Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wild West Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wild West Blog Hop

to join us for a day of Tall Tales about the
Wild West
where Cowboys were legendary
and guns were cool.
Grab your hat and your horse
and meet us down at the Alamo
Connie Can Crop is the Sheriff in this town Blog Hop. You should have arrived from
but, if not, mosey on over to see the Sheriff before it's too late!
This is a one day blog hop and we would appreciate it if you would leave a comment for all of these cowgirls who are here showcasing their talents.
I have a fantastic sponsor this month - Latina Crafter
One lucky winner will get a super cute Cowgirl Stamp Set from Latina Crafter.


Please visit Latina Crafter 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 12:00am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 11/18/15 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Saddle up those horses and join us right now for an hour of  Wild West FUN!
I created a masculine card for my project.  On the outside is my “Wanted” poster created especially for the birthday boy.  I used the Print Then Cut feature on my new Explore.  This is just a basic cut but it was my very first with my new machine so I’m proud of it, lol.  I created the frame using popsicle sticks. I stained them using my Tim Holtz reinker.  It sits on a burlap mat. I think it came out pretty good.  The lasso is made using some leather string I had on hand.  I tied it up and attached it to the frame with a small, black brad.
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On the inside is an extra special reward.  My software wouldn’t save the picture unless I blurred out the denomination and serial number, lol.
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Up next is THERESA!
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Look What I Bought…

As you may know, I’ve owned a Silhouette Cameo cutter since 2012.  I love it, love the cuts I get with it, but one thing that has been giving me problems over the past 6 months or so was the Print and Cuts.  Print and Cuts are when you print an image on cardstock and then place it on your mat and let the machine cut around it.  Mine was cutting off to one side so I was never getting a good result.  I love me some Print and Cuts so this was really disappointing because, as far as I knew, Silhouette Cameo was the only machine that did that.  But then came the Cricut Explore.  I used to own a Cricut Create but you had to purchase cartridges to obtain your cutting file.  Not so with the Explore.  Just like the Silhouette Cameo, you could cut any image you have on hand .. whether it be an svg, png, jpg or other. This was fantastic news!  So, with my birthday money in hand, I set off to find me a Cricut Explore.  As of last week, I am now the proud owner of a new Cricut Explore. Yay me!!  And ohhhhh what incredibly wonderful Print Then Cuts you can achieve with it! Wowza!!





Check back on Saturday to see what I made for the Wild West Blog Hop.