Saturday, October 31, 2015

More Inky Iris with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have another card to share using the Inky Iris stamp by Darkroom Door.

Stamp two impressions of Inky Irises.  Fussy cut the large Iris, shade with Archival Ink/Butter Cup and Fern Green.  Set aside.  Shade the second impression with Archival/Butter Cup (the flower part). Use the Background/Chicken wire to stamp over the second impression.  It will give the effect that two flowers are behind the wire and one is in front of the wire. Square up and mat on yellow cardstock then white cardstock. Adhere to card front. Add punched corners. Stamp sentiment and fussy cut. Adhere fussy cut Iris, sentiment and black rhinestones (top of iris). For a little shimmer go over Iris with Wink of Stella/clear.
Darkroom Door products~
Sets: Wings
Collage: Inky Irises
Background: Chicken Wire
Other Products~
Ranger/Archival Ink
Cardstock: white, yellow, sage green.
Wink of Stella/Clear
black rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A little Jingle with A Jillian Vance Design.

Hi guys!
My turn over at A Jillian Vance Design's Blog today.  I'm sharing some small gift cards, that would be perfect to adhere to a package, for gift giving, or drop in a gift bag.  
 Here is a little tease~

You can see the details set  HERE

All you need is scrap pieces of cardstock and the Jingle All the Way set by AJVD.
 That is always a plus:)

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bring on Fall with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a Fall Plaque using the Scallop Corners Plaque by Clear Scraps.  This will look great on my front door~


Clears Scraps has so many products to put something like this together.  The gorgeous paper is by Bella!  Also used in creating this project is StazOn Ink and Beacon 3-IN-1.


Clear Scraps products used~
Scallop Corners Plaque
Mirror Feathers
Fall Leaves
Small word/Blessings
6" x 6" Chevron
6" x 6" Pumpkin

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Try It Tuesday~not just for pants and skirts!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for 
Try It Tuesday!
I came across these ~

I thought these vintage pant/slack/skirt hangers would look so neat hanging vintage prints 
instead of pants.  See what I mean~

I have seen these hangers at Target, so I'm not sure how old these are, 
but I really love the look. 
Jenni Bowlin Studio has several of these types prints~

That snow picture is next :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Inky Iris with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
Check out one of the new stamps from Darkroom Door~
Stamp the background (Fallen leaves) on white cardstock using three different inks.  I used Archival Ink by Ranger.  Stamp around the edge with the Stitched Border set.  Adhere to card. Stamp Collage/Inky Irises on white cardstock.  Shade with Distress ink, using several different colors. Stamp over the mail date stamp with Black Archival ink using the mail date stamp from the Correspondence set.  Square up and mount on card front. Stamps leaves using the three inks you chose for the background stamp and fussy cut. Stamp sentiment and fussy cut. Punch two corners and attach to card front. Add leaves and sentiment. For a little sparkle go over the leaves, sentiment and irises with Wink of Stella /clear. 
Darkroom Door Products~
Sets: Correspondence, Stitched Borders, Carved Leaves Vol.1, Whimsical Words
Background: Fallen Leaves
Collage: Inky Irises
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Wink of Stella/Clear

Cardstock: Yellow and White

To see more inspiration go here ~

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, October 23, 2015

Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks ~ Perfect!

Hi, Connie here with a card using the fabulous PowderPuff  Chalk inks by Quick Quotes.  All of the flower and leaf elements are shaded with the PowderPuff Chalk inks.  The inks are light and subtle.  I love that about them. Sometimes you just want a hint of color.

The inks are easy to work with as far as shading die cuts or other elements.  They work great on chipboard too.

Products used~
Joy Ride 400 
Joy Ride stickers
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Coal Miner, Seafoam, Bsicotti, Mocha Mama  

Thanks for stopping by~ 
Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Thursday, October 22, 2015

******Winner announced ******* feed bag tote!

Hi guys!
I didn't realize I have a post scheduled for Friday, so I will announce the winner 
of the Deer Feed Tote bag a few hours early.

Winner per is

Ohhhhhhhhhh wow!! These are AMAZING!! I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Email me your address :)
Thank You!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Burlap bags and A Jillian Vance Design.

Hi guys!
My turn today on A Jillian Vance Design's Blog.  I'm sharing a gift idea using some 
burlap bags and the Autumn Blessings stamp set by AJVD.
Here is a little tease~

These little bags with the gift giving tags turned out really cute.  You could make
 several and have them for home visitors.

