Monday, November 12, 2018

Giving Thanks for Quick Quotes

Blessings to all of you who follow us here on the Quick Quotes blog.  Neva here to share with you a layout using the beautiful new papers of Autumn Brilliance and the BRAND NEW digital downloads now available at Quick Quotes.  The colors are simply gorgeous for your fall and Thanksgiving layouts, even my husband agreed when he proofed my pages.

  • The gray background is the reverse side of Autumn Brilliance 102.  This is a great base color for the many hues found in the photos.
  • The off-set center is the patterned side of 102.  It is trimmed and then inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • Autumn Brilliance 105 is trimmed to 2 1/2" x 12" and 1" x 12" and inked Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • Two sections each of Autumn Brilliance 101 are trimmed to 1/2" x 12" and 3/4" x 12".  The lighter narrow section is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.  The red side is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Cool Gray.
  • The corners of the photos are rounded then they are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Cool Gray.
  • The journaling block is printed on cream cardstock and is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • You many notice that the two 4" x 6" photos span the divide between the left and right sides of the layout.  I wanted to have a sequence to the photos that matched the day and meal, fortunately both photos could be trimmed without going through an important part of the photo like someone's face!
  • A little selective trimming behind the mat on the right side of the layout provided the gray portion of 102 to die cut letters for the title.  I didn't want to cut into another sheet of this really pretty paper!
  • The red side of 101 is used to die cut the shadow for the title.  
  • One design principle is to consider in creating layouts is the the Gallon, Quart, and Ounce analogy.  In this layout the gallon is grey, the quart is the sandy yellow and the ounce is the red.  
  • I was also thinking about the principle of using colors in a visual triangle for placement of the "ounce" of red in the shadow of the title and the shadow in the vertical strips of cardstock.  Thankfully the colors of Quick Quote collections give you ample options within one line to use these design ideas.

Part of the exciting news of new products is the digital collections now available at Quick Quotes to use in digital scrapbooking OR to print.
  • I selected three png files from the Heritage digital collection and imported them into a word document.  It was as simple as drag and drop!  Heritage_12.png, Heritage_14.png, and Heritage_53.png
  • The png files are resized to 1.33" x 2" as shown.  
  • I printed two of each as I was creating a duplicate layouts for my sons.
  • The document was printed on cream cardstock.
  • To barely round the corners I used a very old decorative corner scissor to nip the corners.
  • Each sentiment is inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • Wooden shapes were inked by placing them directly on the ink pad.  Fine tip tweezers come in handy to handle the shapes and to keep from getting inky fingers.
  • The hearts were inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • The arrows were inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Cool Gray.
  • Let the shapes dry for an ample amount of time to avoid finger prints and smudges on your papers.
  • The wood shapes are adhered with glue dots.
  • The sentient is adhered to obscure some bright distracting lights in the photo.

  •  Both the sentiment and shapes anchor the design together.
  • The three sentiments are also in a visual triangle to guide your eye through the layout.
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
Heritage Quotes Digital Collection
Powder Puff Chalking Ink--Rusty Nail and Cool Gray

Other Products
Frankie Classic and Shadow, Frankie Mini by Quickutz
Wood hearts and arrows by Studio Calico
Scallop Square Custom Cutting System by Creative Memories
Decorative corner scissors by Fiskars
Corner Rounder by Creative Memories

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you go check out the new offerings at Quick Quotes as they are amazing for your fall layouts!   Enjoy! ~Neva

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Foundry Birthday for Retro Rubber

It is time for a new challenge over at Retro Rubber, and this one is everyone's favorite, Anything Goes!

I needed to make a birthday card for my husband a few weeks back and went with a grunge theme courtesy of Tim Holtz products.

