Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrate Cards With July Club Q

Hello and Welcome!

Today I have 4 Red, White and Blue cards bursting with fun and created with July's Club Q Altered Project kit! This kit is designed to make a cute wall hanging, but I decided to make cards instead. These cards are also very versatile. With the celebrate sentiment and great color scheme, you can use them for birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion you celebrate!

It was easy to make these cards as most of the pieces are pre-cut. All of the the pattern papers, chipboard stars, star frames, tags and brads come with the Club Q kit. I just added a white card base, silver thread, gold glitter paper and "celebrate" diecut.

All of the pattern papers were edged with Barn Board or Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks. For this card, I only added the card base, sentiment and gold confetti diecuts and "happy" stamp.  Everything else is included in the kit. Don't you just love that cute, little starred tag?

For this card I only added the card base, cat stamp and gold confetti. Even the wide tan ribbon is in the Club Q kit.

For this last card, I used the fun Club Q star tags and just added a card base, sentiment diecut and gold confetti.


Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Barn Board and Capri Blue

Other Products:
white, black and gold glitter cardstock
celebrate and confetti diecuts by Quickutz
small word stamps by Winnie and Walter
cat stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs
silver thread

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red, White and Blue with Quick Quotes

Hello, welcome and happy 4th of July!

Today's page is bursting with the red, white and blue colors of our NEW July Club Q kit!

For a different idea, this page was created from the Small Altered Project July Club Q kit. As most of the pieces are pre-cut, this layout came together quickly! The only things added were Thickers and navy and white cardstock.

I love the cute Club Q starred frames. They were prefect for little photos of my friend and I goofing around trying on a few fun hats in the gift shop.

All of the papers were edged with Barn Board or Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks. The decorative white borders were created from white cardstock and a border punch.

The wide tan ribbon and fabulous buttons add great texture to the layout and are included in the kit! I also added zigzag machine stitching.


Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Barn Board and Capri Blue

Other Products:
navy and white cardstock
border punch by Martha Stewart

Enjoy this wonderful day of freedom and fireworks,

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mixed Media Friends Page with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

Today I have a mixed media layout about my friend, Sue, and how we often go on adventures together. This page uses pieces from the June 2017 Club Q kit and papers from Anchors Aweigh.

  • The background was created with Anchors Aweigh 104, whipped spackle and a word stencil.
  • The pretty die cut circle, white ribbon and journal tag are from the June 2017 Club Q kit.
  • The flowers were die cut from Adventures Await 102, Spring Showers 103 and Anchors Aweigh 106, and then edged with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. The blue gems were also from the Club Q kit.
  • The chipboard quotes are from the Earth Wind Fire collection.
  • To finish off the page silver thread and cheesecloth were added.

I love how well all of the different Quick Quotes paper collections work together and allow me to use leftover pieces from my Club Q kits to create new layouts.

Quick Quotes Products:
June 2017 Club Q
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Anchors Aweigh 106
Adventures Await 102
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sky Blue

Other Products:
Flower die cuts by Poppy Stamps
Word stencil by Bobunny

Happy creating!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dad's Day Card with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

With Father's Day coming this Sunday, I thought I'd share the card I made for my husband. It features Quick Quotes' FAR and AWAY collection and partial die cutting technique.


Here is the step-by-step:
  • Start with a 3 x 4.5 inch FAR and AWAY 105 (navy). Washi tape die cut letters near the top. 

  • Place a cutting plate on top of letters, leaving the bottom edge of the letters showing. 

  • Use a craft knife to cut between the letter and edge with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

  • Adhere Dad panel to a 4.25 x 4.25 inch FAR and AWAY 101 (red). Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add  0.25 x 4.25 inch strip of stripes from FAR and AWAY 105. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Wrap silver thread around the card.
  • Adhere to 4.25 x 5.5 inch of AWAY 102 (blue wave). Add to card base. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add Earth Wind Fire chipboard quote and tie on charm. 

I really like how you can customize your cards using this partial die cutting technique. Instead of DAD you could use someone's name or cut the word HAPPY and make card for a variety of occasions.

Quick Quotes Products:
 FAR and AWAY Paper Pack
 Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
  PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Royal Blue and Kokomo

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Creating Colorful Eggs

Hello and Welcome!

Every year the "kids" groan about my making them color Easter eggs. And every year, once I set out the dyes, they really get into it and have a lot of fun!

The super cute bunnies and chicks are stamps from Sweet Easter Set by Art Impression which I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and fussy cut.

For this page I used a lot of older pattern papers. It feels great to get them out of storage and onto a layout! A Heidi Swapp stencil along with Buttercup & Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Inks were used to add some interest to the background.

The Heidi Swapp die cut title "Create" was cut 3 times, layered and coated with Glossy Accents.

To finish off the page Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, chevron pattern paper and an egg dipper were added. This layout is based on a sketch from Rochelle Spears blog.

This page is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Wonder of Minnesota Weather with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

Today I have a glimpse into our crazy Minnesota weather using Quick Quotes' Navigator collection. This year we went from an ice blizzard, dropping 2 feet of snow, to flowers blooming in just 10 days! And now we are setting records for our hottest May in history!

The cool color palette of the Navigator line works well with winter pages.

The base paper is Navigator 104 and the fun shaped background papers, ribbon and snowflakes are from January's Club Q kit. All the papers were edged with Vanilla Cream or Sky Blue PowderPuff  Chalking Inks.

The flowers were punched from Navigator 101,102 and 105. The quote by the date is from Windsong Quotes & Phrases. For finishing touches Thickers, blue gems and cheesecloth were added.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack
January Club Q
Windsong Quotes & Phrases
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Vanilla Cream or Sky Blue

Thanks for stopping by,
~ June

Thursday, May 31, 2018

3rd Degree Black Belt

Hello and Welcome!

We are so proud of Jeff for getting his 3rd Degree Black Belt. It takes many years and 100's of hours of hard training to EARN this honor - and Jeff did it!!!

The great dragons and frame chipboard pieces are by Creative Embellishment. The vintage ninja warrior sticker is by Stamping Station.

The yellow stars were die cut from Simon Says Stamp's Large Holiday Shapes set. The title letters are Thickers. The pattern papers are by Graphic 45. This page is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

This page is entered in:
  • The "Masculine" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,