Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Try It Tuesday ~Tagging Family Heirlooms!

Hi guys!!
I started doing this tagging of family heirlooms
 or just cool stuff you want your kids to know the scoop
about.  I had a stamp made saying: belonged to __________.
It will take me years to do this but I'm starting~
I used white tags and then stamped them with the stamp.  I wrote special
 notes on the back of the tag, if I had anymore information.  On one of the
 tags I wrote the story of how I got the item. 
  Not sure if my kids or grands will find this system helpful when the
 time comes for my things to get new homes, but I'm enjoying remembering
the when and why of these special family items.
Kinda cool if you ask me~
Thanks for stopping by~

Bossy Joscie made the stamp.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Check out this Gem with Paper House Productions~

Hi guys!!
I have more to share from the Stargazer Collection by
Paper House Productions.  This is such a beautiful collection.
Using the Gemstone papers I created this scrapbook page 
of my granddaughter experiencing the Indiana Page Program
for a day. 
The border papers were used to create a focal for the page.  The
gemstone border paper was highlighted by trimming around the stones.
The papers look so real and doing this really showcased the gemstone
border paper.
The cute mini banner was very easy to create using the Night Sky Paper in
the Stargazer Collection.This collection is full of craftiness!!! The sky is the limit.
All the details, on this project, are on the Paper House Productions Blog.
Check it out~
I've got one more scrapbook page to share~
This was created using the left over scraps from the Stargazer Collection.  I had a few
cardstock stickers, a sheet and a half of paper.  This is what I came up with~

This is a good case for "don't  throw the bits and pieces out"
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 26, 2019

Joy Clair and The Cutting Cafe ~

Hi guys!
 Joy Clair is partnering with The Cutting Cafe this month.  You will see some really cool projects created, using cutting files and Joy Clair stamps.  I had the opportunity to create with the Assorted Bag Toppers set.  The file comes  with 8 assorted bag toppers, 4 assorted bags and 1 LARGE bonus topper.  I printed out, on cardstock, the images that I wanted to create with and then hand cut the image out.  If you have a cutting machine, no worries ~ The Cutting Cafe has you covered.  

The products pair together perfectly!!!  The bags and toppers are very easy to work with.  The bags were stamped with Joy Clair stamps and then colored with alcohol markers and ink pads (Blessings box only).

These files were so fun to create with.  I have lots of ideas for these cut file bag and toppers file.  You could easily add candy, to the bag, and decorate with kids in mind.  These were created with more of a vintage style and decor (small gift item) inspiration in mind.

The topper was created using the top of the topper file by The Cutting Cafe and stamped with Easter Greetings by Joy Clair.

This one is using the topper file by The Cutting Cafe and stamped with Easter Greetings and Reckless Love by Joy Clair.  The images are colored using alcohol markers.  Each bag is stuffed with shredded paper and vintage bird eggs or a vintage velveteen decorative bird.

This one is stamped with different colors of ink, to create the background, for the bag. The stamps used are UH-OH Ink Splatter and Spring Stroll by Joy Clair. The bag topper, by The Cutting Cafe, is used as a handle for the bag.  Each bag is splatted with white acrylic paint.
Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April Challenge on Darkroom Door Inspiration FB Page ~ embossing!

Hi guys!!
I have a fun scrapbook page to share, that was created for the
Darkroom Door FB challenge.  The challenge for April is ~embossing!!!
I embossed some stamped images and used them for the embellishments
of the page.

Stamps were used to create a mixed media type background.  Stamps are
 great to use like that!!!  Darkroom Door has many to choose from~
The embossed stamped images.  They were stamped using Distress Oxide and
 then embossed with a clear high gloss embossing powder.

Products used:
Darkroom Door/ stencils: Lrg. Mesh and Lrg. Diamonds
Ink: Distress Oxide
Stampers Anonymous: #hashtags
Scrapbooking Adhesive/foam squares
embossing powder/high gloss clear

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New hobby~succulents!!!

Hi guys!!
Kinda of changing it up~
I have been dabbling in succulents for about a year.  They are
 really addicting to try and grow them yourself.  I have
had a few successes at propagating but it is hard in the country.
Varmints are working against you all the time.
 You have raccoons at night and cats during the day.  They have
been dug up and turned over.  But I will overcome this~

I don't know all the names of the plants~
I just love to grow them and watch them take off.
Most of my plants are from clippings.
A couple of plants are all the way from Montana~ remember these?
Hens and Chicks from Montana 2017 ~I still have two:)
Big one is flap jack from a cutting~

The middle  pot ~ mother of  thousands  Bought this one didn't even know what it was.
It was one I have been wanting  ( remember having these in a flower bed at our family home)

Most of these are called donkey ears. They are so fun.
 They get a new plant at the end of the leaf .

A cement flower pot that was from my folks house.  Love it!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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
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
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~

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~