Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 projects of 2017~

Hi guys!!
I love posting my favorite projects at the end of the year and
 I hope you enjoy seeing them again!

#1 ~ Button cards for Buttons Galore & More

#2 ~ Butterly Shaker clip for Clear Scraps

#3 ~ Texas shaker and Star Shaker for Clear Scraps

#4 ~ Scrapbook page for Quick Quotes

#5 ~ Club Q for Quick Quotes

#6 ~ Scrapbook page for Quick Quotes and Canon

#7 ~ Project sponsored by DecoArt

#8 ~ Card using products by Darkroom Door

#9 ~ Scrapbook page using the new border stamp by Darkrom Door

#10 ~ Altered paint brush created for Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop with Debby Lewis
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I'm taking some time off in 2018,  I'll still be around just not as many projects.  I hope to be back soon.  Thanks for all the support and interest in my creative expressions!!
Take care~

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Hi guys!
I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Designer notes:
The shaker is constructed together and painted.  Only thing different is a Popsicle stick is glued to the back, making it easy to push down in the floral foam.  
Supplies:
Paper: Jenni Bowlin
Glue: Beacon
Sequin mix: Buttons Galore & More
Stamp: Darkroom Door
Pine cones:  Gathered on the way to Montana.
Vintage find: tart tin.
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See you soon~

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sea Shells in December~ Darkroom Door and Stampington!

Hi guys!!
Another set of cards using Sea Shells by Darkroom Door.
One of my all time favorite sets!! I'm always looking for ways to use this set.

Very simple~created in the Take Ten style!!!  Love the #hashtag stamp
 set by Tim Holtz too!!!  So fun!
This set was published in Take Ten Winter 2018~


Supplies used:
Stamps: Darkroom Door: Sea Shells, Polaroid stamp. Stampers Anonymous: #hashtags.
Ink: Archival by Ranger and silk by FSJ (for ink splats)
white cardstock.
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Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, December 21, 2017

December Darkroom Door Challenge project~

Hi guys!!
The challenge for December's Darkroom Door facebook group is yellow.  Use yellow,
along with Darkroom Door stamps and or stencils, to create a project.
I created a set of cards using the NEW Succulents set.
I'm so hooked on this set. Love it!!!!

 Three different colors, of  Distressed Oxides, were used to create
 the background for the card.  The Succulent stamps were stamped, in random places,
on the card front.  Archival Ink by Ranger was used for this.

Twine and buttons were added along with the sentiment. 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Succulents, Brushed Sentiments
Ink: Distressed Oxide and Archival ink by Ranger
Silk (ink splats) by FSJ
Other: Buttons Galore & More and twine.
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Thanks for stopping by~


Monday, December 18, 2017

Snowflake Award Clip, for chips, with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here to share with you a fun idea when taking chips or bagged treats to a party or to give as a gift.  The Snowflake Shaker by Clear Scraps comes in handy when creating a bag clip for yummy holiday treats!!  Homemade or purchased this will look so cute on the bags!!

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Take strips of pattern paper and layer them, making an award badge. Ribbons, buttons, ticket strips all can be used to make the badge unique and personal. Place the Snowflake Shaker by Clear Scraps, at the top (after it is created) and attach with strong glue.

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Using strong glue attach a small clothspin to the back, that is the clip that will allow you to clip the Snowflake award badge to a bag of chips or cookies.

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Easy !!! Now the hard part~picking out treats to use the clip on!

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I love the chip idea, goes great with a homemade dip to add to the gift.

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This is easy to make and the Snowflake Shaker just adds that extra special pop to the Snowflake award badge.  After the chips are clipped, the Snowflake award badge will look great clipped on the Christmas Tree.

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: mini Snowflake Shaker
Beacon
other: pattern paper, twine, buttons, ticket strips, embossing powder, sequin mix (for shaker), stickers and snowflake stamp with ink.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, December 15, 2017

Chrismas Time with Quick Quotes and Canon!

Hi, Connie here with a Christmas themed scrapbook page, using the Urban Oasis Collection by Quick Quotes, and my Canon iP8720 printer.  I had eight photos and wanted to use all of them on one page ~ photo strips, but with a twist!

The photos first had to be put in my photo program and arranged into strips.

