Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mix and Match

Pin It Hi Donna here for Quick Quotes. OK admit it, we all have one or two sheets from collections that are sitting around in our stash, just waiting to be used. So why not dig them out and make your own new collection? Today I mixed Quick Quotes lines Be Bold, Baggage Claim, Treasure Chest, and some pieces from past Club Q kits to come up with this. I call my new line Bold Baggage Chest! lol 

First I Cut a border out with the Silhoutte and put the green Be Bold paper in back so the pattern would show through. Next I took the frame and dabbed it with Quick Quotes Coal Miner ink. I love that color because it is not black, but a dark gray, but can also be used if dab gently enough for a medium color gray..  I cut out a small frame and added Quick Quotes Itty Bitty quote, backed the quote with some of the green Be Bold paper and created a title. 
Quick Quotes Itty Bitty Quotes
 Products Used:
Quick Quotes Treasure Chest
Frame from an earlier Quick Quotes Club Q kit.
Raffia fibers
Wood tree

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes.

Donna Coughlin

Friday, August 1, 2014


Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here for Quick Quotes, and this week is designers choice. My choice for one of my favorite lines from Quick Quotes is the bright and fun line called Be Bold. I love, love, love the colorful papers in this line, and it is especially good for beach layouts. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could use it for something other than beach pictures and this is what I came up.

Designer Tip: I want to share with you a few ways to attach the Quick Quotes Itty Bitty Quotes velumn to your layout. The simpliest way is to just staple it! However, I learned at a cool tip at a Quick Quotes workshop last year, and that is what I did here. I took a journaling tag ( or any sheet of paper would do), and folded it over the one side, and attached a piece of scotch tape on the back to hold. Normally I would do two sides like that, but on this one a took a gem and with a little drop of glue attached it to the velumn and the tag.

Also I wanted to show you how awesome and quick the Powderpuff inks color wood pieces. See that green wood flower, I just dabbed some Green With Envy Powderpuff Ink onto the wood and it matches the layout perfectly.

. Products Used:
Quick Quotes Be Bold Chipboard
Flower brad
red bling
wood flower
I hope you liked my layout and don't forget to come back everyday and check out what the other designers have in store for you! Donna Coughlin  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Hi Donna for Quick Quotes here today to share with you a layout a did using the NEW Quick Quotes Line Dream Big. This line is just awesome and can be used in so many different types of layouts and projects. Today I did this layout of my 14 year old son, at this age it is kind of hard to find the right baby because he not a little boy but not quite a man. This paper worked out great! I also wanted to make it a little "industrial" looking so I added some metal objects and we redid the screening in one of windows recently and had some strips left over, so I used that as a top and bottom border and also rolled some up to make a "manly" looking flower. Using the Quick Quotes Powderpuff Coal Miner ink around the borders of the paper gives some great highlights to those papers and makes them stand out.

I found all types  items in my stash, gears, pins, cogs, Erector Set piece, a domino, heart, arrow and some tags and Bingo cards. So go crazy, mix and match items to make a
fun border, and get rid of some your stash! It will give you a good excuse and go out and buy some more Quick Quote items!

Products Used:
*NEW* Quick Quotes Dream Big
*NEW* Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Strips
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Ink - Coal Miner
Teresa Collins Memorabilia
Misc embellishments from stash
Title - Me and My Big Ideas
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes Donna Coughlin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Lovin With Quick Quotes

Pin It Hi, Donna here today with the new line from Quick Quotes called Sheer Joy, and it was a joy to work with this paper line. I love the beach and Sheer Joy is just perfect not only for beach layouts, but for all your summer layouts. I also want to share with you a couple of techniques I used, but here is my beachy layout.

When I first saw this piece of cardstock, I knew I had to cut it apart into strips and distress the edges. 
However, after doing that I still wasn't satisfied, so in inked them with  new Caribbean Blue Powderpuff ink. Still was happy  (hey, I am hard to please, lol) I misted it with water and crumbled all the strips together in a ball. I had done this before with flowers but never with strips of paper. To my surprise the strips turned out super cool, because of the ink and the water some of the ink got into the creases of paper.
Oh I still wasn't happy so I sprayed some Radiant Rain mist on them and after I glued them to my sheet of paper - this is how it looked.

I also like to experiment with other materials on my pages. On this layout I used a cloth bath scrungee I got at Target like for a dollar. After inking it with Mocha Mama ink I cut it to make a border and a background for the quote. I also added some tiny seashells I had leftover from a project last year. The beach fence is actually pieces from a wicker basket that was falling apart. I inked them with the Mocha Mama ink and then because I thought they looked too round, I took a small hammer to flatten them which also helped in making them look old and distressed. Then I just took some string and tied them all together. So get creative and just look around your house and see what you  can re-purpose in your creations!

