Thursday, February 9, 2017

Introducing... LeeAnn McKinney!

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

Hi there, it's LeeAnn McKinney! I live in Central Florida and spend more time in my craft room than any other room in the house. I began working with scrapbooks in 1999 and did so until 2004 in all my free time.

I then took a 10 year hiatus and only returned to papercrafting after finding out my daughter was pregnant. First, I started making cards, then turned back to scrapbooking after KRM (my grandson) was born. Now he has a little sister (Jules) and am so happy to share their story through my paper crafting and now here with you and on my blog, while I make memory books for them.

I am so excited to share with you my first official project post with Quick Quotes.

As I was going through the pictures on my phone I found this one, and it is so special that I had to use it as it went with my sentiment sheet perfectly. Below you will find the video I made of the process, The only thing I did not record was how to die cut the papers with my big shot. So, here we go.

A little backstory, you will see I love to tell stories. Our granddaughter was born in October 2016 full term and 3 lbs 15 oz. Until she was almost 3 months old my husband did not hold her as she was so small and he was afraid.

Well, we went over for a visit and when my daughter went to feed Jules now just over 7 lbs, he said he would do it. This photo was required at that point. She was so peaceful in his arms, and he was just beaming.

I chose the paper I wanted to use which was from some brand new papers called Windsong. I used 102 and 103. The sentiments I used are from Chiffon 500

Using my trimmer I carefully extracted the sentiment sections I wanted and then used various dies and my big shot to cut the necessary layers. I used white cardstock to cut the layer that would eventually be Seafoam or Antique Linen. Once I had all my layers, the video recording began.
  • Using a set of two-step stencils, I started having a little inky fun.
  • Positioning the first stencil where I wanted it, and using a blending sponge I filled in the spaces with Seafoam.
  • I then placed the second stencil in place, and with another blending sponge I filled in with the Antique Linen.
  • After setting those aside I then went to work adding the Seafoam and Antique Linen to the various layering pieces.
  • I then used my nano-stamp positioner and various letters from an alphabet stamp set to write Jules & G-pa, which is the name he chose for himself.
  • I then used an E-Z Runner and foam squares to adhere all my pieces down.
I really hope you have enjoyed my first project with the Quick Quotes Design Team, and here is the video to let you see the process as I played.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seafoam and Antique Linen

Other Supplies Used:
Big Shot-Sizzix
Wonderland Stamp set- Joy Clair
Various Dies-Kat Scrappiness
Moroccan Tile Stencils- DCAM
Nano- DCAM
E-Z Runner- 3L
Foam Squares-3L
Blender Sponges-Ranger

Please come visit us again, and in the meantime I am going to work on my next fun project for you. 

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creative lady said...

Hi LeeAnn, congrats on your gig with QQ! Your layout is adorable, your hubby looks like he is in love with your grand baby!

Connie Mercer said...

So lovely~ welcome to the team:)

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Welcome LeeAnn! The picture is perfect for the sentiment - and what a precious picture it is!!