Saturday, December 8, 2018

Quick Quotes featuring Holly Jolly Holidays

It is December, Quick Quote friends and time to share a holiday themed layout featuring a tasty Norwegian treat, Lefsa.  Neva here to document our family tradition of making lefsa.


Several papers from the Holly Jolly collection worked fantastically to showcase our baking adventures.
  • The background is side B of Holly Jolly 103.
  • The side dots are side A of Holly Jolly 103.  The left side is trimmed to 3" and the right side is trimmed to 1 1/2". 
  • Holly Jolly 105 is used along the side and is trimmed to 3/4".  All the vertical sections are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board.  
  • The side sections are adhered together then adhered to the layout.
  • The vertical paper is Holly Jolly 101.  Four sections are trimmed to 1 3/4" and 4 sections are trimmed to 1".
  • The bottom uses the stripes over the green pattern, then it is reversed for the top sections.  All edges are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Evergreen before adhering together.
  • The title is die cut from Holly Jolly 105.
  • Since this was a longish story to journal, I printed it up on a section of Holly Jolly 100 then inked the edges in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Evergreen.


  • I selected the Good Cheer section from Holly Jolly 500 and trimmed it down to just the banner.  
  • The edges are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board. 
  • Two green brads are used to accent the corners before attaching to the layout with dimensional foam adhesive.
  • The "HOME" was trimmed down to just the sweet little house.
  • The edges are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Evergreen. 
  • The home is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.
  • The close-ups show the slightly distressed design of the papers, which is just lovely!
I think the festive colors of the Holly Jolly collection is great for all of your fun holiday themed layouts this time of year.  The card fronts from 500 can also be used in different ways as shown above.  Have a little fun and create a layout about a family tradition too!

Quick Quotes Products
Holly Jolly Paper Pack
Holly Jolly 500
Powder Puff Chalking Ink--Barn Board and Evergreen

Other Products
Green brads

Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy the preparations for your holiday season!  ~Neva

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Retro Rubber Holidays Challenge

December already, can you believe it?  This is the last challenge of the 2018 for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We are also announcing our winners from a fun blog hop with prizes from our Celebration Challenge 100 last go around.  The winner of my retro goody is Denise Bryant!  Congrats!  As soon as we connect some crafty goodness will be on your way!  Now for the challenge:



My card is inspired by the snow, the hat on the snowman, and the wood accents.  It's not exactly a Christmas card, but we have a niece with a December birthday, so still a holiday!


My images are from the Winter Warmers set that came with a magazine from late 2017.  I love the little stitched bear and his cute sweater and hat.  All the images were stamped in Delicata Shimmer Black and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I did a little water coloring with Fireworks! sprays in Angel Pink London Fog, Lady Bug, and Cottage Ivy.  There haven't been any sun shiny days since I have made the card, so you can't see any of the pretty shimmer!  The bear and his accents were all fussy cut before adhering them together with dimensional foam adhesive.  The sentiment has a few splatters of Fireworks! in Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy, and the edge is inked with Delicata Ruby Red.  The background is pressure embossed with Darice's Snowflake background then edged with Delicata Emerald Green.  I decided the card needed a bit more to add in the wood accents so I added Entwined Circles die cuts by Elizabeth Craft Design.  A few gems finished off the card.  I think he is pretty sweet!

Do come play along with us for our last challenge of the year.  Don't worry, we will be back in January, but everyone needs a break around the holidays!  We have a few simple rules at Retro Rubber.  You must use at least one stamp that is older than a year and let us know how old it is, and to enter up to ten challenges including ours.  Thanks and enjoy the holiday season!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas for Stick It Down Double Page Team

It is almost hard to believe that it is already December and time for one last sketch for the year at Stick It Down!  This one is great for a Christmas layout with the bow in the design, and I took full advantage!


Here is my version using bells instead of holly. Once I decided how to make the bow the layout went together very quickly.


Like many scrapbookers I have a huge stash that goes back years . . . this is collection is from My Minds Eye called "I believe" from 2010.  I used Wreaths and the b side of Candy Cane Stripes.  My first bow idea didn't match the size I wanted, so I tried layering several bows from the Bow-tied Sizzlets Decorative Strip for Tim Holtz.  Using two each of the two larger bows I got the look I wanted to achieve.  Then I used the smaller bows to attach the bells.  The bells are stamped from the Altenew Bells and Bows stamp and die set.  Memento Pistachio, Olive Grove, and Northern Pine inks were colors that matched perfectly.  The title is Spellbinders Etched Alphabet backed by vellum that was inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy.

Using the sketch exactly as it was designed makes for a wonderful Christmas layout.  Thanks so much for stopping by and come join the fun at Stick It Down with your own layout inspired by this sketch! 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Quick Quotes

It is so much fun to be a part of blog hop, and here we are with another Quick Quotes Coffee Lovers Blog hop in kahoots with others!


Neva here to show case the awesome Autumn Brilliance paper collection.  I recently completed a layout with this collection and used the scraps to create this fun flip card.  Each section is die cut out of the coordinating patterns and inked with Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  The images are a VERY old Stamping Up set dated 1999 that I found in a thrift store!  I believe the set is named "What's Brewin'?"  The images are stamped in Rusty Nail Powder Puff Chalking Ink.


Here is the inside view.  The hemp cord is adhered to the patterned cardstock before it is adhered to the base card.  What a quick cut card!  

