Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stargazer with Paper House Productions~


Hi guys!!
 I'm so excited to share my first project creating with
 Paper House Productions amazing products.  I had the opportunity to
 use the Stargazer Collection and it is
 pretty cool ~ on so many levels!!!!

I used cardstock stickers, washi, die cut paper and border paper all
from the Stargazer Collection.  Makes it really
 easy to create a good looking page.

A filmstrip was created from the die cut images that are in
 the Stargazer Collection.   You can easily create the filmstrip look
 from paper or a filmstrip stamp.  The journal strips were created in Word, trimmed
into strips and then adhered to the page.
Check out the Paper House Productions Blog for all the details~

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, April 15, 2019

Quick Quotes & Joy Clair~ scrapbooking!

Hi guys!!
Glad to be back~
I did a scrapbook page using the new paper from Quick Quotes and added some
Joy Clair stamps, for embellishments.  Hope you like~

This one is done very simple~
I had one focal photo and so it was made the star of the page.  Papers
were layered behind the photo for dimension.  Added in the colored stamped
 images for embellishments. Added title and  wrote the story. 



Products used:
Quick Quotes: Hibiscus Collection
Joy Clair: Blessed Harvest
Scrapbook Adhesives
stickers
alcohol markers
Archival ink/Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, April 8, 2019

Card set created with Clear Scraps!


Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog I have created three (4" X 4")
cards using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Stencil by Clear Scraps.
The butterfly seemed so perfect to help bring in Spring!


The card front is created on canvas using stamps, distress oxide ink and the
Swallowtail Butterfly stencil.  The canvas was then matted on white
 cardstock and then a folded Kraft card base.  Vintage lace and buttons, along
 with the sentiment, was added to complete the card.

Check out the Clear Scraps stencils, they carry many stencils that would
be excellent for this card design.

Thanks for stopping by~




Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Whale card with Joy Clair!


Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog.  I will be showcasing the
"I think you're S'whale" set by Joy Clair


This is such a cute set and I love the play on words!!!  You will surely
 get some laughs on some of these sentiments.  Perfect for friends!

This card was created using Distress Oxide to get desired background.
I used several different blues and kept adding them until the ocean look
appeared.  The sand is two different brown tones from the
 Distress Oxide ink colors.  The sea moss was stamped out on white cardstock
and then cutout.  Sea shells were stamped in the sand.
 The sentiment and twine were added to the bottom of
the card. to complete the swimming in the ocean with a
smiling whale.
Such a fun set to create with!!!

Thanks for stopping by~


Friday, April 5, 2019

Wood Mini Pallet Shapes, ideas with Clear Scraps!!!

Hi, guys!!!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps blog.  Today
I will be showing you some ideas for the Wood Mini Pallet Shapes.
I used the Bunny and the Mason Jar.  For details check out the
Clear Scraps blog.~
These were painted with acrylic paint, sanded down and then the
 6" Plaid Stencil by Clear Scraps was applied.
Mini Bunny Pallet Shape and Mini Mason Jar Pallet Shape  

Here is a couple more examples of how these Mini Pallets can be decorated
and added to projects or used as a stand alone embellishment.  So many ideas!!

Thanks for stopping by~



Thursday, April 4, 2019

Special Needs by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!!
I found a new stamp company with the help of a blogger friend (Heidi)
 and wanted to share my projects with you.
The stamps are by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and this is Heidi's post at
My Little Stamping Blog  that made me want these stamps.
Check it out~
Here is what I created using these awesome special needs stamps.



The reason. Love these kids so much!!
Other products used:
Darkroom Door: stamps and stencils
Clear Scraps: stencils
Distress Oxide
modeling paste
Authentique paper
cardstock
stickers
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A DIY project with Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!
It's my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog.  I have a DIY project to share
 along with instructions.  Clear Scraps have a line of wood products that make
home decor and DIY projects a piece of cake.

The key board was created out of scrap lumber and a vintage road map.  A little
paint and glue, a few cup hooks and some DIY products by Clear Scraps and
 your ready to go.  I used the Wood Script Word "journey" and a couple
 of the mini pallet shapes by Clear Scraps.
 
Check out my full tutorial on the Clear Scraps Blog.
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, April 1, 2019

Color By Faith Blog Hop with Joy Clair!




Hi, Connie here with an art journal page, using two of the Joy Clair stamps sets from the Color By Faith Collection.  One of the sets is from the new release called Blossom and the other is called Prayer Warrior.  Joy Clair stamps are designed to go together when creating a project, so keep that in mind.  Grab a stamp from different sets and mix it up.

I started by using a background I had cleaned my roller on.  Vintage paper was added along with some watered down paint.  Stencils were added with modeling paste for dimension. The cactus images were stamped, in random spots, and then colored with acrylic paint.


The cactus images were outlined with white acrylic paint.  The sentiments were stamped with black archival ink and then highlighted, using a water brush, with Distress Oxide ink.  This was done on watercolor paper.  The edges of the watercolor paper were torn and then adhered to vintage book paper.  The inside of some of the letters were highlighted with green watered down acrylic paint.

Blossom by Joy Clair
Products used:
Joy Clair: Blossom and Prayer Warrior
Clear Scraps: 6" Diamond Stencil and 6" Plaid
DecoArt paint
DecoArt modeling paste
Vintage paper
Beacon Decoupage 
Ink: Distress Oxide

Blog Line Up~
Joy Clair Blog
Martha Lucia Gomez
Connie Hyde Mercer  ****you are here****
Angie Cimbalo
Karen Letchworth
Jessica Kaiser
Monica Maier
Kerry Urbatch
Donna Idlet
Betz Golden
Lindsay Adreon
Ceal Pritchett
Jowilna Nolte
Helen Gullet

Giveaway Information~
To celebrate the Color by Faith Blog Hop, Joy Clair Stamps is giving away a $25 Gift Card to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm ET 04-05-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on Joy Clair Blog on 04-30-2019


Thanks for stopping by~



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Stencils with Clear Scraps!!

