Friday, June 9, 2017

A Pirate's Life for Me Blog Hop

Yo Ho Yo Ho
A Pirate's Life for Me
Blog Hop

Ahoy there me Matey!!
If ye scallywags want to see some treasures created by these cool landlubbers than ye have come to the right place! Cause we are about to Shiver yer timbers and Batten down the hatches!!

Ye should have arrived from me trusty pirate, Miranda! I hope she gave you a good bit of rum on your visit!
If ye just happened upon this gem of a hop, our mighty sea dog is Captain Connie Can Crop and she is the first stop in this hop. 

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

We have an awesome sponsor for this month! With amazing pirate booty!

One lucky winner will win a digital image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.

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 6/21/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

All hands on deck! Thar she blows!!

It's the school year's end... and with all the chaos of kids trying to get their grades up (not mine... no way!) and working on the Kindergarten covers (I voluntarily cut, arrange and glue covers for 4 classes worth of memory books), CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Swimming Championships, and my regular life in general... I'm just as busy as ya'll... don't get your panties inna bunch. Not tryin' to out-do anybody, just tellin' it like it is.. GET OVER IT. I started with THIS:
then I saw Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales 
(I posted the smallest clip I could find for you!)
and changed my mind AGAIN... you should be used to it by now, folks...!

One of my SpEd students was graduating, and I remembered he happened to love pirates, but hated "Captain Jack Sparrow." And so... I looked for something a little more to his liking. I ended up with THIS:
The student happens to love emojis and anime. Um... I'll take the emojis over the anime... only because I know I can do it without failing. Anime is an art all in itself, which I have not mastered (and probably won't ever...). Cricut is nice enough to have a pirate emoji cut. Yeeha!!!! Simple...
Using scraps 'cause that's what I do best..., some of the background cuts were a little short. And that's ok, because they were going to get covered up anyway! The second photo shows the layering cuts a little offset. My suggestion? Don't necessarily glue it down in order. I ended up attaching the red pirate bandana onto the face, then setting it on the background. otherwise it was just going to stay wonky. And I know I'm trying really REALLY hard to not be so OCD and trying to be perfect, but hey... that just was. not. going. to. cut. it.
See? He looks pretty fly for a yellow white (no... that's not racist... just lyrics from a 90's song) guy... Insert music for the Offspring here... and since I really don't know how to insert music... you can see the video HERE! (Just make sure you come back to hop and comment...)

I cut a simple blue card (my student's fave color), and popped up me pirate with some of my fave... clear silicone caulking. Hey boys at Home Depot... I'm almost out and coming to visit you soon...  And please forgive my shadow-y images... I haven't really worked on that yet, either. But no worries. It's still on my list... Totally hoping you love it in it's pirate-y simplicity! Let me push you off the plank to the next blog... 

Argggh! Shiver me timbers! I'm the last one walkin' the plank!
Hope your journey was "arrgh"-cellent!

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


  1. entertaining and enlightening, as always. My pleasure to hop with you each month!

  2. CUTE!!!!


  3. LOL - cute! Life does seem to have a way of pushing crafting time to the side.

  4. Super cute and I love your humor as always! Lol! It was great hopping with you again.

  5. As always I enjoyed to read your blogpost very much and the fun emogy you cut and paperpieced. Great idea. Tfs and for being a funny hopping mate...

  6. Such a cute ideal. I'm sure he loved it

  7. I am sure your student loved it. You can tell him I don't like Jack Sparrow either.

  8. What a cute project! I know your student loved it. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!


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