Friday, July 21, 2017

Quick Quotes Serenade with Sketch N Scrap sketch more engagement layout.  I only have about 6 more pages to scrap!  These photos were taken in Ringgold, GA at the historical depot.  The depot was pivotal in the Civil War.  I thought it was a very cool place to take the photos. 

There is a virtual crop going on Sketch N Scrap's Facebook page.

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Here are some close ups of the details:

I am not sure if any of my regular readers have noticed that that I have used song lyrics for my titles from one song. You can check it out here.  It has been one of my favorites for many years, in fact I have used it for a title previously, years ago.  I thought using the lyrics sort of fit with this photo shoot.  I am not sure if I will add all the lyrics to the song throughout the album...there are many more good ones!

Quick Quotes Serenade collection
Creative Memories heart punch and sticker letters
Stampin Up Badge punch
Want 2 Scrap enamel dots

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Quick Quotes Serenade with Scrap our Stash Sketch

How about another engagement photo layout?  Still using the Quick Quotes Serenade collection.  I am just enamored with it.

Here's the sketch from Scrap Our Stash:

Here's my Fireworks:
F:  Foliage
I:  Inked edges
R: Red paper
E: Enamel dots
W: White card stock
O: Outdoor photo
R: Resin flowers
K: Kraft card stock heart
S:  Sticker (Creative Memories title)

Here's the kraft heart:

Quick Quotes Serenade collection
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink
Creative Memories PS I love you sticker mounted on white card stock on pop dots
Rusty Pickle black barn paper
Spellbinders Foliage dies
Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey resin flowers
enamel dots and white card stock
Creative Memories circle cutter used for faux stitching as well
American Craft chalkboard pen

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I love you: Quick Quotes Serenade with Stuck?! sketch

Good morning!  I have another engagement photo layout today.  I am continuing with the same papers, the latest from Quick Quotes called Serenade.  They will be available at Quick Quotes Private Reserve and Mini Reserve weekend events this fall and a future Club Q kit.  I just love this collection so much and it is perfect for my engagement photos.

Here's the sketch from Stuck?!:

I chalked the chipboard with Quick Quotes chalking inks Barn Board then a brighter Lipstick and finally edged with Midnight Confessions.

I am using more of my stamp stash.  I picked up these resin flowers at Tuesday Morning they are part of the Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey collection.  They came in a pack of four colors and I have already used half of them.  I might have to pick up another pack if I see them again.

I used the largest Tutti stitched banner.  I also punched some circles with the 7/8" Stampin Up scallop circle punch to layer the resin flowers.

Quick Quotes Serenade 100, 103 and 105 papers only available fall 2017
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Midnight Confessions, Barn Board, Lipstick
Clear Scraps chipboard title
Tutti Stitched banner die
Creative Memories border maker and corner rounder
Tim Holtz heart die
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
Prima button
resin flowers and pearls
postage stamps and brad
American Crafts chalkboard pen
white card stock

Photography credit to my awesome sister!  You can find more of her work on her business Facebook page.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/29  I used number, chipboard and striped paper.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Everything in between: Quick Quotes Serenade and Stuck?! sketch

Good morning readers!  Here's another lovely engagement photo page.  These photos were taken in Ringgold, GA where I have family.  I am also using the latest Quick Quotes Serenade collection that you will find at Quick Quotes Private Reserve and Mini Reserve weekend events this fall and a future Club Q kit.  I am going to the Atlanta class in October with my sister, I can't wait!  I suspect that will be my next trip to Georgia.  In the meantime enjoy some views of the old places in Ringgold.

Here's the sketch I used from Stuck?! sketches:

Close ups of my flowers also show the stamps I have tucked underneath.  One time I searched "stamps" on ebay not even thinking about postage stamps.  And contrary to my thought there are more stamps than just rubber!  I started exploring and found some interesting and inexpensive lots.  These are all postmarked and modern but still some very cool colors.  I did find some more expensive ones that are super neat but I suspect I shouldn't use them on a layout since they are "collectible" but I could come up with a way to display them...something to work on.

