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.

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