Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

Today I am up on the Quick Quotes Blog along with several other QQ Design Team members celebrating the start of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop!!! Check it out!!!



Quick Quotes is one of the super sponsors of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.


Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack *coming soon*
Farm House 500 
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Latte and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
coffee cup stamps by Verve Stamps
Foam Squares by 3L
gold thread

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop!
-june

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Varsity Band Page

Hello and Welcome!

My son tried out and made Varsity Band this year. Woohoo! He does enjoy playing his trumpet! Here is a page with the entire group:


I love using Altenew stamps. They are so creative and versatile. For this page, I used several of Altenew's Half Tone circles in Aaron's school colors. The background paper (also in school colors) and puffy title letter stickers are from Altenew's Reflections Scrapbooking kit.


This page is entered in:
  • Altenew Sketch Challenge #9
              
Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Very Happy Mother's Day Page with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

Today I have a beautiful Mother's Day layout using Quick Quotes' new Spring Showers collection.


This page was super easy to create. Here is the step-by-step:
  • Start with a 12" x 12" Spring Showers 102. Ink edges with Feather Gray and Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. (Note: all papers were chalked with these inks.)
 
  • Cut a 7.25" x 10" rectangle from Spring Showers 103. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Cut a 3.5" x 11.5" banner from Spring Showers 102. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Print 2 photos with Canon Photo Printer.
  • Mat photos with Spring Showers 105. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Add title from Farm House 600. Ink edges and adhere.  
 
  • Fussy cut large flower bouquet from Spring Showers 100. Ink edges and adhere with Foam Squares for dimension.
 
  • Finish with journaling at the bottom.

 Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Feather Gray and Capri Blue

 Canon Products:
Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Selphy High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set


Don't forget about Quick Quotes' Challenge 87, which is all about adding dimension to your projects, like I did with the floral bouquet. Your can check it out here. There is a $25 gift certificate to Quick Quotes up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
-june

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Quiz Bowl Layout

Hello and Welcome!

My son, Aaron, decided to join his high school's Quiz Bowl team. They met once a week after school and he loved it. The kids were great and Aaron had FUN showing off his knowledge. Although the competitions are not spectator sports, Jeff and I managed to squeeze into the room to watch and take photos. It was so FUN! Here is the page:



It was FUN creating this page with Quick Quotes' Spring Showers papers and Paper Smooches' Smarty Pants stamp set. The base of the layout came together quick as it is based on Sketch #152 over at Sketch N' Scrap.



The Paper Smooches' professor added so much FUN this page and he is colored with Copic Makers and Glossy Accents on his glasses. The PS books and globe were stamped and fussy cut.



The banner flags are die cuts by My Favorite Things and machine stitched onto the page.



This FUN page is entered in:
              
  • The "For the Boys" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Climbing the Bluffs in Red Wing

Hello and Welcome!

Jeff and I had the best time climbing the bluffs in Red Wing, MN. If you are ever in Minnesota, I highly recommend it! The views are breath taking and the hike adventurous.



I used mostly Elle's Studio Family Fun papers and embellishments, although a few other ES collections my have snuck onto the page. I found Color Blocking particularly challenging, but a fun way to use up a lot of product. I also used die cut leaves from cardstock.




This page is based on a sketch on Rochelle Spears blog, with the floral paper for the twist on the tag in the upper left corner.  I also added a third banner for an ombre effect.


This page was also inspired by the beautiful prairie photo (see below) over at Scrap-Challenge-YOUrself.


This page is entered in:
                  

                  

    • The "Ombre" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Arboretum Sculpture Garden Layout

    Hello and Welcome!

    It seems like forever since I pulled out my Elle's Studio products. But with National Scrapbook Day, there was so much inspiration I couldn't resist. Here is a fun page of my guys from a family trip to the nearby Landscape Arboretum:



    I used several Elle's Studio paper lines including Family Fun (how appropriate!), Little Moments and Live Laugh Love. The wooden words, puffy sticker title, enamel dots and colorful acrylic flowers are also by Elle's Studio.



    The paper flowers were cut with Poppy Stamp's Stitched Bloom Trio die from ES's pattern paper. This is one of my favorite die sets and I use it all the time.



    The page is based on Sketch N' Scrap's NSD 2018 sketch by Lisa Hidy. I rotated the sketch and move the title to accommodate horizontal photos.

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

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -june

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Mom's Day Card with Quick Quotes

    Hello and Welcome.

    With Mother's Day fast approaching, I created a beautiful and easy card using Quick Quotes' new Secret Garden collection.


    This card is super easy to create. Here is the step-by-step:
    • Create the double-matted card base with Secret Garden 100, 103 and 104. Edge with PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Lipstick or Bermuda.
    • Fussy cut flower clusters from Secret Garden 100. Edge with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
    • Fussy cut extra red flowers, edge with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalking Ink, and pop dot.
     
    • Stamp and emboss "Happy" and "Day".
    • Die cut two "M"s from Secret Garden 100. Edge with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
    • Finish off the card with jewel drops on flower centers and leaves.

    Quick Quotes Products:
    Secret Garden Paper Pack *coming soon*
    PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Warm Gray and Lipstick

    Other Products:
    sentiment stamps by Hero Arts
    alpha die by Little B
    jewel drops by Nuvo
    clear embossing powder
    pop dots by 3L

    Thanks for stopping by and happy Mother's Day,
    -june