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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Honey of an Album!

Quick Quotes is partnering with Joy Clair, pairing their wonderful stamps with our fabulous inks and papers.  My sister and a friend raise honey bees and I recently got to help with a honey harvest!  It was quite the adventure and I created a mini album to hold my pictures.

I covered mat board with paper from the Serenade Collection and then I die cut a mini album.

I took the spine of the mini album and covered the entire surface with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I used stamps from the Bee Kind and Uh Oh Ink Splatter on the covers and the spine before I assembled the book.

I added tons of texture on the inside covers with the Uh Oh Ink Splatter set and Desert Sun ink.

I used my Canon Pixma printer to create my journaling strips.   I just used the word processor on my computer and sent it to print on cardstock.  I will tell you that I chose 110 lb cardstock and that was too thick and jammed the printer.  The really cool thing was that the LCD panel on the front of the printer showed me how to un-jam the paper! A series of diagrams popped up on the screen so it was so simple!  Afterwards I printed the text out on regular cardstock with no problem.

I cut the journaling into strips and inked the edges before adding it to my pages.

I also used Desert Sun ink to color some of the stamped images in my mini album - like this cute bee hive.  I depressed the ink pad on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then painted the image.

Here's a look at the finished cover:

The mini album contains 3 signatures which are held in place with elastic bands.  I gathered the elastic with a flair button that matched my theme.

Here are some pictures of the inside of my mini album.  I used a mix of stamps on the pages.

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

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serenade Collection - SR103
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Warm Gray, Desert Sun
Canon Pixma TS6020

Joy Clair Supplies:
Bee Kind Stamp Set
Uh Oh Ink Splatter Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
Sizzix Passport Book Die
A Flair for Buttons - Vntage Queen Bee 2 Flair
washi tape clear embossing powder