Wednesday, January 17, 2018

House Pallett Decor by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with one of the new Pallett designs by Clear Scraps.  I got to create with the House Pallett and loved how easy it was to put together and decorate.  It is a blank canvas and you get to design your creation.


Lay out the wood boards to create the house.   Glue the pointed board, on the back of the house (matching up to the pointed roof) .  Let dry.
Decide on paint color and paint the front of the house pallett.
Free hand or use a stencil for the Ivy, that is along the side and on the top corner.

Paint the chipboard piece " Life is Good"  and glue it next to Ivy cluster. Speckle the cluster area with black and white acrylic paint.  Attach clip to center of pallett (that will hold the photo) and let it dry.   Add die cuts and/or stickers to border and showcase the photo.  Because a clip is being glued in the midddle, photos can be changed out as desired making updating photos a breeze!!!

To add a hanger to the piece ~ run jute or twine in between the wood and the back board.  Tie off.

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Home Decor/ House Pallett
Clear Scraps: Chipboard word / Life is Good
acrylic paint
clip (to hold photo)
die cuts and stickers

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mason Jars ~ Take Ten style with Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have more cards to share that were done in the Take Ten style that we all love.
  I used the Mason Jar Frame Stamp, by Darkroom Door, to create three cards
 with a different point of view.
I paired the sentiment stamps to reflect the contents of the Mason Jar.

The first card says " friends forever"
The middle card says "just for you"
The third card says "friendship"

Suppplies used:
Ink: Ranger: Archival
Twine: Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, January 12, 2018

Carved Caravans by Darkroom Door published in Take Ten~

Hi guys!
I have some fun and easy vintage trailer cards to share using the 
Carved Caravans by Darkroom Door.

These cards are stamped with no layers.  The perfect little card to tuck in a gift bag.
  Easy and quick but so cute!!!
They were also published in Take Ten!

Supplies used:
Ink: Ranger Archival
Cardstock: white and black (for matting)
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Try It Tuesday~junkin'

Hi guys!!
I have some junkin' stuff to share today.  It was given to me to create with. 
So perfect for that.  Odds and ends that are to cute to throw away.

I'll never turn down buttons :)

Stack of flour and muslin sacks. These will be great to create on using the gel-press, acrylic 
paint and stencils.  Can't wait!!

This is a beauty!! It is a large, well loved paint brush.  It will be fun to alter this!!!

Tie tags!! They look cool on projects.

Thread spools, you can never have to many!!! A crafting staple if you ask me.
Thanks for stopping in
 and be looking for what I create with this very cool stuff!!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mini Clipboard with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a cute and simple mini Vintage Clipboard, by Clear Scraps, that is perfect to showcase that one special photo.  Let me show you~

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Pattern paper was attached to the back of the clipboard, after the protective film was removed from both front and back of the clipboard.  Layer coordinating papers on the front, with die cuts and things of interest.  Chipboard stickers look great and add dimension to the project.

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The chipboard word " Road Trip" by Clear Scraps was inked and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The word "Road Trip" was attached, under the photo, on the front of the clipboard with strong glue.

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The clipboard is acrylic and very light weight, so displaying it on a small easel worked perfect.  Twine was added to the top clip for added color.  Already to give to my grandson!

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Mini Vintage Clipboard
Clear Scraps: Chipboard script word "Road Trip"
other: pattern paper (to layer on front of clipboard), chipboard stickers, ink for shading, twine, embossing powder and ink.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member>

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 projects of 2017~

Hi guys!!
I love posting my favorite projects at the end of the year and
 I hope you enjoy seeing them again!

#1 ~ Button cards for Buttons Galore & More

#2 ~ Butterly Shaker clip for Clear Scraps

#3 ~ Texas shaker and Star Shaker for Clear Scraps

#4 ~ Scrapbook page for Quick Quotes

#5 ~ Club Q for Quick Quotes

#6 ~ Scrapbook page for Quick Quotes and Canon

#7 ~ Project sponsored by DecoArt

#8 ~ Card using products by Darkroom Door

#9 ~ Scrapbook page using the new border stamp by Darkrom Door

#10 ~ Altered paint brush created for Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop with Debby Lewis
I'm taking some time off in 2018,  I'll still be around just not as many projects.  I hope to be back soon.  Thanks for all the support and interest in my creative expressions!!
Take care~

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Hi guys!
I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Designer notes:
The shaker is constructed together and painted.  Only thing different is a Popsicle stick is glued to the back, making it easy to push down in the floral foam.  
Paper: Jenni Bowlin
Glue: Beacon
Sequin mix: Buttons Galore & More
Stamp: Darkroom Door
Pine cones:  Gathered on the way to Montana.
Vintage find: tart tin.
See you soon~