Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Try It Tuesday~ same stamps different cards!

Hi Guys!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday.  A fun challenge~same stamps, two different cards.
Take out some stamps and start creating but the catch is two cards, same stamps.  Here is what I created, even used paper scraps!

Similar but different.  
These are the stamps I used~

Who said you have to use the same manufacture, who said no mixing of stamps, who said that?
Have fun and create something beautiful!!
See ya soon~

Monday, August 29, 2016

August Tag with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here to share my August tag with you.  I used an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and Stazon ink to create tag full of "Joy".

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Clear Scraps products used: acrylic tag, mini Sunflower  shape, 6X6 stencils (Fruit of the Spirit, Chicken Wire) and 3X12 stencil (He Lives).
Other products: Faber Castell, Stazon, Beacon, acrylic paint, patterned paper and trim.


  • Remove plastic film from both sides of the acrylic tag.

  • Using a sponge apply white Stazon ink to the front of the tag. Let dry.
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  • Sponge on the brown Stazon ink for the ground.

  • Sponge on the blue Stazon ink for the sky.

  • Use the He Lives stencil and sponge on the sun with orange Stazon ink.

  • Using black Stazon ink and the chicken wire stencil by Clear Scraps, sponge over the front of the tag. Let dry.

  • Mask off the “Joy” word and stencil it on the bottom of the tag. Highlight the letters with white acrylic paint, using a small brush.

  • Sponge brown Stazon ink to the stem of the flower and green Stazon ink to the leaf.

  • Cover the flower with pattern paper. Adhere with Beacon 3-IN-1.

  • Outline the sun with black acrylic paint using a small brush. Highlight with white acrylic paint in the center of the sun.

  • Add dots, on the sun, with Faber Castell/Texture Gems.

  • Adhere button and trim to tag.   

  • Thanks for stopping by~

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Urban Oasis with Quick Quotes~

    Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page that will hold memorabilia along with that favorite photo.. Using the Urban Oasis Collection by Quick Quotes made this project come together nicely.

    Start with two 12" papers and cut 3" off one of them. Adhere on 3 sides and you have a pocket to hold memorabilia in.  If you have heavy memorabilia then the papers would need to be attached a different way.  Look for my blog post with Quick Quotes coming soon to address that.

    The arrow was stamped using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink/Barn Board.  Such a rich red color.
    Quick Quotes products used:
    Urban Oasis/100 and 103
    Whistlin' Dixie /104
    Whistlin' Dixie die cut stickers
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink~Barn Board and Coal Miner

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    A bottle hang tag with S.e.i.~

    Hi, Connie here with a project that will work perfect with my last blog post using the Sprinkles Collection by S.e.i.  This collection is great for cards and making party decorations.  Let me show you~
    This is a hang tag, that was placed over a water bottle, with a pack of seeds in the pocket (created on the front of the hang tag).  The dimensions are 3 3/4"W  X  8" L.  Score at 5" and punch a circle
    ( inch and a half ) in the top flap.  You can make it as long as you need, depending on the size of bottle you want to create a hang tag for.

    Create a pocket, decorate and fill it with a birthday treat.  The bottle could also be a soda. So many ways you could put this together.  The ideas are endless.
    A fun project!!

    Thanks for stopping by~

    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Junkin' our way to the Beach~

    Hi guys!
    I have some junkin' finds to share with you.  Found these treasures, on the
     way to the beach, a few weeks ago ~

    Vintage church cook book~ $2

    Can't wait to try some of the dishes in the cook book.  I'll keep you posted on this~

    So tickled to find these heart jello tins. $1 for six.  Love creating with these. They
     make really pretty holiday ornaments.

    Old records book ~ $1.

    jello tins~$1.
    Can't have enough of these.

    shells~ .50 cents

    Shells I found, walking along the beach, on Mustang Island.  I could do that all day
     long, just if it wasn't so hot and humid :)
    See ya soon~

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Mix Media canvas bags with Clear Scraps~

    Hi, Connie here with some canvas zippered bags that I created using the awesome 6" stencils by Clear Scraps.    I ended up using eight different stencils on these canvas bags.  The grands thought the bags were cool looking!  I guess that was a compliment~not sure.

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    Clear Scraps stencils used on this canvas bag~
    6" Wishes, 6" Chicken Wire, 6" Humming Bird and 6" Chevron.

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    Stencils used~ 6" Heart Arrow, 6" Chevron, 6" Quaterfoil, 6" Stars and 6" Diamonds.

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    Stencils used~ 6" Heart Arrow, 6" Chevron and 6" Quaterfoil.

    I used a Gel plate to get my color down and then started to create a background by using different stencils.  You can use ink, acrylic paints, mists, Gelatos ~ it's all good, stencils will work with all of that!
    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Making a pocket page with Quick Quotes~

    Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook pocket page using the Earth Wind Fire collection (released soon) by Quick Quotes. I was asked to keep the memorabilia with the photos, so I came up with this pocket page.

    I started with five photos and a bunch of memorabilia from the Indy 500.  One of the brochures was heavy and thick so I needed something that wouldn't pull apart.

    1. You will need two pieces of  the same pattern 12 x 12  paper.  Cut the salvage off the bottom.
    2. Cut a one inch strip from a coordinating pattern in the collection.  Score down the middle.
    3. Adhere strong adhesive on one side of the one inch strip and lay the pattern paper in the slot.  See #2 in collage.
    4. Do the other side the same way.  You have made a hinge that won't pull apart. See #6 in collage.
    5. Before we make the pocket, go ahead and punch out a one inch half circle, making it easier to pull out the memorabilia in the soon to be pocket page. See #4 in collage.

    6. Adhere each side with strong adhesive and clamp.  Let dry and set .
    By doing the hinge at the bottom, the pocket page won't come apart even with heavy memorabilia in it.
    The front of the pocket holds 5 photos. Two on the outside and three on the inside.

    Make the fold up the size you need it, kinda of like a card, folding up to reveal the other photos.  I will have my son journal the event on the white space at the top.

    Quick Quote product used:
    Earth Wind Fire (to be released soon) : 110, 111, 109 and 101
    Whistlin' Dixie chipboard die cuts
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Light Moss, Coal Miner, Seafoam, Midnight Confession

    stickers, twine corner punch and Beacon 1-IN-3 adhesive.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    All I have is one photo and some Echo Park ~

    Hi guys!!! 
    I have a scrapbook page to share with you that I did a few months ago using the 
    All About a Boy Collection by Echo Park.
    I only had one photo and it was a selfie type picture but I loved it.
      So much personality :)
     The embellishments were cut from another paper in the collection.  Thought the
     arrows were perfect for this!! 

    I added speckles and stickers, from the collection, also. It was a quick page. 
     Quick is good sometimes :)

    Thanks for stopping by~

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Cheery Hello with S.e.i.

    Hi Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Cheery Hello collection by S.e.i.   I love the bright colors in this collection!  Reminds me of summer time and fun.  The collection has the best summer time embellishments that look great on a scrapbook page, card or a craft project.

    I was able to get six photos, on my scrapbook page, by making a flip up mat. Sort of like a card. The photos were cut down and then matted, two on the front and four on the inside of the mat. 

    The Cheery Hello embellishment pack contains really cute images.The watermelon made a cute tab to lift up the mat, to show the four photographs on the inside of the mat.  The birds, trees and clouds fit in well also.

    I love to speckle black Tumble dye on my project, to give it a finished look. Dries super fast and looks great!  Have fun creating and be sure to spit those seeds out!
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Try It Tuesday~more junkin' !

    Hi guys!
    Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday~
    I haven't had a bunch of extra time to work on projects but I do have some
    really cool junkin' stuff to show you.
    I found this stuff at a garage sale, really good prices.  

    50 cents ~ no kidding :)
    Beautiful book ~ copyright date is 1942
    This is about a 11 x 14 size book:)

    Vintage needle books~ 25 cents each

    These are by Stampin' Up ~ 2002 
    25 cents for all three.  Loved the images!  

    Small glass and small coke bottle ~ 25 cents each

    Jadite saucer by Fire King ~ 25 cents
    Love Jadite~original or re-production.
    I have shared my collection with you, right?

    Sea shells ~ 50 cents
    I love decorating with shells but more than that I love finding them.
    Beautiful creations!!
    See ya soon~

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Treble Clef Eclectic Stamp by Darkroom Door~

    Hi guys!
    I have a couple of simple and so cute cards to share with you, using the Eclectic Treble Clef stamp by Darkroom Door.  

    Using the Music/Texture stamp, stamp it over a hybrid image (Jingle Jangle Jingle example) or on beige cardstock.  Stamp the Treble Clef/Eclectic stamp over the texture stamped image.  Gives a fun layered look and looks great in black ink.  On one of the cards I used the Stitched Borders stamp set and stamped a border on all sides.  The other card was matted on white cardstock.  These cards are about 3 1/2" 4 1/2" . Cute small cards to add to a gift or hand deliver, especially great for music 
    Darkroom Door products used:
    Ranger ink
    hybrid print
    Thanks for stopping by~

    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Cheery Hello~ winner announced!

    Hi guys!!!
    We have a winner for the Cheery Hello Collection from S.e.i.
    I used random.org to generate a winning number~

    The winning number is 9 and that is 

    Love the colors!
    Hit the brown envelope on the right top corner and email me your
     mailing address and I will pass it along to S.e.i.
    Thanks everyone!!

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Quick Quotes Challenge #66~ Flowers!

    Hi, Connie here with the Quick Quote Challenge #66 ~ Flowers!! Who doesn't love flowers. Let's see them all different ways~ on a card, on a page, off the page, mix media, re-purposed ~ you decide and be sure to share it with us here at Quick Quotes. Here's my creation~

    Flowers as a pencil topper.  Perfect to set out by the phone or on your desk.

    Quick Quotes has really pretty papers that would make really pretty flowers.

    Quick Quotes products used: 
    Earth Wind and Fire ~ 102, 104 and 100 (coming soon)
    Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks~ Green with Envy and Light Moss

    other~ Sizzix die, Ivy die spool, pencil, twine, pearls, Beacon 1-IN 3.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Double sided page , easy with Clear Scraps acrylics!

    Hi, Connie here with an acrylic scrapbook page using the XL Dazed shape by Clear Scraps.  This one has the postage stamp edge.  When working on this page I thought it would be fun to make it two sided, so positioning my photos would be important.   I have blue cardstock under the acrylic page (just for photographing) wanted to make sure you see the edge on the XL Dazed shape.

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    To start this project, using the Fishscales mascil, stencil on the front of the acrylic page, randomly.  White Stazon ink works great!


    Using black Stazon ink, add color to the chipboard word " Vacation". Set aside to dry.

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    Mat the photo, add the corners and  the cluster at the end of the photo.  To make it a double sided page, do the same  thing on the back.  Stay within the elements, making the same size mat for the back as the front.  The cluster box, same size as the front.  Here is how mine looks~

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    I took advantage of the space and used that area to journal my page.  I wanted to use both photos and this was a great way to do that.

    Clear Scraps products~
    XL Dazed shape
    12" Fishscales stencil
    3 x12" Hope is~ stencil
    Chipboard word "Vacation"
    other~ Stazon ink, Beacon 3-IN-1 glue, stickers, Quick Quotes/Anchors Aweigh paper and corner punch.

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member