Monday, August 31, 2015

He's learning~ a scrapbook page.

Hi guys!
Hope you had a great weekend.  We went with some friends bowling and
 I'm really feeling it:):) so sore, but it was so fun:)
I have a scrapbook page to share using some Echo Park from my stash.  I loved the way it came out so I framed it:)

I started with these two really cool photo's and the score card.  The prize!!!
 I even asked him to write the journal card.  It is hanging in his room~very proud !!!

Thanks  for stopping by!!
See ya tomorrow for
I'm going to show you what I did with this

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darkroom Door catalog~ gorgeous!

Hi guys!
Just wanted to share this~

You can find the catalog on the Darkroom Door site~it is gorgeous !!!!!
 Full of tons of inspiration!!!
um~check out page 19 :):)

The middle top ~red daisy :) yes, mine.


Thanks for stopping by~
I have some great stuff to show you, coming soon!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Darkroom Door stamp~Penny Farthing cards.

Hi guys!!!
Finally back home.  That road just kept getting longer and longer :)
I did a little junkin' :):) That always helps to keep things fun !
I have some kid crafts to share (when I get pictures ready) ~ yep, I have had 4 of the 6 grands for a couple of weeks off and on.  We had a great time and did lots of crafting.  Two road trips, one to Florida and then Indiana.  So I'm glad to be back home:)
For today I have cards to share using the Penny Farthing (Eclectic) by Darkroom Door.

Stamp background stamp on white cardstock and trim out. Mount on cardstock (black).  Mount that on pattern paper.  Add corners. Stamp out Carved Leaves ( 3 long leaf) and trim out. Stamp Penny Farthing stamp and trim out. Stamp sentiment and trim out.  Create card and adhere all pieces to front of card.  Add Wink of Stella to Carved Leaves. Splat with black ink.
DRD Products used:
Sets: Simple Sayings and carved Leaves Vol.1
Eclectic: Penny Farthing
Background: Chicken Wire
Paper: Authentique
Ranger Archival Ink
Wink of Stella ( for shimmer)

Stamp background stamp  on white cardstock and trim out.  Adhere to card front. Stamp texture stamp on both sides of card front. Stamp Penny Farthing stamp on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp Craved Leaves and trim out. Add corner to card front. Stamp sentiment and trim out. If you like shade with ink, all stamped images. Add corners. Create card and adhere to card front. Add Wink of Stella, for shimmer.
DRD products used:
Sets: Carved leaves Vol.2, Classic Motorcycles
Eclectic: Penny Farthing
Texture: Criss Cross
Background: World Map
Paper: Authentique
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scraps of acrylic make cute cards~ with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards using scraps from an acrylic sheet by Clear Scraps.  These cards are about 5x5 in size and so easy to make.  The acrylic part is about 5x5 so the paper part needs to be 5x6.  That extra inch is folded at the top of the acrylic and adhered.  Take a look~


Stencil, embellish and you have a special,  cute card!  Here is another one~


Products Used:
Clear Scraps Acrylic sheets
Clear Scraps 6x6 Stencils/ Chevron and Quaterfoil
Clear Scraps Butterflies

Beacon and StazOn
October Afternoon
pearls, flowers, Stamps (Darkroom Door) , Die Cuts.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, August 21, 2015

Clear Scraps acrylic page~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the XL Scallop acrylic shape and several stencils by Clear Scraps.  The stencils make great background patterns for the acrylic scrapbook pages.


The ingredients for this scrapbook page are as follows~
one acrylic XL Scallop page

a couple cool stencils by Clear Scraps  ( Stars and Quilt )
a couple different colors of ink  (make sure they will  work with  acrylic)
pictures and paper
After the background was stenciled, on the acrylic page, the paper and photo was added to create a scrapbook page.  All the elements were adhered with a tape runner.  No special adhesive was needed for this project:)

Here is another example~
This one is using Ruby Rock-It

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A scrapbook page with the July Club Q Kit.

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using more goodies from the July Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes. This kit was so full of cute embellies and the papers are shiny!  So fun to work with!
Check out the little corner banner~super cute!  Everything you need to make it is in the kit .

This little guy makes scrapbooking a page, so easy~just look at those eyes.  Love him!!
I stayed with the 3.5" size photos and just went across the page.  I was inspired by the photos and named the page ~ hello: wake me up when we get home, OK?

Quick Quote products used:
July Club Q Kit
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Coal Miner 


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ collections, anyone?

Hi guys!
I have another vintage collection to share with you for Try It Tuesday.  I don'y know why old vintage games inspire me, but they do.  Some of these I have had for a long time, so what I paid has long been forgotten.  
 These are really cool and you can tell they were much loved and played with.

 This set has a really colorful box, caught my eye.

 I'm sure these are not old but they are handmade ~ another reason to love them :)

 This card set is about the size of a 5 x 7 photo.  When I bought them many moons ago, they were for a gag gift.  Now I think they are really neat and different.  
They would make neat covers for score keeping books.

