Thursday, October 19, 2017

Quick Quotes' Club Q Ideas

Hello and Welcome!

I love all the beautiful fall colors and beautiful swirling designs of Quick Quotes' newest collection, Sonata!  Currently this collection is only available through the October Club Q kits. You can check them out here.

Here is a fun page using the new collection of my son's first day back to school as a Junior:




One of my favorite things about this kit is the white leaf chipboard accents and green burlap. They are simply gorgeous and go with almost everything. Here I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers then added Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking ink to blend and tone down the colors.



As this page is about my teenage son, I wanted to bring in a more masculine feel to the florals. I did this by matting the pattern papers and photos with black cardstock. I also edged the papers with Seafoam and Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking inks.




All of the pattern papers, leaf embellishments and green burlap come in the Club Q kit.  The school-themed embellishments and black cardstock were added from my stash.





Quick Quotes Products:
October's Club Q Kits
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:Seafoam and Terra Cotta

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happiest Of Holidays Card

Hello and Welcome!

I need to make a bunch of Christmas cards each year. So I want a design that is easy to mass produce, but still has that Wow! factor. That, my friends, is this card:

 

For the background I used the smooching technique with red, orange & yellow Distress inks. After it dried I stamped Winnie & Walter's Bed Of Roses with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The photo does not show all the beautiful shimmer and shine. Next I stamped the sentiment from W&W's Happiest Of Holidays set and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

This card was not only easy and fast to make, but a lot of fun!

This card is entered in:
    -june

    Hello Fall Birdie Card

    Hello and Welcome!

    I saw a great stenciling technique by Laura Bassen on the her blog for WCMD. As W&W is also doing challenges for World Card Making Day, I thought I'd join in. Here is my card:


    I used W&W Leaf Effects stencil and moved it around using different colors of Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking inks. I also used W&W's "hello" die cut from their Big, Bold and Happy set. It was cut 3 time with white, green & brown papers and layered on top of each other. The bird is from W&W's The Happiest Of Holidays stamps set.

    This card is entered in:
    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday Card with Jillibean Soup

    Hello and Welcome!

    It is so fun that Jillibean Soup is celebrating WCMD with challenges! Here is my second entry:


    I used Jillibean's Souper Celebration collection and their fabulous die cuts. This card came together "souper" fast! This card is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

    This card is entered in:
                  

    Thanks for stopping by and  check out all the great challenges,
    -june

    Merry & Bright Jillibean Soup card

    Hello and Welcome!

    It is so fun that Jillibean Soup is celebrating WCMD with challenges! Here is a card following one of their sketches:


    I used Jillibean's pre-cut card, shaker container and sequins along with Jillibean's Ornament stamp set. This card came together "souper" fast! I also used Ranger's gold, silver and red embossing powders.

    This card is entered in:
                  

    Thanks for stopping by and  check out all the great challenges,
    -june

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Celebrate Summer with Scrap Our Stash

    Hello and Welcome!

    With summer winding down and the nights getting cooler, it is the perfect time to enjoy making s'mores in our fire pit.


    I had fun layering Jen Hadfield's embellishments on BoBunny's Take A Hike papers. The "celebrate" die cut is by Winnie & Walter and the mini alphas are by Elle's Studio. I also added ink splatters with Heidi Swapp's Bronze Color Shine.


    Today I am up on the Scrap Our Stash blog showcasing this month's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.


    I went with the first column:
    Orange
    Doily
    Mini Alphas

    Hope you are inspired to join in on the fun, which you can do here.
    -june

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Happy Autumn with Quick Quotes

    Hello and Welcome!

    Today I here to give you peak at Quick Quotes new collection, Sonata!

    Here is a fun autumn card featuring Quick Quotes' Sonata pattern papers from this month's Club Q. I used the leftovers from the mini album kit to create it.


    I am loving all the beautiful rich fall colors and dreamy designs in Sonata. Check it out! Currently this paper collection is only available though October's Club Q kit, which you can order here.

    The card base was cut from Sonata 105 edged with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink and mounted on dark brown cardstock.

    The log was stamped with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink on kraft cardstock and fussy cut.

    The cute pup was stamped, fussy cut and colored with Zig Clean Color markers.


    The leaves were punched from Sonata 105, edged with Sunset, Evergreen, Barn Board, Seafoam and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking inks and gold Stickles added. Look at the difference adding ink makes to these leaves!


    The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock.


    QUICK QUOTES PRODUCTS:
    October's Club Q kit
    PowderPuff Chalking ink: Sunset, Evergreen, Barn Board, Seafoam and Mocha Mama

    Other products:
    Pup stamp - Latina Crafters
    Log stamp - Concord & 9th
    Sentiment die cuts - Winnie & Walter
    Embossing - Gold Stickles


    Hope you are having a happy start to your autumn and find some time to play!
    -june

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    December 25 Card

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hooray, with this card I was able to complete all 4 challenges at My Favorite Things for their World Card Making Day event. Check out this fun Christmas card:

     

    My niece always enjoys getting her MFT Santa card, so this card will be going to her. The Santa is from My Favorite Things' Jingle All The Way stamp set and he was colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The sentiment is from MFT's Trim A Tree set.

