Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Texas style~

Hi, Connie here with a Christmas card using the Windmill Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door.
I put a Texas Christmas swing on it~hope you like.
 I got back into my scraps of paper to make this card.  It makes me feel like I got something for free:)
I stamped the windmill out on white cardstock and then inked it up with Tim Holtz's inks by Ranger
I used the brown, green and blue shades.

The tag is stuck in a small envelope and I began to build around that. I also used the Montage~Dear Santa by Darkroom Door.   The sentiment is from the Stitched Christmas set.
Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Send it clear ~ with Clear Scraps!

  Hi guys~
One more day until Thanksgiving, so that means one more day before we get turkey and all the fixin's:):):) ~ hard to wait, right!

I used S.E.I. paper and Beacon adhesive to complete my card~
"giving thanks" 

vintage 1980 by r. mercer 4 yrs old

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Try It Tuesday~birds and a nest!

Hi guys~
It is time for 

and it is slim pickens this week:):)
I don't have any, way cool, technique. I don't have a,way cool, re-purposed item and I don't have any junkin' stuff but...................................................
I did find this~

 Spring of this year~things were starting to get green and this guy stopped and had a feast of the new berries coming on.  The product I used is Paper Studio, 7gypsies, American Crafts and Prima.  Gonna come clean, this one Hobby Lobby passed on~

and this~

just blowing around in the yard, just lookin' super cute.   Be looking for this guy again, all decorated up for Christmas:):)~
and one more thing, pretty exciting, it always is~
I'm guesting for Shimelle. com in December ( I think) ~ no confirmed date yet:):)  Always happy about this!!!
see ya soon~

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas cards, tags and a layout~

Hi guys!!!
Five day count down to Disney, can't wait to have us all together:):)
I have a couple of cards and a Christmas layout for you~

This is how we did, exchanging gifts last year, with our Indiana bunch~
The i-pad came in real handy.  I used Paper Studio, and the border is made using EK Success punch.   With the punch you can also roll the border and it will become a flower.  

 Two simple cards (5x5) using Paper Studio paper and stickers~
the Hobby Lobby Brand.

and one more~
Two  Christmas tags using Authentique paper and Clear Scraps acrylic tags.
See ya soon~

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Clear Scraps & DCWV ~ Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!
This week Clear Scraps has been teaming up with DCWV. If you just have started you can go to Clear Scraps and all the blogs will be listed so you can see all of the wonderful inspiration using these two products together:)

I worked with one of the paper stacks called Woven Paper.  I loved the texture !!!!  
I decided to make a tag border using the kraft and white woven paper.

 I used the acrylic bird border and cut it into sections and added the birds to my layout.
The birds are backed with vintage book pages.  Beacon was used as the adhesive on this project.

Your next stop is Clear Scraps~
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon~

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yard sticks ~ what in the world?

Hi guys~
A sweet friend gave me this bunch of yard sticks  to make something "cool".
She just knew I was up for the challenge.  This is not an original idea, I'm sure you have seen them around, but this is my version:):)

Yes hubby helped~
back in the day (craftin' day, that is) we did lots of crafting together. He is very handy:):) to have around:) He cut and whipped these 6 point stars together in no time:)
The large ones took 3 yard sticks cut in half, giving six pieces to complete the star.
That is an Indiana pine-cone, too.
This one is named ~ Angelia

I used stuff I had, didn't buy a thing:)
This one is named ~ Marcela

This one is done primative style:)
This one is named~ Lea
I used some Maya Road, Prima, and Darkroom Door on the clusters. 

Another primitive style~
This one is named~ Connie Kay  {wait,that's my name:):)}
 and these two,  took two yard sticks cut into thirds, making the six pieces for the star.
These are still waiting on their names:):)

Thanks for stopping by~
see ya soon:)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Try It Tuesday~ a mini and modeling cream!

Hi guys~
My goal was not to do Christmas until after Thanksgiving but that is getting harder and harder especially when I have such cute Christmas things to show you.  I think I have enough for all of December:):):)
 This was a class I took two years ago ( ducking head) I just completed this a couple of months ago.
Pitiful, I know~

The Class was taught by Cheryl Mezzetti and Marah Johnson was her side kick.  Very fun class and learned about modeling cream ( Viva Decor).  The tree on the acrylic front is modeling cream and then it was painted with Silks by Viva. The paper is by Creative Imaginations.

So there you have another ~

so maybe try some modeling cream:):):)
see ya soon~

Monday, November 18, 2013

Clear Scraps~acrylic leaves!!

Hi guys~
I have a tutorial up on Clear Scraps showing how I made these beautiful acrylic leaves that I arranged on the top of the pumpkin.
I started with these~
 Get the rest of the info on the Clear Scraps Blog~
Check it out:):)
This was up over the weekend~very nice:):)
Take a look
See ya soon for


Thursday, November 14, 2013

gone junkin' friday~you know who you are, link up!!!

Hi guys~
I'm going to try again and see if we get any interest.  Anything vintage, old , junkin' find or re-purposed item is welcome here.  Love looking at other peeps treasures!!!!
This are my finds from the last several weeks~
 old bed springs $2 each
Pinterest is showing lots of ideas for these:):)

 Friend sent me these:):)  ~ I'll link up my project that I used these on.

 Loved these jars, bottles.  The Racine, Wisconsin jar was $7 yikes!!! 
The 5 pottery round  was $1.25 (really)
and the small creamer (with the milk cap) was $3

 This is what I did with them. The Wisconsin jar has old keys in it and I put the glass beads in this.

 This was ONE DOLLAR~ steal of a deal, folks!!!!

Same friend that sent me the beads sent me these:)

Thanks for stopping by~
Your turn~

The Curtsey Boutique~

 Hi guys~
I was up on The Curtsey Boutique a few days ago, just in case you missed it here is one of my November projects.  I love the burlap stars and the manly touch it adds to the layout.  The library cards (the store has them in several different color) ~ Oh, yes !!!
The paper is by Bo Bunny and the stamp is by Jenni Bowlin Studio. I hope you check out the Etsy shop~
lots of pretties:):):)
one more~

 The Curtsey Boutique is loaded with beautiful , handmade flowers!!! I love making pins out of them for bags and jackets!!!

see ya soon~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Clear Scraps & Lindy's Stamp Gang ~ Promo ! Day 3

Hi everyone!
This week Clear Scraps has been teaming up with Lindy's Stamp Gang.  You can either start at Clear Scraps or Lindy's~you won't be disappointed:):).  Tons of inspiration!


I used the Moon Shadow Mist and the Starburst sprays.
I used the snowflake mascil by Clear Scraps and just started spraying the mist and seeing how the colors dry.  I then cut out four of them:)

I also used the snowflake acrylic shapes by Clear Scraps~
and here is the second one.

The paper is by S.E.I. and the adhesive is by Beacon. 
Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow more inspiration from Clear Scraps and Lindy's Stamp Gang.