Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Sale at Websters Pages!!

Celebrate Leap Day {BIG SALE!}

FrogHappy Leap Day!
There's something about Leap Day...something wonderful and fun...something inspiring in the whole idea of having a free day that on any other year, you wouldn't get.
We didn't want to let this Leap Day pass by without a celebration and a hop in the right direction...a hop straight toward documenting those big jumps you've taken in your life. The time you dove in, head-first, and didn't even plug your nose...
And we're going to do way of a very special 
LEAP DAY SALE! Click HERE to find out more about how you can save 29% off of orders of$29 or more on all pre-CHA W-2012 items!

Good Through Friday March 2nd!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sharing Quick Quotes newest line Tin Type!!

Good Sunday Morning to you all!  I am excited to you share with you my first project with the newest Quick Quotes collection, Tin Type.   I love the muted color scheme it uses with great graphics like gears, balloons and papers with diamond and chevron patterns.  

This is my layout I created with this amazing collection:
 As you can see I started with the Printer's Tray 12x12 Chipboard.  This comes in two pieces which is just great for the added dimension I so crave!  Ok I have to confess..I am covered in ink as I type this, lol!!  I started with the bottom piece of chipboard and inked all the edges with Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I wanted an aged kind of look to this frame so I decided to stamp and emboss a pattern here and there on the bottom piece of chipboard.  Once that was complete I inked the surface with Tahiti Powderpuff Chalking Ink, right over the embossing and everything, then I took a wet wipe and gently moved the ink around and off of the embossing, I love the patina look I got with this method!  For the top piece of the chipboard and the handle I embossed the surface completely to get a metal kind of look, the embossing powder had glitter in it so I love how it came out.

Then I began adding photos behind the chipboard and chose to add a vellum silhouette and a vellum color quote,  
Vellum Silhouette- Gears and the color vellum strip - These are the Best Times, which I cut in half and put part in one window and the rest on another, can be seen in greater detail above.

I loved playing with the Balloon 8x10 Chipboard and included both the gears and the balloon in my layout.  I decided to have the balloon disappearing off the edge of the paper so only included a portion of it (plus I want it to fit in his scrapbook :).  Some of the gears I covered in paper, the others and the balloon I inked first with Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink pretty much solid and then I lightly tapped some Tahiti PowderPuff Chalking Ink over the the speckled kind of look I got with it!!
I also added some additional embossing on the designs in the balloon chipboard as well:
And as a final touch I added a Frosted Butterfly by Quick Quotes!
I hope you enjoy my layout featuring Quick Quotes and my grandson Trevor, who last summer when we went camping at the beach fell off the bunk bed and hit the edge of the table with his forehead splitting it right open.  We jumped in the motorhome and headed for nearby Ventura to find someplace to stitch him up, getting lost every step of the way.  We finally found our way, got some liquid stitches and were back at the beach with in a few hours to continue our weekend vacation.  Trevor was quite the trooper!!

Supplies used:
Quick Quotes
Inks - PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Amaretto, Baja Blue and Tahiti
Frosted Butterfly
Stampendous Embossing Powder
Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad
Alphas - American Crafts, Making Memories
Rangers Stickles

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ad's for Inspiration

Ever get in a creative slump?  Mojo on vacation?  Just need a jump start?

Happens to me frequently.  One thing that really helps is to find a print advertisement and lift the design!

Here is one that I did recently:
Lots of white space with this one....always a challenge for me, and I really loved the solid blue line running across the bottom, really tied it together for me.  So I decided I would work on a digital layout this time around.  I chose to use my Webster's Pages All About Me digital collection and this is what I came up with:
I flipped it a bit but I used the basic design.  It was a great way to restart the creative process :)

Webster's Pages converts all of their printed paper collections in to digital, did you know that?  Even the new ones that arent shipping yet....I love having the freedom to us whatever I want whenever I want over and over...the beauty of digital :)  Go to see Webster's Digital collections HERE

Have a create day!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Just wanted to share some Valentine goodies that I created this year :)

I recieved the Echo Park Yours Truly collection and paired it with my Epiphany Crafts epoxies to make these cards for my little Valentines :)

