Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Easter with Quick Quotes

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Spring has sprung and today I am here with an adorable Easter card. This card is also featured on the Quick Quotes blog.

I wanted to make a cute Easter card for my niece, Grace, who is 5 years old. She loves Easter egg hunts and bunnies, so this fun card will be perfect for her.

This card came together really fast:
  •  Die cut the eggs from Spring Showers papers 101 and 105, then edged them with Bermuda and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking inks. 
  • Die cut the grass from Spring Showers 105 and edge with Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking ink.
  • Stamp the bunny and color. Then paper piece the egg with Spring Showers 104. Edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking ink.
  • Arrange die cut pieces and adhere to white cardstock. Pop dot the tops of the bunny and front two eggs. 
  • Add twine and stamp sentiment.
  • Mat on Spring Showers 104 and edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
 Spring Showers paper collection *coming soon*
 PowderPuff Chalking inks: Bermuda, Tropical Punch and Green Leaf

Other Products:
 Bunny and sentiment stamps by Art Impressions
 Egg die by Sugar Peas
 Grass die by Quickutz

Happy spring and thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shamrocks & Shenanigans For All

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I love this new St. Patrick's Day stamp set (Sham-rock) by Art Impression! The sentiments are fabulous and the Leprechaun is so fun! Here is the first card I made from this set:

I started by stamping the Art Impressions' Leprechaun and watercoloring him with Zig Clean Color  watercolor markers. Then I masked him off and ink blended the background with Buttercup and Lemon Sorbet PowderPuff Chalking inks by Quick Quotes. Green and gold Stickles added highlights to the shamrock and buckles. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. To finish off the card, I die cut it with Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to green cardstock.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jeff's Birthday

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We had a great time celebrating Jeff on his birthday. I made his favorite dinner and a homemade marble cake. The boys got him a Futurama DVD and a Stargate t-shirt. We also played board games together.

I created this page with pattern papers from Shimelle's goNOWgo colletion. The title is a die cut by Winnie & Walter. The balloons & banner are Papertrey Ink's Scene It die cut. This page is based on a sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Snowy Adventure

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Today I have a fun step-by-step for a wintery layout using Quick Quotes Mulberry paper collection.

I live in Minnesota where we get snow, lots of snow. So we celebrate with a city-wide Winter Carnival. This layout shows our family visiting one of events - Snow Sculptures. As the Super Bowl was in town this year, people really went all out.

Here is a step-by-step on how this layout was created:
  • Print two 4" x 6" photos using the Canon Selphy Photo Printer, one regular and one using the amazing collage feature. (For a tutorial of creating a collage photo click here.)
  • Adhere photos to a 6.25" x 8.25" piece of white cardstock and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Then mat on a 7" x 9" piece of Mulberry 103 and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink.
  • Add a .25" x 9" strip of Mulberry 105 (stripes) to right side of mat and edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • Adhere a 5.25" x 10" Mulberry 103 (blue side) accent piece to right side of the mat and edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • For the title, stamp on Mulberry 103 (blue side) and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Trim and corner round. Then edge with Bermuda PowderPuff ink.
  • Mat on Mulberry 103. Corner round and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink.
  • Staple sheer blue ribbon to upper left corner.
  • Adhere to large white snowflake and add two flourishes die cut from Mulberry105.
  • Arrange matted photos and title on 12" x 12" Mulberry 101 and adhere.
  • Journal on white cardstock. Trim, corner round and edge with Sky Blue PowderPuff ink. Adhere to left side of photos.
  • Add 12" sheer ribbon across the bottom of the page.
  • Add seven chipboard snowflakes and three flourishes in clusters around the photos.
  • Finish off the page by adding blue gems on the snowflakes and white dimensional paint dots.

Quick Quotes Products:
 Club Q (January) - chipboard snowflakes, ribbon and gems
 Mulberry Paper Pack
 PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Bermuda and Sky Blue

Canon Products:
 Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
 Selphy High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set

Other Products: 
 flourish die cut by The Cat's Pajamas
 white embossing powder by Stampendous
 white dimensional paint Perlen Pen by Viva Decor

Hope you are inspired to create a page about your winter adventures! Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Am I Skinny Yet?

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I created this card for our hardworking Jazzercise leader, Kathleen. As we use the big blue exercise balls, this stamps set by Art Impressions is perfect!

I started by stamping this hilarious image by Art Impressions from their Skinny Yet set and coloring it with Zig Clean Color markers. Glossy Accents was added to the ball and the image was fussy cut. It is attached to the background with an Action Wobbler.

The background was created using the package technique with yellow and orange Distress inks.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Keeping PowderPuff Chalking Inks Organized

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Today I'm creating with PowderPuff Chalking Inks and showing you how easy it is to keep these inks organized!

I LOVE PowderPuff Chalking Inks! They come in amazing colors. Did you know that you can download our ink swatch sheets for free? You can link to them here.

The two-sided Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Ink Storage Case keeps 24 of my inks organized and within easy reach. I arrange my them in rainbow order and, with the see-through front, I can find the ink I want instantly. The case is also high quality, with reinforced stitching to keep the inks secure. I love being able to just grab them all and go to a crop.


PowderPuff Chalking Inks are so versatile. You can stamp, blend, paint and, of course, edge with them. For this card, I stamped using Quick Quotes' new 2018 ink colors! Don't you love the tropical feel?

To add depth I stamped each flower twice (with a MISTI) using different colors of ink -  Tropical Punch and Island Orange, Bermuda and Key Largo, and the leaves in Key Largo and Green Leaf. I also used Quick Quotes new Spring Showers paper collection, edged with Key Largo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Key Largo, Tropical Punch, Island Orange, Green Leaf
 PowderPuff Ink Storage Case
 Spring Showers Paper Pack *coming soon*

Other Products:
 flower and sentiment stamps by Verve Stamps

Hope you are inspired to get a jump start on getting organized and to have fun getting inky,

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Have a Norse Day

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Some stamps just burst with personality. That is how I feel about The Cat's Pajamas images. Check out this fun one:

My adult son does a Youtube stream on Tuesday nights with his Dungeons & Dragons group. He has a pretty good following. So I thought this card would be perfect for him.

The background was created on white paper using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking inks, Versafine black ink and white acrylic paint. I love making these cosmic backgrounds, they always look so amazing. The long-eared bunny is from The Cat's Pajamas' "Bunnies In Fight" set and is colored with Zig Clean Color markers and popped up. The "Hello There" sentiment is a CutUp die also by The Cat's PJs.

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