Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Special Holiday Gift

This year I decided to make my best friend, 
My husband a special gift. 
I made him a 12 X 12 framed layout of his daughter. 

I know it's a little girly, 
but that's what he gets for having a girl! LOL!

I found this cute little saying that I thought would be perfect. 

The paper is Heidi Swapp. 
I found a super cute stack at the Hobby Lobby.

I hope he enjoys it.
I hope you all enjoyed it too!!
Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas X 4

So I saved the best for last!!
Here is my 4th and final round of Christmas cards.
These cards are reserved for some of my most favorite people.

This paper is my favorite!!
A little My Minds Eye!!
I absolutely love the colors. 
The patterns are fabulous.
To top it off,
 I bought these super cute wooden embellishments from Michaels.

Here are a few close ups. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mark Your Calenders!!

Mark your 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!!
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
Paper Crafting World

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas X 3

Alright, round 3 of Christmas Cards!!
This is the last little bits of my
My Little Shoe Box paper

Again just a quick and easy card.
Hope you enjoy!!

Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas X 2

Hello there!!
Here is part two of my Christmas cards.
I continued with the same paper, 
a little My Little Shoe Box

When I have to mass produce something I am not gonna lie, 
I like simple and easy!!

I actually like this snowman card the best!!

I hope you enjoyed my quick little post today!!

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Big News!!

Hello All!!
Big news today!!
I just got accepted to the Connie Can Crop Design Team!!

I am so excited, 
It has been years since I have been part of team!!
I can't wait to see what the next 6 months will bring!!
Thanks to Connie Can Crop for the wonderful opportunity!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Christmas

Here is a couple of quick Christmas cards I made. 
Just something quick and simple which is nice when you have to make a ton!!

I made these cards with
My Little Shoebox paper.
Super cute and super easy.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Sweet Little Dylan

Some of you may remember my sweet little niece Dylan. 
Well she turned 3 during my non-blogging stint 
and this is what I created for her. 
I love this picture! She is getting so big!
Just like her mommy she loves to draw. 

This was made with My Minds Eye, I just love this paper!!
Throw in a little washi tape and we are golden!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Making Our Own Sun

This is by far one of my favorite layouts with my most favorite picture.
So simple and so fun!!

A simple layout with Simple Stories. 
Good friends and even better times. 
Rain or shine we make our own sunshine.

Friday, November 25, 2016

What! Another Birthday!

So we have another birthday in the house! 
This is a big one!
 My step daughter Rebecca is turning 16! 

So scary!
Today she will be unleashed on the world and driving anywhere she wants to go!

Here is the card I made for her 16th birthday!
Made with a little Echo Park!

Happy Birthday Rebecca!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here is a quick little birthday card for my Mother in-law! 
Made with a little My Minds Eye!!

Happy Birthday Cindy!!

Friday, November 18, 2016


Just a little fall card to brighten your day!!
Super simple but super cute!!
All you need is a little 
Echo Park, 
some Twine, 
my Celebrate Autumn Cricut cart,
 washi tape, 
and last but not least some wooden leaves I found at the scrapbook expo.

I hope you enjoyed my little recipe!

Until next time!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Loss Of Someone Near and Dear

One March 18, 2014 we lost a very special friend.

Curtis Van Alen Joyce passed away doing what he loved, kayaking down the Colorado River.
He left behind his wife of six months, one of my dearest childhood friends.
His light shined so brightly with such an amazing soul.
He still lives on in all of us.

This was an awesome picture taken at his funeral with his family in the middle of the heart. 

Here is the layout I made to remember his wonderful life. 

I used the photo of the heart above as an embellishment.
The pictures above are of Curt's favorite river in White Salmon where he was a rafting tour guide. 
This layout is Curt and my dear friend Melissa celebrating their love.

Gone but NEVER forgotten. Always in hearts. We love you Curt Joyce!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Corny" Copia Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Corny"copia Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a fun weekend of "Corny" Fall themed projects.
Lots of fun and puns! 
You should have arrived from Veronica
If not, 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 Fall themed card kit.

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 11/16/16
at Connie Can Crop
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way! 
Fall Leaves Me Happy!! Hope it Leaves you in a Pile of Smiles! 

Here is my corny little card!
This card was made with scraps from my bin,
The stamp set is Peachy Keen.
Throw in a little cork washi tape and some twine and boom!! You have a card!!

I hope you enjoyed my creation for the day!

Up next is Shannon H

Monday, November 7, 2016

Anniversary Love!!

I have made layouts for every anniversary.
This is from 2014, so that makes what...8 years?!
This is one of my most favorite layouts with Echo Park, my favorite paper. 

I decided to highlight this paper with a little Twine, 
OK, so may be a lot of Twine!!
It was a page that took forever but I must say the end result is fabulous!!
I wish the pictures did it justice!!

Thanks for stopping by!!