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!


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

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Liz


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KathleenK said...

I am loving the canvas flower/star.
thanks so much for the idea.
congratulations on being a guest designer. keep up the good work

Suzy said...

Welcome to the team this month Liz!! Your burlap star tutorial is FANTASTIC! :) Can't wait to see more of your work.
-Suzanne, QQdt

Jan Hennings said...

welcome :) Love your beautiful style :)

Quick Quotes said...

Hi Liz and welcome!!! What a cute burlap embellishment!

We are excited to have you join us this month. : )

Adora Concepcion said...

Welcome to QQ Liz! thanks for the tutorial and your layout is beautiful!!!


Liz said...

Welcome as GD to Quick Quote I am a pop in pop out Gal looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this month!

Barb Craft said...

Hi Liz! I love the way you pushed yourself to "think outside the box" for this LO! Your tutorial is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

barb :)

Misty Anderson said...

Liz, I really like the tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Karan Gerber said...

Welcome to the team this month Liz!! Your burlap star tutorial is awesome! :)

Can't wait to see more of your work.

Christine said...

Great tutorial Liz!

Liz said...

Thanks everyone :) You know how to make a girl feel loved!

sbullis said...

Hi Liz, I am loving the burlap star. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I also love QuickQuotes. They have such awesome product and wonderful ideas. I will be waiting for your next post.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Hi Liz!! Awesome tutorial. I love what you do with the burlap. Can't wait to see your next Quick Quotes post!