Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quick Quotes & Petaloo~gorgeous together!

Hi, Connie here with an "off the page" project using the gorgeous flowers from Petaloo and the gorgeous papers and Powderpuff Chalk Inks from Quick Quotes.  So fun creating with these fabulous products:)

*Take an old muffin pan and using Tim Holtz's paper Rosette die (large) cut 6 rosettes out of Gypsy Road 300 and Gypsy Road 400, 3 of each paper.
* Ink the rosettes with Sunset PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Using 1/2" foam, adhere the rosettes to the center of each section in the muffin pan.
* Adhere the butterfly by Petaloo to each section of the muffin pan.

* Using the burlap trim, from Petaloo, create a center banner for flowers and the date.
* Wet glue or hot glue will work for this.
* Attach a favorite photo, to one of the sections of the muffin pan.

This is the muffin pan before I started altering it with the beautiful Petaloo and Quick Quotes products. You can see more inspiration, using the Petaloo flowers on the Petaloo Blog here.

Quick Quotes products used:
Gypsy Road 300
Gypsy Road 400
Gypsy Road die cut stickers
Sunset PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products used:
Petaloo flowers and trims

Thank for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ Quick Quotes DT

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Remember those game cards?

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by today for Try It Tuesday.
Do you remember these~

I wanted to use two of them for a front and back cover to make a score keeping book, for games. 
I used some old notebook paper and cut the paper down to fit the size of the cards.
Then I used the Bind-It-All machine to complete the process of making a ring bound book.
Then the fun part begins~decorating the front!

October Afternoon, Prima, twine, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup and
 Vintage game card.

Just for fun~I added a pocket to the back, for those winning game cards!
Hope you are inspired to find a front and a back and make a book~
If you don't have a way of binding the book, use rings.  
See ya soon~
Linked at~

LESSology Challenge #46: Typeface

Monday, April 27, 2015

A mini for National Scrapbook Day~ Craft Crossing Class

Hi guys!
This Saturday is National Scrapbook Day and to celebrate and
 participate, I will be teaching a Camera Mini album by Bo Bunny at Craft Crossing
You will everything you need to make this, very fun, mini album!

May 2, 2015 at Craft Crossing in Gonzales~
gave Pam a call to save you a seat :)

Inside pages~
Hope to see you ~
Lots of fun classes and specials going on that day!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring is in the air with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a "best day ever" card using the Joy Ride Collection by Quick Quotes and those gorgeous PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  They just make everything look better!!!

The flowers are die cut and inked with several different colors of the PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  You can add a little ink or a bunch of ink, depending on how dark you want the color.

Quick Quotes supplies~
Joy Ride 100
Joy Ride 400
Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Warm Sand PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Latte PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other supplies~
Elizabeth Crafts
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
rhinestones, twine.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Quick Quotes DT

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clear Scraps and Pion Design ~gorgeous together!

Hi guys!!! I have an elegant acrylic clipboard by Clear Scraps to share today.  I'm using some gorgeous pattern papers by Pion Design called Paris Flea Market.  The papers are stunning.  They remind me of vintage wall paper!


* Cut a mat from the pattern paper and round the corners.
* Adhere borders (from the paper set) close to the bottom of the mat.
* Fussy cut embellishments (paper spool, paper button card).
* Add twine to paper spool and buttons to paper spool card.
* Adhere to mat.
* Add flowers and leaves (die cut from paper).
* Fussy cut Paris tag and add a flower and leaves.  Clip under clipboard along with mat.


* Add camera paper clip to hold photo.
* Shade around the edge of the clipboard with Brown StazOn Ink.
* Finish by adding banner to the front of the clip and twine.
My example is not adhered to the acrylic clipboard, this way it can be updated as often as you like.

Products used:
Clear Scraps Small Rectangle
Pion Design / Paris Flea Market
StazOn Ink
Elizabeth Crafts dies ( flower, leaves)

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Gelatos and Darkroom Door, making a background!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!
I have a set of cards I created using Gelatos and a Darkroom Door
 background stamp.  

  First on watercolor paper and then on white cardstock.

* All you do is rub the Gelatos over the background stamp.
* I sectioned it off and did one color at a time.
* Use a spray bottle with water and wet the rubber stamp after you have applied the Gelatos.
* Let it sit a minute, to mix with the Gelatos.
* Lay your watercolor paper over the stamp and press all around the area.
* Lift the watercolor paper off and let it dry.
* Cut the stamped background to the size you want and mat it on your card.
* Stamp a focal image on the background you created.
* Add embellishments and sentiment.

* Do the same thing for the white cardstock~

They turned out different and unique!  I saw this on and wanted to give it a try!

Supplies used~
Archival Ink by Ranger
buttons, twine

Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon.

