Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lovey Dovey card with Stick it down sketch

Today I have a CAS card for you using another wonderful Stick it down sketch.  

Here's the sketch I used over at Stick it down:

Quick Quotes polka dot paper from August Club Q
left over die from that kit as well
Quick Quotes barn board chalking ink
Recollections red velvet ribbon
Stampin Up stamp from A Little Somethin
Martha Stewart cast flower
misc metal filigree
white card stock
circle punch

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Creative Memories Discover Power Palette and Stick it Down sketch

Today's layout is from the same playtime in the park as yesterday's.  The older kids left Julia out that's why she was climbing on the monkey bars while the older kids kicked the ball around.

I used Creative Memories scrapbook albums (at least for the next 100 albums), I might not have THAT many but plenty in stock.  So I am trying to cut down on the bulk. Since these pages had three different "strips" of paper, I didn't want the bulkiness of a bottom piece (since CM albums have that) I stuck this layout directly to the album pages that were already in my album (less than 10 pages to go now!).  Therefore, the pictures are not that great.

Here's the sketch from Stick it down:

Creative Memories Discover power palette including paper. stickers and paper buttons
brown floss
Kiwi Lane bracket 2 template
Quick Quotes chalking ink Mocha Moma

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 1/31

I won!  I will be guest designer at Stick it Down in March!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Creative Memories Simply Beautiful Girl layout and Stick it Down Sketch

Good morning!  I have been finishing up an album that I have been working on for waaaay too long!  I am trying to bust it out and using sketches really helps...and a kit.

You can't get any more precious than a child at play.

I really liked this sketch from Stick it down:

Creative Memories Simply Beautiful Power Palette
CM Simple Blooms stickers
chipboard brackets
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 1/31

I was featured this week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop with ScrapsbyGracie

Today's hop is filled with winter (not holiday) themed projects.

Today's hop sponsored by

Catherine is giving away a class of the winner's choice from her great offerings
at Creativity Grows Here. 

To enter the drawing just leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop.

Winner will be announced on on Saturday, 1/30/16. 

Now on with today's projects...

I have a snowy layout for you today.  I used Kiwi Lane templates and Quick Quotes papers.

I also used my Cricut to cut the title.

I decided I needed just a bit more purple, but not I used a snowy edge punch along all 4 edges of this purple piece.


Kiwi Lane templates: Aspen Court 2A, 2B; Chestnut Drive 1A, 1B; Madison Avenue 1A, 1B; Sunnybrook Lane 3A, 3B
Quick Quotes Celebrate paper 100, 200, 300
Quick Quotes chalking ink: Blue Hawiian, Purple Passion
Creative Memories snowflake punches
Fiskars border punch
Cricut font: CM Stork's Delivery shield 
boysenberry card stock

Up next is Sarah!!

In case you get lost here is the entire line up:

Thanks for joining us and don't forget to leave a comment!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quick Quotes January Club Q Frosty Mini Album

Hello Quick Quotes followers, it's Alicia today continuing to play with the Quick Quotes January Club Q.  I had the perfect event for the mini album included in the altered kits.  I created an album for my step son's birthday.  

This was his birthday weekend 4 years ago.  He has grown so much! He is 17 now!!

I inked up the edges of the chipboard pieces generously with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I thought it made for a very pretty frosty look without being too feminine.  I centered some darker blue gems inside the metal brads included in this month's Club Q for a more masculine feel. 

The end.

Quick Quotes products used:

other products:
Recollections gems
Stampin Up ticket punch
Creative Memories sticker letters

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch: Birthday Cupcake!

Today I have a birthday card with Sketch N Scrap's final card sketch for January.

I made this cute little card for my niece's 10th birthday!  She loves cupcakes and pink so this card is perfect! I am using the brand new card sketch over at Sketch N Scrap:

Here's another version, I will keep in my stash for another "little girl" birthday.

My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6
Quickutz Cupcake 4x4 die
Stampin Up Primrose Petal
Close to My Heart Just to Say sentiment
Quick Quotes Fuchsia chalking inks
Bright pink shimmer card stock
MME enamel dots

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Quick Quotes January Club Q Let it Snow layout

Good morning Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia with you today showing off the kids skiing in this darling double page layout.  This month's January Club Q has so much frosty goodness!  I just love all the snowflakes, in paper, chipboard and bling!

