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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

I was trying to find a colorful idea for a Christmas Card and what is the most colorful - Glitter.

Placed the 2” tape on white card stock and placed the center of the Snowflake Template at bottom of tape and traced pattern onto tape film. Then removed template and cut film of tape along lines with blade leaving film on tape – do not cut all the way through tape, just the film. Repeated this four times. 

Removed tape film of outline of shapes and applied Silver Medal glitter onto tape. Removed film of pattern and applied Cardinal Red glitter. Took off rest of tape film of pattern except center and applied Hunter Green glitter. Removed film of center and applied Dessert Sand glitter. Placed pattern of 2 shapes on top and bottom of green card stock. Stamped phrase from Stampin’ Up White Christmas Stamp Set on Glitter Paper using Black Pigment Ink and embossed with Glassy Embossing Powder

Cut out and placed on left center of green card with raised foam glue dots. Used Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia 2 smallest flowers and stamped with Gold pigment Ink on Red card stock. Embossed with Chameleon Embossing Powder. Cut out using Spellbinder Poinsettia Die Cuts. Glued together and placed on right center of card with glue dots.

I will be entering this card into the Quick Quotes Friday Challenge for December

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Using Quick Quote Page Kits

I used a different quote that was in the layout that matched the event and I used a piece of white scrap cut in arrow shape to fit the design of the layout. Also used letter stickers found in my stock to title the event. I really like how these pages turned out and highlighted the photos of the event. Quick Quotes has great design packages with different ways to use them, you don't have to follow the directions exactly.

Their layouts can be purchased at

Using Page Kits

I love page kits but finding most of the time I have too many pictures for them. I have found if I really like a page to buy extra pages in the packet especially in case I make a mistake. In these layouts I am glad I did because it helped make 2 extra pages with the same layout to coordinate the same event.

I like a few companies and one of those is Paper loft below are pictures of a kit that I used but had too many pictures for. I took some extra pages from one of their paper packs I purchased and since I did not have the exact patterned paper to match I used a paper from my stock that match the corresponding paper. In the pack was extra quotes and pictures which I used some of for the extra pages.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Using a Template to Design a Scrapbook Page

Will be submitting this design to Quick Quotes Design Team

Used Stowaway Blue paper as background. Used Lea France Stained Glass Template to cut photos and marked template outline on Cracklin’ Rose CR400 with pencil marks and glued photos to cover marks. Any visible marks erased. Cut Cracklin’ Rose paper to border photos and glued to center of blue paper for page 1.

Used Lea France Snowflake Template to outline shape onto Cracklin’ Rose CR100 paper and cut shapes out with blade and placed on package template pattern.

Placed template on Stowaway Blue Paper and traced outline of where shapes were to be placed with pencil.

Distressed edges of shapes with Caribbean Blue Ink and glued down over pencil markings. Cut pictures using template and glued onto Stowaway paper. Used Spectrum Nor Markers and colored Large Rhinestones and Small Bling to make red and placed 1 at each end of Red/Black Twine at top of page 1 and bottom of page 2 using glue dot. Placed Large Bling colored red on bottom of page 1 and top of page 2 and small colored bling on sides of blue paper. Placed Blue Lettering onto solid shaped Cracklin’ Rose paper on page 2.

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes Paper – Stowaway QQP-SW300, Cracklin’ Rose QQP-CR400, Cracklin’ Rose QQP-CR100
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink – Caribbean Blue
Specktrum Noir Markers – CR10, CR11
Want 2 Scrap Clear Small Bling
Nicole Bling It 8mm Rhinestones – Clear
Lea France Templates – Stained Glass 3rd ED, Snowflake
Red/Black Twine from stock
Light Blue Letters

Quick Quotes Paper

I love Quick Quotes Paper and wanted to use it for my son't Boy Scout Album.

I will be submitting this to Quick Quotes Design Team

Used Stowaway brown dotted paper as back grounds. Cut 2 pieces of Just Because rainbow paper from corner at angles to fit edges of 12x12 paper (did this with 2 pages) then took what was left and cut from other corner on same pages to use on the second layout. 

Distressed edges with Mango Mai Tai. Glued them down onto brown dotted paper with tips in center and corners lined up to edges of paper – page 1 from side to side meeting in middle and page 2 from top and bottom meeting in middle. Cut 1 Stowaway blue writing paper 11x9” and other page 9x11” with words right side up. Distressed edges with Mango Mai Tai. Glued 11x9” blue writing paper to page 1 covering center of rainbow paper. Glued 9x11” blue writing paper to page 2 covering center of rainbow paper. 