Monday, April 20, 2015

thanks for the win~

Hi guys! Hope you had a great weekend~
I got five (yes, five) scrapbook pages completed and a couple of cards. A project for Clear Scraps and one for Quick Quotes, I think I had a productive Saturday ~ love it when that happens!!!
I have one of the pages to share with you~

The pictures are from my phone, so they are blurry but we had such a good time 
I wanted to do a page on our Spurs game!
I used Bell Blvd. (black star paper and camo paper).  Other products are Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, October Afternoon and a couple of dies (for the "thanks" and stars).
I love attaching game day memorabilia to my scrapbook page~ keeps it interesting:)
Thanks for stopping by~
 I'll see ya tomorrow for

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clear Scraps to the rescue~

Hi guys! I have a scrapbook page that I created using strips of paper from my scrap bin and stencils by Clear Scraps The paper had some stains but I thought I could use it for cards or a craft project. Clear Scraps to the rescue~


*  I took the 3 different papers, different manufactures and adhered them to cardstock.
*  Then using the 12 x 12 Chevron stencil the stains were covered up easily.


* Then I thought I would add a little "pretty" to the already pretty Mirror Butterflies 


* Using the 6 X 6 Spiral Dots stencil the "pretty dots" were added to the Butterfly.

* I love how you can recycle damaged goods by using cool products by Clear Scraps!
* StazOn ink was used to stencil on the paper and mirror embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On her way~ a scrapbook page with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the new Gypsy Road Collection by Quick Quotes. I had fun with this collection and loved the results of the completed page.

I used border punches and then shaded them with Peach Tree PowderPuff Chalk Ink around the scalloped edges. I loved the look the shading gave the scalloped borders.  It really defined the scallop!!

I used Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink to lighten the area where I wanted to put the title of the page at. This is my granddaughter ~ Crafty Diva.  She's my kind of girl! 10 years old.

Quick Quote supplies~
Gypsy Road 200
Gypsy Road 800
Gypsy Die cut Stickers
Gypsy Road Chipboard Stickers
Peach Tree PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other supplies~
Border punches
Flower punch
Title Stickers/American Crafts
buttons, twine
Darkroom Door stamp

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie M
Quick Quotes DT

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ a throw back Tuesday!

Hi guys!
Instead of Try It Tuesday how about Throw back Tuesday
I have been crafting like a mad women and can't share yet :)
So here is a couple of my all time favorite projects~
maybe you will want to try one:)

Hope you will enjoy these again~
See ya next week for 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Darkroom Door~ cards!

Hi guys!!
I have a couple of card sets to show you using Darkroom Door stamps
 and Dylusions Ink Sprays .

1. Spray Dylusions ink spray on a piece of Kraft cardstock.  Spray as many colors as you like. I used three.
2. Use a paper towel and roll off the extra ink, setting on top of the cardstock.
3. Dry with a heat tool for a minute or so.
4. Stamp the image on the cardstock you sprayed with the Dylusions ink.
5. Size the card front and mat with black cardstock.
6. Add a small black brad to each corner of the card front.
7. Adhere to a Kraft card and add a sentiment.

Supplies used~
All Occasions
Ink: Ranger/Archival
Ink Spray: Dylusions
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gone junkin' Friday~

Hi guys!!
I know it has been awhile since I have posted junkin' stuff, but I did find these a few weeks ago and thought they were really neat.  Green Bingo Cards
I have never seen green bingo cards like these!!

$12 for 4 with 20% off 
The green really was calling my name:).

$1. each 
I thought these were interesting and different~ no idea yet, but
 I'm sure you will see them again.

This is a really large tray. I'm using it for a backdrop 
 when I photograph my projects. I want to say this is a vintage hammered aluminum tray.
I paid $5 many years ago.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend~

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Keeping track of those PowderPuff Chalk Inks~

Hi, Connie here with a journal type book, made from a composition notebook.  I'm using the new Catalina Island Collection from Quick Quotes along with some PowderPuff Chalk Inks to cover and enhance the notebook.

* Adhere the CI 400 to the front and back of the notebook.
* Sand edges and ink with Latte PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Die-cut flowers using the reverse side (orange polka dots) of the CI 400.
* Use Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink to stamp random background designs on the front of the notebook.
* Ink around the petals with Latte PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Add leaves, buttons and twine
* Cover spine with washi tape.
* Place Catalina Island Chipboard sticker ( lower middle) " My Happy Place"

* Cover library envelope with CI 400 
* Decorate to  your liking.

I decided to use this notebook to keep track of my PowderPuff Chalk Inks and other crafting supplies.  Quick Quotes also has a printable for keeping track of the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks that can easily be printed from your computer.  You can download the ID sheet from HERE.

Quick Quotes products~
Other products~
Elizabeth Crafts Flower Die
Darkroom Door Background stamps
Jenni Bowlin Studio/label punch
Washi tape ( no name)
buttons, twine

Thanks for stopping by~
Quick Quotes DT

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ some old tin and wood.

Hi guys!
Glad you stopped in for Try It Tuesday!!!
I saw this  on Chipping With Charm and thought it was so cool.
I asked the hubby if he could whip me one up, and he did.
  It took him a little over 30 minutes!!!

Super cute, right?

I put it outside my studio door, pointing to the inside. of the room.
So your challenge~ see something you like, try to make it (or ask your hubby)
The winner of my blog candy from the Light It Up for Autism Awareness Blog Hop 

Thanks for blog hopping with us~
Email me your address, Amy.
I was really touched by four of you ~ what you said.  I will be contacting you privately, ( when I get the stencils)~I would like to give you one.
Thank you again (all of you) for stopping by!