You'll have to forgive the cell phone photos of two of the cards as my camera is out getting serviced :)

Also I created this digital layout using Webster's Pages digital collections Sunday Picnic and Western Romance:
And happily shortly after I made this layout he asked my daughter to marry him :)

And lastly, I love to paint on rocks so I created these beach rocks using paint, papers, rub ons and my Epiphany Crafts epoxies and buttons:

Hope you have a great Valentines Day with your special person or peoples!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quick Quotes 2012 Design Team

I made the team!!  So stinking excited to create with the Quick Quotes product!!  Have you ever tried their inks????  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!  I got acquainted with their product at CHA a few years ago and made sure I visited that booth every year after, incredible make n takes, simply incredible!  Do make the effort to pop in next time you are at CHA, I promise you will be happy you did!  So this year I get to create with Quick Quote looking forward to that and I hope that you will follow me on this new journey :0)  And I thought maybe I would share with you some things that I cant wait to work with:

The new laser cut chip board!  So many possibilities with this...paint it, ink it, cover it with paper, use it raw!

And check this one out....a 12x12 chipboard layer that looks like a Printers Tray:

I really am loving the color combo in this new line of paper:

And of course I love the Vellum Quotes especially in color!

I thank you for coming by to visit my blog and I hope that you will come by often :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Park by Echo Park + Epiphany Crafts = Fun!!

Echo Park graciously traded product with Epiphany Crafts and I was the lucky recipient of  2 Echo Park generous and I have to say I love Echo Park!  Its so easy to create with the Echo Park papers!!

One of the collections I got was Winter Park, and though we have no snow in California and this year very little snow anywhere close I had to really stretch to find a photo for this fine collection...but I did find a great one!!  My mom and I went to Canada in the fall and we took some crazy pictures....that's what happens when you are gone 15 days I guess, LOL!!
 I couldn't resist creating a "scene" with this collection!  Tearing that paper just felt good, lol! Oh and yea...that's my mom, shes a great model for doing the crazy things I think of :)
 I used the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 buttons to make snowflakes.....perfect I say!!
And the bigger Epiphany Crafts Round 20 buttons made great snowflakes for the ground :)
I really love the pop of red in this collection!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #12

Friday Challenge #12
It's a Sketch!
We thought it would be fun to have a sketch challenge!  What do you think? 

Our friend Liz Qualman was so sweet and shared her lovely inspirational sketch with us for this challenge.

I got to work with the delicious new line Summer Samba, and the new embellishments (Chipboard and Frosted Dragonfly), and one of the fun new ink colors (Lemonade)
 I am in love with the cute little flip flops Chipboard...what fun they are to alter!! I inked the edges with the *new* color ink, lemonade!
 I would love to have a pair of these for real :)
 This is one of the *new* Frosted embellishments, I added some of the Lemonade ink to it to help it stand out a bit.
 When I do some fussy cutting I love to have it stand out a bit from the background, I did it with these flowers by cutting into the flowers and bending them a little away from the background.  You could also add some foam adhesive spots to get some dimension.
Quick Quotes Product:
Paper - Summer Samba 100, 200, 300, 400
Chipboard - Beach 8x10
Ink - Lemonade Powderpuff Chalk Ink
Frosted Dragonflies
Vellum - Color,  the Contagious, Bubbling Laughter of a Child
Stickles - Ranger
Gems, Ribbon - Stash
Alpha, My Little Shoebox, Authentique

The Challenge: 
  • Using the sketch, take inspiration and create a project.
  • You can create a layout, card, mini album or altered art, just use the sketch as your inspiration.
  • We know what you like to do with a sketch so go ahead, flip it, rotate it and tweek it as you are inspired, just have fun with it!
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
Challenge begins today and will be open until 11:59 pm PST on the 25th.

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 fave' button to display at their own blogs + everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.

Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop at !!!
(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)
To play upload your project to the link on the Quick Quotes blog HERE. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post)
Cant wait to see all the different takes on the sketch.....and wow what a generous prize!!!!