Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Introducing... June Swart!

We are very excited to introduce on the blog today one of our new designers, June Swart!


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Hi there! My name is June, and I am thrilled to be part of the Quick Quotes design team! Being an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker, I create something new almost every day. I enjoy making cards, but scrapbooking is my true passion.

I started my first scrapbook as a teenager in the 1970s and I’ve created dozens of albums since. My style varies, as I love trying new techniques and crossing over ideas from cardmaking into scrapbooking. Mostly I just like to have fun, be creative, and add a little humor or something clever. I love to push my creativity, and as a former teacher I also like to encourage others to do the same. I started my blog, Super Stick Chick, just last year. I also have a strong following on Flickr as snazzyjj.

I am a stay-at-home mom who lives in Minnesota and is married to her sweetheart, Jeff. We have two wonderful sons (ages 16 and 28) and two playful cats. I love to do all sorts of papercrafting, gardening and Jazzercise.

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Hello and thanks for stopping by.

It's June here and I am so excited to be joining you here today. I'm one of the new faces on the Quick Quotes blog. Joining the Quick Quotes Design Team is like a dream come true!!!

Today I am sharing a fun layout, made with Quick Quotes beautiful new Mulberry collection, about my son's 16th birthday.  I started with the Mulberry white 100 (edged with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink), added blue splatters (made with Caribbean Blue Powder Puff Chalk Ink and Water) and matted it with 103.

Sweet Sixteen featuring Mulberry Paper Collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart

To jazz up the title, diecut stars cut from 100 (edged with Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink) were glued to the background. The title letters were diecut from 105 and the "16" is shadowed with Mulberry stripes 105. The letters were also outlined with a black pen. The quote from Sheer Joy 500 is matted with blue gems added.

Sweet Sixteen featuring Mulberry Paper Collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart 


The "cake" was made with strips of Mullberry 101 and 103 (edged with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink) and matted with 105The entire cake is popped up with Foam Squares to add dimension and accommodate the straws. I added the "celebrate" strip from Sheer Joy 600  and made it into a banner by putting white flags on the sides.

Sweet Sixteen featuring Mulberry Paper Collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart

I attached the colorful straws to the back of the photo. The flames are hand cut from 100 blended with Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink and colored with a red marker and Orange Stickles, and glued on top of the straws to make "candles."

Sweet Sixteen featuring Mulberry Paper Collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart

To balance out the design, I added the journaling banner on top, matted with Mulberry 105 and machine stitched.

Sweet Sixteen featuring Mulberry Paper Collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart


Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Mulberry 100  (coming soon!)
Mulberry 101  (coming soon!)
Mulberry 103  (coming soon!)
Mulberry 105  (coming soon!)
Sheer Joy 500
Sheer Joy 600
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Caribbean Blue , Midnight Confessions  and Buttercup
Decorative Straws (coming soon!)

Other Supplies:
Glitter: Stickles
Dies: CAS-ual Fridays (star), Lifestyle (letters)
Gems: Hero Arts
Dimension: 3L Foam Squares

Hope this layout gives you a few ideas to create your next birthday page.
Thanks again for visiting.
-June

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3 comments:

Susie Bentz said...

Welcome to the team! Great layout - especially love the cake with candles!

Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful and creative! welcome to the team :)

Aaron S said...

I love your page June, I like how you did the journaling