Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DYNO-MITE t-shirt with S.e.i.~

Hi, Connie here with a boy t-shirt using the DYNO-MITE iron-on art from S.e.i.  Purple and green Tumble Dye were the perfect colors to add some color to the t-shirt.  The fabric markers, by S.e.i,  were used to color in the DYNO image.  Let me show you~

To create this look, iron on the DYNO image on a white t-shirt.  This is a large iron-on so section it off when applying the heat from the iron.  I did a section at a time and then peeled back the white backing paper and then another section until the image had released from the t-shirt.  Add color by using the Tumble Dye sprays.  Just spray on the shirt in different places with different colors. 

Use fabric markers by S.e.i. to color the DYNO-MITE image.  That is the fun part.  You can even use the Tumble Dye, with a small  paint brush, to color in the image.  Very fun and kids will love creating their own custom t-shirt.
Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Stand Out by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!
I have another Quote card to share with you, using the new Quote stamp,  by Darkroom Door. 
 This one is called Stand Out.

Stamp Gazette Background on white cardstock, with black ink. Trim and shade with black PowderPuff Chalk ink. Mat on black cardstock.  Stamp out the Quote with red ink.  Cut the Quote apart. Shade the Quote strips with black PowderPuff Chalk ink.
Stamp the 20's Chic girl on white cardstock in black ink. Trim out and shade with black ink. Punch corners and adhere to card front.  Adhere mat to pattern paper.  Add Quote and 20's Chic girl. Speckle with black texture spray. For more inspiration using this stamp go HERE~
Darkroom Door products used:
Quote Stamp: Stand Out
Background : Gazette
DRD Set: 1020's Chic
Pattern Paper: Canvas corp.
Ink: Ranger, Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink
Texture Spray: irRESISTible

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Egg cards with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a fun Easter Egg Card tutorial using the border strip papers from several collections by Quick Quotes.  I used  Whistlin' Dixie 100 and Anchors Aweigh 101 to make these cards.  All you need to know is how to draw a large egg shape.

Here is a quick tutorial~
So easy even the little peeps can do this.  
#1. You will need a 12" X 12" sheet of border strip pattern paper. Quick Quotes has several to choose from.
#2. Fold the pattern paper in half, long ways, making the paper 6" X 12".  Draw the egg shape on white copy paper and cut it out.  Lay it about a 1/2" over the fold of the pattern paper.
#3. Clip the egg pattern to the pattern paper and cut it out.  You will have an egg shape card that opens.  Decorate the front.  Use Quick Quotes PowderPuff  Chalk Inks to shade the edges of the card.
So fun to make and will look super cute in an Easter Basket!

Products used:
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Aqua, Seabrook

Other products:
A Jillian Vance Design
rubber stamp
Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Monday, March 21, 2016

March Tag with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with my Clear Scraps tag for March.   I used 6" stencils,
by Clear Scraps, to create a mixed media tag.

#1. Paint the tag with acrylic paint. Let dry. Create a background, for the tag, using 2 or 3 colors of acrylic paint. A Gel Printing Plate is fun to use.
#2. After the tag background is dry, start adding stenciled images. Clear Scraps has awesome designs for this. Go crazy!!
#3. When I was happy with the background, the ribbon was tied on and the Mirror Butterfly was painted with acrylic paint.
#4. Stencil the Butterfly and attach to the tag. Add embellishments behind the Butterfly if you like.

Mar collage

A closer look at the  Mirror Butterfly that is stenciled with white acrylic paint and the 6" Doily stencil by Clear Scraps.


Products used~
Stencils by Clear Scraps ~ 6” Doily, 6” Chevron, 6” Polka Dots, 6” Spiral and Clear
Scraps Chipboard Tag and Clear Scraps Mirror Butterflies. Other~ Gel Printing
Plate, Acrylic Paint, stamps and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Be Creative card #2 with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
I have another card to share from the new "Quote" release by Darkroom Door.
It is a second card using the Being Creative Quote stamp.

Stamp on white cardstock using the Wood Grain background stamp. Trim and ink for shading. Stamp several Paint Splats on the front.  Stamp the Butterfly on white cardstock and spray with several Dylusions ink sprays. Let dry.  Cut out and shade with ink.  Stamp Quote on white cardstock with green ink. Cut into word strips and shade with ink. Adhere Butterfly and word strips to background and then adhere to card front on the pattern paper.  Speckle with texture spray.

Darkroom Door products:
Wood Grain Background
Paint splats
Quote/Be Creative
Collage Stamp/Patchwork Butterfly
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug
Ink: Ranger and Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks
Ink Spray: Dylusions
Texture Spray: irRESISTible

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Try It Tuesday ~ Sorter bin!

Well that is what I'm calling it ~
a sorter bin (probably an old shop nuts & bolt bin) but a great tool to sort products.
Hi guys :)
 Let me show what I started with (hubs helped) ~

Kinda of a mess but so cute (in it's own way). Well it spoke to me.

Cleaned out the inside of the bin with Mineral Spirits, broke down the old 
oil and grease. Wiped right out . Then it was spray painted with deep green ( Hunter Green).  

It could have used two coats but it did clean it up and 
doesn't it work great as a sorter?
Great space for my Darkroom Door stamps.

Love simple projects and a great junkin' find.
My room is finished and I love how it all came together.  I will share photos very soon.
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, March 14, 2016

Be Creative with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I got the opportunity to create with some great Quote stamps by Darkroom Door
 this past couple of weeks.  This quote is perfect for me. I think this way!

