Friday, May 4, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day with Quick Quotes

We're excited to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with our Quick Quotes friends and fans!  What better way than to have a fun blog hop!!!  During our hop you will see inspiration from all of the Design Team for our current blog challenge.  Please visit the blog for full details how to play along with our challenge.
This month's challenge is fussy cutting! Yep, cutting out some of those little details found in the graphics of the papers.  This allows you to create some dimension and texture by inking the edges....with none other than the fabulous Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks, using pop dots to raise the cutting on the layout and layering the cut outs over other items including the photo.

This is the layout I created for this challenge:
I used the Summer Samba line here.....which has the best flowers to fussy cut!!  Flowers are usually the go to item for me to fussy cut because you can do so much with them!  In this case I cut a bunch of flowers out, cutting the petals loose too, then I inked the edges with Mango Mai Tai and on the bigger flowers I curled the petals around a pencil, the smaller I crumpled and straightened back out.  When adhering the flowers to the layout itself I created clusters by layering and raising some up with pop dots.
The Quick Quotes PowerPuff Chalking Inks are a to die for product, I use them....alot!!  The flourishes are actually taken from a larger Die Cut, The Whimsical Tree, I just trimmed off what I needed, used the Limeade and Green With Envy inks.  The finish on the inks is amazing, so soft and powdery!

If you have followed the sequence in order, you are done and its time to head back to the Quick Quotes blog!
Here is the hop sequence just in case you get lost along the way!  


Now what's a Blog Hop without a fun prize?!!!  Since we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day (annnd 6,000 fans over on Facebook!) we are all set to give away a grab bag full of crafty Quick Quotes goodness!   For sure it will contain some PowderPuff Chalk Inks as they are our featured product for May!
How to win? 
  • Leave a comment on each of the Designer's blogs
  • Come on back to the Quick Quotes Blog and leave a comment with your favorite project or tip from the hop
  • Be a follower of the Quick Quotes blog, get an extra entry if you refer a friend to be a new follower!
  • Hop is open for comments until Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm. 
Happy Hopping!

27 comments:

Fluffy said...

Love all the flowers! Great layout Tx

TanishaRenee said...

Love it!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the fussy cutting of the flowers for a pretty dimension look. Summer Samba is my fav also.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathy said...

I love pop dots too. I agree they are great for layering.

silvia said...

Gorgeous page!! LOVE the bright colors!!

Maria said...

pretty

Liz said...

Great Demension on the layout....
I miss you and everyone else xoxox

Cathy said...

gorgeous fussy cutting and layering..wow! love it!

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous, Your fussy cutting is so great and I love the inked edges. What a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous layout! Love how you used all the flowers! Really wonderful!

Terri H. said...

Very cute layout. The flowers and swirls are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

SandiB said...

This layout is amazing. Love how you clustered the flowers and used pop dots to give dimension. This is one of my favorite lines. LOVE IT!!!

trixr4kids said...

You know, I am really starting to love this Samba line. The colors are bright & fun & oh so wonderful. I am so impressed and amazed by the talent of all of you ladies! I adore how you used the vellum quotes and fussy cut the flowers. Thank you all for sharing your ideas and projects. Just super!

ShelleyJo said...

Beautiful layout!!

Kaeluh said...

Beautiful colors. Blends perfectly. I'm envious!

jrugg said...

Beautiful layout!

Alwayscharlie said...

Those flowers and flourishes look terrific! Thanks for sharing your page!
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Suzy said...

Love this layout Julie. Pure happiness! :) Your DT teammate Suzanne

rlovew said...

Love the cut out details on your page.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Julie this is wonderful! I just realized that not only did you use fussy cutting on here, but you created your own flourishes with the Tree! -- Clever girl! Love it!!!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Fabulous layout Julie! Summer Samba is one of my favorites! Your fussy cut flowers are fabulous.

deegee said...

Great layout. Flourishes are a nice touch!

Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

I too love to curl and crumple my flowers to give them extra texture. The flourishes were "da bomb"!

Julia Bohler said...

This turned out beautifully!
The flowers appear more 3-D when they are texturized as you have on this LO! Great Job!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your 3S flowers, and such a beautiful layout!

eunice said...

Love how the flowers enhance the photo and draw your attention in.

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