Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sunburst Tutorial with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I wanted to share with you how I made the sunburst page using the 
Sunshine Background Stamp by Darkroom Door. 
This is just another idea on how to use the stamp.

* Stamp the background stamp on white cardstock (this will serve as a
 template for repeat uses)
a little off center.

* Use a ruler and draw a line, from each Sunburst section, to the
 end of the cardstock.

* I marked the sections (every other one) with a number and cut the 
blank sections out.

*You now have a template (or stencil) that will serve as a guide for a Sunburst.

* Here is the one I made on top of black cardstock to give you an idea.  
The mat in the center is 4"x 6". 
I know this is old school, the cutting machine do these too.  I felt like
 I made this as fast as it would have taken me to figure out how to cut one.
  If your like me, this is for you  :)

* I laid the template over the paper I wanted to be the Sunburst and traced
 the lines and then cut it out.  Maybe 10 minutes :)
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A pretty boy~ with Quick Quotes!

Hi guys! I'm here with a scrapbook page using the Gypsy Road Collection by Quick Quotes.  This page has a sad ending but a crazy beginning, so I had to scrapbook the story.

This beautiful boy, Cardinal, loves flying into my craft room windows all day long.
Drives me crazy!!!
I wish he would stop but it has allowed me to get some good shots of him sitting on the tree branch.
Early this morning the cat must of had enough also, because we found red feathers out by a big tree in the yard.  It has been quite, no more banging into the windows~kinda sad but kinda nice!!!
My tribute to a pretty boy!!!  

Quick Quotes products used~

Petaloo Flower
Sizzix Rosette die by Tim Holtz
October Afternoon
American Crafts

Thanks For stopping by~

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Try it Tuesday~ the green bingo cards!

Hi guys!
Remember these?

I love decorating these like I would a scrapbook page.  I can display them in my home 
and then they fit nicely in the photo album.  I have done several, but never a green one:)
{my favorite color}
So here is what I came up with~

I used mostly Maya Road and hot glue:)
I was really happy the way it came out!
I would love to have hubby make a frame for all the Bingo cards I have created~
I do have a birthday coming up~
This just goes to show, you don't need paper to make a scrapbook page~
Try It sometime.......
Linked to ~ My Salvaged Treasures Vintage party #191
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, May 22, 2015

gone junkin' Friday~ one of a kind find!

Hi guys!
I know I'm late :)
I've got some cool stuff to share with you. Really awesome stuff!!!!
The star of the show is this beauty~

A small German Paper Cutter ~ $35.
When I have trouble walking by something, that is a sign to buy it:)
{Jenni I hope you see this}

And yes, it still cuts paper!
It is about 3" X 6"  {the paper bed}

This is a single hole punch~ $10

And it still punches!!!
See ya soon~

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Inspiration and Stamp Carving~

Hi guys!
You never know where inspiration will come from. It always surprises me where I find mine. 
I have two sets of hand carved stamps to show you, then I 'm going to show the inspiration.
You won't believe it~
#1 ~ this cute circle set of icons.
house, apple, heart , blank, music notes and arrow

#2~ watermelon stuff.
stump,watermelon slices, 5 cents sign and a dash.

and the inspiration for these~
Apple Slicer

Do you see the circle? How about the watermelon slice?
I was cutting an apple for hubby and me to share and it hit me, so off I went to carve
 and this is what I ended up with:)
Thanks for stopping by!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Card on a Stick!

Hi guys!!
 That time again for Try It Tuesday!
I came up with this idea a while back~a card on a stick!
You know, to add to a plant that you are gifting~
or any gift :)

* Bamboo Skewers
* Vintage forks
* Small envelopes (Maya Road)
* Embellishments
A fun thing to do also,  is metal stamp the fork with a word.
The fork will hold the card.

Another idea is to add the card stick to an empty Starbucks bottle and tuck
 a gift card in the envelope. Coffee people would love that (ask me how I know)!

Thanks for stopping by today!
See ya soon~

Monday, May 18, 2015

Darkroom Door~Memories card.

