Friday, January 16, 2015

A New….

Happy Friday everyone! Any big weekend plans? I am hoping to catch up on some much needed creative time! In fact, I am pretty excited because tomorrow night I am spending a few hours at a crop! Yay for crafty friends!! Anyway… I wanted to share Frosted Designs newest challenge!

Are you ready for it?!

"A New ______"

You fill in the blank! A new car, adventure, friend, house, vacation spot… really anything at all!! Here is what I created! 

As some of you may know, my daughter does a little acting here and there and she had the opportunity to work with Betty White! What an amazing woman! Seriously…. she was wonderful! So kind and loving to Lauren…. I am a huge fan!

I used the "We Are Family" kit from Frosted Designs. I absolutely LOVE this kit! It is one of my favorites! The colors are so fabulous together and you can easily do the Shabby Chic look with it or make it more fun and playful like I did!

Did I mention the best part?! Today is the last day to pick this kit up for an incredible price! Frosted Designs ran a one day sale on it yesterday but had requests to extend it one more day so we did! Hurry to the Frosted Designs Store to pick up this kit for just $25!! WOW!! That is a lot of goodies for not very much money!! Hurry before they are gone! 

Have a great weekend and come play along at Frosted Designs!  :) 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Picture This!

Wow… can you believe that Christmas is just a few short days away?! If you have a hard to buy for person, I have the perfect solution!

All you need as an old picture frame, some Quick Quotes Papers and their brand new Metal Embellishments! 

I started with the orange patterned Paper from the Calypso line and used it to cover the entire frame. I also used some Khaki PowderPuff Chalking ink to distress the edges of the frame. I then took a strip of burlap from one of my QuickQuotes Club Q kits and wrapped it around the bottom of the frame.

 I finished the frame off with a few more sheets of patterned paper and the new metal embellishments from Quick Quotes! A quick and easy gift idea!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy 100
Patterned Paper: Dusty Road
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Khaki
Metal Embellishments: Unique Rustic Patina

Other supplies used:
Pearl embellishments

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Magic of Christmas

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you!  Can you believe that we are less than 2 weeks from Christmas?! I was recently going through some of my old Christmas photos and came across this one….

I have made several Christmas layouts in my adventure of being a scrapbooker and looking back at them, most were made with red and green. I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit and use some non-traditional colors! The Antique Garden 300 paper was perfect for my background!

Quick Quotes is know for their quotes and the Quote Cards are some of my favorite to work with! They always have the perfect quote for every occasion. This quote is from the Sentiments Quote Cards. I added some gold mist that I brushed onto the background to add some sparkle and then used PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Plum Crazy and Purple Passion around the edges!

I love when I can mix up the lines from Quick Quotes and this time I added in some Dusty Road Papers. The tab and word strip on the top of the paper are fussy cut from one of the Dusty Road papers.

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Antique Garden 300
Patterned Paper: Dusty Road Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Biscotti, Khaki, Plum Crazy, Purple Passion
Quote Cards: Sentiments

Monday, November 24, 2014

Live for the Moments

Hello everyone! Barb here today to host the blog! I have been having so much fun playing with Quick Quotes new lines and I wanted to share a layout I created!

 For the background, I used the Alton line. I loved the starburst effect and thought it would be fun to  add some inks, mists and paints!

I used one of the quote strips from the Sheer Joy 500 paper and cut it into pieces to fill the space. I took a black gel pen to add a black border on them to help them "pop" from the page a little.

One of the things I like best about Quick Quotes papers is how well you can mix lines! The patterned paper behind this photo is from Antique Garden.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
Alton 200
Sheer Joy 500
Antique Garden 200
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Limeade

Other Supplies Used: 
Washi Tape
Metal Clip: Maya Road
Die-Cuts: Studio Calico, Basic Grey
Black Gel Pen

Friday, November 14, 2014


Happy Friday everyone! It's Barb here to host the blog today!! I was thrilled when the Club Q kit arrived at my door a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to dive in! It is packed with sooooo many fun embellishments and fabulous papers!

