Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spelling Bee- Kitty Bee Day

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Hello my crafty friends!
 Connie here today to share this colorful card featuring "Spelling Bee".
School is in full swing and this little bee couldn't wait to get back to the books! Isn't he the cutest?



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 #62
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Never Forget 9/11 Layout

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Hello my crafty friends!!

It's Connie Can Crop here and my day to post with  Miss Kate Cuttables!  

But first, did you know that Miss Kate Cuttables gives away a free file everyday?
YES, absolutely FREE. So what are you waiting for, head over there and get your free file now!!


I created this layout to remember our fallen from 9/11. One of my friend's neighbors always puts together this amazing display to honor the men and women who lost their lives that dreaded day.
 The patriotic stars from Miss Kate Cuttables added the perfect touch to this special layout.

I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. 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 #62
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sketchy Saturday

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 Hello, this is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing with you an sketch from printable cuttable creatables blog:





I like how the banner could be a addition to a fall themed layout.
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 #62
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tic Tac Christmas Boxes

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It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!  I'm glad to be here and I'm glad you're here, too!

When Christmas rolls around, I love to share a little sweet treat to those people with whom I interact on a daily basis.  Those to whom I wouldn't necessarily give a gift, but I want them to know I appreciate them as they:
  • check me out at the food store (we always look for the same person as she's always got a smile on her face)
  • handle my deposit at the bank drive-through (and sends out a treat for Katy even when she's not with me)
  • sell me my lottery tickets and wish me luck (that never seem to be winners, but I still appreciate the effort)
  • retrieve my prescriptions (and there are a lot of them)
and there are many more who impact my life in a positive way.

Since putting a Tic Tac in your mouth gives you a "bang out of life" (isn't that how the jingle goes?), I thought giving them one with a decorative cover would "give 'em more bang for the buck".  Excuse me for mixing my metaphors here.

I used the Tic Tac Christmas Boxes file from our sponsor, Treasure Box Designs.  They have such cute designs!  If you want to take a closer look at what they have to offer, here's the store. And, if you want to get inspiration on a regular basis, join their Facebook page here.


I made five of the six designs provided in the file. 

http://katydidcards.com/craft-gallery/nggallery/crafts/Tic-Tac-Christmas-Boxes


If you click on the image, you'll be transported to the gallery for a close-up of each box.  Which is your favorite?  I think mine is the Snowman.

For those of you who sell your handmade crafts at shows and boutiques, this would be a great idea to try.  A sheet of 12 " x 12" patterned paper will net you four boxes.  I tried so hard to get the fifth box on that page but it just wouldn't fit.  All the other elements can be cut from scrap card stock, so the only other expense is that of the Tic Tac Boxes themselves.  I found them for a dollar each but didn't really do a lot of searching.  If you like this idea, Treasure Box Designs also has another file with eight other boxes for various occasions and events.  I've made a few other things in the past which are quick and easy to make for a craft show.  Here's one example. And another.


Before I leave you today, I want to remind you about the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop.  The theme this month is "Anything Goes".  That makes it really easy for you to share your work of art!  One lucky winner, picked at random, will win $20 in free files!  You can get all the details or, better yet, enter just by clicking here.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Winner Wednesday

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Thank you all so much for hopping with us on the My Teacher Rules Blog Hop

We hope you enjoyed our projects and encourage you to hop with us again next month!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
One lucky winner will win $20 in SVG images of your choice

Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE


And now it's time to announce our winner picked by Random Number Generator


Congratulations goes to:

Comment #10

  SUE KIMMET

Please send me your full name and e-mail address to kvenezia@comcast.net as soon as possible so I can forward it to our awesome sponsor!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-Chalking Techniques from Treasure Box Designs

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Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

As you may have seen already, our sponsor this month is Treasure Box Designs






If you look at the adorable paper piecing designs from Treasure Box, you will immediately see the adorable faces which bring these pieces to life. 

Well, I have a treat for you today.  This video is by Dina St. Laurent, artist and owner of Treasure Box Designs.  Who better to watch to learn how to do this?


Dina makes this look easy, but I'm still a work in progress.  Practice makes perfect, though, and I can't think of better files to work with than Treasure Box Designs.



Before I leave you today, I want to remind you about the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop.  The theme this month is "Anything Goes".  That makes it really easy for you to share your work of art!  One lucky winner, picked at random, will win $20 in free files from Treasure Box Designs! 
You can get all the details or, better yet, enter just by clicking here


Monday, September 11, 2017

Miss Kate Cuttable September Challenge

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

September's Challenge is School

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.
I created this fun layout using several different files!