Cut Cracklin Rose paper in 4 5x4” frames and 3 3.75x3.75” frames. Distressed frame edges with Tahiti ink. Glued 2 5x4” frames and 1 3.75x3.75 frame on page 1 on Stowaway blue writing paper and attached pictures to frames. Inked the quote with Green with envy ink and distressed edges with Mango Mai Tai. Inked chipboard tag with Green with envy ink and distressed edges with Mango Mai Tai. Glued quote to tag. Glued tag to blue paper with glue dots. 

Placed wave brown/orange bling at bottom and top of page 1. Glued rest of frames onto Stowaway blue paper on page 2 and placed pictures where fit. Took Spectrum Nor Markers and colored in clear bling to match the color of the wave bling and place on tag and along side of page 2.

Supplies Used:
Quick Quote Papers – Stowaway QQP-SW400 (Base), Just Because QQP-JB300 (rainbow)- 2 pages, Stowaway QQP-SW200 (Blue writing)- 2 pages, Cracklin Rose QQP-CR700 (Frames)
Quick Quotes Quote – Sentiments Quote Cards
Quick Quotes Chalk Inks – Mango Mai Tai, Tahiti, Green with envy
Want 2 Scrap Self adhesive Bling (no other detail on packages)– Waves orange brown, clear multiple sizes single bling
Spectrum Nor Markers – EB8, CR10
Chipboard Tag from stock

I have a large stock of paper/supplies from years of scrapbooking that I did not keep track of suppliers or where purchased.

Single Page Layout

I will be submitting this page to Quick Quotes Design Team

I needed an idea for one page layout to work with another page but two different events for my son's Boy Scout Album.

Outlined the pictures and orange paper using the Lea France Honey Comb Template with white erasable pencil and then cut them to that shape. Used the template to mark the Fancy Free striped Paper where the orange paper is to be placed using small regular pencil marks and marked the orange paper with small regular pencil marks to where the pictures would sit. Glued down pictures with regular adhesives hiding pencil marks. Glued orange paper with pictures onto Fancy Free Striped paper covering pencil marks – any pencil marks not completely covered were erased. 

Used piece of sponge to sponge coconut ink onto center of orange paper. Also Inked Fleur De Lis chipboard with Blue Jeans ink and edges with red hot ink – this helps Boy Scout symbol standout and coordinates with corresponding page which has a lot of red/blue colors. Inked chipboard signs with orange slice, lemonade, and soft sage inks to help bring out colors of striped paper. Tied pieces of cord on signs and placed letter stickers on signs. Glued down chipboard with glue dots.

Quick Quotes - Fancy Free Paper QQP-FF400
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink - Orange Slice, Lemonade, Red Hot, Soft Sage, Blue Jeans, Coconut
Orange Paper from stock
Chipboard and cord from Boy Scout Paper Packs
Lea France Template – Honey Comb
Lea France White erasable pencil
Letter Stickers from Stock

I have a large stock of paper and letter stickers from years of scrapbooking that I did not keep track of suppliers or where purchased.

Get Well Card

I will be submitting this card to Quick Quotes Design Team.

I made this card for a friend/coworker who is sick and has been in hospital and rehab for a few months.

Cut the White card stock for card base- folded to make 5.5" x 4.25" card. Cut 2 pieces of cloud paper to fit front and inside of card – glued in place. Picked angel and frame design on Gypsy from Christmas Cartridge for angel and Fancy Frames Cartridge for Frame. 

With Cricut cut out angel and shadow of wings from gold shimmer paper. Cut out wings and angel shadow from glitter paper. Glued glitter wings on gold wing shadow. Glued Gold angel on glitter angel shadow with adhesive but also used a few mini glue dots (only thing found to maintain hold on glitter paper). Glued angel onto wings with mini glue dots. 

Used Spectrum Noir markers to highlight face of angel. Cut White shimmer paper using Cricut for larger frame. Cut blue shimmer paper with Critcut for detailed frame. Used inside of blue frame to outline opening on white shimmer paper using a pencil and cut opeing out with blade and erased pencil lines. Glued blue frame to edges of opening on white shimmer paper. 

Placed Stickle along inside of blue frame- let dry. With raised glue foam dots on back of white shimmer paper placed on cloud paper on front of card. Then glued angel in center of opening. Difficult to see in picture but frame is popped out from angel – making angel stand out on clouds.
For inside of card - Printed out quote from computer onto Laser Vellum Paper and cut out using Sizzix Frame die with Big Shot machine. Glued on inside of card on cloud paper.

