Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sizzix Rain or Shine with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Here's a clean and simple card I made using an embossing folder and matching die set from Sizzix.  




Here's the inspiration I used for this card:


Ingredients:
Sizzix Rain or Shine embossing folder and die set
Distress inks:  Mustard Seed and Broken China
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Buttercup

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Heartfelt Creations with Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge

Good morning dear readers!  Today I have for you another Heartfelt Creations creation with the latest Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch.  I started with a DCWV square partial glitter card base.  I added washi tape and a die cut sentiment.  The real work was in the peacock and daisies.


I used alcohol inks and colored the peacock layer after layer.  I cut my leaves out of vellum and inked on the backside of them.  I added some yellow distress glitter to the center of the flowers.


Here's the sketch:


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Here's a close up of my cluster:



Ingredients:
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies and Feathery Swirls Stamps and dies
Recollections Pearl Sapphire embossing powder
DCWV card base
Recollections washi tape
Spellbinders Phrases One die
Bazzill Blue card stock
Various alcohol markers:
Hobby Colour:  Pear Green
SU Touch Twin:  G46
Chromatix:  Evergreen 2, Peacock?, Sapphire 2, Mango 1
Distress marker Weathered Wood
glitter 

leaves:
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies
vellum
Distress inks Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint
Stampin Up Pretty Pearl embossing powder
Brillance Moonlight White ink

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge!


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2017/03/for-anything-with-wings.html until 3/30


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thank you card using Paper Play Sketch #38

Happy Day!  Here's a second card using the same card kit as yesterday. I used a current sketch challenge from Paper Play Sketches and created this sweet card.




Here's the sketch I used:


I received almost all the materials in the card from Cheryl Phillips in a card swap kit.  The sentiment is a Cricut cut from Baby Shower.  I used my own vanilla textured card base and some ribbon from Quick Quotes.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A birdie hello with Freshly Made Sketch #279

Happy Sunday!  I had a chance to play a bit this weekend.  I am not able to lift or move around much so I had some card kits handy on my desk to play with when I felt well enough.  I thought this turned out pretty.



Here's the sketch I used:


Most of the ingredients for this card came from a card kit swap I received from Cheryl Phillips.
I added them to my own vanilla textured card stock base.  I added the ribbon and the wood embellishment.  I colored the hello with Quick Quotes Carribean Blue chalking ink.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Quick Quotes Beauty in bloom

Good morning Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia blogging today with a long and lovely spring card.  The new Mulberry Paper Pack has the most versatile papers.  This beautiful floral print was the perfect starting point for a spring flower card.


I used three dimensional dies to create these flowers. Here's the steps I took:
  1. Cut paper with various dies
  2. Ink edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
  3. Roll the flower around a skewer for these tiny flowers
  4. Use a drop of hot glue at the base to keep the flower in place
  5. Allow to cool and shape the petals with your fingers
  6. Ink edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks again!
  7. Insert a drop of glue and pearl bead in the center
  8. Adhere to project with glue dots



Here's an even closer look at these flowers.  They are so much fun to make, I get carried away and have several left for another project.  I also added a pearl to the center of Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishment flower.


Quick Quotes products used:

other products:
Spellbinders itty bitty flowers and leaves dies
pearl beads
Recollections eggplant pearl embossing powder
Memory Makers Flower Patch stamp
Tutti designs stitched banner dies
ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by!



The Sky is the Limit

Good morning!  Alicia with your inspiration today.  I have a created a Spring scene with several dies from the Dies R Us store.  I started with Lawn Fawn Stitched Kite dies and designed from that element.


On my first card, I cut my kite out twice, once in silver and once in a stamped image.  I then inlaid the stamped version in the frame of the silver.  


On this second card, I used a stamped frame from one die and a solid kite background from another die.  There are so many options with this set.  I kept a little bag of extra parts for the next time I play with my kite die.



