Monday, August 18, 2014

Quick Quotes - Live Life!

Happy Monday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today and I am mixing it up!! I had a lot of fun taking several different collections from Quick Quotes and pulling them together for this layout!

Recently, I took my daughter and her friend to California for the weekend. We had some fun in Santa Monica riding the rides and playing on the beach at night. When I saw the quote "Live Life in Color" I thought of these photos! These two girls certainly live their life in color! They have so much fun and make the most of every opportunity!

I got a little messy with this one which made it so much fun to create! The black chevrons were created using a stencil and PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Midnight Confessions! I used several of the quotes from various lines on this layout!

The orange dots were made with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Coral. I misted my ink pad with water to make it nice and juicy before using a make-up sponge to apply it with the stencil.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to have some messy, creative fun this week!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Be Bold 700
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200, 300, 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions, Coral

Other Products Used:
Flowers: Petaloo
Tape: Queen & Co.
Camera Clip: Maya Road
Spray Mist: Ranger Dylusions

Friday, August 8, 2014

Quick Quotes - Park Day!

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Barb here hosting the blog today!

I have been playing with Quick Quotes Baggage Claim Line! Love these papers!! This color combination is one of my favorites!

I liked the large red circle that is on the background paper so I used that to inspire all the other circles on this page! I used paint to create the white circles and then punched a few more circles out of kraft paper. I used Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink to ink around the edges of the circles and the tags. 

The photo on this layout was taken when my daughter was shooting a commercial so I thought the quote that came from the Calypso Die-Cut Sticker package was perfect!

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today and have a crafty weekend!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 200, 300, 400, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Creamy Cocoa
Die-Cut Stickers: Calypso

Other Supplies Used: 
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
Flower/Butterfly: Petaloo
Letter Stickers
White Pen
White Paint
Washi Tape

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick Quotes - Diamondbacks Baseball

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! One of my family's favorite activities is to go to baseball games! We love the atmosphere and excitement of being at the ball diamond! I have found that lately I have been using one photo on my layouts and adding a lot of "extras". So for this layout, I challenged myself to use three photos!

One of my all time favorite lines from Quick Quotes is the Baggage Claim line. I realize that this line is geared toward travel photos but I LOVE the red, blue and khaki colors in it and the patterns are so fun! It really can be used for any photos!

The black strip with the writing was cut from a sheet from the Calypso line! I love the way I can mix and match the different lines within Quick Quotes!

The "Be Grateful" banner is cut from the same sheet of Calypso… love it! And the striped paper is from another line, Sheer Joy! I used Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the stars.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 400, 700, 800
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
Powderpuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions

Other Products Used: 
Washi Tape: Queen & Company
Wood Veneer Stars: Studio Calico

Friday, July 4, 2014

Frosted Designs - You & Me!

Happy Fourth of July!!! I hope everyone is spending the day with family and friends, celebrating the freedoms we are so fortunate to have!

I love when Frosted Designs gets to partner with Stuck?!Sketches and that is exactly what is going on for this challenge! Stuck?!Sketches gave us the sketch and I gave the challenge of using die-cuts and/or punches on your project! Take a look….

This layout was so much fun to create! My desk was a total disaster when I finished! It was great!! These darling photos were just taken last week when I took my daughter and her friend to Los Angeles for a quick little trip! They got all cleaned up one afternoon and wanted to do a photo shoot before heeding to Santa Monica Pier! We walked around Burbank and found some great buildings that were the perfect backdrop for their photos!

I used Dylusions Ink Spray in three colors (Cherry Pie, Lemon Zest, Black Marble) to add a splash of color to my background! The papers are from the Printshop 6x6 Paper Pad! I love that the patterns are smaller for this type of project!

The little stars are the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Tiny Stars. I just used my Black Glaze Pen to color them! Do you have a black glaze pen?!! I use it all the time!!! LOVE that pen!! I also used that pen with the Heidi Swapp mini stencils (Patterns) to outline a few extra "little" triangles on my page!

Oh… I almost forgot! Here is the sketch….
How fun is that?! We would love to have you play along! At Frosted Designs, you could win a prize from Dies R Us for linking up a project! (Keep in mind, it does not have to be a layout!) And you can also link up your project at Stuck?!Sketches for a chance at another prize! Have fun creating!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Quick Quotes - Friends

Hello Everyone! Barb here today to share another layout with you! I finally got a chance to create with the Dream Big line and I LOVE it!

