Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple Blessings with S.E.I.

Hi, Connie here with a fun project using the Simple Blessings Collection by S.E.I.  Fall is right around the corner and I have a grandson that loves pumpkins, so I knew what I needed to make!!   A pumpkin it will be.

I used a wooden letter "C" and turned it on its side to get the shape of a pumpkin.  I adhered a tree branch to the top for the pumpkin stem and then covered the wooden letter with pattern paper from the Simple Blessings Collection. The edges of the wooden letter were sanded down after the paper was adhered, for a clean smooth edge.  Using the die-cut pack and the sticker pack I clustered embellishments around the branch, at the top of the pumpkin.  Gave it a fun festive look.

Black and red Tumble Dye were speckled on the front of the pumpkin, creating this home decor piece for Fall.  
I hope you enjoyed this project!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Try It Tuesday~hand carved stamps and what I made using them!

Hi guys!!!
I have been carving stamps this past couple of weeks. I did a little "creature set" ~
I don't draw very good, so I found a beginners drawing book (in steps) on how
 to draw simple images.  Very helpful!!

Supplies I used to create "happy birthday" gift tags~

Hand carved stamps, Dylusions ink spray, Archival ink, Manila tags,
  Whisker Graphics/twine
 and Darkroom Door "happy birthday" set. 

Step 1: Spray the tags with different colors and dab with a paper towel. Set aside to dry.
Step 2: Stamp with hand carved stamps using different colors of ink.
Step 3: Stamp sentiment on tag.
Step 4: Add twine.

The hand carved stamps have imperfections. I have some too!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, October 17, 2016

Time Out card ~

Hi guys!!
Just a quick and fun card to share with you.  I used three different stamp manufactures on this card. Darkroom Door for the background, the chairs are from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design. 
The pattern paper is from Teresa Collins, twine is from Whisker Graphics and the ink is from Ranger.
Always fun to pull out supplies that work well together:)

Don't miss Try It Tuesday, I'm going to show you what I made with these~

Have a great day and see you soon~

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lucky Us, a page with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Winter Bliss Collection (soon to be released) from Quick Quotes.  If you love pinks, blues and teal color combinations, this is for you.  Beautiful stripes make beautiful pages!

 Three different pattern papers were used in creating this page.  I really love the pink stripes.

The title word is chipboard and was colored with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.  I used the Aqua ink to add color to the word.

To get the top strip cut on a slant, cut a 2" strip of pattern paper from corner to corner.  Ink and adhere to the top of the page.

Quick Quotes products used:
Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon), W1101, W1100 and W1102
Die-cuts: Earth Wind Fire (coming soon)
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Aqua, Pixie Pink and Midnight Confessions

stickers, buttons, burlap flower and leaves.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pallet Tree by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with the new Pallet Tree by Clear Scraps.  This tree is 20" x 28.5" ~ pretty impressive!! It is made of strong chipboard that will hold up to decorating of any kind. Looks great on a front door.


Paint all pieces with acrylic paint, using brown for trunk, green for tree branches and yellow for star.

Pallet tree3

When pieces are dry, lay out tree and stencil with the Chevron and Snowflake stencils by Clear Scraps.
Paint Holly Chipboard embellishments.  Dry and adhere to Pallet Tree.
Stencil on word.  Paint Star yellow and speckle with white paint.
When all parts have been painted  and decorated adhere to tree trunk.  Glue Star at top and punch holes in side of star, to run a wire, to hang with.



Add trim and seal with acrylic sealer.

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Pallet Tree, Holly Chipboard embellishment,  Snowflake Border stencil, 12" Chevron stencil and 12" Fruit of the Spirit stencil.
other: acrylic paint, acrylic sealer, Beacon Glue, wire and trim.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Try It Tuesday~ junkin'

Hi guys!!
I entered my crafts in the Guadalupe County Fair this weekend (3 blue,7 red and 4 white ) ~ always fun but not sure I agree with the judging :) but there is always next year:).
 So how about some junkin' finds for Try It Tuesday!!

The numbers 5 & 6 ~ the six can be stamped as a 9 also.  very cool!!  
$3.00 each

No name on this hanger but I thought it was really cool to hang art from. 

Child's shoe form ~ I want to add this into a wreath with other vintage finds.

I still love creating with these milk caps~
large milk caps ~ $1.00 each 
small mill caps ~ .25 each

So cute to keep smalls in~

Face cream jar ~ it is small.  I have small sea shells in it :)

small calendar frame ~ $1.00 
medicine vial ~ $1.00   all I need is a small cork for the top.  

Thanks for stopping by~
see ya soon!!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Shaker Angel tag with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a great idea for a Holiday gift tag, and an added bonus~ a Christmas ornament. Yes, two functions in one.  I used the new Mini Shaker Angel by Clear Scraps! Beautifully designed  and easy to create with.

Angel tag1

I used several stencils to create a background on the large black tag.  Using white acrylic paint, a sponge and the Snowflake border and the 6" Imagine stencil by Clear Scraps the background was created.  The Shaker Angel was created using pattern paper, acrylic paint and sequins (for the inside of the Shaker Angel).  Very simple, just glue the pieces together making a frame, then glue the back on after the shaker has been filled with sequins, as in my example.

Angel tag2

These are really fun and Clear Scraps has different Shaker's to choose from.  Great for family crafting night!!

Thanks for stopping by~ 
Connie Mercer/DT Member