Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ decorating eggs, some ideas!

Hi guys!
I did some fun projects with plastic eggs!!  One of then came from
 Tim Holtz~ he has a tutorial on his blog.  It involves alcohol inks and plastic eggs.  I just used what I had. My plastic eggs are yellow and my ink selection is earth tones~ 
but hey, here come camouflage eggs.

The boys will like these :)  One set has more green tones and the 
other  set I added more brown.

This one was inspired by wrapping a soda bottle with twine
 (granddaughter craft project), so why not an egg.
  I did a big plastic egg.

I used a strong wet glue and just started at one end and slowly wrapped the egg.
I stamped a small Butterfly (Darkroom Door) and added it to the top and the word "joy".

These are eggs I did several years ago. Ukrainian Easter Eggs.  You can find
 another post I did on "Pysanky" HERE.  These are duck eggs.

And here they are all lined up~
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Juice, as in Carrot with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
Just a fun scrapbook page to start the week off.
We love to juice and try all kinds of concoctions.  This one is apple and carrot. The juice will last up to three days in the fridge, but we never have to worry about that~it is always gone.

One of my favorite stamp sets ~ Paint Splats from Darkroom Door~
This set is great for adding just the right amount of color to a project.
Other products used:
Bella Blvd.
American Crafts
October Afternoon
Ranger Archival Ink
buttons and trim
See you Tuesday for ~

Friday, March 27, 2015

Catalina Island by Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the new papers by Quick Quotes called Catalina lsland. The blue's have never looked better.  Stripes, polka dots and flowers look amazing together.

* Cut CI 300  to 5" X 12"
* Round one side with a border punch.
* Cut CI 100 to 5" X 12"
* Round one side with a border punch.
* Ink both pieces (5" X 12") with Coconut  White PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Cut two different pieces of paper ~  6" X 6"  (CI 100 and CI 300)
* Layer behind photo.
* Cut frame, flowers and leaves from die and ink with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Cluster in corner under photo.
* Add " Just Because" Phrase Strip ~ Everyday Moments

* Ink chipboard #6 with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Add journal strips to the side of the page. 

Products used by Quick Quotes~

Other products~
Blue cardstock
small pearls
leaves die cut by Elizabeth Crafts
American Crafts / stickers

Thanks for stopping by~
DT Member

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ A gift that will be a hit!!

Hi guys!
I have a little gift project to share for Try It Tuesday!!!
Very easy project, but super cute :) doesn't have to be hard to be cute!!!

The necklace is made with glass tiles.  Sealed with Glossy Accents.  The picture
 (bird) is printed from a laser printer.  Felt is on the back of the tile charm.

This one is using the EC (Epiphany Crafts) Round 25 tool and the Rhinestone Charm setting by EC to create this charm to complete the necklace.  To make the gift extra special, stamp on a couple of small muslin bags to use has jewelry bags.  Beautiful presentation!!!
The gift (and you) will be a hit:)
See ya soon~

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stamp Carving~ flower set!

Hi guys!
I've been doing some stamp carving.  I did them a little different ~instead of leaving the shape solid, I carved out the centers.  Making the shape in an outline.  
I need more work on this, my lines aren't the same size.  Need to keep practicing~

Here are a few photos showing my process~

I try to get them as clean and precise as possible so I wear "cheaters" 

 Here is my card~ 
Just used scraps, to create this using the  flower set!

See you tomorrow for 
Try It Tuesday~

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Sewing Loft~ a shout out!!!!

Hi guys!!!
This is a shout out for The Sewing Loft.  I have gotten tons of blog traffic
 due to my spool pincushion making her 100 plus list.
You can find the original post here and the tutorial hereon how to make
 your own spool pincushion.
I hope you will check out The Sewing Loft, especially if you love to sew.
Thank you Heather!!!

A small acrylic clipboard~ Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!! I have a  project using one of the new, small clipboards by Clear Scraps.  For this project I used the small Scalloped Landscape Clipboard.  This is so cute, actually all the clipboards are keepers!!!  I decorated this one, keeping in mind, I wanted to use it as a clipboard. So with that said, here it is~

The paper is by Kaiser Crafts. The photo can be changed out for paper . Either way works out great!!!  And it has the "super cute" factor going for it too!