Even cool on a scrapbook page  for layering a photo.

Thought these would be neat and fun on scrapbook pages :)

Another road trip in the near future.  Taking the grands back home. 
See ya soon~

Monday, August 17, 2015

Brushed Daisies by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have had my grands for a couple of weeks and I can't wait to share with you some of the crafty things we did.  In the meantime check out the new release of stamps by Darkroom Door~
awesome red rubber:)
Stamp out the large Daisy in black ink and cut it out. That will be the mask for the Daisy when the background is stamped.  Ink up large Daisy stamp with ink marker pens and stamp on cardstock.  Cover stamped image with mask and stamp the Polka Dot background directly on top of mask. That will give you the Polka Dot background without disturbing the Daisy. Mat on cardstock.  Add zig zag stitched border to bottom of card. Add sentiments and rhinestones to the center of the Daisy.
DRD products:
Sets: Brushed Daises, Stitched Borders
Background: Polka Dots
Ranger Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed ink
Marker pens
Paper: cardstock and Jillibean Soup

More inspiration using the Brushed daisies set can be found on Darkroom Door's blog.
See ya soon for ~

Thursday, August 13, 2015

One Little Word ~ Enough, with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here to share with you OLW ( one little word)  for 2015, using an acrylic word cutout by Clear Scraps. My word is ENOUGH.  I never seem to know when a enough is really enough.  I'm especially talking about my creative work. I want to do it all.  I do art, be creative, everyday during the week. It is my day job. I treat it like a job~I love it!!!  But sometimes ENOUGH already, I need that happy medium:)


I used the Deco Shape to mount the ENOUGH acrylic word on.  It is covered with torn pieces of vintage book paper.  It is adhered, on the acrylic, with Beacon Decoupage.  The word is colored black with StazOn Ink.  The back is stenciled on with the Chevron 6x6 stencil using the black StazOn ink.



The left bottom corner is a cluster of embellishments.  The Mirror Butterfly by Clear Scraps is highlighted with a Beige Pearl Pen.

Products used:
Clear Scraps Deco shape
Clear Scraps Acrylic Word
Clear Scraps/Chevron Stencil 6x6
Clear Scraps Mirror Butterfly

Beacon and StazOn Ink

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cards for Mommy and Daddy with Quick Quotes.

Hi, Connie here with a couple of "mommy" and "daddy" cards using Gypsy Rose from Quick Quotes. The quote cards are from the Family Bundle set.

I created a card front by using a background stamp. Then adhered that to the pattern paper. Added the Quote card, extra embellishments and it is ready to give! Designer note on the "daddy" card~Would be cute to add "My heart belongs to daddy all the time"  

Mommy card
Quick Quote products used:
GR 300
Quick Quotes Bundle/Family
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Peach Tree and Bloody Mary

Darkroom Door rubber stamp
pearls, twine, leaves and paper butterfly

Daddy card ~
Quick Quotes products used:
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink/Cool Miner, Mocha Mama, Antique Linen, Warm Sand
Quick Quotes Bundle/Family

Darkroom Door rubber stamp
Sizzix/clock Tim Holtz
enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ Stitches, a new way with Darkroom Door.

Hi guys!
I have two cards to share using stitches~not thread, but it sure looks
 like the real thing.

Stamp Background stamp /Sewing Spools on white cardstock.  Use several different colors of ink.  Trim out and stamp around the edges with one of the Stitched Borders stamp in black ink.  Stamp out the Stitched Threads Frame in black ink and trim out. Make a mask of the frame and place it over the stamped frame. Add the different Stitched Borders using different color inks. Adhere to front of card.  Add buttons and sentiment.  Mount on matching pattern paper.

Stamp French Script/Texture stamp on the pattern paper in two places.  Use Stitched Borders around the front of the card. Stamp out sentiment and adhere to front of card.  The heart embellishment is by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  Stamp half scallops from the Stitched Borders set at the bottom of the card. Stamp out x's and use them as embellishments on the card.  Stamp one heart in bottom corner.
Products used:
DRD ~ sets: Stitched Borders, Simple Sayings, Thank You
Texture/ French Script
Ranger Archival Ink, Sizzix die/Tim Holtz
Paper: Fancy Pants, cardstock

 This is a very fun set and you don't even need a sewing machine or a needle~
Thanks for stopping by for
See ya soon~

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vintage Mickey~ junkin'.

 This cup was given to my boys when they were "oh, so small".
  I love the graphics on it and aged look.  It doesn't have a date ~

This trash can has been with us over 35 years~
When we moved I couldn't let it go.  So many memories (from a trash can).
It is the trash can in my craft room.

Can't forget this guy~

Framed out and in my craft room too!

No Micky related but related to me~by name only.  Found this shortly after my
 dad had passed and had to have it.  A vintage scrapper. $10
See ya soon~