Monday, April 29, 2013

Quick Quotes - Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial

Do you ever have one of those moments when you are using an everyday item and you realize that you could turn it into a great scrapbooking/card embellishment?! Well, I did! The other day, while making coffee, I decided that the coffee filter was the perfect material for a flower! I am going to show you how you can make your own flowers using coffee filters and Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink!

I absolutely adore the Stowaway collection! The blues and browns are gorgeous and is perfect for so many types of photos! This time I used it for some photos of my parents with my kids in Sedona.

To make these flowers, I used coffee filters with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Tahiti and Biscotti.  The chipboard flourish was colored using Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink and then I misted it with shimmering mist. Behind the flower cluster is a sheet of patterned paper from the Stowaway 6x6 Paper stack. The print is a smaller scale than then 12x12 size and worked great on this layout. 

The Cherish These Moments  and Memories tag was cut from the 6x6 Stowaway paper stack, too. I love that these collections include quotes and journaling tags. They are perfect for layouts and cards!

These darling little words were cut from the Stowaway Stickers and inked up with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Biscotti. 

The chipboard "Family" die cut is from an older Quick Quotes kit. I colored it first with the new Java PowderPuff chalking ink and then went around the edges of it with the new Dusty Rose PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I love how it gave it a nice, soft outline. 

And... if you were wanting to see how I made the coffee filters flower, you are going to need to watch this video! Enjoy! 

Quick Quotes Products Used:
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Tahiti, Biscotti, Baja Blue, Dusty Rose, Java

Other Supplies Used:
Shimmering Mist: Creative Imaginations
CANDi: Craftwork Cards
Photo Corners: Michaels
Lace trim

Friday, April 26, 2013

Frosted Designs - Doily + Sketch Challenge

Guess what!!! It's Friday!! Don't you love the sound of that?! And we all know what that means.... Frosted Designs has a new challenge for you! This week is a 2 parter!

1. You need to use doilies and 
2. You need to use the sketch that our very own Design Team Member Brenshevia designed!

 Here is the sketch....

And here is my layout....

Now, I know what you may be saying to yourself... is this really the sketch? And where did the doilies go?!  Well... both are there!! I promise! I think the best part of a sketch is that you can make it your own and I have to say, even though I deviated from the sketch a bit, this is one of my favorite layouts! 

 I layered some My Mind's Eye die cuts with some Basic Grey chipboard.  Under all that, is the doily I created. I started out by painting white paint on the background. I then laid two doilies on the background paper where I wanted them and used them as a mask. I misted them with some pink Shimmer Mist. They didn't show up quite the way I wanted so I decided to use a white paint pen to color the doily shape in and then outlined it with a black Copic pen. I LOVE the way they turned out! They were a lot of work, but totally worth it!  :)

 This film strip chipboard was perfect for the photos from last year's Hollywood Showcase. Lauren's acting school in Dallas puts it on each year. Lauren will not get to participate this year since we moved to Phoenix but she is going back to support all of her friends next weekend. She is soooo excited to see all of them!

And here is a close up of the doily in the top corner. I used a date sticker from Echo Park to help document the year!

You should see what the other ladies from our Design Team did for inspiration!! Be sure to stop by Frosted Designs each day between now and Monday for new inspiration! And then be sure to join in and link up your project to win a fabulous prize package from Vintage Street Market!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Craftwork Cards - Birthday Boy!

Hello! It's Barb and I am back to share another layout with you! I have been going through some of my older photos and have been working on getting them onto layouts finally! After all, my little man in this photo is now 20 years old! It's probably time!!

I used Echo Park papers for this layout. I loved the primary colors and bold prints!

This Toy Box CANDi was the perfect embellishment to go with all of my stars! 

Here is the CANDi I used on this layout.... 
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your week!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Frosted Designs - Travel

This week, our Design Team from Frosted Designs is going on a journey! We are challenging you to a Travel theme! We would like to see how you use the Travel theme on a card, layout or off the page project! Here is a quick layout I put together about a recent trip to Los Angeles....

There is a great shopping center at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland where you can get a great view of the Hollywood Sign. I know it is hard to see in this small photo but it is in the background!

We would love to see what you create! And by playing along, you could win this amazing prize....

A Travel Mini Album Kit by Artsy Albums

Here is a Travel Mini Album Traci has put together to show you!

Now, head on over to Frosted Designs to see some fabulous Travel Inspiration from our Design Team!! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Quick Quotes - Be Bold!

I am thrilled to be sharing a layout I made with Quick Quotes new Be Bold Collection! The papers in this line are bright and beautiful! They are perfect for summer and vacation photos! And would you like to know the best part about this collection? All of the coordinating embellishments! Check out this layout....

The surfboard patterned paper was perfect for scrapbooking my son's surfing adventures in Maui! I used Kiwi Lane's Paisley Place Mini Templates 1A & 1B to create the "waves" under the photos. I used the brand new Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink around the edges of all the patterned papers.

I used the 6x6 Be Bold paper pads to cut out the journal spot and poem.

This chipboard sticker is found in the Be Bold Chipboard Stickers collection. I inked the edges with the new Coconut PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The surfboards were fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper and then I used the new PowderPuff Chalking in in Red Hot to ink the edges of the surfboards.

I also have a video to share with you that showcases the products I used on this layout.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Be Bold patterned paper: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700
Be Bold Chipboard Stickers
Be Bold 6x6 Paper Pad
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Coconut, Red Hot, Coal Miner

Other Products Used:
Kiwi Designs Pink Paisley Mini Borders 1A & 1B

Monday, April 8, 2013

Craftwork Cards - Big Smooches!

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a layout I made using some older photos! My little girl turned 11 last week... crazy how fast they grow up! Anyway, these photos of her with her cousin were just too cute not to scrap!!

I used some Basic Grey and Pink Paislee papers to make this layout. 

 The Coffee Bean CANDi was perfect for the centers of the flowers! 

I love that CANDi comes in so many colors and patterns! They are perfect for any layout! 

CANDi used on this layout: 
Have a great week!

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