To start I pressure embossed a piece of metallic copper cardstock with the Foundry 3-D Texture Fade by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.  I used a Versa Mark Ink and Verdigris embossing powder both by Tsukineko to grunge it up a bit.  Verdigris is perfect on a copper color is that is the natural patina copper gets when it is oxidized.  (A little Chemistry tidbit here!)  The sentiment is by Hero Arts from 2013 "It's Your Day".  The sentiment is stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with the Verdigris EP.  The edges are inked with Celestial Copper Delicata ink.  A Remnant Rubs Elements is used to decorate a Fragment.  It is attached with a bit of gold cord looped through the hole and knotted.  The glue dot is behind the knot.  The gears are added around the sentiment which is mounted with dimensional foam adhesive.  I went to mount the card on a Kraft card base and it looked a little unfinished.  So using Heartfelt Creations Cogs and Gear from 2014 I stamped around the perimeter with Memento Tuxedo Black.  DH really liked his card, he doesn't like super fussy ones anyway!  I am please that it came out so "grungy",  not a style I typically dabble in!

Please do come and play along with us at Retro Rubber!  We would love to see what you create for the Anything Goes Challenge.  We have a few rules, first you must use at least one stamp that is older than a year and tell us it's approximate age, and second please enter up to ten challenges including ours.  Easy Peasy!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Ford Tough for Stick It Down Double Page

We have a great double page sketch for the month of November at Stick It Down, it can be very seasonal like the sketch or altered to fit your theme like I did!

Here is my version that captures an exhilarating event for my son from last summer's trip to EAA Airventure in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

I wanted to represent the ropes for the embellishments behind the photos, and the easiest way to do that was to stamp a design using Technique Tuesday's Borderline Industry stamps and Delicata Mediterranean Blue ink by Tsukineko.  Since I was going with a bit more of a grunge look I dug out some really old pens that Zig made about 20 years ago called Dotta Riffic, you can make different size dots depending on how hard you push on the flexible rubber tip.  The photos seemed to blend into the background cardstock, so I backed them with white cardstock and barely inked the edges of the cardstock.  The finishing touch was the Recollections stickers in masculine font that were an industrial silver finish.  A fairly clean and simple version of this easy to use sketch. 

FYI, the Ford reference is because Ford Motor Company is a huge sponsor of EAA AirVenture and has a ginormous display and activity area right off the main drag at the show.  This is the first year that my son tried the big ropes course.  I am glad I have a layout for his scrapbook of this endeavor!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

More Travel Fun with Quick Quotes

Hello to all our friends in blogland, Neva here to share a layout featuring a few Powder Puff Chalking Inks and Far and Away papers and quotes.  I have demolished a major part of this collection but still had a few sheets that featured the postmarks that I thought would be great for a layout from our visit to Berlin.

This layout came together rather quickly by using a clean design and a few embellishments from the Far and Away collection.
  • Far and Away 105 is trimmed to get the orange postmark strip.  It is 1 1/8" x 8 1/2" on the left side and 1 1/8" x 12 on the right side of the layout.  Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board inks the edges. 
  • Far and Away 105 is trimmed to 6" x 8 1/2" and 6" x 12".  Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Blue Moon inks the edges. 
  • Far and Away 104 is trimmed to 2" x 8 1/2" and 2" x 12".   Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board inks the edges.  
  • A little secret here, originally I had the papers extend across the entire double page layout, but decided I wanted to add the inked globe, so I trimmed the papers back a few inches. 
  • Far and Away 100 is trimmed to 4 1/2" x 11".  Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board inks the edges.  
  • Fiber is adhered to the back of the bottom section before it is adhered to the cardstock base. 
  • The title is die cut and inked with Blue Moon Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  I debated between using the German name or the English name . . . and went with the version that we can understand!
  • To add the globe, I first die cut a circle in a sheet of paper and placed as a reverse mask around the area I wanted to ink.  The opening is slightly larger than the globe stencil.
  • Using Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Blue Moon I and an Ink Blusher I gently blended the ink onto the white cardstock base through the stencil.
  • A saying from Far and Away 500 is trimmed and inked with Blue Moon Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
  • I still had a few small scraps of Far and Away 101, so it is used to back embellishments and inked with Barn Board Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
  • The same is done with the tourist card I collected while in Berlin, and with the journaling block.

  •  The pennants are trimmed from Far and Away 600 and inked with Barn Board Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
  •  The pennants are adhered directly below the fiber.
  • Wet adhesive secures the fiber in place so it appears that the pennants are attached.
Quick Quotes Products
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases 12" x 12"
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases
Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Blue Moon and Barn Board

Other Products
White Cardstock
Globe Stencil by Stencil Girl
Ink Blusher by Tsukineko
Fiber from my stash
Just a Note--Jen Long by Sizzix   

It was a wonderful stop during our city tour of Berlin, and this layout brings back great memories.  Thank you for joining us at Quick Quotes today!  

