Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Tag, "life is good" with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here to share my June tag using the Air Balloon chipboard embellishment, on a chipboard tag, all made in the USA, by Clear Scraps.  Follow along with the tutorial~

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Products used:
Clear Scraps Chipboard tags
Clear Scraps 6” Chevron stencil
Clear Scraps Chipboard /Hot Air Balloon
Paper: Teresa Collins
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink and Archival ink by Ranger
S.e.i./Tumble Dye (for ribbon)
Beacon Adhesive
trim, twine and paper flowers

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  • Add color to Hot Air Balloon by Clear Scraps.

  • Cut paper the shape of the tag. Stencil Chevron pattern on paper front of tag, in several places, using the Archival ink in Black.

  • Shade the edges of the tag with Brown ink and adhere the Hot Air Balloon to the paper front of the tag.

  • Glue Hot Air Balloon chipboard with Beacon 3-IN-1. Then glue the tag paper front to the chipboard tag. 

  • Add trim. ( I used Tumble Dye to add Brown color to the white ribbon)

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    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Hello with S.e.i.~

    Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.e.i.   I love the bright papers that scream "Spring is Here" to me.  I have been saving these sweet photos for just the right papers.  Florets by S.e.i. is designed beautifully and so perfect!!

    The stickers are on a sticker sheet that comes in the collection.  So easy to add and create embellishments using the stickers from the Florets Collection.  I created a small banner using the Hello stickers on the sticker sheet.  All that was added extra was twine.

    The Florets die-cut pack is full of die-cut flowers that look really cute on a scrapbook page.  They are ready to create with, just add adhesive to the back of the die -cut. 

    Tumble Dye by S.e.i is not just for fabric projects.  Tumble Dye makes a great looking splat for those scrapbook pages.  That is one of my favorite uses for Tumble Dye.  Black and Brown are a must have.  Check out S.e.i., it is full of Summer fun!

    Thanks for stopping by~

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Try it Tuesday~a re-purposed yard rack!

    Hi guys!
    My hubby brought this in and it needed some TLC.  I cleaned it up, re-painted
     and then decorated it up for my back door:)

    Looks big but it is not. I think it is out of a children's set of yard tools.

    It was wobbly and rusty but not anymore.  Nothing some paint and glue won't fix.

     Added some pretties and it is ready for the back door.  Love doing 
    quick little projects like this.

    Wrapped twine around the top of the handle for a door hanger.  I think it would be really
     cute wired on a wreath also, with flowers all around it.   When I do these quick projects I use what I have on hand. Adds to the fun!!

    Happy Summer :)
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Follow your Heart with Darkroom Door

    Hi guys!!
    I have a really cute card to share using the "follow your heart" Quote 
    stamp by Darkroom Door.

    Using the Script background stamp, stamp on beige cardstock, with black ink and trim edges.  Use the same cardstock and stamp out the Quote: follow your heart with Cobalt blue ink. Cut out the words. Ink them for shading.  Stamp the Lady Lace girl with brown ink and cut out the lady. Shade with brown ink and  shade with red ink on her cheeks. Double mat stamped script background onto dark blue cardstock.  Adhere to card front (coordinating pattern paper). Add Lady Lace to front of card . Add lace and button for added texture.  Adhere words to the side.  Punch corner from same pattern paper used for card.
    Darkroom Door products:
    French Script/ Background
    Follow Your Heart/Quote
    Lady Lace/Collage
    Ranger ink
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink
    Echo Park pattern paper
    I will be tacking a short blogging break.
    See ya in a few days :)  Lots of good stuff coming up when I get back, even a give~away!!!
    Stay tuned!
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Farmhouse Collection with Quick Quotes~a scrapbook page!

    Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Farmhouse Collection by Quick Quotes.   I thought the patterns and colors, in the papers, were perfect for my Dad's birthday pictures.

    I started by using a punch to create the large scalloped circle design from the Farmhouse paper.

    I shaded  the edges of the scalloped circle with Seabrook PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes. The dark blue Farmhouse paper was shaded with Navy PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes.

    The next step was creating the scalloped borders, using a scallop border punch, and then shading them.
    After the border strips are shaded, they go above and below the photos.  Add the title and cluster embellishments below the photos.

    Quick Quotes products used:
    Farmhouse: 106, 107 and 105
    Farmhouse chipboard die cuts
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Coal Miner, Seabrook, Navy and Light Moss.

    Darkroom Door stamps

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Try it Tuesday~ A large paper Star from paper lunch bags!

