Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

Teddy Bear won at a carnival in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas in 1959.
The boy tried but couldn't hit the target, so the girl said I can do it and she did!!!
Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Try It Tuesday~organize!!!

Hi guys!!!
Remember this~

It is a chicken feeder ~ but it is a re-production.  It fits perfectly on my 
painting desk, so I loaded it up with paint and stuff. 
See what you think~

I have one space empty, but not for long, I'm sure.

The small DecoArt paint bottles fit really nicely in the space:)
Thanks for stopping by~
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holidays!!
Still coughing and trying to get well!!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Tag with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with my December Tag tutorial using an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and some fancy Christmas paper.   This is a cute and easy tag that will make your Christmas package look so very special!

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps / Acrylic tags,  acrylic lamp embellishment.
Other: pattern paper, stickers, rhinestones, ribbon,  ink spray for snow, Beacon and StazOn black ink.


  • Apply StazOn black ink to acrylic lamp post shape.

  • Trace acrylic tag shape on pattern paper and cut out.

  • Adhere acrylic tag to pattern paper tag with Beacon 1-IN-3.

  • Pop up stickers and apply to front of acrylic tag.

  • Add rhinestones and ribbon.

  • Speckle with white paint for snow effect.
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    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Winter Bliss Collection by Quick Quotes!

    Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page, using the Winter Bliss Collection, from Quick Quotes!  The pictures I used are really special to me and the Winter Bliss Collection worked great!

    This page has three photos, two of which are hidden.  To make the photo mat you will need to cut the paper 8 1/2" L x 4 1/2" wide.  Fold in the middle.  Adhere photos and ink around the edges of the mat. 

    To make the banner you will need a sheet of the Winter Bliss 1103 pattern paper.  Cut a row of triangles from the paper and then snip the triangles off.  Shade the small triangles with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink. They will really jump off the page.  Use dimensional adhesive on every other triangle.  Add the twine to the top of the banner.   You can make the banner as long as you want, just keep snipping triangles!!

    Journal and title the page. Add Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink to the chipboard letters.

    Here is the photo mat opened, revealing the other two photos.  My heart skipped a beat when I saw them holding hands.  Such a sweet moment and I was there to snap a photo.  I added a tab to the mat, so it would be easily lifted for viewing.
    Products used:
    Quick Quotes: Winter Bliss Collection **New**: 1103, and 1105.
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Coconut, Caribbean Blue, Midnight Confessions and Biscotti.

    Other: Whisker Graphics/twine, Want 2 Scrap/enamel dots, Tumble Dye, punches and stickers.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Try It Tuesday ~ Christmas Trees, all kinds!

    Hi guys!!
    It's about that time, you know the 25th of December ~ so lets look at 
    Christmas  trees~
    all kinds!! 

    The first set of three were made for JBS~ remember?

    I love that truck~ I  still have it!!! Technically it doesn't belong to me :)
    but I act like it does~
    These were done for Jenni Bowlin Studio in 2013.

    There was this cutie ( not in picture because it was packed away in the attic)
    created in 2014.

     Those are vintage trees ~ stamped sentiment is by Darkroom Door.
    Created in 2013.

    These are from a guest spot with S.E.I. ~ love using the door knobs
     as the tree trunk holder.
    Created in 2015.

    These were created for Whisker Graphics, this year 2016.
      Love how my idea came together.
    Thanks for stopping by and letting me share these with you.
    These are the small ones ~ I have done several big trees for Clear Scraps ~

    Side note~
    I've been really sick just getting back on my feet :)

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    3D Acrylic Trees with Clear Scraps~

    Hi, Connie here with a tutorial on how I created these 3D Acrylic  Christmas Trees by Clear Scraps. The 3D trees also come in chipboard too.  I see them with pine cones all around, sitting in snow with a couple of deer hanging around.  With that in mind that was the look I was after when creating these folk art trees.

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    *Remove the plastic film from the acrylic tree pieces.  Each tree will have two tree pieces. 
    *Assemble the trees.  They slip into each other creating the tree. 
    *I used a mat dark green spray paint to add the color to the trees. 
    *The star was painted gold and then the trees were speckled with white acrylic paint
    They look amazing to me.  Plain, cozy and comfy!!  Looking forward to decorating for the holidays with these pretties!!

    Clear Scraps products used: 3D Acrylic Christmas Trees
    other: Forrest green spray paint,  white/black acrylic paint and gold paint (for star on top of trees)

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Christmas Quick Quotes style!

    Hi, Connie here with a double page scrapbook project using Earth Wind Fire by Quick Quotes. This paper just so happens to be the pattern paper showcased in the Club Q kit for December.  That is what gave me the idea to use Christmas photos with these papers.  Let me show you~

    Designer tip : The quotes look great cut apart and used as word strips.
    Designer tip:  For a rich, bright color, repeat several times using the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink when adding color to chipboard pieces (star).  Let dry a minute between applications of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.

