Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Try it Tuesday~I need a tag!

Hi guys!
This is what the fuss was about~

I needed some manila tags and I didn't have any pre-made ones but I did have
 a package of manila cardstock~ that will work :) and it did.
Here is a quick tutorial on how they were made~

 Supplies used~
Manila cardstock 12 x 12" by Ranger
hole punch
paper cutter
circle reinforcers/kraft

* Cut one sheet of manila cardstock in half, making it 6 x 12" .
* Cut each piece 3 x 6".
* You will have 8 tags.
* Clip the top two corner, making the tag.
* Punch hole in center top.
*Add reinforcer to punched hole on both sides of the tag.


Ready gift giving ~
Products used~
Archival Ink: Ranger
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, June 29, 2015

Darkroom Door~Stars in a jar!

Hi guys!
Hope you had a great weekend.  I have been playing with some
 of the new releases from Darkroom Door and they are fabulous!!!
Here is a card I made ~

Products used~
Paper: Jillibean Soup, white cardstock.
Ink: Archival/Ranger, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink/Ranger
Other: Rhinestones/Jenni Bowlin Studio, twine, Labels/Tim Holtz.

To get the stars in the jar ~ Stamp two jars (cut the middle out of one) and use it as a mask, covering the lid and sides of the jar. Stamp the background stamp over the center (the jar you want the stars in) and you have stars in the jar!
Clear as mud~right! 
You can find all the new releases, for Darkroom Door, on the website.
For awesome creativity using these stamps and other Darkroom Door, 
check out the BLOG!
Remember tomorrow~

Friday, June 26, 2015

gone junkin' Friday~

Hi guys!!
Got lots to show you, so here we go~
I found these items at a high priced Antique Show in our area.  There was one booth that was packed full of little items, that were cheap!  Stuff like keys, typewriter keys, children's alphabet blocks, small stamps and tons of game pieces.  I had a blast going through everything. This is what made it to the car~

 Glass  Alka-Seltzer bottle ~ $2
I have buttons in it.

 So happy to find this~the biggest Floral Frog I have . 6" size of a saucer
They had $16 on it and I got it for $14

 The keys were .50 each. I love the flat kind, great for metal stamping.
The typewriter keys were .50 each.  They had trays and trays!

 This was a cute find.  The 6 (on the L) was $1 and the 666666 (on the R) was 
$2.  They stamp good, just need to be inked up heavy and stamped on a flat surface.

They had buckets of these Alphabet Blocks~all sizes and you could tell some where really 
old and some where not. They  were .50 each.
I got the initials of my new great nephews. 
I have four more junkin' posts ~ all really cool stuff.  So stay tuned~
Thanks for going junkin' with me~
We got the good deals today:)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cards on a Stick with Clear Scraps!

Hi guys! I'm here with "cards on a stick".  Great for a potted plant or a candy jar. Just stick them in what you want to use as a gift.  I used the Butterflies Mirror Embellishments and the 6" Doily Stencil by Clear Scraps. Here's what I came up with and how I made them~


* Peel the film off of the Mirror Butterfly Embellishments by Clear Scraps.


* Stencil the Doily image on the front of the butterflies with black StazOn Ink.  Let dry.
* Use a paint pen and add the paint dots around the Doily Stencil. Let dry.
* Collect up some cards and pretty papers. Layer them together and staple in the center
* Punch a hole on the top and one on the bottom.  That is what you run the stick through.  Depending on the size of stick is going to depend on what size of hole you will need to punch.
* Adhere the Butterfly Mirror Embellishment to each cluster of papers.  I used hot glue.
* Add twine or other embellishments.
* All ready to sign and add to the gift.


Products used~
Clear Scraps/ Doily 6" Stencil
Clear Scraps/ Butterflies Mirror Embellishments
Pion Design/  Paper
StazOn Ink/Black
sticks, paint pen, twine and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Quick Quotes~A Special Page!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using more of the February Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes. By using the tags, in the kit, I was able to add five photos to this page~

The tags have a photo on the front and back.  Under the tag would make a great hidden journal spot. Love the look of the mini flip album, that the tags make.