    Hi guys!
    Thanks for stopping in for Try it Tuesday!!!  This is not my idea.  I saw it on FB and 
    pinned it to my Pinterest board and that is where it stayed until this past weekend.
    Have you seen the large star that is made from paper bags?
    Super cute, right!!
    To make this it takes 7 lunch bags ( I used 8, trying to be different) ~
    I can walk you through this but here is the original post for the Giant Paper Bag Stars

    These are the bags I purchased.  I haven't made a Kraft Star yet, but I will.
    To make the paper bag star you hot glue 7 bags ,one on top of another, creating a stack of bags.
    Then you cut the tips off the bags to make a point.  Then you hot glue the front bag to the back bag.
    Use a hole punch to make a hole, to run twine through, for a hanger.

    To add the color, I created a mask for the blue and then cut strips for red.
    The products I used were Dylusions by Ranger in Postbox Red and London Blue.
    I used what I had on hand.  The next step I did was add chipboard stars (sprayed with Dylusions /White Linen). Adhere to paper bag star.

    Final step was splattering, the paper bag star, with black and white
      irRESISTible texture spray.
    Check out the link posted above.  Very easy and fun to make!!  
    You still have plenty of time to make this for the 4th of July :) !!
    I hope you do!!!
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Palm Trees Photo stamp with Darkroom Door~

    Hi guys!!
    I have a couple of cards to share using the new Palm Trees photo
     stamp by Darkroom Door.
    Yay card~
    Using the Sunshine background, stamp it on white cardstock using Sepia Ink.  Shade with black ink.  Stamp Palm Trees/Photo stamp with Sepia ink on white cardstock.  Trim it out.  Shade with black ink.  Add color with Distress Spray Stain~I used yellow and orange. Let it dry and go back with some water splats.  The water will bleach out some spots on the card front. I really like the look.  Double mat on black cardstock and then adhere to the Sunshine background. Take that matted set and adhere to black and orange cardstock. Add twine and sentiment ( hand cut). Adhere to black card. 
    Darkroom Door products:
    Palm Trees/Photo stamp
    Brushed Sentiments
    Sunshine/Background stamp
    Distress Spray Stain/Ranger
    Distress Ink/Ranger
    Archival Ink/Ranger
    Hello card~
    Using the Sunshine background, stamp it on yellow cardstock with cobalt blue ink.  Trim out and mount on white cardstock. Using the Palm Trees/Photo, stamp on white cardstock with Sepia ink. Trim out. Spray Palm Trees with yellow, orange and blue Distress Spray Stains. Let dry and speckle with water.  Double mat with blue and yellow cardstock.  Stamp sentiment on yellow cardstock and hand cut word out. Adhere to cardfront.
    Darkroom Door products:
    Palm Trees/Photo stamp
    Brushed Sentiments
    Sunshine Background stamp
    Distress Spray Stain/Ranger
    Archival Ink/Ranger
    Wink of Stella (water sparkle)

    For more inspiration using the Palm Trees/Photo stamp take a look here~

    Thanks for stopping by~

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Creating a Shaker page is easy with Clear Scraps!

    Hi, Connie here with a stack of parking tickets that I thought would really cool used as a background for a scrapbook page.  The only thing is, they will move and that is how I came up with a Shaker page.  Clear Scraps to the rescue!!  The Dazed Round is what I need~


    Start out by cutting a circle out of the center of the 12" paper.


    Remove the plastic film from the Dazed Round by Clear Scraps and glue it over the circle cutout.   Beacon 1-IN-3 work great!  Arrange the tickets, in my case, on the acrylic Dazed Round.  When they are arranged to your liking, glue cardstock to the back of page.   You have just created a Shaker style page.  Decorate the front and tell your story!!


    Clear Scraps products used: Acrylic Dazed Round. , 6" Chevron stencil and Chipboard Word embellishment (Surprise)
    Paper: Bella Blvd.
    Ink: Quick Quotes, S.e.i.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Try It Tuesday~more Book Stack Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door!

    Hi guys!
    Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!
    I have another idea for you using the Book Stack Photo Stamp 
    by Darkroom Door.

    Book plates for the inside of that special book or for your home library. 

    Stamp the Book Stack stamp on white cardstock with different colors of ink.  Trim them out and
     adhere the book plate, to the inside of the book you are wanting the label.

    I really like the look of the book plate on a well loved book.

