Sunday, April 30, 2017

Creates and Makes Challenge Sketch

Here's another make from the stash around my desk.

Here's the sketch I used for this card:

Here's a look at the embossed sentiment:

Hero Arts sentiment
Versamark ink with Stampin Up Calypso Coral embossing powder
Spellbinders large scallop circles
Stampin Up banner die
Quick Quotes Sunset chalking ink
Bazzill  peach and white card stock
printed paper scraps, bling and doily

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Monochromatic Peach with Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch

I had a brief moment to play around with some sketches.  I purchased a large pack of doilies from Michael's this past weekend.  There were about 8 colors included and this peach on just screamed to be matched up with the peachy papers I scored at Tuesday Morning. Don't you love it when you just look over your work space and your new scores just happen to sync up perfectly!  Or maybe I have just been in a peachy mood when shopping. After being home bound for several weeks, shopping is refreshing for once.  I also knew I needed some thank you cards for my doctor and nurses hence this card and tomorrows.

Here's the sketch I used:

Here's some details:

Stampin Up sentiment
Versamark ink with Stampin Up Calypso Coral embossing powder
Spellbinders large scallop circles
Tutti Designs stitched banner die
Quick Quotes Sunset chalking ink
Bazzill  peach and white card stock
printed paper scraps, floss and doily
Queen & Co peach pearls

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 4/30x

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Discover new horizons...Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps Cross Promo

Good morning!  Alicia here today sharing my Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps project.  I used several Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks to color a Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic layout.  I sealed the color with a spray sealant.  I cut my photos to fit the frames and added embellishments.

I die cut some Whistlin Dixie 107 paper for the sun.  I used white card stock for the foliage and inked it up with the same green Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks I used on the palm trees.

I cut several pieces from Quick Quotes Adventure Awaits 12 x 12 Quotes and inked the edges with more Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.

Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps products used:

other ingredients:
Cheery Lynn Designs dies
K & Co embellishments

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you are enjoying the cross promotion with Clear Scraps.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stuck?! sketch

I feel like I have been in a funk but I managed to churn out a couple of layouts recently.  Still...almost finished with my honeymoon album.

Here's the sketch:

Here are some close ups:

Basic Grey 25th and Pine Snow flake Road and flags
My Minds Eye Adventure 6x6 paper pack
Martha Stewart metal filigree corners and frames
Jolee's 3-D embellishments
Prima wood button
misc wood embellishments
Art-C ephemera 
kraft card stock
Creative Memories border maker hearts
Creative Memories travel stickers old
Pebbles brown candy
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Seafoam, Barn board and Clay

I would like to enter this in the following challenge: until 4/30x

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Distress Tie Dye technique with Technique Junkies

Today, I am playing with another Technique Junkies stamp that I purchased at Stampaway and using the same Tie Dye technique illustrated on their blog.  This time I used different distress inks for my tie dye.

Here's a close up of my coloring:

I told you next time I would show the difference between black ink and clear detail embossing powder (bottom) and black ink with an equal mix of clear and black detail embossing powder (top):

The mix is much bolder and doesn't get as muted by the inks.

Distress inks:  Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves
Martha Stewart flowers
Colorbox Mix'd Media black ink
Judikins clear and black detail embossing powder
alcohol markers:  copic, prima, american craft
Spellbinders label
K & Co recycled purple paper
Quick Quotes Purple Passion chalking ink 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Monday, April 24, 2017

I didn't break the rules...Technique Junkies challenge

I purchased this stamp at Stampaway last year.  I have to admit, I haven't even used it and then I saw this month's challenge at Technique Junkies.  I thought this looked like a great technique to try.  I had a lot of fun and made several backgrounds.  Here is the first.

I have worked for Judikins at Stampaway for several years now. Customers flock to Judi's booth to purchase both Black and Clear detail embossing powder.  Northwood Stamps tells their customers for coloring images the best results come from using a mix of both Black and Clear detail embossing powder.  I found my extra container of clear low so I poured in some black.  This is my first time using the mixture and I am really pleased.  I took pics of both embossing results and I will post next time. 

Distress inks:  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch
Colorbox Mix'd Media black ink
Judikins clear and black detail embossing powders
glitter paper
Alchohol markers including Copic and Prima
Stitched rectangle die
fiber, sequins

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

 Top 3 Badge


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Just Because: Pleated fold card with Quick Quotes Mulberry papers

Good morning Quick Quotes readersAlicia here today with a special fold.  I enjoy being challenged by trying a new fold.  I was a little intimidated but it really wasn't that hard.  Whenever I try a new technique I first use a piece of white card stock because it usually takes once to figure it out correctly.

Instructions for the full pleated fold:
  1. For a full pleated front begin with a piece  measuring 3" x 11"
  2. Score at 1.5" next 2" then 3" alternating half inch then inch scores until the 9.5" score, leaving a 1.5" length at the end
  3. Mark the half way point (1.5") on the short side
  4. Cut at a diagonal from that mark to the 5" mark turn the paper and cut the same diagonal on the other corner
  5. These two cuts should leave an inch in the center with no cut
  6. Alternate folds and crease with a bone folder and ink all edges
  7. Adhere the folds in place
  8. Adhere the pleated panel on your card
  9. Cover the top of the panel with another piece of paper, die cut or ribbon

Here's another version.  Quick Quotes' double sided patterned papers lend themselves so well to creating a lovely peekaboo and coordinating panels. 

Quick Quotes products used:

other products:
Stampin Up Four Frames stamp and punch
Close to My Heart Just to Say sentiment stamp
Mix'd Media Berries ink
Judikins clear detail embossing powder
Sizzix Rain or Shine embossing folder/die set
pearls, brad and flowers
white card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles are contagious card

I had a minute to squeeze in a challenge last night. I scored a ream of this mustard textured card stock at the thrift store.  Regular readers will be seeing more of this card stock.

Here is the sketch I used:

I added some sequins I purchased from overseas.  I am not sure you can see the stripes on the tiny sequins but they are really different.  I also took a cue from the strip with triangles and cut a couple of corners (pun intended) to place on the sentiment strip.

Pebbles Lakeside 6x6 paper pad
Inkadinkado Thoughts for the Day sentiment
Colorbox Chalk Rouge
glittered napkin scraps

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations flowers with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello!  Today I have my inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch.  I am still using kits.  The die cuts were purchased from a LSS going out of business and were leftovers from a class. I have had them for a long time.  So glad to use them up!

Here's the sketch:

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A close up:

A more simple version:

Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies diecuts
Tim Holtz Phrases 2 (quote on card one)
The Paper Company Thank You Value Set
Distress ink Wilted Violet
misc die cuts
Want 2 Scrap pearls
White card stock

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Many thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week!


Friday, April 14, 2017

You're Fintastic: Fish bowl shaker card

 Hello!  Alicia here today with a super fun card!  I loved creating this card.  

I used a layer of acetate on the front and cut a circle out of the card base to allow for the shaker parts.  I popped up the metallic cut to create even more dimension.  While the plants and the castle are fixed to the base the fish are free with the bubbles to move around.

Dies R Us Products used:

Sue Wilson Designs - Fillables Collection - Fishbowl
Sue Wilson Designs Fillables Collection Fishbowl

Sue Wilson Designs - Fillables Collection - Underwater Accessories
Sue Wilson Designs Fillables Collection Underwater Accessories

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop

Welcome to the 

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Thanks for joining us for a fun hop full of Easter Bunny 

inspired projects!!

Wishing you all a blessed Easter with your family and friends!!

You should have arrived from Marji's blog!

If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
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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.
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at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I was inspired to create a wood grain rabbit.  I complimented it with all sorts of embellishments and die cuts.  I also added my own pearls around the edge of the filigree die cut.

I used a wood grain paper for the rabbit and ran the white card stock through the Big Shot with a wood grain embossing folder.  The wood paper is the latest collection from Quick Quotes called Windsong.

Tim Holtz mini bunny die and frame die (both movers and shapers)
Art-C ephemera kit
Martha Stewart flower
Quick Quotes Windsong papers
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
K & Co embellishment
die cuts
wood grain embossing folder
white card stock

Hop on over to Holli's blog!

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!