Quick Quotes Serenade 100, 103 and 105 papers only available fall 2017
Tutti Stitched banner die
Creative Memories border maker
paper flowers and pearls
postage stamps

Photography credit to my awesome sister!  You can find more of her work on her business Facebook page.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

O Christmas Tree! Quick Quotes Christmas in July

Hello, Alicia with you today continuing the Christmas in July celebration.  Recently, I lucked upon the perfect new die for this project.  I am using the papers from the Serenade collection which is not quite yet available but should be able to purchase in time to create Christmas cards.

When the card is open it reveals a die cut sentiment.  I added a white tree layer so the red sentiment would really pop! I also added some tiny die cut ornaments.  I cut them out of the red and white papers several times.  On the front I coated the white ornaments with a shimmer pen and then added pearls for an elegant effect especially when combined with the white satin ribbon that keeps the card closed.  On the inside and back panels I simply edged the red ornaments with Barn Board.


I cut the star in red a few times adhering the first one to only one side of the tree on the front to allow for opening.  I put one on the inside and back panels.  The ribbon is tucked behind the back panel so it will remain attached.  Quick Quotes papers cut beautifully in manual die cutters.  The paper is sturdy enough the card stands on its own and makes a beautiful display.

I cut the card base twice since I desired the entire tree to be green.  Isn't the alternate side of the paper gorgeous?  I cut the panels apart for the second cut so the card would fold easier.  I always chalk all the edges before I adhere just in case there is an edge you can't reach once it is taped.

Quick Quotes products used:
Serenade collection (coming soon)
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Green Leaf and Barn Board 

other products:
Sizzix Christmas Tree fold-a-long card dies
pearls, ribbon and shimmer pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I prefer pearls, although I will use gems there is just something more classic about pearls and I prefer them in every color! until 7/29 (C15) until 7/31

I hope you enjoyed my tips for die cutting not just a card but a wonder filled display!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Life, Love & Laughter with the ScrapRoom Jumpstart sketch

Good morning!  I have been loving working on a new album.  I spent a while planning it with memorabilia and all since it is my wedding album.  I almost forgot about my engagement photos until I was putting the save the date postcard I made in the mix.  I asked my sister (who took these awesome photos) and she thought I should start my wedding album with the engagement photos.  So there will be several pages to begin of this event because she took such great photos!  

For this page I used the ScrapRoom Jumpstart sketch:

Here's some detail: 

Bazzill textured Black Walnut and Pomegranate card stock 
Sizzix border die antique bazaar 
Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and shapers die 
Fancy Pants Road Show flocked transparency
Heidi Swapp damask sticker
Creative Memories sticker letters
Quick Quotes Midnight Confession chalking ink
misc papers and ribbon (maybe some old Rusty Pickle?)

Photography credit to my awesome sister!  You can find more of her work on her business Facebook page.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mayzie La Bird Freaky Fast Formula layout from the ScrapRoom

Good morning!  If you are a regular reader you might be wondering where are some layouts?  I don't think I have posted one yet this month...but don't worry I have been scrapping.  These are some pics of my niece and cousin's son.  I grabbed them from Facebook as I like to do since they all live 400 miles away.  I don't get to see all the little events like B in the role of Mayzie La Bird in Suessical, Jr.  Sure wish I could have been there, however, this layout is as close as I get and I think is it a beautiful way to celebrate my niece's important role.

So this is the second time I have tried the ScrapRoom's Freaky Fast Formula and I really do enjoy it.  You cut the papers to the sizes below and just play until it looks good.  So easy and using a nice collection of double sided papers makes it even easier.  

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Here's some close ups.  I found this tiny lavender butterfly that was just the perfect touch.

I had a spritz fest with the Tattered Angels Ferrari Red Chalkboard spray ink.

