Saturday, October 20, 2018

Danger Zone Blog Hop

Welcome to the Danger Zone Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the creepy, scary creatures of Halloween!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this "danger" filled hop! You should have arrived from

Shannon's blog but if not please start at the beginning. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

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One lucky winner is going to win their choice of 3 files!! 

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/24/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here's what I have created for you.

I cut a multi layer Dracula using my Cricut and the Autumn Celebration cart.

I thought I would try something new and use a Wink of Stella pen with a stencil.  It did have an eerie effect, that doesn't ring true in the photos.

One last look at my guy.

Cricut Cartridge:  Autumn Celebration
Graphic 45 Sentiment stamp
Colorbox Black ink
Judikins Black detail embossing powder
Tim Holtz bat stencil
Wink of Stella black pen
misc papers

Be sure to head over to Kim's blog

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wedding Manicure layout

Hello, one more wedding layout.  This photo almost didn't get used but in the end I needed on more page and this fit in chronologically.  I found these card backgrounds I made with Judikins Mica gloss inks.  I also had several pieces of this pink paper and the Martha Stewart plaid came to mind when I thought of a plaid piece to use.  

Here is the sketch I used from Rochelle Spear's blog.  The twist is to use plaid which I did.

This tag is a sticker.  I used some netting to tie in the hole.

I found this kraft doily and some great fiber in my stash.  I believe it is from Hobby Lobby.

Artsy.licious Fine Flocked paper in Bloom
Martha Stewart plaid paper
Recollections stickers, doily and pearls
Creative Memories sticker letters
The Paper Studio fiber
Judikins mica gloss and glossy card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Beware with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Good morning and welcome to my creation for Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch challenge this week.  I used my Cricut to create a spooky image.  I layered it on top of a manual cut die.  I inked all the edges and added a few tiny sequins.

Here's the sketch:

Creative Memories Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper
Cricut cart: Autumn Celebrations
Spellbinders label twenty two die
misc papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 10/28 until 11/4
Thanks for checking out my inspiration today and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Colors: Quick Quote October Club Q layouts

Hello, Alicia sharing my take on this month's Club Q.  I loved all the oranges, reds and gold in this month's kit.  I found the perfect pictures for the title from a hike in my local park.

To create this layout, I followed these steps:
  1. Open kit and punch out die cuts
  2. Color white die cuts with a ink, I choose Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  3. Ink edges of remaining die cuts
  4. Adhere layers together
  5. Arrange die cuts and photos on 12x2 designer paper
  6. After finalizing design, adhere all pieces

The second page uses the negative of a die cut page.  I had several photos of this fun trek to fill most of the squares.  In the spare squares I filled with paper and die cut leaves in the kit.

Here is a close up of the die cuts.  I inked the yellow leaf with Desert Sun.

With the leftovers I created a card.  While I chose to use the richer side of the paper on the layout.  I picked the softer side for the background of this card. Here are the steps I took. 
  1. Ink the negative from a leaf die cut
  2. Layer it on a leftover square
  3. Wrap a bit of ribbon around and used pop dots to lift off the card  
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Mango Mai Tai on leftover white chipboard
  5. Layer pieces on top of two layers of coordinating designer paper
  6. Layer on folder white card stock in size A2

Quick Quotes Products:
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Desert Sun and Mango Mai Tai 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Autumn layout for Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge Use a Fall word

This week's challenge over at Bitten By the Bug is to use a Cricut cut 'Word' that relates to Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving (examples: Give Thanks, Falling Leaves, Spooky).  The challenge is up for two weeks.

I used Close to My Heart's Artbooking cartridge for my Autumn title.

Quick Quotes Urban Oasis, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Honeycomb papers
Cricut cart: Close to My Heart Artbooking
Tim Holtz Sizzix leaf and flouish dies
Kiwi Lane templates Madison Ave 3A & B

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2 for the next two weeks.

