Welcome to Connie's Creations!

I hope you enjoy seeing some of my work, both layouts and cards that I've made! I'm no expert, but I sure enjoy the hobby!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finally getting around to doing a Blog post....

Geez, seems like there's so much to do these days that I never get everything that I wanna do done!  And blogging is one of the things that has kinda fell by the wayside....
I am getting ready for my very first craft show!!  I'm really excited about it and sure hope I sell something! LOL  I've also started making jewlry, so will be taking some of that to the show... along with my cards, of course, journals, and other little paper craft items!

Hey, there's a great give-away over at my friend's Blog!  Go check it out!!!  It's the one year anniversary of "Walking on Old Paths" Blog!
Here is what she's giving away!  Awesome!!!
Stone like cross, book by Julia Clinton - Extraordinary Women, cute little rooster mug and one of the pouches that I make. Also I am putting in a 5 X 7 copy of a picture of some horses that my husband took. It is beautiful.
(I tried to post a picture but for some reason, it wouldn't post just by copying and pasting.... anyway, just go there and see the picture!! 
Thanks Pam for offering  this wonderful prize to us!
well, better get busy!  I still  have quite a few things I want to accomplish before the craft show on Friday!
Until next time.....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting ready for a craft show!

Been busy making cards for a craft show in the little town of Vera, Oklahoma!  Have no idea how it will go, but, I've been making cards like crazy anyhow... Here are a few of my creations:

This last one is a "special order" that a guy from church wanted me to make....
That's about it for me... I've made many, many more besides these, but just sharing some of my favorite ones...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Technique Tuesday at Scrap N Fit

This week's technique Tuesday was to use playful papers & embellishments...  I used some brightly colored paper from the Butterflys & Blossoms paper stack and pictures of my granddaughter's first day of 6th grade... can't believe that she's that old already!!!

Awesome Blog Candy at Feline Playful Blog!

Wow!  Check out the Blog Candy you can win at http://www.felineplayful.blogspot.com/!!!!
Check out  her Blog for all the rules....  She is a great supporter of OWH!   I, for one, am entering to try to win this awesome Blog Candy!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Scrap N Fit sketch Sept. 3...

Couldn't sleep so decided to do a layout.... This is Abigail fascinated at the zoo animals!   I'm loving the sketch challenges at scrap n fit!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rub Ons

this is for another challenge over at scrap n fit.... using rub ons.  The beautiful young ladies are my granddaughter, Jessica, on the left and her friend...at the wrestling match!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Scap n Fit

I joined a new site called "scrap n fit"... it combines loosing weight and scrapping!  what an awesome thing to do!  Anyway, they have a sketch challenge posted every Friday so here is the first one that I've done... this challenge was posted for August 20th... (this is my daughter and she really IS one hot nanna! lol)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Been doing some scrapbooking this week... I think I've done 7 layouts, but have only uploaded 4, so this is what I'll post.... It was a fun change from making cards! which I'm still doing at least 3 or 4 cards a day.... LOVE IT!
anyways... these layouts were all made with the August Paper Posies kit They are all of my great-granddaughter, Abigail.... so...here they are!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

OWH Blog

I set up a Blog for the cards that I'm making to send to OWH... Operation Write Home is an organization that accepts homemade cards from all of us "crafters" and then sends them to the soldiers overseas so they can have them to send out to their family & friends.... what a neat thing to do! I'm so excited about being a part of this!
Here is the URL to my Blog... keep following it coz I'll be adding more cards as I make them!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

50 moments....

I set up a special Blog to put the layouts for my "50 Moments that Matter Most" album... Hope you enjoy following it as I complete this album!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tiptoe through the Tulips

I am honored to have this layout featured at Fantabulous Cricut! This layout was the first one I ever posted on the cricut message board back in May of 2009... It was featured in the weekly newsletter that cricut sends out... anyway, again, thank you Lori for posting my layout!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Been busy as a bee lately...

The Farmer's Market has finally opened, keeping me busy as a bee.... I take my handmade cards and other paper crafts there to sell... also take special orders for cards & might even have one for a scrapbook! Things are moving right along...
Also been scrapping quite a bit. I love doing that...it's my "therapy"! lol
Thought I'd show a little of my work since I haven't posted in a while...
Hope everyone is having a nice summer!
till next time.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paper Posies 5th Anniversary

Last week we had a big week-long celebration at Paper Posies.... lots of fun challenges, games, & chats. I loved it! Here are a few of my favorite layouts that I did...and I also WON at BINGO! woohoo! it was really funny coz I said from the first I was gonna win (it was an ongoing game, all week long)...and then I really DID win!! anyway...here are my faves:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recipe and Address Books

Been making some "different" projects to sell at the Farmer's Market this year... Found an easy cute way to make recipe books on somebody's Blog... You use regular recipe cards; decorate a front & back and then bind it up! Address book is basically the same way... I made a form in my print shop to use inside it... Here's what they look like!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Haven't posted in awhile.....

