Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Something wonderful is about to happen...Quick Quotes Mini Album

Good morning! Quick Quotes readersAlicia here today.  I have been playing around with the January Club Q kits.  Wonderful papers and fantastic projects this month.  I made a mini with the wood frames.

Here is a view of both sides of the mini album  I put a sentiment on the front but a photo could easily replace it.  I added pockets and mats to several pages.

The pearls were a part of this month's Club Q.  There were many beautiful ribbons with the kit that I did not get a chance to use as of yet.

A few helpful hints for this mini.  I left the top open behind the frames on the front and back.  I slipped a background paper inside but this could easily be replaced with a photo later.  I created the pockets by scoring .5" on 3 sides.  I cut away the corners to keep the pocket flat.  I added adhesive to the folds and placed on the background paper.

Quick Quotes Products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hello Foxy! Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch inspiration

Hello Foxy!  Today I have my Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration.  I have used a mix of products to make this cute card.

Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge:

Here's a close up of my little fox.  I stamped and embossed him in a chocolate, then the nose and eyes in black and embossed, and finally I stamped the legs in Truffle and embossed.

Close to my Heart  Hello Foxy sentiment
Stampin Up Foxy Friends
Avery Elle Pierced Cloud die
Mix'd Media Truffle and Black inks
Anna Griffin Chocolate ink
Judikins clear embossing powder
We R Happy Campers paper
Recollections gems

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bundle Up! Quick Quotes January Club Q

Good morning! Quick Quotes readersAlicia blogging today.  I have been playing around with the January Club Q kits.  So many beautiful papers with great die cutting and fantastic projects this month.  I usually open up all the kits and mix them up, which you can clearly see that with this layout.  I used pieces from most of them to create this double page layout.

I am scrapping some pretty old photos but 2012 is the year in which I am currently working.  This was the perfect winter~y outing for this title.  It was a mascot broom ball game.  All the local mascots playing a sort of hockey but with brooms, great fun for the kids!

I used Canon's Pro Luster photo paper to print professional quality photos at home.  I rarely use a print service anymore.  My photos print perfect at home which I don't always find with outside services.  I also like to be able to choose the photo size as I am scrapping as opposed to having every shot in 4x6.

I used the crystal bling included in the kits to adorn the center of all of my snowflakes.  This month's kit also includes some printables from Canon's Creative Park.

Quick Quotes Products used:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Snow Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to 
Blog Hop

This is a blog hop all about those white fluffy snowflakes and all the fun you can have in them!
You should have arrived from Shannon H's blog but if you happened here by mistake then head over to
Connie Can Crop she is the beginning of this hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.

Connie Can Crop is your sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.

(valid to ship in the US only)

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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/17/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I have some snow people for you today.  I used the Cricut cart A Quilted Christmas.  The first card is a more detailed version.

Here's my second card.  This premade bow came in a package for my husband.  I just loved it so much, I found a way to use it!

Next head on over to my good friend SUE!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, January 12, 2018

I ruff you! with Frantic Stamper

Good morning, Alicia here today. This little guy from Frantic Stamper looks very much like my dog Sparky, except Sparky is black.  I previously created a project with Sparky here.  I just can't get enough of these cute puppies.

  I wanted the dog to have subtle realistic details so I did some shading with inks to give him more depth.  I also added glossy accents to the eyes and nose for texture.  I layered my pup on some super cute plaid paper cut with Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangles. I then added a Frantic Stamper Dog House  and some of the Frantic Stamper Dog Accessories.

Dies R Us Products:

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Dog House
Frantic Stamper Dog House die
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Sweet Pea, Max, and Frankie
Frantic Stamper Sweet Pea die
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Doggy Accessories
Frantic Stamper Dog Accessories
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangles

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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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Life Together...Quick Quotes Mini Album

Hello Quick Quotes readersAlicia here with you today (and for another year!)  I have a mini album I created for a Christmas gift.  I made this for my brother in law with the hopes it would be used on his desk. He absolutely loved it!  I used select pieces from the  Adventure Awaits collection to maintain a masculine feel throughout.