All seven photos were added and then printed out. The focal photo was printed out seperately on Plus Glossy 11 photo paper by Canon.  The strip photos were printed on Pro Platinum 8"x10" photo paper by Canon. 

I cut the 8" x 10" photo into two strips of photos.  Basically right down the center strip. 

The strips are overlaped and the top strip has a tab, that was scored and adhered to the midddle top photo.  Be sure and score the tab, because that will make it fold up, to reveal the second photo strip underneath. 

The focal photo is matted on red paper, from the Urban Oasis Collection by Quick Quotes, and adhered to the front of the page.  All that is left, to complete the page, is to embellish, title the page and journal moments. 

Supplies used:
Quick Quotes: Urban Oasis Collection
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink: Navy and Barn Board
Canon: Pro Platatinum 8" x 10" photo paper
Canon: Plus Glossy11 photo paper

Other:
Scrapbook Adhesive dimensional foam squares
Beacon
stickers
winter embellishments
Buttons Galore & More 
Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday!!!
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Darkroom Door Eclectic stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards I created using Distress Oxide ink and Darkroom
 Door Eclectic stamps.  Very fun and easy!!


Dab the ink pad on a work mat and spritz with water.  Run the card front through the ink and let it dry a few minutes.  Spritz with water for droplets to form on card front.  Keep layering colors for a one of a kind look.
Supplies:
Stamps: Darkroom Door/ Eclectic Robin and Butterfly, Stampers Anonymous: Hashtags
Ink: Distressed Oxide (4 different colors)
other:
white and kraft cardstock and buttons ( Buttons Galore & More)

But the coolest thing about these cards they were published in 

Take Ten ~Winter 2018
in the Spotlight section!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Try It Tuesday~junkin'

Hi guys!
It has been a while hasn't it?  I had to make time to photograph the junk :)
Ready?  
This stuff came from a barn sale I go to every year in our area.
 So fun and I find unique things.

These are really cool!  Paid .50 cents each.  Got the initials of each one of my grands.  

Glass milk creamer  ~ $4.
It is holding the initial tags at present.

Grade School flash cards -$2.00 each
Loved them!!

 Another set~
This is how I display them~
Remember this window?


****love the look****
$12. total

Contractor button from our area.  Hubby contracted with him in our early days.
.50 
All rusty ~ cool find!!
I have one more junkin' post for the following week.
See ya soon!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Quick Quotes!

Hi guys!! 
I'm here with Quick Quotes and we are hopping with the
Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy ALL of the beautiful 
coffee inspiration on this hop. 

This card was created using vintage dictionary paper along side pattern paper by Quick Quotes.  The Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks are perfect for stamping an image, espicially if you want a faded out vintage look.  


The holly leaf  is cut from a steel die by Tim Holtz.  I love cutiing them out, using an old paper bag and then they can be inked with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks. So easy too!!!

Supply List:
Pattern paper: Quick Quotes: Earth Wind Fire ~ EW 102
Inks: Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Mahogany, Green with Envy(retired) and Midnight Confessions
Stamps: Darkroom Door and Joy Clair
Steel Die: Tim Holtz
Buttons: Buttons Galore & More
Adhesive: Beacon

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Clear Scraps!

Hi everyone!
Thanks for joining me for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
I have a couple of cards to share using the Cup Overflow Border Stencil
 by Clear Scraps along with some modeling paste and Tumble Dye by S.E.I.

The S.E.I. Tumble Dye was sprayed, on watercolor paper, to create a background
 and a space to place the cup stencil, using the modeling paste. 

The modeling paste was applied twice to create a rich, white cup, in color.

The sentiment tag was created to resemble a hand stitched tag
 (like what is in the back of a shirt).



Supplies used:
Stamps: Darkroom Door and Joy Clair
Ink: S.E.I. Tumble Dye, Dark Roast Silk by FSJ
Modeling Paste: DecoArt
Buttons Galore & More
twine
Paper: Bo Bunny
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Special Thank You to Clear Scraps for sponsoring my project.  They have
 generously given me two extra stencils to give away to two lucky winners. 

Leave a comment and two winners will be chosen :) Winners will be
 posted on December the 16th. So stop back by~


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Love the look of these fabulous card!
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Super cute!
Please pm me your information ~ Congrats!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by~