Friday, February 27, 2015

Quick Quotes~ New release!

Hi Connie here with a scrapbook page created with the new papers by Quick Quotes! I decided to scrapbook our photo's from a  recent Spur's game.  Nine of us went~all on one row! Pretty cool!

We had such a great time! I thought the Joy Ride pattern paper's were perfect for these pictures!  Love those peeps!!!

Quick Quote products used~
Joy Ride 400
Joy Ride 100
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other products used~
State stamp/Hero Arts
Label Punch/Jenni Bowlin Studio
Hash Tag stamps/ Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Only Green~ Bella Blvd. Spring Collection!

Hi guys!
I have a really cute one for you, using Bella Blvd. Spring Collection.
I had the cutest pictures and it all went together perfect~

All Bella Blvd. except for the title.
I love these pictures and the bag of "only green" Easter eggs.  I couldn't
 wait to do a scrapbook page of them.

Also, it is pretty cool that his favorite color is green ( mine too) ~ but 
you guys new that, right?
Linked up at : Paper Issues~ Egg~cellent Add-ventures with 17turtles
See ya soon~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ A meaningful Flower Box!

Hi guys!
Glad you are here for Try It Tuesday~
I have a really neat re-purpose to show you~
I started out with this ~
My dad made this for the back of a choir chair at his church.
* I love that mom gave it to me. 
* I love that he made it with his own hands.
* I love that he designed this.
* I love that it was his original idea.
*I love that it was his.

* I love that he dated it and numbered it. So him!
I hope I did it justice~

* The front panel is painted with black paint then stenciled.
* I put six eggs in the nest, representing my six "loves".
* The two bird nests represent my two sons and their wives.
* The roses are from my hubby, over the years. 
 I dry them and save them for projects.
* There are three roses (dried) from my dad's funeral.
* The sticker says~ "All things grow with love"
* They really do!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Try making it meaningful :)
I added metal feet by Graphic45 HERE.  Take alook, makes all the difference!
Linked at ~ My Salvaged Treasures #178

Monday, February 23, 2015

Baby Mixable mini album by Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!!
 I have a fun project to share with you, that I did for Clear Scraps.  I needed a cute baby, for this project, and I just so happened to have one of those, too:)

I used this Baby Mixable mini album by Clear Scraps. 
 It is a mix of chipboard and acrylic.

Love the acrylic pages!!
The pattern paper is by Kaiser Crafts.
Here are the inside pages~

I don't know which is cuter the baby or the album!!! They go together perfect!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
See you tomorrow for 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Clear Scraps~ home decor!

Hi guys!
I have a home decor piece to show you using the cover from the Overall chipboard album 
by Clear Scraps.  This is a fun way to display photos.

The paper is by Kaiser Crafts.  The hanger it is on, is from a junkin' trip.
  So a doll hanger would work great:)

All I did was tie the chipboard Overall to the hanger, after it was decorated.
This is what I used by Clear Scraps~

See ya soon~

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Club Q by Quick Quotes~

Hi, Connie here with a couple of projects using the February Club Q by Quick Quotes.  The kit is full of pretty die-cuts and lots of pretty paper.  I had a ton of fun and got my hubby's Valentine made!

I started out with three boxes, all an inch difference in size.  Example: 4"X 4", 3"X 3" and 2"X 2" Take a 1/4" of of each box and cut 6 panels of paper , for each box size. Example: large box, 3 3/4" X 3 3/4".  Do the same for the medium and small box.  Shade all the panels with Razz-berry PowderPuff Chalking ink by Quick Quotes. Adhere each panel to the sides and tops of all three boxes.

Color the chipboard flower with Razz-berry PowderPuff Chalk ink and the leaves with Green With Envy PowderPuff Chalk ink.  Cut the trim and adhere flower to the trim.

You are ready to fill the boxes with your favorite treat ~ enjoy!

My last project ~ a scrapbook page !!   Just so he will remember where all of those Hershey Kisses came from~

Thanks for stopping by~
Quick Quotes DT

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Try It Tuesday~Telling Time with Bella Blvd. and Clear Scraps!

 Remember these "Telling Time" Flash Cards (from about 4 years ago) ~ I still think they are very cool and love to add them to projects.  I used the chipboard "Overall" piece from Clear Scraps and covered it with Bella Blvd. pattern paper, to make a door sign for a toddler's room.
The pocket holds the "time" cards~ Nap Time or Play Time.