But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy! Still been scrapping a lot plus making cards... Speaking of, I finally sold a card in my etsy shop!! I was so excited as I opened it in February, thinking I would never sell anything, with as many shops as there is out there! Was very excited when I sold a birthday card! It was one with a huge sunflower on the front and a little lady bug sitting on top of it... Made my day! here are some of the things I've been creating....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring flower layouts

Was in the scrappin' mood today and did a couple of layouts that I took in the early spring when Buster & I went out for a little walk around the yard. I love it when the daffodils & hyacints start blooming, showing you that the long winter is finally over and spring has sprung!
I did these for challenges over at Scrap Sisters...
am almost out of pictures believe it or not, but never fear! I have some coming in the mail! lol It's a good thing that my daughter & granddaughter take lots of good pictures coz there's only so many layouts I can do of Buster! :)
Have a scrappin' good day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

been scrapping up a storm....

Easter layouts... Been working on all of the kids' pictures they took Easter... I didn't take any, so have to "steal" theirs to have something to scrap of the grandkids! :)
The first layout is made with my April Paper Posies kit.... love getting that kit!
I got an awesome new monthly kit from creative scrapbooking! I love it, too! It's all about lots of feminine flowers & lace & the paper is gorgeous! The second layout is a layout made from my first kit from them.... don't know how long I can afford to get both kits every month, but I'm loving while I can!
Have a scappin' good day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Twisted Sketch # 44

Did this layout for a sketch at Twisted Sketches. This is my grandson's girlfriend, Ashley. She is a very sweet girl, already like a part of our family!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Layout April 1

Decided to go back and do the original April layout at sketchy Thursday.... This is my beautiful granddaughter, Shelby. She is having all kinds of adventures in her life right now, so thought this layout was appropriate for her!
I hate that my scanner always puts a black crease down the middle of the layouts that I stitch together... guess I will start using my camera again instead of scanning and stitching...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sketchy Thursday layout.... April 3 Second chance

Here is a layout I did for the Sketchy Thursday challenge... This is my Grandson Kery with his daughter, Rory...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Why do you scrapbook?

Do you ever feel that time is going by so fast that it's passing you by? That probably doesn't make a lot of sense, but I'm in a reflective kind of mood this morning, I guess.
Its hard to believe that I'm going on 58 years old! That my children are all grown; that half of my grandchildren are grown; that I have GREAT-Grandchildren; and that I'm getting OLD! lol I know that basically 58 isn't really that old, but my body is practically worn out and after a night of arthritis pain keeping me awake, then I feel OLD!
I sit here looking at my baker's rack full of scrapbooks (that's what I have them stored on), and I see LIFE, at least life of the last almost 20 years. I wonder if, once I've gone on to my eternal reward, will whoever inherits these albums appreciate these books of love the way I do! Will they sit and look at the memories and smile and be thankful that I took the time to do this for them? Will someday my little great-grandchildren look at them and think, "wow, my great-granny really loved her family!"
I'm believing that they will! That leaving this legacy of love via scrapbooks will make a difference in my family's lifes someday by showing them how much I truly did love them!
I might not make the most perfect or fanciest layouts, but each one is made with a smile, a prayer for the person involved, and a whisper that says, "I love you!"
That's why I scrapbook...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter!

Here is a card that I made for my cancer patient that I send cards to a couple times a week.... I used the Designer Calendar cartridge to cut the cross and the Easter.... Most of the paper is from a Paper Posies kit... I stamped the scripture & cross inside and the lace at the bottom of the inside is also from Paper Posies...
Where does time go? I can't believe it's already Easter! 1/4 of the year has already gone by... The weather has been gorgeous, which I'm loving! I was so tired of winter!!
My grandson is having hip surger on Thursday, so if you read this, say a prayer for him! He is 18, a football player & wrestler, so this is from an injury...they are going in to clean out the bone chips... He is having it in Houston, even though they live in Broken Arrow, Ok, coz the best sports surgeon is there....
Been enjoying working with sketches, scrappin' up a storm...will share some more later!
Have a scrappin' good day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

starting over...

For some reason I can't access my blogs now, even though they still show to be there. And I've tried and tried to access blogger help and there's no way to contact them direct! so.... guess I'll have to start my blog over again! I hate this coz I've blogged on the same one for years... but...here goes!

I am an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker and like to share my work with others. This is the main reason of my blog..

Here is a layout that I've completed to enter in a challenge at Creative Prompts. It is challenge #7 Howdy Partner....
I just used embellishments from my stash, other than the alphabet, which I got from a paper poses kit... It is a cork alpahbet, kind of hard to see in this picture. Really cool!
Until next time....
Have a scrappin' good day!