Friday, January 13, 2017

All Aboard with Quick Quotes!

My great-nephew absolutely loves trains and I was tickled to get these pics of him (and his mom) taking a ride at a local amusement park.  I created this layout for Quick Quotes using the Earth Wind Fire Collection.  All aboard!

I started by choosing a very neutral background paper.  For the foreground, I took one sheet of Earth Wind Fire 101 and cut it at about 6.5".  With the red side up, I adhered it across the top of the page.

I took the remaining piece, flipped it over so the patterned side showed, and positioned it on the left side of the page.

I trimmed a banner out of the Cut Apart page and added it to create a strong horizontal line.

Here is a close up so you can see how I folded under the ends of the banner to shorten it and give it some dimension.  I love dimension!

I used Barn Board PowderPuff Chalking Ink and a stencil to add a subtle detail before positioning my photos.

The perfect embellishment for a layout about trains is pretty much anything with gears!  I heat embossed these chipboard pieces from Want2Scrap and mixed in some small metal gears from my stash.   The metallic platinum embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and the Want2ScrapChrome Drops add just the right amount of shine!

Here is a close up of the embellishment cluster in the bottom left of the layout.  In addition to the gears and Chrome Drops, I added a couple of tickets from the Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts.  I used Khaki ink on the tickets and along the outer edge of the entire page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie

Quick Quote Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 101, 106, 500
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Barn Board, Khaki

Other Supplies:
Rebecca Baer Stencil - Steampunk Clockface, small
Want2Scrap Shiny Chrome Drops
Want2Scrap Gear Corners 2 Pack Embellishment
Want2Scrap Gears Chipboard Embellishment
Sparkle N Sprinkle Platinum Embossing Powder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Adventure Thinlits
Metal embellishments

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Father and Son Softball Layout

Susie here with a fun layout that started with one of the many laser cut Softball themed items available from Want2Scrap! My husband plays in a softball league with his buddies from work.  Our sons were able to play on the team after high school and I captured these pictures at an evening game. The 12x12 overlay made this layout fast and easy!

I started by removing the white backing paper and replacing it with a green and white patterned paper. I trimmed the outer edge of the overlay a little and centered it on the page.

I did need to replace the white paper behind the softball, then I added some photos and embellished with stickers, flair and a Dymo label maker.

I scattered 4 smaller photos underneath the laser cut title.  Don't feel like you need to fill each of the openings with a photo.  You can use them to group pictures and related embellishments.
Remember to check with Want2Scrap for any sports related scrapbooking elements - we have you covered from Archery to Wrestling!  You can find this overlay, along with many other softball themes items, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Want2Scrap Supplies for Softball Layout:

Other Supplies:
  • Paper House Productions Teamwork Chipoxy Stickers
  • Basic Grey Hey Boy Flair
  • American Crafts Picnic Flair
  • Dymo Label maker
  • Arrow die

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Family Blessings with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a card I created using the Earth Wind Fire Collection from Quick Quotes.
The Joy Fold card is one of my favorites because of all the different surfaces you have to decorate.  You can find a full tutorial HERE.

In this close up you can see I added a piece of Want2Scrap rhinestone bling to the sentiment panel which I had clipped out of the Earth Wind Fire Cut Apart page.

I trimmed some of the stylized flowers out of one of the papers and used them to hold the front card flap closed.

Here is what it looks like when it is completely open, just waiting for a personalized message from the heart!  There is also plenty of room inside to add a photo or a gift card, too!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for Family Blessings Card:

Quick Quotes Earth Wind Fire Collection 104, 109, 111, 500
Want2Scrap 72 Count Silver Rhinestones

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Heartfelt Creations and Want2Scrap - Under the Sea

Today I am sharing a quick little mixed media card  I created with a stamp from Heartfelt Creations and Want2Scrap bling!

I don't have a lot of patience for detailed coloring but that doesn't keep me from using a beautifully detailed stamp. The Under the Sea stamp set has 5 whimsical sea creatures with the most amazing details!

I created a wash of orange and yellow on watercolor paper with Color Burst and then I stamped and die cut some of the little fishies.

