Hi Connie!

With all that's being on around Debby's Dare I didn't not want you to miss one of our Queens of the heART of Scrapbooking.

I love Connie's projects (pssst...she is being published in ScrapStreet.com Magazine using 3 of Debby's Design Tags...Congrats Connie!).  Connie Mercer's work continues to amaze me.  If you want more of Connie check out her blog Crafty Goodies.

Check out these projects...

Title: she loves to create

Supply list:
Cardstock: American crafts/Forrest Weave
Pattern paper: Graphic45/Steampunk Debuntante Collection
Letter stickers: American Crafts/AdornIt
Embellishments: Jillibean soup, bazzill basics, 7gypsies tags
Miscellaneous: buttons, trim, stick pin, felt heart.

1. I double matted my cardstock to my inside pattern paper after cutting off 1/2" on two sides of the pattern paper.
2. I then took a die cut piece of paper and made a pattern and then cut my shape out of the Steampunk pattern paper. I used half of the shape~then machine sewed a stitch around the shape.
3. Then adhered the shaped paper to my double matted base piece.
4. I had left over pieces from cutting the middle paper down and used them as a border on top of the adhered shaped piece.
5. I printed out 4 black in white photos on a 4"x 6" ( Picasa) and then cut it down the middle side ways ` to make the strip of photos.
6. I then printed out in color the one I wanted to showcase.
7. I loved the "off" the page look so I adhered them down and then cut them then added the 4th picture to the L hand corner.
8. Added my homemade flowers from some ribbon Debby sent me and sewed the button in for the center.

Hope you are inspired to try this!!!! and the butterfly's are hand cut from the paper!!! cool , right!!!

What about another awesome project?

Title: Hot Choc. Match Book

Supply List:
Cardstock: Kraft
Pattern paper: Graphic45/Steampunk Debutante Coll.
Embellishments: Graphic45 /tag,Tim Holtz/rosette flower
Miscellaneous: buttons,ribbon
Tools used: Tim Holtz die (rosette), Fiskars border punch

1. Cut your cardstock (you don't have to use Kraft) what ever you have that matches the Steampunk) to 4" x 12". So one sheet will make three!!
2. The inside cut for the pattern paper is 11 3/4" x 3 3/4" leaving enough for a border.
3. Fold 1" from the bottom thenfold top over and tuck in buttom fold and that is where your middle fold should be.
4. Adhere the bottom fold with adhesive or machine sew, making the pocket that will hold the hot choc. mix.
5. Place an eyelet in bottom middle close to the edge as you can get it and one on the top flap ~lined up with the bottom one. This will be how you tie it closed with your ribbon.
6. I used one of my Fiskars border punch and put a decorative edge on the middle strip of patterned paper and adhered to the front of the match book~right down the middle.
7. Then I made my rosette flower using the Tim Holtz die. You can use Primas or what you have also8. Just a side note~these go together quick and look so cute!!!

What about this one??

Title: Memo Frame

Supply List:
Pattern paper: Graphic45/Steampunk Debutante Coll.
Sticker letters: Making Memories
Miscellaneous: leaves/Bazzill Basics, buttons, Ranger/Rock candy and a Dry Erase Marker, 8 x 10 frame ( flat sides~so paper can be added)

Hi Everyone!!!! As I'm siting here at my computer typing I am thinking ~ this project can be done in Christmas paper for children to write their list to Santa on!!! Brilliant right!!! Ok enough lets get going ~ so I can tell you how fabulous easy this cutie is to make.

1. The first thing you need is your frame. Open it up and take out the light cardboard that comes with it ~ that is what I adhered my pattern paper to.

2. I decided on my design and did some machine sewing on it. Added some buttons and called it good.

3. I then cut strips of paper about 3/4" wide ( depending on the frame you use) and covered the front part of the frame.

4. I then cut out some of the darling flowers in this paper collection and clustered them at left bottom corner.

5. I added some Rock candy to the flowers and a butterfly I cut out of the paper also.

6. I then covered my dry erase pen with some matching paper.

7. and then I tried out!!!! I wrote all my "crafty" supplies I need on it. I need to make sure the right people see this!!! ha,ha. have a good one and I hope you enjoy this!!!!

Connie Mercer
Crafty Goodies

Thanks so much Connie...I love your creativity.

Reminder...Giveaway, giveaway, giveaway...scroll down to the post before this one to see the details.

Debby's Gratitude List
1.  three terrific friends
2.  making it through the holidays with Joy
3.  God's surprising gift for my family
4.  a good doctor's report for Tab
5.  Grace that abounds throughout my day


  1. Connie...these projects are fabulous! Some wonderful gift ideas as well! To top it off, you used my favorite Graphic 45 collection! Thank you very much!

    Have a great day! You too Debby!...Nancy :o)

  2. Wow! You've been busy! What great projects :)

  3. Beautiful projects and also so useful! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

  4. So creative! I love visiting your blog and see all the new things and ideas that you are working on!

  5. beautiful projects...love them!

  6. all the projects are just fab!

  7. OMG! There are so many fabulous ideas! I am totally inspired!

  8. I am making a scrapbook for a friends graduation any ideas?
    I have the actual scrapbook, some different kinds of stickers, and paper. i need ideas on how to start and to make it creative

    thank you


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