Dies R Us Products used:

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Kite Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Kite dies

Avery Elle - Pierced Cloud
Avery Elle Pierced Cloud



Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Stitched Rectangle Layers
Memory Box Dies Open Studio Stitched Rectangle

Other ingredients:
Stampin Up Tie Dye stamp set
Avacado Arts stamp set
Creative Memories paper
Ranger Raven ink
white and misc card stock
foam dots


Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Birthday Bash blog hop with Connie Can Crop




Welcome to the 
Birthday Bash Blog Hop

We hope you are ready to celebrate Birthdays with the biggest Bash around!!
This hop is full of Balloons, Cake, Presents, Smiles and more!
So let's make a wish and blow out the candles
as we celebrate another year of birthdays!! 

  You should have arrived from Veronica's blog.
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I recently participated in a swap that entailed using the Double Dutch fold.  I made several of these bright balloon birthday cards.  I stamped my sentiment on the inside.



Here's a copy of the video I used:   Double Dutch Fold



Ingredients:
We R Hip Hip Hooray collection
Stampin Up Balloon Celebration and punch
Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
Stampin Up ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush
Momento Pear Tart ink
Tutti Stitched banners dies
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Green with Envy, Blue Lagoon, Lemonade, Maraschino Cherry
floss and foam dots


 Up next is my good friend Sue!

Here's our line up in case you get lost:


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, March 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sparky~licious!


Good morning! Alicia here today with a scrapbook page featuring my new dog Sparky.  When I saw the Frantic Stamper Bobble Head Sweet Pea die, I had to have it!  My Sparky looks just like Sweet Pea.  It was hard to get a good picture of Sparky, he is always wagging his tail and his black fur makes his face disappear.


I cut my die with white card stock and colored with alcohol markers.  I left a few spots white right where Sparky has white patches.  Since my little guy is black and white, I kept the layout black and white with just a splash of red.  I have been hoarding this adorable paper and using the Tutti Designs Dies Nesting Stitched Banner die as a background for my Sweet Pea was perfect!


Dies R Us products used:


Frantic Stamper - Dies - Bobble Head Sweet Pea
Frantic Stamper Dies Bobble Head Sweet Pea

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Doggy Accessories
Frantic Stamper Dies Doggy Accessories
 Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Banners
Tutti Designs Dies Nesting Stitched Banners


Other Ingredients:
Heidi Swapp stencil and Art-C pearl embossing paste
Quick Quotes 49 Shades of Grey papers
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff Chalking ink
Creative Memories Swirly White Sticker letters
washi tape and wood embellishment
enamel dots and glossy accents
Prima black alcohol marker


Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

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CHALLENGE BLOG
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quick Quotes, Art-C and Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Good morning!  Today I have inspiration from Michelle's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I took the opportunity to mix up the media on this one with what is left from an Art-C Ephemera collage kit.  I used some new Quick Quotes paper for the background.






Here's this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge




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I inked up the wood "love" with Quick Quotes Seabrook Powderpuff chalking ink for a perfect match!



Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Windsong 101 paper and button
Quick Quotes Seabrook and Biscotti Powderpuff Chalking inks
Art-C Ephermera Collage kit
kraft card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2017/03/challenge-254-book-pages.html until 3/11



http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2017/03/challenge-150-dots-andor-stipes.html until 3/19


Don't forget to join us at Atlantic Hearts Challenge!


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Alicia

Off the Page: Quick Quotes Nautical Birdhouse



Alicia here today with a nautical themed bird house.  I used the Anchors Aweigh collection along with some nautical embellishments to create this lovely home decor.  I have the perfect person in mind to gift this object d'art.  I think the colors and nautical theme are a perfect match.

I started by chalking the edges I was going to leave exposed.  I also chalked the interior of the hole so it would not be bare.  It was refreshing to chalk this instead of paint and the drying time saved was a fantastic bonus.  


I cut and measured paper for all the sides.  I marked where the holes were and cut them out before chalking the all the paper edges and adhering to the bird house.  I used a paper straw as the perch.  I found the perfect metal porthole to embellish the hole. I cut and layered some papers, added anchor stickers placed on all four sides.  I shaped a strip of paper to layer on the bottom.  Finally, I added a little washi tape to some of the edges.


I hope I have inspired you to create your own beautiful home decor with paper!  It was really easy and fun to create.



Quick Quotes Products used:

other ingredients:
Prima metal nautical embellishments
Pierced circle dies
washi tape
paper straw
anchor stickers
circle cutter

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thank you so much for stopping by!