One of my favorite things about Heartfelt Creations stamps is that they frequently come with dies that match. It makes it quick and easy to isolate an image and then pop it up off the background for a huge impact.  Here I used dimensional adhesive to add one of the fish on top of an Ultramarine Blue Color Burst background.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment then I mounted that whole element on black cardstock.  I lined the top and bottom with a strip of washi tape from my stash.  The final touch was a double layer of Sleek Strip Rhinestones in 2 colors and sizes - black and turquoise.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Want2Scrap Supplies for Under the Sea Card:

Cross Promotional Supplies

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Believe with Quick Quotes!

Today I am sharing a sweet and simple layout that is perfect for holding your visit with Santa photos.  I used papers from the Quick Quotes Earth Wind and Fire Collection.

I created the background by layering coordinating pieces from the Earth Wind and Fire Collection.

I used a green polka dot paper from the same collection to create this fun tree.  You can find the Christmas tree tutorial I shared earlier this month HERE.
I topped the tree with a die cut snowflake.  It was cut from white cardstock so I used Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalking Ink to change the color so it coordinated better with the papers.

I found the Believe card in the Sentiments Quote Cards pack. They come printed in black on heavy white cardstock. I layed Silver Deco Foil on top of the quote card before running it through a heat laminator.  The silver stuck to the black ink on the card.  Stunning!
I used Antique Linen on the white cardstock before mounting it on black cardstock and adhereing it below the tree.

The little embellishment cluster with tags, a ticket and a chipboard snowflake is just perfect to help frame a photo.  I inked the snowflake with Antique Linen then used clear embossing powder.  Finishing touch was Mother of Pearl Rhinestone bling from Want2Scrap!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Quick Quotes Supplies for Believe layout:

Earth Wind Fire 101, 102, 105, 108
PowderPuff Chalking Inks- Antique Linen, Warm Sand
Sentiments - 3" x 4" Quote Cards

Other supplies:  
Want2Scrap Snowflakes #1
Want2Scrap 250 Count Rhinestones Mother of Pearl
Therm O Web Silver Deco Foil
Heat laminator,clear embossing powder, ticket, tag, twine

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mixed Media Snowflake Card with Peachy Keen

Today I am sharing a mixed media card featuring Want2Scrap snowflake bling and a stamp from Peachy Keen!

I created the background with Ken Oliver Color Bursts on watercolor paper.  I trimmed it down and inked the edges before mounting it on cardstock.

I used Spellbinders Cascading Circles die to cut white cardstock.

I used a stamp from the Peachy Keen In the Garden 1-1/8" Face Set to stamp on vellum with permanent black ink.  I colored the eyes from the backside with a sky blue marker.

I wanted to adhere the face behind one of the holes in the die cut so I trimmed the vellum down and added Zip Dry glue to the backside of the die cut.

I also used Zip Dry to adhere the entire die cut onto the Color Burst background.  Heres a close up of the stamped face on the card.

I pulled out Nina Brackett's Let It Snow bling and chose a snowflake for the upper right of the card.

With my Dymo Caption Maker I was able to add customized words to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Want2Scrap Supplies for Snowflake Card:

 Cross Promotional Supplies:
Other Supplies:

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Under the Sea Mixed Media Card with Want2Scrap

Today I am sharing a mixed media card pairing the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea stamp set with Want2Scrap rhinestone bling!

I adore anything to do with the ocean so I loved playing with the whimsical images in the Under the Sea stamp set from Heartfelt Creations.  One of my favorite thing about them is that they have coordinating dies!  Die cutting the images is so much faster than having to fussy cut them!

I started by creating a mixed media background on water color paper with Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  When it dried I stamped the seahorse image with permanent black ink.  Using the coordinating die, I cut and embossed the  seahorse.

In order to really emphasize the eye, I added a 2.5mm black rhinestone from my pack of Want2Scrap Baby Bling.

I created a background on white cardstock with inks, a stencil and embossing powder.   I achieved a little bit of "grunge" before I stamped a sentiment and adhered the seahorse.

I sprinkled the card with Irridescent, Turquoise and Light Green rhinestones in 3 different sizes to finish things off!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Want2Scrap Supplies for Under the Sea Card:

Cross Promotional Supplies:
Other supplies: 

  • Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst - Ultramarine Blue, Lime Green
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Liquid Metals - Verdi Gris
  • The Crafters Workshop stencil - Mini Raven Mosaic
  • Wow Embossing Powder - Atlantic Seaspray
  • Impression Obsession/Yvonne Blair Words for Art cling stamps