Saturday, May 28, 2016

Creative Memories Peacock with Stick it Down Double Page Sketch

More honeymoon regular readers must be getting tired of beautiful scenes of my husband in Jamaica...and pictures of great food.  Vacations are great, unfortunately we have to work our tosh off to get to be in paradise for a week.  So for today's installment I used a double page layout sketch from Stick it Down.  It was pretty easy using the Peacock collection, lots of pretty papers to choose from and every thing matched!

Here's the sketch:

A better look at each page:

I love my little touch of the branch reaching over to the next page ever so slightly.

Creative Memories Peacock collection
Creative Memories circle cutters
Creative Memories sticker letters blueberry
Quick Quotes Denim chalking ink
button and twine
 American Craft metallic blue pen

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Flashback Friday Sushi layout

Today, I have more honeymoon layouts and the last Flashback Friday sketch with Sketch N Scrap.  I hope you have enjoyed National Scrapbooking Month!  I have more photos from my honeymoon.  I promise I am starting to organize 2012 so my regular readers will be seeing some different subject matter soon.

Here's the sketch originally from 9/1/2012:

Some details of my stickers.  I layered a circle of pretty paper behind the center.

DCWV Far East collection
HOTP Dazzles Far East
Creative Memories sticker letters
Quick Quotes Barn Red Chalking ink

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Quick Quotes Hello with Paper Play Sketch

I am almost done with all my June projects and when I saw this sketch from Paper Play Sketches I just used scraps laying on my that makes this your first peek at the new Quick Quotes collections!  Rest assure you will be seeing several projects in the coming weeks, I am loving these colors!!!!

Here's the sketch I used:

Mix'd Media ink Indigo
Stampin Up sentiment from Label something
white card stock
Wow clear embossing powder
Quick Quotes scraps from their new collections:  Urban Oasis, Honeycomb and Earth, Wind and Fire which is exclusive to Quick Quotes Private and Mini Reserves this fall.  

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quick Quotes Swan Lake Layout

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Alicia posting today. I created a layout using up some more of the Quick Quotes May Club Q pieces.  I just loved the die cut photo frame.  I wanted to use some really pretty pictures and Spring Grove is the prettiest place I know!  It is just minutes from my home and I often go bike riding and take pictures as was the case on this day.  

Here are some details of the title and flowers.  I used red lined tape to adhere the title to the ribbon.  I find it is the best adhesive for ribbon.

A helpful hint I discovered is to use a 5x7 print to fill more than one frame.  I love the effect.

Quick Quotes products used:
Honeycomb 101, 102, 103
Urban Oasis 101, 105
Earth, Wind and Fire 102 exclusive to Quick Quotes Private and Mini Reserves in 2016

other products used:
Creative Memories custom cutting system

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Dragonflies Card with Stamplorations Sketch

I have been wanting to use these beautiful images from Heartfelt Creations and then I saw this sketch from Stamplorations and I knew I had a way to play with my dragonfly vine.  I am low on Thank You cards so that decided the sentiment.

Details of my dragonflies.  I used two different greens for the vines and leaves.  The elements were stamped on an ivory shimmer paper and the card base is a pink shimmer card stock.

Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Dragonflies stamps and dies
Versamark ink
Recollections Champagne embossing powder
Asst markers: Copic V12, Chromatix greens and turquoise, Touchtwin G46, Distress Tumbled glass
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 paper July
TCP Thank you stamp
Recollections Vintage Blue Ink

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Feathery Peacock Card

I recently took a couple of classes at Mega Meet in Michigan.  I love that show!  And I love Heartfelt Creations.  I, of course, purchased most of the stamps and dies we used in class.  I took the Peacock class and it corresponds with the Delightful Daisies, so I had to buy that collection, too. I must say I am very happy with the gorgeous cards I am turning out!

Details of my peacock:

Heartfelt Creations Feathery Peacock and Delightful Daisies stamps and dies
Paper House Impressions 6x6 papers
DCWV gatefold card base
Misc Markers:  Copics V12 & V15, Chromatix, AC Metallic marker,  Distress Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz/Sizzix label die
lavender card stock
TPC ivory shimmer card stock
Versamark ink
Recollections eggplant embossing powder
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Plum Crazy and Khaki

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Half-o-ween ATC's with Tim Holtz stamp

Today I am celebrating Half 'o ween with Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I thought it would get me out of the spring floral kind of'll see I have some pretty cards coming up soon.  I hadn't made any ATC's in a minute either, so my ideas started to flow.  I pulled out my box of Halloween stamps and some Halloween embellishments and it took no time at all.  I find ATC's are great for using up remnants of projects past. On both cards I used some stamped acetate beakers that I originally made for a science project layout.  I also used a stamp I have had a while, a Tim Holtz ATC Halloween stamp on both pieces with much different results.

The first one is pearly and detailed. I just loved the fiber on the bottom.

I colored the "liquid" inside with an alcohol ink marker in purple.  I also colored some of the flourishes on the stamped image to continue the "vapors".

Tim Holtz Components ATC Halloween stamp
Staz on black ink
Inkadinkado Test Tube stamps
Chromatix purple pen
Mix'd Media black ink
Ranger Pearl embossing powder
white and lavender card stock
Spider sticker
Recollections ribbon

On ATC #2 I used the same stamp but a chunky embossing powder and the effect is quite different.  The face of the skull just melted into a real spooky image.  That is when I got the idea to use the acetate beakers, it just looked like it was "captured" inside a bottle.

I shimmer misted the back layer of this one. 

The satin bat ribbon is hard to notice in the picture although IRL it is quite puffy and stands out.  I hung the little guys upside down.

Tim Holtz Components ATC Halloween stamp
Staz on black ink
Inkadinkado Test Tube stamps
Mix'd Media black ink
Recollections Aged Black embossing powder
satin bat ribbon
spooks embellishment
Tattered Angels black magic shimmer mist
black and white card stock

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds with Sketch N Scrap card sketch

Time for another card sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  I used some new Stampin Up and Tim Holtz product paired with some premade backgrounds and old solid card stock.

Here's the sketch:

I used my spritz tool with a pen.  I just love the effect.

American Craft Blush/Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder
Distress Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Bird Talk
Spellbinders label
hand made background
Stampin Up Balloon Celebration stamp and punch set
SU Cucumber Crush
Versacolor Pastel Pink
Quick Quotes Pixie Pink, Blue jeans, Green leaf
misc ribbon and card stock

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Camper Bus Unique Wedding Card with Local King Rubber

Today I have for you a card I made for a friend's wedding.  Their wedding reception theme was travel and their cake was a bus just like this!  I really wanted to make a unique personal card for my friends.  I messed up writing on the envy (don't tell) so I stacked a couple of die cuts on top to make it even fancier.

Here's a picture of the actual cake:

I took my time in piecing together the van and gifts.  I wanted all the layers to look realistic.  Here's a look from behind:

A close up of my bus.  The bottom suitcase was cut from a collage sheet from the same paper collection.  I had made a 8.5x11 sheet of scraps and stamped flourishes on them.  I originally made ATC's but when I ran across the scrap I thought it looked like fancy wrapping paper.  I feel the weakest part of the card is my tin can streamers for the back.  I just cut metallic squares and punched tiny holes to tie them up with floss.

The Paper Loft Shades of Gray
Local King Rubber Stamp and die cut from Summer Vacation
SU sentiment Sassy Salutations
misc heart stamps
Ranger silver embossing powder
Judikins black detail embossing powder
misc floss and velvet charcoal ribbon
Spellbinders label die cut
Tim Holtz packages and bows die cut
Creative Memories sticker (bow)
white and metallic silver card stock

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DCWV Hey Sailor! with May card sketch

This is my first ever spinner card!  I was inspired by my friend Theresa's blog hop this past weekend featuring spinner cards.  They looked so cool so I watched the tutorial.  It didn't seem that hard and it really wasn't!  I have been wanting to play along with DCWV, so this spinner and their sketch were a perfect match!

I am not tech savvy enough to do a video, so I am showing several pics of the card with the wheel in different areas around the spinner.

The base of my card is the DCWV paper (navy with polka dots), I used white card stock for the top layer and cut the circles with my circle cutter removing .25" between the two.  I layered more navy and white paper from the DCWV stack using the sketch.  I stamped, embossed and colored my image.  I popped the entire "top" of the card on pop dots to give the penny room to move.

Here's their sketch.  I couldn't put my embellishments along the rail of the spinner so I placed them up top to stand out more against the white card stock.

Here's a close up of the penny spinning mechanism really just pennies and pop dots!  amazing!  I do suggest purchasing round pop dots.  I only had square so I snipped the corners off to round it a bit and shook it up like the video illustrated to round off the corners.  The easiest way would be to just use round ones to start.

DCWV Hey Sailor! paper pad
stamps: ODBD Smooth Sailing, CTMH Seaside Greetings, SU Hello Sailor
Mix'd Media Indigo ink and Wow Clear embossing powder
AC Brown Sugar ink and Recollections clear bark and champagne embossing powders
Quick Quotes Navy chalking ink
SU scallop circle punch
CM circle cutter and navy pen
two pennies and some pop dots

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