Monday, February 29, 2016

A look back at 2014~

Hi guys!!
I'm looking back at the year 2014 and wanted to share a few of my favorite projects.  My style continues to change and I'm always looking for new things to try ~ keeps crafting interesting.
So what do you think~
I loved creating these for The Curtsery Boutique.   

This was done for Darkroom Door and it still is favorite of mine.  These
 photo's were taken at her request. 

This was done for Clear Scraps on acrylic. Love the look of acrylic.

These were done for Avocado Arts.  Loved the sassy sentiments. Went perfect 
with this Graphic45 paper.

This one just for fun!

I had started stamp carving ~ so need to get back to that.
Hope you enjoyed a look back at, some of, what I created in 2014.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 26, 2016

New stamps (to me) by Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!!
I have a card to share using some new (to me) Darkroom Door stamps I bought
 at Craft Crossing over the weekend.  

I usually start with a background stamp and then create and build from that.  On this card I stamped the image on watercolor paper.  The leaves and the flower too.
Love the texture it added to the card.

Speckled the card with watered down acrylic black paint and a toothbrush.  Gives great results.
The sets I used are by Darkroom Door. You can find them HERE.
Stamps used: Carved Leaves Vol.2, Happy Birthday, Stitched Borders, Wood Grain Background Stamp,  Chevron Texture Stamp and Daisy Eclectic Stamp.
The books are a junkin' find from Indiana ~ $10.  They are from the Indianapolis Public Library.
Pretty cool if you ask me!! 
Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Clear Scraps ~ Tag for February!

Hi, Connie here with my February Tag using Clear Scraps stencils and a chipboard tag.  Great to add to that box of Valentine candy!


Products used ~
Products used~ Clear Scraps stencils /6” chevron, 6” Heart Arrow, Clear Scraps / chipboard tag and chipboard word. Other products~ pattern paper, ink, vintage lace and stickers.

Feb collage

1. Cover chipboard tag with pattern paper and sand edges.
2. Stencil covered chipboard and shade edges with ink.
3. Add color to Clear Scraps chipboard word using ink.
4. Embellish tag with lace and a vintage photo.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Always Yours by S.e.i.

Hi, guys!
It is my turn on S.e.i.
I have a Candy Box makeover with the help of Always Yours by S.e.i., a paper collection that is gorgeous!!  It reminds me of vintage wall paper and I love that.  See what you think~

I started with a candy box from a trip of ours.  I kept it because it reminded me of  vintage candy boxes. The kind that candy was put in when you purchased each candy separately. Those were extra special. Lots of love added to those candies.

I started creating with the Bright paper dollies by S.e.i.  Flowers were cut from the Always Yours collection and added to build a cluster of flowers and ivy.  Bits and pieces from the Always Yours sundries were added also.  The sweet sticker is from the Always Yours page titles. 

I wanted the box to hold some candy and homemade cookies.  I thought it would be a nice touch to add the cookie recipe on the inside of the box lid.

Pretty paper is great place to start when tackling a makeover project and
  Always Yours by S.e.i. was perfect for this makeover.
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 19, 2016

Introducing Chiffon by Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a card using the fabulous Chiffon Collection by Quick Quotes!!! My all time favorite color is Seafoam Green and this paper collection comes pretty close to that color.  Gorgeous green and the pattern papers are stunning.  Take a look~

Love to cluster flowers around the quote card.  The background has added stamping and stenciling.

The flowers and leaves are shaded using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks!!  They are such a great color match with the papers.

Quick Quotes Products used:
Chiffon :103 and 104
Chiffon Die Cuts
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss, Coal Miner

A Jillian Vance Design
Darkroom Door
Clear Scraps

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Junkin' with Cheryl Boglioli~

Hi guys!!
I wish I had taken a picture of us junkin' but I guess we were having to much fun, cause no picture was taken.  But.......I have junkin' pictures. 

You know how I love hands 
.These were around $5, they are small.  The smallest I own.


This a boot /shoe form. A child size 6.  

Old air mail stickers

These are really cool~
USA Flag stickers

Vintage drawer pull

Old button card ~ $1.00
Loved the color!!!

