Friday, January 31, 2014

Retiform card~ever heard of it?

Hi guys!!
It all started with Deborah Adams :)
She shared this really cool card using a technique called retiform.  Ever heard of it?
Well she learned the technique by watching a video on Gina K. Designs.
So I went and watched the video and came away wanting to make a card~
I have lot's of  Darkroom Door sets that would work great for this~
I chose this one~
and here is my card~
The inks are by Wendy Vecchi, Kraft cardstock and some vintage Jenni.

I liked it so much, I'm going for sets next:):)
Have a good weekend, make something pretty!!
I really want to go junkin' but not sure if that will happen:)
See ya soon~

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Memories Frame ~ Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!!
It's my turn on Clear Scraps.  I have a tutorial up on how I made this
 Memory Frame decor piece.

This is one of many words that come in this acrylic frame.  It is two pieces.  The back is chipboard and top is acrylic.  The acrylic comes with a film protector on it, that can be peeled off, after the words have been painted.  I used a round sponge type applicator.
 The background is vintage dictionary pages, torn in pieces and decoupaged on the 
chipboard using  Fast Finish Decoupage by Beacon.

So take a look~Clear Scraps
 This was in the Clear Scraps booth at CHA 2014! whoop!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Try It Tuesday~Silhouette machine, finally!!!

Hi guys!!!
Wanted to show you how I used the titles I welded together, using my Silhouette machine ( that I have owned for almost 1 year)~just background information.   That is why this is such a BIG DEAL folks!!!!   I did  six layouts and I can show you three of them.

 I used some scraps of October Afternoon on this one. it also has Maya Road, Basic Grey and the journal lines are a stamp by Wendy Vecchi.

This one is using paper by Echo Park called Boys.  I also have Maya Road in there ( tickets and wood camera)

This one is using Graphic45.  The papers were hard for me to use but I really love how it all came together. 

When I started my titles I had my pictures printed out so that helped with getting my titles done using the Silhouette.  I loved not having to dig through my sticker letters and find what I needed {just to find out that I didn't have the letters I needed} Yep~happens a lot!!!
Thanks for stopping by for

Clear Scraps tomorrow!
Showcasing one of the projects that was in the Clear Scraps booth at CHA a few weeks ago.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Working on my paper stash with JBS!!!!

Hi guys!!
I've been playing with my old papers, giving it a go, to use 
my stash.  They are not the latest but I still think they are the greatest.
Here is one I did using some of JBS awesome papers~

I used strips of paper from my scrap bag of Jenni paper's. The back paper is from Wren (all time favorite line from JBS)

The tags are from various collections by JBS!!!
I was running a little late this morning but I hope you enjoy this page.
I had a private Silhouette lesson ( Pam Sivage) and learned to weld letters.
My homework was 10 words welded together~

 I have used all of these on pages~
I will be sharing a few of the pages for 

I hope you will stop by~
have a good one guys!!!!!
Oh, and did I tell you I love to see "Request for Publication" in the subject box of an email~
it's been awhile:):)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Eclectic stamps~Keyhole and Big Key by DRD!

Hi everyone, Connie here with a card using two of the Eclectic stamps, Keyhole and Big Key by Darkroom Door. 

The inks I used are Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Pumice Stone, Ranger Archival Ink/Black and Wendy Vecchi  Archival Ink/Watering Can.

Also used are the Tim Holtz, Rosette Sizzix die.   The keys have a little sparkle on them ( hard to see it) using Stickles by Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by~
C. Mercer


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Penci and her tag class at Craft Crossing!

Hi Guys~
I meant to share this sooner and it didn't happen:):)
It is a Christmas tag class I took with Penci Petty at Craft Crossing in December.
She even did a bonus with me~

 The necklace is made with Dyan Reaveley products and a small canvas.
The key is a Tim Holtz product.

Here are the tags~
So fun to make:):)  These are using Tim Holtz products and the Tim Holtz Sizzix  dies (skate boots and singers).  Penci always teaches me something new and fun!!!
You can get all these supplies at Craft Crossing~she is happy to mail out!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Try It Tuesday~Experiment Quote Card with Darkroom Door!

Hi everyone!!!!
 I have a card to show you using the "Experiment" Quote stamp from Darkroom Door, along with the Instant Photo Frame by Sizzix!!

 I found this old Jillibean Soup paper in my stash, and that helped me pull off this card.
I layered up the papers on top of the Sizzix, Instant Photo Frame.
Added some embellishments to the corner of the quote and that made an easy, quick card.

