Friday, April 5, 2013

Winners and Friday Challenge 26!

Friday greetings!  We have the winners to announce from Challenge 25 for you and a whole new Challenge to get your creative energy going.

Friday Challenge 25

Winner & Top 3

Winner of the $25 online gift certificate* to

Entry #3 - Denise Coulter!!!


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"


Winners, please e-mail within 7 days
to claim your prize or Top 3 Badge.

Check out our all new challenge below!


Friday Challenge #26

Hi Quick Quotes fans! Dana here today to introduce the challenge for the month of April.

April is National Poetry Month, so to celebrate the vast body of poetry produced by current and past poets, the Quick Quotes Team challenges you to include a verse of poetry, or an entire poem, on your project. The poetry can be written by Quick Quotes' very own Patsy Gaut, a favorite poet, a friend or family member, a child or yourself!

I created a card for this challenge that was inspired by a Patsy Gaut poem. I found the poem in the Quick Quotes Inspire Bundle. I created this card with the 6x6 Cracklin' Rose Cardstock Weight Paper Stack. The poem from the Inspire Bundle did not quite match my color palette, so I printed the poem onto a piece of coordinating cardstock from the 6x6 Cracklin' Rose Cardstock Weight Paper Stack for use on my card.

In addition to coordinating cardstock, the 6x6 Cracklin' Rose Cardstock Weight Paper Stack also includes several pages of beautifully designed journaling cards and tags that can be easily cut for projects.  I used a journaling card with a decorative edge on my card to help draw the eye to the poem.  I added pearls to highlight the printed edge of the journaling card.

I created this flower with my Kiwi Lane Mini Madison Ave. Border Template. I wanted to create something other than a flat decorative edge border with my template set. There are several designs in each template set that would yield some unique petal shapes! The 6x6 Cracklin' Rose Cardstock Weight Paper Stack was the perfect size paper for the flower petals and saved me from cutting into a full 12x12 sheet of patterned paper.

If you would like to create a similar flower for a project of your own, you can do so in a few simple steps.

Step One: Choose a border template, or create your own design, and trace 5 strips onto the back of a 6x6 patterned paper. My strips measure about 1.5-inches by 6-inches.

Step Two: Cut the strips apart and ink the edges with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

 Step Three: Cut a 1-inch slit, every inch, along the top of the decorative edge of each paper strip.

Step Four: Use a 1.5-inch round embellishment for the flower center. I used a piece of cork. Wrap each petal strip around the flower center, gluing as you go. Once dry, curl the flower petals away from the flower center.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
6x6 Cracklin' Rose Cardstock Weight Paper Stack
Bloody Mary PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Let's get creative!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday Challenge 26:
  • Create a project and include a verse of poetry or an entire poem
  • You can create a layout, card, mini album or altered art, just include poetry on your project
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge. 
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One entry per person, per challenge please.  

We can't wait to see what you create this month!


The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 fave' button to display at their own blogs + everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.

Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop at !!!

Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.  
If you live outside the US and want to play, you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. 
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 

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Lynn said...

I love the idea for this challenge and I loved Dana's card. It's so pretty and I loved the way she made the flower! Such a creative way to use the templates.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Awesome card Dana! I love the flower.

Denise said...

Oooh!! So excited! Thank you so much! Love Quick Quotes paper, vellum quotes, and awesome chalks! Dana, your flower is GORGEOUS!

Liz said...
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Barb Craft said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Dana... your card is beautiful!! LOVE the way you created the flower! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

barb :)