Friday, June 24, 2016

Follow your Heart with Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have a really cute card to share using the "follow your heart" Quote 
stamp by Darkroom Door.

Using the Script background stamp, stamp on beige cardstock, with black ink and trim edges.  Use the same cardstock and stamp out the Quote: follow your heart with Cobalt blue ink. Cut out the words. Ink them for shading.  Stamp the Lady Lace girl with brown ink and cut out the lady. Shade with brown ink and  shade with red ink on her cheeks. Double mat stamped script background onto dark blue cardstock.  Adhere to card front (coordinating pattern paper). Add Lady Lace to front of card . Add lace and button for added texture.  Adhere words to the side.  Punch corner from same pattern paper used for card.
Darkroom Door products:
French Script/ Background
Follow Your Heart/Quote
Lady Lace/Collage
Ranger ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink
Echo Park pattern paper
I will be tacking a short blogging break.
See ya in a few days :)  Lots of good stuff coming up when I get back, even a give~away!!!
Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Farmhouse Collection with Quick Quotes~a scrapbook page!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Farmhouse Collection by Quick Quotes.   I thought the patterns and colors, in the papers, were perfect for my Dad's birthday pictures.

I started by using a punch to create the large scalloped circle design from the Farmhouse paper.

I shaded  the edges of the scalloped circle with Seabrook PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes. The dark blue Farmhouse paper was shaded with Navy PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes.

The next step was creating the scalloped borders, using a scallop border punch, and then shading them.
After the border strips are shaded, they go above and below the photos.  Add the title and cluster embellishments below the photos.

Quick Quotes products used:
Farmhouse: 106, 107 and 105
Farmhouse chipboard die cuts
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Coal Miner, Seabrook, Navy and Light Moss.

Darkroom Door stamps

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Try it Tuesday~ A large paper Star from paper lunch bags!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping in for Try it Tuesday!!!  This is not my idea.  I saw it on FB and 
pinned it to my Pinterest board and that is where it stayed until this past weekend.
Have you seen the large star that is made from paper bags?
Super cute, right!!
To make this it takes 7 lunch bags ( I used 8, trying to be different) ~
I can walk you through this but here is the original post for the Giant Paper Bag Stars

These are the bags I purchased.  I haven't made a Kraft Star yet, but I will.
To make the paper bag star you hot glue 7 bags ,one on top of another, creating a stack of bags.
Then you cut the tips off the bags to make a point.  Then you hot glue the front bag to the back bag.
Use a hole punch to make a hole, to run twine through, for a hanger.

To add the color, I created a mask for the blue and then cut strips for red.
The products I used were Dylusions by Ranger in Postbox Red and London Blue.
I used what I had on hand.  The next step I did was add chipboard stars (sprayed with Dylusions /White Linen). Adhere to paper bag star.

Final step was splattering, the paper bag star, with black and white
  irRESISTible texture spray.
Check out the link posted above.  Very easy and fun to make!!  
You still have plenty of time to make this for the 4th of July :) !!
I hope you do!!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, June 20, 2016

Palm Trees Photo stamp with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I have a couple of cards to share using the new Palm Trees photo
 stamp by Darkroom Door.
Yay card~
Using the Sunshine background, stamp it on white cardstock using Sepia Ink.  Shade with black ink.  Stamp Palm Trees/Photo stamp with Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Trim it out.  Shade with black ink.  Add color with Distress Spray Stain~I used yellow and orange. Let it dry and go back with some water splats.  The water will bleach out some spots on the card front. I really like the look.  Double mat on black cardstock and then adhere to the Sunshine background. Take that matted set and adhere to black and orange cardstock. Add twine and sentiment ( hand cut). Adhere to black card. 
Darkroom Door products:
Palm Trees/Photo stamp
Brushed Sentiments
Sunshine/Background stamp
Distress Spray Stain/Ranger
Distress Ink/Ranger
Archival Ink/Ranger
Hello card~
Using the Sunshine background, stamp it on yellow cardstock with cobalt blue ink.  Trim out and mount on white cardstock. Using the Palm Trees/Photo, stamp on white cardstock with Sepia ink. Trim out. Spray Palm Trees with yellow, orange and blue Distress Spray Stains. Let dry and speckle with water.  Double mat with blue and yellow cardstock.  Stamp sentiment on yellow cardstock and hand cut word out. Adhere to cardfront.
Darkroom Door products:
Palm Trees/Photo stamp
Brushed Sentiments
Sunshine Background stamp
Distress Spray Stain/Ranger
Archival Ink/Ranger
Wink of Stella (water sparkle)

For more inspiration using the Palm Trees/Photo stamp take a look here~

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Creating a Shaker page is easy with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a stack of parking tickets that I thought would really cool used as a background for a scrapbook page.  The only thing is, they will move and that is how I came up with a Shaker page.  Clear Scraps to the rescue!!  The Dazed Round is what I need~


Start out by cutting a circle out of the center of the 12" paper.


Remove the plastic film from the Dazed Round by Clear Scraps and glue it over the circle cutout.   Beacon 1-IN-3 work great!  Arrange the tickets, in my case, on the acrylic Dazed Round.  When they are arranged to your liking, glue cardstock to the back of page.   You have just created a Shaker style page.  Decorate the front and tell your story!!


Clear Scraps products used: Acrylic Dazed Round. , 6" Chevron stencil and Chipboard Word embellishment (Surprise)
Paper: Bella Blvd.
Ink: Quick Quotes, S.e.i.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Try It Tuesday~more Book Stack Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!
I have another idea for you using the Book Stack Photo Stamp 
by Darkroom Door.

Book plates for the inside of that special book or for your home library. 

Stamp the Book Stack stamp on white cardstock with different colors of ink.  Trim them out and
 adhere the book plate, to the inside of the book you are wanting the label.

I really like the look of the book plate on a well loved book.

Stamp the "clip" on the top of the Book Stack image.  Trim out.   Stamp the To: and From: on the Book Stack image in black Archival ink.  Stamp the word "read." from the Sensational/Quote on white cardstock and trim it out. Adhere to the top of the Book Stack.  Use double sided tape to adhere on the inside cover of a book.
Great way to use the Book Stack stamp while adding a personal touch to a gift. 
 For more inspiration using the Book Stack Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door go HERE.
Darkroom Door products:
Book Stack/Photo
Mail Art
Archival Ink/Ranger
white cardstock
Wink of Stella (added to clip)

Monday, June 13, 2016

You're Just My Type with Quick Quotes~

Hi, Connie here with a card using the 49 Shades of Grey Collection by Quick Quotes.  This is one of my favorite paper collections by Quick Quotes.  The colors are gorgeous together!!!

The typewriter is stamped with, a brand new, Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes.   The inside mat was shade with Peach Tree PowderPuff ink.  The flower was cut from a steel die and shaded with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk ink.  

Quick Quotes Products used:
49 Shades of Grey: 105, 102 and 103
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Peach Tree and Coal Miner

Steel flower die/My Favorite Things
Steel  typewriter die/ Dienametics
rubber stamp/ Dienametics
Corner Punch
felt leaves, pearl

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member