Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Try It Tuesday~flower pins!!

Hi guys!!!
I love the new burlap flower's by Canvas Corp.  Craft Crossing has them in stock and I have bought my share:):). I sure did have fun creating these for Christmas presents.

 This one is black canvas with some Maya Road, Prima and May Arts.

 The one on the left, has Tim Holtz beads dangling, sis owns this one!

 The one on the right is made with a flower by The Curtsey Boutique.  I added
gathered ribbon around it to make it larger. More Prima and Maya Road.

This one I gave to my mom. It has an antique shell ( gold script) pin in the center.  I bought it junkin but not at a junkin' price:):)
Avocado Arts
is having their first ever Design Team call~you can find all the information on the Blog!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Vintage inspired with The Curtsey Boutique~

 Hi guys!! We are back home!!!! I wanted to show you these tags I did for The Curtsey Boutique but I ran out of time before we left for my mom's.
So here they are   You can find these supplies in the Etsy shop for The Curtsey Boutique.  I stamps the background with the scrip stamp by Darkroom Door.

Still unpacking~
I'll see ya soon!!!
I'll be visiting blogs also:):)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Reindeer by Darkroom Door!!

Hi everyone~
I wanted to share a set of cards I made using last years Christmas set by Darkroom Door called
We have tons of deer on our place , so I loved the deer images in this set.

 The images are stamped on Kraft paper using  Archival ink ( brown) by Ranger.
I machine stitched a circle around the card for added interest and dimension.

 I love that this set has these festive words, that can be used like a banner or in a label fashion.
The cancellation stamps are a great look also.
Looks like Santa hand canceled the cards:):)

Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Try It Tuesday~Lawn Fawn!

Hi guys!!
This is a layout I did using the Christmas set by Lawn Fawn.  It was one of the classes I took in Houston~not my style but love how it came out.

Our tree last year~ our tree this year, too.
We went to Disney:):)

This set come with stickers. stamps, tags and some sequins.
Very pretty!!
Page one

Page two of the double LO!

We will be traveling~
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!!
See ya soon~

Monday, December 23, 2013

Vintage Inspired Christmas Ornaments with Darkroom Door~

Here are a couple more Vintage Inspired  Christmas Ornaments~
 I used the Dear Santa Montage sheet and Stitched Christmas for the sentiments.
The die is by Sizzix called Picture Wheel.  The Santa images, on the Montage, sheet are perfect for this.  You will need to trim down a little and then tape or glue them to the back of the picture wheel cut out.

after you have the images in, I backed it with a circle of burlap. 
I stamped out the sentiment and added embellishments, to complete the ornaments.
These are really fun to make~
C. Mercer

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Milk cap ~printable.

Hi guys!!!
I made this up for a blog follower that is not local ( as in the USA).  I thought I would offer it to you:):)~
I'm not all that techie, but I will be around all weekend to attach the file and send it off 
 Shoot me an email with 
and I will send you the file.
My email is on the side bar:)
The punch size needed would be 1 3/4".  I have a 2" and a 1 1/2" and I use both.  Trim or ink:):)
I print out on white 11" X 8" cardstock.
This is using the stamp set by Maya Road.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Clear Scraps Pop n' Cut Christmas card~

Hi guys!!!
I have a Clear Scraps pop n' cut Christmas card to show you today.  It showcased a few days ago on the Clear Scraps blog, so here it is just in case you missed it.

Remember with a Pop n' Cut card (Sizzix) ~ it's not what is on the outside that counts ~ it's whats on the inside:):) 
The paper is S.E.I. and  the adhesive is Beacon.
I used one sheet of acrylic by Clear Scraps to make the cut.  You can see the tutorial I did on the Clear Scraps Blog.
A couple more things~JBS has a 60% sale going on and you
can see my post here.
Avocado Arts is having their first ever Pit Crew call.
Check it out~
Stop by Saturday, have a little something running for the weekend, you just might be interested~
{remember the blank milk caps I stamped, yep has something to do with that}
see ya soon~

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Remember this~crocheted pair of gloves!!

Hi guys~
Think back, like 2 years back:):)
Remember those crocheted gloves, my high school best friend gave me~

They are so dainty and small, really small.  I love the tea stained look so I made a flower pin out of them.

 I used both of them and rolled them, until I got them in a shape I liked.  I sewed them together~no glue.

