find all the details here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jelly Bellies- Kitty Bee Day

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Hello my crafty friends!
 Connie here today to share this colorful card featuring "Sea Buddies- Jelly Bellies".
These two cuties were just waiting to be turned in to a fun summer card!! I added some stickles to the outside of them and I love how it brings them to life! They are so fun!



You can find this and other great Digital Images in the Kitty Bee shop.


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 join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-3 Simple Trick for Unique Watercolor Textures

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Hi, folks.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with a new video for you.  Since our challenge this month is water-coloring, Connie found this great video which will help you explore new techniques.


Who knew adding salt or bleach to your water could create cool effects.  And you'll never confine Saran Wrap to the kitchen again.

I hope you try these and, if you do, don't forget to enter the challenge this month.  You can find all the details here.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Miss Kate August Challenge

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It's time for a new challenge over on the Miss Kate's Facebook Group.

August's Challenge is SUMMER FUN

The requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttables' file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have.

Palm trees scream summer to me! And what is more fun than hidden treasure?
These 2 files combined to create a perfect card for this sentiment!




Don't forget to get you freebie from Miss Kate every day!!
Head on over to Miss Kate and enter the challenge HERE
The challenge will run from the second Tuesday through the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.

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 join Connie Can Crop's current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch A Wave Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop

Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!


Connie Can Crop (that's me!) is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop

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



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice

Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook 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 8/23/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!

I created 2 projects for you today because I love the beach and the waves!!
The first is a simple card showcasing a wave border made with the creative memories border punch and a sailboat from Miss Kate Cuttables.


My second project is a layout featuring my cute kids and nephews on one of many beach trips!
I used up some remnants of an echo park kit along with a sketch and I think it came out perfect!


Hope you enjoyed my projects! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to hop along with us!! I hope I inspired you to get out there and play with paper!! HUGS!

Now SURF on over to AMANDA..she's always ready to impress!

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Kitty Bee Challenge #101

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Hello my crafty friends!! 
It's time to announce the new challenge at Kitty Bee!!
Happy Aloha Friday, friends!  It's time for a new challenge...

Challenge #101 – Anything Goes w/optional twist: summer

Sponsor:  Paper Nest Dolls


2nd Sponsor: Lemon Shortbread

This image from Paper Nest Dolls is gorgeous!! And I knew I wanted to create a very special card with her!
I hope you love it as much as I love it!





Hope you will stop on over at Kitty Bee and join in this fun challenge! 
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

DT Day ~ Paper Nest Dolls: Fairy Emma

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Hey everyone! It's Angela with Mermaids & Monograms. I am oging to share with you a card I made using a digital stamp from our sponsor, Paper Nest Dolls.


I used Fairy Emma with unicorn for my stamp. I went with our challenge theme of watercolors and colored her in with some water color crayons I found at Michaels the other day. Not a big fan of them as they are super wide and hard to get the small spots! I stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Jaded Blossom and the sequins are from Close to my Heart. 

Thanks for taking a peek! 

Don't forget to join Connie's monthly challenge as well! 

Click HERE for all the details and to enter! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Get Your Happy On!

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Hello my crafty friends!
Connie here today to share an awesome image by this month's fantastic sponsor, 
Paper Nest Dolls!!

This isn't your typical image from PND featuring Christine's adorable kiddos. But when I saw how cute it was I knew I needed to use it! This card was perfect for my fun friend's birthday last week!!


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 join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Pacific Time


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-Basic Water-Color Techniques

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Hello from Kim at Katydid Cards. I have a video for you about water-coloring since that's our challenge this month.

If you're new to the world of water-coloring, it can seem challenging and perhaps downright scary.

Here's a video which will show you the basic of water-coloring which will help you to know how to begin.



Now let's see what you can make!  Please share your projects in our challenge this month.  You can find all the details here.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Guest DT Art Jypsy

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I am so excited to announce our next Guest Designer for 2017 here at Connie Can Crop...
AJ (Art Jypsy)
from
AJ's Creative Energy

So excited to have the very talented AJ joining us this month!


Here's a little bit about AJ....
I am a mom of two fur babies - tuxedo cats. I love creating artistically and have been do so all my life... I have been card making/ stamping for what seems like decades now, just about 4 years ago I started playing in the online challenges. I use Crayola and Prismacolor markers. Love making water colored backgrounds - gives a scene more personality.

And here is her gorgeous card featuring an image from our sponsor this month Paper Nest Dolls.


BE sure to stop by AJ's BLOG and leave her some love! She was an awesome Guest DT!!




Interested in being a guest DT on my blog? Send me an email or
message with a photo of your favorite project and let me know!
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Pacific Time

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Freebie Funday

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August! Oh my! I am going to post some freebies to do with the beach/summer since summer days are about over for most :( 












Thanks for stopping by! 
Don't forget to enter Connie's monthly challenge.
Click HERE for all the details! 



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