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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