Monday, November 30, 2015

Pine Leaf by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
We had a Great Thanksgiving and fun family time, I hope you did as well:).
I have some Christmas cards to share using the Eclectic/ Pine Leaf by Darkroom Door.

Stamp Pine Leaf on white cardstock. Speckle with brown ink. Stamp out the Brushed Star and the sentiment and adhere the card front. Mount card front on several pattern papers layered.  Stamp the zig zag stamp on both sides of the white card front. Add corner piece to bottom of card.
DRD Products used:
sets: Brushed Christmas Vol.1, Stitched Borders
Pattern paper: Bo bunny
Ink: Ranger Archival
Corner Punch

Stamp background stamp directly on the card front.  Stamp around the Script with the Stitched Borders.  Stamp Stitched Frame on Kraft cardstock and trim it out.  Stamp the Pine Leaf in the center of the Stitched Frame. Stamp another Pine Leaf on Kraft cardstock and trim it out.  Use a pop up adhesive and place it over or to the side of the stamped Pine Leaf. Add the Twine.  Stamp the Brushed Star and the sentiment. Speckle card with brown or black ink.
Brushed Christmas vol.1
Stitched Borders
Merry Christmas
Frame: Stitched
Background: Christmas Script
Ranger Ink
Kraft cardstock
Wink of Stella/Clear

For more inspiration on using the Eclectic/Pine Leaf go HERE
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Leaves & Petals with A Jillian Vance Design.

Hi guys!
It is my turn on A Jillian Vance Design.  Here is a little peek look
 at my card.  The leaves are really fun to make.  It was hard to stop :)

The gorgeous leaves are the Leaves & Petals Die Set from A Jillian Vance Design.
They look lovely down the center of a table.  Take a look~

To see the details on the card and other inspiration from A Jillian Vance Design
 go HERE.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family~
Thanks or stopping by~

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Ornaments Clear Scraps style!

Hi, Connie here with some Christmas ornaments, handmade, using the Oval Fancy Mirror Frame and the Oval  Scallop Mirror Frame by Clear Scraps.  Each set makes two ornaments.  Great idea for a family fun project!!!


Oval Fancy Mirror Frame


Oval Scallop Mirror Frame

I also used the 6" Nordic Snowflake stencil and the 6" Christmas Bulbs stencil.  So easy to add color and decoration with the stencils.  Just remember to use a solvent ink (StazOn) on this type of surface.  The bird is from the Birds and Cage Embellishments set.

Other products:
Paper/Jenni Bowlin Studio
Ink/Archival, StazOn
twine, pearls, rhinestones, resin flower, pine branch and metal number.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ I've been junkin'!!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping in for Try It Tuesday~
Still trying to get you to go junkin':) and enjoy it !!!
Here is what I found~

2 more floral frogs~new sizes to me. Each $4.50

Vintage labels $2 and the neat thing is they are not stuck together :)

Milk caps $2 ~` all red!

Vintage pillow cases ~$16.50. These are gorgeous!

Billiard Pool Ball ~ $1. Love this!!

And here she sits!!!  My favorite color and favorite number!! Score!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, November 23, 2015

A book bag with S.e.i.~

Hi guys!!
This is my first post for S.e.i. (insert happy face) !!!
I made a book bag using Tumble Dye by S.e.i..  So easy to use and FUN!!!
You can see the details HERE ~

This is a good set to start with~
The S.e.i. site has a video tutorial on how to use Tumble Dye. 

Hope you will stop by and take a look at more inspiration using S.e.i. products!
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mixing it up with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page, mixing it up with Farmhouse and Whistlin' Dixie by Quick Quotes.  The collections go well together~love that!!!!!

Just cut strips of pattern paper, showcasing the papers you like. Ink around the strip with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Seafoam.  Sew the edges or stamp the edges, of the pattern paper, for a stitching effect. Make a small banner using the die-cut stickers from the Farmhouse Collection.

Products used:
Quick Quotes/Farmhouse 105 and 107
Quick Quotes/Whistlin' Dixie/108
Quick Quotes die-cut stickers/Farmhouse
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Midnight Confession, Mocha Mama, Seafoam and Peach Tree.

Darkroom Door
twine, stickers.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT member

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Owl Give Thanks with A Jillian Vance Design!

