Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wartburg College Visit Page with Quick Quotes

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We are doing college tours with my high school senior. One of our favorite schools was Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Their biology department even had a courtyard with some very personable tortoises and we had a ball feeding them!


I was inspired to commemorate this day with Quick Quotes' new Autumn Brilliance collection. Isn't gorgeous?! Your can check out the entire collection here.

Here is the step-by-step to create this page. (Note: all of the papers were edged with Cool Grey PowderPuff Chalking Ink.)
  • Start with the background paper Autumn Brilliance 102.
  • Layer on 7" x 9.5" Autumn Brilliance 101 (red) to right side.
  • Attach 6.5" circle of Autumn Brilliance 103 to the top and add title.
  • Attach 3 photos and journaling to 8" x 9.5" Autumn Brilliance 102 (gray side).
  • Fussy cut swirls and leaves from Autumn Brilliance 102 and tuck around the page.
  • Add embellishments - I stamped the books/test tubes on Autumn Brilliance 102, colored with waterbrush pens and fussy cut

 Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Cool Gray

Other Products:
stamps by Paper Smooches
title by Thickers

Hope you enjoyed this page, and go check out the new Quick Quotes' collections. (There is a Christmas line too!)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Deck The Halls Tag

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Woohoo! It's Tag Time!!! Tracey McNeely does this fun event called...


For the next 25 days Tracey has all kinds of ideas, videos, guests and prizes to make your gift giving extra special with handmade tags. Here is my first tag:

This tag was inspired by Lin Brandberry's Winter Wonderland tag from Day 1. I like the stamped trees on woodgrain paper and the beautiful ribbons. I used Winnie & Walter's Scenery V for cheVron set for the trees. The bird, sentiment and hearts are from Winnie & Walter's Happiest of Holidays stamp set. I was also inspired to use Heather's color combo.

This tag is entered in:
  • The "Take Flight" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

If You've Got It Haunt It!

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Tomorrow is Halloween and I needed one more card for my aerobics instructor. So here it is:

A week ago I won a challenge at Stampendous and yesterday I got their adorable "Bring To Life" stamp set. That was fast! The set included these cute Halloween monsters, so I just had to use them. These Stampendous stamps were so fun to color with Zig watercolor markers and fussy cut. The sentiment is also from this set and embossed with my favorite Stampendous white embossing powder.

The perfect outside background is a die-cut by Memory Box called "Stitched Circle Trees." I love this die as it is so versatile and can be used for all occasions. To finish off this card cheesecloth was added.

This card is entered in:

  • The "Take Flight" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Hope you have a happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Scaredy-Cat Card

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My family loves celebrating Halloween. We always have THE house all the kids want to visit with lots of spooky interactive decorations. And to get into the mood, I'm creating cards. Here is a fun one:

For the cat lovers, like me, the black cat is a die by Poppy Stamps and the sentiment is by Impression Obsessions. The die-cut stars are Simon Says Stamps' Large Holiday Shapes. This card is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Grumpy Kitty Halloween Card

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My oldest son has been feeling grumpy after his surgery, so I thought this card would cheer him up. I just love the look on this Gerda Steiner Design's kitty:

The kitty is from GS's All Cats stamp set and was colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. The pretty leaf frame and sunflower stamps are by Papertrey Ink and were stamped with Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking Inks. The sentiment and pumpkins are stamps by Verve.

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Hope you having fun getting into the Halloween spirit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy Fall from Quick Quotes

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It is definitely fall here in Minnesota. The leave are turning glorious colors everywhere and the weather is all over the place. Recently, it was snowing in the morning and by afternoon it was sunny and in the 60s!

Regardless, it is always a good time to create cards, and I have a cute fall one using October's Club Q:

The dog images were colored using Cool Gray and Latte PowderPuff Chalking Inks and a water brush. I love how versatile these inks are! All of the papers, leaves, canvas ribbon, and frame are in the October Club Q kit. And to add depth, all the papers were edged with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
October Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Kokomo, Latte

Other Products:
dog stamp by Winnie & Walter
sentiment stamp by Verve Stamps
birch tree die cut by Taylored Expressions

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Scrapbook Expo

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There is nothing so magical as the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. This IS my happy place! One of my favorite things to do there (besides shop) is work at the Art Impressions booth doing Make & Takes. Plus I got to work with the amazing Kate Swanson and owner/creator extraordinaire Bonnie Krebs!!!

While working at the Ai booth many of my fabulous crop friends stopped by and made cards with me. It was so fun. The Make & Takes I did featured Ai's Cabin Circlet MTF and Dog Twist Ties - both are used as embellishments on this page.

The stars are Simon Says Stamp's "Large Holiday Shapes" die cuts made from DCWV glitter papers. The pattern papers are Photo Play's "You're A Gem" collection. The Ai pups were colored with Zig Clean Color Marker. I really like how you can use them as stand alone or twisted images.

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