Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Memories with Neva!

Happy Holidays friends of Quick Quotes from Neva! 

Have you seen the beautiful Club Q kit projects this month?  I enjoyed using both kits to create layouts to commemorate last year's Christmas memories.  My first layout used one kit as designed with a few tweaks.

The design of the background paper is hard to cover up because it is so pretty!  I had very few photos of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for 2017 so this layout was perfect.  My photos were landscape rather than portrait orientation thus a few changes were made to accommodate the direction of my photos.

  • The left side uses the laser cut mat from the design for the right side trimmed to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  My photo was on the darkish side so the B-side white background created a more balanced color scheme.  The edges are inked in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The green mat is from the original right side as well and is trimmed to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".
  • All the green mats are inked in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink for the entire layout.
  • The frames, pennant, and red mats are inked in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The journaling is done Holly Jolly Holidays 100 before being mounted behind the frame and matted with the coordinating laser cut. 
  • The larger mats for the two landscape photos are trimmed from the papers in the small altered kit.
  • The red mat is 6 1/2" x 8 1/4.  The green mat is 6 3/4" x 8 1/2".   
  • The sentiment is trimmed from Holly Jolly Holidays 600 Phrases and Sayings then inked in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  
  • I borrowed the tree from the small altered kit as well, as it balanced the embellishments on the ride side of the photo mat.
Next up is another layout that documents my love of decorating for the Christmas holidays.  I have a few Nativities to display as well as several Christmas Trees from large to small!  I hope you enjoy the small tour through my Christmas Décor!

This layout is significantly different from the design, however the background paper is a great foundation for both layouts.  The papers supplied in the kit were easily altered to fit the design for my layout.  

  • All of the dark red mats and accents came from the sheet of laser cut shapes and are inked in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The borders on the looped accents are also from this sheet trimmed to 3/8" x 11 3/8".  
  • Shhhh, a little secret here, the red mat is actually two of the punched mats butted up together to create on mat behind the Nativities.  You can't even tell can you?
  • To go behind the red mat, Holly Jolly Holidays 103 is trimmed to 5" x 12" for the left side.
  • The focal photo is framed with both sides of 101 trimmed to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", and 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".
  • All green accents are inked in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • All the other accents are inked in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
  • On my second try I die cut the title from 101.  My first choice didn't show up as well as this version!
  • I wanted a few more snowflakes to add as embellishments, so I die cut them from the scraps from the laser cut snowflakes and border edges. 
  • The mats for the photos of my collections are trimmed from 101 and 5 3/4" x 8 and 6 1/4" x 8 1/2".
  • The red mat is the laser cut mat.
  • To go behind the red mat, Holly Jolly Holidays 103 is trimmed to 4" x 12" for the right side
  • The journaling is printed on Holly Jolly Holidays 100 and is inked in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The numbers are punched from Holly Jolly Holidays 100 as well. 
Quick Quotes Products
December Ultimate Combo Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo and Evergreen

Other Products
Sonja and Olivia fonts by Quickutz
Create A Flake One and Create A Flake Three by Spellbinders.

The lovely colors of the Holly Jolly Holiday papers matched my Christmas photos so well.  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and documenting our memories brings me joy! 

Thanks for the opportunity to share this joy! 
~ Neva
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Card Creations with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of  Christmas cards using the new Holly Jolly Holiday Collection by Quick Quotes!

Just for fun, I printed out some Christmas cards, using a vintage photo, from my iP8720 Canon Printer.  Really happy with the results!

The card design is pretty simple:
  • Mat coordinating pattern paper to the card stock base. 
  • Shade with PowderPuff Chalk Inks (listed below).  
  • Add a smaller piece of coordinating pattern paper to the card front, shade with the chalk inks and adhere to card front.  
  • Mat die cut image on cardstock and adhere. 

  • Stamp sentiment, using PowderPuff Chalk Ink on card stock and trim out.  
  • Adhere to card front.  
  • Add twine and small wooden embellishments.  
  • The wooden embellishments are also colored using PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  Colors beautifully!!!

I wanted to put a photo inside the card, so I came up with this (with the help of the iP8720 Canon Printer) ~

I got to playing around with the Image Garden (program that comes with the iP8720 Canon Printer) and made a card to go inside the created card.

I printed it in Gray ink on 4" x 6" Canon Photo Paper.  Very easy and I just love the look!!!
Then, I tried printing a vintage photo on card stock:

The trick on this one is to flip the photo (as shown in the top photo).  The card stock size is 4" x 10".  You will have a small margin of paper to trim off.

I think certain family members will love these cards, so I will be printing more. 

Quick Quotes Products:
Holly Jolly Holiday Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Desert SunBarn Board, Cactus, Vanilla Cream and Midnight Confessions
Canon Products:
iP8720 Canon Printer
Canon Photo Paper/High Gloss

Other Products:
Beacon 527
Stamps: Joy Clair and Darkroom Door
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

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Monday, December 10, 2018

State Fair with Dorlene

Hi there it’s Dorlene and I’m going to share a quick and easy layout featuring three photos.

Two are 4x6 and the third was cut down to 3x4. I’m using the Hibiscus Paper Pack which will be available soon.

This bright and cheerful paper collection is perfect for your summer layouts! I specifically used the 101 and 102 papers. 101 was used as the base and 102 was trimmed to 6x12. I inked all four edges using either the Island Orange and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Honestly that was about it. Didn’t I say a this was quick and easy? I added a blue scalloped edge and four different and coordinating Washi Tapes to the seam.

  • I used a “summer” die cut from a previous Club Q Kit and ombré inked it with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink to coordinate with the papers. 
  • I used the backside of one of the papers for the journaling block base and added a piece of white card stock. 
  • Both of these pieces were inked around the edges as well.

I found some coordinating alphabet stickers and splattered some ink on the diagonal corners to finish the page.

Quick Quotes Products:
Hibiscus Paper Collection (Available Soon)
June Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Island Orange and Bermuda 

Other Products:
Assorted Washi Tapes
White Cardstock
Beach Ball Color Splash by Fun Stampers Journey

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

~ Dorlene
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Holiday Celebrations with Neva!

Happy Saturday Quick Quotes friends, it is December! Neva here today to share a holiday themed layout featuring a tasty Norwegian treat, lefse. It's so important to document family traditions!

Several papers from the Holly Jolly Holiday collection was fantastic to showcase our baking adventures.
  • The background is side B of Holly Jolly Holiday 103.
  • The side dots are side A of Holly Jolly Holiday 103. 
    • The left side is trimmed to 3" and the right side is trimmed to 1.5". 
  • Holly Jolly Holiday 105 is used along the side and is trimmed to .75". 
    • All the vertical sections are inked with Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  
  • The side sections are adhered together then adhered to the layout.
  • The vertical paper is Holly Jolly Holiday 101. 
    • Four sections are trimmed to 1.75" and 4 sections are trimmed to 1".
  • The bottom uses the stripes over the green pattern, then it is reversed for the top sections. 
  • All edges are inked in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink before adhering together.
  • The title is die cut from Holly Jolly Holiday 105.
  • As this was a lengthy story to journal, I printed it on a section of Holly Jolly Holiday 100.
  • Next, I inked the edges in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

  • I selected the Good Cheer section from Holly Jolly Holiday 500 and trimmed it down to just the banner.  
  • The edges are inked in Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
  • Two green brads are used to accent the corners before attaching to the layout with dimensional foam adhesive.
  • The "HOME" was trimmed down to just the sweet little house.
  • Homes edges are inked in Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
  • The home is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.
  • The close-ups show the slightly distressed design of the papers, which is just lovely!
I think the festive colors of the Holly Jolly collection is great for all of your fun holiday themed layouts this time of year.  The card fronts from 500 can also be used in different ways as shown above.  Have a little fun and create a layout about a family tradition too!

Quick Quotes Products
Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack (100, 101, 103 and 105)
Holly Jolly Holiday 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Barn Board and Evergreen

Other Products
Green Brads

Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy the preparations for your holiday season!  Don't forget, you can play along with your Holiday Celebrations challenge this month right here.

~ Neva
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Challenge 94!

Happy December to you!  We wish you the best during this busy season. We are excited to announce the new December Challenge 94 today.

