Monday, May 2, 2016

Darkroom Door 2016 catalog release~ great inspiration!!

Hi guys!!
I have fun thing to share~it is always cool to get published and even cooler
 when it is in a catalog for a company you design for.  
The 2016 Darkroom Door Catalog/ release 1 & 2 is out and I had two cards in the catalog:)

remember this card~


and this one~


on the back cover~
I have linked the catalog in the opening paragraph, take a look.  
In Texas you can purchase Darkroom Door stamps from Craft Crossing (I have linked her Face Book page) Just leave her a message and she will get back with you :)
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 29, 2016

A scrapbook page with Darkroom Door~ a cute one too!

Hi guys!
I started with some super cute pictures and added some 
 Darkroom Door stamps and Bo Bunny paper.  Let me show you~

He was so eager and excited to help me and he was a big help:)
I stamped the images the Darkroom Door with black Ranger Archival ink and cut them out.  I thought the Stamper set was perfect for this scrapbook page.

Stamps are great to use as embellishments on your scrapbook pages.
First place I look when I need cute stuff for my pages.

Products used:
Archival ink/Ranger
S.e.i./Tumble dye and ticket sticker
Bo Bunny paper
stickers, steel die

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, April 28, 2016

More of the Floret Collection by S.e.i.

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.e.i.  I love the deep blue color and gold color paired together in this collection. It looks very manly, making it perfect for my photograph. Let me show you~

The round decorative paper was created using a punch.  The flower box was created out of the Pillow Box by S.e.i.  All you do is cut the Pillow box in half and round the bottom corners.  The flowers, from the Floret Collection, are clustered around the top of the Pillow Box.  I can't forget the Tumble Dye/Black, great for adding the paint splats!  Quick to dry and great look.


A simple and quick scrapbook page, that is announcing Spring is here!  Don't those chairs look amazing? So comfy!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Try It Tuesday~ a gift and a find!

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cool things to share ~one was a gift and the other a find.
Let me start with the gift~


Tones Bros. Des Moines, Iowa
I'm still thinking on this one. The lid is the best part:)
I love the idea of flowers, but that won't show off the lid. so I'm still thinking on this~
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Remember this cupcake holder I found in Indiana~

I'm using it to hold my glitter.  Sometimes the glitter would get knocked over and land
 on the floor, so I'm hoping this will solve that problem.

The glitter still shines in the old salt & pepper containers.
  Small glass jars are ONE of my weaknesses:) 

I can always find a way to use cool items.  This is plastic and very retro
 looking to me.
I paid $5.
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday~

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fine Flowers by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
 I have a card set to share with you using the, newly released, Fine Flowers by Darkroom Door.  This set compliments the Carved Flowers Set by Darkroom Door.  



Instructions:
Stamp the flowers on white cardtstock using black or brown ink.  Color in the flowers using chalks.  Spray with Fixatif (so chalk won't smear).   Mat on coordinating  cardtstock and then add to card front.  Speckle with black ink or a similar product.  Stamp sentiment on coordinating cardstock and cut it out.  Add to card front.  Add sparkle mist to flowers. This is a great design to make a set of cards for gift giving.
 
Darkroom Door products used:
Fine Flowers
Whimsical Words
 
Other:
Ranger ink
Wink of Stella
S.e.i./Tumble Dye (for speckle effect)
Chalks
Fixatif
cardstock



You can find more inspiration using this set HERE~
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mixing it up with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with scrapbook page using the Anchor's Aweigh, Farmhouse and Shades of Gray Collections. The papers, from each collection, go great together making it easy to mix it up!!



I used a border punch to create the scallop edge on the different patterned papers. A great way to showcase the beautiful patterns of the paper from the different collections by Quick Quotes.  The small tag, used for a journal spot, is from the Farmhouse Collection.  



Each strip is shaded with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.  So many great colors to create with. Makes it hard to pick one!!

Quick Quotes product used:
Anchor's Aweigh ~AW 107,  AW104
Shades of Gray~SH 101
Farmhouse~FH 101 (tag)
Anchor's Aweigh die cut stickers
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Coal Miner, Navy, Seabrook and Feather Gray

Other products:
Journal stamp/Wendy Vecchi
twine
stickers

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Thursday, April 21, 2016

My tool box~homemade!

Hi guys!
Just a quick post to share with you my tool box.  You might have seen it hanging out under my examining table~ I kept all kinds of crafty supplies in it.  When I re-did my craft space I needed a space for my tools, all in one place, so what better place for them~
Hubby made this for me about 3 years ago. 

Remember the drawer pull~

The tool box still sits under the baby examining table.  Easy to reach 
down and grab a hammer :) when I need one.

Love the handle and love that it look like my grandpa's tool box~ but most of all, 
I love that hubby made it for me :)

Good reason to keep some aged wood around :)
Thank for stopping by~