You can see the completed project HERE~

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Clear Scraps~ A beautiful acrylic box!

Hi, Connie here with a gorgeous Clear Box by Clear Scraps.   This was created to house my  homemade soaps and keep them fresh and beautiful.


The box is easy to assemble.  Follow the instructions on the label and you should do fine. That is what I did.  I used a regular tape runner to secure the paper on the outside of the acrylic box.  The feet were put on with Beacon 3-IN-1.



The front embellishments are secured with Beacon 3-IN-1 also.  Worked fantastic for this project.  The paper is a, really, vintage set by Basic Grey.  Yes, I'm working from my stash and I love it to see the stack get smaller.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT

Monday, October 19, 2015

Feed Bag Tote, win one now!!!

Hi guys!
I have a friend that takes ordinary Feed Bags and makes
 fabulous totes, from this~.

to this~

Her name is Carol Martin, The Bag lady from Gonzales, Texas.
What makes these bags so cool is they sit flat and the grommet for the bag strap. 
 The bags are great for groceries and a very unique gift bag. I keep some in my car because you never know when one will come in handy.
  To clean them just turn them inside out and rinse out with water.  
She has all kinds of feed bags. The bags sell for $10 plus postage.
She can be contacted at 830-857-4711.  Please let her know you saw this on Crafty Goodies!

More examples~
I would like to give one away as a thank you to my existing Blog Followers ~ the people that
 have stayed around. Wish I had a bag for all of you.  Just leave a comment!!!
This really is a cool bag.  The Deer Feed bag is the one I will give~away!!! 
I really appreciate you guys and wanted to do something for you!!!
I will pick a winner through random .org on Friday
I won't have Try it Tuesday this week~
See ya soon!!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Touchable Rainbow with A Jillian Vance Design.

Hi guys!
My turn on A Jillian Vance Design's Blog today.  I'm sharing a Fall card using
 the Autumn Blessings set.
Here is a little tease~

You can view the completed card HERE~

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Creating Made Easy Kit~October third project

Hi, Connie here sharing my third and last project using the Creating Made Easy Kit for October.  The kit has the cutest little mini mixable album.  Thinking outside the box, I came up with this.  Super cute idea for a teacher gift or yourself:)


All you need is the mini album and a Post-It-Note pad.  I attached them together with twine, you could use rings also.  Just cover with paper from the kit and embellish.  Adorable project!


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/Guest Designer

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall is in the Air with October Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes

Hi, Connie here with three scrapbook pages created with the October Club Q Kit.  If you love Fall and all that comes with Fall, you will love this kit.  It is full of the great colors, that represent Fall to us.

The kit comes with a flip album. It is super cute to add it to the scrapbook page.  By doing that I was able to get six photos on this page.

Make sure you score the pages, of the flip album, about a 1/2" from the top, so they
will open up to view the photos.

Use strong adhesive to adhere the flip album to the scrapbook page. 

I did two other pages that I will put, side by side, in an album, so I kept that in mind
when creating the pages.

The black pattern paper is matted with Whistlin' Dixie 107 which is not included in the kit.
The bottom page (scripted white pattern) is also matted with Whistlin' Dixie 108 which is not included in the kit.

Products Used:
Whistlin' Dixie 107 and 108  (extra sheets)
QQ PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sunset, Coal Miner, Buttercup, Antique Linen, Midnight Confession and Warm Sand

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ Guadalupe County Fair.

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for 
Try It Tuesday!
I tried something, totally, new to me this last week.
I had a ton of fun and learned lots :)
Let me show you what I mean~

We had the opportunity to go to the Indiana State Fair this summer. I kinda got the bug,
 with the help of my daughter-in-law, to find out about the County Fair in out area.
 So I did and I did :) enter !
I entered 24 craft projects and 1 antique item in the Guadalupe County Fair in Sequin,
 Texas.  Just down the road from me.  
Here a few of my favorites that did well~

Remember the bucket~ I used Clear Scraps, Darkroom Door and acrylic paints.

Vintage paper cutter :)

Clear Scraps "Journey Banner"

Clear Scraps Lrg. Clipboard. This was also a class I taught at
 Craft Crossing.

Muffin Pan ~Quick Quotes

Vintage shoe form ~ photo display

I ended up with 
12 Blue, 11 red and 2 white.
Met some new people and became friends with some,   
 so I came out ahead :)
Thanks for stopping by~