Sunday, September 30, 2018

Quick Quotes Private Reserve Page Kit completion Part 2

I thought it would be fitting since I am away at the 2018  Quick Quotes Mini Reserve  in Conyers, GA I would post last year's kits I have completed recently.  While there last year I knew during classes some of these layouts would go in my wedding album.  I mean how lovely is this flourish and flower cluster?  The kit I am using is Together Premier Page Kit.  It contains four layouts with all the die cuts and embellishments you need to create a detailed and beautiful layout.

The only change I made to this layout was to reverse some of the papers.  Isn't is great that you have that option with all these kits.  From the background sheet to all the paper die cuts, every one has an equally beautiful print on the reverse side.

One tip I have when completing Quick Quotes Page Kits is to keep all the pieces when punching out the die cuts.  This set is one example where you are using both parts of the die cuts.  

On this layout my photo was horizontal instead of the vertical photo on the original design.  I simple turned the mats 90 degrees from the original  I kept all the elements in the same position.

I inked up the chipboard with Bora Bora and Sandy Shore Powderpuff chalking inks.

On the final page of the four, I reversed some of the paper circles.  Otherwise this layout is spot on the original design.  I loved it so much.  

Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Bora BoraSandy Shore, and Navy

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are having as much fun as I am today.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Quick Quotes and Cricut Folk Art Festival

Welcome to the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop.  Frankly, I don't drink coffee (gasp)!  I know, I know, I have been participating in these hops and making lots of awesome coffee cards for years but caffeine gives me the gitters.  I wake up every morning naturally caffeinated.  So tea is about as much caffeine as I ever have and I really mostly drink herbal teas.  My one vice is McDonald's Sweet Tea when I need to stay awake that is my go-to.

So for this card I brought out my Cricut.  I love the images on the Folk Art Festival and luckily it popped up when I searched coffee and tea images to cut.  I thought the Quick Quotes Serenade papers were a perfect soft but colorful choice.

I used a tea word art stamped in Cool Gray Powderpuff Chalking ink as a panel.  I inked all the edges of every piece with the same color.  For one final touch I added some flower shaped sequins.

I just had to show how beautifully Quick Quotes papers cut in the Cricut.  I use the card stock plus setting for a perfect cut every time.  

Quick Quotes ingredients:
Serenade papers 101, 103, and 105
Cool Gray Powderpuff Chalking ink

other products:
Cricut cart Folk Art Festival
Stamplorations Tea Blend Word Art stamp

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 10/4x

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Oh Baby card using Stampin Up and Creative Memories

Hello friends, I have a sweet baby card for you today.  It was a lot of fun using up scraps to create the flags.  I inked all my edges with Quick Quotes chalking ink.

I sketch was part of the February Creative Memories Virtual Crop.

I can't for the life of me find the "joy" stamp to say what brand it is but I swear it was Close to My Heart.  

Creative Memories Fabulous Power Palette paper, flowers and paper ribbon
Stampin Up Ciao, Baby and scallop circle punch
Stampin Up Taken with Teal and Lavender Lace inks
Judikins clear detail embossing powder
Quick Quotes Warm Gray chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Quick Quotes Page Kit Wedding layout

I have just a few more final layouts from my wedding album. This set uses Quick Quotes Page Kits from the 2016 Mini Reserve. I just loved this kit and I am glad I found some photos with which to use it. 

 I just love the "sunflowers".  They are comprised of paper and chipboard layers with a brad securing them. Aren't the beautiful?

Here's the second page.  The photos toppers are laser die cuts, I just love Quick Quotes die cuts.  This page includes on large "sunflower".  I would like to enter this layout in the Lasting Memories' Threes Challenge.  I used three patterned papers (not counting black and yellow "solids"), three photos, and three die cuts.  

Quick Quotes Premier Page Kit Live in the Moment from
Quick Quotes Mini Reserve 2016
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff Chalking Ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Awesome card with Quick Quotes

Hello, Alicia here with an awesome card.  I like to utilize as much of the beautiful print as possible, I think I did that here with the Secret Garden paper.  I actually only used one piece the terra cotta is the reverse of the plant print...designed to work perfectly together.  I die cut my sentiment from the same terra cotta paper for a pop against the plant print.  

I stamped my pot on white card stock with  Terra cotta Powderpuff chalking ink.  I stamped my cactus with a pigment ink and colored with alcohol markers.  I then die cut the two pieces with corresponding dies.  I layered that on top of a piece of paper cut with a template and knife.  I added seam binding along the outside edge.

