Sunday, August 30, 2015

Time is Running Out To Get Organized! {Plus FREE Goodies!}

Hi Everybody!
I wanted to remind you all that the last day for the Get Organized deal for this month is August 31st!  You can check out the details below:

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!

Contact me for more details.

The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan Touch Twinmarkers. The My Acrylix Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them the perfect pair!!. 

The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. 

*View the current CTMH Idea Book online HERE.

*Order a catalog along with other crafty supplies on my site HERE.

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

You're So Old! {So Suzy Stamps Guest Designer}

Hi Everybody!
I gotta say, I absolutely LOVE crafting!  There are so many fantastically amazing products out there that make creating such a super fun experience!  I am so stinkin' happy to be back as a Guest Designer for one of those amazing products, So Suzy Stamps!!  Let me show you my latest creation using her yummy stamps....

*First I stamped the adorable Triceratops image stamp onto some patterned paper.
*Then I used a white gel pen, and a Copic marker to color in some details on the dinosaur.
*Finally I took some fine tip scissors and fussy (hand cut) the Triceratops out.

*Here's how he came out.  Isn't he the CUTEST??!!
*I decided to color him in this way, since I am not as talented at coloring as the So Suzy Stamps design team!

*Here is how the final project turned out!  I added him to a cute little treat bag I cut using the Plantain Cricut cartridge.
*Add some matching ribbon, and this project is done!

But wait, there's more!!!!

I was having so much fun with these stamps, I created another project using the Super Old sentiment stamp.

*Hahahaha!  Isn't this hilarious??!!  I am planning to give this to one of my friends who's turning 40 soon.  Ummm, just so we're clear 40 is NOT old (this is coming from a 38 year old!!), but my friend is not happy about hitting that milestone.  So I thought what better card to make then to remind her aaaaall about it :D
*I use squares to create a quilted look for the background.

*I cut "grandma" using my Cricut.
*I just love that shawl!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today!  Make sure to head on over to So Suzy Stamps and check out all the awesomeness she has over there!  And don't forget to check out all the design team creations on the So Suzy blog :)  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Check Out This Monster of a Treat Bag!

Hi Everybody!
I am LOVING the Artistry cartridge from Close To My Heart more and more every time I use it!!!  This cartridge has something for everyone and for all occasions.  You may have caught a look at today's project on Facebook, but I wanted to also share with my favorite bloggy pals :D 

For this project, I decided to highlight one of the Halloween images that are on this cart. (It's my FAVORITE holiday, I couldn't help myself!!) The funky square is from the Art Philosophy cartridge, and the sentiment banner is from Artistry. What a delicious little treat bag this is! Easily switch out the colors, and this could be a treat for any time. I hope you love this one as much as I do!! 

All items used are from Close To My Heart. Here are the product links to the items I used that are currently available:

*Love Ya Silly #B1470

*Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags #Z2039

*Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment #Z2032

*Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack #X5935

*12" X 12" Honey Cardstock #X5668

*Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles #Z1935

*These treat bags are so much fun to embellish!

*I added some pop dots behind my cute little monster for some fun dimension.

Grab any of the Cricut cartridges HERE:

And super cool, you can now get either a regular cartridge or digital version of the Artistry cartridge!  No matter which one you get, it will include:

*3 SIZE D stamp sets 
*1 Package of the NEW Enchantment 12 X 12 paper

Get the regular cartridge for $99, and the digital version for $79!

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

School Rules Blog hop

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to the School Rules Blog Hop!!

School has started in many places!

Join us as we fill our backpacks with
pencils, rulers, and notebooks of every color.
Showing off projects to inspire kids and their mothers.
because School Rules, you can see it on our faces!

You should have come from Cindybut if you need to go the beginning of the line Connie Can Crop is the line leader on this School Rules Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their School themed ideas and creations. 

I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, The Paper Nest Dolls!!
They will be giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their fabulous shop!
Be sure to check out their adorable stamps at

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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my hop project, I decided to get our bulletin board at home ready for the new school year!  Here are the details

*Locker Talk Cricut cartridge - grade titles
*School title, crayons, and embellishments from a die cut pack in my stash.
*I love this board!  It helps keep everything in one place, and we can always find permission slips, schedules, and more!

*This was a hard one for me.  My littlest one is finally in kindergarten!  He is so proud!!

*I love the font style of these titles!

*I've got 2 kids in middle school, so this was a handy title to cut :)

*Lol, this is more for my husband and I than the kids!

I hope you liked my project!  Up next is
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

Have a Jaw-some Shark Party!! {Scrappin Madge Guest Designer}

Hi Everybody!
I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Madge's Scrappin' Lounge today!  A while back Madge asked if any of her crafty pals would like to guest on her blog, and I said YES!!!  I had met her first online, and then was lucky enough to get to meet her in person a few times.  I love her energy, and what a genuine person she is :D  I myself have been a crazy Cricut crafter, and papercrafter for over 10 years. Creating is the best therapy for me, and helps me keep my sanity!   I have 4 kids, and am a happy stay-at-home mom so keeping sane is very important, lol!!  

For my guest post project, I decided it would be fun to share some projects I made for my nephews Shark Themed Birthday.  Let's take a look:

First up are the party supplies!

*I thought how fun it would be to have a shark placemat where each kid would sit.  In the word bubble they would be able to write what they think the shark is saying!  The hostess could also write the kids name.

*Of course you have to have some fun snacks!  These cute little glassine bags were perfect to hold individual servings of shark bait goldfish.
*Labeling all the food with shark related things is also super fun!  (My kids can never get enough goldfish!)  This one here is inviting kids to "swim on over for a bite".  Using a scallop circle punch to take a "bite" out of the side also adds to the atmosphere :D
*And of course you want to have a card to wish the birthday kid a "jaw-some" birthday!

A good activity for a shark party of course is swimming.  But sometimes you need a little downtime, so having these kind of worksheet activities is perfect!  You could also have prizes for who finishes them the fastest!!

You can find all of the following worksheets (and more!!) from 

These first two would be great for the younger kids:

Dot to Dot

These next two would probably work better for older kids.


Grab some (shark fin shaped) pizza and you're party has been a hit!  I hope you enjoyed my project today!  You can check out more amazing projects from Madge on her blog at  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :D

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