Monday, January 26, 2015

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here with two cards I made using the January Club Q kit. I LOVED this kit, the colors and the papers were so delicous, and I made a few adorable layouts but wanted to use up the rest of it. So I gathered up all the papers, ribbons, bling and set out to make some cards. I had some embossed snowflakes that I did not use from a previous layout I did, so that made a good starting point. I got out my Quick Quotes Powderpuff inks to put on the edges of the paper and inked up the saying "Let it Snow" that was also in the kit.
These two cards were a great way to us my scraps and now I have a couple of cards to send to my friends up north. Brrr!
Products Used
Warm winter wishes
Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Pin It Hi everyone! Donna here with another layout using January's Club Q kit. This is my grandson and his first time out it the snow. From his great big smile you can tell he loved it! I love the light blue and the deep purple colors look so awesome together.

Using all the different sizes of snowflakes in the kit I went to work and layered them, I also used Powderpuff inks and clear embossing powder to add a bit of shimmer to the snowflakes, then topped them with the bling that was in the kit to finish it off.
January's Club Q kit
Products Used:

                                                              Quick Quotes Club Q kit
Other Products, buttons, Inkadoo Clear Embossing Powder, Recollections frame.
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes
Donna Coughlin

Friday, January 2, 2015

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Happy 2015 everyone! This year is going to be exciting at Quick Quotes, with a new design team, with a mix of past members and new ones! We are sure to have tons of inspiration and ideas for you this year. We are starting off this year with a fun challenge, check out the details below. This double page layout I would like to show is using the January Club Q kits. I mixed and matched the paper and embellishments to come up with this layout.
On the first page the title blending in too much with snowflake wreath by cutting the design on a die cut machine. So I added some Radiant Rain to it make it shine and darken it up a bit. I felt it still blended into the background too much, so I found the purple sheet from one of the page layout kits for the Club Q and added that to it.

Here is the second page, I added the tags for journaling and all the snowflakes were altered by adding glitter and bling. All the frames for the photos were also included in the kit!

This was fun to do... instead of leaving the snowflake from the kit as it was, I took the bling and added it to by simply gluing it to the background. Then cutting around the snowflake to maintain the shape. Believe or not the bling cuts fairly easy! Then just take the blue bling from the kit and pop it in the center. Here is my example for the challenge below!
January's Club Q kit options!
Products Used:
Other products:
Radiant Rain
Glitter paint
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and I hope to see you throughout 2015
Donna Coughlin

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stuck Sketches layout

Pin It Here is a layout I did using Bo Bunny from a sketch over at Stuck Sketches. I used some old Bo Bunny paper and mixed lots of other embellies.
Here is the great sketch!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Metal from Quick Quotes

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here today with a layout I did using Quick Quotes new Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishments. Aren't they beautiful?  On my layout I wanted to alter the color to match the layout and below I will give you some tips on how I accomplished this. I just love how shiny and smooth the metals got after embossing.
 With the holidays approaching I was thinking about how amazing my daughter is, and this is a tribute to her. She does so much for everyone, I really don't know when she sleeps! I cut out everything she is to other people using different fonts.

Designer Tip: Emboss metal embellishments to match your layout. This turned out easier than I thought, but ALWAYS test it on the back before to make sure the color turns out right. My first instinct was to use alcohol inks, but the colors I had did not match when I tried them out. I found some embossing powder that was called Huckleberry and when I applied it worked out great.
The rose below does not look like the rose that comes with package, because I had to pull out the center part so I could emboss it. I just added brad in the middle when done. Also, the metals get extremely HOT when embossing so be sure not to touch them until they are cooled down.

 Be sure to press your flower into the embossing ink several times to get into all those nooks and crannies. I had to go back and emboss it again to get underneath. 

Products used:

Other products: brad, American Craft Thickers, black cardstock, wood arrows and hearts.

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and have a Happy Holidays to all the members of the Quick Quotes team and especially to you!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Merry Christmas

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna Coughlin here with a project I did using Quick Quotes Club Q December kits. I love getting the kits. The first thing I do is take everything out of the wrappers and check out all the goodies in the kits. Then I start creating whatever comes to mind. This first thing I did was make this layout using a Christmas card I received last year in the mail. The frame from the kit fit the card perfectly so there was no trimming at all! The flowers from the kit I also mixed to create different types of flowers. I love using gold with Christmas layouts so I used Gold rub on the "Moments" chipboard.

I also added some gold Radiant Rain to to the chipboard which I covered with "Green with Envy" Powderpuff ink, which by the way is a perfect color for Christmas projects! Some of the chipboard I dabbed with the green ink as well.

Products Used:
Inka Gold Metallic Rub
Radiant Rain Solar Gold
K&Co Christmas tag
Have a happy holiday everyone!
Donna Coughlin

Monday, December 1, 2014


Pin It Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here with a layout I did using Quick Quotes new line Antique Garden. For the layout I used one of Quick Quotes vellum Quotes called "Family", it has such a beautiful saying and was so approriate for this picture of my daughter and her family. I also used Quick Quotes chipboard to help secure the vellum to the page. Around the edges of the paper I used gesso and template that reminded me rocks then inked them with gray and a dash of yellow here and there. I then spritzed a little bit of water on them to blend them a bit.  I also cut two doilies to frame the picture.

