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.

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.