Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quick Quotes - A Good Day!

Hello everyone! I love the new lines Quick Quotes recently released and I finally had a chance to play with Serendipity! I love the blues and purples and greens!

I had these photos of my daughter from a trip to Cabo. They always make me laugh because she is terrified of people in costumes (like the characters at theme parks) but for some reason, she thought these guys were pretty cool! I started with the Serendipity 300 paper as the background. I love that it had a pattern but wasn't overwhelming. I added some white and orange paint splatters before I layered on my papers.

The orange banners were actually a 12 inch border from the Calypso 500 paper. I cut it in half to make the banners. I thought the sentiment was perfect for these silly photos! I inked the edges of the banners with the PowderPuff Chalking ink in Caribbean Blue.


I love the darker blue paper that is part of this line. It has a subtle pattern that is perfect for accenting parts of the layout. I used some of it to make the border on the side of the photo along with the circles.

The best thing about this line is that it is so versatile! It can be used for ANY type of project. I used vacation photos on this one but I have already started a Mother's Day layout using this line!

Quick Quote Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Serendipity 100, 300
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner, Caribbean Blue

Other Supplies Used:
Journal Card: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Petaloo
Letter Stickers: Bella Blvd.
Punch: Martha Stewart
Twine
Paint

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quick Quotes - Hawaii Mini Album

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be sharing my little mini album with you today! I get so excited when it is my turn to get the Club Q Kits! They are always packed FULL of yummy goodies made with the newest Quick Quotes lines! And I was super excited when I found out I was getting the April Club Q kit because it features the Calypso Line! LOVE this line! It is full of fun, bright colors!

Here is what I created….

When I get the kits, I like to pull all of the papers and embellishments out and create my own thing. Here is the mini album that is part of the kit…

I loved the tags that make up the mini album but I knew I would need more pages so I used 5 brown paper bags to create an album that would hold the tags. 

I folded the bottom of the bags and used a piece of patterned paper to create a binding to hold everything together. I punched holes through all the layers and tied it together with the ribbon that came in the kit. I then cut the paper bags at different lengths so that each page from the front to the back of my album got a little longer. I also cut the large chipboard tags so that they fit into each of the bags.

Do you like the flowers on the cover? Those are some of the die-cuts that are in this kit!

The tags were so quick and easy to do because everything was pre-cut! I inked around the edges of the chipboard and paper and then added a photo and a few embellishments.

I used the paper from the kit for the backgrounds on each of the paper bag pages and then added my photos. This kit also has an entire sheet of vellum sentiments that I tore into strips and then added to my photos.


When this album was complete, I had 4 large chipboard tags with photos on each side along with the 5 paper bags that I covered and added even more photos to! This was a fast and easy way to complete an entire album in an afternoon!



Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
April Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Blue Lagoon, Caribbean Blue, Orange Slice

Other Supplies Used: 
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Baker's Twine
Paper Bags
Candi


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quick Quotes - The Sweetest Memories

Hello Everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I am excited to share a layout I created with the Calypso Line! I LOVE this new line!

I adore the orange and blue colors in this line! And I also love that the patterns are bright and fun! I thought they were perfect for this photo of my daughter and her friends hanging out one sunny afternoon!

I fussy cut a few of the flowers from one of the papers and punched butterflies to use as accents. The "Stay True to You" embellishments is from the coordinating Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers! The journal card is from the Sentiments Quick Quote Bundle!

I have always been a huge fan of Quick Quote's PowderPuff Chalking ink. The wood heart that is on the camera was colored with the Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I did not have to use a primer, it really went on that bright! I love it!

Make sure you take some time to check out this line. You won't be disappointed! Have a great weekend!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Calypso 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 
Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers: Calypso
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Lemonade, Creamy Cocoa, Blue Lagoon
Quick Quote Bundle - Sentiments

Other Supplies Used:
Letter Stickers: Doodlebug, Momenta
Camera Clip: Maya Road
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Punch: Martha Stewart

Friday, March 28, 2014

Frosted Designs - Island Cuties

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you but I am thrilled that it is the weekend! The weather here in Phoenix is absolutely beautiful! I think we might even sneak in mountain hike! Now, on to business! We have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs….

