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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct Q club

Hello,  With this months Q club kit I created three projects, a mini book in a box, a 12 X 12 layout and a large tag.

All Three projects

Minibook in a box

 Theses are the pages of the mini book, the pages are attached to the box.

The second project is a 12 X 12 layout,

 The third project is a large tag,  I tried to use all of the materials within the kit. 

The pumpkins and gourds came from the dollar tree,  the flowers and the netting were from 
Quick Quotes private reserve. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes Quotes from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you love working with Quick Quotes and would love to get paper and embelishments then Q club is for you. 


Monday, October 10, 2016

TH Mann & Co

Hello Quick Quote friends, today I am going to share with you a double layout that was inspired by our monthly challenge for October. The monthly challenge is to be inspired by "music". My layout is TH Mann and Co. My husbands family is from Bielfeld Germany. The home of the piano factory in which this beautiful piano was created in 1856. The factory was destroyed during WWII. The Steinway is now housed in what remained of the original factory. Five piano's got out of the country when they emigrated to America.

Our Family name on the front of the piano as well as engraved into 
the floor of the inside of the piano,

Double layout

Supplies Used:
Patterned paper : 49 Shades of Grey
  49 Shades of Grey SH100
  49 Shades of Grey SH101
  49 Shades of GreySH102
  49 Shades of GreySH104
  49 Shades of GreySH105
  49 Shades of Grey 500
  49 Shades of Grey Chipboard Die Cuts
  49 Shades of Grey Die Cut Stickers

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope that you are inspired to create with music in some way.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spooky Cards

Hi crafty friends, I have enjoyed making home decor for Halloween, I turned my creative juices to create Halloween Cards. I used BoBunny's "Wonderfully Wicked" paper collection.

 This card is a 5 X 5, the base card is black card stock, and three layers of pattered paper,  all the edges where distressed using a distressing tool. I used an orange organza ribbon along with a thin green silk ribbon wrapped around two layers then accented with a BoBunny blossom & a tag with "have a frightfully fun Halloween stamped on it.  I used glossy accents on the chipboard witch, and spider. I also used glossy accents on the spider web that is peeking through the distressed paper. 

This card is 5.5 X 5.5" base card is black card stock, I used 1 layer of patterned paper,  I used glossy accent on the skull that was on the paper, I used a stencil and heavy gel medium to get the pattern on the paper, I used BoBunny Bronze glimmer spray to darken the pattern. I used black cheese cloth dropped over the right side of the card along with a bony hand, black garland and a BoBunny blossom to finish off the card. 

This card is standard 4.25 X 5.5, I used black card stock then layered 1 piece of patterned paper with a small piece of paper as an accent on the left, I used several pieces of embellishments from the collection, using glossy accents on parts of the embellishments, finishing the card with a blossom & a purple ribbon. 

Supplies Used:
BoBunny patterned paper : Wonderfully Wicked
BoBunny Blossoms
Craft Ribbon - orange organza,  Purple craft Halloween Ribbon,  Green satin Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Plastic Bones - the Dollar Tree
Garland - Michals 
Black Cheese Cloth - The Dollar Tree

Have fun decorating for Halloween, 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sweet Moments

Hi creative friends I am here today to share some tea time party embellishments. Tea Time is a time of friendships,  building new one's & kindling old ones. A tea party consist of tea, ice tea or even hot chocolate, petit sandwiches, & little dessert's.  Music playing softly either by a cd or a string quartet.

Make new friends and keep the old, One is silver and the other old ~ Old Rhyme

teared cake plate

An teapot invitation, with a large teapot place mat, teacup treat holder & a name place marker.

Teatime is the occasion to enjoy your most beautiful lace, linens,  china cups, 
saucers, plates and platters & teapots, they don't even have to match,
With this pretty party theme tea, I have created a teared cake stand, 
a teacup treat holder, a place mat, & a name place setting. I created this set using BoBunny Sweet Moments paper collection.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy a tea party invite new friends & old alike, dress up & have fun,

Have a great blessed day, 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Colors of Fall

Hi, thanks for stopping by, I am here to share todays project "Colors of Fall" four fall cards,
fall is such a pretty time of year with the weather changing, which means all the trees are changing colors as well. I created them using Tim Holtz die " Tattered Leaves" and the new paper collection by Quick Quotes "Earth Wind Fire".

The view of all four cards, I used earth wind fire and the Tim Holtz die "Tattered Leaves". With each card the back ground was created by using many the scraps. I used the scraps in many different directions creating unique backgrounds. I then used a larger piece of the paper to layer over the unique backgrounds to layer the leaves and the letters of fall.

 Card 1

Each of the leaves has been distressed with Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  The leaves tied with a thin string distress with PowderPuff Chalking Ink, This was repeated on all four of the cards with the exception that Bard Board Chalking Ink was used instead of Navy.

 Card 2

 Card 3

Card 4

Listed below are the supplies I used for these cards. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes paper collection "Earth Wind Fire" ***New
      QQP - EW 100
      QQP - EW 102
      QQP - EW 103
      QQP - EW 105
      QQP - EW 106
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Inks
     2016 Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink
     2016 Barn Board  Chalking Ink

Thank you for sharing this time with me today, have a great day.

Kathi Mann

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words

Hello crafty friends, today I am sharing an altered wooden board. It is so easy to create with anything,  by just adding lettering, flowers, embellishments, & photo's. They are good for gift giving with a personal touch.

On this I used vinyl letters I got from Craft Warehouse, years ago, flowers & roses from Kraft Supplies 4 U. Lace & trim from KS4U & paper mart.

Supplies Used:
Wooden board 
Rose Trim - Paper Mart
Red Bling from my stash
Chipboard flourish - from my stash
Vinyl Letters - Craft Warehouse
KS4U Supplies - 
Metal Scissors
Cotton lace
Pearl Sprays

I hope that this inspires your creativity today, thanks for stopping by. 

God Bless

Monday, September 26, 2016

Heart tags or Magnets

Hello & Welcome today I am sharing four hearts that could be used for either tags or packages or a magnet could be added to the back very easily to use on your refrigerator. These could also be added to layouts or cards.

View of all four 

These hearts fit in the palm of your hand. I used a sizzix die to make the hearts, I layered 4 layers together to create a strong tag/embellishment. I had a lot of fun adding different elements to these hearts, let your imagination go.

Supplies Used:
Sizzix die - Heart with wings #2
Tim Holtz tickets
Tim Holtz ideology ceramic man
KS4U- Roses (Blue, Pink, Coral, Ivory & Brown
KS4U metal charms - Antique Bike, Scissors, Butterfly 
KS4U - heart dollies
KS4U - Pearl sprays

Thanks for Watching, I hope that you will try to make some of these cute embellishments.