To begin this project:
  • Cut a piece of chipboard to 6.25"x8.75"
  • Score at 4.25" and 4.5"
  • Adhere magnet with strong tape to outside front cover
  • Layer strong tape on top of magnet to adhere to cover paper
  • Cut 2 pieces of Quick Quotes designer paper to 6.25"x10-11" (the extra length is to create the flap, overlap to your preference)
  • Ink ALL edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
  • Adhere each paper piece to the outside and inside cover leaving the flap open
  • Embed the second magnet inside the flap to meet up with the magnet on the cover (use plenty of strong tape to stay in place
  • Seal the magnet in the flap
  • Adhere ribbon to edges of flap for durablity

I kept the flap shorter because I wanted to use this great quote on front.  I placed it on the cover to determine how long I wanted my flap prior to cutting the paper. In hindsight I should have used a couple of sets of magnets spread apart or not put so many photos inside...I couldn't help myself there were so many cute ones!  I did realize this issue and for that reason there are no bulky embellishments inside the album so that it would stay shut with one magnet set and lay flat.

Basic directions for the accordion inside:
  • Cut a 12"x12" piece of card stock to 2-6"x12"
  • Score consecutively at 4"
  • Adhere the two pieces together
  • Adhere one end to the front inside cover and one to the back inside cover
  • Cover the card stock with pieces of 4"x6" Quick Quotes designer paper 
  • Add photos and sentiments
  • Don't forget to ink all those edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks

You may can tell from the photos I have three pieces of paper, I did not start with a 12"x12" piece so it complicated the process a little but allowed me to add extra pages!

The Adventure Awaits 105 paper was perfect for this project since one side has 6 panels at the 4"x6" size.  If possible I used the deigns from the paper to provide the sentiment.  On other pages I used pieces I cut from Adventure Awaits 12x12 Quotes Phrases sheet.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to easily print the photos I downloaded from Facebook for my mini album.  This project went very smoothly because of the great products.

Quick Quotes products used:
Sunset  and Navy Powderpuff Chalking inks

other products:

wood veneer, ribbon, card stock and magnets

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Celebrate with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Good morning! Today, I have my semi weekly Atlantic Hearts Challenge inspiration post.  This week I used Distress Oxide inks and a stencil to create the line pattern.  I used a fine glitter paper for a sweet die cut sentiment.  I inked the edges of each side to correspond with the stencil ink.

Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge:

A close up of the sentiment:

Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks
Spellbinders Phrases Two
glitter paper

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
I would like to enter this in the following challenge: until 1/14x


Friday, January 5, 2018

Out of this world

Hello, Alicia posting today.  I have created a really cool birthday card.  I hope to give this one to my nephew.  I think it will make a great little boy birthday card.  I started with a handmade background.  I used Judikin's mica ink on black glossy card stock. Next, I cut the background with Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags.

I colored all the planets and my little astronaut with alcohol markers.  My favorite stamps have matching dies and these Lawn Fawn sets fit the bill.  Once I determined the placement of my planets, I stamped and embossed my sentiment.  I used white to pop on the dark background.  I also put some of my images on pop dots to create dimension in my space scene.

I hope you enjoyed my sweet Lawn Fawn card, here is a list of Dies R U products I used in this project:

Lawn Fawn - Out Of This World Stamps
Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set
Lawn Fawn - Out Of This World Dies
Lawn Fawn Out of this World die set
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut Tags

Come join in all of 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.
click below for:

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

stamping, die cut, whitex



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!! with Gratitude

Happy New Year!  I have been busy the last month with a lot of non-bloggy activities.  I will continue to be occupied with other activities in January, but that doesn't mean I am not crafting.  I am just not getting to "play" in my craft room as much.  I want to begin the year with gratitude and thanks to my fellow bloggers.  I have very much enjoyed being a part of blogland for the past few years.  I want to specifically thank a few folks for some recent goodies.

First, my friend Denise had a crafty giveaway on her blog and I won!  She is trying to increase her followers so check her out.  She is a Unity Stamp representative and you can find her blog HERE.  I absolutely love the Willow Girl set, it is so me!  I can't wait to play with it.

Second, I won this kit from Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  They have card and scrapbooking challenges.  You should hop over and check out their latest challenge.  I have to give extra kudos to them for shipping internationally!  This is such a gorgeous kit and I have plenty of vintage photos to use along with it.

I can't over commit myself right now but I will be having a giveaway as soon as I have a few minutes to gather one together.  In the meantime, I want to thank the above mention blogs and express my appreciation for my readers each and every day!

Have a blessed new year!