The challenge is to use something sheer or clear on your project! It can be a transparency, acrylic, vellum, photo overlays, etc. You can make a card, layout, journal page or off the page project…. anything goes as long as you follow the sheer/clear challenge!

I just couldn't help myself… I had to create another layout using the Shades of Spring Kit! Here are my Island Cuties…

 I know at first glance, this kit has a lot of flowers but I have to say… there is so much more! The watercolor looking papers are so pretty… love the diamond patterns… I could go on and on! But instead, I want to show you how I created this page….

I started with this sheet of Patterned Paper. I fussy cut the flowers from the backside and then outlined them with the Black Gelly Roll Pen. I then layered the flowers under and over the photos!

 My transparency is the "Life is Good" square that I tucked behind some of the flowers. In this kit, there was a white Signo Pen…. LOVE this pen! It actually shows up! I used the pen to create the white dots on the black letters!


And here is one more shot of the flowers. The pink gems are from the Family Blessings Kit (That is nearly sold out at a bargain price of $17.50!)


Here is another look at the Shades of Spring Kit! We only have a few left! You can find it in the Frosted Designs Store HERE!

Here are a couple of the other layouts I made using this same kit!






Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quick Quotes - Unforgettable Moments!




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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope Spring has arrived where you are! I have been playing with the Baggage Claim Line and am loving it!

This color combination is one of my favorites and these papers work really well with vacation photos!


One of the things I like best about the Die Cut Stickers from Quick Quotes is how thick and sturdy they are. I added foam adhesive to the back of the "Delight in the Day" sticker to make it pop off the page a bit.

I also added foam adhesive to the banner across the top of the photo and traced some of the circles on the background paper with a white pen.

For the strip up the side, I layered some paper with washi tape, cardstock and more paper. I added some stitching for a little added detail. I also used the new Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink around the edges of all the papers.


Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 100, 300, 400, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Creamy Cocoa
Baggage Claim Die Cut Stickers

Other Supplies Used: 
Manilla Tags
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
White Pen
White Paint
Washi Tape

Friday, March 21, 2014

Frosted Designs Blog Hop!



WELCOME! I am excited that you are joining us for the blog hop! 

If you've arrived here from the FROSTED DESIGNS blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!

You are looking for a scrambled word on each blog so here is mine…. 

ARECP DMIE
 (HINT* It's a collection located under "new arrivals" in the FD Store here: http://frosted-designs.com/collections/pre-order-products)


 After you unscramble all the words, send them to Brandimatos@gmail.com!   

Thank you to all of our Sponsors…. 



Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!

Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 

And I am offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Online Store!!!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter on the Frosted Designs Blog to be entered into the drawing!!!!

Now for my Project! My Favorite Thing is…. 

The FROSTED DESIGNS KITS!! 

I love kits for several reasons like….

1. I get creative goodies delivered to my door each month!
2. There are usually brands and/or products in my kit that I might not pick myself but it helps me to push my creative self into trying new things! 
3. There are always leftovers from each kit that I can use on the next month's kit! 

And my FAVORITE REASON? 

FROSTED DESIGNS KITS ARE CUSTOMIZED AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! 
You can decide if you like "Clean Fun" or "Messy Fun"!!

Here is my layout I created using the Shades of Spring Kit… 


 I know what you are thinking…. wasn't the Shades of Spring kit a nice, sweet, flowery kit?!

Well… I guess you could say it was but I mixed it up a bit! My daughter and her friends went to GLOW weekend at our church a few weeks ago and I wanted to make it look like glow sticks exploded on the page! I pulled out my Dylusions Inks, Lindy's Stamp Gang Inks and added in the Inks and Paints that were in the kit!

The flair is from the brand new Lawn Fawn Collection and I used Lindy's Stamp Gang inks to color the letters on the title. The little white dots are all from the Tim Holtz Stencil that cam in the kit! It is quickly becoming my favorite stencil!

