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!
Donna

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Altered Canvas

Pin It Hi everyone, today I am would like to share and altered canvas I made. Not sure if I am going to use it as a cover for a mini album, or actually adhere to the cover of  a 12x12 album.
The first thing I did was cover the canvas that I had from an older Club Q kit, with a thin coat of Gesso, I also put another layout of Gesso on it using a stone template, but in the end it doesn't show up that well, but does give it more texture, especially after I coated it with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Inks. I having been experimenting with my new love, UTEE, and will show you examples of what I came up with for this project. Here is the finished project.

 
 
 For the hearts inked them with Powderpuff inks and then applied a coated of homemade mists. Around the ended a made a mixture of UTEE and Perfect Pearls, and a funny thing happened when I put my heater on it, It didn't really melt smoothly, but rather made little clumps, I am guessing that was because of the Gesso, but I really love the look.

 
I also put UTEE on every single letter, what a task that was, but I wanted to show you how it changes the paper. Pretty cool huh?
 
 
I hope I gave you some inspiration to go and experiment with different mediums. It really is a lot of fun, and if you mess up, just try again! You never know what you can come up.
Here is a list of products used in this project.
Other products, Gesso, UTEE, rope, homemade mist, Perfect Pearls, Stick pin.
 
Thank you for stopping by Quick Quotes!
 
 

 

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

California Dreamin'

Pin It Hi everyone,

Today I want to share a layout I made using Quick Quotes New Line, as you probably know by now I love this paper!

 
 An idea I saw on Pinterest was to make a Silhouette of the state you visited and then I printed out all the cities we visited, and (although not geographically correct) I place them inside the state.
 





Also I wanted to share with you how to use up those old brads that are out of style or you are just tired of looking at in your stash.

First:
Next: 
. You can use patterned paper, ticket stubs or any kind of memorabilia you have, I used a map of California a cut out some of the places we went.
Then:
Take either Glossy Accents to cover the picture or I used Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) and my hot gun to melt the powder onto the brad. I prefer UTEE because it is just easier to get out air bubbles, with Glossy Accents you have to be very careful, and UTEE is a lot more forgiving, but whatever you have on hand works! And here I made three different customized accents!
 
Products Used
White cardstock
Queen & Co bling
UTEE

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes!
 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Travel Mini Album

Pin It HI, Donna here and I am excited to share this paper bag mini album I made using the new Baggage Claim line from Quick Quotes. I made a video that is below to show you all the pages but here are a few of my favorite. Here is the cover,

 I made those tags from leftover pieces.


 There is a mini album to put in my mini album

You can even add things in between the pages.

My last page I made a travel log that opens up into a flap album.

Here is the video, I hope you enjoy it. Please forgive me, this was my first ever video, so if I sound nervous, and I was!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Donna




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Travel Mini Album

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here today I am excited to share with you a new line from Quick Quotes called Baggage Claim. With thoughts of vacation on my mind, I made a  mini album, which I will share with you next time, but I wanted to show you this cute little suitcase that will hold  the mini album. Isn't this line fabulous! I just love this line but what else is exciting is the new 12 pack of Powderpuff Inks with all new colors, and they match this new line perfectly!

The handle is from an old purse which I cut down to fit this project and used super glue to hold it securely. I found some other embellishments in my stash that I added to the front.

 
 The film strip, ticket and stamp are all from the Baggage Claim chipboard and sticker packs.

 
 My mini album will have lots of pockets so I added some extra places inside the suitcase, like the pocket on the cover to put in tickets, maps, passport, whatever. And there is also a panel underneath. Just pull the ribbon tab up.

 
Under the secret panel, is another place to store papers or a mini log.

 
Inside is a travelogue to put underneath.

 
Place to keep notes or add some more pictures.



Here is a sneak peek of the mini album I will share with you next time!



Products Used on this projects:
Quick Quotes Baggage Claim papers
Quick Quotes Baggage Claim Chipboard
Quick Quotes Baggage Claim Stickers
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks
Misc embellishments
American Crafts Paper for journaling pages
twine
7 Gypsies Travel stamp set
Glimmer mist acrylic pieces


Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today and be sure to check out the new line here!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quick Quotes card

Pin It My anniversary will be here soon, so I made this card using Quick Quotes papers and Powderpuff inks.Speaking of inks, I am really rough with them for some reason, and today one of favorite colors, the Quick Quotes Powderpuff  inks (Baja Blue) fell out, no way was I going to throw that color away! So I went to work to fix this, see my solution below.

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Summer Breeze 100
Quick Quotes Stowaway 300
Quick Quotes Stowaway 200
Quick Quotes Dusty Road Stickers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink, Baja Blue
Doily
Purple Cardstock

Here is how I fixed my Powderpuff ink. First I tried glue dots but the ink pad would not stay. I wonder if a glue gun would work. Anyone try that, would be a lot easier?


I used Xyron extra strong double sided tape.



I also reversed my ink pad, and pressed down with a scrap piece of paper. I tried using it the next day, and the ink pad stayed in great!
 
Thanks for stopping by today

Donna

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Pin It Happy Valentine's Day! Donna here to share a post of two people I love, my daughter and granddaughter. Today I used Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle paper to create this layout. I cut out two hearts and place on of them upside, and found a lacy heart doily in my stash which I knew I had to use. Doilies are being used a lot on layouts and cards, what is your opinion of them? I personally love them and the great thing is there are so many designs to cut out on your die cutting machine. The iron gate near the bottom is also from Quick Quotes, did you know they had chipboard shapes?  Check it out here! I took mine and just inked it up with the Powderpuff Inks from Quick Quotes.



Here is a closeup of the title. I wanted to share you with you a little tip I like to use, and it is so simple, but effective. On this title I used 6 different fonts that I downloaded free from the internet. Even with  chipboard and sticker alphabets I mix colors and types. The fonts I used here in order are, Marquette, Raavi, Bernand MT Condensed, Showcard Gothic, Marketing Script, and Jan Brady.
How do pick the font?
Products used:
Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle 100
Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle 200
Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle 300
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Ink - Midnight Confession
Quick Quotes Garden Bag O Chips
Quick Quotes flowers, quote and brad from past CLUB Q kits.
Lace doily
cardstock
Want to Scrap bling
Making Memories Key
Hope you all have a great and Happy Valentines Day, and be sure to check out the Quick Quotes Store!

Thanks
Donna

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Little Details

Pin It I decided to show you my favorite little details from the past two years. The best thing about crafting is adding those little touches that to me just makes the project! I had so many I loved, but I did cut it down! LOL In no particular order....

 I love making my own flowers, as you will see, I made this from ribbons and the white one I added a paper center.
 
Adding some bling in the middle of flowers cut out from patterned paper is fun, these awesome papers were from Fancy Pants.

 
The rosette I made but I just love hearts and the girl 

 
These rosettes from LYB  were made for an all black and white wedding project. I added some ribbon around the cluster and some antique buttons, and of course bling!
 
Aren't this acorns cute! Made from burlap and cross stitch fabric. Perfect with the Bo Bunny Camp A Lot paper.
 
I think these flowers were my favorite from some kind of white string I found, and inked the stuffings out of it, and burlap and the leaves were made from packing material I found laying around. Added some metal and that dartboard, perfect for a teenage layout.

 
The Santa embellishments I made using Tim Holtz technique, of transferring a picture onto plastic and backing it with foil, also used some Christmas decorations that had fallen apart.
 
 
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This is a favorite mini album, I used so many materials on this page alone, deck of cards, metal, burlap, chipboard, stickers, velvet leaves.

 
LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors in this album. Used seashells, stickers, ink Magic Mesh and even sand. The beautiful albums were both made with Quick Quotes paper. I tried to add these elements to every page to make the album flow.
 
 
The awesome flowers I made from velumn quotes which I inked and curled, working with Quick Quotes I had so many sayings and what a great way to use them.
 
My hand cut - burlap and sewed star! MME has a great patriotic line.


 
We went on a cruise and on Pirate night they gave everyone eye patches, so I had to keep that and the gold Mickey shape was from a show called the Golden Mickeys from the same cruise, they feel from the ceiling at the end of the show, and I had my son going around cleaning them up for me! I knew I was going to use in scrapbooking.


This was a couple of years back, but I made the rosette from cardboard (not easy!) And who doesn't have a ton of popsicle sticks from rub-ons, so I used mine to write little messages to my son and stuck them in a burlap bag and attached it to the layout, Gesso is used to make brick in the background.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

California Adventure

Pin It Here is the start of many pages done for Disney's California Adventure! I hope you enjoy them.

First stop, rope drop for  Soarin
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

 
Meeting Lightning McQueen and Mater


Luigi's Tires

The best ride ever, Radiator Springs


Carsland at night, awesome!
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Cool retro signs everywhere!