Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Memorabilia and scrapbooking.

Hi guys!
I have a scrapbook page I did with memorabilia a while back.  I wanted one page but I had lots of elements and no picture was taken when the memorabilia was collected. 
 Oh my!!!! 
My mind went back to my Shimelle classes and came up with this~

I layered the memorabilia, to flip up , making it so EASY to get all
 of this on the page.   The photo was taken later that night, same day and
 I wanted one of all of them together.  So it worked out:)

We were at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana.  We were visiting Egypt and
 the grands had the opportunity to have their name written in Egyptian.
  Wish I had a picture, but this works.
Products Used:
Paper: Bo Bunny
stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon
washi tape, paper clip

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mason Jar full of Sea Shells ~ Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have another creation to share using the new release Mason Jar from Darkroom Door.
Stamp Mason Jar on pattern paper of your choice.  Cut out and ink edges for shading ( Ranger Distress Ink).  Stamps out Sea Shells ( Archival/Ranger) using ink colors of your choice.  Cut them out and shade edges.  Stamp a few of the Sea Shell images inside the  Mason Jar.  Stamp the Carved Leaves and cut them out. Take a small piece of cheese cloth and wet it with a water spray bottle. Use Distress Ink to shade the cheese cloth.  Dry with heat gun.  Arrange the elements around the Mason Jar.   Adhere and add a little shimmer with a glitter pen.  Add sentiment.
Frame/ Mason Jar
DRD~ Sea Shells
DRD~ Simple Sayings
DRD~ Carved Leaves Vol. 1

You can see more inspiration, using this stamp on the blog.

Never met a Mason Jar I didn't like:)
See ya tomorrow for ~

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Clear Scraps~ A Mixable Medley Mini Album!

Hi , Connie here with a really cute mini album using the Mixable Medley Album by Clear Scraps.  This album is half acrylic and half chipboard I adore the look of both elements together!  I hope you do too!!!


* The chipboard pages are covered with pattern paper. The edges are sanded, so the paper doesn't curl up.
* The acrylic pages have journal boxes on them (front and back) the same place.  The adhesive won't show if the boxes are back to back.
* The embellishments are added with glue dots and Zip Dry by Beacon. Foam dots are used too.


* The album has five pages cascading down.
* The paper edges are inked for a shading effect.




* The album is ready for some cute photos:)

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Birthday Card with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a "Happy Birthday Card" using many of the papers from Quick Quotes.
They are from different collections but work so well together.  And did I mention you
will only need small pieces.

The main element, of this card, is the chipboard window frame from the Bag o' Chips / Birthday Collection by Quick Quotes..  Each section has a different paper in i,t to give the window a very unique look. The frame is colored with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Seafoam.  This card could be made in any size you wish.  

Quick Quotes Products:
Catalina Island300
Catalina Island400
Quick Quote PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Seafoam
Bag o' Chips/Birthday

Other Products:
white cardstock
twine, brad, paper twine, sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Try It Tuesday~buttons!

Hi guys! 
Today is buttons~

Aren't these cool~ the original button container from the factory!
Given to me by a good friend:)

I love buttons:) ~ so many ideas and uses for them. 
When all fails, use a button!!

Love this label ~

Some projects that I have used buttons on~

Try buttons today, they look amazing on projects!!
Thanks for stopping in for 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Shipping Tag by Darkroom Door~

Just a brief summary of how I created the Shipping Tag by Darkroom Door~
Stamp Shipping Tags on Manila cardstock.   Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig the windmill was stamped inside the Shipping Tags. The Shipping Tag was cut out and adhered to pattern paper.  Shade the Shipping Tag and adhere to a Manila card base, stamped with the BG Brushed Stars.  Shade and embellish.  To see more examples visit the Darkroom Door Blog.
BG Brushed Stars
Photo stamp/Windmill
Frame Stamp/Shipping Tags
DRD/Simple Sayings

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thank you~ Mitra and Thanh!!!!

Hi guys!!
I have a shout out to couple of gals~
I received some really cool stuff in the mail, just my kind of stuff:):)
First up Mitra Pratt~
I met her on Lessolgy.  We both love to recycle and re-purpose unusual, vintage finds:)
This is what she sent, just because~

Gorgeous card and the metal "fives", one off a telephone pole.  I hated to tell her 
our number is "6" now:):)  I'm sure the fives will show up on a project~love them!

Next up~ is a prize that I won through the Summer Coffee Lover's blog hop,
This is what I won on the Make It Sweet and Neat blog.
Thank you Thanh Vo ~ 
I love the coffee die and have been using it :) and super cute card:)
Thank you both so much!
Have a great weekend, I'll be crafting!!!