Monday, April 18, 2011

Club Q Alternate Designs for April

This month QQ introduced their newest paper line called "Damsel in Distress." Since I am surrounded by boys, I sometimes find it hard to take the 'girly' papers and turn them into pages I can use for the men in my life. In my alternate designs for this month on my two page layout I steered clear of the flourish side of the papers and used the more masculine stripes for a daddy & sons layout. Then I created a one page layout with the flowery side that I plan to use as a heritage page with great grammie & the boys.

These particular papers also reminded me of celebrations such as an anniversary or wedding, so I also created 2 cards to use for occasions such as these. ENJOY!!!

"Just Like You" (father & sons layout)
I left the two tags and chipboard in the bottom corner empty for me to add journaling later.

Chipboard Embellishment Idea - take regular chipboard and stamp a design on top of it or use metal tools to imprint a design on the chipboard before adding distressing ink.

"Daddy's Boy" poem - what a perfect addition for this page. Sometimes a vellum quote sums up everything you are thinking and feeling to add special sentiments to a page.

"For Keeps" Heritage Layout
The "for keeps" tag can be glued down to the page or you could cut a slit in the page protector to create an interactive sliding piece and add journaling to it. There are also 3 flowers pre-printed at the bottom of this paper. To make them pop a bit more I took a second sheet of the same paper and cut out the 3 flowers. Then I folded the edges slightly and glued them on top of the initial paper. It is hard to see in the pictures, but it definitely adds a lot to the bottom of this layout :)

"Celebration" card
Inside the frame you could add a picture of the happy couple for a wedding or anniversary.

"Enjoy the little things" card
I see this as a perfect card to send a friend after a day of hanging out or just to let them know they are loved.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quick Quotes Design Team Call

QQ is looking for their first ever design team. Hooray!!! Read below for the details! =)

QUICK QUOTES DESIGN TEAM CALL If you love creating unique, quality projects with top-of-the-line products-our design team may be perfect for you! · Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company is looking for 7 additional design team members to showcase innovative creations using Quick Quotes products. · The term will last 6 months, beginning May 1, 2011 and ending October 31, 2011. · Sharp photography skills are a must. Photos should be taken with high resolution in clean, crisp backgrounds using excellent lighting. · You must have and regularly maintain a personal blog.

WHAT WE EXPECT: · Provide at least 4 projects per month. Projects can be layouts, cards, altered items or home d├ęcor, using primarily Quick Quotes product. · Abide by all deadlines given. · Promote Quick Quotes whenever possible, including posting in online galleries, forums and blogs. · Respond and interact with participants and followers of the Quick Quotes blog and Facebook page. · Enter your monthly projects in at least 2 online challenges. (We will provide suggestions at your request). THE

BENEFITS & PERKS: · You will receive a welcome package from us, including EVERY color of ink that we manufacture. · Ample Quick Quotes products to create with. · Your name and bio listed on our Designers page. · Access to an exclusive Design Team board to share and learn tips, tricks and techniques. · Your blog will be listed on our main page! · Quick Quotes sponsorship of 1 contest or challenge of your choice during your term. · A specially designed badge/blinkie for your blog. · Scrappers status and bragging rights that you made a fabulous Design Team!

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING BY APRIL 23rd to : · Full contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and personal blog address. · 4 examples of your BEST work using up to 10 photos. Projects need not be newly created or use only Quick Quotes product. · A short bio. of yourself and why you’d like to be considered for this position. · Previous/current commitments (such as other Design Teams, etc.) and experience. · An e-mail link to the exact post on your blog showing the photos. If you have previous posts highlighting Quick Quotes products, please provide those links as well.

The announcement of the 1st Quick Quotes Design Team will be made on Monday, April 25th!