 The kit this month features the Antique Garden line of papers. I love the grays, golds and browns!

 Included in this kit are these amazing metal flowers! I love the way I could add them to the flower cluster for added color and texture!

This was a quote that was part of the kit. I adore the saying and thought it was perfect for my photo of my kids!

If you are not a Club Q subscriber, you need to check these kits out! They are packed full of papers, ribbons and fun embellishments!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
November Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner

Other supplies used:
Flowers: Prima, KaiserCraft
Punch: Martha Stewart
Inks, Paint

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Good morning! Barb here to host the blog today! When the newest shipment of papers arrived from Quick Quotes, I had some photos laying on my desk and was surprised at how well theAntique Gardens Papers went with these cute little Minion photos!

One day at Universal Studios, I decided that my daughter needed to take a photo with the Minions. As she went to stand in position for the photo, the one Minion kept standing in front of her! So… I thought the title was kind of cute as Lauren was standing behind saying "…. hello?!"

I really like the new papers, Antique Garden, and to have a little fun, I mixed in some blues from the Calypso Line! That is where I found this journal tag! 

How cute are these letters?! I took some chipboard letters that I painted white. I then added some dots using a Q-tip and PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Blue Jeans. I love the way they turned out!

I hope you have some time to create today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Antique Garden 200, 300
Patterned Paper: Calypso
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions, Blue Jeans
Bag O' Chips: Frames

Other Products Used:
White Cardstock
Black Gel Pen
Chipboard: Basic Grey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quick Quotes - Pumpkin Pickin'!

Hello everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! I have been working on getting some of my older photos put on pages and I ran across this photo of my daughter that I absolutely love!

 Quick Quotes recently sent a box of new goodies and this beautiful striped paper was in it! It is part of the Joy Ride Line! Love it!
 I totally adore all the chipboard stickers that coordinate with each of the Quick Quotes lines! Not only do they match the line they are designed for, but they also go so well with other lines! I used Chipboard stickers from Baggage Claim and Sheer Joy on this!

 I am a huge fan of those cute little tickets!

I also used some leaves from a Bag O'Chips! I inked them all with Mocha Mama. I placed a piece of Joy Ride Paper on the back of the largest circle and then outlined the inside of the leaf with a brown marker and then glued some yellow twine inside the outline. I liked the way the background showed through on the smaller leaf.

Hope you get some time to get your fall photos scrapped! Have a great week!


Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200, Sheer Joy 100, Cherry Truffle, Joy Ride
Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers: Baggage Claim, Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Baja Blue, Rusty Nail
Bag O'Chips - Fall Leaves

Other Supplies Used: 
Twine: American Crafts
Stickers: Websters
Gems: Want 2 Scrap
Ink, Paint

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quick Quotes - Fall Cards!

Hi there! Barb here to host the blog today! I absolutely love this time of year…. the weather is amazing, fall decorations are displayed and pumpkin bread is being made!  :) Normally I am a layout kind of gal, but I needed a few cards to send out so I decided to give it a try!

The Cherry Truffle line of papers was perfect for my fall themed cards! And I love that both of these cards were made with the same line, yet they are completely different!

 I love the elegant look of this Cherry Truffle Paper. The reds and browns are perfect for fall!

 Here is another look at the card opened up. It leaves a nice place for writing a personal note! The lined paper inside the card is from the Cracklin' Rose 6x6 paper pad.

 I LOVE Quick Quotes chipboard leaves! I added some gold mist to add a little sparkle to the card!

How fun is this yellow gingham paper? I thought it was perfect for the scarecrow sticker I had laying around! The brown background paper came from the Cracklin' Rose 6x6 paper pad. The card is simple but perfect for the person it was made for!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Cherry Truffle
Patterned Paper: Cracklin' Rose 6x6 Paper Pad
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Amaretto, Mocha Mama
Bag O' Chips: Fall Leaves

Other Supplies Used: 
Kraft Cardstock
Machine Stitching
Punches: Martha Stewart

Friday, October 3, 2014

Quick Quotes - Challenge Time!