Quick Quotes Serenade papers exclusively available at Private and Mini Reserves (Fall 2017)
Quick Quotes Maraschino Cherry, Baby Blue and Very Berry chalking inks
white embossed flowers background paper
Martha Stewart red glitter letters
Tattered Angels Ferrari Red Chalkboard spray ink
red flowers, pearls and pearl brads
Spellbinders scallop circle die cut (layered in a flower)

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Poppystamps Playful Faeries

Good morning! Alicia here today with a Playful Faerie card using several Poppystamps Faerie Die sets. I just love playing with these dies, there are so many combinations but on this card I decided to cut all my faeries out of vellum. I liked the whispy look with the water color background. 

To create this scene I first began with inking a background. I also inked an extra piece of 5.5" x 3"ish piece for the grass layer that I would later die cut. I used lots of water on the ink so I used my heat gun to dry it a bit and let it sit for a while until it was completely dry before die cutting.

I die cut my kraft paper frame and adhered with pop dots.

I then went about cutting, several faeries with wings out of vellum. I also stamped, embossed then water colored my mushroom images. Oops, I almost forgot the vellum cloud! Then I went about adding the die cut pieces to my scene. Finally, I added a touch of clear shimmer pen to my faeries.

Dies R us Products:

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers
Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill die

Poppystamps Magnificent Mini Faeries

Poppystamps Playful Mini Faeries

Poppystamps Poised Faerie

Queen & Co A2 card die

Avery Elle Pierced Cloud dies

other ingredients:

Distress inks:  Faded Jeans Oxide, Bundled Sage, Tea Dye Oxide
Close to My Heart stamp sets:  Toadstools & Sweet Dreams
Versamark ink
Ranger Mushroom embossing powder

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today! And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 7/26 until 7/31 until 8/3

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thanks a latte! with Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch

Good morning, I have a cup of coffee for you this morning!  I am not a coffee drinker.  Caffeine gives me the shakes.  I do enjoy a nice sugary creamy cup of vanilla decaf every once and a while but all that sugar and cream is not something I need to get in the habit of drinking every day. My hubby on the other hand...straight up black!  He likes dark roast, too!  Oh so bitter to me! 

Here's the sketch I used for this card. Try Stampin on Tuesday also suggested the theme of dainty and neat.  Well, that didn't work for me this time around.  I used this sketch as a springboard for a swap I am in with the theme of drinks.  I almost went with a summery fruity drink as I have a great sentiment that says "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" but I was already playing with my Distress inks and water so a coffee stained panel worked out perfectly.
Despite the fact I don't drink coffee, I own almost all the Tim Holtz coffee products.  This particular one is a stamp and die blueprint sketch combo set.  I felt funny cutting off the "blueprint" parts but it didn't turn out too bad.

Since this was for a swap I made half a dozen cards.  I only need 3 or 4 so I had a couple left over, here is another version.  I used all the same products but distress watercolor looks different on the different panels.

I decided to cut the sleeve out of the same corrugated paper.  I wanted the sentiment to stand out a bit against all the browns, although still brown, I stamped with a very dark ink and embossed in a transparent brown.

Distress ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Coffee Time stamp and die set
Fiskars Latte love stamp (sentiment)
Mix'd Media Truffle ink
Clear Bark embossing powder
coffee cup paper is called Sand & Surf I believe but I can't find the brand
Creative Memories papers (about as old as you can get)
pearl bling
corrugated kraft and french vanilla card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 7/17 until 7/31 (every single product is OLD!)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dylusions Snarky card with Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch

Good morning!  Today is my inspiration for the latest sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge .  The stamp set I used has been on my wish list for quite sometime.  Every time I see it in the store I want it...finally I found it on clearance!  And....this sketch was so cute and fun and versatile I made two cards.  Both cards use the same Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 Poppy stack but with entirely different color palettes.

This first version is very summery!

Here's the sketch:

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Here's my second card.  I love the greens and blues.

Dylusions Clearly More Quotes stamp
Colorbox Doodlebug Tangerine and Limeade
Recollections Carnelian and Pesto pearl embossing powders
Spellbinders Stampin Up Banner and label twenty
Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy 6x6 stack
Quick Quotes Orange slice and Green leaf chalking inks

Thanks so much for checking out my card today and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge!