Arts & Crafts Resume

Resume of Connie Hyde Mercer

Current Teams:
Darkroom Door /Contributing Artist (January 2015 to present) 
Joy Clair (January 2019 to present)
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (January 2020 to June 2020)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (January 2020 to present)  
                                                                          
Teaching Experience:
Creative Memories Consultant  (2000-2007)
Craft Crossing, Gonzales, TX ~ (March 2010 ~ June 2016)


Design/Creative Team: Past
Creative Memories (January 2006 to June 2006) Idea Book Committee ~ dissolved committee
AC Bailey Designs (September 2008 to December 2009) store closed
heART of Scrapbooking ( Oct. 2010 to December 31, 2010) store closed.
Debby's Designs ( Jan. 1, 2011 to June 2011)
The Paper Bakery (Aug 2011 to Dec 2011)
Epiphany Crafts (March 2011~February 2012) two terms
Helmar Adhesive 2011 Design Team (May 1, 2011 ~ April 30,2012) two terms
Ready, Set, Create Magazine {bi-monthly e-zine} ~ staff (July 2010 to Oct. 3, 2011)
Article: Wrights rick rack ~ Oct/Nov 2010
Exclusive: Debby's Designs ~ Oct/Nov 2010
Article: Sweet Dreams Designs ~ Dec 2010/Jan 2011
Article: Lemonade Sun ~ Feb/March 2011
Article: Clearsnap ~ April/May 2011
Article: Um Wow Studio June/July 2011
Tutorial: Gluebers by Cosmo Cricket~flowers~Aug/Sept. 2011
Tutorial: Satin flowers ~ Oct./Nov. 2011
ScrapStreet Magazine ~street writer (June 2011 to June 2012)
Article: Embracing Ephemera ~ October 2011
Article: Gone but not Forgotten ~ January 2012
Article: Deceived  Pg. 6 ~ April 2012
Article: Beautiful to you  Pg. 6~ July 2012
The Play Date Cafe (August 2012 to Oct 2012)
Vintage Street Market (Jan 2012 to May 2013)             
Recipe card: Bingo Card  
Recipe card: Family Fun notepads
Vintage Street Market Christmas Idea Book 2012  (Cover)
Jenni Bowlin Studios ( Oct. 1, 2012 to September 30,2013) ~ 1 term
Avocado Arts (Feb. 2013 to February 2014) ~ 1 term
The Curtsey Boutique (Etsy shop) ( October 2013 to September 2014)
Darkroom Door (Jan 2013 to December 2014) 
Avocado Arts ( March 2014 to Dec 2014) Honorary DT member ~
A Jillian Vance Design ( Nov. 2015 and Dec. 2015) ~ resigned
S.e.i. (Nov. 2015 to Nov. 2016) 
Darkroom Door (January 2015 to June 2016) ~ Contributing Artist
Whisker Graphics (September 2016 to February 2017) ~DT member
Darkroom Door (February 2017) ~ Contributing Artist
Buttons Galore & More (June 2017 to November 2017)
Darkroom Door (June/July 2018) ~ Contributing Artist
Quick Quotes (January 2015 to December 2018)
Darkroom Door (February/March 2019) ~
Contributing Artist
Paper House Productions (April 2019 to June 2019)
Darkroom Door (July/August 2019) ~
Contributing Artist
Clear Scraps ( September 2013 to September 2019) ~ 6 years
DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program Member (Nov. 2016 to 2018) 

Guest Designer:
Top Shelf Memories - May 2010
Debby's Dare Blog - July 19, 2010
Darkroom Door ( Rubber Stamp Co. in Australia )
                            ( May 31, 2011/June 4, 2011)
                            (October 2011/December 2011)
                            (August 13, 2012)
Skipping Stones Designs~June 2012 
A Bit of Pink Heaven ~ Aug 24, 2012 http://abitofpinkheaven.blogspot.com/2012/09/art-challenge.html
ScrapFriends ( SB'ing store in Australia ) ~ Nov. 15, 2012  with JBS team  
The Play Date Cafe~ Dec. 20, 2012 with JBS team
Avocado Arts~Jan. 2nd and Jan.8th, 2013
Casket ( SB'ing store in Japan ) ~ March 7, 2013 with JBS team  http://blog.scrap-casket.jp/p/blog-page.html
JBS Mercantile kit club (March 2013) ~
The Play Date Cafe ~ April 4, 2013 with JBS team
Scrap Around the World~ (South Africa) with Darkroom Door ~May 23, 2014
http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com/2014/05/awesome-guest-design-team-inspiration.html
Epiphany Crafts~(August 2014~Dec 2014) Guest Designer
S.E.I. ~ December  22 ~ 23, 2014  http://seilifestyle.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-decor-shadow-box-tag-garland.html
Read This / Jenni Bowlin's Blog ~ March 3, 2015 ~The Magpie Box ~ http://jennibowlin.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-march-magpie-box-with-connie-mercer.html
Creating Made Easy Kit Club/Clear Scraps ~ September ~ October 2015
A Jillian Vance Design ~ September ~ October 2015 
A Jillian Vance Design ~  Jan. 2016
Creating Made Easy Kit Club/Clear Scraps ~ December 2016 ~ February 2017
Creating Made Easy Kit Club/Clear Scraps ~ April 2018
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L ~ October 2019-December 2019


Guest Blogger
Kalon Women:
 Nature on the Ranch Oct. 20, 2010
 Flowers pop up!  Oct.26, 2010
Shimelle.Com : 5 diecut papers~5 different ways (Jan. 28, 2011)   http://www.shimelle.com/paper/888/five-ideas-with-die-cut-papers/
The Country Chic Cottage May 25, 2012 http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2012/05/guest-post-crafty-goodies.html
D's Paper Studio  June 4, 2012  http://debbysdares.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-month-new-challenge-new-sponsor.html
D's Paper Studio  November 5, 2012  http://debbysdares.blogspot.com/2012/11/welcome-guest-connie-mercer-with-crafty.html
Shimelle.Com : 5 ways to use mini pattern papers (March 15, 2013) http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1672/five-creative-ways-to-use-mini-pattern-paper-by-connie-mercer/
Big Picture Classes (Organizing FUNdamentals) April 26-27, 2013 http://www.craftygoodies.com/2013/04/organizing-fundamentals-class-welcome.html
Shimelle.Com: Sketch example ~June 21, 2014
http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1906/sketch-to-scrapbook-page-repeating-simple-shapes/
Bella Crafts Quaterly ( Repurposed yarn spool) August 28, 2014 ~ http://bellacraftsquarterly.com/repuposed-yard-spool-project



Publication:(Print)
Memory Makers ( The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages) 
Stain glass do over pg.15~ May 2011
the fruits of his labor pg.51~ May 2011
work * enthusiast pg.38~ May 2011
together (oh yes we can!) pg.184~ May 2011
pals ( most of the time) pg.176~ May 2011
biker dude pg.64~ May 2011
cookie mama pg.212~ May 2011
Being 30 today! pg.153~ May 2011

Stamping.Stationery.And Scrapbooking
1st Quarter 2012 ~  Sweet Surprise  Pg. 16
                               Egg Day Pg. 29
                               Spring in TX.  Pg. 33
2nd Quarter 2012 ~ My mommy  Pg. 11
                               Made in America  Pg. 60
3rd Quarter 2012 ~ Bubble ball  Pg. 9
                              Fun!  Pg. 24
4th Quarter 2012 ~ Thanksgiving layout ~ Pg. 29
                              Christmas card ~ Pg. 38
2nd Quarter 2013 ~ One Day ~ Pg. 59
3rd Quarter 2013 ~ Our Memories ~ Pg. 57
                              Nature Collection Container ~ Pg. 20
2nd Quarter 2014 ~ Letter "M" Decor piece  ~ Pg.17
                               4th of July in Indiana ~ Pg.40

Northridge Publishing
Create: Embellish Idea Book
    vintage tags Pg. 115  ( July 2012)
Create: Holiday Idea Book
    holiday tags Pg. 89 (October 2012)
Create: Vintage Idea Book
    silhouette book cover  Pg. 21( Jan 2013)
    printer block photo display Pg. 119 (Jan 2013)
Create: Embellish Idea Book
    vintage style layout Pg. 42 (May 2013)
Bead Trends Pg. 28-29 (June 2013)

