Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Challenge 75

Hello and welcome! It's Susie hosting the blog today.

It is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the May Challenge. This month our theme is...  Mothers and/or Mother's Day!

Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcements of Friday Challenge 74.

My favorite things to create are gifts that are both pretty and practical. I found a quote on the Windsong 500 Quotes and Phrases sheet that inspired me to create a little mini album:

"Enjoy the little moments,
for they will remain in your heart
when the seasons pass."

This compact little album is a place to write down little stories and moments that make you smile. Little things that happen in your day to day activities.  I know I had so many of them that I thought I could never forget...and now I wish I had written them down!

Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
  • I started by adhering a piece of Windsong 102 to a piece of mat board and then die cutting the mini album.
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
  • Next I took the piece that becomes the spine of the book and colored it with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • I used clear embossing powder on top and then heat set it.
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
 
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz 
  • I assembled the book using double sided tape.
  • I also inked the front and back cover on the inside and outside with more Light Moss before I attached them to the spine.
  • See below...
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
  • The doll on the front cover was stamped on Windsong 103 and trimmed out.  
  • I colored her hair with Warm Gray and her dress with Light Moss.  
  • I simply depressed the pads of ink on my craft mat, added a bit of water, and painted the colors onto the paper doll.  
  • I added polka dots on her sleeves by pressing the end of the paintbrush into the ink pad and then onto the  dress.
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
  • On the inside of the album I added 3 signatures of about 6 pages each.  
  • The covers were cut from other papers in the Windsong Paper Pack.  
  • The round elements were trimmed out of the Quotes and Phrases Sheet and turned into tabs for each signature - and yes I did ink around the edges before I glued them in place!
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
  • I finished up the front cover by matting the Quote with black cardstock and adhering it with dimensional tape.  
  • The camera and metal embellishment are from my stash.
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz
 
  • The finishing touch was sewing each of the signatures into the album with a natural cord and beads from my stash.
Mini Album featuring Windsong and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 75 designed by Susie Bentz

I think this is a lovely place for a mother to jot down the silly little moments she never wants to forget!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack
Windsong 500 - Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Light Moss and Warm Gray

Other Supplies:
Memento Black Ink (Doll Stamp)
Passport Book XL Die by Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamp; 'Jeanne' for Prima
Road Camera Transparency by Maya Road
Metal embellishment by All My Memories
Other: Natural Twine, Beads, Brads and Clear embossing powder

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Check out the details below and please join in on the May Challenge!

Be sure to stop back to the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcement of Friday Challenge 74.

~ Susie

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The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Mothers or Mother's Day".
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way celebrates a Mother or Mother's Day - 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 5/25.

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  • 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.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or scrapbook.com.
  • The Link Tool 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.

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(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 
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3 comments:

Team Clark said...

What a cool little journal! Thanks for the stepouts and great challenge.

CG said...

Thank you for the fun challenge & awesome projects all month long!

Diane said...

If you could remove one of my cards that would be great, not sure why or how it put it in there twice except it said I had some kind of execution error, could not find the little delete can I would normally see...thanks!