Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Autumn Harvest Step Card with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Good morning!  Welcome to my inspiration for this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I was thinking a little out of the box for this sketch.  Actually, I have had this Cheery Lynn die for a minute and had not used it as of yet.  I saw it and thought that it could fit with this week's sketch.



Here's the sketch:


Here is a view from the top:


One last view of my card:




Ingredients:
Cheery Lynn Step Card Bundle #3 A2
Creative Memories stickers
Sun, Sand and Sea paper
Quick Quotes Sandy Shore Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2018/11/ch-144-more-than-one-fold-winners-of-143.html until 11/30



Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, November 12, 2018

Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Birthday Card for Bitten By the Bug 2

Hello, it's time again for the biweekly Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. The theme is Birthday.  I used Close to My Heart Artfully Sent  and Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers to create this pretty pop up birthday card.


Here is what I did with the front of the card.  I used the negatives of the flower cuts from the inside to decorate the outside.  I used some die cuts and a Stampin Up stamp and embossing combo to create the sentiment.



Ingredients:
Cricut cart:  Close to My Heart Artfully Sent
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Stampin Up Labelicious stamp and sage embossing powder
Versamark ink
Frantic Stamper Cut Corner stitched rectangle dies
gems

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play at Bitten By the Bug 2

Alicia


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Down on the Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to the Down on the Farm Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Farms across America...the livestock, the plants, and the farmers!

Connie Can Crop  is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 
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!!


Chepo Dies will be donating 3 of their fabulous dies!
(must be local to the US)

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 11/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here is my project.  I made a layout for my niece.  I am going to frame it for an Xmas gift. I found these wonderful cow stickers at Tuesday Morning recently and found them to be most useful for this hop.


I layered the large sticker which was really two pieces on a metallic paper die cut stitched mat then layered that on a kraft doily.


I layered the old Creative Memories stickers on white card stock then fussy cut and popped up with dots.


I added the smaller cow stickers on circular stitched die cuts out of the same metallic card stock.  I found the paisley printed adhesive backed fabric in my stash...I have had it for so long and this project was perfect for it!

Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
misc papers and fiber from my stash
Creative Memories stickers
Art-C cow 3D stickers
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Circles and Rectangles
doily and twine


Be sure to head over to Sue's blog next.


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







Thursday, November 8, 2018

Quick Quotes Farmhouse Birthday Card

Good morning, today's project is a sweet birthday card.  I am using the retired Quick Quotes paper collection Farmhouse.  These papers are just so pretty and feminine.  I added to the femininity with the stitched scallop border punch from Creative Memories.  I manipulated the edges to flare out.  I added a bit of fancy rickrack along the seam of the papers which IRL is a delightful touch, the picture does not do it justice.  


I used this sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday last month...but forgot to post in time to play along.  It is hard to see but I did add 3 tiny pearls just to the right of the tab.  I stamped, embossed and punched the sentiment then popped it up on dots.




Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Creative Memories border maker
Recollections rickrack 
Stampin Up Label Love stamped sentiment from 2013
coordinating SU Artisan label punch
Recollections Pesto Pearl embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/wwc195-charlottes-feminine-anything.html until 11/12 (C8)x

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2018/11/challenge-99-anything-goes.html until 11/15

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-190-use-dies-and-punches.html until 11/16

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-156.html until 11/18

https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/216-ribbons-and-bows-sentiment.html until 11/20

http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-38-use-sentiment.html until 11/30

http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-63-optional-theme-shades-of.html until 12/2

Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Quick Quotes Envy Album from Mini Reserve plus one more

Hello, I recently attended the Mini Reserve in Conyers, GA.  The Mini Reserve is a two day event.  On Saturday we finished what we could of a 20 page album, one attendee finished the album complete with photos, we were all in awe!  Sunday we made this mini album from envelopes.  Quick Quotes had cut the panels of paper for the envelopes perfectly.  Each envy contained a double sided card to which we adhered a pretty panel on front.  This will hold so many pics and is great for a gift.  I loved it so much...


that I went home and created a envelope mini with supplies I had at home.  I made this for my son as a keepsake of  his recent world travels.  I used travel papers from Far and Away and Navigator paper packs.  The envelopes I had were a bit larger than the ones used in the Quick Quotes kit.  


Therefore, I cut up one of the envelopes to create templates for the paper pieces needed to cover the envies inside.  I measured the rectangular dimensions, cut my patterned paper and then did a quick cut of the notched edge.


