Friday, November 30, 2018

Be Jolly with Quick Quotes and the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good morning! I am so excited to participate in the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I am using Quick Quotes new Holly Jolly Holiday paper  with Tim Holtz dies.  I used a stamped sentiment and layered some concentric Frantic Stamper dies to frame it.

The trick to creating detailed die cuts is to layer, layer, layer.  I made 3 cuts for each cup and stamped and punched the peppermint center.  As a final touch I used a red pen to create stripes on the straw.

A close up of the completed cups.

Quick Quotes products
Holly Jolly Holiday paper 101, 102 and 103
Serenade 103
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Bloody Mary and Cool Gray

other products:
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Fresh Brew dies
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet stamps set 2
Momenta sentiment stamp
Frantic Stamper Corner Cut rectangle dies
Stampin Up Bravo Burgundy pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Winter with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Hello, it's my week again over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I used Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers and a few neat embellishments to create a card from this week's sketch.

Here is this week's sketch:

Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Frantic Stamper Rounded corner rectangle dies
Stampin Up banner punch
Recollections stickers
DCWV ribbon

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you very much for stopping by!


Good Cheer: Quick Quotes Card Inspiration

Hello, Alicia with you today with some card inspiration.  I used a special fold to create some good cheer for the upcoming holiday season.  I used a die to create this side step card but prior to owning it, I followed simple instructional videos to make several different styles of step cards.  I used a papers and a sentiment from the new Holly Jolly Holiday collection.

Once the fold was cut from plain card stock, I followed these steps to complete the card:
  • Measure "steps" and cut panels to fit on each one
  • Cut various die cuts from paper scraps
  • Ink all edges with Powderpuff Chalking inks
  • Adhere panels 
  • Decorate with die cuts
  • Use floss to "string" together lights
  • Use glossy accents to highlight various parts of die cuts

A tip for creating detail die cuts is to add layers of papers, bling, ribbon and inking making simple paper pop.  I used different color papers for the inside segment of the lights.  I also used different reds for the berries on the holly.  I added glossy accents to both to add life.

Quick Quotes products:
Holly Jolly Holiday papers 101, 103  and Quotes 500
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Green Leaf and Barn Board

other products:

gloss:  Diamond Glaze by Judikins
dies:  Memory Box Christmas Lights, Cheery Lynn step card and Sizzix Holly
hole punch

Sending you Good Cheer and thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ornament Challenge with Bitten By the Bug 2

Welcome to this week's inspiration for Bitten By the Bug 2.  This week's challenge theme is Ornaments.  I used an intricate ornament image from the Christmas cartridge.  Since I used plain card stock for all the layers.  I added an embossed harlequin stamped image with Versamark embossed in clear to add some subtle design. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Here's a close up.  I added one gem to the center.

Christmas cartridge
Tutti Cross Stitch Nesting Square die
Fiskars Seasons Greetings
Recollections Metallic Green embossing powder
TPC Studio Christmas Glamour stamp set
Versamark ink and Judikins clear embossing powder
Recollections gem

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 for the next two weeks.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Wedding layouts with Quick Quotes Private Reserve Page Kit completion

I have a few more wedding pages...I am continuing to use kits from Quick Quotes Mini Reserve.  This Page Kit is All My Blessings.  There were several options for titles to go in the label but I choose to hand write my titles.  I also added several wedding embellishments to the squares in the die cut frame from the kit.

Here I added some wedding die cuts to enhance the theme.

Page two.  I added my own titles as the kit came with grandparents and family sentiments.

More wedding themed die cuts and stamped images.

Quick Quotes Premier Page Kit All My Blessings
Stampin Up Label Love stamp and matching punch
Graphite Black ink and clear embossing powder
Sue Wilson Shadowbox Wedding collection dies

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Quick Quotes Autumn Brilliance Cards

Hello, Alicia with you today.  I just received the latest Autumn Brilliance paper pack.  It contains so many lovely prints.  The leaves on this print from Autumn Brilliance 100 paper were perfect for a simple autumn embellishment.  I die cut the paper with a stitched edged die for interest.

