Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Blog Candy!!!

I have post scheduled for the next few days in celebration of National Scrapbook Day and my regular DT post.  So......I thought I would go ahead and reveal the goodies I will be giving away in May!  

First up I will be hosting two challenges for Sketch N Scrap's huge 3rd Birthday Celebration!  I won't reveal the details of the challenges but I will let you know when to check back to win these goodies!
May 9 & May 23 will be those days to watch!  Most of the DT will have challenges on their own blogs as well as extra stuff on Sketch N Scrap, so check it ALL out for more opportunities to win.

I will also be giving away two prizes for my 3rd blogiversary! 

Runner up: 

Grand prize:

Due to postage cost only US residents are eligible to win.
You must follow all the rules posted for each prize.  SNS prizes will require a submission of work.  My prizes have a different set of rules, so read carefully!
All prizes require you to be a follower of my blog preferably through blogger.

Blogiversary Rules:

Prizes will only be shipped within the U.S.

You have several opportunities for chances to win:

You must be a blog follower of my blog preferably through blogger.  If not, please comment as to how you follow me.

Follow me on Pinterest and comment with your Pinterest name

Follow my Facebook page 

You can post my candy to your side bar, let me know in your comment.

Leave a comment on this can just leave one comment with all the appropriate information multiple comments on this post do not count as extra entries. 

So you have five ways to enter and I will use random,org to choose the winner.

The giveaway will close at midnight EST on May 31, 2015

I will pick a winner the first week of June!  Good luck!

Check back tomorrow for the first scrapbook sketch of the month from Sketch N Scrap!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


And the winner from Saturday's C.A.S.E. a Card Blog Hop is....drum roll please...
LocaleyezApril 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM
Love the colours and I think I have that stamp! Great inspiration to CASE, thanks Theresa!
SN - Megan

Megan you have 7 days to email at with your name and mailing address. Please use CASE A CARD WINNER as your subject line.

Friday, April 24, 2015

C.A.S.E. A Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the 

Remember the old kids game, Telephone? You know the one where a secret is told to the first person in line and then they tell what they think they heard to the next person and they tell the next person and so on and so on.  At the end of the line, the person says what they heard and the first person tells what they originally said and laughter erupts because the two things are nothing alike. 

Well today's hop plays that game, but with card making instead of secrets.

This hop is un-like any you've probably ever been too. 

We took one card created by Theresa from Scraps by gracie and sent it to the next blogger who then C.A.S.E.d the card (copy and steal everything) and sent her card on to the next blogger who C.A.S.E.d it and sent her card to the next blogger.  You get the idea. 

When you are done hopping you'll see how different or maybe how similar the last card is to the first.

So let's get hopping.

You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop click on the blog logo above to be taken to Theresa's blog .

Here's Jessica's card:

Here's what I did:

Ingredients in my card:
Stampin Up: scallop punch, With love stamp set, Sassy Salutations stamp set, Dusty Durango pen and paper
We R Storytime Gretel paper, both sides
White card stock
Recollections glitter pen, mint
Momento black ink
Creative Memories Square punch (to banner the sentiment)
Quick Quotes Sunset & Tahiti chalk inks
DCWV sticky backed ribbon
Misc ribbon
Recollections pearls
Craft Dee Bowz tool 

Don't forget to follow and comment on each of the blogs to be entered into the prize drawing.  Theresa is giving away a great goodie box filled with crafting making supplies.  Winner will be posted on Theresa's blog on Wednesday and the winner will have 7 days to claim their prize.

Here's the prize:

Your next stop is Silvia !

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way:
Sandy Bell Hentzel
Jessica Douglas Wilson

Thanks so much for hopping by!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: until May 15
(my recipe=first row horizontal:  ribbon, pearls, die cut (edging) and flower)x until 4/29x

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quick Quotes Gypsy Road Masculine Card "Chase your dreams"

Good morning Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia with you today to showcase some more Gypsy Road collection.  I have a teenage son and I have been wanting to make him a card with the brick side of the Gypsy Road 200 paper ever since I first got my hands on it!  I also used a few other papers from Gypsy Road collection.  I ripped, inked and distressed them with a distressing tool for a youthful, urban masculine card for my son.  I primarily inked with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink but I used the Maraschino Cherry Powder Puff ink to color the chipboard frame as it matched the bricks the best.  I used some great sentiment stickers from the Gypsy Road Die Cut Sticker sheet and finally I added some burlap trim, brads, and a strip of washi tape to finish it off.  All that is layered on black card stock.  I must not forget to add a liner to write on, I often find myself picking up a card where I have waited to make the liner is to be able to stamp a quick "happy birthday" or "congratulations" inside.  But I should make them when I create the card to insure matching papers. I could give this card for a number of reasons stamping a more specific sentiment inside.  

Close up:

Quick Quotes Products used:

Other ingredients:
Tim Holtz washi tape

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 4/24 (brick paper, brads, black, banners)x

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch

I recently participated in a "get well" card kit swap.  This is what I did with one of the kits and the latest Sketch N Scrap card sketch:

I am sorry I don't know the details of the contents of the kit, I just found out it was my friend Nichole, one of the organizers of our little Facebook group.  I did add some old Creative Memories vellum, the rest of the pieces all came with the kit.  It is really beautiful and I am going to send it to my grandmother.  

Here's the Sketch N Scrap sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out the sketches at Sketch N Scrap!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Make your life a Fairy Tale! Embossed background card

I made this card as part of creative crafty endeavor.  My friend, Theresa made the background and sent it to me.  I made backgrounds and sent them to her.  We made the cards live as part of an online crop.  I love the iridescent sparkles on the kraft paper!  I stamped one of my favorite new sentiment stamps on a marbled paper and die cut with a Spellbinders nestablities.  I used the new Quick Quotes Sky Blue chalk ink.  I added some K & Co florals, bling and an American Craft ribbon.  I think this will be great for a spring wedding card.

A close up view of the embossing.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quick Quotes Gypsy Road Wanderlust in Jamaica

Good morning, Alicia today showing off a layout with Gypsy Road collection.  I wanted to keep it simple and elegant.    The Gypsy Road collection is so versatile.  I have made an altered cigar box, cards and several layouts all with various looks: rustic, manly, vintage, and elegant.

Close up of the chipboard quote:

Close up of the flowers I created:

A quick shot of how I created the flowers:

Quick Quotes products:

Other products used:
Recollections glitter embellishments
Creative Memories custom cutting system
1/2" circle punch
Tim Holtz tattered flowers die

Thanks for stopping by today!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I feel so blessed to have been picked in the Top 5 out of 227 projects!!!  Thank you Crafting from the Heart!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Over the Rainbow Blog Hop

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

 Thank you for joining us Over the Rainbow in this inspiring blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
You should have hopped on over the rainbow from Janet but if you need to start at the beginning,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this colorful blog hop.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, Paper Crafting World

They will be giving one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to spend in their super awesome online shoppe
Visit My Paper Crafting's blog
on facebook
and shop here

 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 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

I have for my rainbow contribution, something a bit different.  I have scrapped a concert of a Pink Floyd cover band, Welcome to the Machine.  They performed at the Riverbend Music Festival with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.  The kids were dying to see them, however, it turned out to be a bit more mellow than they figured on...all in all a good show though.  So I tried my hand at CASing the Dark side of the Moon cover, what do you think?

I cut the triangle with a thin die cut (I can't remember with brand) from a black piece of card stock and colored it with white chalk and a white pen and popped it up on pop dots.  The rainbow is washi tape.  I wanted to keep it simple like the album cover.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Up next is Angela

Friday, April 3, 2015

Celebrate! Quick Quotes Monthly Challenge for April

Good Friday!  Alicia here today with your Quick Quotes April Challenge! April is a good month to Celebrate!  So let's celebrate Easter, Spring, births, or create cards anticipating next month's graduations or Mother's Day.  Your entry can include a layout, card or mixed media creation just Celebrate something!  I chose to create a layout celebrating my wedding. What better way to celebrate than with the Quick Quotes Celebrate collection!  This photo is of me and my mother, whom I also want to celebrate.

Here are some highlights of the layout.  I layered some laser die cut flowers on top of the Quick Quotes metal flower.  I hid a Cricut cut butterfly under the ribbon.  It is hard to tell from the pictures but I created an embossed image on the yellow paper with clear embossing powder and Versamark ink to give it a subtle texture.

To create the flowers I first colored them with Powder Puff chalking inks, then I folded all the petals. Finally, I put them all together with a brad and chalk the edges again. Folding and creasing the petals gives them so much dimension even though they are flatten again.

Quick Quotes Products:

laser cut dies from Joy Ride 400 paper

other products:
misc brads and gems
Cricut cart
veramark and Judikins clear detail embossing powder
misc flourish stamp

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your entries in our Celebration challenge!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap April 1st Scrapbook Sketch

Good morning!  I can't believe it is April!  And as always, I have Sketch N Scrap's first scrapbook sketch of the month!  I am heading to a warmer climate soon but my layout today is from a brisk winter day's walk to the park.

I have  been wanting to use these Cityscape stamps and this is the perfect place!

I just cut the letters from Graphic 45 paper to create the title.

Graphic 45: A Proper Gentlemen Dashing and Debonair
 ABC Primer Building Blocks
French Country Grandeur
Close to My Heart Cityscapes stamp set
Quick Quotes Midnight Confession
DCWV card stock
Recollections Vintage black ink
twine and buttons

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to join us at Sketch N Scrap for this month's challenge.

I would also like to enter this in the following challenges: until 4/13x

Winner announced!! for Create a Card Blog Hop

check out the winners at Scrapsbygracie!

Thanks so much for all the new followers and lovely comments!  It was a very successful hop!!  We hope you enjoyed it.