    The second page I created will work side by side the top one~

    Designer tip: Hand cut the Christmas trees from the Earth Wind Fire 101 (better known as the triangle paper).  The lines make it really easy to cut them out and then add a trunk from a scrap piece of paper.

    Here they are side by side ~

    Quick Quotes products:
    Earth Wind Fire paper: 101, 102, 105,109, 111 and 500.
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Barn Board, Desert Sun, Navy, Mocha Mama, Seafoam and Midnight Confession.

    Clear Scraps: chipboard word
    Want 2 Scrap: rhinestones

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays !!!
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Mini acrylic Christmas tree gift tags~ created with Clear Scraps!

    Hi, Connie here with the Creating Made Easy December kit by Clear Scraps.  The kit comes with the cutest little tree mini album.  I thought the mini tree's would be cute as gift tags, to dress up Christmas packages.
    Here is a little tutorial on how they were created:
    Trace the image, of the tree, on the pattern paper it cut out.  Do this for all 5 acrylic trees.

  • Remove the plastic from all of the acrylic tree shapes.

  • Stencil the Moose (from the Rustic Forrest 6" stencil) with black StazOn ink.

  • Shade around the tree image.

  • Cut out mittens from the pattern paper in the kit.

  • Adhere the paper tree to the acrylic shape.  I used Beacon 3-IN-1.

  • Adhere mittens to the tree.

  • Add jute hanger.

  • Supplies used:
    Creating Made Easy December kit by Clear Scraps
    Christmas mini tree album

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2016 ~

    Welcome to the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2016. 
     Get ready to see some awesome cards themed for Winter and Coffee. 
    Probably lots of holiday cards too :)
     You might even want to pour yourself a cup and get comfortable!!
    I want to give a shout to my sponsor ~ A Jillian Vance Design
    They have a great selection of  Coffee Stamps.     

    Products used to create these cards are :
    Ink: Ranger
    Other: cardstock, Want 2 Scrap/rhinestones, S.e.i./Tumble Dye.

    To start the hop or post a coffee card 

    See ya soon~

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Scrapbooking with Creating Made Easy December Kit~

    Hi, Connie here with the Creating Made Easy December kit by Clear Scraps.  It has a really cute 6" stencil in the kit called Rustic Forrest.  One of my favorite:)

    The paper in the kit is beautiful and really was perfect for stenciling a border on the bottom of the scrapbook page.

    I used Quick Quotes PowderPuff chalk ink.  I wanted the border image to be faint not bold.  It looks like it is printed on the paper.  Love the look:)

    Products used:
    Creating Made Easy December kit
    6" Rustic Forrest

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Creating Made Easy~December kit

    Hi, Connie here with the December Creating Made Easy kit by Clear Scraps.   This is a fun one for sure.  It has a 8x8 acrylic frame in the kit that can be dressed up or dressed down~I chose up!!

    I will enjoy leaving this frame out, as Christmas decor, but once the holidays are over I will add the scrapbook 8x8 page to the center of a 12x12 page.  I only have 12x12 albums ~ let me show you.

    The acrylic 8X8 frame is ready to showcase another page or event.  You can also add a magnetic strip, to the back of the frame, so the frame will attach to the refrigerator door. Everyone will see it there.  This would work great at my house :)

    Creative Made Easy December Kit
    8 x 8 Display Frame

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Christmas trees with Whisker Graphics~

    Hi, Connie here a cute way to create some small Christmas trees using the Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics.  Every year I create some sort of a small Christmas tree and these will look great in my collection.

    Supplies needed:

    Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics
    triangle small pieces of wood
    acrylic paint /green and yellow
    chipboard small stars
    vintage spools
    pattern paper

    Step 1: Paint trees with green acrylic paint on both sides.

    Step 2: Paint the chipboard stars with yellow acrylic paint on both sides.

    Step 3: Wrap the trees with Divine Twine. wrapping around and up and down. Tag with liquid adhesive when you are finished wrapping the twine.  Cut from the spool.

    Step 4: Decorate with rhinestones and buttons. Attach the star to the top of all three trees. Glue trees onto a vintage spool.  Add Divine Twine to the spool and decorate.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    Mini Shaker Bell with Clear Scraps!

    Hi, Connie here with a fun and sparkly holiday tag, using the new Mini Shaker Bell, from Clear Scraps!  The Mini Shakers come in six shapes and images.  They would make a super cute ornament set for the holidays.

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    The mini shaker is so easy to assemble and decorate.  What you put inside the shaker is the fun part. Really, it is all up to you  what to fill the inside with.  I used decorative sequins in the Mini Shaker Bell.

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    Supplies used:
    Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Bell, 12" Doily Stencil and 6" Imagine Stencil
    other:  Sequins, gold embossing powder, Kraft tag, paper doily and  acrylic paint/black, white.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member