Thursday, June 30, 2011

BLOG HOP & $500 in giveaways

So glad you 'hopped' on over!

Between June 30-July 2 we are celebrating Brynn's 30th b-day with a color themed Blop Hop (pink, black & white) my fav. We are offering over $500 in prizes between all of our blog stops.

To win my prize package:
#1 become a fabulous follower
#2 leave a comment with your name (include your blog so I can stop by & become a follower)
*I will randomly select a winner from the comments on July 3rd and post it here on my blog.
(my prize pack includes: slides, designer gromlets, transparency journaling pieces, bling, chipboard pieces, rub-ons (including a whole swatch book) and an assortment of ribbon + a few homemade surprises) =) 15 items + ribbon + surprises.

Here is my pink/black/white project.
Close to my heart papers & stamps. Diamond stickles
on the buttons. I cut out the leaves from
coordinating ribbon.

Theresa's Blog is your next stop in this amazing hop.

If you need to start the blog hop at the beginning, please go see Brynn's Blog & wish her a happy b-day while you're there. She has fabulous prizes for her b-day celebration!

Happy Scrapping & I hope to see you back here on July 3rd when I announce the winner!!!

The entire blog lineup.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

QQ Link-Up Party (My project)

Here is my card "Many Thanks" that I created using Rhonda's card sketch in the previous post. There are still a few days left in the link-up party (post up through 7/2), so create away and link up your card at the Quick Quotes Blog for a chance to win 2 whole paper lines & other extras. =)

Items used:
Quick Quotes 'Savvy Davvy' papers
Quick Quotes 'Maraschino Cherry' inks
QQ vellum & tags
Martha Stewart 'Loops' Punch

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

QQ Link-up the love party (Sketch Inspiration)

Super fun "Link-Up The Love" card sketch challenge is happening over at the Quick Quotes Blog featuring a sketch by QQ Design Team member, Rhonda! Play along using any papers and check out the fantastic prizes!!! Head on over to to link up your card.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cassette Case Gift Card Holder (made-in-minutes)

Have just a few scraps of paper left over after making a LO?

Here’s my made-in-minutes idea….

Items needed: 3 scraps of paper, 2 small pieces of ribbon, 1 empty cassette case, rubons or other embellishments.

I used an old cassette case and turned it into a gift card holder. Just add paper to the outside and inside, them embellish as desired.

I used rik rak on the inside and only put glue on the two edges so my card could slide in and out.

Paper used: Quick Quotes “Savvy Davvy”

Monday, June 13, 2011

"So Proud" Card

Perfect for a grad or a service member. This card was created using Quick Quotes “Just Jackson” papers and coordinating QQ glitter chipboard pieces. I used an EK success punch for the bottom border of the card. I also added liquid glass to a few of the stars to make them stand out. To create some interest with my ribbon I added some liquid glue underneath, scrunched it together & held it until it dried.

The second pic is a detail shot showing the liquid glass on the stars & scrunched ribbon.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Relaxin' Summer" Chipboard Book

This is a homemade book that you can easily recreate yourself. I cut chipboard squares then used a circle punch in the middle of each page. I then covered each page in “Savvy Davvy” Quick Quotes paper and sandpapered the edges until I could see the white core. I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the upper left corner of each page and attached a metal ring covered with ribbon pieces. To finish off the book I embellished each page with rub-ons, paper flowers, & bling. The cover included QQ chipboard phrases which I inked with “Maraschino Cherry” & “Tahiti” inks and then added Diamond Stickles on top.

Detail shot.

Detail shot of an inside page.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Club Q (Quick Quotes)


JUNE - Original Club Q Items & Projects Below: Click here for details!)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Live, Laugh, Love" Bouquet

Hi Friends,
I found this idea in the June issue of Scrapbooks Etc as part of a Craft-It-Forward project. Here is my interpretation of their original project. I have entered the Craft-It-Forward challenge on their website for a chance to win $500 for the charity of my choice (Make-A-Wish Foundation) and $500 for myself. Please take a minute to click on the link below and leave some love so maybe they'll pick me and my charity! =) ENJOY!!!

Craft-It-Forward Direct Link To My Project:
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"Live, Laugh, Love" Bouquet
- created using the "My Michelle" paper line from Quick Quotes

Detail Shot of the flowers - each one was inked with Maraschino Cherry or Blue Hawaiian Quick Quotes chalking inks.

Detail shot of the sign
- I covered a plastic frame in coordinating paper, then added a QQ vellum quote and 3 miniature rolled flowers to finish off this piece.


Project HOW TO:

Materials needed: 2 foam balls, a wooden dowel, flower pot, corsage pins, paper & chalking inks.
#1 Cut a 3" circle. Beginning at the edge, cut in a spiral pattern getting a wider width as you move towards the center.

#2 Ink, ink, ink :) Ink all edges of both sides of the paper in a coordinating QQ chalking ink color.

#3 Roll the spiral tightly toward the center of your flower trying to keep the bottom edge even as you roll. When you reach the middle, allow the flower to open slightly, then add a drop of liquid glue (Beacon's 3 in 1) to the very bottom.

#4 Pin your flowers into the foam ball using corsage pins. Embellish as desired.