Tuesday, January 17, 2012

'Family' Interactive Canvas

'Family' Interactive Canvas
Hi everyone,
Today I am showcasing a new paper line by Quick Quotes called "One Fine Day."  With these papers, I decided to create an interactive home decor piece.  I used my Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine along with the 'Creative Book Pages' Grand diecuts to create my flip up pages.
I used a 10x10x1 canvas, then I used 3 diecuts from the 'Creative Book Pages' nestabilities to create different layered pages.  I scored each page at 1/2" to create the binding for my album.  I adhered them to the back side of the canvas so that when the last page is flipped up I have a shadow box :)

 On the cover I added corrugated chipboard, a Petaloo flower, QQ frosted butterfly, cream ribbon & I cut the Precious Family rectangle from the word & phrases sheet included in the paper line.  Throughout the project I also used various QQ inks: Mocha Mama, Green with Envy & Bloody Mary.

 For my first flip up pages I used some corrugated chipboard, a Martha Stewart Punch & some of the Quick Quotes adhesive backed glitter chipboard pieces.  I then scrunched some ribbon across one part of the page.

 For these next pages I used a QQ diecut frame.  I also used more of the glitter chipboard pieces and added various bling.  "Family is..." also cut from the word & phrases paper.

For the last pages I used the negative piece from one of my flip up pages as the background to mat around my shadow box.  I decorated the inside with Petaloo flowers.  The 'Forever' journaling spot is also included on the 12x12 word & phrases sheet in the paper pack.
I really enjoyed working with these new papers and I hope you enjoyed my project.  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

'Cutie' layout

Happy Saturday everyone!

Here is a layout featuring my precious baby, Ethan :) I used Quick Quotes newest paper line called "One Fine Day." It is being released at Winter CHA in a few short weeks. I love the muted color hues.

In this photo Ethan was just 9 months. I am working on his first year album and am pretty close to being caught up. He is currently 11 months old.  The rest of his album can be found at the tab at the top of my blog.

Items used: I added chipboard letters from Crate paper and the clear transparency journaling block from Oriental Trading Co.  I also added a few buttons & twine, plus some black rhinestones between the flags to finish off my layout.  To create my frame around Ethan I used my Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine along with the 'Creative Book Pages' die cuts.  I used the negative of one of my pieces as the frame which is also embossed around the edges.  The paper & quote are both from Quick Quotes.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Flying' - double page layout


Here is a fun, double-page layout I created with the newest paper line from Quick Quotes - SUMMER SAMBA.  I love all of the bright colors.  They made the perfect background for my son's first flying trip with daddy.  He came prepared with his pilot's notebook, headset and sunglasses.  He had a great time from wheels up to wheels down and can't wait to go again.

I changed the title by adding an 'L' to make it 'ALTITUDE' :)  This also shows the distressing of my blue & red papers, as well as, my Spellbinders Creative Page Tabs up close!  I used my die cuts to make decorative tabs on some of my photos.

Summer Samba papers by Quick Quotes (I love the 12x12 sheet of words/phrases that is included)
Blue Hawaiian Chalking Ink - Quick Quotes
Spellbinders - Creative Page Tabs (cut & embossing)
EK Success border punch
Various brads, paper clips, ribbon


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Family memories - single page layout

Happy 2012!!!

To kick off the new year I've been scrapping my 2011 pictures :)  Here is a layout using Quick Quotes newest paper line called "Dreamscape."

 The QQ design team was lucky enough to be sent a Spellbinders Grand Caliber die cut/embossing machine.  I used the 'Labels 1' Grand dies to make the nesting shapes behind my photo.  Then I used my 'Wonky Rectangles' to make the mats behind my vellum.  I love this machine.  Not only does it cut, but it also embosses!  This pic shows the imprinted design around the edges.
 To jazz up some of my cardstock, I added some liquid glass to the pre-printed flowers.

Items Used:
QQ Dreamscape papers
QQ Frosted Flourishes
QQ Vellum
Spellbinders Grand Caliber + Wonky Rectangles & Labels 1 Dies
Martha Stewart Border Punch


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve! Some layout goodness!!!

Interactive Layout
Nolan is now 4 and truly understands Santa's role this year.  It is a very exciting time for us and there has been lots of baking gearing up for the special plate we're leaving for Santa & his reindeer.  In anticipation of all of the amazing photos I know I'll be taking, I have created a layout with an interactive mini album in the middle of my page.  I used one 12x12 sheet of word/phrases paper from the new 'Very Merry' line (Dec Club Q).  Then I cut out the 4 corner squares to frame photos.  To create the mini album I used a 3x9 piece of paper and scored it at every 3 inches.  I decorated the cover and added a pull tab.  I used a circle plastic frame and wrapped ribbon around it to showcase the date.  I added a little glitter & liquid glass to various parts of the paper to make it pop.

ribbon-wrapped plastic frame

interactive album


 MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL & to ALL a Good Night!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

'Holiday Love & Joy' Layout

"Holiday Love & Joy" layout
 I created this double page layout using the contents from the gorgeous Dec Club Q.  Each month I say it's my new fave only to be topped by the next month's kit.  My only additions were a few scraps from the 'Merry Go Round' paper line and some Petaloo flowers.  I love pages that allow for multiple photos :)  I feel like I get more bang for my buck, so to speak.
 love the journaling blocks
that were included :)

Chalked in Tahiti


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quick Quotes Dec Club Q

Since I first laid my hands on this month's kit I have been completely inspired.  I have created 2 one page layouts, 1 double page layout and I'm working on a card.  These 'Very Merry' papers are goregous.  Stay tuned this month to see my project.