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 our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #62
due 11:59 P.M., Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Friday, September 8, 2017

My Teacher Rules Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 
MY TEACHER RULES
Blog Hop

School is in full force across the country and what better way to start the year than to celebrate those amazing educators that make it possible for kiddos to learn so much!
Thank you joining us in a day honoring all the hard working teachers out there!!

But first I would like to take a moment to ask you all to pray for our friends waiting for Hurricane Irma!! I hope everyone stays safe!!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this back to the books 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 $20 in SVG 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 9/13/17
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

It's time to get schooled!


As you may or may not know I am in the process of an unexpected move. So my project I wanted to create did not quite happen!
I wanted to create a special back to school gift for one of my dearest friend Sherry Weber, who just happens to be an amazing 5th grade teacher! She was my son's teacher at Kathy Binks. That's how we met! I just adore her!! She loves to decorate her classroom with crafty bright projects and I wanted to make one she include. So it's not made yet but here is a photo of what I plan to make her when I am unpacked and settled in.


I did manage to create a simple layout of my son's second favorite teacher at Kathy Binks!
Miss Dawson was perfect for our first experience in public school. Jacob was pretty scared to start a new school after daddy lost his job. But Miss Dawson made everything ok! He really loved her as did I. Great teachers make all the difference in the world!


Finally I want to give a shout out to my favorite teacher from High School many moons ago!
Mr. Chappel was awesome!! I still remember him like it was yesterday! He made science so much fun! I still have an immense love for science and I really think Mr Chappel contributed to it!

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Now hop on over ANGELA
Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Winner Wednesday

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Challenge #61
WATERCOLORS
 
Now for our winner chosen by Random Number Generator:

 
 
Congrats to #9
JILL RUGG
 
And here's a look at her entry:
 
 

We had 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

Please send  your full name and e-mail address to kvenezia@comcast.net as soon as possible so we can get you your prize!  
And don't forget your button:


The Design Team has also chosen their three favorite entries.  In no particular order, here they are:
 
 
 

#12 Eva Scraps

 
 

#14 Pat Martin

Don't forget to pick up your button so you can display it on your blog or social media:

Congratulations to all our winners and huge thanks to everyone who participated.
Don't forget to join our current challenge
 
 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #62
due 11:59 P.M., Thursday, September 30th, 2017
Pacific Time



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

YouTube Tuesday-Budget Teacher Gifts

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Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you to share another YouTube video!

Since many of us are preparing for for back to school (and all that entails), I thought I would share a video on teacher gift ideas on a budget...from a teacher.  Who better to tell you what teachers might need and appreciate.


She talks about them being great for Christmas and the end of the school year, but there's nothing wrong with gifting the teacher at the start of the school year and getting things off on the right foot (yep, bribery).

I hope you like this video and please do let us know if you make something you saw here.  We love that kind of feedback!



Before I leave you today, I want to remind you about the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop.  The theme this month is "Anything Goes".  That makes it really easy for you to share your work of art!  One lucky winner, picked at random, will win $20 in free files!  


You can get all the details or, better yet, enter just by clicking here


Monday, September 4, 2017

Guest DT Nana Connie

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I am so excited to announce our next Guest Designer for 2017 here at Connie Can Crop...
NANA CONNIE
So excited to have the very talented Connie joining us this month!
Here's some info from our wonderful guest dt
Hi!  I'm NanaConnie and I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for Connie Can Crop this month.  My own blog is "Grammy's Attic" and I'd love to have you visit.  I'm a Nana to 6, a Great-Nana to 2, and have been a crafter for most of my long life.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is Treasure Box and they have some really marvelous digital stamps, papers, and cutting files.  I chose to use this darling little kitten from the "Digi Pound Pals One" set of images.  From the look on his face, I just knew that he was feeling alone and left behind when his human kids went back to school and didn't take him along.

This card took off in an unplanned direction while I was working on it.  Ever have that happen to you?  I got it all colored, cut it with a simple rectangle die, and then looked at bits and pieces which were on my desk, left over from a previous project.  Because the golden yellow seemed to fit right in with his calico colors, I added the die cuts, framed out the printed sentiment, and added the corner triangle.  Voila'!  The card layout was done and all it needed was a bit of ribbon for a bow.

Enjoy, and come play with us this month, won't you?  NanaConnie
And here is her gorgeous card 
 
BE sure to stop by NANA CONNIE'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
 
 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Freebie Funday

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Some have gone back to school already (like my kids!) or are on their way! Let's celebrate (well, i'm celebrating anyway!) with some school themed freebies! 










Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out Connie's monthly challenge! 


Click HERE for all the details and to enter! 

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