Supplies Used:
Georgia-Pacific White card stock for card
Cloud Paper from stock
White shimmer paper from Scrap stock
Blue Shimmer paper from stock
Gold Shimmer paper from Scrap stock
Glitter Paper
Staples White Laser Velum Paper
Spectrum Noir Markers – FS3, FS6
Stickle – Crystal
Gypsy and Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges – Christmas, Fancy Frames, Doodle Type
Sizzix Framelit Die
Big Shot machine

I have a large stock of paper from years of scrapbooking that I did not keep track of suppliers or where purchased.
When making cards I use a lot of paper from saved scraps from other products - do not keep track of suppliers/where purchased

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Using Glitter with Stamps

I recently submitted this creations to the Heartfelt Creation Design Team as an entry. Website:

I stamped the light house and birds stamp from Heartfelt Creations with Black pigment ink on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock and embossed with Clear Glossy Embossing powder. 

I then colored both of them with Spectrum Noir markers and highlighted with Spectrum Noir pencils. I used Spectrum Noir Paper stumps soaked in Gamsol Blending solution to blend the pencil coloring with the markers to give more of a blended color. I used Sizzix Oval Template Die and cut out the light house and hand cut out the birds. 

I then cut a 6”x8.5” sheet of Plain White Card Stock with scoring at 4.25” and folded to make a card. I then covered the front of the card with 2” Sookwang 2 sided Tape. I then took off top cover and cut an oval shape using the Sizzix template die (Same size as used on Light house) and placed back on tape where I wanted to place the Light house. I then sprinkled Pumpkin glitter around the circle and then sprinkled the sunflower/apricot glitter over the rest of the tape with filling in some holes with the pumpkin glitter to match the sunset colors I used on the Light House stamp. 

I cut a larger oval shape on the Aqua mulberry Paper with the Sizzix template dies. Using a paint brush I wet the edges of the mulberry paper and tore the edges giving it a feather/tore look. I then glued the light house onto the mulberry paper. Removed the top covering still on tape and placed the light house on the card surrounded by glitter. 

I used Fiskars clear saying stamp with black pigment ink and embossed with Glossy Embossing Powder. Wet edges with paint brush and tore edges to give a feather/tore look. I placed raised glue dots on back of mulberry paper and placed below light house on card to give a raised look. I then placed three stacked mini glue dots on the back of the birds and placed them on the card around the light house.

Supplies Used:

Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock
Plain White Card Stock From Staples
Aqua Malberry paper from Stock
Black Pigment Ink
Glossy Embossing Powder
2” Sookwang Tape
Sizzix Oval Die Cuts
Heartfelt Creations: HCPC 3528 Sand & Sea Precut Stamp Set: Light House and Birds Spectrum Nor Markers and Pencils
Recollections Glitter: Pumpkin, Sunflower, Apricot
Spectrum Noir Paper stumps
Spectrum Noir Gamsol Blending solution
Fiskars Thank You Clear Stamps
Raised Glue dots
Mini Glue dots
Paint brush wet with water

Using Acrylic

I submitted this creation to Heartfelt Creations Design Team entry.

I used 6x4 ½ Acrylic Sheet for the front of the card and same size of White Card Stock for inside/back of card. I connected the Acrylic Sheet and White Card stock with a Blue Marble paper (using 3n1 glue to not show through acrylic sheet) with the blue covering half of the acrylic sheet and half the white sheet. Then glued the grass paper onto the white sheet. 

Used the Elizabeth Tree die on wood design paper to cut out two trees. Then used the cloud shape Elizabeth die to cut out pieces of leaves for the trees from Lt/Dk Green Paper. Then glued one tree on front of card and the other on the back of the acrylic sheet to cover exactly where the front tree is – used 3n1 glue on both trees. Glued down green paper for tree leaves on both trees overlaying light and green paper covering all limbs of trees. Took a white flower sticker from my stock and highlighted it with a Stampin’ Up marker

Colored the adhesive part of the green leaves on flower to help it show through on the acrylic and placed on front of acrylic sheet. Placed a white flower sticker with no leaves highlighted with marker on back of acrylic. Used the Ellentina Cutting Butterfly and Dragonfly dies and cut the tin can and wax paper. Colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. Glued the tin butterfly and tin dragonfly onto tree on front of card with mini glue dots. Glued the wax butterfly onto tree on back side of front of card with mini glue dots

Stamped the Stampabilities Stamp saying and Stampin’ Up Thank You using Stazon Black Ink on White Raised Paper Card Stock. Used a flower shaped Shapez Xyron Die to cut out the Thank you and colored the spaces of stamp with Stampin’ Up marker. Drew a cloud shape around Stampabilities saying with pencil using Print Working Design Cloud Stencil and cut it out. Distressed both sayings with Quick Quotes Chalk Ink and glued on inside of card. 

