Friday, October 28, 2016

Quick Quotes and Xyron Blog Hop

Alicia here today playing with the latest Quick Quotes papers, Winter Bliss, and Xyron adhesive products.  What a fantastic combination!  I must confess I did not own a Xyron Sticker Maker although I have seen them around forever and often told myself, I need one.  I am so excited to now own one!  I found it a breeze to use while creating this snowy layout.

Here's how to use the "X":
  1. Ink up your item with Quick Quote PowerPuff Chalking inks
  2. Place item face up into the Xyron 1.5" sticker maker "X"
  3. Pull adhesive sheet through until item appears
  4. Tear off adhesive strip
  5. Burnish (rub) item
  6. Remove clear top layer

The sticker maker was awesome when it came to adhering all those little snowflakes and letters.  I just put each item in the sticker maker and pulled a little and added the next one.  I also used the smooth gliding Xyron Adhesive Runner for the rest of the layout.

Here are some details of my layout.  I wanted to use every one of the beautiful and wintery fresh papers from Winter Bliss so I did (except 105 which I hoarded for another project)!  I used lots of shapes and cutting tools to create the various layers of papers.  I topped with snowflake die cuts that you will see in the November Club Q, some enamel dots and a few doodles with a pen.

Quick Quotes Products used:
Snowflake die cuts from November Club Q
Winter Bliss papers 100, 101, 102, 103 and 104 - online soon!

Xyron Products used:

Other products:
Cricut font Winter Woodland
Kiwi Lane Madison Ave 2A, 3A, 3B and Bracket 3
Creative Memories large scallop circle maker and pink pen
Want 2 Scrap enamel dots

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

A Muse Mysterious Manor with Sketch N Scrap WCMD card sketch

Today is the final World Card Making Day sketch from Sketch N Scrap and I have another Halloween card.

Here's the sketch:

Because of the way I cut this paper, I had the cuts for another card.  

A Muse Mysterious Manor paper
Close to My Heart Just Sayin sentiment
Anna Griffin black chalkboard ink
Creative Memories card stock and metallic paper
black glitter card stock
Stampin Up punch
Tim Holtz/Sizzix movers and shapers dies
Quick Quotes Midnight Obessession

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Sketch N Scrap this month.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bo Bunny #Foreveryoung Girl layouts

I am still only one page away from finishing my album.  I have a few more post to go...this is a couple of pages I created.  No sketch, no inspiration except flow with the prior page.  I used this Bo Bunny collection for several girl layouts of my nieces so I just decided to keep rolling with it.

I softened this one of the youngest up a bit with a doily and a pretty border punch.

Bo Bunny #Foreveryoung papers and embellishments
border maker punch
Prima embellishments

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 24, 2016

It's Alive, Cricut Mini Monsters card

Another card I was able to whip up this weekend.  I actually made the cuts a couple of weeks back when Mini Monster was the Cricut freebie of the week.  I have used this cart in the past when I had a free subscription to Design Space and I just loved it!  When I saw it was free for the week, I went to town.  I made over 20 cuts so be looking for some more Halloween Cricut inspiration this week!

Here's the sketch from Paper Play Sketches:
I was also using up lots of scraps from my Halloween stash.  Most of these paper scraps are no longer labeled.

Cricut Mini Monster cuts
Tattered Angels Almost Black & Kiwi spray inks
Creative Memories circle cutter
American Craft black chalk board pen (lost some of the eyes so it was easier to draw them)
misc cardstock and papers including chalkboard, glitter, etc.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cricut Mini Monsters with Freshly Made Sketch

I did manage to play a little bit this weekend.  Here is one of the cards I made.  I used lots of scraps only one paper had identification.  The background paper is Queen & Co Pumpkins.

Queen & Co Pumpkins paper
misc paper and card stock
Cricut Mini Monsters images
Quick Quotes Midnight Obsession
Close to My Heart sentiment
Brilliance Graphite Black ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Exploring Family History Blog Hop with Scraps by Gracie

October 22

Welcome to the Exploring Family History blog hop.  We are creating crafts related to our family history.  Most of us would agree when began paper crafting to create a historical record of our and for our families.  Of course, we love to get inky and sticky while doing it so let's dig into our crafty family history projects.

But first, we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.

Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by October 31th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order. 

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

I created a digital invite for a family reunion.  I included a picture of the my great grandparents.  I was so lucky enough to know them very well.  My grandpa lived until his 90's and grandma lived more than 10 years without him and passed from pneumonia at 104. Actually, my son even got to meet her but he was just a baby. This was my mother's mother's parents.  I never knew my grandmother she was their oldest child and passed before I was born.  A couple of her siblings have passed in the last year or so and now there's only one of my mother's aunts left.  She is about my mother's age, my great grandmother was still having children when her oldest (my grandmother) was having her own family.

My mother was the organizer of this event and most of the relatives are on Facebook so I created a FB cover photo version for the event page.  I used the same paper and ribbon but had more room to add more embellishments.

Creative Memories Reminisce Digital kit
Antique Attic font

Next up is Sue!

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost:

Sue -
Holli -
Lisa -
Theresa -

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!


A Muse Mysterious Manor with Sketch N Scrap WCMD sketch

Welcome to another World Card Making Day sketch at Sketch N Scrap. Halloween is getting close and I have been playing with some of my Tim Holtz Halloween dies.

Here's the sketch:

Here's a close up:

A Muse Mysterious Manor
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz and Movers and Shapers dies
Close to My Heart sentiment
Anna Griffin black chalkboard ink
silver paper and glitter card stock
Quick Quotes Midnight Obsession chalking ink

Don't forget to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Quick Quotes Mini Reserve in Toledo

Good morning QQ readers, Alicia blogging today about the recent Quick Quotes Mini Reserve I recently attended in Toledo, OH.  What a fantastic weekend!  I had a blast.  I returned to the same venue with some of the same friends, it's becoming a tradition.  I also made new friends while learning some innovative techniques.  I was able to shop and supplement my current Quick Quotes stash.  The weekend was jam packed with projects and some playtime during the crop.

There were lots of prizes to be the crop we played games with all these ribbons and some petroleum jelly but you will have to see that one for yourself! There were scrappy contest for both layouts and mini albums as well as a photography contest.  Everyone left with prizes!

Here are some pictures of the goodies I acquired.  The first one is the 20 page album and kit.  The second picture includes the bag and the projects from the second day including a couple of altered projects and more page kits.  The bottom left is the bonus pack, in my opinion a necessity.  For only $40 the pack includes some more page kits and extra papers for stretching out the leftover words and embellishments from the other kits to create many more pages.  And the final photo is of all my winnings and goody bag contents.  I won a couple of extra altered kits for winning the layout contest and coming in second in the mini albums.

When I got back home I immediately used some of the pages to finish a vacation album.  I was so excited to have these beautiful pages ready to just fill with photos.  The details are awesome!

I love this layout and the best part is it came with optional titles!  I will be using the extras because I loved them all.  The chipboard is so versatile by using Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks you can change the color so easily.

I just love the chipboard accents in this page kit as well.  The ribbon balances the filigree perfectly.

I would highly recommend attending a Private Reserve  or Mini Reserve near you.  I learned some great techniques, made an album's worth of pages, and created some beautiful altered projects.  All of which I put to immediate use back at home.  It was a productive, informative, creative and fun filled weekend I won't soon forget!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells with Sketch N Scrap card sketch

Welcome to the last of our regular card sketches this month at Sketch N Scrap.  I am getting in the Halloween mood.  I created a textured, spooky card using several Graphic 45 supplies and chunky embossing powder.

Here's the sketch:

at an angle:

I just love this Recollections aged black embossing powder, it is pretty thick so it is not good for detail but it is such a pretty distressed look.  I believe it is discontinued, I am glad embossing powders go a long way.

Graphic 45 Stamps (at least a year old) and Steampunk Spells 6x6 pad
Brilliance Graphite Black 
Wow! clear detail embossing powder
Recollections rose and border stickers
Recollections Aged Black embossing powder and Splat! stamp set (4 years old or more)
Inkadinkado Circles and dots stamps (4 years or more)
Fiskars border punch
Spellbinders label one
misc paper

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to join us at Sketch N Scrap for this sketch and all our special World Card Making Day sketches (plus scrapbook sketches)!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 10/21 (C10)x until 10/23x until 10/24x until 10/25x until 10/27x until 10/28 (2 of 3)x until 10/31x until 10/31x


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sympathy card: Atlantic Heart Sketch with My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio

I created these cards for a Sympathy card swap.  I found some subdued papers and a great sketch to make this set.  

Here's the sketch I used:

Our Daily Bread Designs Sympathy Die Duo set
My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 6x6 papers
Adirondack Slate ink
pearls and white card stock
Bazzill textured black walnut card stock
Quick Quotes Coal Miner Chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Mid month Scrapbook Sketch

If you are here for Connie's Monster Mash Blog Hop go HERE

Welcome to another Sketch N Scrap scrapbook sketch challenge!

Here's the sketch:

Some close ups of my Cricut cuts.  I used some pop dots for some of the detail.  I also went crazy with my spray ink on the white back ground.

Quick Quotes Whistlin Dixie papers
Creative Memories water and misc papers
misc glitter paper
white card stock
Smooches Sea Kiss spray ink
Quick Quotes Coal Miner chalking ink
Creative Memories grey pen and sticker letters
Creative Memories Traveler cut (splash)

Don't forget to play with us at Sketch N Scrap this month!

Thanks for stopping by!