Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Time with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks

The Quick Quotes Design Team is participating in the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  I am sharing a card that features some wonderful "coffee colored" PowderPuff Chalking Inks from Quick Quotes!

I started by stamping a coffee bean background using Java.

I stamped a doll image on watercolor paper with archival black ink.  I chose Latte PowderPuff Chalking Ink to provide the skin tone on my stamped image. I stamped the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed on some water and used a paintbrush to watercolor the image.

In the same manner, I water colored the hair with Java.

The jacket was colored with Bora Bora and the dress was colored with Slate.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then added the coffee mug, colored with Bora Bora, on top.

The finishing touch was the sprinkling of blue and brown rhinestones.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Inks- Java, Latte, Slate, Bora Bora

Other Supplies:
Darkroom Door Stamps - Coffee Time
Taylored Expressions - A Hug in a Mug
Prima/Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamp - Natalie
Want2Scrap Rhinestones - Baby Blue, Smokey Brown
Archival Ink, black
Watercolor paper

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mixed Media Cards with PowderPuff Chalking Inks from Quick Quotes

One of my favorite things about Quick Quotes is that they create coordinating inks and embellishments for their collections.  Today I pulled out my  TCWstencils and created these fun and easy mixed media cards using PowderPuff Chalking Inks and Die Cut Stickers.

I started by adhering a stencil onto white cardstock with washi tape and selecting a some inks:

I used a sponge to apply Peach Tree ink through the stencil.

I change out the stencil and used a darker ink, Sunset, to add another layer.

Here's a peek at the layered image.  Pretty cool, right?

All it needed to finish things off is a Die Cut Sticker.  I actually popped it up with some chipboard before adhering it to the card.

For the next card I chose SeaBrook and Aqua.  I created the main image with the darker Aqua and then lightly sponged in Seabrook in the background.

I inked in some details using a black pen before adding another perfect sentiment with a Die Cut Sticker.

For the final card I used Baby Blue, Desert Sun and Lipstick.  I also used 3 or 4 stencils to get all of the imagery I needed.

I love the sentiment on this sticker:  "Live like there is no midnight. ~ Cinderella"

I hope you are playing along with the Quick Quotes Anything Goes Challenge this month as there are prizes to be won!  You can find all of the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Whistlin' Dixie Die Cut Stickers
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  Baby Blue, Desert Sun, Aqua, Seabrook, Lipstick, Peach Tree, Sunset

TCW Stencil 626s Carte Postale
TCW Stencil 586s Raven Mosaic
TCW Stencil 454s Stencil Specimen
TCW Stencil 566s Winged Exploration
TCW Stencil 355s Casey & Penelope
TCW Stencil 354s Nancy Emily Polly

Micron Pen

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

House In Hand with Eileen Hull House/Pocket Die!

My favorite projects are pretty and practical.  Today I am going to share one that I created using Eileen Hull's House/Pocket Stitchlits Die set from Sizzix.

When I first move into a house there are always things that need to be done to make it a home.  When you are out and about it is nice to have things like room diagrams and window measurements so that when you find something that looks just perfect you can make sure it actually will work where you think it will!

I started my little mini-album by using the house die to cut heavy weight cardstock, graph paper and kraft paper.  I punched the holes with a Crop-O-Dile using the hinges as a guide.

I actually created pockets out of the kraft paper by folding it first, and then die cutting it with the fold just inside the bottom edge of the die.  I used Therm-O-Web Supertape to seal the pocket shut!

I also used the Supertape to adhere the hinges to the front and back cover of the mini- album. (The covers were cut from chipboard.)

I played around a bit and added some fun washi tape and windows and doors that were also cut from kraft paper using Eileen's dies.  Kind of gives it an industrial "under construction" look, right?

When I put it all together I added a place to hold inspiration photos... diagrams and lists...

...and swatches and paint samples!

You can actually put in complete paint chips and then compare.  Shall I go with the blues...

...or the peachy paints?