The darling little camera is from Maya Road (on sale now in the Frosted Designs Store)! The Love Brad is from the November MM kit (Did I mention this kit is on clearance for $20 in the store?!) And the gold striped washi is from the Season of Stars Kit (also on clearance… this one is only $12.00)! The Black and White Chevron Tape is new to the store!

Want to win a prize?! I am going to send a mystery box to one lucky winner who comments on this post and tells me which of the Frosted Designs Kits are their favorite!! You can check out the kits HERE! 

Your next stop is at Debbie's Blog!

Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:

You are here>>>> Barb
 Next Stop >>>> Debbie

Have fun Hopping!! 


***Be sure to check out the Frosted Designs Blog for Special Sales in the Frosted Designs Store! You can find the information at the bottom of the Blog Hop Post!***

Friday, March 14, 2014

Frosted Designs - Shades of Spring Kit

Hello everyone! I hope the weather is warming up for you wherever you live! Here in Phoenix the weather has been perfect! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and everyone is in shorts! This great weather has made me anxious to get out the Frosted Designs Shades of Spring Kit! LOVE this kit! Basic Grey's Fresh Cut Line is featured in this kit and all of the colors are amazing! So, since we have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs, I thought this would be a good time to play! Anita is challenging us to use Lisa's Sketch PLUS Buttons & Bling! Yes… you need to use both!

 It is hard to believe that these photos are 11 years old! My daughters are now 22 & 24! Where does the time go! Anyway, these were taken on a trip to Myrtle Beach at one of the Medieval Times Shows. Both girls received flowers and were so excited!

 LOOOOVVVVEEEE these Basic Grey Flowers! They come all packaged and ready to assemble! They are a quick & easy embellishment for a page and they look amazing!

Included in the Shades of Spring kit is this fabulous Tim Holtz Stencil! I have to tell you… it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! It is great for adding a little texture to the background without becoming too distracting!

Part of Anita's challenge this week was to use the sketch (below) PLUS buttons AND bling! As you can see, I added both around my flower cluster!


We would love to have you play along with us! You would win a fabulous prize package from the Cutting Cafe for playing along! Check out what the rest of our Design Team did with this challenge HERE!



You also have a few more days to take advantage of Frosted Designs FREE SHIPPING! You can start shopping HERE!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick Quotes - The Great Escape!

Hello everyone!  The new Baggage Claim Line from Quick Quotes has been a lot of fun to play with! But do you want to know what is even more fun to play with?! The INKS! The new colors are fabulous!! I got really inky on this layout!

I used 8 colors of PowderPuff Chalking Inks on this layout! That is a lot of ink! I inked the edges of the patterned papers, I used the ink with stencils and I also used the ink to color the molding paste!



Do you see the green dots that are peeking out from behind the photo? I made those by coloring molding paste with the Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink. And today, I thought I would show you how I did it!


*Note, before preparing the molding paste, I already had all the ink and splatters on my layout. I added the molding paste on top.

I started with a small amount of molding paste and selected my color.


I sprayed the ink pad with a little bit of water to make just a bit juicier than it already is!

 I then took one of my palette knives to "scrape" some of the ink off the top.

 I then added the ink to the plate with the molding paste.

And then I mixed it all up! The more color you add, the more intense the color.

I placed the stencil on my layout where I wanted to apply the molding paste and I then spread it across the stencil.

When I lifted the stencil, this is what it looked like. You can let it dry on it's own or you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.

I finished off the layout by adding some of the Baggage Claim Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers! Love those!

I used Sketchabilities sketch #110 for my inspiration! 


Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 300, 400, 800
Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers: Baggage Claim
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Khaki, Creamy Cocoa, Rusty Nail, Feather Gray, BrandywineBloody Mary, Coal Miner, Red Hot

Other Supplies Used: 
Washi Tape
Tags
Brads
Molding Paste: Golden
Spray Inks: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
Sketch: Sketchabilities

 
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