    Stamp the "clip" on the top of the Book Stack image.  Trim out.   Stamp the To: and From: on the Book Stack image in black Archival ink.  Stamp the word "read." from the Sensational/Quote on white cardstock and trim it out. Adhere to the top of the Book Stack.  Use double sided tape to adhere on the inside cover of a book.
    Great way to use the Book Stack stamp while adding a personal touch to a gift. 
     For more inspiration using the Book Stack Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door go HERE.
    Darkroom Door products:
    Book Stack/Photo
    Mail Art
    Archival Ink/Ranger
    white cardstock
    Wink of Stella (added to clip)

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    You're Just My Type with Quick Quotes~

    Hi, Connie here with a card using the 49 Shades of Grey Collection by Quick Quotes.  This is one of my favorite paper collections by Quick Quotes.  The colors are gorgeous together!!!

    The typewriter is stamped with, a brand new, Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk ink by Quick Quotes.   The inside mat was shade with Peach Tree PowderPuff ink.  The flower was cut from a steel die and shaded with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalk ink.  

    Quick Quotes Products used:
    49 Shades of Grey: 105, 102 and 103
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Peach Tree and Coal Miner

    Steel flower die/My Favorite Things
    Steel  typewriter die/ Dienametics
    rubber stamp/ Dienametics
    Corner Punch
    felt leaves, pearl

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Darkroom Door ~ Book Stack Photo Stamp

    Hi guys!!!
    I have some cool Darkroom Door to share with you today!!! I'm using
     the Photo Stamp/Book Stack which is one the newly released stamps.

    Book markers~

    This stamp can be used to make so many things, just think " books".
    These are done using white tags. Stamp image of Book Stack on the tags. I created both tags at one time. Use green Archival ink to stamp the Book Stack image on the tags. Spray the tags using Distressed Spray Stains by Ranger.  Blue, green, yellow and orange are the colors I used.  Dry with a heating tool. Go around the tags with the sewing machine border found in the Stitched Borders set.  Using the Paint Splats set add some splats to the Book Markers.  Let dry~  Speckle with black paint.  When it is completely dry, if you like, laminate the book markers.   Add different colors of trim.for a finished look. 
    Darkroom Door products:
    Book Stack/Photo stamp
    Sensational/Quotes stamp
    Paint Splats
    Stitched Borders
    Distress Spray Stain/Ranger
    Archival ink/Ranger

    Another idea~ a card to encourage Summertime reading :)

    Using the Gazette background, stamp it on Kraft cardstock using black ink. Trim out.  Use Stitched Borders and go around the Gazette with the sewing machine stitch.  Use black ink.  Mat on black cardstock and then on Kraft cardstock.  Stamp the Book Stacks on white cardstock two times,using black ink. Trim the book stack out and an extra book.  Color the books.  I used the PITT big brush pen by Faber-Castell. Stamp out a small Butterfly, for the top of the Book Stack, and color it also.  Trim out.  Adhere Book Stack to card front. Add the extra book to the bottom of the Book Stack. Add the small Butterfly to the top of the Book Stack.  Add  Read. word to the bottom corner of the card.
    Darkroom Door products:
    Book Stacks/Photo stamp
    Gazette/Background stamp
    Sensational/Quote stamp
    Stitched Borders
    PITT Big Brush/Faber-Castell
    Archival ink/Ranger
    white cardstock
    black cardstock

    For more inspiration using this stamp/Book Stack go HERE~
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Craft Crossing ~ Let's Scrapbook !!!!

    Hi guys!
    I wanted to share with you a couple of scrapbook pages that I will be 
    teaching at Craft Crossing this Saturday.  There are still some seats open!!

    The paper is by Authentique.  Other products used Darkroom Door and Quick Quotes.
    I love that this sketch will hold 5 photos!!  If you don't have 5 photos, no problem~ you can substitute cardstock until you know what photos you want to use.

    More Authentique along with Clear Scraps and some stenciling. 
    These pages were designed to be side by side, in an album.
    Sorry this is late on my blog~
    Still time ~ give Pam a call!!
    See ya soon~

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Blogs 4 Boobies ~ high bidder announced!

    Hi guys!
    High bidder for the card set being auctioned off, to help Stamp out Cancer, goes to
    Julie Tucker~Wolek.
    Her bid was $50.00.  A big thank you !!!!!

    Winner Process~
    The winning bidder will receive a paypal invoice from Skipping Stones Designs aka Heather Engebretson and she will collect the money. All of which will be donated on July 1, 2016. to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
    Shipping Process~
    Once the winning bidder pays via PayPal  and I receive notice from Skipping Stones Design I will ship your Card Set with Clipboard (and extra goodies) to you.
    Shipping to USA addresses only.
    TADAA!!! That is how you stamp out cancer!!

    Hope everyone enjoyed all of the beautiful cards !!
    Thank You!!!