Stampington & Company
Take Ten ~ flower card Pg. 65 (Autumn 2016)
Take Ten ~ bird set  (Winter 2017)
Take Ten ~ Different Point of View section (Spring 2017)
Take Ten ~ 9 cards (Summer 2017)
Take Ten ~ 5 cards (Autumn 2017)
Take Ten ~ 11 cards (Winter 2018)
Take Ten ~ Guest Artist /18 cards (Summer 2018)

the Stampers' Sampler ~ 1 card (Winter 2018)

Australian Publication 
Creative Paper craft ~ Darkroom Door set (Dec. 2016 vol.2)

France Publication 
Passion Scrapbooking ~ September issue 2017 

Other
Darkroom Door Product Catalog ~ (Aug 2015) / Releases 1 & 2/ Page 19
Darkroom Door Product Catalog~ (April 2016) / Releases 1 & 2/ Page 9 and 12
Clear Scraps~product label/acrylic Clipboard (2015)
Clear Scraps~product label/Family Mat (2015)
Clear Scraps~product label/Phone Stand (2016)
Clear Scraps~product label/Paisley Layering Stencil (2017)
Clear Scraps~product label/6" Stencil Sun Flowers (2017)
Clear Scraps~product label/ "Grandkids" birch wood frame (1-2018)
Clear Scraps~product label /Pallet Shapes birch wood (1-2018)
Clear Scraps~product label/ Wood Shape Album /Mason Jar (1-2018)
Clear Scraps~product label/ Farm House stencil collection (1-2019)
Clear Scraps~product label/4"X 6" stencils (1-2019)           


Published Works:(E-Zine)
Scrap n' Art Magazine (e-zine)
"One more time"  Vol 20 Sept 2012 {trend watch sec.}
Card (using Maya Road) July 2015

Scrapbook News & Review (SNR) (e-zine)
layouts~ (7) 2009
layouts~ (9) 2010
layouts~ (4) 2011
Feature Artist ~ July 13, 2012

Scrapbooking.com (e-zine)
layouts~ (6) 2009
layouts~ (6) 2010

Practical Scrapbooker (e-zine)
layouts~ (3) 2010

Published Works:(E-Zine) ~ no longer in publication
Scrapstreet.com (e-zine)
layouts~ (4) 2009
other (recycled) ~ (1) 2009
layouts~ (9) 2010
layouts~ (7) 2011  {Cover~Jan. 2011 "her bubbas"}
cards~ (1) 2011
other (recycled) ~ (1) 2012
layout~ (final issue tribute) Dec. 2012

Scrapstreet.com (e-zine) mini magazine
card ~(1) 2012

Ginger ScrapStreet (e-zine)
layouts~ (4) 2011 {Cover~July 2011"soaking wet"}
cards~ (1) 2011

Ready.Set.Create.com ( e-zine)
layouts~ (6) 2009
layouts~ (10) 2010
layouts~ (6) 2011 {Cover~ Aug/Sept 2011 "fresh squeezed sunshine"}
layouts~ (13) 2012
cards~ (5) 2012
other~ (6) 2012 altered, craft, mixed media

Making Memories for You.com (e-zine)
layouts~ (4) 2009
cards~ (1) 2009
other~ (3) mixed media 2009

Features:
Think Crafts! Dec.2, 2010
ScrapStreet Blog July 2, 2011
Nikki Sivils Blog July 9, 2011 ~Showcase on YOU!
The Paper Bakery Blog Sept. 11, 2011
Craft Gossip  Dec. 8, 2011 muffin tin (Darkroom Door)   http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/fun-idea-for-recycling-a-muffin-tin-into-a-christmas-decoration/2011/12/08/
Craft Gossip  Jan. 3, 2012  door knob (storage idea for tissue tape) http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/great-recycling-idea-decorative-tape-holder/2012/01/03/
Craft Gossip  Jan. 3, 2012  satin flower tutorial  http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com/tutorial-satin-flowers/2012/01/03/
Craft Gossip  Feb. 10, 2012  recycled flash cards  http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-flashcard-tags/2012/02/10/
Craft Gossip  May 14, 2012  make your own stick-pins (tutorial) http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com/tutorial-diy-colored-stickpins/2012/05/14/
Craft Gossip May 16, 2012  10 tags! http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com/show-tell-10-tags/2012/05/16/
Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog  March 20-22, 2012 Hybrid  scrapbooking with JBS/Homespun line
http://www.jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/03/jbs-digital-connie-mercer-hybrid.html
http://www.jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/03/and-another-hybrid-project-from-connie.html
http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/03/can-we-show-you-another-project.html 
Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog  June 12,2012  Hotel Key Board  http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/06/hotel-key-holder.html
Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog July 13, 2012  Wren Collection {SNR}
http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/07/connie-snr-featured-artist.html
Craft Storage Ideas July 9, 2012 craft room tour ~ 
http://craftstorageideas.com/studio-tour-with-connie-mercer/
reduce, reuse, upcycle   August 1, 2012 enamel lid repurpose project  http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com/2012/08/enamel-lid-to-home-decor.html
Jenni Bowlin inspiration Blog September 6, 2012 Hotel key Board  http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/09/sew-inspired-hotel-key-holder.htm
Nikki Sivils Blog September 26, 2012 ~ Showcaes on YOU { Rockport fun}
Avocado Arts October 4, 2012 ~ Amazing customer
Darkroom Door  Oct. 8,2012 ~Doilies cards  http://rachelgreig.typepad.com/darkroomdoor/2012/10/doilies-cards-by-connie-mercer.html#comment-6a00d83451812e69e2017c326b5723970b
Craft Gossip~Nov.21, 2012 Door knob photo holders 
http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-handle-photo-holders/2012/11/21/
Sizzix (UK) Blog with Darkroom Door~ July 13, 2013  cards
http://sizzixukblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/doilies-glassine-tattered-florals.html
Sizzix (UK) Blog with Darkroom Door ~ September 7, 2013 card
http://sizzixukblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/photobooth-picture-wheel-card.html
Scrapbook Expo blog~ October 25, 2013 with Clear Scraps (acrylic border)
http://www.weeklyscrapper.com/to-be-amazing/
Scrapbook Expo blog~ November 16, 2013 with Clear Scraps
http://www.weeklyscrapper.com/clip-board-dry-erase-board/
ScrapScene ~November 28, 2013 Darkroom Door
http://www.scrapscene.com/2013/11/christmas-card-a-day-day-14-3.html
Sizzix (UK) Blog with Darkroom Door~ November 30, 2013 Christmas Ornaments
http://sizzixukblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/vintage-christmas-picture-wheel-ornament.html
JBS Inspiration Blog~ December 20, 2013 Christmas Ornaments
http://www.jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2013/12/vintage-inspired-christmas-ornmant-by.html
Sizzix (UK) Blog with Darkroom Door ~ February 8, 2014
 http://www.sizzix.co.uk/blogs?id=51aef09dfb60b568a7000111
JBS Inspiration Blog~  February 28, 2014 ~ Vinatge Clip Art
http://www.jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2014/02/vintage-clip-art-by-connie-mercer.html
Craft Gossip~May 2, 2014  Clipboard stand
http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-vintage-clipboard-display/2014/05/02/
Paper Issues~June 4, 2014 ~The World is a Circle (theme)
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/06/take-me-out-to-ballgame-spotlight-on.html
Paper Issues~ June 25, 2014 ~ In The Navy (theme)
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/06/starry-vintage-friendship-set.html
Craft Gossip~July 3, 2014 ~ Spool Display & cow bell link
http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/thread-spool-patriotic-decoration/2014/07/03/
Paper Issues~ July 10, 2014 ~ Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet days of Summer (theme)
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-scoop-on-layers.html  
Paper Issues~ August 10, 2014 ~ Mix Tape with Hazel & Ruby
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/08/while-youre-waitinga-spotlight-on.html
Paper Issues ~ November 14, 2014 ~ Get Your Game On.
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/11/fan-feature-friday-get-your-game-on.html
Paper Issues ~ January 9, 2015 ~ Pop-ping the cork with Elle's Studio
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2015/01/fan-feature-friday-pop-ping-cork-1.html 
Paper Issues ~ January 23, 2015 ~ Say it ain't snow
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2015/01/fan-feature-friday-say-it-aint-snow.html
Paper Issues ~ May 29, 2015 ~ Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2015/05/fan-feature-friday-hooray-for-red-white.html
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ Spotlight (card) for June 2019

Other:
Craft Critque.com ~ April 2009 ~ recycled container
Dimensional Details ~( Nic Howard Class @ BPS ) - Week 13 included "Wow what a mom" in slide show! June 24,2010
Sketchbook Project 2011~submitted and completed sketchbook~residing at the "Brooklyn Art Library"
Home Shopping Network (HSN) ~ Bookmarks with Epiphany Crafts ~ June 15, 2011 @5:CST
Home Shopping Network (HSN) ~ Scrapbooking layout with Epiphany Crafts ~ Jan.10, 2012 @ 3am CST
Scrapscene ~ June 20, 2011  New Scrapbook Designers  http://www.scrapscene.com/2011/06/new-scrapbook-designers-74.html
Scrapscene ~ November 15, 2011 New Scrapbook Designers 
Tracy Weinzapfel Studios ~ Nov 18, 2011 ~showcased my glue caddy~
CHAS {Craft & Hobby Association Summer}July 2011 ~ made booth samples for Epiphany Crafts
CHAW {Craft & Hobby Association Winter} January 2012~ made card for Epiphany Crafts
Amanda Jones Designs /the vintage blog series (contributor) March 19-30, 2012
Scrapscene~Nov. 24, 2012   http://www.scrapscene.com/2012/11/speedlink-saturday-nov-24-2012.html
CHA {Mega Show} January 2014 ~ booth samples for Clear Scraps
CHA {Mega Show} January 2015 ~ booth samples for Clear Scraps
CHA {Mega Show} January 2016 ~ booth samples and booth props for Clear Scraps
Scrapbook Expo/Clear Scraps ~ April 14, 2016 (turquoise pattern)  Acrylic Telephone stand    
Scrapbook Expo/Clear Scraps~ April 25,  2016 Acrylic Tag box 
Association For Creative Industries /Creativation ~ January 2017 ~ booth samples for Clear Scraps
Make it Artsy (Whisker Graphics feature) 3/2017 ~ Trees and USA map created
by C. Mercer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tavx3q9JJ5o
Association For Creative Industries /Creativation ~ January 2018 ~ booth samples for Clear Scraps
Association For Creative Industries /Creativation ~ January 2018 ~ booth samples for Darkroom Door                                                                                                                    
Association for Creative Industries/Creativation ~ January 2019 ~ booth samples for Clear Scraps
Association for Creative Industries/Creativation ~ January 2019 ~ booth samples for
Darkroom Door
Sketchbook Project 2018~submitted and completed sketchbook~residing at the"Brooklyn Art Library"
Hochanda (craft shopping network in UK) with Darkroom Door ~ May 29, 2019
           
        card show samples (total of 9 cards)            
Hochanda (craft shopping network in UK) with Darkroom Door~ July 29, 2019
                   
card show samples (total of 3 cards)
Hochanda with Darkroom Door ~ November 6, 2019 card show samples (total of 5 cards)



 Contests: 
Scrapbooking.com - Pet Contest/layout winner/May 2010
Scrap it Forward - Dear Ole' Dad Contest/layout winner/June 21,2010  
City Craffter Challenge blog - Spotlight Artist  Oct.2011~week#76
Authentique: July Inspiration Color Challenge  ~Sept. 2012
http://blog.authentiquepaper.com/2012/09/september-inspiration-color-challenge.html
Craft Crossing (Bo Bunny) ~ winner 1st place ~ June 2013 scrapbooking layout
Lessology~ winner#38/Aug. 11, 2014~ http://lessology.blogspot.com/2014/08/lessology-challenge-38-sew-lovely.html
Paper Issues~ Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies Challenge ~ September 16, 2014 **winner**http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/09/winner-tell-me-dies-tell-me-sweet.html
Lessology ~ Top 3 #40 /September 15, 2014 ~ http://lessology.blogspot.com/2014/09/lessology-challenge-39-fluttering.html
Lessology ~ Top 3 #44 / March 16, 2015 ~ http://lessology.blogspot.com/2015/03/lessology-challenge-44-tick-tock-winners.html