Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quick Quotes Design Team Announcement & Card

Hello and Welcome!!!

I am so excited today to announce that Quick Quotes has asked me to join their Design Team. This is so exciting. Head over to the Quick Quotes blog  to see the official announcement.  To celebrate, I created this card made with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Inks as watercolor. I added multiple layers of pigment (Blue Hawaii & Blue Moon), letting each layer dry in between applications to get this ombra look. The background pattern paper is QQ's Calyso.


The bunny, snowflakes and sentiment are by The Cat's Pajamas. And I colored the bunny image with Zig Clear Color markers and fussy cut.

This card is entered in:

Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing my exciting news,

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scrap Our Stash Debut

Hello and Welcome!!

Thank you for stopping by for my first posting as a Design Team member for Scrap Our Stash. I am so excited. Scrap Our Stash is a wonderful site that helps us "collectors" get our products out of storage and into albums with daily inspiration and fun challenges. You can even win prizes.

Check out Scrap Our Stash's new challenge for the New Year:

January 2017 Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

I used the first column: paint, 5+ pattern papers & twine plus the first row: paint, die cut & Simple Stories.

Since this is my first Design Team layout, I thought I'd combine my two passions - scrapbooking and Jazzercise - with a fun New Years twist:

Wanting to use up my scraps of beautiful Bobuny Believe paper, I went a little crazy with a 1" circle punch and created the side borders and stitched them down. (This is a great technique to use those favorite scraps you just can't throw away, without overwhelming your pictures.)

Then with a Heidi Swapp star stencil and gold paint a little shimmer was added at the top of the page. The photos were attached with 2 horizontal strips to ground them.

The title is a combination of Thickers and letters from a Lifestyle die cut. To finish off this page I added a few stickers by Simple Stories, Wild Daisy flower die cuts by Simon Says Stamps, gems and a twine bow. (For fun, can you find the Bobunny tear strip on this layout?)
Thank you so very much for sharing this big day with me!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Awesome Card

Hello and Welcome!

Hope you are enjoying the new year so far. I have a fun and fast card for you today!

I felt using black card stock would add a little drama and enhance the glittery gold sparkle on the CAS-ual Fridays die cut stars (cut from DCWV glitter paper). The sentiment is from Cas-ual Friday's Rad stamp set. The fun confetti background paper is Calypso by Quick Quotes. The black paper has a pretty stitched border and was die cut with Simon Says Stamps' Bundle Of Stitched Shapes. I finished things off with sequins.

This card is entered in:
Thanks for taking a look and please stop by tomorrow for some exciting news!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Cookie Delivery Page

Hello and Welcome!

Just got my Christmas photos developed and I am starting the fun of scrapping them! We love baking and we have a tradition of bringing cookie trays to all of our neighbors. Here is the page:

I used the fabulous sketch by the Grand Diva herself for these special photos. I was inspired to used this paper by Bobunny (Silver & Gold) with the dangling ornaments on the deer antlers by the mood photo at Creative Embellishments. The twist at CE is to have something that dangles and I used one of our cookie tag tied on the CE frame with gold thread and bells.

The beautiful Creative Embellishments frame was painted with shimmery Silks paint and coated with white glitter then backed with vellum to help is standout.


The title is also by Creative Embellishments and I jazzed it up with diecut leaves from Verve Stamps and Cranberry Liquid Pearls.

This page is entered in:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Getting Inky with Paper Smooches and Quick Quotes

Hello and Happy (almost) New Year!

Today I am creating a New Year's card, but this design could be used for all kinds of occasions. Both my guys (my husband & my son) gave it a big "thumbs up," so I'll probably make a few more.

One New Year's resolution I have is to explore techniques with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Inks.Here I overlapped stars from Paper Smooches' Seeing Stars & Circle Of Honor sets using Powder Puff Blue Hawaiian, Pixie Pink, Green Leaf & Limeade (the yellow is by Waffleflower). I saw a similar design with hearts done by Yana Smakula. I love these colors and got great, smooth ink coverage with my first stamping (no Misti needed!).

The festive Paper Smooches' sentiment is from their Hullabaloo set and is heat embossed in white on black cardstock. The toasting glasses are from PS's Hubby & Wifey set and are heat embossed in black & silver. The cups are fulled with super glittery stickles. The sentiment and glasses were adhered with 3L Foam Squares to add dimension. For a finishing touch, clear sequins were added to look like champagne bubbles.

A quick note: Paper Smooches is having their DT Blog Hop this week (Dec. 29-Jan.1) showcasing their new releases. Check it out!

This card is entered in:
  • The "Party Time" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and Happy (almost) New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Celebrate Transparent Card

Happy Holidays All!

The big day is here. The cards are all sent. The cookie trays delivered to the neighbors. We enjoyed singing carols at church and soon we will be enjoying a feast and sharing gifts. But I thought I'd take a quick break from my board-game playing family to wish you all a happy holiday. This photo card of my 16 year old seemed to express my wish for each of you:

This is a transparency card. I added gold embossed stars, the Papertrey Ink "celebrate" diecut and the Simon Says Stamp sentiment (from their Workout set) to the top layer of the card. The photo is adhered to the inside of the card. I added a white panel on the back of the card behind the photo to add a personal note.

This card is entered in:
  • The "Party Time" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Celebrate your day,

Friday, December 23, 2016

Skating Santa Card

Hello and Welcome!

I love this set of Workout Santas by Gerda Steiner, they are perfect for invitations to a holiday skating party. Here is a fun one I made with a watercolor background:

This was a fun and easy background to create with watercolors. I just put water on the top half of my watercolor paper, dropped in yellow, blue and purple watercolor paint and, once dry, added snow with a white pen. The silver glitter snowflakes are Elegant Stitched Snowflakes by Memory Box.

This card is entered in:
  • The "Party Time" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Merry Fitness,