Thank you for visting my blog. I am fortunate to have friends that love to craft. I hope to meet new frinds as time passes. I have been an avid scrapbooker & crafter since July 1996. Thanks Char. I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy crafting as I have.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mulberry "Love" Cards

Hello, crafty friends, today I am sharing with you two Valentines cards, I used the new paper line by Quick Quotes. Mulberry. I love the rich colors in this collection.

I started out with a 5.5 X 5.5" yellow/gold base card then I layered a 5 X 5" mulberry paper QQP-MB105 then used the opposite side displaying the strip side up. I cut three hearts from QQP-MB 103 and MB105,  used QQP-MB100 for the flourishes and the word "love". PowderPuff chalking inks distressed the edges of the mulberry paper.  Blue Moon and Berry Jam were the two chalking inks used on these two cards.

On the word "Love" I cut out the word out four times out of QQP-MB100 then layered them to make the word thicker and stronger. Finished the card with a small white lace trim and three roses.

Card 2 is also a 5.5 X 5.5 yellow card base, layered with QQP-MB105 then QQP-MB103. The edges where distressed with a distressing tool then inked with Blue Moon PowderPull Chalking ink. The sentiment was stamped with Blue Moon Chalking ink on a layered label using QQP-MB100 and QQP-102 chalking the edges of both labels with Berry Jam and blue moon chalking ink. The labels where layered over Venice lace.

Card 2 was finished off with two yellow roses and one blue rose with a blue organza ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
 Mulberry paper pack QQP-MB100 QQP-MB102, QQP-MB103 and QQP-MB105
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Berry Jam - Blue Moon is from an old stash I have.

BoBunny Dies Fanciful and Belief
Stampin Up Stamp Set - Sending love
KS4U - lace, trim and roses 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Beautiful Elegance

Welcome crafty friends, today I am sharing with you a altered cigar box,  I painted the box with Pentart Metal creamy acrylic paint. Next the box was covered with patterned paper by Quick Quotes "49 Shades of Grey".

Full view of the top of box. Glossy accents was used to cover the ladies face. 

Close up of appliqué - I used distress black soot ink (refill ink) to dye the appliqué . Embellishing with black gears, metal key and butterfly and roses that matched the paper line. 

A stripped bow was placed on the photo then embellished with roses and flowers. The flowers were created with perfect petal die and brads for the centers.  Metal embellishments was placed around the flowers and the bow. 

The photo on the left is the front of the box, the large flower is cut from the paper line using Extra large tattered floral die.  The lace was dyed using distressing ink black soot diluted with water to create a grey lace, then a rose trim was added over the grey lace to finish off the altered box. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes " 49 shades of Grey QQP SH100 and QQP SH105  
                          49 Shades of Grey paper scrapes for the flowers
                           49 Shades of Grey Chipboard

Other supples used:
Wood Cigar Box
White lace 
Rose Trim 
Metal Embellishments - black gears, key, butterflies
White Aplique 
Roses - orange - coral - green - grey - ivory
Ivory Ribbon 
Glossy accents
Pentart Creamy Acrylic paint "metal"

Thanks for stopping by and joining us.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Fishing is Life in Color

Welcome, today I am sharing with you a layout I created using BoBunny paper collection "Life in Color"  This paper is beautiful it would be a great paper to use with zoo photo's or a safari, or an aquarium.

Full view of the 12 X 12 layout.

Close up of the photo's, framed with a large frame from the collection and a chipboard frame, fishing on the Columbia River, (Portland, OR) the flowers where made using BoBunny die Perfect Petals, using BoBunny Aqua & Emerald Brads for the center of the flowers

Letter disc embellish the layout in several areas. the elephant was cut out placed on black card stock  and raised up on pop dots, with a die cut crown using Royal die embellished with rhinestone and glossy accents. sits on the elephants head. 

Thanks for stopping by, if you like this collection check out www.BoBunny.com for this collection as well as the other 5 new collections. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Listen to your Heart

Welcome Quick Quotes friends, Kathi here today to share with you my 12 X 12 canvas layout. I prepared the canvas by painting white gesso then I used stencils with DAP Speckling paste to create the back ground. I then used several colors of sprays to finish the background.

Using Quick Quotes Whistlin Dixie paper collection I began to layer  QQP-WD102 as my base paper, adding a photo I then made flourish and a blooming heart using  QQP-WD100 to create flourishes to accentuate the photo. I finished off the layout by using Sugar & Gold Glimmer Spay.

