Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Off the Page with Dana!

Hi Quick Quotes fans! 

Dana here today sharing an album I created with the gorgeous Cracklin' Rose collection, the Quick Quotes Family Bundles and some of the new PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I was inspired to create this album when I read one of the vellum quotes by Patsy Gaut from the Quick Quotes Family Bundle.

My family is like a book;
My children are the pages.
The pictures of them are the words,
That last throughout the ages.
The cover now will keep them safe,
Each phrase and smile I'll savor,
And look back through the generations
To see which one they favor.

I attached the quote to the front cover along with some chipboard photo corners, part of the Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts.

I had several partial sheets of patterned paper and cardstock from the Cracklin' Rose collection, and rather than cut the papers to a uniform size, I used them as they were.  I really like the different sized pages.  I stitched this book together, and along with the Quick Quotes patterned papers and cardstock, I also added some patterned vellum, a doily, a tag, an envelope and a piece of cardboard packaging that I had on my scrap desk.

I used several different sized photos, both recent and vintage family pictures, and tucked in some old family postcards into the envelope for safe keeping.  I embellished the pages with quotes from the Family Bundle, which includes both vellum and cardstock pieces!  I also added Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts and Cracklin' Rose Stickers to several of the pages.  The Family Bundle and the Cracklin' Rose collection share the same color palette and many of the same patterns, so they complement each other perfectly.

I used three of the new PowderPuff Chalk Inks to edge the pages of this album.  I used Dusty Rose on the damask patterned quote.  The punched scallop trim is highlighted with Java, a delicious dark brown.  The Coconut White really pops on dark patterned papers like the black and grey houndstooth pattern.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts - CR802 (Available 3/20)
Cracklin' Rose Stickers - CR803 (Available 3/20)
Quick Quotes Family Bundle - QB02 (Available 3/20)
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalk Ink - POW29 (Available 3/20)
Java PowderPuff Chalk Ink - POW32 (Available 3/20)
Dusty Rose PowderPuff Chalk Ink - POW33 (Available 3/20)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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