Some of Cheryl's finds!!
I think we like the same thing :)

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Try It Tuesday~cleaning a Brayer!

Hi guys!
Remember these~

The watercolor paper was used to clean the paint off of the brayer 
before picking up another color, when using the Gel Press.
  It was suggested at the
 class to make cards from them, 
so with the help of some Darkroom Door stamps I made five note cards.

All of the images are stamps by Darkroom Door.

Kinda of cool!!!
This was the Mixed Media class with Cheryl Boglioli at Craft Crossing that
 I took a couple of weeks ago.  It was so fun and I learned some new tricks :)
Glad I didn't toss them!!

See ya soon~

Monday, February 15, 2016

ABC's Mixable Mini Album by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with another new product alert!!! Clear Scraps has created the cutest ABC's Mixable mini Album ever!!!  Take a look~


This album is a combination of acrylic and chipboard.   All you need is cute paper and ink (StazOn). Remember to take the plastic film off, of the acrylic page,s before decorating or inking.  The chipboard pages can be easily covered with pattern paper.  Sand the edges, apply some ink for shading and the album is ready for pictures and embellishments.  This would make a great gift and it is super fun to create!


Supplies used~
Clear Scraps/ABC's Mixable mini album
Paper: Graphic45
Beacon 3-IN-1 all purpose glue
StazOn Ink

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Club Q Kit with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here ready to share with you this months Club Q Kit.  The kits are amazing and so beautiful.  The Chiffon Collection is gorgeous!!!  Here is Project #1~

I used the Premier Page kit with the Accordion Book Kit.  The page is mounted on the Kraft cardstock that comes in the kit. Here is how I did the book~

Start off by cutting the paper into strips, then adhere the ends together.  Once that is done you will get an accordion effect  Adhere pages 2 & 3 together and 4 & 5 together.  You now have the booklet for the scrapbook page.

Here is a look at Project #2~
This one is the Flip Book. Very pretty and so many ways you can use this.  This one is going to hold my collection of quotes, along with a few photos.

I really love the front, so pretty and inviting!!!  Here is a couple pictures on how that came together~

The mesh trim is inked with Quick Quote's PowderPuff Chalk Ink and stapled to the pattern paper.
The Flip Book comes 24 plastic sleeves.  The pattern paper was cut 4"x 6" and slipped in the sleeves.

Looking like this~

Using the scraps from these two project, I was able to make a set of cards~
Project #3

The card set~ simple and cute!!

Quick Quotes Product ~
February Club Q Kit 
Quick Quotes PwderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss, Coal Miner and Warm Sand.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ DT Memeber

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Canvas Art with S.e.i..~

Hi, Connie here with Canvas Art using the Glimmering Boughs Collection and the Glitter Tumble Dye by S.e.i.
The pattern paper was a perfect match for these deer photos that were captured at the deer feeder last year.  You can see the deer horns prominently in the photos, my hubby especially liked that.

The paper was adhered to the canvas, the edges were sanded and speckled with Glitter Tumble Dye.
The photos were arranged and the decorative border added, also found in the Glimmering Boughs Collection.

The flowers are from the Glimmering Boughs embellishment pack.  The center of the flowers are Gold Glitter Dots by S.e.i.  They are so easy to use, just stick. Can't get any easier than that.

This paper pack worked so well with these photos and it wasn't even a holiday event.
Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Try It Tuesday~Mixed Media with Cheryl Boglioli!!

Hi guys!!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!
If you keep up with me at all you know I had Cheryl Boglioli at my house for a few days.
  She taught a mixed media class at Craft Crossing.
I want to share with you the two projects I did.
I could really get hooked on this mix media mess :)

Front of  zippered bag.  The background was done using  a Gel Press and Deco Arts paints.
Stencils were involved too:) .  

Back of the bag. 
The next class was a canvas Portfolio.   
Front view~
Stencils, molding paste, Deco Arts paints ~ no Gel Press on this one.
The paints are in spray bottles. Easy to make a background.

Back view~
This is a small tribute to my amazing "6".
Check out Cheryl Boglioli HERE~
If you would like to see the tour of my studio Cheryl did while staying with me~
you can find it on my Studio Page.

Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon.
(You'll be hearing more about this mixed media stuff)