You can add as many pages and pockets as you need and the uses are limited only by your imagination!

I think this would make a great little gift for a new home owner!

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

Sizzix Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Die Set
Therm O Web iCraft Supertape

Tim Holta Idea-ology Key Holes
Binder Rings
Washi tape

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Field Trip With Quick Quotes

Summer is winding down and everybody is starting to think about the upcoming school year and everything that goes along with it.  As usual I have a huge backlog of photos from my children's younger years and I happened across these pictures the other day. I created this layout with pieces from the Quick Quotes August Club Q Kit.

I wanted to create a layout about a field trip my son took to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, including as many photos as possible.   My Cannon Pixma printer came with a software package that makes it really easy to create stylish collages.  I opened one of the templates and imported several pictures.  I played around with the selection, placement and sizing of the photos.

This particular template looks like 5 Polaroid snapshots scattered on a page.  It is set up so that you can add text below each of the images in addition to adding journaling and a title in the open area.  You get to choose the font style that appeals to you - and each text box can have a different font if you want!

Here's a close up of some of the text I added.  It was super easy!

You also get to select the size of your collage page.  I chose a 5"x7", but I could have made it a 4"x6" or an 8.5"x11"!

Adding the photos, journaling and a sub-title on one piece really streamlined my scrapbooking process. I simply added a large photo mat, tucked a custom cut tag in the back, and embellished with some enamel dots from my stash.

I was inspired by the laser cut banners that came in the August Club Q Kit and actually used them as a pattern for cutting more out of other papers in the kit.

I inked the edges of each banner with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink before creating a cluster below my sticker title.

I finished things off by creating a couple of die cut arrows and adding a piece of flair from my stash.


Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Warm Grey 
Cannon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:
A Flair for Buttons - In the News 2 Flair
American Crafts Alpha Stickers

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Love This Moment with August Club Q Kit from Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a layout I created with elements from the Quick Quotes August Club Q Kit!

One of my favorite things about the Club Q kits is the selection of laser cut elements!  The August kit included this set of double sided banners (the reverse side is striped) in two sizes...

...and these lovely, large scalloped pieces!

I created an embellishment cluster at the top of my page by layering these elements and included sentiments that I trimmed out of other papers included in the kit.

I added a larger section of the large scallops across the bottom of the page, too!

The kit also had these cute wooden buttons and I adhered one to the top of my journaling tag!


Before I assembled all my layers I used Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink on the edges.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Warm Gray

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Honey Harvest with Quick Quotes

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today and I find myself still inspired by the Honey Harvest I talked about in my last post.  I decided I wanted to make a layout this time and I started with the Windsong Paper Pack.  I used WS-105 and it has a very subtle design that gives just a touch of interest.

I pulled out my Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink, the Uh Oh Ink Splatters stamp set from Joy Clair and created a ink photo mat that radiates from the center out.  I did not re-ink the stamp every time and the effect it gives is a lot of depth.

I added some "honey" splatters around the page, too!

I altered one of the sentiment tags from the Windsong Quotes & Phrases Strip so that it said exactly what I wanted it to say.  I also took the opportunity to use 2 different inks to get exactly the color I wanted.  I started by edging the strip with Terra Cotta and then went back and swiped it again with Desert Sun. I love the rose/yellow color!

Here it is on the layout...also check out the "honey" splatters all over the page!  They make me so happy!

I used a Chickenwire Chipboard piece to add dimension because the shape reminded me of a honeycomb.  I used scissors to cut it apart so I could spread it around the page.

The main sentiment got the same edge treatment, a few more "honey" splatters, chipboard and a bit of flair to finish things off!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack
Windsong 12"x12" Quotes and Phrases
Windsong Quotes and Phrases Strip
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Terra Cotta, Desert Sun

Other Supplies:
Joy Clair Stamps - Uh Oh Ink Splatter
Want2Scrap - Chickenwire Chipboard Embellishment
A Flair for Buttons -Vintage Queen Bee 2 Flair

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