Friday, March 28, 2014

Frosted Designs - Island Cuties

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you but I am thrilled that it is the weekend! The weather here in Phoenix is absolutely beautiful! I think we might even sneak in mountain hike! Now, on to business! We have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs….

The challenge is to use something sheer or clear on your project! It can be a transparency, acrylic, vellum, photo overlays, etc. You can make a card, layout, journal page or off the page project…. anything goes as long as you follow the sheer/clear challenge!

I just couldn't help myself… I had to create another layout using the Shades of Spring Kit! Here are my Island Cuties…

 I know at first glance, this kit has a lot of flowers but I have to say… there is so much more! The watercolor looking papers are so pretty… love the diamond patterns… I could go on and on! But instead, I want to show you how I created this page….

I started with this sheet of Patterned Paper. I fussy cut the flowers from the backside and then outlined them with the Black Gelly Roll Pen. I then layered the flowers under and over the photos!

 My transparency is the "Life is Good" square that I tucked behind some of the flowers. In this kit, there was a white Signo Pen…. LOVE this pen! It actually shows up! I used the pen to create the white dots on the black letters!

And here is one more shot of the flowers. The pink gems are from the Family Blessings Kit (That is nearly sold out at a bargain price of $17.50!)

Here is another look at the Shades of Spring Kit! We only have a few left! You can find it in the Frosted Designs Store HERE!

Here are a couple of the other layouts I made using this same kit!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quick Quotes - Unforgettable Moments!


Happy Saturday everyone! I hope Spring has arrived where you are! I have been playing with the Baggage Claim Line and am loving it!

This color combination is one of my favorites and these papers work really well with vacation photos!

One of the things I like best about the Die Cut Stickers from Quick Quotes is how thick and sturdy they are. I added foam adhesive to the back of the "Delight in the Day" sticker to make it pop off the page a bit.

I also added foam adhesive to the banner across the top of the photo and traced some of the circles on the background paper with a white pen.

For the strip up the side, I layered some paper with washi tape, cardstock and more paper. I added some stitching for a little added detail. I also used the new Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink around the edges of all the papers.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 100, 300, 400, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Creamy Cocoa
Baggage Claim Die Cut Stickers

Other Supplies Used: 
Manilla Tags
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
White Pen
White Paint
Washi Tape

Friday, March 21, 2014

Frosted Designs Blog Hop!

WELCOME! I am excited that you are joining us for the blog hop! 

If you've arrived here from the FROSTED DESIGNS blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!

You are looking for a scrambled word on each blog so here is mine…. 

 (HINT* It's a collection located under "new arrivals" in the FD Store here:

 After you unscramble all the words, send them to!   

Thank you to all of our Sponsors…. 

Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!

Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 

And I am offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Online Store!!!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter on the Frosted Designs Blog to be entered into the drawing!!!!

Now for my Project! My Favorite Thing is…. 


I love kits for several reasons like….

1. I get creative goodies delivered to my door each month!
2. There are usually brands and/or products in my kit that I might not pick myself but it helps me to push my creative self into trying new things! 
3. There are always leftovers from each kit that I can use on the next month's kit! 


You can decide if you like "Clean Fun" or "Messy Fun"!!

Here is my layout I created using the Shades of Spring Kit… 

 I know what you are thinking…. wasn't the Shades of Spring kit a nice, sweet, flowery kit?!

Well… I guess you could say it was but I mixed it up a bit! My daughter and her friends went to GLOW weekend at our church a few weeks ago and I wanted to make it look like glow sticks exploded on the page! I pulled out my Dylusions Inks, Lindy's Stamp Gang Inks and added in the Inks and Paints that were in the kit!

The flair is from the brand new Lawn Fawn Collection and I used Lindy's Stamp Gang inks to color the letters on the title. The little white dots are all from the Tim Holtz Stencil that cam in the kit! It is quickly becoming my favorite stencil!

The darling little camera is from Maya Road (on sale now in the Frosted Designs Store)! The Love Brad is from the November MM kit (Did I mention this kit is on clearance for $20 in the store?!) And the gold striped washi is from the Season of Stars Kit (also on clearance… this one is only $12.00)! The Black and White Chevron Tape is new to the store!

Want to win a prize?! I am going to send a mystery box to one lucky winner who comments on this post and tells me which of the Frosted Designs Kits are their favorite!! You can check out the kits HERE! 

Your next stop is at Debbie's Blog!

Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:

You are here>>>> Barb
 Next Stop >>>> Debbie

Have fun Hopping!! 