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Harvest Party

I had a little more time to craft last week and finished up this fun layout.  I had a few sheets left of a collection and wanted to use it up on a double page sketch from Let's Scrap.

I had two sheets left of the Night Light collection by My Minds Eye plus a few scraps to make the tags.  Sugar Dots and Candy Time are featured here and are a great color complement to my photos.  I used Dotted Corn and orange cardstock create the tags with my tried and true Coluzzle tag template.  The tags are topped with We R Memory Keepers grommets and fibers from my stash.  My favorite border punch for all things Halloween is the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo, here black cardstock is makes a great addition.  I had a few of the pumpkins left from another layout that are also by Martha Stewart, they looked much better with a fussy cut black cardstock backing.  Frankie Classic by Quickutz die cuts the title.  I am very pleased with the finished layout.

Entering the following challenges

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sending Warm Thoughts

Wow, the fall is just zipping by!  We have wonderful colors in the trees and it is time to think about harvest!  Retro Rubber's challenge for the next two weeks is just that.

I was inspired by the colors and leaves to create my fall themed card, soon to be on it's way as a birthday card to a dear friend.

I started with Kraft card stock trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4" and pressure embossed it with Darice's Leaves embossing folder.  To bring out the design I gently rubbed the top of the embossed areas with Kaleidacolor in Cappuccino Delight.  This is such a great color palette to use for the fall!  Using Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees (2016) I stamped the tree image in several layers.  The lightest color of the Kaleidacolor palette is used to edge the torn edges of the image and the sentiment.  The sentiment is form the same set in the darkest color from the set.  Using a sponge dauber I inked the base card, around the image, and the sentiment strip.  Searching through my fibers I found the perfect orange fiber in the exact length I needed for the final touch for this card.  The fiber is adhered with glue dots to the back of the Kraft cardstock and all the layers are adhered together using thin foam dimensional adhesive. 

Please do come and play with us at Retro Rubber.  You can use any part of the image to create your Harvest themed project or card.  We ask that you enter up to 10 challenges included Retro Rubber and use at least one stamp that is a year or more older.  Let us know how long that stamp has been in your stash too.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have some fun with this challenge!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Welcome Fall Card for Quick Quotes

Hello to Quick Quotes lovers.  Neva here to share a card inspired by the wonderful crisp fall weather we are having here in Central Oregon.  Our altitude causes early fall frosts and the colors of the trees are amazing!  I created a quick card that could be anyone's front door this time of year.

A few sheets of cardstock and several colors of Powder Puff Chalking Ink combine together for this fun card.

  • Adventure Awaits 104 is trimmed to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and is pressure embossed.
  • Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalking Ink is gently rubbed over the surface where the design is raised.  (The embossed panel before inking is shown above.)
  • The images are stamped in Milk Chocolate Powder Puff Chalking Ink on Adventure Awaits 105.
  • The images are colored with a brush tip Fanastix and a rubber tipped tool using Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail, Biscotti, Desert Sun, Barn Board, and Lipstick. 
  • The Fall sentiment is stamped in Barn Board Powder Puff Chalking Ink and the small banner.
  • The twig wreath is die cut from Kraft cardstock and inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Milk Chocolate.
  • The embossed door is adhered to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
  • The edges of the card base are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama.
  • The twig wreath is adhered to the front of the door with wet adhesive.
  • The pumpkin, leaf and foliage swag are adhered with glue dots and dimensional foam adhesive.  
  • Orange craft thread is threaded through the small yellow button and tied into a bow.
  • The banner is adhered with glue dots with the button at one end.  
 Quick Quotes Products
Adventure Awaits 104
Adventure Awaits 105
Powder Puff Chalking Ink Mocha Mama, Desert Sun, Barn Board, Lipstick, Rusty Nail, Biscotti, Milk Chocolate

Other Products
Cream and Kraft cardstock by Recollections
Door Wreath stamp, die, embossing folder set by Katelyn Lizardi by Sizzix
Brush tip Fantastix by Tsukineko

Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes today!