Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mixing It Up With Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!
Today I am up on the Quick Quotes blog mixing several different collections of their papers. One of the great things about Quick Quotes papers is that many of the paper lines mix and match beautifully.

This page is about an event that I look forward to all year long - The Stamp And Scrapbook Expo! (and yes, that is LeeAnn and Lorraine from the Expo blog.) The staff is great, the products are great and it is such great fun! You can even get Quick Quotes products and take fabulous Quick Quotes classes there!

On this layout I mixed and matched Serenade (pink), Whistlin' Dixie (yellow & teal dots), 49 Shades Of Grey (grey dots) and Windsong (white) lines. Edging all of the papers with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking ink really tied it all together.

I was inspired by a layout by Melissa Ullmann which had a "cut file look" with the flower border. I simulated the look with punches. I love how it turned out.

The flowers were made with both the A and B sides of each of the Quick Quotes papers. I also added a little machine stitching.


Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Collection (coming soon)
Whistin' Dixie 106 &107
49 Shades Of Grey 101
Windsong Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

High In The Sky with Scrap Our Stash

Hello and Welcome!

My son and husband rode the clickity-clackity 1960's Gateway Arch elevator all the way to the top! It was a slow, claustrophobic ride, but worth it!

This page is my Design Team project for Scrap Our Stash's August Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge:

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I used the top row: Map - Simple Stories - Stick pin. (I knew that my map washi tape and lettered stick pin set would come in handy someday.)  Hop on over to the SOS blog and check it out!

To create the cute, colorful circle clouds, I punched several sizes of circles from Simple Stories paper. glued them on a thin strip of paper and trimmed off the bottom. Paige Evans showed this technique on the Weekly Scrapper site. You can see her video here. I also diecut vellum clouds from a My Favorite Things die.

This page is entered in:
  • The "For a Child" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 78

Hello and welcome! 

It is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time for Quick Quotes' August Challenge. I am hosting Challenge 78 and the theme is... Use Colored Inks!

I LOVE Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking Inks. They come in so many beautiful colors and are so versatile.  Here is my project with lots of ways to use these inks.

Technique #1 - Using Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink, I tinted white glass bead texture gel and applied it to Quick Quotes' Anchors Aweigh 100 paper with a swirly stencil. I found this works best by stamping the ink onto a craft mat and then mixing the texture gel into it.

Technique #2 - I used Bora Bora and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks to color white ribbon. This was quite easy - just run the ink pad over the ribbon to color it. For more on this technique, check out this video tutorial, Customize Your Ribbon with PowderPuff Chalk Ink with Barb. (There are lots of other great techniques in the Tutorial section of the Quick Quotes blog, too, so be sure to check them out!)

Technique #3 - I colored my chipboard flowers with Bora Bora and Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Inks using a smooshing technique. Just "smoosh" the chipboard onto the ink pad for a beautiful result!


Technique #4 - Two-tone letters are all the rage right now. I used Sky Blue and Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Inks to create my own two-tone title in exactly the colors I wanted. I started with white Thickers, masked one half with washi tape, and applied the first color. After they dried, I moved the mask to the opposite side and colored the other half with the second color. Just for fun, I also added Glossy Accents. (The "2017" are unaltered numbers from the same set.)

Technique #5 - I used Bora Bora, Sky Blue, Sunset, and Slate PowerPuff Chalking Inks to edge the papers and embellishments for my page. It makes them really pop!

These are just a few of the techniques you can do. PowderPuff Chalking Inks also work great for stamping, blending, watercoloring, and so much more.

I used my Canon Selphy CP1200 to print the photo. So easy and convenient!

Here are some close ups of the finished product.

Quick Quotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh: 100, 101, 102, 109
Anchors Aweigh: Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bora Bora, Sky Blue, Sunset, and Slate

Canon Printer:
Cannon SELPHY CP1200

We hope you are inspired to join this month's Quick Quotes' Colored Ink challenge, you can link up here. I can't wait to see what you create!!!