Love making Quote cards!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
C. Mercer

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Craft Crossing ~ Celebrating 4 years in Business!!!

Hi guys~Craft Crossing is celebrating their 4th year in business, this Monday, January 20th.
Yes this is for her:):) ~
If you are local, close or want to take a road trip ~  come on  by and see all of our make n' takes and the 40% SALE off of everything in the store.  Making room for the latest and greatest.  To me it's all GREAT!!!! 

 This is my make n' take ~using
Bo Bunny and Avocado Arts.

Pam Sivage ( Heart of Texas) will being doing this Valentine Putz house~

and Penci Petty will doing a mini using the "Wish" die by Tim Holtz~
(this is a picture I had on file~Penci's will be way cuter!!! )

So Monday, January 20th at 10:00am ~ be there or be square:):)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A guy card with Clear Scraps!!!

Hi everyone~
CHA is over so I can start showing you what Clear Scraps has been up to.
They have been working hard~super cute acrylic shapes!!  This is one of the projects I did using these two new products~
and the Mini Teacup album

I made a guy card~
Those are always hard for me but with the mustache stencil made
it really easy and fun!

I used the stencil to make the mustache embellishments.  With an ink applicator I inked the stencil and then cut out the mustaches and added them to the front of the acrylic teacup ( another new product).
The inside of the card, is holding a  hot chocolate mix decorated with the mustache stencil.
You can find all of the new releases on the Clear Scraps web site.
I have lots more to show you, so come back!!!
See ya soon~

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Everything is Possible with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys, Connie here with a card using the "Possible" Quote stamp and the "Grid" Background stamp.  The inks are by Wendy Vecchi.

 I also used the Instant Photo Frame by Sizzix.

I only stamped half of the Grid Background stamp on the white cardstock.  Then I layered the Instant Photo Frame over the grid.  The quote was next and then I continued with embellishments to complete the card.

 Love this quote!!!!!
Darkroom Door has new stamps ~check them out!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
C. Mercer

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Try It Tuesday~another Canvas Corp project!

Hi guys!!
Thanks for stopping in for
This is a fun project to do.  I made this celebration mum for one of my grands for their birthday.
I used a pink Canvas Corp material flower and built around that.

Then center is the Tim Holtz rosette die and then added buttons.  The paper is by The Paper Studio.
I used one sheet of 12 x 12 pattern paper and cut it into strips and then layered it down the center.
I added stickers, brads and ribbon to finish it off.
Very FUN!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pinwheel Memory Stick and a card ~ Avocado Arts!

I have the rest of my projects for Avocado Arts, using the All About Love set,
ready to share with you

 I call this one my Pinwheel Memory Stick.  I Love the picture hanging from the center. He is holding a kitty (and loving it).
The inside cluster is made up of the canning jars and puzzle pieces that are in the 
All About You set.

This really spoke to me~love how it turned out simple and to the point~ I Love You.
Stop by Avocado Arts and visit the shop~lots of really cute stamp sets.  Great for cards and pages!!
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya for 


Sunday, January 12, 2014

All About Love~ Avocado Arts!!!

Hi guys!!!
Avocado Arts has their January stamp set out called All About Love!!!
It has a really cool typewriter~ and hearts,

and the puzzle pieces, loved those too.  I really love the entire set:):)
Here is one of my projects~

Don't laugh:):) hubby and I tried a "selfie" when we were at Disney.  He said I cut his nose off:):) 
Oh well, I said we tried.  The paper is by Bo Bunny:)
I have two more projects over on the Avocado Arts Blog~
I'll see ya on Monday~

Friday, January 10, 2014

Craft Crossing Class~ Jenni Style!!!

Hi guys!
Here is my Jenni Style class I will be teaching at Craft Crossing 
 January 18, 2014 at 10:00am.

The page will feature Jenni Bowlin Studio products.  The layout will hold, up to,
 10-12 photos (3 X 3 size).

The library card envelope is by The Curtsey Boutique.  

Give Pam a call and save your set!!!
 See ya on Saturday.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Curtsey Boutique ~burlap bag jute holder!

Hi everyone!!
My monthly tutorial is up over on the Curtsey Boutique Blog.
I used the small burlap bags and the handmade material flowers and crafted a bag to hold twine or jute in.  The burlap butterfly and the chalkboard tag are handmade items from the Curtsey Boutique also.

If you are interested in seeing a step~by step tutorial it is up on the Curtsey Boutique Blog.
All of the supplies I used, are from the Etsy shop.  Lovely items in the shop!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon~