Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lawn Fawn Out of the World and Beam me Up card set with Galaxy backgrounds

In preparation for my recent art show, I worked with these galaxy backgrounds and my Lawn Fawn space stamp and die sets.  I kind of went wild, coloring planet and little characters.

I sponged the brighter oxide inks first, then I layered black soot on top.  I splattered pearly spray ink on the very top for a super galaxy look.  I went back and added more splatters again and again until I achieved my desired results.  I watched several you tube videos and created all the backgrounds in one day.

While the backgrounds dried (spray ink), I stamped and embossed dozens of images of planets, aliens, astronauts, and space vehicles.

I spent a lot of time coloring the images with alcohol ink pens.  I did use some metallic inks on special places.  I combined all my images on top of the backgrounds to come up with complimentary designs.  Finally I stamped and die cut sentiments for each card.

In addition I would like to note at my recent art show this is the only other design besides the coffee cup gift card holder of which I sold out.  I guess they were a hit!  So time consuming, maybe I should have sold them for more.  I believe the same lady bought them for all her grandchildren.

Lawn Fawn die and stamp sets:  Out of the World and Beam me up
Tim Holtz Oxide inks:  black soot, worn lipstick, fossilized amber, broken china, and cracked pistachio 
Avery Elle Pierced Cloud die
Spellbinders label die
Frantic Stamper stitched rounded rectangle dies
Pearl shimmer ink 
Colorbox black pigment ink with Judikins Clear/Black detail embossing powder mix
Alcohol markers and metallic silver pen

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tim Holtz dies, Photo Play paper and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning, time for another Atlantic Hearts Challenge inspiration.  I recently purchased this Tim Holtz Die and decided this sketch was the perfect time to use it.  I decorated the die with punched Stampin Up flowers.

Here's the sketch:

Details of my sentiment.  I layered 3 cuts and then added some glassy glaze on the top for a real pop!


Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Scribbles & Splat die
Photo Play 6x6 paper stack
Karen Burniston word die
Stampin Up flower punch
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Midnight Confessions
Glassy Glaze
green shimmer paper card base

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


Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Quick Quotes Coffee Gift Card Holders

Good morning and welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I used this same Karen Burniston die set to create the pop up card earlier in the week.  After I created that one, I wanted to keep playing and came up with die cutting the cup only as a gift card holder.  I made several of these for an art show I was in a couple of weeks ago.  I sold all the individual gift card holders.  

I did want to see how one would work on a card and it worked just fine.  To create the holders, I simple cut off the tabs on the bottom and adhered the base together with red line tape for a sturdy hold.

Here are the three card holders alone.  Quick Quotes papers are super thick and sturdy to withstand the movement of the card in and out of the pocket.

Quick Quotes Products used:

other ingredients:
Karen Burniston Pop Up Coffee die set
white card stock
Stitched circle dies

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Just Popping Up! Quick Quotes Spring Coffee Pop Up card

Hello, Alicia with you today with some coffee inspired creations.   I love using Quick Quotes papers for die cutting.  Whether its an electronic or manual machine, these papers cut perfectly.  This die set was so cute, I had to make more than one card.

The many components of this pop up card work wonderfully with the double sided coordinating Quick Quotes papers.  You can be sure it all matches beautifully.  

This coffee cup is also a gift card holder.  It has two tabs cut in the back in to which you can easily slip the gift card.

The entire card open to reveal the pop up.  The mechanism relies on two tabs nestled behind the napkin.

My second card is much the same.  I used the striped piece of Spring Showers Paper.  I also continued to use the the blue and white woodgrain papers in the scallop die cut shape.

Quick Quotes products:
Spring Showers Papers: 100, 101, 102. and 105

other products:
dies by Karen Burniston Coffee Pop Up card
dies by Spellbinders scalloped circles
word dies by Karen Burniston and Frantic Stamper
white, grey and brown card stock

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Mother's Day with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

It's time for the my team's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration.  This card came together so easily.  I used a paper pack so all the papers matched so perfectly.  I found matching ink and ribbon in my stash.  I love the vintage look.

Here's the Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch:

It was super easy using just the Lost and Found Blush paper pack.  I picked a background and die cut some scraps.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap, too!

Lost and Found Blush 6x6 paper
Spellbinders labels twenty-two die
Tutti Designs Stitched circled die
Close to My Heart sentiment Just to say
Stampin Up Primrose Petals ink
Quick Quotes Fuchsia chalking ink
Recollections ribbon

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


Monday, May 14, 2018

The Edge of the Sea...Quick Quotes Navigator layout

Alicia blogging today with a layout from my January vacation.  I love watery vacations!  Navigator papers are perfect for documenting my experience.  I used several leftover die cuts from the April Club Q layouts.  I also used several pieces from Navigator 500 Quotes and Phrases.  I inked all edges generously with Powderpuff Chalking inks.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer to print just the right pictures to scrap. In this area of the resort the waves crash against rocks and make for quite a splash zone. I took dozens of pictures to try and capture the perfect spray of water.  Do you remember long, long ago when you had to wait until you printed the entire roll of film to even determine if you captured good pictures?  We have come a long way and it is so easy to print off just the perfect pictures at home with fantastic quality.

I finished off my layout with some netting and seashells.  I used pop dots to bring the quote pieces up off the page and over the fiber.  It is a little bulky and I don't scrap every page like this but it just finished off this layout so beautifully.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator papers:  102, 103, and 105
Powderpuff chalking inks:  BermudaSandy Shore, and Tropical Punch
leftover pieces from April Club Q

Canon products:

other products:
seashells and fiber
ink pen and pop dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day! with Cricut

Happy Mother's Day!  I whipped up some quick Cricut cut Mother's Day cards.  I added a few premium papers to step up the quality.  I also inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.

For the first card, I picked a special fold and added glitter flowers with gem centers.

On the second card I added a layer of red velvet paper behind the cuts.

Cricut carts: Close to my Heart Artfully Sent
pink and pink shimmer card stock
red velvet and glitter papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Pixie Pink

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Far East Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Far East Blog Hop

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!

You should have arrived from Sue's blog but if not,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

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.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

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One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

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 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I created several cards with my Cricut for this hop.  The first one I made was for tomorrow's holiday.  I added lots of details deserving of a mother.  

I loved using the DCWV Far East papers so much, I went wild with my Pagoda card cuts and made several of them!  I love how easy they were and how pretty they turned out.

DCWV Far East paper
Cricut carts:  Pagoda
Spellbinders Paper Lantern dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks

Next head on over to Kim's blog!

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

All I want is an umbrella in my drink!

I have been very busy getting ready for an art show next weekend.  I wanted to create some "drink" cards and Die Cuttin' Diva's sketch was perfect for the dies I wanted to use.

Here's the sketch:

I acquired these dies while I was on the Dies R Us Inspiration Design team.  I wanted to use them already, but as you know you don't always get to have unlimited creative time.  Finally, I found a minute to use them...I thought they were so cute!

Prima Rock Out Bro papers
shimmer card stock
Versa Mark embossing powder
Recollections Citron embossing powder
Creative Memories square red bling

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Quick Quotes Mother's Day cards

Hi, Alicia with you today using the latest Quick Quotes papers Secret Garden. These new papers are part of  May Club Q, otherwise the paper pack will be available soon in the Quick Quotes store.  I created some sweet Mother's Day cards using the new papers with Powderpuff Chalking inks and a water brush to water color the nesting doll images.

Here's a close look at my watercolor handiwork.  I stamped the image with pigment ink and heat embossed so the image would not be compromised by all the water.  The raised image also keeps the inks from bleeding as much.

I find the Powderpuff Chalking inks stamp a great sentiment when I use my stamping tool.  I always stamp three times for perfect coverage.

The second card is using the same papers and techniques, I simply chose another sentiment and colored my dolls differently.  This ribbon matches the blue flowers in this pattern from Secret Garden 100 paper.  

Quick Quotes products:Secret Garden Collection papers 100 & 103 available soonPowderpuff Chalking inks:  Lipstick , Green LeafVanilla CreamKey LargoJadeMango Mai Tai, and Sandy Shore

other products:
tools: water brush and MISTI 
clear stamps: Close to my Heart Happy Place  and Short & Sweet sets
dies:  Frantic Stamper rounded corner rectangle dies
pen:  Silver shimmer pen
ink:  Colorbox black with Judikins black detail embossing powder
cardstock:  blue ice

Thanks so much for stopping by!