Friday, March 4, 2016

Quick Quotes Challenge 61

Welcome to the 1st Friday in March and you know what that means!

It's time for a brand new blog challenge. But first, we have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge 60 - "Use Your Scraps!".

Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us! As always your projects are wonderful and we love to see your creations!

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 to the Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb...
Good morning! Alicia here today with the new monthly challenge: Welcome Spring!  I am sure you have all heard the above proverb. March weather can be so unpredictable, so really any weather related project will work with the theme.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, here are some more March weather related sayings:
  • A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
  • As it rains in March so it rains in June.
  • March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
I have designed a few different weather related cards to inspire you.
Rainbow Card featuring Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant 
To make this card:
  • I simply used Feather Gray - PowderPuff Chalking Ink over a raindrop stencil.
  • Next, I layered seven different ovals in rainbow sequence and cut the stack in half.
  • I die cut some clouds and stamped the sentiment. Generously edging every element with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
Rainbow Card featuring Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant 
Quick Quotes Products: 
Celebrate Paper (purple)
Other Products:
My Favorite Things - Raindrops Stencil
Close to My Heart - Rain or Shine Stamp Set
Spellbinders - Cloud and Oval Dies
Ranger Distress Markers: Wilted Violet and Candied Apple
White Card Stock
"Keep Looking Up" 
Keep Looking Up card featuring Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks and Chiffon Collection designed by Alicia O'Bryant 
  • For my second card, I created the background using a template and masks.
  • I used a template to cut the "hill" on scrap white card stock.
  • Next, I used one side of the the cut to mask off the sky, chalked up the grass then I used the opposite cut to mask off the hill and chalk up the sky.
  • Then, I die cut the clouds and sunshine and edged them generously.
  • Once adhered in the position I desired, I cut off the excess.
The Whistlin' Dixie 102 paper made a simply gorgeous sun and clouds! The other blue paper clouds are from the new Chiffon collection.
Keep Looking Up card featuring Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks and Chiffon Collection designed by Alicia O'Bryant 
Quick Quotes Products:
Other Products:
Spellbinders - Sunny Days Dies
Kiwi Lane - Template Sentiments 1A
Stampin! Up - Modern label punch
White Card Stock
"Cloud with Silver Lining"
For this final card I really wanted the swirls and flourishes in the Whistlin' Dixie - 102 paper to represents the wind. I stamped my sun right on the edge using the new Desert Sun - PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
 Details of the "silver linings":
Quick Quotes Products:
Other Products:
Close to My Heart - Rain or Shine and coordinating Cloud Cricut Cuts
Ranger - Silver Detail Embossing Powder
Stampin! Up - Sequins
Sizzix Die
Misc.: Ribbon and Sentiment Stamp
White Shimmer Card Stock
Is it Spring yet??? I hope I have given you some inspiration for this month's challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Welcome Spring" You can include clouds, rain, rainbows or anything obviously SPRING in design - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • 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 11:55 pm PST on 3/25.

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights  with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs.  Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
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 are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

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blbabe1234 said...

Congrats to all the winners! Thank you for selecting one of my projects as a TOP THREE!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Thank you for the wonderful challenge.


Darlene said...

WhooHoo! Thanks for choosing my card among the Top 3! Congrats to all the winners.

Unknown said...

Fabulous DT creations. Love that rainbow! It really turned out amazing! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan, {Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan - Zibbet}
{Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Chriss America Real said...

Hooray! I won! Who do I contact about the $25.00 prize?


Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Hi Chriss, Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.