Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Stencils by Clear Scraps~ Bible Markers.

Hi, Connie here with Bible Markers using three of the new stencils by
Clear Scraps.  Check out the tutorial on how they were created~


1. Cut about a 3 1/4" x 13 1/2" strip of muslin.  If the material
 has wrinkles, iron it flat.


2. Position the stencil on the material and secure it with a clip.


3.  Choose the ink colors (StazOn) and begin applying ink to
cutout sections of the stencil.
4. Do one color at a time.


5. When the ink has dried, sew a single stitch down each side
or use a border stamp.
6. Turn the top corners under and add twine and a large button

Clear Scraps products:
Border Stencil: He Lives 
Border Stencil: Hope Is
Border Stencil: My Joy
Darkroom Door
StazOn Ink
twine, button and muslin material

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ hands and " a winner"

Hi guys!
I have a crazy obsession with hands ~ 
I thought I would share that with you:)
Be careful, you might find yourself liking them too.
I like holding little hands too.

Didn't realize I had so many until hubby said something 
about all the "hands" ~

I bought my first "hand" from Jenni Bowlin and never looked back.
I love displaying with them and hanging things I make on them.

Mostly I found them at antique stores.  I do have my price limit. I found a jadeite hand on our way back from Indiana last month and it was $50 ~ ugh, no thanks.

The fancy gold one from my mom :)

 The double hand my latest find :) 
I try not to like them but I do!!
Linked at ~ My Salvaged Treasures #209


My winner for the Coffee Stamps is
Great coffee cards!
Please email me with your address and Congrats!!!!
Thank you all for stopping by~

Monday, October 5, 2015

Plant sticks~Creating Made Easy Kit / Clear Scraps

Hi, Connie here with my second project using the Creating Made Easy Kit for October. The kit comes with the Pennant Banner to create with. I used it to make plant sticks, sorta of like a flag with a message:)


1. Cover the chipboard/ Pennant Banner with papers from the October Kit.
2. Sand edges and ink for shading.
3. Glue on a stick (hot glue works the best). I used a Bamboo Skewer as my stick. They have a pointed tip, which makes it easy to insert in a plant or a floral arrangement.
4. Cut strips of paper, making decorative borders.  You can also use metal dies.
5. Embellish and add sentiment.



The paper embellishments were cut using metal die's. Buttons and twine are not included in the kit, just a little extra that I added.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/Guest Designer

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Card Challenge with Quick Quotes~Pumpkins!

Hi, Connie here with the October Challenge with Quick Quotes.  I love Fall and I love Pumpkins, so easy enough~make a card with Pumpkins. This card is created using the new paper, Farmhouse and Whistlin' Dixie. These papers are gorgeous, take my word!  Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Supplies used~
Quick Quotes Farmhouse 102
Quick Quotes Whistlin' Dixie 108
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mocha Mama, Orange Slice, Java and Seafoam

Darkroom Door Stamps
A Jillian Vance Design Stamp
Tim Holtz Pumpkin die
Corner punch, buttons and twine

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Junkin' finds along the way~

Hi guys!
I have some junkin' to share with you. We have been to Florida, home and then
 Indiana, so here is what I found along the way.

All crazed and crackled, showing the love someone had
 for it ~ $3 was a bargain. 

Trouser hangers ~ $6. for five.
Nice to hang a scrapbook page from.  I think I'm going to paint the tops on these~
I'll share later when they are done:)

Vintage pop corn bags ~  *** FREE****
Just kinda of cool looking.  I keep seeing a banner :)

Cowboy book ~ 1950 
$5 (would have paid more too)

Double hands dish ~ $6
I have already used this several times. It is gorgeous !!!
I still have two more junkin' posts to share, so hang around :)
See ya soon~

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jingle All the Way with AJVD!!

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog!  Actually my last guest spot. I will be back in October as a member of the team.  Looking forward to creating with more of their fabulous stamps and die's.

The background paper is by S.e.i. and the gorgeous stamps by AJVD!!

To see the details,  go HERE!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/Guest Designer 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Anchor's Aweigh with Quick Quotes~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the new and fabulous Anchor's Aweigh by Quick Quotes.  Such a beautiful set of papers showcasing the "Beach" and all the fun that goes with it.

The seashells are stamped on Anchor's Aweigh 109 with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks and then cut out.  They have a little shimmer added to them also.

Products Used~
Quick Quotes Anchor Aweigh:  106, 107 and 109
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seafoam, Coal Miner, Sunset, Latte Midnight Confession and Peach Tree.
Quick Quotes Anchor's Aweigh stickers
Quick Quotes Anchor's Aweigh chipboard

Darkroom Door stamps
Wink of Stella shimmer pen

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT member