Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Challenge for Darkroom Door Inspiration FB page~

Hi guys!!
 I stepped out of my comfort zone and created an Art Journal / mix media
 type page for the January Challenge on the Darkroom Door Inspiration page on Facebook.
You still have time to participate in the challenge for January well, the rest of the day.  Yep, today is the last day.  

The challenge is to use a Darkroom Door Quote stamp and create a project. Could be a card, scrapbook page, mix media ~ you choose.

The background is created by cleaning my brayer on a clean journal page.  There is also some Gel Press practice deli papers on this also.  I used one of the new stencils by Darkroom Door
 called 4 X 6  Ferns.

The Quote stamp used is called Creativity.   
No supply list was made when creating this, just having fun creating.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Try It Tuesday ~ ABC Album

Hi guys!!!
I have an ABC Album to share with you. It is created using a
 Creative Memories 8" X 8" album.
I have made each one of my grands an ABC album so this is no. 6 for Jeremy
 who will be turning 3 years old this year and can probably already read all of these words :) 
Hopefully there is one or two he doesn't know.

My process:
I first create all the letters of the alphabet and numbers~

The next step was selecting photos and the words.  Coming up with words that will go with the photos is challenging!!!

Then I start putting the pages together, leaving the words to last.  I then I create a Word doc. and type in the words, print out and then cut into small strips, making labels to go near the photo or sticker.

Then I turn this bad boy on and emboss the album, front and back~

And last,  here is a sample of the some of the finished pages~

This project took me a little over 3 days to create, kinda made me sad because it will probably be the last one I make.  I sure hope he enjoys it and knows I love him!!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, January 26, 2018

Tool tag with new tools by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a tag showcasing some of the newly released chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps.  This tag shows one of the new tools set.   It comes with a hammer and hand saw.  They are easy to add color to.  So many options~

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The hand saw is stamped with pigment ink and embossed with clear coat embosing powder.  I did each end seperately, the handle and then the blade part.  The bottom tools are from stamps and are added to support the sentiment on the tag.   Clear Scraps have tons of chipboard shapes that work well on cards, craft projects and scrapbook pages.   I am loving the sea shells and the stars.

Here is a look at all the new scripted words and embellishment chipboard releases!!
Check them out!!!!

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: chipboard tag
Clear Scraps: tool set chipboard
Pattern paper, stamps, ink, embossing powder, embellsihments

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

December surprise with Darkroom Door and Stampington!!!

Hi guys!!
This past month I had a really awesome surprise.  Not expecting this at all~ 
but this happened.

I have submitted before with no luck!!!
But this time I got a card published and wanted to share it with you.

Supplies used:
Ink:Ranger/Archival Jet Black
Ink: Ranger/Distress
Paper: Authentique
Accents: Buttons Galore & More
Glitter pen: ZIG/Wink of Stella

the stampers' sampler by Stampington & Co.
Thanks for letting me gush!!!!
See ya soon~

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

House Pallett Decor by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with one of the new Pallett designs by Clear Scraps.  I got to create with the House Pallett and loved how easy it was to put together and decorate.  It is a blank canvas and you get to design your creation.


Lay out the wood boards to create the house.   Glue the pointed board, on the back of the house (matching up to the pointed roof) .  Let dry.
Decide on paint color and paint the front of the house pallett.
Free hand or use a stencil for the Ivy, that is along the side and on the top corner.

Paint the chipboard piece " Life is Good"  and glue it next to Ivy cluster. Speckle the cluster area with black and white acrylic paint.  Attach clip to center of pallett (that will hold the photo) and let it dry.   Add die cuts and/or stickers to border and showcase the photo.  Because a clip is being glued in the midddle, photos can be changed out as desired making updating photos a breeze!!!

To add a hanger to the piece ~ run jute or twine in between the wood and the back board.  Tie off.

Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Home Decor/ House Pallett
Clear Scraps: Chipboard word / Life is Good
acrylic paint
clip (to hold photo)
die cuts and stickers

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mason Jars ~ Take Ten style with Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have more cards to share that were done in the Take Ten style that we all love.
  I used the Mason Jar Frame Stamp, by Darkroom Door, to create three cards
 with a different point of view.
I paired the sentiment stamps to reflect the contents of the Mason Jar.

The first card says " friends forever"
The middle card says "just for you"
The third card says "friendship"

Suppplies used:
Ink: Ranger: Archival
Twine: Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, January 12, 2018

Carved Caravans by Darkroom Door published in Take Ten~

Hi guys!
I have some fun and easy vintage trailer cards to share using the 
Carved Caravans by Darkroom Door.

These cards are stamped with no layers.  The perfect little card to tuck in a gift bag.
  Easy and quick but so cute!!!
They were also published in Take Ten!

Supplies used:
Ink: Ranger Archival
Cardstock: white and black (for matting)
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Try It Tuesday~junkin'

Hi guys!!
I have some junkin' stuff to share today.  It was given to me to create with. 
So perfect for that.  Odds and ends that are to cute to throw away.

I'll never turn down buttons :)

Stack of flour and muslin sacks. These will be great to create on using the gel-press, acrylic 
paint and stencils.  Can't wait!!

This is a beauty!! It is a large, well loved paint brush.  It will be fun to alter this!!!

Tie tags!! They look cool on projects.

Thread spools, you can never have to many!!! A crafting staple if you ask me.
Thanks for stopping in
 and be looking for what I create with this very cool stuff!!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mini Clipboard with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a cute and simple mini Vintage Clipboard, by Clear Scraps, that is perfect to showcase that one special photo.  Let me show you~

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Pattern paper was attached to the back of the clipboard, after the protective film was removed from both front and back of the clipboard.  Layer coordinating papers on the front, with die cuts and things of interest.  Chipboard stickers look great and add dimension to the project.

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The chipboard word " Road Trip" by Clear Scraps was inked and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The word "Road Trip" was attached, under the photo, on the front of the clipboard with strong glue.

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The clipboard is acrylic and very light weight, so displaying it on a small easel worked perfect.  Twine was added to the top clip for added color.  Already to give to my grandson!

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Mini Vintage Clipboard
Clear Scraps: Chipboard script word "Road Trip"
other: pattern paper (to layer on front of clipboard), chipboard stickers, ink for shading, twine, embossing powder and ink.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member>