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, October 24, 2016

Winter Bliss Christmas Cards

Hello & welcome to the Quick Quotes & Xyron Blog hop,  I have created 2 cards for this blog hop,  using Quick Quotes new collection called "Winter Bliss".

Christmas Cards front view

 These are the Xyron products used on this projects 

61 days until Christmas Day, and 42 days before I mail my Christmas cards out to friends & family.

CARD 1 - Winter Bliss Tree

I started out with a basic white card stock for the card. This card is 4 1/4 X 5 !/2. I cut the blue patterned paper QQP-WI103 to measure 4 X 5 1/4. I then ran it through the big shot using a cuttlebug embossing folder "Snow Flakes" The tree was created with 1/2 strips of paper trimming each of the ends  indicated above,  The numbers of the paper collection I used was QQP-WI105 for the bottom layer working up QQP-WI101 THEN QQP-WI04 and the top layer is the backside of QQP-WI104.
I stamped Merry Christmas with Aqua PowderPuff Chalking Ink on white card stock which was layered on QQP-WI102. A sentiment was also stamped on the inside of the card. The finishing touch to card 1 was a yarn string, buttons and a pink snowflake to top of the tree. 

CARD 2 - Sleigh Ride

Card 2 base card is also a basic white card stock measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 in the landscape position. QQP-WI103 measuring 4 X 51/4" placing the blue paper on to the white card stock layering a piece of patterned paper QQP-WI104 (white with blue diamond/dot side) measuring 3 3/4 X 5" on top of the blue. A piece of white card stock was placed into the embossing folder "Snow Flakes" then layer it over the patterned paper. I cut out the sleigh and reindeer out of QQP-WI 103, running both through the Xyron sticker maker, then placed then on to the Snow flake back ground flying in the air. 
Stamping Merry Christmas with Aqua PowderPuff Chalking ink on white card stock which was layered on to a blue patterned paper. Finishing the card by stamping a sentiment in the inside of the card. 

Supplies Used: Quick Quotes, 
Winter Bliss paper collection **New

Xyron adhesives
White Card Stock
Stampin Up Christmas stamp sets
Cuttlebug Embossing folder "Snow Flakes"

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes & the bog hop with Xryon

Kathi - designer

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,