Thursday, December 8, 2016

Scrapbooking with Creating Made Easy December Kit~

Hi, Connie here with the Creating Made Easy December kit by Clear Scraps.  It has a really cute 6" stencil in the kit called Rustic Forrest.  One of my favorite:)

The paper in the kit is beautiful and really was perfect for stenciling a border on the bottom of the scrapbook page.

I used Quick Quotes PowderPuff chalk ink.  I wanted the border image to be faint not bold.  It looks like it is printed on the paper.  Love the look:)

Products used:
Creating Made Easy December kit
6" Rustic Forrest

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Creating Made Easy~December kit

Hi, Connie here with the December Creating Made Easy kit by Clear Scraps.   This is a fun one for sure.  It has a 8x8 acrylic frame in the kit that can be dressed up or dressed down~I chose up!!

I will enjoy leaving this frame out, as Christmas decor, but once the holidays are over I will add the scrapbook 8x8 page to the center of a 12x12 page.  I only have 12x12 albums ~ let me show you.

The acrylic 8X8 frame is ready to showcase another page or event.  You can also add a magnetic strip, to the back of the frame, so the frame will attach to the refrigerator door. Everyone will see it there.  This would work great at my house :)

Creative Made Easy December Kit
8 x 8 Display Frame

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas trees with Whisker Graphics~

Hi, Connie here a cute way to create some small Christmas trees using the Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics.  Every year I create some sort of a small Christmas tree and these will look great in my collection.

Supplies needed:

Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics
triangle small pieces of wood
acrylic paint /green and yellow
chipboard small stars
vintage spools
pattern paper

Step 1: Paint trees with green acrylic paint on both sides.

Step 2: Paint the chipboard stars with yellow acrylic paint on both sides.

Step 3: Wrap the trees with Divine Twine. wrapping around and up and down. Tag with liquid adhesive when you are finished wrapping the twine.  Cut from the spool.

Step 4: Decorate with rhinestones and buttons. Attach the star to the top of all three trees. Glue trees onto a vintage spool.  Add Divine Twine to the spool and decorate.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mini Shaker Bell with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a fun and sparkly holiday tag, using the new Mini Shaker Bell, from Clear Scraps!  The Mini Shakers come in six shapes and images.  They would make a super cute ornament set for the holidays.

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The mini shaker is so easy to assemble and decorate.  What you put inside the shaker is the fun part. Really, it is all up to you  what to fill the inside with.  I used decorative sequins in the Mini Shaker Bell.

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Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Bell, 12" Doily Stencil and 6" Imagine Stencil
other:  Sequins, gold embossing powder, Kraft tag, paper doily and  acrylic paint/black, white.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Using paper scraps with Quick Quotes~

Hi, Connie here with some Winter themed cards using my scrap paper by Quick Quotes.  I don't want to throw any of it away, so what better way to use it .  I always need cards!

Very simple design~ just cut out 3"X 3" squares of paper.  This is from the 
Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon).

The cardstock is 4" x 12" long.  One sheet will get 3 card bases.  

The snowflakes are die cuts.  I inked around the edges of all the paper with
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.  The colors will be listed at the 
end of the post.

The cards are long and slender and will work perfect with a gift or
a loaf of homemade bread:)

Supplies used:
Quick Quotes: Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon)
Other: Want 2 Scrap: bling, Stamps: Darkroom Door, S.e.i. / Tumble Dye

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DTMember

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Try It Tuesday~ let's go junkin' !!

Hi guys!
I have some fun junkin' stuff to share for Try It Tuesday.  I didn't get to create,
 I was creating food for Thanksgiving.  We had 53 peeps as best as
 we could count. Wonderful day!!
Ok here we go ~

This is a really cool Ball canning jar, it has small bubbles in the glass, beautiful!! 
I paid $5 for and was surprised at the price~

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I paid $4 for this large tall, skinny spool. I thought is was cool and has
 possibilities for a Christmas tree.  Do you see it?  

I paid $9 for this floral frog..  I've never seen one like it.  It holds paint brushes 
really good.  Check out the link~

I never pass these up~ I paid $4 for a quart size bag full.
  This is what I did with them, go HERE.

This is a Chicken feeder, It is new. I couldn't walk away~
I paid $32
I will be doing a blog post on how I'm using it soon:)

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pine Cones~ two different ways, with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with my November tag and a Fall card, created with the 6" Pine Cone stencil, by Clear Scraps.  I put pine cones in the same category as sea shells, I love creating with them and I love them just hanging around.

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 The tag is acrylic and stenciled with StazOn ink using the 6" pine cone stencil by Clear Scraps.  Remember to remove the plastic film before applying ink or paint to the tag.

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 I attached pattern paper to the back of the tag  and made a rag bow for the top of the tag.  The chipboard word "Cherish" is, one of many words, by Clear Scraps.   Check out the store to find all the words available.

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The card was created on white cardstock and then backed with pattern paper.  I used the same StazOn inks for creating the pine cone.  

Clear Scraps products used:
6" Pine Cone stencil
Acrylic tag
Chipboard word ( Cherish)
Other: Darkroom Door stamp. Quick Quotes paper, StazOn ink,  buttons,  material and twine.

Thank for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member