Quick Quotes Sheer Joy
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy
K & Co Chipboard pieces
Radiant Rain
Bath Scrungee

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and I hope you are having a great summer!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Beauty with Quick Quotes

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Hello, Donna here with a layout done with the new Quick Quotes line Sheer Joy. I just love the apricot colors in this line, so elegant! On this layout the main focus is the picture of course, but I also wanted to wrap the flowers around the quote and up the side of the picture. This was done easily by just taking different different flowers that coordinate with paper and gluing them down. Don't be afraid to experiment with different textures of flowers, I used paper, silk and canvas flowers on this layout. 
Here is a close up of the flower cluster. I used the quote from the Sheer Joy paper that has lots of quotes and borders which provides  perfect accents for the rest of the line.
Products Used:

New from Quick Quotes
Sheer Joy 300
Sheer Joy 600
Misc flowers
green and white cardstock
Resin Shutters
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow to see another fabulous creation from our Design Team


Friday, June 20, 2014

Quick Quotes new summer lines.

Pin It Donna here and I like to introduce to Quick Quotes new summer lines Dream Big and Sheer Joy. I absolutely adore the colors in these lines and you can even mix and match both new lines as you can see I did with the layout below. The new lines are great for almost any type of layout you can think of.

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Dream Big 100
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy 100
Quick Quotes Sheery Joy 200
Quick Quotes Dream Big 200
Quick Quotes Sherry Joy 700
Petaloo flowers
Petaloo trims
MME brads

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and be sure to check out the store, to see all that Quick Quotes has to offer --- Club Q, kits,  inks, quotes and paper just to name a few!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Petaloo and Quick Quotes blog Hop

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here with you to blog hop with Petaloo and Quick Quotes! I am super excited to share with you these fabulous Petaloo flowers and embellishments and Quick Quotes new line call Sheer Joy, and what better way with this beautiful picture of my granddaughter.

The frames I cut  from the Silhouette, and the outside frame I dabbed it with a little Quick Quotes Biscotti Powderpuff ink just to make it a bit darker in spots to make it pop out a little. On the chipboard pieces I also used the Powderpuff inks, and believe it or not I add some Biscotti ink to the Petaloo flowers just to soften them up a bit and make them blend in with the Quick Quotes paper better. After I dabbed the ink on the flowers I misted them with water and immediately blotter them with a paper towel just to help the blend and dry faster. Hope you enjoy this later and don't forget to go over to Petaloo and check out what their design has done.

My favorite kind of flower are burlap flowers and these are just so beautiful. The Spring Berry clusters make a perfect accent to the flowers.

Products used:
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy 300
Chipboard pieces from Michaels
Santaro Metal Frame
Prima Clock

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Hi, Donna here today with a new challenge for this month. Because it is spring and the flowers are blooming and the this amazing line from Quick Quotes Calypso reminds me so much of Spring your challenge this month is to make a layout using flowers and dress them up by embellishing them however you want.
This line is so versatile and the colors are so pretty, you just have to get some for yourself! I used the film strip from the chipboard package to add my title.  Did you ever have alphabets that weren't the right color but they would be perfect for the layout you are working on? Well, by just dabbing Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink on the letters until you get the correct color you want, works great, the ones I used here were foam alphabets and it worked out just right!
The tags on Quick Quotes stickers fit perfectly on the tags from the chipboard package!
Products used:
Foam alphabets and flowers
Thanks for visiting Quotes Quotes today, and I can't wait to see your creations!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quick Quotes and Xyron Blog Hop

Pin It Hi everyone,  Quick Quotes and Xyron have teamed up to have this blog hop, hope you all had a great time checking out the design teams creations. I made this layout using Quick Quotes Club Q kit and my favorite adhesives from Xyron.

I had some flowers left over from Club Q but I cut more out. To get this affect I dabbed ink on them first using the Powderpuff Inks, the new Caribbean Blue and Very Berry. Then mist the flowers with water, the causes the inks blend together. Next you crumble up the flowers into a little ball, sounds crazy, but once you open them up it gives them a really neat look. Then just layer more flowers on top, as many or little as you want. Just add a brad or some bling in the middle and your all set.