***Be sure to check out the Frosted Designs Blog for Special Sales in the Frosted Designs Store! You can find the information at the bottom of the Blog Hop Post!***

Friday, March 14, 2014

Frosted Designs - Shades of Spring Kit

Hello everyone! I hope the weather is warming up for you wherever you live! Here in Phoenix the weather has been perfect! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and everyone is in shorts! This great weather has made me anxious to get out the Frosted Designs Shades of Spring Kit! LOVE this kit! Basic Grey's Fresh Cut Line is featured in this kit and all of the colors are amazing! So, since we have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs, I thought this would be a good time to play! Anita is challenging us to use Lisa's Sketch PLUS Buttons & Bling! Yes… you need to use both!

 It is hard to believe that these photos are 11 years old! My daughters are now 22 & 24! Where does the time go! Anyway, these were taken on a trip to Myrtle Beach at one of the Medieval Times Shows. Both girls received flowers and were so excited!

 LOOOOVVVVEEEE these Basic Grey Flowers! They come all packaged and ready to assemble! They are a quick & easy embellishment for a page and they look amazing!

Included in the Shades of Spring kit is this fabulous Tim Holtz Stencil! I have to tell you… it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! It is great for adding a little texture to the background without becoming too distracting!

Part of Anita's challenge this week was to use the sketch (below) PLUS buttons AND bling! As you can see, I added both around my flower cluster!

We would love to have you play along with us! You would win a fabulous prize package from the Cutting Cafe for playing along! Check out what the rest of our Design Team did with this challenge HERE!

You also have a few more days to take advantage of Frosted Designs FREE SHIPPING! You can start shopping HERE!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick Quotes - The Great Escape!

Hello everyone!  The new Baggage Claim Line from Quick Quotes has been a lot of fun to play with! But do you want to know what is even more fun to play with?! The INKS! The new colors are fabulous!! I got really inky on this layout!

I used 8 colors of PowderPuff Chalking Inks on this layout! That is a lot of ink! I inked the edges of the patterned papers, I used the ink with stencils and I also used the ink to color the molding paste!

Do you see the green dots that are peeking out from behind the photo? I made those by coloring molding paste with the Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink. And today, I thought I would show you how I did it!

*Note, before preparing the molding paste, I already had all the ink and splatters on my layout. I added the molding paste on top.

I started with a small amount of molding paste and selected my color.

I sprayed the ink pad with a little bit of water to make just a bit juicier than it already is!

 I then took one of my palette knives to "scrape" some of the ink off the top.

 I then added the ink to the plate with the molding paste.

And then I mixed it all up! The more color you add, the more intense the color.

I placed the stencil on my layout where I wanted to apply the molding paste and I then spread it across the stencil.

When I lifted the stencil, this is what it looked like. You can let it dry on it's own or you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.

I finished off the layout by adding some of the Baggage Claim Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers! Love those!

I used Sketchabilities sketch #110 for my inspiration! 

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 300, 400, 800
Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers: Baggage Claim
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Khaki, Creamy Cocoa, Rusty Nail, Feather Gray, BrandywineBloody Mary, Coal Miner, Red Hot

Other Supplies Used: 
Washi Tape
Molding Paste: Golden
Spray Inks: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
Sketch: Sketchabilities

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quick Quotes - Love Life!

Hi! It's Barb and I am here to share another layout using the brand new Baggage Claim line! I have to be honest…. I am LOVING this line!! The variety of papers work well for every type of project! The first time I used this line it was for a layout with baby pictures of my daughter. The second time I used it, it was for a layout of my husband and I on vacation. Today, I created a tween layout with it!

I started by cutting strips out of some of my scraps for the background of the photo. I also layered in some washi tape. The next step was to use a stencil to create some texture with molding paste and then  I cut a few pieces of the patterned papers the same size as the photo and layered them behind the picture.

I love the stickers and chipboard die-cuts that coordinate with this line! I used them to add some fun elements down the right side of the photo. I finished it off with a few chipboard hearts and enamel dots!

I wanted to use these letters on my layout but they were an off white color and got lost on the layout. To make them stand out a bit, I used some Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking Ink! This is a new color and I love it! I also used the new Coral PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the molding paste. (I will have a tutorial on this later this month!)
Here are the other layouts I created with this line. They have already been shown on this blog but I wanted to share them with you all at one time so you can see how versatile this line is! 

If you haven't picked up the Baggage Claim Collection yet, you need to!! And don't forget to grab the new PowderPuff Chalking Inks!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 100, 300, 400, 700
Chipboard Die-Cuts: Baggage Claim, Stowaway
Stickers: Baggage Claim
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Rusty Nail, Creamy Cocoa, Mocha Mama, Coral

Other Products Used: 
Stickers: American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park
Journal Card, Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye
Chipboard Hearts: UmWow Studios
Punch: Martha Stewart

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