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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

'Thank You' Goodie Bag (Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop)

"THANK YOU" Goodie Bag
So glad you hopped on over.  I hope you are enjoying this fabulous hop featuring Quick Quotes products & Peachy Keen stamps!  You should have arrived here from Angelica's stop.  If you need to start at the beginning please go to the Peachy Keen blog.

I was lucky enough to work with this uber cute 'Thank You' sentiment and Lady Bug stamp set from Peachy Keen.  I wanted to think outside the traditional Thank You card, so I created a goodie bag instead.
 I cut a circle out of the front portion so you could 'peek' at the goodies inside.
 This A-Frame allows the Goodie Bag to be attached inside while sitting up on any table.
To make the lady bug pop I double stamped her, cut out one of the bodies and added it on top using puffy tape.  I also added liquid glass to her spots to make them shine.


I cut out a piece of paper that was 10x5,” then I scored it at 4”, 5,” and 6”.  This gives it a ‘bottom’ to sit upright.  Decorate your front cover, then cut a window so the ‘goodies’ can show through.  For my circle I used my Fiskars circle cutter which allows me to adjust the circle size from 1”-8”.  The circle on my project is about 2 ½”.  Then I just added a baggie of candy to the inside.

STAMPING TIP: When I stamp images I like to put a piece of foam under my paper.  This way your ink transfers more evenly and you won’t have missing parts of the image. 

Peachy Keen stamps (lady bug & thank you)

There are amazing prizes to be won during this blog hop.  Just do a few things:

  1. Become a follower here at my blog
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  3. Check back on the main Quick Quotes & Peachy Keen blogs on Monday 9/19 to see if you are a winner of one of these awesome prizes!
***Your next stop on this amazing hop is: ADORA's Blog.***  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Back-to-School! (QQ Friday Challenge)

It's that time of year when all of the kiddos head back to school.  Nolan started back on Aug 1, 2011 for his second year of Pre-School at Kid's Cottage.  Check out his first day photos on the layouts below :)

To create these layouts I used Quick Quotes "My Michelle" papers.  I also include a piece of lined school paper on each layout to complete the back-to-school feel :)  I used the journaling block & S "silly" from the QQ alphabet & quotes from the 'Savvy Davvy' line.  Also included is various chipboard letters, and alphabet ribbon.

If you have a Back-to-School layout or project you can enter it at the Quick Quotes Friday challenge :)  (open from 9/9-9/21 and you don't have to use QQ products - plus there are prizes of course!)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Ethan's 6 mon layout

Items used: Sept Club Q itemsBloody Mary chalking ink,Vintage alphabet quote sheet, white doily from Aug Club Q.
Details: I distressed my white doily by chalking it in Bloody Mary and then adding Glimmer Mist in 'Chocolate covered Cherries.' I used the Vintage alphabet to cut out the 'E' and also put a vintage quote behind a piece of acetate. I used glitter in many places on this layout which I will show you below.

Glue pen + liquid glue:
To get this look I added liquid glue behind the flower acetate (add glue to the duller side). Then I layered on 3 different colors of glitter from PK Glitz. To create Ethan's name: I cut out the E from QQ's Vintage alphabet and then wrote the rest of his name with a glue pen. I sprinkled glitter on top and used PK Glitz's static free brush to clean up my layout.

I also used the glue pen to write '6 months' and then added black glitter on top. This picture shows the folding of my ribbon and also a line of black glitter across the bottom border. To create this look I used a skinny tape adhesive (many out there are made for glitter) then added my glitter on top.