Google+ Followers

Friday, May 12, 2017

Home Grown - BlogHop



Welcome to the 
Home Grown Blog Hop





Spring is here! And the weather is perfect for planting


those new flower beds and gardens. 
Join us as we celebrate Spring with our 
Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!

You should have arrived from Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/


If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!





One lucky winner will win a surprise goodie from Connie's Crafty Cart.

Be sure to check out my shop online HERE
Visit me 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 5/17/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


For this blog hop, I was planning to make a mini-album for my Mom for her day, but really get to it this week, so I had to get her other present this year and found this beautiful flowers:


This is she holding her new flowers.

SPOILERS ALERT
But, at least I made my girl gals some nice tealight holders (with a little surprise inside) and gave some to the school moms and will do next week to my crafty friends, when I see them...



And here the little surprise:

A small liquor bottle of Patron coffee flavored spirituous ;-) (blink, blink)

Products used: Papers by CTMH as well as cardstocks. Vellum also from CTMH. The spanish sentiment "Happy Mothers' day" in spanish also CTMH. You can find here at Connie's store CTMH products.


I hope you enjoyed this fun hop and up next is  the amazing  Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.co

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


Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #58
due 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

some fun challenges:







Monday, May 8, 2017

Pile It On! Challenge #130 - Animal

Dear scrapper,

One more catch up:

""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Happy May!!! The theme this month at Pile It On is Animal(s). Mammal, reptile, fish; you decide! Be sure to check back with us on May 21 for our monthly bonus theme.

We're sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs and one lucky participant will a digi stamp of their choice. The prize winner and Sweet Sprinkles will be announced on June 11.
Blog 
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

Here to my creation:






Featuring Narwhal Love from Kitty Bee Designs 
Challenges i'm  entering 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Come and Get It: Make it Square
Crafty Animals: #2 Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Cute
Love to Craft: #10 May Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes







For the inside.


I used a kit, I bought at the new local scrapbooking store,  CJ Scrapbooking Plus and which comes originally from Papaer Wishes:
Paper Flair, a paper folding card kit.

Many blessings and good luck
Vicky Tovar

Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #58

Dear scrappers,
I'm so late with my post, so I'm playing catch up:

New challenge at Connie Can Crop:

"""""""""""""""
Welcome to May! 

We are starting off this month with a new challenge 
and continuing on tomorrow 
with our first ever Cyber Crop here at
Connie Can Crop!
Be sure to come back and play all week long!

This month's challenge is 



Create any type of project using the following photo as your inspiration:




You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered item...you name it! 
Just use this beautiful photo as your inspiration! You can pull from the design, colors, patterns, flowers, clouds, whatever you are inspired by!


You can create anything you'd like as long as you use something recycled and 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 Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!



One lucky winner will win a stamp set from Connie's Crafty Cart.

Be sure to check out my shop online HERE
Visit me on facebook HERE

""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
For this challenge, I created a mini album for a dear friend, who was leaving to a new city:




The back:



1st page



 2nd page





  With the heart note open:


3rd


 4th:


 5th|




 6th




 7th:


 8th

 9th






 10th and the whole album with the tabs:

 For the spine I used the copper foil and one of the paper strip:




 I added some packaging tape for reinforcement:




Some of the supplies, I used:










 From the Florence CTMH worsksop your way kit:





And also the sequins are from there:





Similar kits can be found at Connie's CTMH cart here 

I hope you enjoyed this easy to make album and decide to join us At Connie Can Crop challenge,
Good luck

Vicky Tovar

I am joining this challenges:



http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/2017/04/challenge-no-91-spring-sweetness-color.html


Friday, April 7, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop


Welcome to the 
Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!
Thanks for joining us for a fun hop full of Easter Bunny 
inspired projects!!
Wishing you all a blessed Easter with your family and friends!!


You should have arrived from dear bunny: Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!


Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!



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 4/12/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this fun hop, I decided to use one of the PCW's sister company Page kits free files: Southwest border card file, to be download for free here.


I used some washi tape and some fun twine  from Connie's crafty card. Some WeRM papers, the SOTM from CTMH, watercoloring pencils, some distressed flowers and glass beads (From a St. V. mixed media kit) from Creative Embellistments, CTMH ink pads, Artistry cart, and liquid glass, and other random paper scraps.


For the inside:


I hope you enjoy it and follow me to.


 Hop on over to dear bunny: Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #57

Dear scrappers,

Happy April's fools day

And time for a new challenge at:

""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Connie Can Crop!
This month's challenge is 
Create any type of project using something that has been recycled or reused.
You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered item...you name it! 
Just be sure you use something recycled and tell us what that item is!
You can create anything you'd like as long as you use something recycled and 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 Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month

One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!


Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!
You have until midnight , Sunday, April 30th, 2017 to link it up.
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
For my challenge, I helped my son to make a Viking chiseled for his academic showcase day:







The Viking Shield was made out of a paper board cake plate, a sippy cup cap as the silver center, foil tape (the one used by the A/C repair companies), here are some of the other materials we used:

Here is my son painting the pink rubber sippy cup cap, first with gesso and then with silver acrylic paint:



 I prepared a colored paste to give some texture to the shield, by combining fluffy modeling paste with a lighter brown acrylic paint.


And then, I scrachted it out to add the Nordic symbol:





Later, 
I added some shimmering using tattered angels spray, painted the symbol with silver acrylic paint and added the metallic tape around the shield.
I carved some Nordic runes in the tape all around the chiseled, added some silver painted Rhine stones to make the shield more realistic.
 Some close ups:












I added some of the darker brown acrylic paint around the symbol to add more depth to it.

I hope you decide to join this fun challenge and share with us your work.

Enjoy the April's rains,

Vicky Tovar

I am joining some challenges myself: