Thursday, December 31, 2015

You are My Anchor with A Jillian Vance Design.

Hi, Connie here with a card using the Simply Said: Anchor set.  This has fast become a favorite of mine.  The Anchor is so versatile.  You can fussy cut it out or square it off   I love the options!

Simple in design~
The background is using the Dainty Dots by A Jillian Vance Design.
It is stamped
on white cardstock
and then mounted on light brown cardstock.

Simply Said: Anchor

Background Builder: Dainty Dots

Check out all the inspiration on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog HERE ~
Last blog post for 2015 ~ see ya in 2016 for "Best of 2015" 

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Try It Tuesday ~ making Cinnamon rolls, the easy way!

Hi guys!!
Don't put away your flour  away yet, I want to share with you an easy and
 delicious way to make cinnamon rolls.  I make them around this time every year and no one complains :).  I have taught both granddaughters how to make them, but we documented it this time.
No excuses not to make them~

#1 ~ This is the bread dough I buy.  Place all three loves in a buttered bowl and let it rise over night.
In the morning you will be ready to punch down the dough and knead it.

#2.  Roll the dough out on a floured surface about a 1/4" thick.

#3.  Spread softened butter over the dough.

#4. Add white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon  ~ sprinkle on dough.

#5. Roll the dough into a long log and cut about 1" thick.  Place in a buttered dish.
  Leave room for the cinnamon rolls to rise.

#6. Let rise 2nd time.  Bake at 350 until brown.

#7. Icing is powdered sugar, warm milk and butter.  Glaze and enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, December 28, 2015

Seaside Word Block Stamp by Darkroom Door ~

Hi guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!!  We did, but it is not over yet. 
 I will be taking some time off (about a week) to see our Indiana family.  I will have blog posts scheduled.  I (promise) to visit your blogs when I get back :) and catch up on all of your creations!!

Using the Seaside Word Block stamp, stamp on white cardstock.  Trim and mat on dark blue cardstock. Shade around the edges and mount on card front.  Pop up Seaside Photochips.  Stamp a sentiment, fussy cut and adhere to the front of the Photochip scene.  Stamp a leaf and adhere under Photochip scene. Add corners and speckle with texture spray.
Darkroom Door products~
Word Block/Seaside
Whimsical Words
Carved Leaves Vol.1
Other products~
Paper/Quick Quotes
Ink/Ranger (Cobalt, Fern Green), Quick Quotes
Texture Spray/irRESISTible / Black

Stamp the Seaside Word Block on cardstock, trim and shade.  Layer coordinating paper behind the Seaside Word Block and Seaside Photochip scene.  Adhere to card front. Add corners to Seaside Photochip scene. Stamp shells on white cardstock, fussy cut them out and shade.  Stamp sentiment, fussy cut out and shade. Arrange card cluster and adhere.  Add shimmer to shells with shimmer pen.  Speckle with irRESISTible/Copper.
Darkroom Door products~
Word Block Seaside
Whimsical Words
other products~
Paper/Quick Quotes
Ink/Ranger (Tree Branch), Quick Quotes
Texture Spray/irRESISTible/Copper
Wink of Stella/Clear

You can find more inspiration using the Seaside Word Block HERE
Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Anchor card with A Jillian Vance Design!

Hi, Connie here with a card using the Simply Said: Anchor set by A Jillian Vance Design.
The Anchor is so easy to cut out and looks fabulous as a stand alone embellishment. Stamps beautifully!

Other products used~
Quick Quotes/paper
Ink/Ranger , Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Speckled with black acrylic paint.

Simply Said: Anchor
Check out the beautiful work on AJVD Blog here ~

Have a very Merry Holiday !!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Trees (my style) with S.e.i.~

Hi, Connie here with a really fun project, especially if you have some old door knobs laying around.  I found that the Glimmering Boughs Collection was just what I needed to create these adorable Christmas Trees.

See what I mean~so cute!!!  The supplies that you will need are, the vintage door knob, Glimmering Boughs/holiday wishes sheet, Yuletide Greetings Sundries and the Bright paper doilies by Sei.
#1. Fussy cut the Evergreen Tree found on Holiday Wishes sheet.
#2. Glue the gold snowflakes to the tree (found in the Yuletide Greetings Sundries Pack).
#3. Add the pearls and star to the die cut tree.
#4. Stuff a small piece of Styrofoam in the door knob hole.
#5. Add a long pin to the back of the trees. Stick the pin in the Styrofoam. After the Holidays, pull the pin tree out and the tree is ready to pack for next year.

Find out all the details on S.e.i Lifestyle blog here!

Very fun project and made so easy with the Sei products!!

Merry Christmas!!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fun Times with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a fun scrapbook page celebrating Friends!!!!  I'm using 49 Shades of Grey and matching Quick Quotes PowderPuff Inks, to shade with.  Take a look~ don't laugh!!!  It's OK if you laugh we had a great time being silly.

I'm loving the 49 Shades of Grey Collection.  It is full of great patterns and colors !!

I mixed in some Whistlin' Dixie (leaves) and loved the splash of color it provided. The leaves are shaded with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Antique Linen.