Here I cut different two flowers from the Antique Garden 200 and layered them to give the layout some dimension. Adding pearls to the center was just what the flowers needed.

Antique Garden 400
Family Vellum Strip
Garden - Bag o' Chips
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Inks
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Inks
Other products: Want2scrap pearls 
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Products from Quick Quotes.

Pin It Hi all, are you all ready for Thanksgiving holiday?  I cannot believe how fast this month is going. Today I did a layout using Quick Quotes new line called Antique Garden. To top it off Quick Quotes also has new antique metal flowers, that are just gorgeous and go perfectly with the Antique Garden line. I love how these papers have a Victorian or heritage feel to them.

The great thing about these  Quick Quotes chipboard frames is that so many of the phrases from the Quick Quotes sheets that are numbered 500 and 600 fit perfectly inside the chipboard. This chipboard I decided to cover with paper from the Antique Garden line.
Here a close up of the two of the flowers, This one was my favorite, I added some gems to the center and to the middle pieces to bling it up
This one I added bling to the center of course, but I think next time I am going to try to add some alcohol inks to them, wouldn't that look awesome?
Products Used:
Quick Quotes Antique Garden 100
 Quick Quotes Just Because Phrase Strip 600
Other products
Gems, misc metal pieces, button, lace

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and have a great day and a wonderful holiday, and remember we all have something to be thankful for!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sketches in Thyme

Pin It I love Sketches in Thyme for inspiration! Here is a sketch a did this week using one of the sketches for this month done by Rochelle Spears.

Here is the sketch for Rochelle

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Repurposed Jenga blocks

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here with a project I did repurposing Jenga blocks. I was cleaning my son's toybox a while back, and these blocks were everywhere, and I was sure we didn't have them all, so I decided to keep some and I am so happy I did. I wanted to make these reversible blocks for a while now. These are perfect for a small shelf to give it that holiday feel. What I did was paint the blocks brown all sides except one side and one top I painted black. Then cut the paper to size using the Silhouette. Glued them on, sanded and inked the sides, and added some brads with glue dots. Easy peasy!
Here is the Halloween side The fonts I used on these are called Gracey's Curse and Vampire. They are free over at These could be easily made for Easter and Christmas or any other holiday really. I think Fourth of July would be awesome, each one could be a firecracker!
Products Used:
New! Alton 200
Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle
I hope I inspired you today and thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Do you what love

Pin It Here is my granddaughter, the adventurous one! I did this layout using Sketches in Thyme sketch for November. Enjoy! I used MME About a girl paper and chipboard. The Pinwheels I got from Michaels.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cutest little Pumpkin in the Patch

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here with a layout I did using all three NEW lines from Quick Quotes, "Alton", "Antique Garden" and "Joy Ride"! I have so many die cut patterns for Halloween and the paper worked out wonderfully for this layout. I was going to put the title in the upper right hand corner, but decided to curve it around the picture instead. I also offset the words in black to make them pop a little more. Some of the pieces I used Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink - Coal Miner to ink the edges.

As you can see I used this wonderful Velumn quote, again grabbing my inks ( I used Mango Mai Tai and Lemonade) and blotted the edges to help soften the look.

Products Used
NEW Quick Quotes  Joy Ride
Other Products
Queen & Co bling, black cardstock, burlap 
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and be sure to check out all the new lines in the store!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chipboard with Quick Quotes

Pin It Hi Donna here today using some of Quick Quotes fun chipboard! Early in my scrapping days and chipboard just came out, I thought it was the next best thing to bottled water. I used it on every layout, and it is the one thing that just never seems to go out of style.  I love all the quotes and words that are on each sheet of chipboard. There always seems to be some kind of saying that will go with your layout. Mixing and matching the chipboard is so easy because Quick Quotes chipboard coordinates so well with the paper line.

Products Used:
Cherry Truffle 100
Sun Diecut from an old Club Q Kit
Other Products:
Bazzill Paper flowers
Forever in Time Gem Swirls

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Using up those scraps

Pin It Hi Donna Coughlin here today with a layout I did using up lots of scraps. I really mixed and matched different lines from Quick Quotes to bring you this fall layout. I counted 7 different lines, some of which you would think would not even go with a fall layout like Calypso and Patterned Perfect. That is what is so great about double sided paper!


 I also used several types of Quick Quotes Powderpuff inks on my chipboard. These inks are great for blending different colors. I found it best to start with the lighter colors and then work up to the darker colors. Be sure to let dry in between colors or else you can ruin your ink pad. I've done that a couple times before I learned my lesson!


Products used:
Back to Basics 300
Cherry Truffle 100
Powderpuff ink Mango Mai Tai

Thanks for stopping by today!


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.