By using the acrylic you can see the inside of the card from the front.

Supplies used:
Acrylic 12x12 Sheet from Clear Scraps– 6x4 ½ size
White Card Stock from Staples – 6x4 ½
Blue Marble Paper from my scraps – 6 ½ x4 ½
Grass colored Paper From my scraps – 2 3/8 x 4 ½
White Raised Paper Card Stock from Scraps
Stampabilities Stamp Saying
Stampin’ Up Thank You
Stampin up Markers
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink
Flower Stickers from my Stock
Lt/Dk Green Paper from my Scraps Wood Design Paper from my Scraps
Print Working Design Cloud Stencil
Elizabeth Dies – All Seasons Trees
Tin Can
Wax Paper
Shapez Xyron Flower Dies
3n1 Beacon Glue
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stazon Black Ink
Ellentina Cutting Dies Classic Collection butterfly/Dragonfly
Mini Glue dots

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Embellishing Flowers

I also submitted this to Heartfelt Creations Design Team Entry. It is also a winner on Quick Quotes Friday Challenge.

I enjoyed working on this card but it had some frustrations with it. To make the flowers I used some techniques that I learned at the Quick Quotes Class I attended in Oaks PA in May 2014. For the small flowers I folded coffee filters and cut circles out of it and placed a brad in the center. I then folded and mushed up one layer at a time till I got the shape I was looking for then distressed them with different color Quick Quote Chalk inks

The larger pink flower was another technique used at the same class, where you take any circle shape cardstock and put adhesive on it and work ribbon around it and place a jewel sticker in center. I had trouble getting the ribbon to stay stuck on the cardstock. I have to try different adhesive next time. That was one frustration. I used the Stampin' Up Secret garden die to cut the leafs which I distressed with a Quick Quotes Chalking Ink using a blender pen. I used a light brown paper embossed with Sizzix Big Shot Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Woodgrain folder for the background. 

For Dark brown window frame I used the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate Custom Die (HCD 718) with some scrap cardstock I had. I used the Heartfelt Creations Grand Portal Precut stamp (HPC 3442) for the detail of the open window frame on clear transparency using Black pigment ink embossed with glossy powder and then cut using the Chateau Gate custom Die to cut it out - it was difficult getting the ink to stay on the transparency and to get the die to cut it without the ink chipping off. That was the second frustration. 

For the picture in the window I used a Stampin' up 2005 stamp and colored with General's Kimberly watercolor pencils which I cut and glued underneath the frame with the clear windows attached so they could open. Even though this was difficult to do I feel it turned out great. I hope you enjoy.

Supplies Used:
Quick Quote Chalk Inks
Coffee Filters
Circle shape cardstock
Jewel Sticker from Queen & Co
Stampin’ Up Secret Garden die cut
Stampin’ Up Blender Pen
Light brown and Dark brown paper Cardstock Sizzix Big Shot Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Woodgrain folder
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate Custom Die (HCD 718)
Heartfelt Creations Grand Portal Precut stamp (HPC 3442)
clear transparency
Black pigment ink embossed with glossy powder
Chateau Gate custom Die
Stampin' up 2005 stamp
General's Kimberly watercolor pencils

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tear It Up

I saw this challenge at Quick Quotes and could not wait to do it. I love to tear paper especially with beach scenes. I have a friend with a birthday coming up so I came up with this idea. 

I took some of my scrap marble tan paper and tore edges using tearing tool from creative memories and water. I layered the papers then attached layered torn water paper. Placed these layers over a sheet of sunset paper. I placed raised glue dots under the torn paper to raise it up to look like waves and layered sand. 

I used Quick Quote Chalk inks (biscotti/coconut)to highlight the tore edges of sand and water papers. I used Paper frosting from Shoestring to make the sand around the Happy Birthday sign. I used real and store bought shells around the Happy Birthday to help it stand out and I love shells. I try to use them in almost all my beach cards/pages. 