I used a couple of Powderpuff chalking inks to ink up the chipboard leaves.  

I completed the card with the following steps:
  • Stamp and die cut sentiment
  • Design bow with twine and adhere to die cut background with red line tape
  • Adhere background piece to card stock
  • Adhere inked chipboard leaf with a glue dot under the twine bow
  • Ink edges of sentiment and adhere to background

I create a second card with similar steps but instead of a stamped image I used a sticker sentiment.

Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff Chalking inks: Cactus and Barn Board
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack 

other items:
Stamped sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Sticker sentiment: Creative Memories
Chipboard:  Bo Bunny foliage
dies:  Frantic Stamper Cut Corner Rectangle
card stock and twine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Autumn Harvest Step Card with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Good morning!  Welcome to my inspiration for this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I was thinking a little out of the box for this sketch.  Actually, I have had this Cheery Lynn die for a minute and had not used it as of yet.  I saw it and thought that it could fit with this week's sketch.

Here's the sketch:

Here is a view from the top:

One last view of my card:

Cheery Lynn Step Card Bundle #3 A2
Creative Memories stickers
Sun, Sand and Sea paper
Quick Quotes Sandy Shore Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 11/30x until 11/30 (#1 Leaves)

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Birthday Card for Bitten By the Bug 2

Hello, it's time again for the biweekly Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. The theme is Birthday.  I used Close to My Heart Artfully Sent  and Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers to create this pretty pop up birthday card.

Here is what I did with the front of the card.  I used the negatives of the flower cuts from the inside to decorate the outside.  I used some die cuts and a Stampin Up stamp and embossing combo to create the sentiment.

Cricut cart:  Close to My Heart Artfully Sent
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Stampin Up Labelicious stamp and sage embossing powder
Versamark ink
Frantic Stamper Cut Corner stitched rectangle dies

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play at Bitten By the Bug 2


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Down on the Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to the Down on the Farm Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Farms across America...the livestock, the plants, and the farmers!

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!!

Chepo Dies will be donating 3 of their fabulous dies!
(must be local to the US)

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 11/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here is my project.  I made a layout for my niece.  I am going to frame it for an Xmas gift. I found these wonderful cow stickers at Tuesday Morning recently and found them to be most useful for this hop.

I layered the large sticker which was really two pieces on a metallic paper die cut stitched mat then layered that on a kraft doily.

I layered the old Creative Memories stickers on white card stock then fussy cut and popped up with dots.

I added the smaller cow stickers on circular stitched die cuts out of the same metallic card stock.  I found the paisley printed adhesive backed fabric in my stash...I have had it for so long and this project was perfect for it!

Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
misc papers and fiber from my stash
Creative Memories stickers
Art-C cow 3D stickers
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Circles and Rectangles
doily and twine

Be sure to head over to Sue's blog next.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Quick Quotes Farmhouse Birthday Card

Good morning, today's project is a sweet birthday card.  I am using the retired Quick Quotes paper collection Farmhouse.  These papers are just so pretty and feminine.  I added to the femininity with the stitched scallop border punch from Creative Memories.  I manipulated the edges to flare out.  I added a bit of fancy rickrack along the seam of the papers which IRL is a delightful touch, the picture does not do it justice.  

I used this sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday last month...but forgot to post in time to play along.  It is hard to see but I did add 3 tiny pearls just to the right of the tab.  I stamped, embossed and punched the sentiment then popped it up on dots.

Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers
Creative Memories border maker
Recollections rickrack 
Stampin Up Label Love stamped sentiment from 2013
coordinating SU Artisan label punch
Recollections Pesto Pearl embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 11/12 (C8)x until 11/15x until 11/16x until 11/18x until 11/20x until 11/30x until 12/2

Thanks so much for stopping by