Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Amazing AND Clumsy for Quick Quotes

Hello Quick Quotes fans! Neva here to share a one page layout of an event that I am sure almost every parent has had the opportunity to experience, or at least knows someone who has! Last fall my son chipped both front teeth while on a camp-out with his Boy Scout troop. Yikes! So with just two photos and a customized add-on to a Quick Quotes saying I had a super quick layout done in a jiffy!

The best color match came from the Whistlin' Dixie line, of which I had VERY little left!  
  • Fortunately I still had in my stash a sheet of 106 which was great for the background.
  • A strip of 103 left over from another project is trimmed to 3/4" x 6" selecting the the dark red colors that help build a visual triangle.
  • Far and Away 103 has muted colors that are very close and provide a backdrop to the photos.  It is trimmed to 5 1/2" x 9" and inked Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Banana Bliss.  Banana Bliss is from the newly released Retired Colors Ink Set. 
  • Ribbon is placed 1 1/2" from the left edge to anchor the layout.
  • A saying from Whistlin' Dixie is backed with a scrap from 106.  All edges are inked with Banana Bliss.  Just a touch of color to add depth. 
  • Three ribbons are trimmed to about 3" and folded.  Small holes are punched to put the brads through and into the edge of the title block.
  • The second part of the title block is die cut from black cardstock in a font that is VERY close to the one of the printed saying!
  •  Since I was working with scraps from 106, I choose to punch out photo corners for the parts of the photos that were not layered in the layout.  They are adhered after inking the edges with Banana Bliss.  I think the little pops of color add a bit more to the visual triangle.

  • The journaling is printed onto a section of 106 as well.  Typically I use removable adhesive to place the journaling block on a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" to run through my printer.  Banana Bliss is used to ink the edges here too. 

I hope you enjoy the little story.  Both my nieces and my older son have their own chipped tooth story, so I know this is not uncommon at all!  Just very thankful for great dentists!  I also wanted to demonstrate how it is possible to create a very interesting layout with the last bits of a collection with  an add-on from another collection.  This entire layout used just one complete sheet and less than three-quarters of a sheet of scraps.

Quick Quotes Products
Whistlin' Dixies (sadly now discontinued)
Retired Colors Ink Set Banana Bliss
Brads from Club Q June Kit

Other Products
Ribbons by Offray
Corner Punch by EK Success
CK Typist font by Quickutz

Thanks so much for stopping by Quick Quotes today for a little dose of inspiration! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sunflower Wedding Wishes for Retro Rubber

Time for another challenge over at Retro Rubber, this time a theme everyone loves!

Having an "Anything Goes" challenge was great for me, as I had a need to create a wedding card with a specific theme.  My aunt who is just shy of being two years older than I am, recently wed her long-time boyfriend.  She was married in her backyard with her two adult sons escorting her down the aisle.  She decorated with sunflowers and carried them for her bouquet.  So I dug out one of my really old rubber stamps by Auntie Amy from 1996 and created the perfect card for the newly wed couple!

To add texture and color I created a front panel with an oval die cut from the center with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large.  After pressure embossing with Basket Weave embossing folder by Cuttlebug the raised portions were inked with Memento Luxe Dandelion.  The edges are inked with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.

The base of the card has the edges inked in Memento Luxe Dandelion.  Using my stamp positioner I stamped the center sunflower and masked it before stamping the two sunflowers that appear behind.  All are stamped in StazOn Jet Black.  I tapped a bit of Ink Potion No. 9 on my craft mat and picked it up with a brush tip Fantastix and coloring with both Memento Luxe Dandelion and Morocco.  To add a bit of sparkle I used Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive and Jet Black Glitter from my stash.

The sentiment is by Cardmaking from the Sincere Sentiments released in  February 2017.  Cardmaking is a UK publication and on occasion I purchase it from my local Barnes and Noble.  This set is perfect for all kinds of congratulatory events!

So I hope you will join along with this challenge at Retro Rubber and we would love to see what you come up with!  Remember to use at least one stamp that is older than a year that needs inky love and enter only up to 10 challenges including ours. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Celebrating 60 Years with Quick Quotes

Hello Quick Quote friends, Neva here to share a layout inspired by our summer theme at Quick Quotes.  Summer is often the time of year family reunions occur, and in our case it was to celebrate with my parents and their 60 years of marriage!  We all gathered at Eagle Crest Resort here in Central Oregon and had a relaxing weekend together.  We took all our own photos were thankful for tripods and delayed shutter functions on the camera!

The Earth Wind Fire collection had the perfect hues of greens and blues, plus a few lighter colored sheets that compliments the photos we took over the weekend.  
  • Earth Wind Fire 102 is kept as one sheet for the left side of the layout.  For the right side it is trimmed to 2", 5", and 5".  One 5" section is used for the reverse striped pattern. 
  • The light colored small floral pattern of 111 helped the photos stand out from the green background.  It is trimmed to 6" x 8" for the left side and 6" by 12" for the right.
  • Two strips of 102 are trimmed to 1 1/4" and then punched with the stitched wavy border punch.  The small strip left from the punch is saved and used below floral patterned cardstock to define the edge.
  • One 5" x 12" section of 102 is trimmed into two 1 1/2" pieces to use the striped side of the cardstock.  These sections are adhered below the blue narrow strip.
  • The left side features 100 trimmed to 2 1/2" and is placed vertically to anchor the focal photo and title block. 
  • All the lighter sections are inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.  It is one of the ink colors featured in the newly available Retired Colors Set.
  • All the horizontal sections on the left are trimmed to 8" and adhered to the background next to the vertical 100 pattern.
  • The right side is adhered together to match the left with the 2" section of 102 at the top and the 5" section at the bottom. 