Happy Friday everyone! Barb here to host our October Challenge!! :)

For this month's challenge,  I am challenging you to use Stripes and Polka Dots! Here is the layout I created for this challenge…

Baggage Claim is one of my favorite lines and I love the red polka dot paper that is part of this collection! And then when I received the brand new Sheer Joy line, I loved the striped paper that was part of that collection! So… I decided to use both on a layout!

Here is a closer look at the papers together. We would love for you to play along with our challenge! Link up your project for a chance to win a Quick Quotes Prize!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 300, 400, 800
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy 200
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Midnight Confessions, Tahiti
Chipboard Die-Cut Stickers: Baggage Claim, Sheer Joy

Other Supplies Used:
Wire: Prima
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stickers: Echo Park

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quick Quotes - Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone! Barb here to host the blog! I absolutely love being part of the Quick Quotes Design Team! Their products are fabulous… so fun and colorful! And when they team up with other manufacturers, it is even more fun!

I was sent this darling Want 2 Scrap Log Cabin Mini Album to work with! How cute is this?! I decided to use Quick Quotes Sheer Joy line along with some Want 2 Scrap Embellishments to complete it!

 I did a little "rearranging" with the pearl flourish. I wanted to see the pearls on each side of the flower cluster so I decided to cut it up a little. Otherwise, my flowers would have covered it and it was too pretty to cover up! Those fabulous Decorative Pins are also from Want 2 Scrap!

Quick Quotes has these fabulous Chipboard Die-Cuts with quotes that I used to decorate most of my pages. I scattered some Pearls around the page!

I decided to go with the natural chipboard for the background of this page. I left a lot of room for photos on these two pages!

I love the blues and oranges in the Sheer Joy line! All of the papers and embellishments were perfect for this mini!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my mini album! Make sure you check out both the Quick Quotes Store and the Want 2 Scrap store to stock up on supplies to make your own! Have a great week!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy 100, 200, 300, 500, 700
Chipboard Die-Cuts: Sheer Joy
Die-Cut Stickers: Sheer Joy
PowerPuff Chalking Ink: Java

Want 2 Scrap Supplies Used: 
Say it with Bling: Amber
Say it with Bling: Turquoise
Say it with Pearls: LeCreme
Decorative Pins
Frilly Flourish Swirl: Silver
Frilly Flourish Swirl: White Pearl
Chipboard Mini Album: Log Cabin

Other Supplies Used: 
Flowers: Petaloo, Prima
Kraft Cardstock

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quick Quotes - Let the Sun Shine

TGIF!! Hi! Barb here to host the blog today and I am thrilled that the weekend is here! I plan on spending my time playing with Quick Quotes and Want 2 Scrap Products! Yay!

I got really messy on this layout of my daughter with her best friend! I used lots of inks, mists, and goop! This photo is one of my favorites… the background is neutral and grungy and the girls are just enjoying a sweet moment together!

Want 2 Scrap has this fabulous brick stencil that I LOVE! I couldn't wait to use it! I used molding paste to create the bricks and then went over each brick with Mango Mai Tai PowderPuff Chalking ink and then kept going with some mists! I layered some Quick Quotes Sheer Joy and Baggage Claim Lines over it!

 I also used some Want 2 Scrap Pearls and Bling and scattered them around the stars. I thought they were just the right amount of sparkle with the grungy mists!

Thank you to Quick Quotes and Want 2 Scrap for letting me play with these fabulous products!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy 200, 300
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mango Mai Tai, Java, Orange Slice, Mocha Mama
Chipboard Die-Cuts: Sheer Joy

Want 2 Scrap Products Used:
Say it with Bling: Amber
Say it with Pearls: LeCreme
Stencil: Bricks

Other Products Used: 
Washi Tape
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Wood Veneer Stars: Studio Calico
Punch: Fiskars
Molding Paste

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quick Quotes - Follow Your Dreams!

Hello! And Happy Wednesday!  I was one happy girl when I found out that we were going to have a chance to work with Want 2 Scrap products right along with our Quick Quotes Products! What a fabulous combination!!