First, we have our winners to announce from Challenge 93, "Anything Goes"!
Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:




"Top 3 Design Recognitions"

#5 - Lovely Linda

#1 - J. Atterbury

#4 - KathyK

You've won a Top 3 badge to display on your blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

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


Alicia here today hosting and bringing you inspiration for "Holiday Celebrations"!  

I created a sweet little dimensional Christmas decoration. I found the brick pattern on the Harmony paper 101 perfect for the sides of the house. I cut this project on my Cricut and have to share that Quick Quotes' papers cut like butter in my machine. All the details come out clean and precise. 

Here are some different views of my house. The bottom two photos show a tea light inside. It will look so pretty on my mantel...or my sisters!
Here are some production photos of my project:

  • I sized my project to the maximum size I could cut on a 12x12 paper. I find three dimensional projects are easier the larger you can make them.
  • The second photo include all the cut pieces weeded and inked. I also made sure I used strong red lined tape on all the important connections.
  • Lastly for added detail I used a bit of acetate behind the windows. You can also use vellum as well.

Quick Quotes Products:
Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack: (101 and 104)
Harmony 101
Savannah Paper Pack (102)
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack (102)
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bloody Mary, Midnight Confessions, Green with Envy, Cool Gray and Desert Sun

Other Products:
Die Cuts: Cricut Merry Everything
Card Stock: Misc. Black
Pen: Gold Metallic
Adhesive: Red Line Tape, Scotch Extra Strength Tape and Creative Memories Precision Glue Pen

I hope you join in our "Holiday Celebrations" challenge this month!
~ Alicia

The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Holiday Celebrations!" 
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of "Holiday Celebrations" - 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 12/29.

  • Random Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store
  • 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
  • The Linky 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.

(*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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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Games with Louise!

Happy Thursday Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a few items I made for our family holiday party using the Very Merry Digital Collection.

This first photo shows my favorite holiday craft, the candy guessing jars that I put out every year. We host an annual family holiday party for about 20 relatives. The cousins are all different ages and it's difficult to find holiday games and activities that appeal to everyone. One game that works for everyone is the candy guessing game.

Everyone guesses how many candies are in the jar and the person with the closest guess wins the jar. I make multiple jars so we get multiple winners which I award at the end of the party. 

These are really easy to make:
  • Save and wash food jars or buy little inexpensive candy jars
  • Print Very Merry papers 3 and 6 onto white cardstock 
  • Die-cut or punch circles in various sizes to fit on the lids
  • Die-cut numbers to identify the jars
  • Cut long strips to wrap around larger jars
  • Ink all edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo
  • Adhere all the pieces to the jars (I used regular 2-sided tape and glue dots)
  • Fill the jars with small candies, and close the lids!

Make sure you count the candies before you put them in the jars and keep the answers hidden in a safe place!

Obviously with many guests, we need gift tags to know which gift goes to whom. Here is one of the tags that I made:

  • Print Very Merry papers 3 and 6  onto white cardstock (I used the leftovers from the project above)
  • Stamp greetings onto Very Merry 6 using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo
  • Ink all edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo
  • Mount pieces on Autumn Brilliance 105 trimmed to 5" by 3"
  • Assemble the tag, punch a hole, and add twine and embellishments (I added jewels leftover from my November Club Q and a wooden heart which I inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo).

I hope I have inspired you to create a few crafts for your holiday gatherings!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Kokomo

Other Products:
White Cardstock
Assorted Jars
Button by Basic grey
Hershey Kisses and M and M's
Metal dies by Quickutz
Circle Punches by CM
Wooden Heart by Studio Calico
Stamps: Technique Tuesday and Studio 6
Twine by Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Card Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog.

It is now crunch time for sending out Christmas cards, and I have a couple of quick cards featuring the new Holly Jolly Holiday line.


The Holly Jolly Holiday Quotes and Phrases are pretty enough to stand alone, but you can kick it up and put in your own twist by adding any stamps or die cuts you have on hand.

For the first card:

  • I cut out the "Noel" quote and adhered it to Autumn Brilliance 105, edging both with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink. 
  • The ivy (die cut from Holly Jolly Holiday 101) was tucked around the edges of the quote.

