Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day of the Dead (Dia de Los muertos) Banner

Dear scrappers,
I while ago I bought some fun day of the dead stamps from Paper wings and haven't used them until I saw this challenges, which inspired me to make a banner for the day of the dead.
Entering and was inspired by the following challenge:
Aurora Wings: Day of the Dead challenge

This is the crooked picture of the whole banner, crooked to fit it all in the picture...:

Looking at the Fun Stamper Journey Catalog, I found an adorable sugar skull image I could resist buying:

Paper wings stamped images:

Close ups:

I also found this die from Deadbeat designs:

And finally to complete the whole banner, I found at Scrapbook N' More (our only local scrapbooking store left), this super cute lady sugar skull image from Texana Designs:

I embossed the banner panels using this marrocan design folder from Sizzix.

And made some little banners using the Paper wings stamps and some twine:

Other materials used: skull beads from Bead Gallery from Michaels, sticklers in many colors, my Faber Castells pencils, Cinco de Mayo stamps and Dies from Fun Stampers Journey, Smooches, liquid glass (CTMH), Paper frills from Doodle Bug, skeleton mariachi charms from a local store at La Villita (San Antonio), ribbon, card stocks (CTMH, American Crafts, Recollection), etc...

I hope you enjoy this fun project as much as I did and leave me some love,

Have a very blessed day (de Los muertos ;-)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Connie Can Crop DT: Spooky Banner

Dear scrappers,

This is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion and 
today is my day to post with Connie Can Crop.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Miss Kate's Cuttables. Please stop by and check out all the wonderful files they have available. 

For my fun project, I used our sponsor's files: halloween-numbers and halloween-monograms, both so adorable:
 I used some leftover of retired CTMH Halloween paper pack, a past constant campaign orange paper similar to the ones sold now by CTMH (Paper Fundamentals, found here), which have the nice texture, which resist inking qas you can see in these closeup of the P.
 Another close up to show off the nice letter cuts from Miss Kate:
 I used some glitter paper as well for the number 31 and the the skinny frames from the Theresa Collins cartridge.

The fun challenges, which gave me inspiration to add certain elements:
By using my cricut.
By stressing out the # 31
By adding tons of distressing techniques, texture paste (Faber Castell), burlap paper, ghostly ribbon, spiders, a witch, carved pumpkins (ribbon and cricut lettering).

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did making it.

And please don't forget this month's fun challenge!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #39

midnight Saturday October 31st 

Pacific Time

Friday, October 9, 2015

What a Witch! Blog Hop

Welcome to the What a Witch! Blog Hop

Hocus Pocus and Eye of Newt
We've got a Hop for you that is spooky yet cute!
Add a few whiskers of  Cat
and stir together in my big pointed Hat ....POOF!!!

You should have arrived from Witch: Audrey-
Connie Can Crop is creating the spells in this Witch of a Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these witchy women who are here casting spells with their creations. 

I have a fantastic sponsor this month, Miss Kate Cuttables.
One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)
Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find them 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 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!

Grab your broomsticks and join us for some wicked fun!

Here to my project:

This is the companion layout to my Going Batty Challenge project, thus the bats ;-)

I used some stickers from Jolee and the Title is also a sticker from my stash.

You can see I used part of the Karen Foster paper to make my center Witch embellistment.

Here is a better picture of the layout: 

The paper pack I used:

This project was uper easy an uncomplicated. No many techniques or embellistments.

 Up next is Witch: Michelle-

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monthly Challenge #39 Going Batty

Good Day Scrappers,

In Connie's words: "It's October! I love October! I love the change in the weather, the smells, the colors, the kiddies in costumes, the candy! Yes I love October! I thought I would bring some Halloween fun to my challenge this month!"

My Challenge this month is:

Connie wants you to create any type of project you'd like and 
be sure to include a bat. Now this does not have to be a Halloween bat.
There are other bats...just think outside the box!

Here's we, Connie's Design Team, created for this month's challenge. 
Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!!


You can create anything you'd like just be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.
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 October 31st at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, Miss Kate Cuttables.
One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)
Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE

AND don't forget the winner gets
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!

You need to link your project up below using Mr. Linky.

You have until midnight Saturday October 31st to link it up.
I will draw one random winner. My winner will not be based on skill or talent, 
but based on just completing the challenge.
 Good luck my crafty friends!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

September's Lucky Winner will be announced Wednesday October 7th!
- See more at:

Now some details about my own project:

I made this layout to portrait my son's second Halloween. It is 8x8 and I am displaying it in a 8x8 display stand I got from Michaels a while ago. You can image how behind I'm with my scrapbooking, he is now 8 yo... ;-)

Here is a close up: 

I used some of my stash: Karen Fosters adorable 8x8 paper pack. 

K& Co borders (picture here is from the internet), These borders are adorable and have a lot of sparkle, which is not really shown in my picture.

And some Bats glitter tape from Recollection, also from my stash.

I hope you enjoy it and participate in this fun challenge,

Have a wonderful and very blessed day