The Happy Birthday is a stampin' up stamp in color box silver pigment ink with chameleon embossing powder. I used Lin & Lene Design Dolphin Die Cut for the dolphin, highlighted the dolphin with Quick Quote Chalk inks (cool miner/Feather Grey). I popped the dolphin out of the ways with 3D square adhesive. I love how this card turned out and can't wait until my friend receives it. Perfect card for the start of the summer season.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Again I learned this technique through Stampin Up club but I came up with the design myself. It was a lot of fun to learn and develop. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Card in a Box - Flowers/Butterflies

I was taught this technique at a stamp club with a bunch a friends through Stampin Up. I came up with the design myself but the colors of the boxes was picked out by the coordinator. It was a lot of fun making these boxes. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stamp It Up!!!

This was a difficult design to come up with but I like how it turned out. I used techniques and items that I learned and picked up at Scrapbook expo in Oaks PA a few weeks ago. I had a lot of fun with this. 

I used the Butterfly Pivot Card Cutting Die on pick card stock of a standard card size. Then used the die for the blue/purple card stock to cover the inside and outside of card. I used the butterfly dies that came with the set on cloudy velum which I used the quick quote chalks and decorated the velum. I love these inks. 

I am learning different ways to use them all the time. I also used a blending pen with the chalk inks to distress the cutout butterflies of the card. I used the heartfelt flower stamps colored with spectrum nor markers for the flowers on the inside and outside of the card. Used the die cuts to cut out the flowers. 

I used the Ellentina Cutting dies on the tin can to cut out the dragonflies which I colored with spectrum nor markers giving them a bright color. The quotes and the moth are stamped with glue and glitter used to highlight the stamps. This was a technique I learned at the Scrapbook Expo from Rubber Café. 

I used some frames I cut out from the Cricut/Gypsy to edge the card and to highlight the quotes. I used the glitter tape from Walmart to outline the edges. I hope everyone enjoys this card.

Supply Listing: 

Stamps: Stampin up -Moth stamp from Best of Butterflies Heartfelt Creations – Quotes from HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment set Heartfelt Creations- Flowers stamp HCPC 3502 Mini vintage Floret set Die Cuts: Elizabeth Craft Designs – 767 Butterfly Pivot Card Cutting Die Ellentina Cutting dies – DCN003/DCN005 Dragonflies Heartfelt Creations - Vintage Floret HCD727 Design die template Glitter: Rubber Café – You’re so fine glitter: Princess Pink, Terrifically Teal, Hunter Green Studio G – Glitter Tape Stickle – Orange/yellow Shoestring – Glitter glaze Inks: Quick Quotes Chalking Inks – Pink Cheeks, Plum Crazy, Very Berry, Blue Hawaiian Spectrum Nor Markers Stampin up – Blending pen Other: Card Stock – Pink/blue/purple marble Fanta Tin Can Rubber Café – Glue

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ink It Up

Here is what I came up with for this month's Quick Quote Contest. 

I made a card for my mother-in-law to thank her for helping me alter my daughter's dance costumes. 

I used an Sizzix emboss folder and embossed the card and used a Q-tip with green with envy powder puff ink to color in the raised areas. I used red hot and Bloody Mary powder puff ink for the flowers and yellow with highlight of biscotti for flower stem. 

I used a butterfly stencil with multiple powder puff inks using a small narrow piece of rubber to put the ink in the stencil. I used a sizzix framelit for the shape of thank you with distressing it with Blue Hawaiian. I distressed the butterfly with coal mine powder puff. 

Raised butterfly with raised glue dots to make it look like it is flying. I added a Queen & company bling to the thank you to help it stand out. The thank you is a stamp I had in my collection from stampin' up which was embossed with glitter in black ink. 

I am really impressed with how this card turned out. This was a fun project to do because I love quick quotes powder puff inks as you saw in the project I turned in last month that used them as well. 

White ultra smooth premium white cardstock, Sizzix Jim Holtz texture fades emboss folder, Sizzix Big Shot oval framelit small, Thank you stamp, Butterfly stencil, Quick Quotes Powder Puff inks - multiple colors, Queen & Company Bling

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bright and Shiny

I love how this page turned out. 

I did this special for a Quick Quotes contest on Facebook using some Quick Quote papers as well as some supplies in my stock. 

As soon as I saw this contest I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use and which quote I wanted to use. 

Supplies used: 
Multiple Quick Quote inks Frosted lace stickle Spectrum Nor Markers HCPC 3468 Tattered blossoms stamp set from Heartfelt Creations Eleanor Angelica & Friends Collection stamp Bright Splash Water Color Paper Cooper Kettle papers from Quick Quotes Paper Doilies stamped with multiple Quick Quote inks Rhinestones Snowflake from Queen Company Ballerina Slippers Sticker from my stock