The Dream Big line was fabulous for my layout about my daughter following her dreams! I love the starburst pattern! 

I seriously use Quick Quotes PowderPuff chalking Ink for all of my layouts! On this layout, I used the Caribbean Blue Ink on the flowers! I also love the chipboard die-cuts from Quick Quotes! This quote is so perfect for my girl!

And now for all the fun Want 2 Scrap bling!! I used the Silver Frilly Flourish Swirl across the bottom of the layout and accented it with flowers. I then used the Say it with Pearls (LeCreme) and Say it with Bling (Turquoise) for the centers of my flowers and fun little drops of bling around them!

Thank you Want 2 Scrap for letting me "play" with these fun products!!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Dream Big
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Caribbean Blue, Midnight Confessions, Blue Lagoon
Chipboard Die-Cuts: Sheer Joy

Want 2 Scrap Products Used: 
Say it with Bling: Turquoise
Say it with Pearls: LeCreme
Frilly Flourish Swirl - Silver

Other Products Used:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima
Stickers: American Crafts, Carta Bella

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quick Quotes - Moments to Love!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! One of my favorite products from Quick Quotes has always been the PowderPuff Chalking Inks! I LOVE them!! They can be used in so many ways!! I sure put them to work on this layout!

I finally got around to doing a layout with our Easter picture this year.  I combined a few Quick Quotes lines on this one! I inked the edges of all the papers with Khaki and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The lace piece under the quote actually has three colors on it. I started by inking it with Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking ink. I wasn't happy with the color so I decided to spray the lace with water chick blended the ink into the lace. I then went over it with Khaki PowderPuff chalking ink but it still was not the color I was hoping for so I added the third color, Orange Slice. I loved the final look!

Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink was used to go around the edges of the kraft doily and add some of the brown dots in the background. I am also lovin' the chipboard stickers that coordinate with the Quick Quotes lines! They are perfect for adding to clusters!

I hope you get some time to get messy and inky this week!


Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 700, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink, Orange Slice, Khaki, Mocha Mama, Rusty Nail
Baggage Claim Chipboard Die Cuts

Other Products Used: 
Flowers: KaiserCraft, Prima
Metal Butterfly: Making Memories
Punch: Martha Stewart

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quick Quotes - Live Life!

Happy Monday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today and I am mixing it up!! I had a lot of fun taking several different collections from Quick Quotes and pulling them together for this layout!

Recently, I took my daughter and her friend to California for the weekend. We had some fun in Santa Monica riding the rides and playing on the beach at night. When I saw the quote "Live Life in Color" I thought of these photos! These two girls certainly live their life in color! They have so much fun and make the most of every opportunity!

I got a little messy with this one which made it so much fun to create! The black chevrons were created using a stencil and PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Midnight Confessions! I used several of the quotes from various lines on this layout!

The orange dots were made with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Coral. I misted my ink pad with water to make it nice and juicy before using a make-up sponge to apply it with the stencil.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to have some messy, creative fun this week!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Be Bold 700
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200, 300, 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions, Coral

Other Products Used:
Flowers: Petaloo
Tape: Queen & Co.
Camera Clip: Maya Road
Spray Mist: Ranger Dylusions

Friday, August 8, 2014

Quick Quotes - Park Day!

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Barb here hosting the blog today!

I have been playing with Quick Quotes Baggage Claim Line! Love these papers!! This color combination is one of my favorites!

I liked the large red circle that is on the background paper so I used that to inspire all the other circles on this page! I used paint to create the white circles and then punched a few more circles out of kraft paper. I used Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink to ink around the edges of the circles and the tags. 

The photo on this layout was taken when my daughter was shooting a commercial so I thought the quote that came from the Calypso Die-Cut Sticker package was perfect!

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today and have a crafty weekend!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 200, 300, 400, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Creamy Cocoa
Die-Cut Stickers: Calypso

Other Supplies Used: 
Chipboard: UmWow Studios
Flower/Butterfly: Petaloo
Letter Stickers
White Pen
White Paint
Washi Tape

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