Since I think it is Simply Amazing that my parents have been married for 60 years, I thought this sentiment from the Earth Wind Fire 500 was a great match.  It is inked in Rusty Nail as well.

To create the title I used smaller sections of 105 and 111.

  • The title is stamped in Rusty Nail and is die cut from 105, then edged with the same.
  • The Decorative label is cut from the reverse scrap of 111 trimmed from the left side of the layout. 
  • The number is die cut and adhered to the center of the title block.

  • Banners from 500 are trimmed by hand with scissors and inked with Rusty Nail.
  • Holes are pierced into each corner of the banners.
  • Small dark bronze brads are placed in the corners before adhering to the layout.  It is easier to use brad in this manner than it is to put them through all the layers of paper!
There are many people in the photos from our weekend, and Earth Wind Fire and it's subtle patterns was a great way to highlight the photos and compliment the colors.  I really like it when I can use both sides of the cardstock with a little creative planning.  Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Quick Quotes Products
Earth Wind Fire Collection (not all patterns are still available)
Earth Wind Fire Sayings
Powder Puff Chalking Ink Retired Set--Rusty Nail

Other Products
Label One, Decorative Labels One by Spellbinders
CK Typist by Quickutz
Wavy border punch by EK Success
Sentiment stamps by Think Ink
Bronze Brads from unknown

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Superstar for Retro Rubber

Wow, I don't know about you, but where I am it has been really hot the last week or two!  Thankful for air conditioning for sure!  So it is nice to stay inside for awhile and enjoy my craft cave.  We have a fantastic tic tac toe board for our challenge these two weeks.  Join the fun!

To be honest, I am just coming off almost a month break from crafting . . . we had our annual trip to EAA AirVenture in Wisconsin with plenty of adventures.  Once home we had tons of other real life stuff to do as well.  So glad a tiny bit of creative mojo showed up to kick start the creation of this card.

I choose the die cut/washi tape/masculine row to put together this super quick birthday card.  I knew I had a "Superstar" sentiment from the Golden Moments set by Maryanne Wise of Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps.  It dates back to 2003.  I also had some cool washi tape from Queen & Co that featured stars so that decided my color choices, now I was off and running.  The sentiment actually says superstar kid, but I masked out the kid for this application.  Hero Arts It's Your Day from 2015 provided the "Happy Birthday" and the inside sentiment shown below.  The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and then I choose the correct size of Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small to die cut the sentiment.   The lime green cardstock was die cut with Cascading Stars by Donna Salazar for Spellbinders.  I also die cut a few blue stars to fit into the frame of stars.  The second strip of washi is also by Queen & Co.

 The inside of the card features a few more of the stars and star frames.  What a great way to finish off the card, use what didn't get used on the front!

Come and join us at Retro Rubber and play along with this great tic tac toe board.  Just remember that we ask for at least one stamp that is more than one year old along with it's age and no more that 10 challenges including ours.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Birthday Greetings card for Quick Quotes

Neva here to share a quick birthday card made from snippets of the Far and Away collection from Quick Quotes.  When you are down to bits and pieces of a collections sometimes it is best to make a few cards!

This is a simple card to create using a few die cuts and Powder Puff Chalking Ink.

I started with what scraps I had on hand.
  • A Far and Away 102 piece was trimmed to 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" to fit the front of an A6 card base.  It is edged in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
  • Twelve small hexagons are die cut from various other papers and in the collection.  All are edged in Deep Sea.
  • Three layers of the Happy Birthday to You are die cut.
  • The top layer is inked with Deep Sea.

  • To create a chipboard effect with the sentiment the layers are stacked together and adhered.  This photo shows the layers underneath the top inked layer.
  • The hexagons are adhered, some directly the to card front, others with dimensional foam adhesive. 
Quick Quotes Products
Far and Away collection (sold out)
Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea

Other Products
Hexagons dies by Spellbinders
Happy Birthday by Jen Long Thinlits 600368 by Sizzix
Dimensional foam adhesive
Xyron adhesive

This card took about 15 minutes to create, sometimes that is a positive when you forget to make a card and need one in a hurry!  Until next time, Neva

Monday, August 6, 2018

Promposal for Stick It Down

This event may have happened last spring, but the photos of my son's Promposal and him leaving for Prom were a great match for this three photo double page sketch from Stick It Down this month. 

I really like how the layout came together with a few sheets of vintage specialty paper and glitter cardstock!

About 10 years ago or so Costco used to carry some scrapbooking supplies.  They had several packages of specialty paper in the usual Costco quantities.  My mother, sister, and I bought the sets and split them between the three of us, so we had 2 sheets each of the paper.  Both the red mulburry with gold embossed dots, and the white with black flocked leaf patterns are from this era.  I used the EK Success Star border punch across the top of the black card stock then  backed it with Paper Studiot's Gold Glitter cardstock.  Additional stars were die cut with Spellbinder's Stars S4-092 and with the same Star Border and adhered to the top of the layout.  Even close up it is difficult to tell which layers are on top and which is under!  The title is die cut using Quickutz Emily font from the glitter cardstock.  All of the glitter cardstock was run through a Xyron to add adhesive before I die cut the stars or title.  Makes it much easier to adhere to the finished layout.

A close up of the title, it adhered really nicely to the mulberry paper and cardstock, and has enough sparkle to really stand out!

A close up of the border and the different specialty papers.  I knew I was "saving" these papers for a special layout, and they worked so wonderfully together for this one!  You will be seeing some of the same when I scrap the photos of my son and his girlfriend taken at the park later that evening!

Thanks for stopping by and do have some fun with our August sketch from Stick It Down!