This is just one, of many different styles and sizes.  They all have one thing in common ~ super cute !!!  
See ya soon~

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thanks, Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a "thanks" card, using one of the new collections by Quick Quotes called Gypsy Road.  I'm thinking this will be a favorite of mine.  I love the eclectic look of the paper!

* Start off with a card base (black polka dotted) GR 100 
* Double mat with GR 100 ( beige) and GR 400 ( Paris print)
* Ink around all papers with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Die cut flowers and leaves.
* Ink around each layer of flower petals with Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Repeat last step but with Razz-Berry PowderPuff  Chalk Ink.
* Assemble the flowers.  Secure with a brad in the center.

* Ink petals with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Assemble card with flowers and petals.
* Cut the work "thanks" or use stickers.
* Ink with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Add to card.
* Final step~ attach card front to a Kraft cardstock card.

Products used by Quick Quotes~
Gypsy Road 400
Gypsy Road 300
Gypsy Road 100
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Razz-Berry PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products~
Elizabeth Crafts/flower and curvy leaves
Darkroom Door stamp
Kraft cardstock

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
DT Member

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Trail signs for the Ranch!

Hi guys!
Time for Try It Tuesday!!!!
I have 2 of my 6 grands, here for Spring Break, and we are making trail signs for the Ranch.  We are on day two.  We have done all the painting, naming of the trails and sealing the wood.  We even called and got  all of the grands involved in the naming of the trails.  We are ready for "grandy" to put our signs on the trees.

and it starts with this~ painting the signs that "grandy" cut from boards!
Each "grand" has two trails named after them.

We have 15 signs that the "grands" have named for the ranch.  Next project ~ a MAP!!!
We are going to map it out !!
Have a great day!
See ya soon~

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Everything Gift~ Darkroom Door!!!

Hi guys!
Hope you had a great weekend.  I had a sold out class and loved teaching
again at Craft Crossing.  You can go to Craft Crossing's Face Book page and see a couple of pictures of my class being photo bombed ~ silly peeps!!!
So happy to back as a Contributing Artist for Darkroom Door.  
A brand new set of stamps are being released~ 
You can find them in the Darkroom Door store.
and Craft Crossing (LSS) has a great selection also.

Supplies Used by Darkroom Door~
Texture Stamps~ French Script, Dots, Scratches.
Eclectic Stamp~ Coffee Stain
Frame stamp~ Polaroid
Other supplies~
October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp, Maya Road, American Crafts~
Linked at ~ Paper Issues: Painting by the Numbers with Waffle FlowerCrafts
( numbers, stamps )

See ya tomorrow for 

Friday, March 13, 2015

My 6 loves~ a scrapbook page!

Hi guys!
I have a quick project to share using  Carta Bella /Boy OH Boy collection.  I was
 drawn to this paper because of the stars and the golden yellow.  Love that mix of color! 
This is all six of our "loves".  I love that they love each other!!
Products used~
* Carta Bella
* American Crafts
* Maya Road
Linked at ~ Paper Issues: Painting by the Numbers with Waffle Flower Crafts
(numbers and stamps)
Have a great weekend!
See ya soon~

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Calendar project with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!
I have a cute project to share today using one of the NEW products by 
The project even made it's way to CHA 2015.  Pretty cool:)

I used the Desk Page Frame ( 5X7) and made a cute calendar for my work area.  It is constructed in such a way that it will be very easy to re-do the inside photo's and update it with  a new calendar year.  The calendar is clipped onto the front of the acrylic frame and the photo is attached to pattern paper (Shimelle) on the inside.  The calendar is a free printable from Maya Road.

And here it is in the Clear Scraps booth at CHA 2015.

For more projects using Clear Scraps products, visit the Clear Scraps Blog.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Try It Tuesday~decals!

Hi guys!!
I saw something really brilliant and wanted to give it a try.  I saw this on just a pharmgirl ~
decals (as in JBS Mercantile) on External Hard Drives.  You know, to make them pretty:)

I had the decals, now to give it a try~
Make sure your drives are clean before you start.

Working good so far and looking pretty cute!!!

I had half a butterfly left so I put it on this printer's box by 7gypsies .

Pretty quick and crafty project and they sure look cute sitting on my desk.
Great idea Betsy!!!
See ya soon~