Friday, June 29, 2012

It's all about the circles!

Happy Friday everyone! I am in a really good mood this week... I have finally moved to Arizona!! We sold our house in Dallas and made the move. There are pros and cons to this....

Con: I am living in temp. housing until we buy a house.
Pro: I have all kinds of time to create and have fun!
Con: I only brought limited supplies with me due to space. (The rest is in storage)
Pro: It means I need to do a little shopping!!
Con: The 100+ temperatures
Pro: All the more reason to go to the pool!!

Alright... I could go on with that all day but instead, I would like to share this week's challenge at Frosted Designs!! We would love to see circles! Yep... it really is that easy! Use circles on your cards, layouts and off the page projects and they can be entered into this week's challenge! Here is my circle LO....

Since we just arrived Monday night, I have not found a place to get my photos printed yet but that is okay! It just means I need to get busy with some that have been laying around way too long!! These are photos from Easter last year! Better late than never, right?!! I think this page turned out darling, but that is just my opinion!! lol!!

We would love to see what you can do with circles! Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win this week's prize!

Also... Scrapbook News and Review has started a new classroom that is perfect for every crafter at every skill level. It is called The Art Studio @ SNR! I am excited about this because I am one of the instructors! I am not offering a class in this first round due to the move, but I will have one up and running soon! In the mean time, be sure to check out all of the other classes! You are going to be blown away by the variety!! Click HERE for more information!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sibling Love!

Hi! It's Barb again and this time I am sharing a layout I created using the Quick Quotes June Club Q kit!

I have 4 kids but only 2 of them are still at home. Even though Matt and Lauren are 9 years apart in age, they have a serious love/hate relationship! And these photos show that!

One of the things I loved about this kit, other than the bright, fun colors, were all of the die cut goodies that came with it, starting with the cute white frames!

All of the layering in this shot shows some of the diecuts included in the kit... flowers, scalloped frames, yellow tags. I outlined a lot of the pieces to make them stand out a bit more on the layout.

And of course a Quick Quotes kit would not be complete without some of their fabulous vellum quotes! This quote was longer than what I thought would work in this space so I cut it into two pieces and matted each on white cardstock.

If you have some summer projects, this kit is perfect!

Quick Quote Supplies Used:
June Club Q Kit (Papers, diecuts, vellum, ribbon)

Brads: Basic Grey
Pen: Copic
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Chipboard letters, tag

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Welcome Home Gift

Hi! It's Barb and I am here to share another project I made using the Quick Quotes June Club Q kit. The original kit includes the supplies you need to make a house shaped mini album. I decided to take those supplies to make a gift. Yesterday, we moved out of our house and handed over the keys to the new owners. I know they are moving here (Texas) from Georgia so wanted to help make them feel at home a little quicker. I made this gift set for them....

Inside the gift bag was a treat from one of my favorite places... Nothing Bundt Cake! Yummy! And then I took what would have been one of the pages in the mini and made it into a cute holder for the tags.

The house on the front of the bag was the front cover of the mini album. I cut down the sides so that it would fit the bag and embellished it with the die cuts that came in the kit.

I cut out a vellum quote that was in the kit, adhered it to cardstock and then added some foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.

I also used foam adhesive to adhere the fence to the front of the house.

The pouch was created using a page from the mini album. I added the vellum quote to the front. It was the perfect thing to hold the tags I created. I love that is was quick and simple to create but looks like it took a lot of effort! Those are my kind of projects!

The first tag is a welcome tag. There is a pouch behind the scalloped edge that I put a note in. I included contact info for me and my husband in case we would have package/mail that we would need to get forwarded to us. (Last time we moved, we had a lot of mail left at the old house even though I had filled out the forward address thing with the post office. I am not taking any chances this time!)

This tag was made to give them information about people that we had used for the house. There is a pocket so that I could add the business cards of everyone who had worked on the house... the landscapers, pool company, window cleaners, etc.

This last tag was to help them find some of our favorite places to eat. I remember when we first moved to Texas from Indiana, we had no idea where the best places were to eat so I wanted to include this for the new owners. There is a pocket on the tag so we could tuck in the names and addresses of our favorite restraunts!

The June Club Q kit made this project so easy to make!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
June Club Q Kit (Papers, die cuts, vellum, ribbon
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Biscotti, Blue Hawaiian,

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Label Maker: Dymo
Gems, gift bag, letter stickers

Monday, June 4, 2012

Owl Be Seeing You!

Hello! It's Barb here and I can't wait to share my project with you today! This month I was lucky enough to work with the Quick Quotes June Club Q kit and it is packed with Summer Samba goodness! Let me start by sharing my project and then I will talk about my thought process...

This darling little owl was so much fun to make! The papers in the June Club Q kit were perfect for this little creature!

It all started with these two pleated flowers. I was actually putting them together for a layout I was working on but when I looked at them, I thought they looked like two big eyes instead of flowers and instantly, I thought of an owl! With a few cuts using my Cricut, I was able to put this all together.

I cut two circles from white paper to make the centers of the eyes. The orange buttons came in the kit already, all I had to do was add the gems to finish them off!

For the belly of my owl, I used my Cricut to cut out raindrop shapes. I then used a black marker to outline the edges, inked them with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Blue Hawaiian and layered them starting at the bottom. For the top row, I cut off the tops of the raindrop shapes so I could have a nice straight line at the neck. I also cut the wings from vellum, inked them with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Maraschino Cherry and then ran it through my Cuttlebug.

The leaves were created by cutting green cardstock and vellum at the same size/shape. I then covered the vellum with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Green with Envy. I used a spray adhesive to get the vellum to stick to the cardstock.

To make the canvas to put my owl on, I took PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Lemonade and covered the entire surface and sides.

I then created stripes with removable tape. I colored over the stripes with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Biscotti.

Once I removed the tape, I had the background I wanted.

I hope you liked my project and it inspires you to try something like it!

Quick Quote Products Used:
June Club Q Kit (paper, buttons, die cut flower, vellum)

Other Products used:
Cricut: Create a Critter, Indie Art, George and Basic Shapes
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Black Marker: Copic
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