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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Reminder: Pile It On #123 - Celebrations

Reminder: Pile It On #123 - Celebrations

Our theme until January 7th is Any Holiday/Celebration. Hope you are enjoying your family & friends, whatever you are & whatever you celebrate!
We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and one lucky participant will win 7 digi stamps of their choice! The Prize Winner will be announced on January 15.
http://www.bugaboostamps.com
From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects at Bugaboo StampsAnd be sure to join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Connie Can Crop: Wild Blogiversary- mark your calendars

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Mark you Calendars!!

January 3rd marks Connie Can Crop's 
9 year Blogiversary!!
And she is celebrating in a very big way!!



We will be having an amazing blog hop
featuring WILD projects!!
We have such an awesome lineup!!
AND
We have a ton of sponsors with
a bunch of amazing prizes to giveaway to 
our lucky hoppers!!

Sponsors included are:
Connie's Crafty Cart
Miss Kate Cuttables
Kitty Bee Designs
Creative Memories
Close to my Heart
Stampin Up
Fun Stampers Journey
Mermaids N Monograms
Little Scraps of Heaven
and
Paper Crafting World

WOW! That's 10 prizes!!! AMAZING!!
You don't want to miss this!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Celebrating 2016 - Pile It On! Challenge #123 - Any Holiday/Celebration

New challenge at Pile it On:

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It's that time of the year again, when the Pile It On team takes a little break and our challenges runs until the new year! Our theme until January 7th is Any Holiday/Celebration.
We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and one lucky participant  will win 7 digi stamps of their choice! The Prize Winner will be announced on January 15.



From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects at Bugaboo StampsAnd be sure to join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.
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For this challenge, I decided to make another Christmas card. Using the digital stamp from Bugaboo: Christmas words-JOY


I used some CTMH city escapes papers and glitter elements, some scotch green glitter tape, and some satin cardstock from Hero stamps.


 For the inside, I added more glitter elements and tape.



My pile of challenges:




Merry Christmas and Happy New year en case I don't post the reminder of the month.
Love
Vicky Tovar

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Magic Blog Hop





Welcome to the 
Holiday Magic Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a weekend full of the magic of the Christmas Holidays! Our talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the joy of the season into your hearts!

You should have arrived from Kim- http://katydidcards.com/. If you just happened upon this magical hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.


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.



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.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 12/14/16
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this Blog Hop, I decided to make an special gift for a special lady, which will receive it hopefully by next week ;-)



I used a Tim Holtz canvas with this nice music printed tissue background, Ava Christmas - mistletoe fairy from Bugaboo, the cardboard ornament frame from Clear scraps, BoBonnie glitter pastes and stencils, glitter paper from CTMH and Heide Swap, Tattered lace dies (the ovals, the Christmas bow, and the Christmas Title), Rhine stones (from Connie bag of goodies), washi tape (also from Connie's crafty cart), viva color pearl pens, silver trim (IdeOlogy, TH), Smooch pink ink, 3D glue dots, green stickles, shimmer mist (Tattered Angels and another one) Chamaleon alcohol markers, and  liquid glass glue (CTMH).

A snapguide will follow this post for the techniques used~

some close ups







 Up next is Amanda- salnclts76.blogspot.com

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

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/...
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/...
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Holli- sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Ashley-  http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com/...
Diana- http://daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/...
Kim- http://katydidcards.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/...
Amanda- salnclts76.blogspot.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Sandy-  http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/...
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/...
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sharon- http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/
Jearise- http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

And don't forget to check out the this month's challenge!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Connie Can Crop Design Team: White Christmas Layout

Dear scrappers,
I am sharing with you this layout I made for Connie Can Crop, featuring my family's first (and only) white Christmas Day:



Too bad the the picture doesn't make justice to the satin finish of the pages and rhinestones bling.

The left side open up:

The Right side has and insert for more pictures:



I used an sketch my dear Tammi Sanders' Photofull old class:



I used printed paper from K.1, which came in a Paperworks kit of the month, the same with other embellishments. 

 I use the same file from my first card: Little-Penguin-Winter--winter-bench_p_2383 from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, which I colored with Chameleon alcohol markers


BTW, I used the Jingle Bells rhinestone sentiment and rhinestones, which I received yesterday as a surprise from Connie's Crafty Cart:

Big thank you Connie, I loved my surprise goodies :-)
More materials:


Some closeups:

 I wrote the wrong year, it was in 2012.



The left side:


The right side insert:
 The back:

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,


some fun challenges, I am entering:




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Connie Can Crop: Monthly Challenge #53 Baby It's Cold Outside

New Challenge at Connie Can Crop:

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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!
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."""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
To my project:

 I had some fun coloring this file: Little-Penguin-Winter--winter-bench_p_2383 from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps:
 I used Chameleon alcohol markers, which I'm still learning how to use as you can see: 

The Cabochons are from Connie's crafty cart ebay store, as well as the green stickles I added everywhere 
to add some more sparkle to this image. I also used some clear Wink of Stella to the snowflakes, snow, and cheeks
of the penguins, which is hard to see in this images.


For the inside, I added more glitter cardstock and a sentiment from Tattered Lace. Also accented with wink of stella
marker. The ink I used, as well as cardstocks are from CTMH. The patterned paper is from Tattered Lace Magazine 
(their free paper in their special Christmas issue).


I hope you enjoyed this project and decide to play along this fun challenge.
Scrappy hugs,


some other challenges I'm entering:




cabochons and glitter paper




Sunday, November 27, 2016

PIO #122 - Two Patterned Papers

New challenge at:
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 Pile It On is Two Patterns (or two patterned papers)
We're sponsored by Sami Stamps, and one lucky participant (chosen from challenges #121 & #122) will win 3 digi stamps of their choice! The Top Picks for this challenge and the Prize Winner will be announced on December 18.

Be sure to check out their challenge blog too!
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I decided to make a card for my dear friend for Thanksgiving. I used the digital stamp: Corn in my basket fairy from this challenge sponsor.


I used scraps from 2 different patterned papers (the banner and the background). Some left over stickers from previous projects and gold tone cardstock. Finally, I added some stickles to the wings, feathers, and the apple accent sticker.



This my pile of challenges:


Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment

Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes

One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Winter Fun
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes


I hope you enjoy this card and decide to pile on this fun challenge as well.
Happy Thanksgiving

Vicky