Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Try It Tuesday ~ the money shot !

Hi guys~
You are in for a treat!!
I love these photos and those eyes..  Speaks to me :)

The pictures are a couple of years old.  I found them the other day and couldn't 
wait to work them up.  The pictures are cut down so I could get all four pictures across the page.

The money shot was matted to highlight it as the focal point of the page.  Don't miss the the 
thumbs up, look close. Thumb is up!!!!!
He is such a fan of his grandy!!
The BEST  of times, they go by so fast!!!

Products used:
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
die cuts
Scrapbook Adhesives
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, June 15, 2018

USA ~ Made in America with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a patriot craft that uses the Pallet (fence) shape by Clear Scraps.  I turned it on its side and saw a flag, waving in the wind, so that is where I started.  The Pallet shapes are cut from Birch wood right here in the good ole' USA.  I favor American Made products and that is what Clear Scraps is ~ Made in America!!

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I created a few step out photos, so the process, of masking off the flag stripes could be shown easily.

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To create the blue part of the flag, mark with a pencil the center of the pallet fence shape.  Mask off two rows down (as shown in the first photo).
The second and third photo show how the red and white stripes were masked off.   The tape  used is painters tape.
After the stripes were steniled in, a messy black line was applied by using a liner paint brush.  It cleans up the paint lines really good and gives the flag a primative look.

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I used stencils by Clear Scraps to add the words, the chevrons, the ship lap and the stars to the flag.

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The chipboard Stars, by Clear Scraps, were embossed with gold embossing powder and then adhered to the flag in random places.

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I have it on my craft room door~just love it!!!!
Products used:
Clear Scraps: Pallet ( Fence) birch wood shape
Clear Scraps: 6" stencils / Chevron, Stars, Shiplap, Imagine.
Clear Scraps: Chipboard/Stars
Beacon: 3-IN-1 glue
DecoArt acrylic paint
DecoArt creme wax
sanding block, drill and wire (for hanging)

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day with A Jillian Vance Design

Hi guys!
Today is Flag Day and I wanted to share a card that was created with
A Jillian Vance Design's Flag stamp, it also was published in Take Ten. by 
Stampington & Co.

Products used to create this simple card are:
AJVD Flag Stamp
AJVD Stitched Dot Rectangle thin cut die
Ranger: Archival ink

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Try It Tuesday~Camera cards with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
I wanted to share a couple of cards that I created using the
Eclectic Camera stamp by Darkroom Door.  This set was also published
in the Take Ten / Summer issue 2018, that recently hit the stores.

Pretty simple card ~
Stamp the background on white cardstock and add border stamp.  Stamp
 sentiment at bottom and top of card depending on which card you are working on.
Stamp the camera out on white cardstock using black or red ink
 and then trim out and adhere to card front.  Add buttons and labels to complete the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Eclectic/Camera, Background/Torn Text, Stitched Borders, 
Whimsical Words and Photography.
Ink: Ranger /Archival: Jet Black and Red Geranium.
Buttons Galore & More
You can find these products on the Darkroom Door website and for the USA there
is a stockist list ,for stores, selling Darkroom Door products.
I aslo want to give a shout out to Stampington & Co., the publisher of the 
Take Ten magazine and many other fabulous craft and home magazines.
I hope you will check them out :)

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Friday, June 8, 2018

#Barn Fun with Quick Quotes and Canon

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page, using stamps, with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks.  The picture collage was printed using the Canon iP8720 Printer.  

First the collage~ easy with Canon iP8720 Printer.

The collage was created using the photo program on my computer.  The photo's are 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" printed out as a 5" x7" photo.  I trimmed an inch off the top and bottom making the photo a 5" x 5".  The photo was then cut down the middle.

Using the border stamp and Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink, the border was stamped on white cardstock and then cut down the middle.  The photos were placed on top of the white space (as seen in the first picture) and adhered down.  I repeated the process and ended up with a photo strip.

The banner stamp was used with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.  The image was trimmed out and adhered to the top of the scrapbook page.

The title letters were colored with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks and adhered to the page.

Flowers were cut out of the pattern paper and used to decorate the page.  The journal strips were created in Word and printed from the Canon iP8720 Printer.

The pattern papers were shaded with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks.  Inks used are listed in the supply list below.

Products used:
Quick Quotes: Earth Wind Fire Collection
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Sunset, Cactus, Vanilla Cream and Midnight Confession
Canon iP8720 Printer

Darkroom Door stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Birch Wood Notes Folder with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a cute project using the Birch Wood Notes wood shapes by Clear Scraps.  The wood shapes are great for making note books as well as cards.  It comes with two pieces of Birch Wood that make a perfect front and back for any type project.  Here is what I came up with~

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Finished cover~

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Inside of finished cover~

Instructions below:

1. Cover both of  the backs of the birch wood pieces with felt or wool material.  Use a strong wet glue.
2. Cut one long piece, so the felt will act as a hinge, for the folder to fold.
3. Trim off excess felt with scissors.  Cut a slit in the bottom, felt covered, birch wood piece. Use a cardboard guide, so the line is straight for the note pad to slide in.  The note pad will need to have a cardboard lip, on the back, in order to do this method. 
4. Slide note pad into slit.

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       5.  Apply Distress Oxide ink to the front and back birch wood pieces.  Lay the ink pad directly on the birch wood and rub it all over until the color covers the birch wood.   Easy and no mess!

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       6. Emboss chipboard Hearts Lock and then stamp with Jet black StazOn ink using a script stamp.
       7.  Using the same script stamp and ink, stamp on the front cover of the birch wood piece.
       8.  Finish the cover by adding ribbon and a key.  Speckle with irResistible Texture spray.  It won't bleed into the wood.
The project is easy and makes a beautiful gift!

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps:  Birch Wood Notes wood shapes
Clear Scraps: chipboard Hearts Lock
Distress Oxide/Antique Linen
Darkroom Door /Script Texture
StazOn/Jet Black
IrResistible Texture Spray/Black
gold embossing powder
vintage trim, antique key, vintage wool or felt

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Try It Tuesday~more cards with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!!!
Thanks for stopping in today.
It is Tuesday, a little late though~
I have three more sets of cards to share that were in 
Take Ten (guest artist) Summer issue.  You can order it from

Darkroom Door ~ Fine Leaves,  Wings and Butterflies.

Darkroom Door ~ carved Leaves Vol.1 All Occasions and Background
 stamp/Fallen Leaves.  Vintage trim and button.

Darkroom Door~ Succulents and All Ocasions.
This was so much fun and such a thrill. 
I know some of my crafty friends understand.
Special thanks to Darkroom Door for making awesome stamps that 
are so easy to create with.  They all go together.  They never go out of style!!

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