Hi guys!
My turn over at A Jillian Vance Design.  You won't want to miss this post. 
It is about Owl Turkey's.  Here is a little peek~

You can see the details and more of the" Owl Turkey''s" HERE.
This is the cute set used ~

Other Products used~
Paper/Bo Bunny
Ink/ Archival by Ranger
Stencil/Clear Scraps
Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Darkroom Door ~Flower Garden

Hi guys!
 I have some new releases from Darkroom Door to share with you.
Awesome stuff, too!!

I love birds and flowers. These were a perfect pair.  I used the new
 Texture / Flower Garden stamp by Darkroom Door.

To see more inspiration and creativity with the Flower
 Garden Texture stamp, go HERE.    
Supplies used~
Darkroom Door/Flower Garden
Darkroom Door: Love Birds, Borders, Carved Leaves Vol.1, Thank You set.
Ink: Ranger/Wendy Vecchi
Paper: white cardstock
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Try It Tuesday~sooner or later it gets used!

Hi guys!
Just wanted to show you I do use things I find when I go junkin'~
 Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday.  Not all of the things I show on my blog I re-purpose.  Sooner or later I will find a way to use the item.  The things I'm going to show never even made a junkin' post.  I started using them right away.
 Let me show you~

Coldwater Creek hangers found in Florida $3 for 6

Craft Crossing Class ~ Dec 4th @ 10:00
(recognize that hanger)

Extra large clipboard ~ $2 and twig star ~$1

Pretty cool display~

See it all gets used sooner or later!!!
Have a great day and see ya soon~

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Pocket Card with the November Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a Holiday card using the November Club Q Kit.   The kit is full of enough product for scrapbook pages, cards and mixed media projects.  Check out this pocket card I made using the November Club Q Kit~

Very easy~fold the paper in half and then fold one side back. Adhere the bottom of the card and half way up to the fold on the side.  Decorate and stuff with goodies!!!

Shade the snowflakes with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink / Seafoam .

Products Used:
November Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Seafoam

Other Products:
A Jillian Vance Design/stamp
Darkroom Door/border stamp
Wink Of Stella

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sea Shell tags with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here to show you what you can make with one sheet of Anchor's Aweigh border paper.

This is a easy project, especially when you have cute sea shells in the right place on the border paper~makes it so easy to make these tags.

#1. Use Anchor's Aweigh border paper 101 by Quick Quotes.
#2. Cut the center out of the paper. Starting with the Blue stripe and then cut under the Orange stripe.
#3. Score above the sea shell border and then below.
#4. Fold one side only under. Leave a small piece of paper on the fold. That is what will make the tag. 
#5.  Cut the rest of the 2 large sea shells.

#6. Turn under the other side of the border strip and do the same thing only on the smaller sea shells.
#7. Use a clip to keep the paper together.
#8. You should have 6 small sea shell gift tags.
Plus you have borders left on the sheet of paper~

Always a use for them !!!!
Products used:

Wink of Stella/Clear

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT member

Friday, November 13, 2015

So Grateful with A Jillian Vance Design!

Hi guys!
My turn on A Jillian Vance Design.  So Grateful too!!!
Here is a little peek~

To see the completed cards go HERE~

These were created using vintage dictionary pages and some gorgeous
 die's from A Jillian Vance Design.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Dry-Eraser Board with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a fun project, just in time for the holidays!  I created a Menu Board (dry-eraser type) using the small clipboard, along with several of the fun stencils by Clear Scraps. 


All of the stenciling is done on the pattern paper and attached to the clipboard from the back of the clipboard.  This makes it so easy to have several different backs for the different holidays or events that you would like to display a Menu for.

Products Used:
Clipboard sm. reg landscape/Clear Scraps
6" Chevron/Clear Scraps
6" Utensils/Clear Scraps
6" Pumpkin/Clear Scraps

Paper: Bella!
Ink: Ranger
felt leaves, menu clip, stickers.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ vintage jello molds re-purposed!

Hi guys!!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!!!
Remember these~

I have a hard time walking by a small jello mold or tart tin.  So many cute and 
inexpensive gifts to make with these vintage tins.  If you can't put jello in them how
 about doing something like this~

These are made to sit on a tree branch, shelf or wreath.
tart tins or jello molds
bird nest /small
pine branch
pine cones, sticks, twine
photo pins

Fill the cups with these items.  Instead of the film strip you could 
add a family or child photo.

You can usually find the jello molds and tart tins at an antique
 or junk store for $1 each.  If I find them ,I buy because I can always think of ways
 to use them.
Thanks for stopping by~