 Close up of the flourish and the blooming heart.
Close up of the butterfly and the large clock

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
    Whistlin Dixie Paper Collection
    Whistlin Dixie Chipboard Cutouts

Petaloo let your imagination Bloom mixed textured - Ivory

Intricate Dollie
Dies to cut the flourish  by BoBunny & heart by Stampin Up
   Distress stain - Barn Door
   Distress stain - Cracked Pistachio
   BoBunny - Frost Glimmer Spray
   BoBunny - Sugar Glimmer Spray
   Dylusions - Crushed Grape
Stackable Stencils -
DAP Spackling Paste

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Loaded Envelope Tutorial

Hello crafty friends this is a tutorial for the loaded envelope. 

 Front of Loaded Envelope

Cut the front panel 8.5 X 9.5 Score the panel at .5 - 1- 7 - 7.5 and 8" on the 8.5" side and .5"
on one side of the long" side.

Back of envelope

Cut the second panel at 7" X 9" score on the 7" side at .5" and 6.5"

Small pocket
Cut the small pocket at 8" X 4.5" score at .5 - 1" - 7" - 7.5" score on the long side at .5"

Large Pocket

Cut the fourth & last piece of paper at 8" X 6.5" score on the 8" side at .5" - 1" - 7" and 7.5" and score on the 6.5" side at .5"

Once all pieces are cut and scored the small pocket goes on the front of the panel and the large pocket goes on the back panel. You will have a gusted on both side once the panels are put together. On the front of the front panel you can create it panel as you like. I cut down approximately 3" then put in 3 to 4 holes on each side of the cut line.  Then you can curve up the sides by the  cut line then lace ribbon to create a laced corset look.  Cut a patterned paper to fit both panels and both pockets. Fill the envelope with things you will create such as tags, cards, goodie bags, let your imagination soar. you can decorate the loaded envelope pocket as you wish. Enjoy. 

Best Things in Life

Good day crafty friends, I have used Quick Quotes Winter Wishes Collection.**

12 X 12 Layout highlighting Quick Quotes Winter Wishes. Using Two pieces of 12 X 12 paper Winter Wishes QQP-W1100 & QQP-W1101**

Using a balloon die as a template, bling was glued to the balloon. The balloon was placed adjestant to the photo.

The butterfly was placed over three roses. a thin layer of glue was painted on the butterfly for the glitter to adhere to.  The roses were placed over the layered paper.

White, Fuchsia, & Blue roses were added underneath the stamped sentiment and meshed bling finished the layout both at the top and the bottom of the layout.

Quick Quotes ** Winter Wishes - is a new paper line.
Sizzix die - labels, butterfly, labels 2
Accu-cutt - large tag
Mesh Bling

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Valentine Gift Set

Hi, It's that time of year and love is in the air. Love is an expression of an intense feeling of deep affection. There are many ways to express such intense affection.  These valentine gift set is for those who want to share their affection with those they care about.  This gift set consist of a large tag, a shaped gift tag, two small embellishments and a dangle charm.

The red pouch was made from red burlap(KS4U) lace trim with a row of pink mesh plink attached to the lower lace trim. around the middle of the bag a rainbow mesh bling was added.   the corners of the center was turned down to create a V the bag enter embellishments on top of the rainbow mesh bling consist of a small paper heart, roses leaves an sprays.

Large tag embossed with a beautiful heart. The tag was then distressed with distress ink "festive berries." distress ink by Tim Holtz.

a charm dangle was attached to the large distressed tag. Many charms were attached to the chain.
all charms came from KS4U, bronze keys, an anchor, rose, steampunk  clock, black gears, beads

The shaped gift tag was created by using a Sizzix die "Heart with Wings #2" I cut out 5 layers of the die glued together to create a chipboard, the chipboard was then covered with patterned paper. The tag was then embellished with roses, sprays, charms and a Tim Holtz ticket. On the back of the tag 

Two tiny embellishments, a mini frame & a placard. On the mini frame distressed with white gesso and metallic rub on's.  Finished by adding 3 roses in two corners. On the LIVE placard it was distressed with white gesso on the corrugated board & painted with metallic red acrylic paint.

Supplies Used:
Mesh Bling

Embellishments from my stash
Die Cuts: