Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Challenge 36

Happy February to you!  It's time for our new Friday Challenge here on the blog!

It's the first Friday of the month and time to reveal our new challenge, but first we have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge #35 "A Bright and Shiny New Year!".


Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our
randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate winner*:


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations winners!!!

Please email 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


Happy Friday Everyone! Barb here today to host the February Challenge!

I am a HUGE fan of PowderPuff Chalking Inks! I think I use them on every project I do! And I was pretty excited when I heard rumors that Quick Quotes was releasing some new colors!! Yay!! Well, those rumors inspired this months challenge…. 

Ink It Up!

We would love to see you use some kind of ink on your card, layout or off the page project! You can stamp with ink, paint with ink, mist with ink… if it involves ink, you can submit it for this month's challenge!

Here is my take on the challenge….

I found a series of photos of my little girl playing with a big red balloon. I really liked this photo but was a little sad that the balloon had gotten cut out of the photo… then I had an idea! I created my own balloon!

Here is where you are going to see how I put the PowderPuff Chalking Inks to work! I took a very wet paintbrush that I inked up with Maraschino Cherry PowderPuff Chalking Ink and created a messy painted background for my photo. I used the same technique to color in the hearts with Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I used Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink to stamp the arrows and I inked all the way around the layout with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink!

I love the way my balloon turned out! I cut out a heart shape from a sheet of paper from the Be Bold Collection. I also cut a transparency heart the same size and stitched them together. Before I completely stitched my pocket shut, I added some blue heart "confetti" that I made from a heart punch and paper from the Be Bold Collection.

I glued down a few of the hearts on the larger red heart to prevent all of the mini blue hearts from falling all the way to the bottom.

I can't wait to see what you create for my Ink it Up Challenge! You could win a prize from Quick Quotes for playing along!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Be Bold 400, 700
Patterned Paper: Pattern Perfect 400
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Maraschino Cherry, Coal Miner, Midnight Confessions, Baja Blue

Other Supplies Used:
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Simple Stories, KI Memories
Bakers Twine: AmericanCrafts
Stamps: Elle's Studio
Black Pen

Have a fun, creative weekend!


Friday Challenge 36:
  • Create a project and INK IT UP! (Stamp it, smear it, swipe it, you get the idea, just use some ink 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 (1) entry per person, per challenge please.
We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:59 pm PST on 2/25.

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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Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

I love this Barb! I am happy the balloon was cut out of the picture...otherwise you probably wouldn't have created such a darling layout!

Great challenge to "ink it up"...I will be back to play along!

Donna said...

Congrats ladies!

Barb I love the twine, super cute!

SandeeNC said...

LOVE your LO Barb, so creative and fun! I am honored to be a top 3 and displaying my badge!

Debbie Adams said...

Hi Barb, I love the pics of your daughter so cute. And your layout is awesome. I am so glad I was introduced to QQ.:D I am the winner of $25 gift prize for January. :D Yea!! I didn't see who to email and not sure if there is a code I need to enter when placing my order. Can someone please email me at
Thank you
Deborah Adams