Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pin It This layout I did for Sketches in Thyme. Since I had my beach papers out I decided to continue with scrapping summer.

Here is the sketch that was done by Bev Code, who always does a wonderful job creating them.

By the Sea

Pin It Today I made this layout for a sketch from Back Porch Memories. I used Graphic 45 By the Sea collection, Tim Coffey Die Cuts, and some real seashells, which I added some Tim Holtz Pearl Mixatives to give the shells and irradescent look.
Here is the Page Maps Sketch

Monday, October 6, 2014

Serpendity and Quick Quotes

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Hi Donna Coughlin here today and I would like to share with you a layout using Quick Quotes Serpendity line with a bit of Summer Breeze thrown in. I LOVE the colors in this line, and could be used for almost any type of layout. Today I used it to make this beach layout. I made made own flowers using the Silouette cutting machine. Wow I never knew how easy it was to make these accordion flowers. I love making my own flowers because I can individualize the size and colors I want to coordinate with the layout I am making.

Here is a close-up of the flowers I made using Quick Quotes paper. In the cluster I added some seashells and fibers.

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Serpendity 100
Quick Quotes Serpendity 200
Quick Quotes Serpendity 300
Quick Quotes Serpendity 400
Quick Quotes Summer Breeze 400
Quick Quotes Calypso 500
Quick Quotes Stowaway Chipboard Die Cut
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Ink Blue Moon

K&Co die cuts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Road trip!

Pin It Hello fellow scrappers, today I would like to share a Road Trip mini album I made using Quick Quotes and Want2scrap products. Right below is the cover, I decided to use black accents and the charms were on my key chain at one, but became to bulky. On this page I used Baggage Claim and Sheer Joy, which will be coming soon to Quick Quotes.

The first page of album has the route we took. I took the map from the internet and colored in the roads we took. With Want2Scrap Rhinestones - Turquoise I marked our starting and stopping points. I also used a chipboard piece from the Be Bold collection.
This was the Bed and Breakfast we stayed it, again using the Rhinestones and this time I used Sheer Joy Diecut chipboard.
This page was very simple, just added one of my favorite pictures and some Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Border - Mardi Gras 
This page I made a pocket to hold various other pictures and added some chipboard and paper tags.
Using Sheer Joy paper and I made a sun beaming out with the Want2scrap Amber Rhinestones . Also I wanted to mention that every page with inked with Baja Blue Powderpuff Ink from Quick Quotes. This ink has such a gorgeous turquoise, I love it!
Here again, I used the Sheer Joy paper along with chipboard to create this page of some pretty views we had on a morning walk along the beach.
Of course every vacation is about good dining, and this vacation was no exception.
The final page I made another pocket to hold receipts and misc. ephemera we collected along the way. I used a piece of vellum to create the pocket, glued and inked along the edges, added some bling and some Quick Quotes quotes. Easy peasy!
Products Used:
Coming Soon - Dream Big
Coming Soon - Sheer Joy
Thank you for stopping by and come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Simply You

Pin It This layout I did using a sketch by Sketches in Thyme. I love sketches because it makes me go to my stash and use up what I have. This layout I used mostly Bo Bunny Cambridge paper and chipboard.

I got that cool safety pin at Michaels, and I love the wood stars from Prima, I am going to try to make some bark stars, wish I had white birch but will use the bark I found.  Going to have to go find a white birch tree somewhere.

Let is Snow... well not really!

Pin It OK I am not ready for winter but I did like this sketch by Sketches in Thyme and thought it would be perfect for layout! Believe me I don't want another winter like last year! I used Echo Park Keepin Cozy paper and I found the "snowball" ribbon in my stash.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Life is Good with Quick Quotes and Want2scrap

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna Coughlin here to present to you a layout I did using Quick Quotes and Want2scrap products. It's already the middle of September and I've been thinking about fall with all the orange, yellow and brown leaves that I will have to rake soon! This layout is of my son in law, and two beautiful granddaughters last fall so this was a perfect opportunity to scrap a fall layout. Did you know Want2scrap has templates now? I was lucky enough to be able to with the brick stencil and use the awesome new line from Quick Quotes called Sheer Joy.

I want to explain to you how I used the brick stencil in reverse as I did in the corners of my layout. First I took some gesso and using and old plastic card spread it all over the stencil.
Then lay the stencil in the area you wish to have the bricks. Very carefully take a piece of scrap paper and lay it on the stencil and press very gently.

And this is a close up of what it looks like, I did not want perfect bricks and I love how it looks.

I also used the stencil on a piece of paper I tore and distressed with Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink. The using the brick stencil and the plastic card spread it on the scrap piece of paper being careful not to go over the ends of the paper. Adding the Want2Scrap white pearls looks great against the Quick Quotes Sheer Joy paper.

Products Used:
Coming Soon to Quick Quotes!
      Sheer Joy 300
      Sheer Joy Die Cut Stickers
      Dream Big 200
Quick Quotes Bag o chips Fall Leaves
Cracklin Rose 6x6 Paper Pad
Beautiful Life 300
Powderpuff Ink Mango Mai Tai
Powderpuff Ink Mocha Mama
Powderpuff Ink Lemondade
Want2Scrap Decorative Pin
Want2Scrap Frilly Florish Swirl - White pearls
Want2Scrap Stencil Brick
Petaloo butterfly

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gorgeous Girls

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna Coughlin here today and we have a super fun month at Quick Quotes. We've teamed up with the fabulous Want2Scrap company, and if you never had any of their bling, you HAVE to go and get some. I used other brands of bling before, but I found Want2Scrap to be superior. I never have any problems laying it on my pages and it always looks fabulous! Look how pretty the rhinestones looks when paired with Quick Quotes paper.

My tip today is "Don't stress about distressing" I know a few of you scrappy friends are afraid to rip or distress paper, but you really cannot go wrong. Here is an example of what happened to me when doing this layout. I was distressing the edges of my paper, and I don't even now how I did this, but I tore the paper about half way down. So instead of just tossing the paper and starting over I just ripped it some more and and put it on my layout as it was (after distressing some more of course). So when scrapping gives you lemons, make lemonade! If something is ripped or a drop of glue got on your layout, embellishment it, or put another strip of paper over it. Almost always you can cover up your mistake, so don't worry so much and have fun!

I learned how to curve a title on the Silhouette today. I forget which you tube I googled, but it was super  easy. I almost always using brads in tags, but these Want2Scrap Rhinestones
are perfect!

Another beautiful swirl by Want2scrap and doesn't it look so pretty paired up with this paper line from Quick Quotes?

Products Used:
Petaloo flowers
Other flowers
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes.




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!