Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Fun Blog Hop

"Just the start of it...
Sunny Days, Party Nights,
Hot Guys, Water Fights,
Beachy Hair, Tanned Skin.
School's Out, Summer's In!"

You should have arrived from Haidee:
If not, head on over to the beginning.  

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Summer Fun Blog Hop Party.

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

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

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 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

Here is my project: a mini-album by Heart of Texas and with the great cricut shapes cut from from our great sponsor's file:  sea shell cuts ,
Which I modified using Tim Holtz techniques and paints.

 A closer look to the front page. I used the new Tim’s Frosted Film technique in the CCC3 challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter
You can take a better look at this technique in this picture.

The second page.

 The third page with more seashells from this svg file and many more distressing techniques from Tim.

 The last page, I have so far. The rest of the album will follow, when I get more inspiration...

Some closer looks: 

 I bought some of this glitter shapes and distressed them with abandoned coral distressing ink to make them funkier...

 I love how this seagull ended up looking. 

 I used some cracked pistachio and the white crackling paint to get the old look of the many old victorian houses in this island.

A closer look to the seashells and star fish.

This challenge was sponsored by: The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a fabulous $25 shopping spree for one very lucky CC3Cer! 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

 1. Connie -
 2. Sandy -
 3. Alicia -
 4. Pam -
5. Angela -
6. Elizabeth Jeanne -…/07/11/summer-fun-blog-hop/
7. Sarah -
8. Theresa-
9. Rhonda-
10. Amanda-
11. Audrey-
12.  Rebecca -
13. Holli -
14. Melinda -
15. Haidee-
16. Veronica-
17. Aisha-

 Good luck in this Summer Fun Blog Hop,


  1. This is so darn awesome!! What a gorgeous treasure!! Thanks for being in this hop with us! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  2. Stunning Mini Album... love all the details through out the album... thank you for sharing

  3. Vicky....what a cute mini album! Man, you packed alot of detail into a pretty small space and it looks awesome! The frosted film on the cover of your book looks great! Fabulous beachy themed book that I am sure you will enjoy for years to come! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. awesome album!! great job! I have never been to Galvenston, hope you enjoyed it!

  5. amazing album! i love the frosted film technique on the family vacation! it looks like real sand! very 3d!!!

  6. Your album is amazing! I really love it!❤️

  7. This is great, Vicky, you've really captured the feel and colors of Galveston! I haven't been there in forever. I wouldn't have thought of Cracked Pistachio as being a color to use for this, but its just perfect! Thanks for your kind words on my blog and thanks for sharing this cute album on CC3C!

  8. that came out so great Veronica! i love it all!

  9. Beautiful design and colors - wow it really has the feel of summer!! TFS!!

  10. what a fantastic album and all the details are fantastic too

  11. What a beautiful mini album! I love the seashells and the cover page! I just became a new follower.

  12. What a gorgeous album! All the details and mixed media are superb! What a beautiful way to capture some summer memories for sure! Amazing and detailed work. I am your newest follower! Thank you for using a PCW file!
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  13. Wow, this album is awesome. I love all the inspiration I get from these blog hops. Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  14. Super duper fabulous album with so many awesome details :)

  15. What a fun little album...makes me want to go to the beach! LOVE the frosted trees!!! Thanks for playing along!!!

  16. Gorgeous album!!! I especially LOVE your seashells!!!

  17. What an AWESOME mini album!!! I LOVE it!!!

    ~Ashley W

  18. Very cool techniques. It looks like you are really at the beach.

  19. Congratulations! Such a fun album !

    1. Thank you Rea, I just found out too. I visit your blog and saw your very lovely tag. I'm now your newest follower :-))