Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick Quotes - Diamondbacks Baseball

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! One of my family's favorite activities is to go to baseball games! We love the atmosphere and excitement of being at the ball diamond! I have found that lately I have been using one photo on my layouts and adding a lot of "extras". So for this layout, I challenged myself to use three photos!

One of my all time favorite lines from Quick Quotes is the Baggage Claim line. I realize that this line is geared toward travel photos but I LOVE the red, blue and khaki colors in it and the patterns are so fun! It really can be used for any photos!

The black strip with the writing was cut from a sheet from the Calypso line! I love the way I can mix and match the different lines within Quick Quotes!

The "Be Grateful" banner is cut from the same sheet of Calypso… love it! And the striped paper is from another line, Sheer Joy! I used Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the stars.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 400, 700, 800
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
Powderpuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions

Other Products Used: 
Washi Tape: Queen & Company
Wood Veneer Stars: Studio Calico

Friday, July 4, 2014

Frosted Designs - You & Me!

Happy Fourth of July!!! I hope everyone is spending the day with family and friends, celebrating the freedoms we are so fortunate to have!

I love when Frosted Designs gets to partner with Stuck?!Sketches and that is exactly what is going on for this challenge! Stuck?!Sketches gave us the sketch and I gave the challenge of using die-cuts and/or punches on your project! Take a look….

This layout was so much fun to create! My desk was a total disaster when I finished! It was great!! These darling photos were just taken last week when I took my daughter and her friend to Los Angeles for a quick little trip! They got all cleaned up one afternoon and wanted to do a photo shoot before heeding to Santa Monica Pier! We walked around Burbank and found some great buildings that were the perfect backdrop for their photos!

I used Dylusions Ink Spray in three colors (Cherry Pie, Lemon Zest, Black Marble) to add a splash of color to my background! The papers are from the Printshop 6x6 Paper Pad! I love that the patterns are smaller for this type of project!

The little stars are the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Tiny Stars. I just used my Black Glaze Pen to color them! Do you have a black glaze pen?!! I use it all the time!!! LOVE that pen!! I also used that pen with the Heidi Swapp mini stencils (Patterns) to outline a few extra "little" triangles on my page!

Oh… I almost forgot! Here is the sketch….
How fun is that?! We would love to have you play along! At Frosted Designs, you could win a prize from Dies R Us for linking up a project! (Keep in mind, it does not have to be a layout!) And you can also link up your project at Stuck?!Sketches for a chance at another prize! Have fun creating!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Quick Quotes - Friends

Hello Everyone! Barb here today to share another layout with you! I finally got a chance to create with the Dream Big line and I LOVE it!

I had this photo of my daughter and thought it looked really cool the way the sun was shining on the side. But every time I went to create a layout with it, I couldn't find the right papers. That all changed when Dream Big arrived! The soft yellows and blues were perfect!

How great is this quote?! I love what it says and thought it was perfect for the photo! To help all of the layers on this layout stand out, I outlined them all in black ink. 

I had a little fun with the PowderPuff Chalking Ink and a stencil to create this fun design on the background paper! I used a make-up sponge for the ink and then outlined it with black gel pen. By using the sponge to apply it, I was able to control how light and dark it was applied. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Dream Big
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Tahiti

Other Products Used:
Gel Pen - Sakura
Washi Tape - Queen & Co.
Chipboard - UmWow Studios
Flowers - Petaloo
Stickers - My Mind's Eye
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