Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August Guest Designer: Liz Kennedy

Introducing...  August Guest Designer:


Liz Kennedy!

My name is Liz Kennedy and I have been a crafting addict for over 15 years. I love living with my boyfriend in our little townhome and having my own space to scrap and craft in. I work full time at a law firm so I need my creative time at home. I am so honored to be a guest designer for my favorite scrapbook company Quick Quotes!

Liz has helped teach at the Novi and Orlando conventions with Quick Quotes and we are so happy to have her with us this month!

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Good Morning!  Liz here and let me start by telling you, I love Quick Quotes!!!

I am so lucky to get to be a guest designer here this month! YAY!! Make sure to check out all my posts with them this month for some goodies at the end :)

They sent me tons of awesome product including this versatile line called Cherry Truffle. I looked at it and I immediately think vintage so I challenged myself to think outside the box on this one.

I started with the quote "Live in the Moment" and went through some pictures. I love this picture of my boyfriend on his new ATV doing a wheelie. It really just embraces the moment!


 
I used a piece of paper on one edge of the velum to help hold it down and a flower in the other corner


Here you can see the paper layers I used and a close up of the wheelie in action! I also inked all the pages in Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink in Mocha Mama.


I love how this burlap "flower" or star turned out and here is how to make it!


I started with 5 strips of burlap, 5 lengths of twine and a dark velum quote cut into, you guessed it, 5 pieces

Here is what the petal looks like without the velum in it

 But I liked a little bit darker look so I added the velum

 And some glimmer mist (in Roll Top Desk)

 Twisted it back up and hot glued it together. You could also use Beacon's, I just didn't want to wait for all of them to dry

 Then I glued my 5 petals together and added some extra burlap in the middle.

 I added a large brad and my twine to finish it all off! Later on my page I added some flowers on top of the brad.

I hope you like the page and my mini tutorial. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment and let me know :)

Check back next week for my next project!

Products Used:
Twinery Twine in Cappuccino
Burlap, flowers and brad from my stash

You can shop these and tons of other great products from Quick Quotes at www.shopquickquotes.com

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Liz



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