Friday, July 3, 2020

Art Hangers with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I have re-purposed project to share using vintage cloths
hangers.  I used the Crafty Power Tape to secure the vintage
photos to the front of the hangers.  The photo was an 8 X 10 mat
black n' white cut in 1" strips used for the background on the
 ART hangers.
There is a step by step tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I hope you will take a look and make some.  The hangers are from a
resale shop but I have seen them online and in retail stores.  The vintage
photos were given to me but I have seen stacks of them at resale shops
reasonably priced.  Pattern paper would look awesome too!

Here is another look with ART attached to the ART hanger~
Keep in mind anything that can be attached to the hanger would make
an unique display piece.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go junkin’ soon.
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Crafty Power Tape
3D Circle White Mix
Creative Photo Corners Black
Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Vintage photos (8″x 10″) black / white mat finish, paper dolls by Tim Holtz, vintage hangers, Distress ink/Jet black, chipboard words by Tim Holtz
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Winter Cardinals by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the Winter Cardinal
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This is a newly released stamp.
Guys, it is gorgeous!!!! We have Cardinals
 here on the ranch, so this stamp was a must have!!!

Card #1
This is the card on the left.  I used Panpastels for the sky (clouds)
and coloring the scene.  When I was finished I decided to redo
the Cardinal on the fence from a him to a her.  Easy to do that, just erase the 
color.  Then recolor with grey.  The snow and fence have Pixie Dust
for added sparkle!!
Card #2
This card is created using Distress Oxide inks.  I treated the inks like
watercolors. I used white acrylic paint for the snow on the fence and
tree.  Added a tag at the top for added interest.

  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Try It Tuesday~Art Journal pages.

Hi guys!
I have been creating Art Journal pages and loving it!!!
I'm using stencils, stamps and ephemera to add interest
to the pages.
Products used are Darkroom Door, Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and
 stencils from Topflight Stamps.  The background was created using
acrylic paints and a brayer.

Products used are Darkroom Door, Wow Embossing Powder, PaperArtsy,
stencils and white gel pen.  The background is created with modeling paste,
stencils and acrylic paint.  These products can be found at Topflight Stamps.

This page was created for Wanderlust 2020/Rachel Grieg's class.
The products are by Darkroom Door and Ranger Ink. Adhesive
 (for the tags) is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Thanks for stopping by for
 See ya soon~

Friday, June 19, 2020

Beautiful by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly
released stamp called Beautiful by Blue Knight
Rubber Stamps. 
If you are a lover of reading and 
drinking a cup of tea or coffee, while enjoying a good
book, this is for you.
  Lovely stamp!!!
Card #1

The stamped image is on mixed media cardstock using the
Magnetic Ink Pad Handle by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps I love this thing!!
Holds my ink pad straight and gives me something to hold on to.  No more
dropped ink pad on my project!! The image is colored in with
Card #2

The background of this card is created using Distress Oxide inks.
Water the inks down and treat as watercolors.  They are amazing when
you keep adding layers of ink (drying between each color).  Really
cool backgrounds. The image is stamped and then colored in with 3
shades of Distress Oxide inks.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Same Design, Different Cards ~ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. 
I have a couple cards to share that have been embossed
with WOW Embossing powders.  One card was created vertical
 and the other horizontal. Same elements just flipped the design
and direction of the card.

I have a tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog with
all the tricks.  Really no tricks, just flip the direction of the card
and repeat the process.
Vertical look~
 Horizontal look~ 
Once you do the first card the second one goes fast. All your are doing is switching the direction and placement of the embellishments. It is a fun one and I hope you will give it a try!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Circle White Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
E-Z Grand Runner Refillable Dispenser
other products used: WOW Embossing Powder, Darkroom Door Stamps, twine, cardstock, heat tool, reinforcements (for large label)
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Friday, June 12, 2020

Foot Bridge by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly released stamp set
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I really love the Foot Bridge Stamp.
  The Reeds and Ducks Stamps (from last Friday)
works great with this scene.


The card is stamped on mixed media cardstock and then colored
in with Panpastels. Panpastels are easy to work with and so
forgiving.  A white artist eraser will fix any mistakes~just erase
and start again.
This is how I started, water and sky in first.  I created a mask for the sky
 using a small circle punch.  I laid it on my sky area and colored around it.
I then took it off and added the yellow sun.


This card is stamped with Sketch Blue Distress Ink.  The sentiment is
stamped with Archival / Jet Black ink.  The card front is matted on a deep
blue cardstock.  The reeds (from the Reeds and Ducks
 stamp set) are added in both bottom corners of the card.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Try It Tuesday~ got pickles?

Hi guys!
Hubby planted a big garden and we have cucumbers
everywhere!  We gathered supplies and decided to make
Bread n' Butter pickles, the easy way.
 You guessed it~cut em up!!
Soak in salt water for about 1 1/2 hours.  I forgot to do this and it was
all good.
All you need~plus hot jars.
The yield 4 qtrs. of Bread n' Butter pickles (refrigerator style).  I used this recipe
times 4.

Bread n' Butter Pickles / Mama-Nell
3 C. Sugar
2 C. Vinegar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. Pickling Spice
Cook on stove top until sugar is dissolved and brine is hot.
Pour brine in hot jars filled with sliced cucumbers.
Store in Refrigerator a few weeks and then eat'em!!
Thanks for stopping by~