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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Live In The Moment

Hello, Kathi here to share with you the 12 X 12 layout using chalk inks & stamps.  I started by choosing my paper.  I used paper line "Adventures Awaits". 

Full view - 12 X 12 Layout
Embellishments - gears, charms, chipboards Was placed on with Glossy accents. 
The chipboard I used powderpuff light moss then used glitter paste over the chalking inks. 

Embellishment is a large metal key.

I used PowderPuff chalking Inks Light Moss & Navy, stamping with several stamps, Light moss was used with a diamond stamp, Navy was used with two different flourish stamps. chalking ink was also used on the chipboard.

Flourish & Memories chipboard & was colored with the 2017 Powderpuff Royal Blue Chalking Ink & outlined with Pearlescent sugar. The memories chipboard was chalked with Royal Blue powderpuff chalking ink, the letters where outline with sugar pearlescent. 

I used PowderPuff chalking Ink & glitter paste on the leaves & flourish then stamped a sentiment to the bottom right of the photo Play with any stamps & chalking inks, it can add additional dimension to your project.
I printed the photo with a TS5020 Canon printer.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Adventure Awaits
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink : Royal Blue
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink Light Moss

Other supplies:
TS 5020 Canon Printer
Stamps from my stash
BoBunny Glitter paste emerald
BoBunny Pearlescents - sugar
Chipboard by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Metal embellishments from my stash.

Thanks foe stopping by
Kathi Designer

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mulberry Photo Frame,

Welcome, thanks for stopping by today, today I am sharing with you the photo frame I did for Mothers Day, I used the same paper line I did for the other gifts I created to give my daughter.  Mothers Day is just around the corner.

The paper line is by Quick Quotes is call Mulberry. I used QQP-MB102 for the frame. I used 2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink Royal Blue to color the outside of the frame and 2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink Violet for the edge of the heart on the frame. 

I created the flowers with a flower die from my stash, each flower I distress the edges with the Royal Blue and Violet Chalking Inks, to give it dimension and to add some color. I added a brad in the center of the three large flowers and large pearl drops to the center of the two smaller flowers.   Then added my sentiment from the Mulberry 12 X 12 Quotes & Phases Sheet. 

This photo shows the entire set, I made this just a few projects ago. The set is now complete for Mothers Day. 

Supplies Used:
Pattered Paper: Quick Quotes Mulberry 

Thanks for sharing this time with us today, & Have a Happy Mothers Day.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Adventure Awaits on the Sea

Kathi here to share with you my design for the Clear Scraps blog hop, I enjoyed working with the clear scraps chipboard. I choose the heart. For the love the sea where my adventure started in Florida boarding the Royal Caribbean setting sail for the beautiful Caribbean.  We had a great party abroad the ship, photo on the left, my roommate is pictured on the right. Yumi is from Japan.  With the chipboard heart I used two of the  2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks Bora Bora & Terra Cotta.

Full View

Close up of the Quotes & Phases overlaid with the twine netting.  The frame was colored with Bora Bora Chalking ink.
 I used a die cut anchor cut from a scrap of Adventure Awaits patterned paper cascading from the petaloo flowers & leaves. Bora Bora Chalking Ink distress the anchor and the seahorse die cut. 

A die cut octopi towering over the small sea shells and petaloo flowers.  The octopi was distressed with Terra Cotta Chalking Ink. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
         Bora Bora
         Terra Cotta

Others Supplies:
Petaloo Flowers from Quick Quotes Private Reserve
Twine Netting from Quick Quotes Private Reserve
Small sea shells from my stash
Sea Life Dies from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Flower Caddy

Kathi here to share with you a fun spring flower caddy.  The paper line I used is a Quick Quotes paper "Windsong". a very soft elegant paper line. I used a 7 piece flower die from China. all the flowers I distressed the edges with two of the 2017 Powderpuff Chalking inks.

This is one side of the flower caddy. The caddy was painted black then I painted one side at a time with Elmer's glue. I let it get to a tacking stage them painted a white acrylic paint over the Elmer's glue, I let it dry. As it dries it crackles. I completed each side one side at a time letting each layer dry before moving on to the next side.  A white Venice lace was hot glued to one of the long sides then a black dangle lace was placed over the white lace. I placed three handmade flowers to the upper left of the side of the caddy.

This is one of the short sides looking at the crackle technique  that was done on all three sides.

Close up of the soft flowers.  The flowers cut from Quick Quotes Windsong patterned paper. The edges were distress with 2017 Chalking Inks. Then all the flowers edges had a glue placed 
on each layer of the flowers then dipped in clear glitter. 

The second side I repeated the white Venice lace, place the black dangle lace just on the outside, then flowers where placed on the top of the black lace trim. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes: Windsong
2017 Powderpuff Chalking Inks - Terra Cotta, Slate

Up cycled caddy
lace & trims
white paint

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out Quick Quotes blog.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sand By The Sea

Kathi here to share with you a double layout using Quick Quotes new papers pack "Adventure Awaits". This beautiful blues, greens, rust & white papers with a Sea and nautical theme.

Double Layout

Layout one I used the patterned paper QQP AD102 as the base layout. The photo is a 5 X 7 framed with three layers of patterned paper. On each layer the edges of the paper was distressed using 2017 Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalking Inks. They layer papers are QQP-AD104 was used as the outer layer and the third layer, QQP-AD100 was used as the middle layer. for the  die cuts I used QQP-AD100 & QQP-AD104 2017 powderpuff chalking inks Royal Blue, and Bora Bora.

 Layout 1

Close-up layout 1 Distressed die cuts highlighting the new 2017 Powderpuff Chalking Inks

Layout two - I used the same base paper. Using QQP-AD105 cutting the panels out of the paper using them as my photo mats. The photo mats where added to a 4 X 12" QQP-AD100 paper. The photo mats all flip up to reseal the photo mat underneath. The underside of each mat is a place to add  journaling for each of the photo's. Each of the photo mats was distressed with 2017 Royal Blue  Powderpuff Chalking Ink and a die cut shape was added to each photo mat. The shapes where distressed with the 2016 Barn Board Powderpuff Chalking Ink & 2017 Royal Blue and Bora Bora Powderpuff Chalking Inks.  A strip from the QQP-AD500 "By the Sea we forget to Count the days" was placed on the left hand side of the layout.

 Layout 2

Inside of layout 2 - the open spaces on the backside of each mat is for journaling. Each photo mat has a die cut.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Quotes Page: Quick Quotes "Adventure Awaits" QQP-AD500
2016 Barn Board Powderpuff Chalking Ink
2017 Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalking Ink
2017 Bora Bora Powderpuff Chalking Ink

Canon TS5020 was used to print the photo's

Thanks for joining us today, have a great day & have fun crafting.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Teacher & or Co-worker gifts

Kathi here to share with you a design team project for Quick Quotes,  I created 4 gifts, using quick quotes patterned paper Mulberry.

All 4 projects

Project 1
Pocket Notepad 

Project 2
Pencil/Tablet Set

Project 3
Easel Desk Calendar

Project 4
Pocket Journal 

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes "Mulberry"
2017 Powderpuff Chalking Inks - "Royal Blue" & "Violet"

Ribbon blue & purple

Thanks for stopping by. 

Kathi Mann

Monday, March 13, 2017

Q Club

Hello fellow crafters,

This is my take on this months Q Club, I created 6 page layout

View of All 6 Pages

Page 1
 Page 2

 Page 3

Page 4

 Page 5

 Page 6

Each page the elements were distressed with the New 2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks 

Supplies Used:
Q Club

2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks
       Terra Cotta
       Bora Bora
       Baby Blue

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mulberry Card Set

Welcome crafty friends, I am going to share with you another project using Quick Quotes Mulberry paper stack. I really like the colors in this paper line. I created a set of cards in a cute folder. With in card I used berry jam 2016 PowderPuff chalking ink. The chalking in was also used on the front of the folder on the three layer flower that is the main embellishment.

The folder is made from 1 piece of 12 X 12" card stock. Emulating a clutch purse. It hold four cards, two on each side.  there are two cards with a rich razzleberry card stock and two card with rich creamy ivory card stock.
All four cards

1. Birthday card           2. Thank you card

 3. Hello Card          4. Have a nice day Card.

 All four cards used the same paper QQP -Mulberry paper stack that was either layered on white card stock or the rich razzleberry card stock. I used the same Spellbinders label die cut to create the stacking label and Using 2016 Berry Jam PowderPuff chalking Ink to distress the edges of the labels as well as using it as my stamp color to stamp the sentiments.  Each card was finished with a raspberry ribbon from my Quick Quotes stash.

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
Mulberry Paper Stack
2016 Berry Jam Powderpuff chalking ink

Card stock - Rich Razzleberry & White
Raspberry Ribbon 
Stamps from Stampin Up. 

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to take a look a Quick Quotes at http://www.shopquickquotes.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mulberry Dream

Hello, welcome - today I am sharing with you an altered project. I used the Quick Quotes Mulberry Paper Pack.

Full view

Then parchment roses was placed under the dream/butterfly and to additional area's. Parchment flowers was added to the wire clock, cascading down the left side with a large cluster on the dome of the wire cage. with a single rose with a white organza bow on the right base of the cage. 

Close up of the clock

The butterflies are created with a sizzix die  & layered. The edges of the butterflies are distressed with PowderedPuff chalking ink, Berry Jam or Blue Moon (from my stash 2010 it had been discontinued). 

Dream is colored with Berry Jam chalking ink and clear smooch was added over the whole word.  Smooch was also brushed over the butterflies to make them sparkle. 

The boxes are covered with patterned paper QQP-MB103 and QQP-MB 102. Each of the boxes I distressed the ended of the box with PowderedPuff chalking ink. Venice lace was added to the edge of the box with a flat braided trim. Venice lace was also added to the top of the bottom box.  

The wood line was painted with white acrylic paint then pattered paper was added to the sides and the inside of the lid. Each butterfly was cut our using the patterned paper, layering  different patterned paper to highlight the details of the butterflies. 

Supplies Used:
Quick Quotes:
Mulberry Paper Pack
Berry Jam 2016 PowderPuff Chalking ink

Other Supplies:
Sizzix Butterfly Die
KS4U Parchment flowers , lace, trims,
Chipboard word "Dream" from my stash 
Used shipping boxes
Wood lid from a large marker box
Tim Holtz metal wheels
Metal wire clock cage

Thanks for stopping by today.