My four favorite and go to adhesives are 1. The Xyron Mega Runner, which I use all the time on pictures. 2. The Xyron Glue stick is great for paper,  3. I use Xyron tape runner for pictures and ribbon. 4.Finally the new Xyron X sticker maker. Let me tell you about the Xyron X sticker maker shown below. The re-designed shape works wonders. You can now get those little pieces into the sticker maker so much easier, also it seems wider, is this my imagination? But also because of the new design there is less waste after you pull you paper through. Totally lovin' this new design. There is also a bigger sticker maker that I use for large die cuts.

Products used on this layout.
Want to Scrap bling
Misc. embellishments

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna here today with a layout using May's Club Q from Quick Quotes with the new Serendipity line. I just love this new line from Quick Quotes. I was making this layout and my granddaughter came over.  I hadn't  added the picture yet and she ask me if I was making this layout about Disney's new movie Frozen. I had to laugh because until she mentioned it, I didn't realize you could so totally use this paper for a winter layout!

This month's Club Q comes with awesome embellishments like this beautiful flower! I adore this color in flower and wish I definitely want more!

Also included in kit are beautiful swirl pearls and chipboard butterflies that are intricately laser cut. You can use Powderpuff inks and make them any color you like. On mine I used Blue Moon ink and then blotted the Coconut white on top to soften the colors. I also added the gems to larger butterfly which are also included in the kit.
The Calypso die cut chipboard and stickers are perfect to add a extra special meaning to your layouts!
Products used:
Other products : Making Memories bling flower, felt ribbon border,October Afternoon mini alphabet, button
Thanks for visiting Quotes Quotes today!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunshine and Spring!

Pin It Happy Spring everyone! Quick Quotes has some new lines and today I used Calypso which is just filled with gorgeous flowers and spring like colors. I made this layout using the sketch below drawn by Karan Gerber, she has a sketch site called Sketchabilities and I just love how timeless her sketches are. The flower embellishments I used were raw chipboard and all I did was added color to them using Quick Quotes Powderpuff Inks, my favorite all time, go to ink!

Also here is a little tip I have for getting out all of those little pieces of paper that seem to get stuck in with your Silhoutte or Cricut.  I took a piece of duct tape, and made it a little less sticky by blotting it with a towel, then laying my die cut on the tape I took a pointy tool and pushed the little pieces through the die cut. By doing this,  all those scraps stay stuck to the tape and are not all over the place. Don't know why I didn't think of this before.

Products used
Miscellaneous brads and ribbon
Thanks for visiting Quotes Quotes today!

Monday, April 28, 2014

You are my sunshine

Pin It Hi there, Donna Coughlin back today with a layout using the NEW lines from Quick Quotes. I love the colors, this line reminds me so much of summer, isn't it fabulous? When I first started scrapping most paper was single sided, now it is rare to find a sheet that is one sided, unless it is some sort of speciality paper. Anyway, I love Quick Quotes papers because both sides are fabulous, I always have a hard time picking which side to use. So one way to use both sides is by blocking, and what I mean by that is simply cutting squares of different paper and arranging them, typical in a square, although I have seen other patterns. It's a great way to make your own unique layout and use up both sides of those beautiful papers you buy!

Products Used:
Other products used, brad, Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Believe Impossible Things

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna here today I would like to share you with a layout I did using Quick Quotes NEW line Serendipity. I did this layout of my granddaughter during in her ballerina recital. The background paper was swirly and reminded her graceful dance moves.

I want to show you how to make your jute curly so it stays. Of course you can by the kind that retains it shape, but I was out of it, I have used this method before for making other shapes, like a heart or circles.  1. Take a couple of drops of Tacky Glue and mix it with some spritzes of water from a water bottle. Mix that with a brush, and wet the ends of your twine with the glue mixture. 2. Take the end of the twine and wrap it around the end of a paintbrush or whatever you can find that will be the size of the circles you want. I have used a small glitter container also. Take your brush and add another thing coating of glue. Let dry, and repeat for the other end. 3 Remove the twine, and add to your layout.
Products used:
Twine, ribbon, bling
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and be sure to check out all the new Springs lines!
Donna Coughlin



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Little Girls

Pin It Happy April everyone, Donna here to show this layout of my granddaughters. They are just the sweetest little things, and Quick Quotes new line Calypso is just perfect to scrap all the beautiful people in your life! For this layout I cut out some flowers and layered on top of the existing ones and using Pop-up Dots underneath helps give this layout dimension. The quote I used is just perfect for these little girls.

 Here is a closeup of the flowers using Pop-Up's. I love how that little touch adds so much dimension.
Here is what the small print on the quote says, so beautiful!
Products Used:
other: Want2Scrap bling, twine, flower brads

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all of Quick Quotes new lines for the spring!