Hi guys!! I have a sweet card using the new Quote Stamp/ Memory by Darkroom Door to share with you.  I loved what this stamp had to say and it made it easy to create a card for someone experiencing a loss of a loved one or friend.  Couldn't be more perfect~

* The card is approximately 5 1/2" X 6".
* It is created on a white cardstock mat and then adhered to a card base.
* Stamp the Frame Stamp/Emulsion on white cardstock and shade with different inks.
* Stamp the Quote in the center of the Frame .
* Stamp the leaves (Carved Leaves Vol.1) on the mat.  Stamp one leave and gently raise the stamp (do not re-ink) and stamp again. That will give you shade effect on your leaf.
* Add stamped Butterflies from the Wings set by Darkroom Door.
* Spritz with black mist.
* Add embellishments and assemble card.
Darkroom Door products used:
Carved Leaves Vol. 1
Frame Stamp/Emulsion
Quote Stamp/Memory
Other products used:
Ink: Ranger
Paper: Graphic45
other: twine, pearls, vintage lace.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, May 15, 2015

Clear Scraps and Stampendous! ~ perfect paired together.

Hi, guys!  I have a scrapbook page and card using Clear Scraps products along with some very cool stamps by Stampendous! to share with you today. First up the scrapbook page~


Using the Clear Scraps 12" Chevron Stencil along with the Dress Form Stamps by Stampendous! the background was created on the Bo Bunny pattern paper.  The ink used is by Ranger.


The Word Title (together) by Clear Scraps  was inked with black StazOn ink.  Very easy and effective way to add color to the acrylic embellishments.  Next up is the card~


The background for the card is created the same way using the Chevron Stencil by Clear Scraps.  The Dress Form Stamps by Stampendous! was stamped on Kraft cardstock and cut out.  The sentiments are from the Happy Greetings Set by Stampendous!  A must have set. The sentiments are so perfect for all occasions.  The paper is by Bo Bunny.

Thank you Stampendous! for some beautiful stamps. Loved creating with them along side Clear Scraps products.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mini cards with Quick Quotes and Petaloo!

Hi, Connie here with a mini card set using scraps of Quick Quotes papers
and Petaloo flowers.  These are perfect for a small gift or gift bag.

* I started out with a pile of paper pieces and cut them down to 3" x 3".

* Add flower ( Petaloo) to center of paper.
* Add twine ~ I used a hot glue gun for the flower and the twine.
* Double mat the sentiment and pop up with foam adhesive.
* Cut Kraft cardstock  3 1/2" x 7" fold in the center.
* Adhere card front to Kraft card.

I loved creating these small gift cards and felt really good about
using up my scraps of Quick Quotes papers.  My motto~don't throw
anything away, you can always make some small gift card sets.

Supplies by Quick Quotes~
Joy Ride 200
Celebrate 200
Joy Ride 100
Catalina Island 400
Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Other ~
Petaloo Flowers
Stamper Anonymous/Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer / DT member

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ four junkin' finds equal this!!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping in for Try It Tuesday~
My mom came up and we have been jumkin'.
I found these cuties plus a couple more.
#1  6" saucer ~ $2
#2  deer S & P shakers ~ $13
(they are from Japan, most say China so these are from the  40's or 50's)

Then I found these~
#3 the foot to a dresser or furniture piece ~ $3
#4 glass dome ~ $2
Hubby cut the dowel stick off of the dresser foot, to make it flat and this is
 what I created with these four items~

The mat (on the plate) is by Maya Road.   
So lets see what you can make with four junkin' finds~
I would love to know if you were inspired to create :)
Thanks for stopping by~
Linked at~
My Salvaged Treasures Vintage party#191
See ya soon~

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Scrapbook page~ really?

Hi guys!
Here is an oldie, as in paper and embellishments
I thought I finally had a picture to use them with~
A and A when they were very small with their Papa.  Love those little faces!
Supplies Used~
October Afternoon, American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by~
Hope you had a great weekend.
Tomorrow is 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day~

Happy  Mother's Day ~
to all the amazing Mom's!!! 
Have a great day celebrating with your family and friends!