Quick Quotes products used~
February Club Q Kit 
Alton 300
Alton 100
Bag of Chips/Frames
Word Phrase
Quick quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Java

Other products used~
Rubber stamp/Wendy Vecchi
Stickers/American Crafts
label Punch/Jenni Bowlin
twine, clip, brads.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT member

Try It Tuesday~simple cards with the "Misty" tool!

Hi guys!!!
I have the "Misty" to share with you ~a very cool tool to try 
especially if you are making sets of cards that you want to be exactly the same.

First let me say~I purchased this, mine to try, all on my own:)
I saw some video's on it and loved the simplicity of it.  That is what peaked my interest.

 This a very simple set I did for my mom, who loves cards that are
 not embellished.

  Each one is the same just stamped on different card colors.  Once you have the stamps
 lined up and attached to the acrylic cover you are ready to stamp.

Made a cute set and took no time at all.
If you are interested~look up "Misty" on You Tube.  Tons of tutorials
 on how to use this but really, so easy and so COOL!!!
to create these cards.
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, June 22, 2015

Trail Signs and October Afternoon~

Hi guys!
I have a scrapbook page to share this Monday morning. Remember the trail sign blog post
 from a few months ago, I took the pictures of the signs and did a grid design, using October Afternoon/Public Library and Apple Cider.
The chipboard number #6 (Maya Road) is colored with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Blue Jeans
The other embellishments are also by October Afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by~
see ya soon for 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock-It ~ Perfect!

Hi, Connie here with a mini chipboard Camera Album by Clear Scraps and using Ruby Rock-It Collection Pack/Nostalgia for the paper products.  They both are perfect for this project.  See what you think~
The front of the album and back of the album are covered with Ruby Rock-It paper.  The inside pages are stenciled and embellished.  The theme of the mini is "Flowers".  The ranch was in full bloom this year!
The Camera album comes with five chipboard pages to decorative, anyway you like!  Check out Ruby Rock-It ~ super cute products!
Products Used~
Camera chipboard album
Chevron Stencil 6"
Ruby Rock-It/Nostalgia Collection  
Beacon/3-In-1 adhesive
Other ~
stickers, stick pins, button, twine.
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Mocha Mama
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT member

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quick Quotes~Cards using the Sheer Joy Word Strip!

Hi , Connie here with a set of cards using the Sheer Joy Word Strip by Quick Quotes.  I was able to make a three card set using scrap papers from the Joy Ride Collection.  I love using up little pieces of paper, it's like  free cards!

My idea was to make cards using a grid design.  My papers were small, so I pieced together the fronts of the cards.  The background paper is Joy Ride. It worked perfectly!!  I also used small pieces of Catalina Island.

Quick Quotes products used~

Other products~
Petaloo Flowers and trims

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT member

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ Create a Vignette!

Hi guys!
I ordered the May Magpie Kit from JBS Mercantile.  I loved it and wanted
 to show how easy it is to make a little vignette to display the vintage goodies.

I used a vintage pan ~

I added some "kraft grass" for lack of a better word and then started to
 arrange the contents of the box into the vintage (chicken feeder, angel food pan, ?) pan.
  The bird nest fit perfectly in the center.

The contents of the Magpie Kit made this easy ~ so many cool vintage pieces.

Check out the sweet Mother Heart Charm ~ love that!

I added the egg and the "6" ~ cause I love them both:)

So give it a Try~
Collect some awesome "things" and make a vignette.
Thanks for stopping by for 
See ya soon~

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Scrapbook Page~ October Afternoon and a cute baby!

Hi guys!!!
How about a scrapbook page~really!!!!

I used October Afternoon and clustered embellishments under the photo.
The photo is vintage too:), about 9 years old  (that cute boy will be nine soon)

Thanks for stopping by today~
See ya tomorrow for