If  this ever needed or wanted to be back into gloves, that is possible.
I added some ribbon, a vintage button and some Prima flowers.  The stick pins are the ones I dyed using Tim Holtz alcohol inks.

The pin is sewed on also. I love how it came together.  I would love to give it back to my friend. It would look awesome on a jacket or denim shirt:)

My new blog banner (watermark) was made by Angela Pruitt ~ she did an awesome job!!!   
I love the Blog Header that Melissa Elsner did for me and wanted them match ~no problem!!! Love the look !!!   If you need any design work done  Angela will be happy to help you:):)
See ya soon~

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Try It Tuesday~Jenni inspired Christmas Ornaments!

Do you have a hour or so?
  That is all you need to make these vintage inspired Christmas ornaments~
Jenni style!

Supplies needed~
JBS mni deck, JBS chipboard Christmas buttons, JBS red/black rhinestones and the JBS spools, hot glue gun ( just goes faster this way), ink (for shading), homespun (for the spools), stick pins, holly leaf and twine.

Ink ( to shade) around the cards.
The card from the mini deck is glued onto the burlap.  I laid the card down and cut around, to get the size.

I then glued the Holly leaf ( just some I had) down followed by the chipboard button.  Roll some twine up and hot glue it under the chipboard button.

Added the stick pins and a Christmas sticker~
The post is up on JBS~
See I told you not much time was needed and so cute!!!!

Thanks for stopping by fot Try It Tuesday guys!!
Big sale going on over at  the JBS Mercantile ~ 60% off!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Garland with The Curtsey Boutique~retro style!!

Hi guys!!!
If you missed my post on Curtsey Boutique last week~no problem, here it is again.
I made some retro looking garland out of paper striped soda straws~red and green.

I did a tutorial on making the garland~you can see that here on the Curtsey Boutique Blog.

I also put together these mittens.  The Curtsey Boutique has all kinds of Christmas and Holiday die cut shapes.  The Etsy shop is always full of goodies!!!
See ya for 


Friday, December 13, 2013

Avocado Arts~Winter Fun!!!

Hi guys~
I wanted to share with you the new stamp set from Avocado Arts called Winter Fun!!!
I had such a good time with the owls!!
Here is what I came up with~
This is a 5x5 card, using my Copics to color in the Owl images.

Two gift cards that will showing up on some gifts this year:):)

and a scrapbooking page using the only picture of all of us together, from our Disney Trip:):)

Here is the Holiday Hoot Owls~
I still have ideas for this set, so you might see more projects:):)
See ya soon~

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Ornaments with Jenni~

Hi guys~
Here is a teaser, I have a feature on JBS Inspiration Blog today~
If you have an hour or so to craft you can make these~easy and cute!!!

I did 5 of these ornaments ( and why 5?) because I have 5 grands:):). To see the other 4 head on over to Jenni's ~
Supplies are the mini deck, spools, red/black rhinestones and the Christmas chipboard buttons.
I'll share the other four ornaments is a few days~but I am up on Avocado Arts today:):)

see ya soon~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Clear Scraps Christmas Ornaments~so pretty!!!

Hi guys~
Just in case you missed my Clear Scraps blog post yesterday, you can see it here:):)
I did some Christmas Ornaments using the acrylic ornament shapes by Clear Scraps.

and one more~
The paper is by S.E.I. and the adhesive is by Beacon
Thanks for stopping by~
see ya soon~

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Try It Tuesday~Stitched Christmas !

Hi everyone, Connie here with a card using "Stitched Christmas" by Darkroom Door~
the name alone had me hooked!!!

Love the trees and love the sentiments!!!
 This is a 6" x 5" card.  I used Wendy Vecchi's new ink, called Fern green by Ranger.
I stamped out both tree images and put them in a little envelope and began to build my card around that.

This a "junkin' find and I used the "Stitched Christmas" set for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, December 9, 2013

Home from Disney~

Hi Guys (waving super BIG)~
We are home***sigh***, so good to be home. 
We had a wonderfully, awesome time with our kids and grands, but I have missed my crafty friends !!!  
Here are a few pictures from our trip~
Here we are at Animal Kingdom, just getting started!!!
Randy and I with our youngest grand~ Magic Kingdom!! Wearing my new Croc's (Mickey Mouse),
Randy insisted, really:):)

So true:):):) wow!!!!
and my new pen holder ~
I think it will look great with my Mickey Mouse chalk board~
It is a Floral Frog ( still has original label on it) 

Nice to be back~
See ya tomorrow for