Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Secret Garden Quick Quotes Card Inspiration

Hi Alicia with you today using the latest Quick Quotes papers Secret Garden, available soon.  I took a cue from the bold and bright flowers creating a floral themed card set.  I wanted to use all of these wonderful prints.  I cut several "slices" of paper and positioned them with about an eighth inch in between the strips.  I used dies to cut some flowers and sentiments to finish off the cards.

I also made a video of unboxing this latest Secret Garden collection.  You can check it out HERE.

I chalked all the edges of my cuts with Lipstick and Green Leaf Powderpuff chalking inks.  I molded the flowers with my fingers and adhered them together with a brad.

This card I kept more simple with the floral papers and a die cut sentiment on the solid panel.

On the final card, I used four panels and popped a solid colored die cut watering can on top.  Perfect with the floral prints.

Quick Quotes products:
Secret Garden Collection available soon!
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Lipstick and Green Leaf

other products:
dies by Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered florals and watering can
dies by Stamplorations sentiment dies

Don't forget to pop over and check out my unboxing VIDEO.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rock On! Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

It's my week again over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I am using up old stash and I found a couple of these iridescent tickets I used in my wedding reception invitations.  I cut them with my Cricut but it was before Design Space and can't for the life of my find the cut.

I layered the cut on top of some rock n roll paper and added some stamped images which I punched.  Super easy since I started with the ticket already made.

Here's the sketch to play along:

Another view.  I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink in black.

DCWV Glam Rock stack
iridescent card stock
Cricut cut 
Stampin Up punches
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps
Distress ink Black soot
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We will weather the storm together...

There's been a lot of challenges that include umbrellas lately so I dug out my favorite umbrella die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used my brand new cloud dies that I scored just recently at Tuesday Morning.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 6x6 papers
Graphic 45/Colorbox Bon Voyage Blue ink
Through Sunshine and Rain sentiment stamp (not sure of manufacturer but I have had this several least 3 years old)
Our Daily Bread Designs umbrella and stitched rectangle die
Spellbinders Day Dreams dies (clouds)
Quick Quotes Terra Cotta and Deep Sea chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, April 16, 2018

Quick Quotes April Club Q Video Unboxing

Hello, Alicia here today unboxing this month's Ultimate Combo Club Q April kit.  I made my first unboxing video showing in detail all the projects that come in the kit.  You can sign up for Club Q here.  

Here are the four projects you get with the Ultimate Combo Club Q April kit:

I created one of the altered projects in a timed setting to see how long it would take.  This project the larger of the two mini tag albums took me 1.5 hours.  I do like to chalk all my edges.  I used the reverse side of several papers to make it my "own".

Here are some pics of the inside.  Club Q makes it so easy to put together with most of the cuts and score marks completed for you.  I tied some ribbon and created the photo tab by layering chipboard pieces.  The cascading flip on the back inside cover was so easy with score marks and pre cut holes, it could not have been more simple.  Chalking all the edges probably took the most time.

Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Bermuda and Terra Cotta

Don't forget to check out the unboxing video and sign up for Club Q here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Oh Frap! Coffee cards

I finally had a minute to play.  I have been using leftover cuts and pieces from my stash.  I had these coffee cups lying around.  So that is where I began, then I grabbed my coffee embossing folder.  I found this sketch over at Stick it Down but I didn't want to use such sharp corners.  I thought this is a perfect place to use my Kiwi Lane templates!  Finally, I added a die cut sentiment from Stamplorations.

Here's the sketch:

A close up of the details:

I made a couple of versions.  This used the reverse of the Kiwi Lane cut.

And for the third card, I die cut a scrap and added a corrugated strip behind.

Tim Holtz/Sizzix On the go embossing folder with Mini Fresh Brew movers and shapers dies
Creative Memories printed paper
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma chalking ink
Frantic Stamper rounded corner rectangle die
Stamplorations coffee sentiment dies
TPC Studio Coffee Cafe stamp
metallic pearl gems
Kiwi Lane Mini Madison 2A template

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friends of a Feather Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Birds of a Feather Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects featuring our feathered friends and their gorgeous feathers!

You should have arrived from Amanda's blog but if you need to start at the beginning, head over to Connie Can Crop 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

One lucky hopper will win this gorgeous stamp from Fun Stampers Journey donated by Connie Can Crop.

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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 on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Hi everyone, I played around with my Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps and dies for this hop.  I went wild playing with my Distress Oxide inks.  I used layer techniques and even a water brush to color my birds.

I stamped the image a few times cutting the nose and eyes out independently.  I didn't have to worry about coloring (or lack of color) on the eyes since I put a fresh pair on top after inking the body.

I gave this one to my friend for his birthday already.

You can't see how beautiful these cobalt sequins are, they were recycled.  I think they may have been from a sequin blouse.

I used some unusual sequins I purchased overseas.

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and accessories stamps and dies
Distress Oxide inks:  Broken China, Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans and Fossilized Amber
washi tape and sequins
We R Memory Keepers paper
Dylsions sentiment stamps
Funny Bones sentiment stamp
Colorbox black ink
Judikins black detail embossing powder
Quick Quotes Cool Grey chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Using the negative...Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch take 2!

Hello, I am back again using the negatives of yesterday's Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch inspiration.  Before I cut with my Cricut I positioned the cut in the appropriate place to make a perfect card of the negative.  All I had to do was cut a piece of patterned paper to put behind the cut and embellish.  Four cards with two cuts!

I accented this card with blue star sequins that match the patterned paper perfectly!

Here's my final card.  I used baker's twine behind the sentiment.

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts challenge, here's the sketch:

Cricut cut:  United States Tech Case
Creative Memories papers
The Paper Studio paper
misc card stock
misc rubber stamp sentiment
Versacolor Royal blue ink
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched star dies
baker's twine and sequins
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Lipstick and Royal Blue

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts challenge.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Liberty and Justice for All...Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

This isn't my usual week for Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch but I decided to join in the fun.  I used my Cricut to cut my country shape.  I found a couple of neat star printed papers and inked some wooden hearts. 

On this red version I stamped a sentiment I found in my stash.  I purchased this used, it was cling mounted with no markings.

On the second card I used a die cut sentiment that was part of the Creative Memories paper pack which also contained the red star paper.

Here's the sketch, there are alternative country choices, check them out at here.  

Cricut cut:  United States Tech Case
Creative Memories papers
The Paper Studio paper
misc card stock
misc rubber stamp sentiment
Versacolor Royal blue ink
Stampin Up punch
Frantic Stamper Stitched Curved Rectangle die
wood embellishments inked with
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Lipstick and Royal Blue

Don't forget to join us this week at Atlantic Hearts challenge.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!