Friday, May 25, 2012

Families are Forever

Families.....that is what life is all about.  I am blessed to have the majority of my family close by and I get to spend lots of time with them.  Quick Quotes has some fantastic quotes printed on Vellum regarding Families, and make doing a layout so easy!!
I used the Quick Quotes line One Fine Day and isn't that Quote the best?  I love it!
I inked the edges of the vellum to give it a sort of frame or boarder, some dimension.  A little fussy cutting with the flowers in the corner helped to ground the photo by tucking the photo under them. 
I love to add little strips of boarders here and there to help the draw the eye around the layout, so remember boarders don't have to be full strips.  Tone on tone, boarders of one color on top of an area of the layout that is either the same color or one that is close, is also a great way to add texture...and dimension.
Another thing I love to do is to add my journaling on little strips, another way to ground the photo :)  I love Quick Quotes Die Cuts!!!  I added the little Fun Flowers after inking them with the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks, so simple and such a great touch.  I love the look of the inks when dry, they really do look soft like powder!
As I am working on a layout, it goes through several stages in my mind, initial design, bare basics, title, journaling and then, what is it missing?  On this layout the little touch I gave was the cute little banner flags under the trim.  Definitely one of my go to techniques lately, kind of just finishes it off.
And there you have family layout...of my oldest daughter and her family!

Paper - Quick Quotes, One Fine Day
Die Cuts/Chipboard - Quick Quotes, Fun Flowers
DragonFly Embellishment - Quick Quotes - Frosted DragonFlies
Vellum Quote - Quick Quotes, Families Are Tied Together
Ink - Quick Quotes, PowderPuff Chalking Inks, Mango Mai Tai, Bloody Mary, Blue Hawaiian
Trim, Doily - Stash
Punch - Fiskars

So good to spend time with you today....thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 18, 2012

For Jenna

So Jenna is getting a new a new house and she is not too happy about it.  Jenna doesn't like all.  So I thought I would make her a new sign for her new room, maybe it will make her smile a little and warm up to the idea :)
She is going to stay with her purple theme for her new room so the Quick Quotes Dreamscape line was perfect for her sign!

I applied the paper directly to a little scalloped plaque that I had in my stash and then sanded around the edges to give it a finished look.  I inked the edges of the plaque with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Limeade, a q-Tip worked great to get into the scallops.
I used the PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Purple Passion to stamp the cute little saying along the side of the so totally describes Jenna so it was the perfect touch!!  I added a Frosted DragonFly and just love what it adds to the little sign! The Chipboard is also from Quick Quotes and with that I just stamped more Purple Passion on the flower portion and Limeade on the stem/leaf area.  When stamping the chipboard I simply lie the chipboard onto my desk, which is covered in glass and press the pad directly onto the flat surface, it cleans up great with a wet wipe :)  I stamped the folded coffee filter under the purple flower with Limeade, Lemonade and Green With Envy.  And I couldn't find an Alpha in a color that matched very well so I chose a white alpha and stamped it with my Limeade Ink.....perfect match!!
I added Ranger Stickles to the stem and leaf portion of the flower and glossy accents to the flower itself and then sprinkled on some Sparkle Fibers.  I added Glossy Accents to my alpha as well.

I hope she loves this sign for her new room!!

Paper - Quick Quotes, Dreamscape
Chipboard - Quick Qutoes, Fun Flowers
Embelishment - Quick Quotes Frosted DragonFly
Ink - Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink, Limeade, Purple Passion
Flower - Webster's Pages
Trim - Webster's Pages
Pearl Trim - My Minds Eye
Tulle - glitz
Beads and Plaque - stash
Sparkle Fibers - ClearSnap
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Stickles - Ranger

thanks for spending time with me today :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day Mom.....

even though we are in Italy!!!!  I wonder if they celebrate there?  Anyway, I thought way ahead, gave you an orchid early because I know in a few years it will be out in the yard and beautiful.  I made you a card, with my Quick Quotes product because they have a beautiful purple line called Dreamscapes and purple is your favorite color.  And I made you a photo book of our New England/Canada cruise from last October......which I am sure you know I made a book and that it was for you since you brought in the mail and asked what it was, lol!!

So I wanted to share the beautiful card I made for you....right here, and wish you a wonderful Mother's Day where ever we are :)
Some detail:
Enjoy some time with your Mom today!!!
and Have a Happy Mothers Day!


Paper - Quick Quotes Dreamscape
Ink - Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink, Very Berry, Purple Passion
Chipboard - Quick Quotes, Whimsical Tree
Quote - Quick Quotes
Flower - Webster's Pages
Stick Pin - Webster's Pages
Punches - McGill, Martha Stewart
Stickles - Ranger
Brads & Alpha - stash

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!