Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Love U Anniversary Card

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Here's a fun card I made for my husband for our anniversary this year.

I started by using the smooching technique with Festive Berries Distress ink on watercolor paper and added splatters of gold Color Shine. After it dried, I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp. Next the swirl (by The Cat's Pajamas) was die cut from gold shimmer paper and adhered. The "U" (by Lifestyle Crafts) and "love" (by Winnie & Walter) were die cut and adhered. To finish off the card, tiny shaker bits (by Lucy) were added and the entire panel was glued to a gold card base.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ice Castle

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Jeff and I went to St. Paul, MN to check out the Winter Carnival ice castle. It was over two stories tall and made with giant ice blocks cut from the river. Unfortunately, the companies that sponsored it covered it with advertising which took away from the beauty, but I did get a couple of good photos anyway.

It was fun creating this page and using up some older winter papers. I used Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Sky Blue and Bermuda with a snowflake stencil. The papers and title letters were also edged with the inks.

The use of tiny white and navy buttons and the washi tape by the banner were inspired by the bingo challenge at Scrap-Challenge-YOUrself.

This page is based on a sketch by Stuck?! Sketches.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Playing with PowderPuff Chalking Inks!

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And happy first day of spring! Today I am sharing with you a playful Easter card using fun spring colors.

This card reminds me of my adult son, Tyler. It is playful, fun and bursting with excitement!

One of my favorite techniques is blending with PowderPuff Chalking Inks. These inks blend so smoothly and easily. Plus they come in dozens of beautiful colors! For this card, I started by stamping the bunny and masking him off. Then I blended Tropical Punch, Island Orange and Lemon Sorbet PowderPuff Chalking Inks over an egg stencil.

For the grass, Key Largo and Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking Inks were blended across the bottom. I also stamped the grass using Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Next the bunny mask was removed and the image was colored with markers. Then the sentiment was stamped. To finish things off, the panel was added to a card base and embellished with dimensional drops.

Quick Quotes Products:
  PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Tropical Punch, Island Orange, Lemon Sorbet, Key Largo and Green Leaf 

Other Products:
 bunny stamp by The Cat's Pajamas
 sentiment by Verve Stamps
 flower/egg stencil by Simon Says Stamp

Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good Times at the State Fair

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After 25 years of going to the State Fair with kids, Jeff & I finally got to enjoy the fair by ourselves. We love our boys, but sometimes we like just being a couple. This is a page celebrating us being together.

This page uses papers by Photo Play and Simple Stories.

The embellishments are by October Afternoon.

This layout is based on a sketch by Rochelle Spears and uses graph paper in the journaling. The page is all about the summer season and includes red accents and a rubber sun charm.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Easter with Quick Quotes

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Spring has sprung and today I am here with an adorable Easter card. This card is also featured on the Quick Quotes blog.

I wanted to make a cute Easter card for my niece, Grace, who is 5 years old. She loves Easter egg hunts and bunnies, so this fun card will be perfect for her.

This card came together really fast:
  •  Die cut the eggs from Spring Showers papers 101 and 105, then edged them with Bermuda and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking inks. 
  • Die cut the grass from Spring Showers 105 and edge with Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking ink.
  • Stamp the bunny and color. Then paper piece the egg with Spring Showers 104. Edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking ink.
  • Arrange die cut pieces and adhere to white cardstock. Pop dot the tops of the bunny and front two eggs. 
  • Add twine and stamp sentiment.
  • Mat on Spring Showers 104 and edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
 Spring Showers paper collection *coming soon*
 PowderPuff Chalking inks: Bermuda, Tropical Punch and Green Leaf

Other Products:
 Bunny and sentiment stamps by Art Impressions
 Egg die by Sugar Peas
 Grass die by Quickutz

Happy spring and thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shamrocks & Shenanigans For All

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I love this new St. Patrick's Day stamp set (Sham-rock) by Art Impression! The sentiments are fabulous and the Leprechaun is so fun! Here is the first card I made from this set:

I started by stamping the Art Impressions' Leprechaun and watercoloring him with Zig Clean Color  watercolor markers. Then I masked him off and ink blended the background with Buttercup and Lemon Sorbet PowderPuff Chalking inks by Quick Quotes. Green and gold Stickles added highlights to the shamrock and buckles. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. To finish off the card, I die cut it with Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to green cardstock.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jeff's Birthday

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We had a great time celebrating Jeff on his birthday. I made his favorite dinner and a homemade marble cake. The boys got him a Futurama DVD and a Stargate t-shirt. We also played board games together.

I created this page with pattern papers from Shimelle's goNOWgo colletion. The title is a die cut by Winnie & Walter. The balloons & banner are Papertrey Ink's Scene It die cut. This page is based on a sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Snowy Adventure

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Today I have a fun step-by-step for a wintery layout using Quick Quotes Mulberry paper collection.

I live in Minnesota where we get snow, lots of snow. So we celebrate with a city-wide Winter Carnival. This layout shows our family visiting one of events - Snow Sculptures. As the Super Bowl was in town this year, people really went all out.

Here is a step-by-step on how this layout was created:
  • Print two 4" x 6" photos using the Canon Selphy Photo Printer, one regular and one using the amazing collage feature. (For a tutorial of creating a collage photo click here.)
  • Adhere photos to a 6.25" x 8.25" piece of white cardstock and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Then mat on a 7" x 9" piece of Mulberry 103 and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink.
  • Add a .25" x 9" strip of Mulberry 105 (stripes) to right side of mat and edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • Adhere a 5.25" x 10" Mulberry 103 (blue side) accent piece to right side of the mat and edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • For the title, stamp on Mulberry 103 (blue side) and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Trim and corner round. Then edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • Mat on Mulberry 103. Corner round and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink.
  • Staple sheer blue ribbon to upper left corner.
  • Adhere to large white snowflake and add two flourishes die cut from Mulberry105.
  • Arrange matted photos and title on 12" x 12" Mulberry 101 and adhere.
  • Journal on white cardstock. Trim, corner round and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink. Adhere to left side of photos.
  • Add 12" sheer ribbon across the bottom of the page.
  • Add seven chipboard snowflakes and three flourishes in clusters around the photos.
  • Finish off the page by adding blue gems on the snowflakes and white dimensional paint dots.

Quick Quotes Products:
 Club Q (January) - chipboard snowflakes, ribbon and gems
 Mulberry Paper Pack
 PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Bermuda and Sky Blue

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

Other Products: 
 flourish die cut by The Cat's Pajamas
 white embossing powder by Stampendous
 white dimensional paint Perlen Pen by Viva Decor

Hope you are inspired to create a page about your winter adventures! Thanks for stopping by,