Hi guys!!
It's my turn on Clear Scraps and I'm using some of their
 amazing stencils to create a page in my art journal.  So fun!! They
have great stencils and lots to chose from too.

I have all the details plus some more photos on the Clear Scraps blog.  I hope
you will check it out and check out their stencils.
Products used:
Clear Scraps: 3 x 12 border stencils/ in his time, checker board, peace be still and cup over flows.
Clear Scraps:6"stencils/plaid,stars and heart wallpaper.
Ink: Distress Oxide and Archival
Paint: DecoArt
Stamp set: Joy Clair/Refuel My Soul

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Journal page with Joy Clair

Hi guys!!
I'm over at the Joy Clair Blog today.  I have a journal page to share
 using the Reckless Love Stamp set by Joy Clair.  I really love this set.
It comes with beautiful flowers and leaves.  Very pretty images to build on!

The sentiments are really special and coordinate with the
 stamp images perfectly!


Reckless Love
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will ease on over to Joy Clair's Blog
 and tell them you came to find out the details on the journal page
 and the Reckless Love stamp set.

Connie

Friday, March 22, 2019

March Challenge on Darkroom Door Inspiration FB Page~

Hi guys!!
 I'm sharing my take on the March Challenge over on the
Darkroom Door Inspiration FB Page.  It is not to late to make a card~
The challenge is to make a card or project using a watercolor technique.
Examples are on the Darkroom Door Inspiration FB page.
#darkroomdoormarchchallenge
These were created using Archival ink (3 different colors), applying ink
 to the stamp and then spritz with water and stamp on
 Mix Media type cardstock.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Feathers, Stitched Borders and Love Birds
Label punch
Archival Ink

This is the second card I created using the same technique.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Box Brownies,  Carved Leaves Vol.1, Portrait Inchies (new release)
and Whimsical Words.
Darkroom Door: Spanish Tiles / background (new release) and
 Filmstrip Stamps (new release).Archival ink
Mix Media type cardstock
Thanks for stopping by~


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Carved Leaves Small Stencil by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
This is the last of the work I did for Darkroom Door recently.
I had the opportunity to work the new Carved Leaves Small Stencil.  I created
four different cards using different techniques.
You can see step out photos and instructions, on all four
cards, on the Darkroom Door Blog.








These are created differently, but one thing in common, the fun I
 had creating with this 5" X 7" stencil.  Darkroom Door has many stencils, large and small and they are all super cool.  Check out the cool stencils.
Thanks for stopping by~


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Anniversary Sentiment Stamps by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have one more card to share using the Anniversary Sentiment stamps
 from Darkroom Door. 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Arrows Background Stamp using Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on white cardstock.
2. Adhere the background to yellow cardstock with dimensional foam squares.
3. Adhere the card front to a folded white cardstock base.
4. Stamp the Motorcycle and one section of the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.
5. Trim the Bold Arrow out.
6. Trim the Motorcycle to a rectangle shape and mat on blue cardstock.
7. Stamp the Bold Arrow in Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and trim out.
8. Adhere the Motorcycle rectangle to the card front.
9. Adhere the blue and red Bold Arrow to the card front.
10. Adhere the yellow Bold Arrow over the other two Bold Arrows with dimensional foam squares.
11. Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
12. Emboss with clear coat embossing powder.
13. Mat sentiments on blue cardstock and adhere to card front.
14. Spackle card front with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
15. Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and the straight stitch stamp along the left side of the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Stamp Set
                                                       Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Blueprint Sketch and Mustard Seed
Embossing powder: clear coat
To see all four cards created using the Sentiment Stamps go to the
 Darkroom Door Blog.
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, March 15, 2019

Deco Shape Pallet Art with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog today.  I'm sharing the med. Deco Pallet 
Shape with a wood word quote.  Really pretty!!
I have a step by step tutorial on how this was created.



All the details are over on the Clear Scraps Blog.  I hope you will take a look
 and let them know you came from Crafty Goodies:)
********
Products used:
Clear Scraps: Deco Medium DIY Pallet Shape
Clear Scraps: 6" Plaid stencil
acrylic paint
Beacon 527
paper ribbon

Connie

Monday, March 11, 2019

Anniversary Sentiment Stamps ~Bookmark!!

Hi guys!
I have a fun project using the Anniversary Sentiment stamps by Darkroom Door
I combined it with the Tag set and constructed a book mark.
 Let me show you~


Here is a chart on how the tag stamps was used and cut~

Basically your are lengthening the tag to the length of the Anniversary
 Sentiment Stamps.
Highlight the sentiments you want to use on the tag.
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fun & Games Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Red Geranium

Friday, March 8, 2019

New stamps with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
 I have been creating with some of the newly released
 stamps by Darkroom Door.  This one is the Anniversary Sentiment Stamps.
This stamp is designed to either cut each sentiment apart or keep
 the stamp whole.  I have kept mine whole because I can always stamp
 the entire image and cut out the sentiment I want to use on my project.
The details of how the cards were created are on the Darkroom Door Blog.
Check it out~
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil Set
Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Birthday 10th Anniversary Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Acrylic paint: yellow & black (splats)
old toothbrush  

Thanks for stopping by~