I had this photo of my daughter and thought it looked really cool the way the sun was shining on the side. But every time I went to create a layout with it, I couldn't find the right papers. That all changed when Dream Big arrived! The soft yellows and blues were perfect!

How great is this quote?! I love what it says and thought it was perfect for the photo! To help all of the layers on this layout stand out, I outlined them all in black ink. 

I had a little fun with the PowderPuff Chalking Ink and a stencil to create this fun design on the background paper! I used a make-up sponge for the ink and then outlined it with black gel pen. By using the sponge to apply it, I was able to control how light and dark it was applied. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Dream Big
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Tahiti

Other Products Used:
Gel Pen - Sakura
Washi Tape - Queen & Co.
Chipboard - UmWow Studios
Flowers - Petaloo
Stickers - My Mind's Eye

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quick Quotes - May the Days...

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! I had some fun playing with the Calypso papers and wanted to share I layout I created!

The Calypso papers are the best for these crazy photos! The bright colors and fun patterns made it the perfect pick for my layout of my daughter and son playing around one afternoon in Scottsdale! And believe it or not, these photos were taken in January!!

I love the Calypso paper (100) that has several strips of different patterns on it. It is perfect for creating borders to stretch all the way across your page and it is also where I found this quote. I just cut the strip in half to make it work in the space I needed it in!

These cute little die cut flowers and tag came from the April Club Q kit! I love having the extra die-cuts around because it makes creating a layout fast and easy! I inked around the edges of all my papers and die-duts with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Midnight Confessions.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your week!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Calypso 100, 200, 300, 400
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions
Die-Cuts - April Club Q Kit

Other Products Used:
Flowers: Petaloo
Twine :American Crafts

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quick Quotes - Life is Good!

Hello everyone! I am up on the Quick Quotes blog today! I have had so much fun creating with the newest Quick Quotes lines! I have another layout to share with you today!

I am so lucky to have these ladies as friends! Recently they made the trip all the way from Indiana to Arizona to visit me! I loved this photo and was waiting for the perfect paper to use with it! And then my design team box arrived! This layout was created with the new Sheer Joy Line! I love the reds and blues! I kept it pretty simple with a kraft background that I added a some molding paste and spray ink to and then just started layering the different papers!

The journal tag is from the Baggage Claim line but it matched perfectly! The beautiful burlap flowers were left over from the Petaloo Blog Hop. I simply added some PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the edges to add a little color!

I inked the edges of all my papers, including the butterfly, with PowderPuff chalking ink in Mocha Mama! That has always been one of my favorite "go to" colors!

This line will be available soon in the Quick Quotes store so be sure to keep your eye out for it!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
Quote Strip: Baggage Claim
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Khaki, Caribbean Blue

Other Products Used:
Flowers: Petaloo
Punches: Martha Stewart
Washi Tape
Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Metal Embellishments
String: American Crafts

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quick Quotes - Petaloo Blog Hopping Again!

Hello everyone! Barb here today and I was thrilled when I found out that I got to make two layouts for this blog hop! The combination of Quick Quotes paper and inks with Petaloo Flowers can't be beat!

I had this picture sitting on my desk since last summer. As soon as I saw the Petaloo flowers, I knew they would be perfect for this photo! And of course the new lines from Quick Quotes, Sheer Joy & Dream Big, coordinated perfectly!

The teal flowers come in layers so you can layer them any way you like. I took apart the Apricot and Ivory Flowers so that I could create my own custom combinations! I love the way it turned out!

I used PowderPuff Chalking ink in Coral to color the doilies. I sprayed the doilies with water and then ran the ink pad over them… love the way it gave them a soft coral color!

Thank you Petaloo and Quick Quotes for being so generous and letting me work with your products!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy & Dream Big
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coral, Baja Blue, Khaki

Petaloo Products Used:
Burlap Blossoms - Ivory
Burlap Blossoms - Apricot
Mixed Textured Layered - Teal

Other Products Used: 
Cardstock: American Crafts
Punch: Martha Stewart
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quick Quotes - Petaloo Blog Hop!

Hello! Barb here today to share a project! I was so excited when I heard that Quick Quotes was teaming up with Petaloo for a blog hop! What a fabulous combination! I couldn't wait for my box to arrive so I could get started!

Quick Quotes new line, Sheer Joy, is fabulous! I love the oranges and blues! And of course, the Petaloo flowers were the perfect embellishment!

Can I just say, I LOVE the Textured Elements Flowers from Petaloo! The Teal flowers come packaged so you can layer them just the way you like! I added some Amaretto PowderPuff chalking ink to the edges!