    The green glittery numbers are a die cut from The Cat's Pajamas. The pattern papers are by Heidi Swapp. This card is based on a Lisa Hidy's card sketch at Sketch N' Scrap.

    This card is entered in:
    • The World Cardmaking Day "By the Numbers" Challenge at My Favorite Things
    • The World Cardmaking Day "Make & Mail" Challenge at My Favorite Things
    • The "Christmas" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp 

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Hello Coffee Card

    Hello, Welcome and Happy World Card Making Day!

    I am crafting like crazy today and having a ball! Here is a fun fall card using the leftover rainbow circle from my last card:


    This is a perfect card to send to my friend, Sue. We often meet for coffee, plus she love my cards. I used My Favorite Things Royal Leaves and Starry Circle Die-namics. Only dies were used to create this card, no stamping! I also used Simon Say Stamp's coffee cup  and Stitched Rectangle dies.

    This card is entered in:
                   
    • The World Cardmaking Day "ROYGBIV" Challenge at My Favorite Things
    • The World Cardmaking Day "Make & Mail" Challenge at My Favorite Things


    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Celebrate Rainbows

    Hello and Welcome!

    Happy WCMD!

    Here is a fun card that is super cute and generic enough to be used for many occasions, but I am sending it to Auntie for her birthday:


    This card features My Favorite Things "CELEBRATE" from their Celebrate Big stamp set. The stitched circle is MFT's Die-namic from Starry Circle. This card is also based on a sketch from MFT.

    The rainbow panel are blended inks by Quick Quote and die cut with Simon Says Stamps' Stitched Rectangle. The birds are a stamp from Winnie & Walter and are colored with Zig Clean Color markers.

    This card is entered in:
                   
    • The World Cardmaking Day "ROYGBIV" Challenge at My Favorite Things
    • The World Cardmaking Day "Make & Mail" Challenge at My Favorite Things

    Hope you are finding time this weekend to celebrate World Card Making Day and join in on all the fun!
    -june

    It's Starting To Look Like Christmas

    Hello and Welcome!

    Yikes! I'm still in summer mode. But, I am always glad that I had started making Christmas cards in October when hectic December comes around. So here is my holiday card of the season:


    I used a "vintage" Hero Art's Christmas tree stamp (from 2006!) which was colored with Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped. I then added watercolor and colorful Liquid Enamels on the tree. The sentiment is also a Hero Arts stamp.

    For fun, this card uses a gate fold.


    This card is entered in:
    • The Watercolor October Monthly Challenge at a2z Scrapbooking
    • The "Christmas" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
    • The World Cardmaking Day "Make & Mail" Challenge at My Favorite Things

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Believe In Yourself - Lasting Memories Guest Designer Layout

    Hello and Welcome!

    I am up as a Guest Designer at Lasting Memories today. The challenge is to include children's artwork. So my son and I worked on this page together plus he did all of the journaling. It was really fun!


    I chose this Belle Blvd. paper as the title was already done and gave a good journaling prompt plus my son liked the background and gold foil. Aaron also loved going through my Creative Embellishment stash and picking out these fun chippies.

    Check out the fun at and great challenges at Lasting Memories. And if you have kids, try making a page with them.

    This page is entered in:

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Happy Fall!

    Hello and Welcome!

    The big maple tree in front of our house is starting to turn glorious shades of red, a sure sign that fall is upon us. Here is a fun card I created to celebrate the coming of autumn:


    I used Gerda Steiner's adorable little mouse image and colored it with Copic markers. The beautiful pattern papers are a sneak peek of Quick Quotes new designs for October (the "Sonata" line, part of their October Club Q kit) and edged with Peach Tree PowderPuff Chalking ink. I also used metal leaves from my stash. This card is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

    This card is entered in:
    • The "Heavy Metal" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
                  

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Lots of Photos with One Layout

    Hello and Welcome! Today I am up on the Quick Quotes blog.

    With it being the beginning of fall, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with the stacks of summer photos needing to be scrapped. So it was my Canon Selphy CP1200 printer and Quick Quotes Whistlin' Dixie collection to the rescue!

    Check out this layout with our entire week of vacation done on one page!


    I used the Canon Selphy mini-print feature (a tutorial can be found here) to make a bunch of mini prints, trimmed them and adhered them to white cardstock.


    I decorated the rest of the page using Whistin' Dixie pattern papers edging them with Sky Blue and Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking inks.







    QUICK QUOTES PRODUCTS:
    Whistin' Dixie 100, 102, 106 & 500
    PowderPuff Chalking inks - Sky Blue and Coal Miner

    CANON PRODUCTS:
    Canon Selphy CP1200 printer

    Other Products:
    Thickers (letters)
    Border Punch (Fiskars)

    Phew! Now that these photos are scrapped, it is on to autumn. With a very active high school student and all the fun fall events here in Minnesota, it is a good thing I have my Canon Selphy and Quick Quotes!

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june


    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Solar Eclipse Layout

    Hello and Welcome!
    Today I am bringing you a fun layout about our experience of the recent solar eclipse.


    I used Elle's Studio's new Family Fun collection along with their FREE solar eclipse printables. I thought the colors and circle paper worked well with these photos. The white acrylic stars and wood embellishments are also by Elle's Studio. It was also fun incorporating the solar glasses and an overlay on the sun photo.


    I am up on the Scrap Our Stash blog today. Their sketch was perfect for these photos with the angled design and background circle!


    For the word challenge I used:
    L - Letter stickers
    E - Elle's Studio, Ephemera
    A - Acrylic stars, arrow
    R - Ribbon
    N - Netting

    This page is entered in:
    • The "Shimmer and Shine" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp (overlay has glitter stamping)

    Come join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Autumn Blessings card

    Hello and Welcome!

    Happy first day of Fall! To celebrate, I created this cute owl card.


    I used Pink & Main's Happy Fall stamp set to make the owl, which was colored with Zig Clean Color markers, had Glossy Accents added to his eyes and fussy cut. I also fussy cut around his wings and slipped in a coffee cup. All of the pattern paper is from Pink & Main's Shades Of Spring collection.



    The background is Simon Says Stamps' Birch Tree Window die cut popped up with 3L's Foam Square and shiny, with coffee colored sequins added. The sentiment is Verve's Coffee Helps stamp set. The ribbon and tag are highlighted with gold foil.

    This card is entered in:
                   
    • Pink & Main Challenge #25 "Autumn"
                  
    Thank for stopping by,
    -june

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Let's Meet Coffee Card

    Hello and Welcome!

    My friend, Sue, and I meet often for coffee, so I thought this would be a fun card to send her.


    This card was created using 2 different flower sets by Papertrey Ink - Flower Fusion (flowers) and Delightful Dahlias (leaves) - colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The coffee cup and sentiment are from Papertrey's Heart 2 Heart stamp set.

    I added shine with Nuvo Jewel Drops. The stamped panel was cut with Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangle die and "popped up" with 3L foam squares.


    This card is entered in:
    • The "Pop It Up" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
                   
    • Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #423 "Floral"
                   

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Coffee & Warm Hugs

    Hello and Welcome!

    I am so excited to be joining the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop and using my new Altenew products!


    To create the beautiful layered rose, I used Altenew's Fantasy Floral die cut from their Reflections Scrapbooking pattern paper. To add more contrast and depth, pink ink was blended on the die cuts. The sentiment was created from Altenew's Inline Alpha Die and Heartfelt Setiments stamp sets.

     

    This card is entered in the following challenges:
                                                  
    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    All Smiles with Quick Quotes and Coffee Lovers!

    Hello and Welcome!

    I am up on the Quick Quotes blog today which is participating in the fabulous Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Have you seen all the fun, fall, coffee themed projects 

    Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year as Mother Nature brings in such beautiful colors and the weather is wonderful. I used Quick Quotes' Whistlin' Dixie collection along with our coffee colored PowderPuff Chalking inks to create this card:



    • The background was created using Whistlin' Dixie 107 (yellow) with Sunset and Mocha Mama PowderPuff inks and a stencil.
     

    • The Cat's Pajama's leaves die cuts were cut from Whistin' Dixie 100 and edged with Seafoam and Mocha Mama PowderPuff inks. Check out the big difference the inks make!

    • The Paper Smooches Cozy Coffee cup was die cut from Windsong 103 and edged with Latte PowderPuff ink. The "lid" was ink blended with Mocha Mama PowderPuff ink.
    • The "Delight In The Day" sentiment is from Whistlin' Dixie 500 cut apart quotes sheet. As it was bright white, I toned it down rubbing Latte PowderPuff ink on it. The "All Smiles" chipboard is from the Earth Wind Fire collection.
     

    • To finish off this card, twine and yellow jewel drops were added.

    Quick Quotes Products:
    Whistin' Dixie 100, 107, 500
    Windsong Collection
    Earth Wind Fire chipboard die cuts
    PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Seafoam, Sunset, Mocha Mama, Latte

    Other Products:
    The Cat's Pajamas leave die cuts
    Paper Smooches Cozy Coffee die cut
    Tim Holtz Sun Ray stencil
    Nuvo Lemoncello Jewel Drops
    twine 

    Hope you are inspired to join in the caffeinated fun. For more ideas you can check out the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. And you can enter Quick Quotes "Anything Goes" Challenge as well! 


    This card is entered in the following challenges:
              

    Thanks for stopping by!
    -june