After covering all the envelopes with various papers cut from my template.  I added photos and mats.  I made a couple of journal cards for the inside pockets.  I stuffed the remaining pockets with the extra photos.


The inside is full of photos and quotes from Far and Away Quotes and Phrases sheet.  The outside panels are the sections from Adventure Awaits 105 paper.  Instead of the disc/twine closure from the Quick Quotes kit, I decided to let the flap tuck behind one of the outside panels.  The panel that is not fully adhered is visible in the bottom photo.


Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator 103 paper


other products:
envelopes
adhesive

Thank you for stopping by!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Sunflower Thank You with Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch

Hello and welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration.  I created a very special thank you card.  I began with a sunflower photograph that I captured and printed.  I then dug out my sunflower die.  It is a bit time consuming to put this flower together but I believe the end result was worth it.



Here's this week's sketch



I cut all the petals and leaves.  I inked all the edge 


I shaped and sculpted the pieces with a stylus and foam.  You can purchase a foam mat for this purpose but I reuse pieces from brad packs.



After gluing the pieces of the flower together.  I glued down some of the center piece die cuts.  I added chunky brown glitter and let that dry.  I finally added  Judikins Rox to the center for a very textured multi layered flower.



I die cut the sentiment out of the same card stock as the sunflower petals.  I layered it on some dark green ribbon for a pop!



I always cut a writing mat for the inside of a dark card base.  I don't always add more decoration inside but the rest of this sentiment worked perfectly.



Here is a view from the side so you can see the dimension of the flower.



Ingredients:
Sizzix Susan's Garden Sunflower dies
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words 3 and Cut Corner Rectangle
misc papers
Judikins Rox
Chunky glitter

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Alicia

Monday, October 29, 2018

Frankenstein's Monster: Bitten By the Bug 2 Halloween Challenge

Good morning, it is time for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2. This go round the challenge is Halloween.  How easy is that one?  Just create a project with your Cricut and use at least one Cricut image.  I have used Autumn Celebration cart to make Frankenstein's monster.


I used paper and added some embellishments from Creative Memories Hocus Pocus collection.  I thought the sign and window worked great for the scene.



I randomly placed the black glitter mosaic stones to give the illusion of an old stone building.  I used a large premade card base so to finish off the edges I used a black shimmer paper and some black fiber to soften the change from the purple CM paper.



Close up of my monster.  I used the light reverse side of a bright green shimmer paper for the eerie green effect.



Ingredients:
Cricut Cartridge: Autumn Celebration
Creative Memories Hocus Pocus paper, stickers and die cuts
Mark Richards Mosaic Mosaique Black Squares
misc papers
fiber

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






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


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Alicia

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Trick or Treat with Quick Quotes papers

Halloween is nearing and I created a card for the holiday with a mix of Quick Quotes paper collectionsPowderpuff Chalking inks, and dies.  I also used a stencil and some embellishments from a past Club Q.  I love the versatility.  I have outlined the steps I used to create this card below along with some detailed photographs.

  • Use the die twice once for an orange cut and once for a green cut
  • Fussy cut vines from green cut and adhere to orange pumpkin cut
  • Ink all edges with Powderpuff Chalking inks
  • Adhere pumpkin border and vines to bottom edge of background
  • Insert embellishments inside pumpkins to create "luminaries"


Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff Chalking ink: Midnight Confessions and Green Leaf

other products:
stamp by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz sentiment
ink by Colorbox Black
embossing  powder by Judikins Black detail
die cuts by Spellbinders Pumpkin accents



Thank you so much for stopping by



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wedding Certificate layout with Sketches in Thyme

I have a few final wedding layouts.  I was looking through my memorabilia and I still had my certificate.  I wanted to preserve it in my album. 


Here's the sketch from Sketches in Thyme #343 which I rotated.


I used this awesome silk and feather flower.



I used all kinds of gold and pale green embellishments.



Ingredients:
very old paper from my stash
Kiwi Lane templates
Prima bling and flowers
Recollections gems
various bling and a tassel 
Quick Quotes chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Reception layout

Today I have a page which I had previously created for a Creative Memories Virtual Crop.  I didn't get around to posting it until I completed the opposite page this week.


I used this sketch from the February Creative Memories Virtual Crop.


This is the Creative Memories sticker ribbon. It can be a pain to get all the little pieces out (like weeding a Cricut image) but the result is worth it.


A close up of my die cuts.



Ingredients:
Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power Palette
Spellbinders Jewel Alphabet and Phrases Set Two dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia