Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hooked on Fishing masculine mixed media card

Today I have for you a masculine card.  I recently won images from Altered pages and Unruly Paperarts challenge blog.  I just thought the fish net and fish image went together perfectly! I used Quick Quotes new papers for the background. This card would be perfect for my brother who is an avid fisherman.  In fact, he is ranked one of the top Kayak Bass Fishermen in the State of Tennessee!  

I made some Cricut images, I just love the metallic paper for the hook!  I almost raided my son's tackle box, but I thought that might be a bit dangerous, a paper hook is better.  LOL! The Unstampabelles challenge blog's twist for their Boys will be Boyz challenge is to give some tips on what makes a good masculine card.  I know a lot of people have trouble with masculine cards, I don't seem to have that problem...but maybe because I have to make a lot of masculine cards for all the boys in my life.  My number one tip is to DISTRESS!  I usually go with a darker color for chalking than I would if it were for a female.  Second tip is to avoid feminine embellishments like flowers.  I will still use "bling" but more enamel dots versus light reflecting shapes.  I should have said this one first but start with a masculine image.  It doesn't mean you can't use a butterfly, but if you start with fish, gears, a car, a deer, or other woodland animal you card will probably end up masculine even if you stick a flower on there.  

Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Coal miner, maraschino cherry, tahiti
Cricut images:  fish hook from Sponge Bob and Hooked from Outdoor Man
misc card stock for cuts
fish net

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Top 3

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Quick Quotes Pretty Farmhouse Birthday Card

Good morning!  Alicia posting today with a sweet card I made for a friend's recent birthday.  I was all excited about using my new tattered bow die with Quick Quotes papers!  They are perfect together since you can easily use the reverse side and have a choice of gorgeous bows.

I popped the stickers up by sticking them to card stock first then using pop dots and of course, finishing off with inking the edges with Quick Quotes Chalking Inks.  I also just love the hint of shimmer in the ribbon.  The button is from this month's Club Q,

Quick Quotes products used:

button from September Club Q

Other products used:
Recollections ribbon
Tim Holtz tattered bow die
floss in button from stash

Thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Graphic 45 and Stuck?! sketch layout

I saw these challenges and just had to play!  Here's what I came up with:

Here's the sketch:

Stuck?! also partnered with Scrap our stash for a challenge using LAYERS.
You must use an item for each of the letters in the word.  Here are mine:

L:  Leaves
A: Alpha stickers
Y:  Yellow (spray ink)(flowers)
E: Eyelet felt strip
R: Red bling and flowers
S: Swirl paper

G45 tropical travelouge seaside holiday (frame)
G45 on the boardwalk malt shop
G45 le cirque wizards of wonder
G45 french country flower diecuts
Ranger Butterscotch spray ink
Tim Holtz tattered flower garden (leaves)
Recollections bling
felt eyelet from stash
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Green with Envy, Rusty Nail, Coal Miner, Maraschino Cherry
Creative Memories Alpha stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Froggy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Froggy Blog Hop! 

This  Froggy Hop will run for 2 days. If you came from Sharon's Blog you are in right spot. If you just happen to stop my blog you want to start the fun at Haidee's Blog!!!
We are excited to have you Froggy Hop with us! Each blogger participating in this Froggy Blog Hop is featuring a crafty project having to do with a"froggy" theme.

You'll find  Froggy Unique ideas. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way. 

Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a Prize. Not a must but it would be nice to follow their blogs too.

Now unto my project...

I just love this stamp!  I have 4 stamps by this artist, it was so hard to decide which ones to buy from their booth at a show.  I have been in love with these since I lived in Washington where the artist lives.

I used all kinds of markers, Copic, American Craft alcohol inks, distress ink pens and whatever I had on hand.

Animal Spirit Stamps "Frog" by Sue Coccia
various alcohol markers
Darice embossing folder
Quick Quotes Green with Envy chalking ink
EK Success double sided card stock zucchini/spruce
Spellbinders large scallop rectangle
hand dyed ribbon I won as blog candy...wish I could remember who made it!
blue textured/fabric paper from my stash
Zva Creative leaf bling
brads from stash
chatterbox artsylicious brads
Recollections card base

Now Froggy Hop unto the Next stop Kim!!

Here is the list of the Froggy Hop line up. Just in case if you Froggy Hop off course:

Come back to Haidee's Blog Monday September 28th to see IF you are the WINNER.

Thanks again!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quick Quotes Private Reserve with Sheer Joy

These first two pages are from a page kit sold at the Private Reserve.  It was only $5 and proceeds went to charity!  Don't you love a win/win?

Quick Quotes die cuts are so awesome!  I couldn't have made a better title!

I didn't do much different than the kit illustration, some of my pictures were a different orientation.

The next two pages use the same paper collection Sheer Joy, I purchased the entire pack since it was an older collection that I don't own.

I used a lot of Kiwi Lane templates and scraps for these two.  The second page is the winners photo from the layout contest...I won second for this layout.

Quick Quotes Sheer Joy papers 100, 200, 700, and 800
Quick Quotes chalking inks Baja Blue and Mango Mai Tai
Kiwi Lane templates:  Large Bracket 2, Bracket 2 & 3, Mini Madison Ave 3A, Mini Cascade Trail 2B
Prima flowers
Storytellers Club chit chat letters (using up some stash!)
Recollections bling

These are simple and easy layouts but COMPLETED layouts!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

You Rock on a 5 string Bass

Good morning!  This is a recent birthday card for a friend.  She plays a 5 string bass guitar.  I colored 3 different images trying to get the cherry wood color of her instrument.  This first card is the one I presented to her, she loved it and immediately commented: "This is the same color as mine!" so I would call it successful!

One of the other images was still good enough to make a card, so I made another with a little different embellishments (star bling and washi tape in red).

7 Gypsies Paddington 6x6 stack
docraft papermania musical instrument stamps
Xcut matching die
CTMH You Rock stamp
washi tape
eyelet outlet brad
misc star bling
alcohol markers
glossy white card stock
black ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

B is for Bass

I missed this challenge:
but this is the sketch that I used so I wanted to give credit.

JAI #279

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap card sketch with Kiwi Lane and Owls

Today's the last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap.  A really cute little card sketch!

I made several cards with the sketch.  I have already sent the green one to my sister because she loves owls and hasn't been feeling well.

When you have a good sketch, you can come up with several cards!

Kiwi Lane Delight 1
Pebbles lakeside paper
WeR feeling groovy
Colorbox Razzberry and Citrine inks
Jolee's Stitched owls
Quick Quotes Rusty Nail
Hampton Arts stamps

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

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Friday, September 18, 2015

International Peace Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the

You should have hopped over from Haidee if not you can start with Theresa and the entire line up is at the bottom of the post.

Today's hop is sponsored by

and they are giving away 
one class of the winner's choice from their awesome catalog of classes.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy. 
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too.

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

I made a couple of cards for you today with some of my awesome stash!

When I saw this die and stamp set from Local King Rubber at Stampaway last year, I fell in LOVE!  The bus has to be my favorite die.  I don't get to use it as much as some labels and shapes but I jump at any opportunity to use this one, it is soooo cute!

You can't tell on the first picture so I took one at an angle...the mirrored "glass" in my windows.  Looking at these pics after the fact, I should have backed the peace signs with the same paper, wouldn't that have been cool?

Little Yellow Bicycle Escape
Local King Rubber Summer Vacation stamp and die set
Distress Marmalade ink
Recollections Vintage Green ink
Stampin Up Summer Sun
White card stock
brushed silver card stock
Quick Quotes seafoam, blue moon
silver washi tape

My second card, I had a dream that weird to dream about paper crafting?
It is not completely straight I don't own one of those thing-a-ma-jigs. I was just winging it!

Stampology girl power borders
Colorbox Scarlet, Orange, Canary, Fresh Green, Surf, Purple 
CB Mix'd Media Indigo
Judikins clear detail embossing powder
sticker and ribbon from stash
white card stock

Thanks for stopping by today, your next stop is my dear friend Sharon!

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way.
Nana's Scrap Spot ~

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Quick Quotes September Club Q Underwater Adventure

Good day Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia here today with more of my honeymoon pictures.  I was so excited to see all the new lines from Quick Quotes but Anchors Aweigh immediately had my mind racing with ideas for my honeymoon photos.  I was ripping into my package and playing with this month's Club Q immediately!  I used only the layout portion of Club Q for these four pages.

First my two page layout with some close ups.  If the photos look a little funny, it is a filter on the underwater camera I was using.  It was kind of black and white but with green popping out in places. I thought the seafoam green in the papers just matched these pictures perfectly!  I did use some of my own dies to add to the underwater feel of my layout.

Next a beautiful single photo page with the awesome Quick Quotes die cuts.  These kits just have the most wonderful die cuts.  I especially like the layered pieces.  I did cut the title using my Cricut and the navy paper.  The chipboard piece is just the perfect sentiment for my ocean pic.

Some close ups.

And finally on this layout, I cut one 4x6 picture of the ocean in half for the side pictures and cropped the one of my hubby for the middle.  I used a border punch on mat and a chalk board pen on the journal box. I also used the navy paper to cut the title using my Cricut.  Everything else comes in the Club Q kit:  the brads, the twine, the chipboard tags, and the die cut frames!

Quick Quotes products used:

Other products:
Cricut font
Tim Holtz mover and shapers seahorse, starfish and sand dollar dies
border punch
white chalk board pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!


I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 9/30x

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch with My Mind's Eye

I used this sketch from Mojo Monday while using up the rest of a 6x6 MME paper stack, The Sweetest Thing Bluebell.  I also had the MME enamel dots and other embellishments in the collection.  I used a Stampin Up punch and matching stamp for the sentiment with SU Bayou Blue ink.  

Here are some more cards I made finishing up this paper stack:

Some cool, some not as good but I have used up this paper!!

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!