Thanks so much for stopping by


Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day with Authentique Harmony paper collection

Hi there!  What a better way to celebrate World Card Making Day than with an entire collection!  All of these cards use Authentique Harmony papers.  I was using the 6x6 paper for a few challenges and was left with a few scraps.  I used the last pieces to create the following cards.  I also used some sketches from my card sketch Pinterest board.

I used some Kiwi Lane templates for this card and a Stampin Up punch.

More Kiwi Lane cuts and Stampin Up banner punch.

Using Frantic Stamper Cut Corner die and music sheet paper from another manufacturer along with Authentique die cuts.

These pearls from Queen & Co matched perfectly!

Clean and Simple using Spellbinders nesting dies.

More punched banners which is a great way to use up every tiny scrap of paper.

Switching to the mustard and grey papers.  The collection came with so many great die cut sentiments, I tried to use them all up on these cards.

This sentiment is stamped.

As is this one.

I loved the pretty blue flower and ribbon on this card.

Thanks for bearing with me and all these cards from scraps.  Happy World Card Making Day!


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Adventure Canvas: Quick Quotes Off the Page

Hello, posting for Quick Quotes with an off the page creation today.  My son recently returned from an epic trip to Europe.  I wanted to make him an item to hang on the wall of his new apartment.  I wanted to keep the project masculine while documenting his travels.

  1. Choose background paper
  2. Choose coordinating Powderpuff Chalking ink and ink edges of canvas and paper
  3. Adhere paper, I used a glossy medium
  4. Adhere photos and embellishments also inking their edges

I layered some colored texture paste next using a stencil.  To finish the project I inked and added paper, plastic and metal embellishments. 

Quick Quotes Products:

Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Mocha Moma and Kokomo

other products:

texture paste with stencils
colorant:  Ranger Distress stains
metal and paper embellishments

Thanks for all stopping by today.  


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wicked Wishes with Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration this week for Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch.  I am seriously excited about Halloween and couldn't wait to get started with this year's cards.

Here's the sketch:

Here is a close up of my Cricut cut.

Cricut cart:  Mini Monsters
Creative Memories Hocus Pocus 6x6 papers
Spellbinders Die D-lites Beautiful Locket
misc papers including American Craft Celebration (green) and Creative Memories card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Don't forget to play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 1, 2018

Alice in Wonderland for Bitten by the Bug 2 Tea challenge

Since the Bitten By the Bug 2 Coffee, Tea and Me challenge includes "tea and me", I thought this image from of Alice from the Disney Classics cart was perfect.

Disney Classic Cricut cart
Quick Quotes Serenade, Mulberry and Navigator papers
Frantic Stamper Cut Corner stitched rectangle die
white and black shimmer card stock
Colorbox black ink
Judikins black embossing powder
Glossy accents

Don't forget to play along Bitten By the Bug 2 Coffee, Tea and Me challenge open for two weeks.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Quick Quotes Private Reserve Page Kit completion Part 2

I thought it would be fitting since I am away at the 2018  Quick Quotes Mini Reserve  in Conyers, GA I would post last year's kits I have completed recently.  While there last year I knew during classes some of these layouts would go in my wedding album.  I mean how lovely is this flourish and flower cluster?  The kit I am using is Together Premier Page Kit.  It contains four layouts with all the die cuts and embellishments you need to create a detailed and beautiful layout.

The only change I made to this layout was to reverse some of the papers.  Isn't is great that you have that option with all these kits.  From the background sheet to all the paper die cuts, every one has an equally beautiful print on the reverse side.

One tip I have when completing Quick Quotes Page Kits is to keep all the pieces when punching out the die cuts.  This set is one example where you are using both parts of the die cuts.  

On this layout my photo was horizontal instead of the vertical photo on the original design.  I simple turned the mats 90 degrees from the original  I kept all the elements in the same position.

I inked up the chipboard with Bora Bora and Sandy Shore Powderpuff chalking inks.

On the final page of the four, I reversed some of the paper circles.  Otherwise this layout is spot on the original design.  I loved it so much.  

Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Bora BoraSandy Shore, and Navy

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are having as much fun as I am today.