Quick Quotes product:
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Terra cotta and Mango Mai Tai

other products:
sentiment die from Stamplorations
stamp and matching cactus die Close to my Heart Stuck on You
template Kiwi Lane Bracket 4T
white card stock
alcohol pens and pigment ink

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Graphic 45 French Country Masculine layout

Today I have another layout for which the opposing page was created years ago.  Luckily, I still had a few of the Fleur de Lys stamped images in my stash.  Though they were not colored, it only took a few seconds to determine how I had colored them...nothing compares to the shimmer of Wink of Stella pens.  Of course, I had more of this wonderful Graphic 45 papers.  Many of the Graphic 45 papers I have were purchased in packs of 25 at Tuesday Morning. I have shared and I still have pounds and pounds of gorgeous papers.  I know poor me. I have a thing for Fleur de Lys so I had plenty of stamps and two different glitter washi tapes. 

Here is the sketch I used from Pinterest.  This is an oldie but goodie, sometimes I just can't find a current sketch that fits the bill for the pics.  I thought this would be striking with the Graphic 45 papers.  If you like sketches, you should check out my Pinterest page.  I have boards for 1-2 photo sketches3 photo sketches4+ photo sketches and 2 page sketches

Here is a close up of the Cricut cut mat and embellishment cluster.

A close up of my adorable cousin.  My sister was my photographer, doesn't she capture great shots?

Graphic 45 French Country and Proper Gentlemen papers
TCP Studio Fleur de Lys
The Paper Studio Fluer de Lis stamp
Colorbox Black pigment ink
Judikins Black detail embossing powder
Cricut cut from Elegant Edges cart
Creative Memories sticker letters
glitter washi tape
Wink of Stella gold pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Love is the Greatest Refreshment in layout

I am scrapping the last few pics of my wedding.  This is the last page of album #2.  Yes, my wedding "album" is really a set of 3 albums.  I hope to do a vlog about it when it is finally done...deadline Oct 12 (my anniversary).  I was very pleased with how this page turned out.  I actually picked this background paper up at the thrift store.  Here in Cincinnati, we have an ART thrift store, The Indigo Hippo.  Luckily, it is only a mile or so from my house, so I try to visit every few weeks.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:

Here is a close up of my photo.  I had to put it on pop dots on one side to level it out as the pearls sewn into the ribbon are about 8mm.  I put the Creative Memories champagne glass sticker on card stock so I could pop it up on the same level with the photo.

I tucked the pearl flourish behind the sticker and layered the sentiment sticker directly on the background paper.

World Win Pearlescent Swirl Gold paper
Creative Memories stickers
Tattered Angels Walnut Gold
Heidi Swapp white embossed paper
Recollections ribbon
pearls and pearl flourish

thank you for reading today


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wedding Invitation layout using K & Co vellum

Another fancy wedding page...this is so much prettier in person. Most of the papers are vellum and it is so elegant.  I added plenty of gold and pearls to dress up the page as well.

Here is the sketch I used from The Scraproom blog

Here is a close up of my invitation, you can find my original post HERE

K & Co English Floral Accents printed embossed vellum background paper
gold printed vellum 
gold shimmer paper
Creative Memories sticker letters
Recollections stickers, pearls and flourishes
chipboard inked with Quick Quotes Plum Powderpuff chalking ink

the invitations
Creative Memories Divine Cricut cart
gold swirl paper
gold and plum shimmer paper
Recollections pearl flourish

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

(my wedding ceremony was in my hometown even though we live 400 miles away)


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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Creative Memories Diva layout #2

Here is page two from pink layout.  I just love this paper. I also used plenty of stickers from the kit including the sentiment sticker. 

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:

I layered a string of pearls on the CM Delightful paper ribbon.

Creative Memories Delightful Heart buttons thread with fiber.

Creative Memories Delight Shopping Diva paper and sticker kit
Creative Memories Delightful paper button hearts and ribbon
Martha Stewart lace butterfly
pearls, sequins and fiber
black shimmer paper and white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

stripes or polka dots
circles or squares
wood veneer or washi tape
enamel dots or sequins
hearts or stars
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Friday, September 21, 2018

If there ever comes a day...Eeyore card

I made this Eeyore to experiment with my Frantic Stamper edger die.  I had this great sentiment stamp but no Pooh stamps.  I did, however, have some old Winnie the Pooh stickers.  I really like using the Eeyore image for this card.

I layered all the stickers on white card stock and fussy cut so I could pop them on dots.

TPC Studio Clear stamp
Adirondack Denim ink
Creative Memories sticker
Frantic Stamper lovely arched loop edger die
echo park walking on sunshine blue/white paper
Coral card stock and printed paper
Quick Quotes Blue Jean and Coral chalking inks
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Creative Memories Diva layout

Hi bloggy friends...I just had to use a couple of pink pages in my wedding album and the "getting ready" pages were the perfect place to use pink!  I cracked open a very old paper pack which I have never used...I was hoarding but if my wedding album wasn't worth it, what is?

I used the Freaky Fast Formula from the The Scraproom Facebook page.

Here is a photo after I cut my sizes.  The smallest 12" strip is vellum.

Sleeping beauty

Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva paper and sticker kit
Martha Stewart lace butterfly sticker
washi tape, sequins 
glitter sticker letters
vellum and shimmer paper

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

The Scraproom Facebook Group Freaky Fast Friday Formula

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