Monday, August 29, 2011

4th Birthday FUN!!! (double page layout)

'4th Birthday Fun' layout

 I surrounded the '4' with Bling to make it pop.

 I love QQ's colored vellum 'F' 'U' 'N'

DESCRIPTION/TIPS: I created this layout for Nolan's 4th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I love the bright colors in the Savvy Davvy papers and I was able to highlight the '4' by putting some green bling around it! For page #1 I sectioned it into thirds and used a border punch down each side of my three pieces of paper. I tied into page #2 by using the same border punch in the opposite direction.

ITEMS USED: Savvy Davvy papers, Savvy Davvy Alphabet & quotes/phrases ("keep the good times rolling"), QQ vellum, QQ glitter chipboard, QQ green bling. Other items: Heidi Swapp small green bling, Marth Stewart 'cherish' punch around the page.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Quick Quotes FRI Challenge #2 - BANNERS

It's Quick Quotes

Banners, Banners, Banners!!! They are popping up everywhere... on cards, on layouts, on altered projects. This Friday Challenge is to use a BANNER on your project. (Remember: you do not have to use QQ products. Everyone can play along!)  Head over to the QQ blog to link up your project!

I (Lisa, your QQ social media director) am your host for this challenge. =)
I had yet to create a project with a banner
but I was loving all of the projects I was seeing with them.
Here is my project for this challenge:

QUICK TUTORIAL: Banners range from complex to pretty basic. For my basic banner I used my circle punch on two different patterned papers, cut them in half, and 'voila'... I had my banner. I have also seen ladies use this same technique with a scalloped circle. I sewed my banner on, but baker's twine also looks great!

DESCRIPTION: this layout shows my hubby & 4 year old son on a sea plane (aka float plane). My husband just finished his private pilot's license, so airplanes are a big part of our lives.

ITEMS USED: Quick Quotes "By the Bay" papers <- these are a bit older but they are still one of my all-time favs. QQ vellum, QQ ribbon, QQ Blue Hawaiian chalking ink. Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch, brads.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Brothers - Travel Tag

Brothers tag

I used the Aug Club Q kicker project (travel tag) and rather than gluing the front & back together I turned it into a free standing small photo display.  I had this photo taken of my two boys about a month ago and thought this would be a perfect way to display it!  (This is a made-in-minutes idea!)

Items used: Aug Club Q kicker project, Frosted Flourishes 'flowers', Bloody Mary QQ chalking ink.  Both of the ribbons were from the Aug Club Q kit.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Summer" Double Page Layout

One of my favorite parts about being on the QQ design team is having all of this great inspiration around at all times.  This layout was created after I saw what two of the other team members created this month (Jen & Theresa).  I took bits of each of their layouts and created my own seen here :)
Bryan took Nolan up to Canada for a family reunion this summer while I stayed home with the baby.  Here are just a few of their pics from their time up there.  Fishing, hiking, games, family & tons of fun!

This was created using the items that came in the Aug Club Q kit (Quick Quotes' monthly kit club).  This kit features the Cherry Truffle paper line.

Friday, August 5, 2011

School Days (Quick Quotes # challenge)

Ordering Nolan's very first school pics was a bittersweet moment for me. He is growing up way too fast. These are his Spring school pics (I need to make room for the new ones coming soon).  On these layouts I wanted to document some of the milestones & favorites of the 2010-2011 school year.  On the second part of the layout I included his "TOP 5" - top 5 favorite things & top 5 things he learned.

Using the new 'Savvy Davvy' Quick Quotes papers

Tips/techniques on these layouts: To create the textured stars I first cut out star shapes (tracing the green edges in pen so it would pop) then I ran it through my Fiskars crimper. For the borders around the pictures I used chipboard shapes from Technique Tuesday and traced the shape onto coordinating paper. I covered a plastic slide in coordinating paper and stamped his age inside. The childhood quote & chipboard tag that it's attached to is from QQ. On the second page I documented his top 5 things he learned and top 5 favorite things. I trimmed down a paper to 8.5 x 11 and ran it through my regular printer. The title "top 5" was embossed with red powder. And of course you can't forget that I inked just about 'everything' in QQ powderpuff inks in Maraschino Cherry or Tahiti.

DETAIL SHOT of the crimped stars:

To check out the Quick Quotes Friday Challenge click HERE.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Engagement Canvas

My one and only sister is engaged - woohoo!!!

I created this altered canvas as an engagement present for her and her fiance.

Detail shot of the inking/glimmer mist.

I inked the edges of the canvas in QQ Mocha Mama as well as the frames. Then I added some glimmer mist to the lower frame for an extra kit. The 'our story' tag pulls out for her to journal about the proposal.

Items used:

QQ July Club Q Canvas Kit
QQ Mocha Mama
Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist


Monday, August 1, 2011

Ethan - 5 mon

My kids are my favorite people to scrapbook!  Sound familiar?  I made it a goal with each of my boys to create a 1st year album.  You can follow my progress with Ethan's album under the tab at the top to see all of my layouts in his book so far :)  He turns 6 mon tomorrow (Tues 8/2) and I just finished his 5 mon layout - woohoo!!!  I am really trying hard to stay on top of it!

Items Used: Quick Quotes 'Cherry Truffle' papers + QQ 'Bloody Mary' chalking inks + QQ chipboard frames & corrugated chipboard.  The coordinating brads you see in the pic I created myself with my i-top brad maker from Imaginisce.  It is my new favorite tool.