I inked up some of the chipboard circles that were part of the altered kit with Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I just love the "worn" look of the white on chipboard.  I also used Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink on the chipboard snowflakes.  Here's page one with the boys running off to the slopes and dodging the camera.

The girls did better, they posed for some pics before taking off to ski.  I don't ski, I hold down a family table in the lodge with the food and drinks and sometimes if I get enough space, I can scrapbook!

Here's some close ups of the variety of beautiful snowflakes found in this month's Club Q.

All products used came from the Quick Quotes January Club Q
plus the following inks:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be back in a couple of days with a mini album from January Club Q !

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 1/24x

Monday, January 18, 2016

Vintage Journey January Challenge Luggage card

My goal for 2016 is to be a month ahead on DT and blog hop projects...I am not quite there, but I am caught up enough that I thought I would spend some time on a challenge.  When I saw the challenge over at A Vintage Journey blog, I knew I had the perfect die to break out!  I kept reading the blog and was also inspired by this post using acetate and embossing.  I just love that butterfly so I had to try it!  My suitcase didn't come out quite as gorgeous but I am satisfied.

I have used this die before and knew I would be making multiple cuts.  First I used confetti card stock for the base.  Then I cut just the suitcase insert in acetate.  Finally, I cut the entire card out of my chosen paper and removed the suitcase.

I ran the acetate through my Big Shot with the chosen embossing folder.  I then played with the alcohol inks.  My fingertip is still mushroom colored!  I also used copper pigment ink instead of a pigment powder which would have been more of a metallic look.  I wanted to go for a more weathered look.

The mistake came with the adhesion.  I tried red lined tape and mini glue dots but neither would adhere to the inked side of the acetate.  I finally used 3 in 1 glue.  It turned the ink greenish.  I decided to roll with wouldn't have even know if I hadn't told you, huh?

I stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment in Brilliance Coffee Bean and embossed with Clear Bark all layered on a Spellbinders label cut of the confetti card stock.

How can I add these feathers?  I found them while digging for brown ribbon, they were in my "brown embellishments" container.  I found a super heavy adhesive ribbon from DCWV travel collection, it was thick enough to layer on top of the ends of the feathers.  I think they turned out nice.

Sizzix pop up card die with luggage die insert
Lifestyle crafts embossing folder
Ranger alcohol ink mushroom
Stampin Up off white confetti paper
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma chalking ink
K & Co Life's Journey paper and stickers
Brillance Cosmic Copper & Coffee Bean
Recollections Vintage Black ink & Clear Bark embossing powder
Staz On Timber Brown ink
Tim Holtz Lost and Founds stamps
7 Gypsies stamps
misc stamps
DCWV ribbon
Spellbinders label die
misc ribbon and hardware
feathers, sequins, beads and stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Woodland Critters Blog Hop with Connie!

Welcome to the Woodland Critters Blog Hop
We are so happy you are joining us for this fun filled hop full of furry and feathery creatures from the forest. 

You should have arrived from Daphne but if you need to start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters.

Our sponsor for this hop is also Connie Can Crop.

She has reached in to her crafty shop, Connie's Crafty Cart and decided to give away an awesome stamp set by Martha Stewart.

Please visit her shop HERE 
you can find her on facebook 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 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 1/20/16 here at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today, I have for you a double page layout of my Memorial Day camping trip to Red River Gorge, KY.  It is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest.  This is a day hike we took to one of the beautiful stone arches.

Here's the first page:

details:  I used Kiwi Lane templates and the DCWV Greenstack chipboard accessories

These pictures simply don't do justice to the Gorge.

Page 2

I liked my doodles on the woodgrain paper.

Sassy Molassy...


DCWV Greenstack papers and embellishments
Kiwi Lane templates:  Sweetheart 2; Bracket 3, 4T; Aspen Court 1B; Madison Avenue 2A
Brown pen
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma chalking ink 

 Up next is Rhonda!!

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

Enclade Miranda-

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!