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.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Quick Quotes Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the QQ Design Team Blog Hop.

I created 2 projects for today.  The first project is a card where I combined the Cherry Truffle papers & French Quarter papers to create a friendship card.  

My second project for today started off as a packaged layout kit from Quick Quotes - 'Simple Joys'.  I put my own spin on it and here is my finished project.  The layout had many more flowers but since I was tailoring it to be a boys page, I removed some of the flowers and I added some hardware embellishments like the brads & photo anchors.  I used an acrylic stamp to add the word 'months.'  All of the distressing was done with the QQ powderpuff chalking inks (a must-have scrapping supply).

 I created my tag to be an interactive piece.  This way I could journal about Ethan's milestones at 8 months old.  I am creating his 1 year album and am trying to keep up the best I can.  The rest of his album can be found in the tab at the top called 'Ethan's 1st Year Album'.
Thanks for stopping by. =)

To win the DAY 3 prize (Just Jackson papers & 2 inks):
#1 leave a comment at all stops for today
#2 check back at the QQ blog on Wed 11/30 when the winners will be announced



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Life's Music (Nolan & Grandpa)

"Life's Music"
I love these pics of my son with grandpa playing the guitar. Music was always a part of my childhood and I love that my dad is now sharing that with my son as well. This page features the new QQ line "Copper Kettle". All items on this page were included in the Monthly Kit Club for Nov except for the frosted flourishes in the corner.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

'Pumpkin Time'

LISA - 'Pumpkin Time'
Featuring 'Copper Kettle' QQ papers. We picked out our pumpkin fairly late in the season and I am glad we did. I am loving these photos with the new papers, so my procrastination with pumpkin picking must have been meant to be ;) I combined pieces of the altered art kit of the month, with the page kit to create my double page layout. I punched my own holes in the large black frame to add some pops of ribbon. I chalked my 'T-I-M-E' chipboard title in Mocha Mama chalking ink. I love the mix of papers, vellum, quotes & brads that were included in the Nov Club Q pack. (PS - the pumpkin diecuts are from the Oct Club Q kit.)


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Quotes & Petaloo (a match made in flower heaven)

Altered Box & Card
I created this card with the Julie Je t'amie papers, QQ chalking ink in Tahiti & Purple passion, and Petaloo flowers. I used my Grand Caliber machine by Spellbinders to cut & emboss my 'happy birthday' tag.

I just bought a new flat iron and decided to keep the box it came in and alter it. Right now it is storing my other flowers but I may use it as a gift box for an upcoming birthday. This was created with Julie Je T'amie Quick Quotes papers & Tahiti chalking ink. Then I finished it off with 'gorgeous' Petaloo flowers and ribbon.

Check out the Quick Quotes blog for more great projects.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

'Happiness' Altered mini canvas

I fell in love with the B&W papers in this Teresa Collins collection for theOct Club Q. I gave my canvas a fun pop of color by using QQ Chalking ink in Tahiti & Radiant Rain shimmer mist in 'teal.' I loved how QQ owner, Stacy, designed the altered kit to include a shadow box. That inspired me to take it one step further and actually cut a hole in the front of my canvas. 

These are pics from the Palm Springs Private Reserve and I printed them on site using the Canon Selphy printer. It was my first time trying it and I must say that it was 'FABULOUS.' You could print a whole 4x6 or even print up to 8 pictures on one 4x6 sheet. I am always trying to find ways to print small photos and this let me do it on the spot without a computer.
I lined the hole of the canvas with a white ribbon that I inked in Tahiti. This picture also shows some of the misting on the canvas.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

'Thankful' layout

This layout was created using the Oct Quick Quotes CLUB Q kit of the month.  They partnered with Teresa Collins this month so that's what papers you see below.  Her new papers scream fall and I'm loving it.

This picture captures one of the many precious moments between my two boys.  Nolan is loving and gentle with his baby brother.  I couldn't ask for them to have a better relationship at this point.

I distressed the edges of my orange paper and added a pull out tag for journaling beneath my picture.

This was created for the FRIDAY CHALLENGE #5 - use a single pic - over at the Quick Quotes blog.  Challenge is open from 10/7-10/19 :)


Friday, October 7, 2011

New mini album using Crate Paper

I have really been into making mini-albums lately.  I love this paper line by Crate Paper.

The album and papers came together as a kit from the Button Farm but then I did my own thing and put my own spin on it :)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oct Club Q - Quick Quotes

Have you seen the new Club Q kit from Quick Quotes???

Check it out here!  This month QQ has partnered with Teresa Collins and the options are just fabulous!

I am super lucky to be part of the design team.  Each month I get the chance to take the products seen above and be creative with them using them in a different way.  Such fun each month! :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

QQ layout sketch challenge (9/23-10/5)

Today starts the beginning of the next Quick Quotes challenge.  For this challenge I created my very first sketch.  I should clarify: I created it on paper and Melin Beltran helped me to change it over in photoshop.  I need to practice with that program more.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:
 I used the stars as masks to add glimmer mist.  Then I wiped them off and used staz on to ink the edges of the acrylic.
 This pic shows my embellishment cluster.  I used the new QQ alphabet & phrases.  I made my flower from a 1" piece of left over paper.  I cut the edge with scalloped scissors, folded it back and forth, then glued the two edges together.
 Items used:  Quick Quotes Savvy Davvy papers, QQ alphabet & phrases, QQ vellum, various buttons & Creative Imaginations shimmer mist in 'teal.'

I hope you'll play along with us over at the QQ blog!
You can use any paper & products.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini's galore

Since becoming part of the QQ Design Team I have fallen in love with mini albums.  I used to find them intimidating, but now I adore them! :)
I loved the altered mini book that came in the Sept Club Q kit (Quick Quotes' Monthly Kit Club). Since there were so many awesome pages, I decided to take mine and turn it into 2 separate projects. One for me to keep and one to give to a co-worker.

 Above is where I trimmed & added a transparency overlay to one of my chipboard pages.
All items used were from the Sept Club Q Altered Project kit with the addition of a few diecut flowers & transparencies from the Sept Club Q page kit.