Friday, February 5, 2016

Living the Art Life with Cheryl Boglioli!!

Hi guys!!
I have had such a great three days.  I hosted Cheryl Boglioli at the ranch.  Got to spend time with her and learn great mix media techniques, in the class she taught at Craft Crossing. She is amazingly talented!!! Awesome teacher too!!!!
Here is some highlights from her visit~

Welcome bowl full of junkin finds :), the Mayor of Gonzales came by to say hi, junkin' treasures and a class photo of us working hard!! 

Cheryl is the queen of selfies (ha,ha) !!

Goodbyes are hard!!  Getting ready to continue "Living the Art Life"
Glad she made it to Texas!!
See you next trip~
You can follow her "Living the Art Life" on her blog at 

Next week I will share my projects that I made at Cheryl's class!!
See you soon~

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Top 3 projects with Quick Quotes 2015!

Hi, Connie here with my three favorite projects I created for Quick Quotes last year.  I had so many that I really felt good about but here are three, for different reasons I was partial to.

I thought this card showcased  the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink really fabulously!

This scrapbook page came together really well. The Joy Ride Collection was perfect
 for this family outing.


This cutie was created with the July Club Q Kit.  It sat on my table for a couple of months.
Ready to put it back out this coming July.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Try It Tuesday~ Candy Bar wrap!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by!!
I have a couple candy wrap Valentines to show you. Very easy and so cute!!!

I'm using some vintage Authentique. Loved the retro Valentine cards that come
 with the paper set.  The paper edges are by Doodlebug Designs/ Paper Frills. These fun products were in my stash. Love using my stash!!!

One for a girl and one for a boy!!!
Nice to have easy projects when you need to come up with something fast!
Thanks for stopping by for 
See ya soon~

Monday, February 1, 2016

Today is a Special Day with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page showcasing the Whistlin' Dixie line by Quick Quotes.  I love the yellow color and how it makes other colors pop off the page.  The blue is lovely with the yellow.

The paper selections go so well with each other even though they are from other collections.  Love when that happens.  Makes doing a scrapbook page easy!!!

Isn't he a cutie!!!!

Quick Quote products used~
Whistlin' Dixie: 106, 107
Whistlin' Dixie: Chipboard Die Cuts
Whistlin' Dixie: Die Cut Stickers
Vellum Quote~ER Visit page
49 Shades of Grey: 103
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy, Desert Sun.

stickers and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, January 29, 2016

Champion by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!
I have a card to share today using the Champion Word Block by Darkroom Door.  I love the word blocks because you can use them so many different ways.  Full of "winner" words!!! Let me show you~

Stamp the Champion Word Block image two times. Take a half inch off of one stamped image . Mat it tight leaving about a forth of an inch, of cardstock, as an edge.  On the other image just mat it tight, same as the first image. Pop up the small image on the large image and then adhere to the card front. Stamp the word CHAMPION and cut it out. Add shimmer to the cut out word and adhere to the front of the card. Add star brads or rhinestones.  Add corners and speckle with black ink or acrylic paint. See all of the words you stamp and add to projects :)
For more inspiration using the Champion Word Block stamp go HERE~

Products used~
Ranger Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Star brads
White cardstock
Blue cardstock

Wink of Stella
This past week my blog has had a mass exodus of Google Friend Blog Followers, 58 to be exact.
I have found out that Google is removing blog followers that do not have a Google Account.
Here is the information.
If this effects your following of Crafty Goodies I would greatly appreciate a re~follow!
This is my 9th year as a Craft Blogger (and junker).  I'm not sure how important this is in the craft industry (blog followers) but it is to me.  I feel accountable to you that follow my blog,
 trying always to have crafty content for you guys.
  Thank you so much!
See ya soon~

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stately Stag Die by A Jillian Vance Designs

Hi guys!!
I have a guy card up on A Jillian Vance Designs!! Would love for you to check it out :)
  I used the Stately Stag Die with the Stitched Chevrons Background Builder Stamp by A Jillian Vance Designs.  I'm kinda of partial to the Stately Stag Die.  We have deer on our ranch, they roam in our yard and we enjoy them. Such gorgeous animals! You can see it HERE ~

I used the Stitched Chevrons Background Builder Stamp to add some interest to the
 pattern paper, while creating an unique backdrop for the Stag head.
The Stately Stag Die cuts beautifully.
AJVD products used:

Other products used~
Paper: October Afternoon
Ink: Quick Quotes, Ranger
Punch: Evergreen, corner
Buttons Galore & More

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ Guest

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A scrapbook page with S.e.i.

Hi, Connie here with a Scrapbooking page using the Merry Mistletoe Collection with some Bright paper doilies and Red Tumble Dye as embellishments This is another example of a Christmas Collection that has many possibilities for other uses. I love that about  S.e.i.  The papers are so versatile.

Speckle the background sheet with Red Tumble Dye.  Add a 6" x 12" piece of pattern paper and adhere it to the center of the background sheet.  Add stitching with machine or rubber stamp.  Add Bright (red) paper doilies by S.e.i. and adhere photograph.

Embellish the page with die cuts and stickers found in the Merry Mistletoe Collection.  Journal and add title.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member