How sweet is the darling butterfly? The burlap blossoms added a nice amount of texture to my layout! Did you notice the brad on the left side of the photo? That is from Petaloo too!

Thank you Petaloo for giving us the opportunity to work with your amazing products!!

Head on over to Quick Quotes to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize! Click HERE!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Java, Amaretto

Petaloo Products Used:
Textured Elements: Mixed Textured layers - Teal
Textured Elements: Burlap Blossoms - Ivory
Embellishment Brads: Brad Assortment - Shades of Green

Other Products Used: 
Molding Paste
Chipboard: UmWow
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Quick Quotes + Xyron Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I am excited to share a layout I created for the Quick Quotes + Xyron Blog Hop! I used Quick Quotes new Calypso Line and Xyron Adhesives! What a fabulous combination!!

It is very rare that I can get a photo of my daughter and son together, smiling! So, when that rare occasion happens, I have to take advantage of it and get it on a layout! And since this hardly ever happens, it explains why I only had one photo to work with! I love this particular sheet of paper from the Calypso line. It is perfect for a background piece!

The quote on this layout was cut from the Calypso 500 paper that is full of quotes! Since I really dislike coming up with titles for my layouts, this is a great solution for me!  I used the Xyron glue stick to adhere the dark blue flower like die-cuts behind it. The 1.5 inch "X" Sticker Maker worked perfectly for adding the felt flowers! I even used it for the sequin!

I loved using the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere all the layers of papers on my layout! It was easy to use and held the papers well!

I really love the chipboard die-cut stickers that coordinate with the Calypso line! They are the perfect little embellishment to add a little personality to your page! 

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Calypso 300, 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Blue Jeans

Xyron Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Baker's Twine: American Crafts
Punch: Martha Stewart
Signo White Pen
Felt Flowers
Decorative Tape: My Mind's Eye

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quick Quotes - Island Life

Hello Everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! Spring is definitely in the air! (Unless of course you live in the desert like I do… we went straight to summer!) Quick Quotes new lines are perfect for your spring and summer photos!

I really wanted to keep this layout clean and simple! After all, the papers and colors are already so fabulous! And I really wanted the focus to be on this sweet photo of my daughter and her friend!

I fussy cut the big blue flower from one of the papers in the Serendipity Line. I also hand stitched a few circles on this layout with blue embroidery floss. I used PowderPuff Chalking Ink in different shades of blue around the edges of the circles and photo mats.

This blue flower was from one of the Calypso papers. The center of the flower was orange and I decided I wanted it white! I just used a white pen I had in my stash to cover it up! 

I also fussy cut a few of these smaller flowers and scattered them around the layout.

If you haven't picked up these papers yet, you need to!! They are perfect for all of your spring & summer projects!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Serendipity 100, 300, 400
Patterned Paper: Calypso 400
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Caribbean Blue, Blue Jeans, Blue Lagoon

Other Supplies Used: 
Embroidery Floss
White Pen

Friday, May 9, 2014

Quick Quotes - Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone! Barb here today to host the blog! I have a Mother's Day Card to share with you and I thought I would show you how I made the flowers on it!

Quick Quotes has some beautiful new lines and I am using two of them on this card...the Calypso line and the Serendipity line!

I started with this paper (Calypso 200). My original plan was to fussy cut several flowers. But after looking closely at this paper, there was just a little too much overlapping of the flowers to be able to achieve the look I was going for. So, I fussy cut 3 of the blue flowers.

I then used the blue flowers as my pattern to trace and cut several more flowers from some of the other papers. I picked papers that pretty much had a solid color with minimal design. 

 After they were cut out, I inked all of the edges with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I liked the design that was on the blue flower (top left). I traced the design with a white pen on the blue flower and then made a similar design on all of the other flowers. (You really only need to do it on the smaller flowers that will be on top when they are layered.)

 Next step is to layer the flowers, mixing up the color combinations on each one.

This snowflake punch was the closest thing I had to create the center of the flowers. I used the darker blue sheet of paper for this. 

Here are the completed flowers all put together. All that was left was to adhere them to the front of the card.

I saved one for the inside of the card!

The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is a vellum quote from the Itty Bitty Vellum Quote Box - Sentiments

Remember to do something nice for your mother this Mother's Day!

Quick Quote Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200, 300
Patterned Paper: Serendipity 100, 300,
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner
Vellum Quote: Itty Bitty Vellum Quote Box: Sentiments

Other Supplies Used:
Signo White Pen
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