Stamp on white cardstock using the Wood Grain Background stamp.  Trim and ink for shading.
Stamp Paint Splats on the front in random spots.  Use several different colors of ink.  Stamp Quote on white cardstock in Blue ink.  Cut the Quote into word strips. Mount the word CREATIVE.  Punch corners out of matching pattern paper. Mount on Black cardstock and then adhere to card front.  Add word strips and speckle with texture spray.

Darkroom Door products:
Wood Grain Background
Paint Splats
Quote/Be Creative
Pattern Paper:Doodlebug
Ink: Ranger and Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Texture Spray:irRESISTible

You can see more inspiration using this stamp HERE~
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 11, 2016

Got to love a phone stand ~ Clears Scraps is brilliant!

Hi, Connie here with, my take on, the Vintage Phone Stand by Clear Scraps.   I must say I thought this product was brilliant and clever.  My mom has claimed this one as hers. 


This was pretty simple to put together.  Here is how I approached this creative project!
Cover the acrylic back (that holds the phone) with pattern paper and ink around the edges.  Remember to remove the plastic film from both sides of the phone stand.


Use Black StazOn to add color to the  Phone Stand.  Let dry for a few minutes.


Now for the fun part, add some stencil images.  The 6" Chevron by Clear Scraps
is perfect for this.  Black StazOn Ink works well.

Add a few embellishments and twine and it is ready to use.  In my case, ready to give to my mom!!

Products used:
Clear Scraps~ Acrylic Vintage Phone Stand
Clear Scraps~ 6" Chevron Stencil
Pattern paper, Beacon 3-IN-1, StazOn ink, embellishments and twine.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Vintage card with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a card using the new PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes.  If you haven't checked out the new 2016 colors you can find them HERE.    They are gorgeous!!!

I used a stencil to create the heart for the background of the card..  The Seabrook PowderPuff Chalk Ink was perfect, just a hint of blue.  I added some vintage trim with the quote card. The embellishments were clustered in the center.  The last thing, I sprayed a little black mist on the card.

Product used:
Quick Quotes: Chiffon: 103 104 and 105
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seabrook, Light Moss and Antique Linen

Clear Scraps
Black spray mist
Chipboard heart, button, twine and vintage trim.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tumble Dye and Burlap with S.e.i.

Hi guys!
My turn on S.e.i.
I'm here rocking the Camo Tumble Dye by S.e.i.  on a set of  burlap cosmetic bags.  I added some vintage flair to the bags too. Camo and vintage, who would have thought to pair these two together.  Let me show you~

I started by spraying the cosmetic bags with brown, black and green Tumble Dye.  It is the Camo set by S.e.i.  I started with brown first, then black and green Tumble Dye last.

I loved the idea of adding a pink and camo flower to the front of the cosmetic bags I sprayed some extra burlap with Pink Tumble Dye and the three Camo colors and then used a steel die to cut the flowers.

Vintage lace and a large pearl button was added to create the pink and Camo flower cluster on the front of the cosmetic bags.  The bags were sprayed with an acrylic sealer to stop the burlap flowers from fraying.

I though these bags would be great for craft supplies, not just cosmetics~

See what I mean~fabulous !!! 
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, March 7, 2016


Hi guys!
Going all the way back to 2011.
Some of my favorites~
 I don't remember paper or supplies but look at those faces ~

Loved this paper by Melody Ross~
I probably still have a sheet or two.

This one made a cover :)
My little buddy ~he still is, just bigger!

A favorite picture ~ I bet I scrapbooked this at least 3 times:)
Just walked up on her~ perfect!

Trying to get Jenni Bowlins attention early on~
Miss her products!!
My Bubba lovin' his grandy!
I'm having my work room re-painted, so that is the reason for the oldies tour this past week.
Hoping to be back and ready to create by the end of the week. 
I'll have pictures too!!!
Thanks for understanding :)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Reversible Mini clipboard by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a cute idea using the Mini Vintage Clipboard by Clear Scraps.   I had the idea to decorate both sides using one side for a photo and the other side a note pad.
 Let me show you~

The clip is removable so making this concept even better.  The clip is decorated with buttons.
Side one~ the photo side.

Side two~ need a note pad, take the clip off and turn it around to the note pad.
 Place the clip back on the clipboard.   A two in one project, useful and decorative.


Clear Scraps products used~
Mini Vintage Clipboard
6" Chevron Stencil   

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Junkin' ~ textile love!

Hi guys!
I have some more junkin' stuff to share and it is really good stuff :)
I love old textiles. I don't buy them very often because I'm kinda of picky.
  I'm not a fancy type, I love plain and simple but pretty.

I found these pillow cases for $11.  They are in excellent condition.

These were $15.  Love the teal color and the lace. They are narrow pillow cases
 so I will need to make custom pillows to fit.  They will be very pretty on my bed:)
(my hubby is gonna love more pillows on the bed, too)

I don't think the trim is really old but I really liked it.  I want to use it on
 a denim shirt.

I had a bunch of these doily's  but have shared them with blog friends.
 They would make amazing flowers or pins for a shirt.
 I still have a few to create with.

My dad's handkerchief.  Isn't it cute:)  
Next week my work/craft room is being re-painted.  It has been kinda of crazy preparing for that.  I'll have lots of picture when I get it all put back together.
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mixing Collections with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using Anchors Aweigh and Farmhouse together, along with some of the new Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  I love to mix and match the paper collections by Quick Quotes.  The papers are designed to work together and they do so well.

The PowderPuff Chalk inks by Quick Quotes cover chipboard wonderfully, as you can see in the closeup below.

Products used:
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confession, Seabrook, Navy and Seafoam.

A Jillian Vance Design

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member