Supplies used~
Label Punch~ Jenni Bowlin Studio
Pattern paper~Bella Blvd./Daily Chevies & Everyday Bits
vintage find~ flash cards
trim~May Arts
Alpha's~ American Crafts
linking at Lessology Challenge #44
*******Top 3 winner******

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, February 16, 2015

Craft Crossing goodies~Authentique and more!

Hi guys!
A really quick post~
I'm using some new goodies I purchased at Craft Crossing last week.
Just to name a few~
Authentique, Maya Road,  Pebbles and Prima.  I used Coal Miner by
 Quick Quotes to shade the wooden bird and around the pattern paper.  
I love this picture~makes me smile!
Our #1st granddaughter and our #5th grandson!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Starbucks Bottle and Bella Blvd~ Pinwheel Treat!

Hi guys!
I have one last project to share for Valentine's Day!
It is simple and "way cool"!!

1. Cut paper (Bella Blvd~Daily Chevies & Everyday Bits) into a  6" X 6" square.
2. Cut from the corner to the center, a straight line, leaving the size of a quarter in the center.
3. Do all four corners of the square.
4. Use a glue dot and tag one corner to the center of the pinwheel.  Do all corners.
5. Decorate the center.
6. Wrap a dowel stick (1/4" X 12 ") with pattern paper.
7. Create a tag !
8. Fill the Starbucks bottle with Hershey Kisses.
9. Easy and darling!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Have a great weekend~

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Seashells with Darkroom Door and S.e.i.

Hi guys!
I have a Valentine project I did using S.e.i. (left over from my guest spot in December)
 and the Seashell Stamps by Darkroom Door.  The pattern paper is Christmas related~who said you have to use Christmas paper for Christmas~not me:)
 I used stickers and pattern paper from S.e.i. ~ love the gold papers for this!

The ink is Ranger~
I added three little  real Seashells!!
See ya soon for one more Valentine project~

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Try It Tuesday~treat covers!!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday (my favorite day of the week)~
Remember those jello molds~

My idea for these~
Treat Covers ( you know, like a cake cover but treat instead)

The metal findings (toppers) are by Fab Scraps.  The charms are from 
Tim Holtz and junkin' !
I have them setting on small butter plates~so cute!

I used a strong wet glue for the toppers.

Special "treat" for the grands!!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, February 9, 2015

Quick Quotes~ let's Celebrate!

Hi Connie here with a decor piece using the Celebrate pattern paper by Quick Quotes!  Goes perfect with this cute little boy in his overalls!  

1. Cover the chipboard with the blue Celebrate paper from Quick Quotes.  Use wet glue or double sided tape to adhere the paper to the chipboard.
2. Ink around the chipboard with Quick Quotes PowderPuff ink/Caribbean Blue.
3.Cut out the "smile" section from the Serendipity Words & Phrase Strip.
4. Ink around it with Quick Quotes PowderPuff ink/Coal Miner.
5. Embellish with buttons, trim and a vintage milk cap.
6. Date and journal if desired.

Quick Quotes products used~
Celebrate 200
Serendipity Words & Phrase Strip  
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Caribbean 
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Coal Miner 

Other Product~
Clear Scraps Overall Chipboard album
buttons and trim
small black alphas
vintage milk cap
Stampers Anonymous/sewing spool seal

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Clipboard being a Clipboard by Clear Scraps!

Hi guys! I'm here with a project using the, new and fabulous, large Deco Portrait Clipboard by Clear Scraps.  My idea was to use it as a clipboard~decorated, of course! Great idea, right!

Lrg clip board

1. Using the Checker Border Stencil ~ apply to both sides of the clipboard
 with StazOn Jet Black.

2. Let the ink dry completely (don't want any smears).
3. Cut down a sheet of pattern paper (to reveal the Checker Board Border
on both sides) and clip it on the clipboard.

4. Clip ephemera and other memorabilia to the board.
5. At the bottom attach photo and die cut border.
6. Tie twine or ribbon to the metal clip.
This project is designed so you always can change it up but still enjoy the clipboard, being a clipboard, but custom decorated to your liking and taste.   Be sure to check out all of the new products by Clear Scraps. Winners, all of them !

I also got the label:) tickled silly :) 


  Thanks for stopping by~