Products used:
Quick Quotes 49 Shades of Grey/ 103, 101.
Quick Quotes Whistlin' Dixie/ 103
Quick Quotes 49 Shades of Grey/ chipboard die cuts
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Antique Linen, Coal Miner, Feather Gray

Other Products:
Petaloo Flowers
stickers, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Pocket Page with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a pocket scrapbook page but with a twist!  I used one acrylic sheet by Clear Scraps with an acrylic word.


1. Cut 1" off one side of the 12 x1 12 acrylic sheet by Clear Scraps.
2. Adhere the acrylic to the pattern paper using Beacon 3-IN-1.  The opening to the pocket will be Horizontal.
3. Add washi tape for design on bottom and top of page.


 4. Use Black StazOn Ink and add color to the acrylic word (Purrfect).


5.  The page should look like this~


6. Next step is the photo collage.  This is a good project for all those photos, that go to one event,  to keep them together.


7. Make tabs for the photo pages.
8. Decorate the front of the Acrylic sheet.  For added interest,  I used the 12 Chevron stencil by Clear Scraps with black StazOn ink on the front acrylic page.

Products Used:
Acrylic Sheet by Clear Scraps
12 Chevron Stencil by Clear Scraps
acrylic word (Purrfect) by Clear Scraps

Other products:
Paper/Quick Quotes
Stamp/Darkroom Door
StazOn Ink

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Decor with S.e.i. ~

Hi, Connie here with a Holiday Decoration using the Pennant Kit from Sei.  It is perfect for the front door or the Christmas Tree, really a great gift also!  Let me show you~
I added some greenery, to the center of the cardboard pennant, and then decorated the greenery with die cuts from the Holiday Wishes/Glimmering Boughs Collection by S.e.i.  Once the greenery is decorated
attach the greenery branch to the cardboard pennant.  Punch a small hole on each side and wire (from the kit) to secure the greenery branch.
The cardboard pennant is decorated with die cuts from the Holiday Wishes/Glimmering Boughs Collection, also. Speckled with white acrylic paint to represent snow.

Welcoming all !!!
For more inspiration check out the S.e.i. Lifestyle blog here
Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pine Trees and Thank You cards~

Hi guys!
I'm up on A Jillian Vance Design today.  I have some simple "Thank You" cards
using the Pine Trees stamp set and one sheet of white cardstock.
  Check out the details HERE~

Remember one sheet of 8 1/2" X 11 cardstock will make three cards.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ a clipboard re-make !

Hi guys!
I made a clipboard for Clear Scraps last year, actually for CHA 2015 ~ I did a re-make on it. and love how it all came together.  So fun to change things up.  
 Switched out a few pictures and added some fun sticker stuff. See what you think~

I used the same background paper and just added more stickers and changed out the photos. 
 I have a new decor piece to showcase!
The Pecan Tree in the photo is over 100 years old.  It is enormous!! 

Here is the original clipboard ~ 
(even made the label)

See ya soon~

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Ornaments made from the Holiday Mixable Album by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a really fun project using the Holiday Mixable Album 
by Clear Scraps.  Instead of using it as an album, I took it apart and
made Christmas Ornaments. Let me show you~


Covered with pattern paper and decorated.


Wrapped gift/Acrylic
Painted the top (ribbon part) with acrylic paint/gold and then adhered
pattern paper to the back of the acrylic.


Cover with pattern paper.  Paint hat with black acrylic paint.
Add carrot nose and eyes.


Paint top of ornament with acrylic paint/gold.  Adhere pattern paper to the back of Ornament and decorate.  All ornaments are splattered with black or white acrylic paint.
A fun project to do with children!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, December 11, 2015

Club Q December Kit with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie  here with the December Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes.  I did three Christmas pages and enough scraps to make a vintage display piece.  The kit makes it easy to create beautiful pages and decorations.  First let me show you the double page~

Look at all those trees, the kit is full of them!!! Here is the other side of the
double page~

I did a page using the Folded Mini Book (Premier Altered Kit).  It looks great on a page too!!!
I was able to get six photos on the page.  

One more~ a decorative piece using a vintage Bingo Card with all the  left over bits
and pieces from the kit.  

Products used~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

S.e.i.~ Onesie with Tumble Dye!

Hi guys!!
I have a post up for S.e.i. and I would love for you to head on over to the 
blog and see all the details~
I'm using Tumble Dye by S.e.i., this time on a Onesie ~

The Corrugated Pillow Box  by S.e.i. is a fun way to wrap the gift. 
 Check out the bow details, don't throw anything away :)

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Try It Tuesday~vintage milk caps and snowmen!

Hi guys!
I have a BUNCH of vintage milk caps and I thought "let's make a snowman".
So I did~

I used products by A Jillian Vance Design and Darkroom Door.  I used hot glue to build the body of the snowman. Then added a felt hat and ribbon.  I'm going to use these on some special Christmas gifts.

And they were made using the vintage milk caps~
Linked at : Vintage Inspiration Party
My Salvaged Treasures
See ya soon~