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Neva

Quick Quotes Products
Powder Puff Chalking Ink--Mocha Mama and Rusty Nail

Other Products
Framelits Flip-Its Circle 66022 by Stephanie Barnard by Sizzix
Stitched Circles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
What's Brewin'? stamp set by Stamping Up 
Hemp Cord by Darice
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving card for Quick Quotes

Hello friends of Quick Quotes, Neva here to share a three-dimensional Thanksgiving card.  I used the lovely Autumn Brilliance collection to create this festive fall card.


This card folds flat for mailing, and stands up and holds it shape by clever tabs and slits in the design of the card.


  • I started with Autumn Brilliance 102 and 105 for the base sections of the card.  Using a template I traced and cut out the sections.  
  • The sections are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Milk Chocolate.  (Which, by the way, will hide the small imperfections of hand cutting a card panel, yeah!)
  • Autumn Brilliance 100 is used to create the front panels on each section of the card.  I used parts of the design that would highlight the leaves and show the fun zig zag pattern.
  • The edges are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Kokomo.
  • Using a stamp positioner, the sentiments are stamped on the sections before assembly.  This allowed me to stamp multiple layers of ink to create nice dark impressions without smudging.


  • Three sets of the leaves are die cut from 100 and 102.
  • Using ink daubers each type of leaf was inked in a variety of Powder Puff Chalking Ink Colors.  I used Barn Board, Desert Sun, Banana Bliss, Biscotti, Rusty Nail, Milk Chocolate, and Kokomo to create fall colored foliage. 
  • The card is assembled using strong adhesive and glue dots to hold the leaves in place.  The leaves will stand out a bit from the card when it is in the displayed "bendi" position.  
This card was so much fun to assemble from the wonderful Autumn Brilliance collection.  I think it is a fabulous autumn card to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Quick Quotes Products
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack 100, 102, 105 
Powder Puff Chalking Ink--Milk Chocolate, KokomoBarn Board, Desert Sun, Banana Bliss, Biscotti, Rusty Nail.

Other Products
Bendi Card Template by Hot Off the Press
. . . today, I am thankful by Unity Stamp Company
Four Seasons die by Spellbinders

Thanks so much for stopping by and do enjoy your time with family and friends during this Thanksgiving holiday!  ~Neva

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Celebration Time at Retro Rubber!


Welcome to the first ever blog hop for the Retro Rubber Challenge!  We are changing things up a bit to celebrate our 100th challenge!

Here’s the scoop…play along with our celebration themed tic tac toe challenge!

Then hop around to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment!  Each team member is offering up some surprise retro (new but older than a year) goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on their blog.  That means there will be seven winners!
As always, we will be listing the five top picks with the winning pick receiving a prize for this challenge only.

*You do not have to enter the challenge to win but you must leave a comment on the design team blogs in order to have a chance to win!

Ok . . .here we go:




Help us celebrate 100 challenges!!


I had a blast creating my card, one that used the diagonal "glitter or sparkle, confetti, and metallics".  I started with a very old confetti image from 1997 by Distinctive Impressions.  I stamped using the four cube set of Delicata that included Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, Bronze Burst, and Celestial Copper.  To add a bit more sparkle I used iridescent clear embossing powder to heat emboss the images.  The edges are inked in Delicata Black Shimmer to add a bit of definition and tie the elements together.  The tag is Sheet Metal by Imagine, and the sentiment is stamped in StazOn Jet Black.  The StazOn is is also used to edge around the perimeter of the tag.  I found a really neat bit of mesh ribbon to attach the tag to the front of the card.  After searching through my stash I found a sheet of silver glitter card stock to back the confetti stamped panel.  The photo shows a tiny bit of the fun shimmer of this celebratory card.

Do play along with us at Retro Rubber, and make sure to comment by November 30th to win a great little prize from each of our blogs.  I would also appreciate new followers either via email or by the button on the left.  Remember to enter the challenge with a stamp that is at least one year or older and tell us how old it might be and to enter up to ten challenges including ours!  Have some fun hopping around all the design teams blogs.  Next up is:


Or you can find the entire list up above.  Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, November 19, 2018

In my Prayers

The father of a dear friend of mine passed away last week.  He lived a wonderful 104 years!  It is time to support my friend through the journey of grief, and a sympathy card is just the beginning!


With a little inspiration from Sketch Saturday I created her card last night.  I was glad to have the Encouraging Words stamp set from Stampendous with is simple and elegant sentiments and leaves designs in my stash.  I stamped the leaf stems and the sentiment in memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  A second set of leaves were stamped then water colored with VersaFine Habanero and Ink Potion No. 9.  The leaves are then fussy cut.  The Stitched Ovals die from Elizabeth Craft Designs was used to die cut the oval shape.  The leaves are adhered with glue dots and dimensional foam adhesive to add a bit of dimension.  A very old sheet of Double Mates in coffee brown is used to create the panel and the backing.  The light side is trimmed and stamped with additional sentiments in VersaFine Habanero.  The dark side is pressure embossed with Basket Weave background by Darice.  A section of ribbon from my stash completes the sketch.



The interior of the card features another sentiment and a few more leaves from the set.  I am very pleased with the final card, it is elegant and fall like.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #540

Addicted to Stamps #168 AG with the option of ribbon