  • To create the brown deer, Mahogany PowderPuff Chalking Ink was applied to Autumn Brilliance 105 and then die cut. 
  • Gems were added to finish off the card.

For the second card:

  • The "Winter Blessings" quote was adhered to Holly Jolly Holiday 101, edging both with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink. 
  • Snowflakes (die cut from Autumn Brilliance 105) were tucked behind the quote and Stickles was added to glitter them up. 
  • The little girl and gifts are stamps that were colored and fussy cut. 
  • Again, to finish off the card, gems were added.

Quick Quotes Products:
Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack
Holly Jolly Holiday 500
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack 
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seafoam and Mahogany

Other products:
Snowflake Die by Lawn Fawn
Deer Die by Sweet Stamps
Ivy Die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Girl Stamp by My Favorite Things

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Club Q and Rebecca!

Good day, everyone! It's Rebecca here with a little crafty inspiration for the blog. 

I can not believe how close Christmas is! Decorations, trees and cookies top the list of our favorite family activities. My daughter-in-law's sister, Nikki and her family go out and find that perfect tree for the holiday. I captured the memory on the following layout...

"Oh, Christmas Tree"

  • I began by cropping my photos down 
  • I then matted each with a dark green cardstock
  • A couple of photos were triple matted

  • I took some trees from a Club Q Kit and two pieces from cardstock phrases.

  • I added Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink to cover the white chipboard pieces.
  • I embellished them further with brads, buttons, rhinestones and pearls.

  • I inked the edges of the cardstock with Bloody Mary PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

  • Added my photos to each page and glued them to the base page.
  • Next, added my embellishments, some with foam tape and other with glue.

I hope I inspired you to scrap your latest memory from the holiday season. Club Q is a great way to get your pages done quickly and beautifully. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
December Club Q
Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bloody Mary and Cactus

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Rebecca
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Autumn Brilliance with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a Pumpkin inspired scrapbook page using Autumn Brilliance by Quick Quotes. The photos were grouped by using the My Image Garden by Canon. It comes with the iP8720 Canon Printer that I will be printing from.

I love scrapping an entire event on one page.  Sometimes it is too much, but doing it this way I still get all the photo frames and cute faces on one page.

  • The photos were grouped on 8x10 photo paper by Canon and printed out.  
  • They were cut into photo strips and mounted on grey paper from the Autumn Brilliance collection.  
  • The Image Garden program allows you to zoom in or zoom out, to catch cute moments that are in the photos.

  • Some of the pictures in these frames are close up images from the picture.  
  • I really thought that was a super cool feature.  
  • I loved that I was able to single out a cute face picture and the finger pointing to the sky.

  • The focal photo was printed out as a 4x6 and then matted with the grey paper from the Autumn Brilliance collection. 

The embellishments were stamped out using PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Kokomo, Midnight Confessions and Vanilla Cream
Other Products:
Canon iP8720 Printer and Photo Paper
Stamps: Lawn Fawn and Darkroom Door
Scrapbook Adhesives/Foam Squares
Alcohol Markers
Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Connie Mercer

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Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Fall and Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Quick Quotes is thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This fantastic event is wildly popular and begins today, Friday, November 30 and runs through December 7. Quick Quotes is a Super Sponsor for this hop and if you play along you have a chance to win a $25 Online Gift Certificate*.
There are several days to play, so be sure that you link up your project for a chance at tons of fabulous prizes by many sponsors!
  • THEME: Fall | Winter
  • USE: Coffee, Tea and/or Cocoa images
For all the important information about winners and linking up for this hop, please be sure you visit: 2018 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
(*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.) 
Greetings friends and fellow crafters! We are so excited to share some delicious inspiration with you today.
Quick Quotes Products:
Quick Quotes Products:

Quick Quotes Products
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mocha Mama and Rusty Nail

Quick Quotes Products
Holly Jolly Holiday Paper Pack (101, 102 and 103)
Serenade 103
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack (100)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bloody Mary and Cool Gray


Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
Earth Wind Fire 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Kokomo, Mahogany, Tropical Punch and Sandy Shore
Thanks so much for stopping on over today!  Your next blog hop stop is...             RG Studio 360
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