Tuesday, August 29, 2017

House In Hand with Eileen Hull House/Pocket Die!

My favorite projects are both 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...

...room 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

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