Friday, May 26, 2017

Arrow layout with Creative Memories Peacock

Yes, another boring layout...well, it's not too boring or else I wouldn't be covering up the pics would I?  LOL!  Actually, I thought it might be a tad offensive.  On the other hand, it's not really not that bad.  This was talent show night at Sandals and the pics are of a pretty big  (and pretty drunk) man taking off his shirt and shorts.  He is not naked but his body isn't anything great and I don't even know who he is so I felt it better to cover him up.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Peacock Power Palette
Creative Memories Blueberry sticker letters
Quick Quotes blue chalking ink
Kiwi Lane templates

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quick Quotes Ombre Celebrate Cards

Alicia here today with a couple of ombre cards using Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks. It is a super easy technique and always creates a beautiful image.   I made a couple of backgrounds and ended up using them both.  For this first card, I used die cut layers accented with an oversize ribbon and sequins.  The sentiment is stamped with Jade Powderpuff Chalking ink, die cut and popped up with foam dots.  All the edges are generously inked with Powderpuff Chalking inks.



My second card uses one of the negative die cuts from the first card as a frame.  I used the full ombre background then I die cut the same sentiment in several different papers to continue the ombre effect.  I also punched some papers for decorative  edges with added pearls.  I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.



Here is the stamp and the four colors of Powderpuff Chalking ink that I used to create the ombre background.

Quick Quotes products used:

other products used:
Judikins marbled paper background stamp
Stampin Up Labelicious stamp and punch
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle die
sequins
Spellbinders dies
Queen & Co and Recollections pearls


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Where's My Mule?

So while I was checking out animal images that I own in Cricut Design Space I found this mule (donkey in Noah's ABC cart).  My favorite band is Govt Mule.  I know I will end up making more of these in various sizes and maybe on a card.  


I added details with a black pen.

Ingredients:
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals cart
misc papers
Quick Quotes Mahogany chalking ink

I want to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Take Me Away Jamaica layout

And another honeymoon layout.  I actually finished everything last night.  I adhered all the pages in my album and put page protectors on all 84 pages!!  My hubby and I got to look at it together in bed at the end of the day.


Here is the sketch I used:

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Ingredients:
DCWV Hey Sailor Stack
Creative Memories stickers
misc stickers
metal embellishment

I entered this page in a Sketch N Scrap Birthday Bash on Facebook challenge #3 until 6/2

I would also like to play along with Scrap Our Stash May tic tac toe stash challenge until 5/30

I used 3+ patterned papers, clouds (in my pics) and a tab.  I didn't take a close up of the tab, but I created it with a sticker on the top right photo.


Thank you for reading today!

Alicia

Monday, May 22, 2017

You & Me Scrapbook Layout

This is the actual page that will be the last one of the album.  I believe this picture was taken with my husband's phone and got printed after the rest so it is not in chronological order but works great for the last page.  


Here's the sketch:


I layered an overlay on top of the Autumn Leaves paper.  Then layered papers, stickers, flowers and bling.


When I saw the clock in the sketch I remembered this piece I purchased from Joann's Black Friday sale last year.  I was very excited to use it here.  That element led me I added more vintage metal pieces from Martha Stewart.


Ingredients:
Momenta Overlay
Autumn Leaves Black, Red and Cream collection
Finnabar clock piece
Martha Stewart metallic embellishments
Creative Memories black shimmer paper and sticker title
White gel pen
Recollections lace stickers
Mark Richards black flowers
doily
rhinestone gem flourish


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Scrap Our Stash Sketch with a twist

I have FINISHED!  Don't get too excited, this won't be my last post of honeymoon pages.  I scrapped the last five pages yesterday.  I completed my goal to have this pair of albums done before I go home for my niece's graduation.  Now I can bring them and show them off!


Here's the sketch:


And for the twist:
M:  metallic paper
O: oval scallop punched tag
T:  tag, title and/or tape (paper)
H:  Hand writing
E: embossing (Spellbinders)
R: red and rhinestones


Ingredients:
Autumn Leaves Black, Red and Cream collection (paper and buttons)
rhinestone flourishes and Michaels bling
misc card stock
Fiskars scalloped oval punch
Creative Memories sticker letters
Spellbinders label one die
7 gypies paper tape
floss

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia



Cricut 3-D Turtle

I had a chance to craft yesterday.  I made this little guy for my son who likes turtles.  We have two yellow bellied sliders that kind of look like this guy.



I used a black pen for the eye detail.


Ingredients:
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals
Creative Memories papers 
misc scrap papers
Quick Quotes Green with Envy chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, May 19, 2017

Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk with Tuesday Morning Sketches


Good morning!  Today I am showing off a set of cards I made using this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I had a reason for making so many.  I am participating in a patterned paper card swap.  I thought this was a great sketch on which to use several patterned papers. I choose to use up some old Graphic 45, I thought who really cares that is it an old collection.  It is summery and let's face it ALL Graphic 45 paper is good!

Here's the sketch:

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-403.html

Here's each card that I tweaked ever so slightly different.




On some I used these teeniest tiniest sequins I purchase online from overseas.



On some I used a small turquoise sequin.  I also alternated between the sketch and having them line up.







Ingredients:
Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk collection with tags
brads and sequins
goldenrod textured card stock
various die cuts including Stampin Up banners and ODBD stitched ovals
pierced circle die


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thank so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blog~aversary Candy!

Five years ago today I created my first blog post.  I had no idea what I was doing.  I needed a blog for an event in which I was participating.  I did not know how it would change my life. I spend hours not just crafting but taking photos and writing post.  I have been privileged to serve on many different design team where I have grown and honed my craft.  Just this week I also posted my 1000th post!  I know crafty blogs are a microcosm of their own, but I am so glad to be a part.

So I have some items I have collected over the years that I gathered together to giveaway.  I also plan to include some other small goodies (backgrounds, stickers, embellies).  The Kiwi Lane templates are a duplicate from when I was on the design team.  The distress ink was also a duplicate of which I have the full size, so even though open it has never been used.  


To win this package of goodies:

be a follower of my blog
leave a comment below telling me how you follow
be a follower of my facebook page
leave a comment over there
it would be great if you followed on instagram but not required for the candy
live in the US or Canada

deadline 5/31/17 at 11:59pm EST

I will use random.org the first week of June to pick a winner

Thanks so much for being a follower if you are new or have been following since my humble beginnings, I really appreciate YOU! 

Alicia


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh layout

Today I am showing off Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop Challenge #2.  I used Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh collection for most of the layout.


Here's the sketch and the twist was to make "clusters".

challenge 2





Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh collection
white premade border/edges
anchor stickers
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die cuts
white card stock
Creative Memories hex punch

Once again, thanks for stopping by and bearing through layout after layout of my honeymoon.

Alicia

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge with Washi tape


When I first saw this sketch I just knew I was going to use up some of my washi stash.  All of these came in a tube from Michael's, so they go together perfectly.  I found some scraps of We R Storybook papers that looked great.  I tried to keep it someone what gender neutral despite the flowers, I think I could send this to anyone.

Here's the sketch:

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Details of these awesome flower dies:


Ingredients:
Recollections washi tape (peacock)
We R Storybook papers
enamel dot
Close To My Heart Just to Say sentiment
Ranger Vintage Floral ink (it smells!!! this stamp pad is so old, but I have a refill so it will still be smelling strong)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts challenge!

Alicia

Monday, May 15, 2017

Quick Quotes May Club Q layouts


Good morning Quick Quotes readers,  Alicia here with this month's Ultimate Combo Club Q.  I absolutely loved every single item in my kit even though I am just showing off the layouts today.  I am so enamored with the ferns.  They are simply gorgeous! I love the twine included to create the stem and after chalking the edges they are so lifelike!

First I created a couple of feminine layouts.  The photos are of my niece on prom day which I printed on my new Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer.  Didn't they turn out lovely? My sister is a great photographer and the printer is awesome.




There are plenty of die cut flowers in the kit to go with exquisite ferns.   I inked all the edges on both of these layouts with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink to accent the b&w pics.






I used some of the cut paper from which to cut my title with my Cricut.  I accented with plenty of pearls and did not even use all that were included with the May's kit.  Pearls are especially appropriate for my niece who always has on a strand.




My next two layouts are also very recent photos I took just this month of my son's first race. As soon as I saw the ferns it reminded me of the crowns that are given to race winners. These layouts have a completely different feel despite using the same papers and elements. Quick Quotes papers and embellishments are so versatile.



I chalked the chipboard title with Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink and edged it with Clay PowderPuff Chalking Ink as are all the papers and die cuts.  By chalking these layouts with a different color and changing up just a couple of extras, the same papers take on a more masculine feel.

 

 


Quick Quotes Products used:
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Clay , Warm Gray and Navy

Canon Products used:

other ingredients:
Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut font
enamel dots


Thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/1st-may-2017-classic-design-team-open.html until 5/31

Alicia

P.S.  I just noticed this was my 1000th post!!! wowza!  I can't believe it.  My anniversary is also in a few days, so be on the lookout for some blog candy!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Snorkeling layout

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This is a layout that I did as part of the Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop.   This is Challenge #1 to use the sketch and incorporate doodling.


Here's the sketch:

challenge 1

I stamped on my layout and embossed to make sure it wasn't going to smear.  I added die cut fish.






Ingredients:
Creative Memories Peacock power palette
Creative Memories Blueberry sticker letters
misc stamps
Judikins Seaweed Cube
Recollections Pesto Pearl embossing powder
Versamark ink
Judikins clear embossing powder
Creative Memories blue and green pens

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Oh What a night! Scrapbooking layout

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I found myself off an hour early on Friday and without my child.  I came straight home, walked the dogs and finished up some more honeymoon layouts.  This is the last page of the first album!!! wooo hooo!!  


Here's the sketch:


Details:


Ingredients:
American Crafts paper stack
Tim Holtz film strip
Basic Grey Hey You enameled button
fiber and misc brad
wood camera
Creative Memories circle maker
Quick Quotes blue chalking ink
Heidi Swapp index tab
Sizzix arrow die

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Challenge #4 (use a camera)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia