Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Back to School with Louise!

Happy Tuesday, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a page about my son's first day of high school.

High school is such a special time, with so many opportunities to grow and create memories. I used  quotes and phrases from several collections to convey the wishes I have for him over the next four years.

I chose the Secret Garden 100 paper for the background because our school color is that shade of blue. The white rectangle and red circle were pre-cut pieces leftover from my May Club Q kit; the banner was a leftover from my February Club Q kit.
  • I fussy cut the horizontal blue chevron the the Secret Garden 105 paper, inked the edges with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and adhered it such that it points to the name of the school. 
  • I used my ink blending tool to apply a small amount of PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore to the banner.
  • I added pennants from the the Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrase to the ends of banner. You can see in the image below how I lined them up and then added the long quote across the top. 

The phrase in the close-up below is a travel phrase from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases. I really liked what it said, but thought the appearance looked too much like travel. As you can see in the lower image, I changed the look by cropping it down and heavily inking the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

I inked all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, Key largo, or Sandy Shore. I think the date is very important on pages like this, so I added it in the lower right corner. I just hand wrote it on a scrap of white from the cut-off strip, trimmed it down, and inked it with Deep Sea.

For those of you with children or grandchildren in school, I hope they have a great year and I hope I've given you some ideas for scrapping the first day.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Far and Away 600
Farmhouse 500
February 2018 Club Q
May 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea, Key Largo and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Ink blending tool by Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Journaling pen by Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Autumn Card Inspiration with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia here and I have some fall inspiration for you today.  

I picked Harmony 101 for a background paper.  I created several ombre stamped leaves and spread across the brick background I cut just a quarter inch smaller than the A2 card.  I inked the edges of all the pieces with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  

Creating the leaves was super fun.  I began with the lightest color of ink Lemon Sorbet and stamped randomly on the clear stamps using my stamping platform.  I graduated the colors lightest to darkest among the four stamps which I stamped multiple times before die cutting.  

I stamped my sentiment in Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink using my MISTI.  I stamped three times to insure a solid image.  My final step was sprinkling sequins among the leaves.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Barn BoardMango Mai TaiOrange SliceLemon SorbetDesert Sun, and Warm Gray

Other Products:
Shimmer Paper
Trendy Leaves 2 Stamps and Dies by Stamplorations
Fall Harvest Sentiment Stamp by Close to My Heart

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday Challenge 90 Winners!

We are very excited to announce our winners from Challenge 90 - "Add A Creature!" today!

We would love for you to join us for this month's new Filmstrip Challenge 91.

Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:


"Top Challenge Design Recognitions"
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.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

You Make Every Day Awesome with June!

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

Fall is in the air with cooler temperatures and the leaves turning all those beautiful colors. I find the autumn colors perfect for making masculine cards, so here is one I created for my husband using Quick Quotes' Spring Showers Collection.

I love the wood grain paper, Spring Showers 102, in this collection, but wanted to give it a more fall feel by darkening it. I used Kokomo and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Inks. These inks are translucent so the wood grain still shows through.

The leaves were die cut from the flowers on Spring Showers 100 and edged with Terra Cotta, Berry Jam and Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I love how the floral patterns give texture and interest to the leaves.

To finish off the card, the sentiment was stamped with Mahogany PowderPuff Chalking Ink and twine was added.


Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo, Terra Cotta, Mahogany, Berry Jam, Seafoam and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
Die Cut Leaves by The Cat's Pajamas
Sentiment Stamp by Simon Says Stamp

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fall Inspiration with Rebecca

Happy Fall, Y'all! It's Rebecca, hosting today's blog post. The crisp cool air of fall had come for a few days last week. It inspired me to create the following layout...

"Bushels of Fun"

I began by free hand cutting two borders from the light green paper from Secret Garden.

I then attached the blue dot pattern to my base page in a light brown cardstock.

I cut strips of varying widths and attached them to the base page. I used a border punch on one of the strips.

I free hand cut my tree from brown cardstock. Stamped an image that resembled bark on it and inked the edges. I used foam tape to attach it to the page.  

I also punched out apples and attached them to the tree along with the bushel basket. So quick and so much fun!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack 
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cactus, Barn Board and Mahogany

I hope you are inspired to scrap a fall layout today. Thanks for visiting the blog!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Back to School with Neva!

Hello Quick Quotes enthusiasts, Neva here to share a fun layout I created for our most recent back to school photos.  My youngest started school last week, so he is featured by himself.  This is the first year in many, that we have only one starting school!

I was inspired to use the color in the photos as well as think about my son's school colors, which do include blue.  Selections from Secret Garden and Spring Showers complement each other well.  A great vellum saying and a sentiment from the Farmhouse collection both work with the topic and color scheme.
  • Secret Gardens 101 is used for the background.
  • Secret Gardens 105 is trimmed to 7" x 12" and inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
  • Spring Showers 103 is trimmed to 2 1/4" x 10 1/2" and inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Green With Envy from the newly released Retired Colors Set.  I am really loving this set by the way!
  • The photos are backed with white cardstock trimmed to 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" and 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" and inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Green With Envy.
  • The journal strips are trimmed to 1/2" and the length necessary to accommodate the journaling.   The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Green With Envy.
  • The sentiment from Farmhouse 600 is trimmed and the corners are carefully rounded with scissors. 
  • The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.

I wanted to convey the sentiment of the page with out adding a huge title, so I decided to create my own "patterned paper" as an accent.
  • White cardstock is trimmed to 1 3/8" x 10".
  • The Back 2 School sentiment is stamped repeatedly down the strip with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Green With Envy.  I purposefully staggered the stamping to avoid trying to line up the sentiment perfectly, I added little bit of randomness for more interest.
  • The edges are also inked to match in Green With Envy.  
  • The vellum saying is backed with white cardstock then trimmed to the blue outline.  The patterns behind the saying were a bit distracting without the cardstock behind it. 
  • The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
At first I did not include the stamped Back 2 School strip or the photo frames on this layout.  It seemed too plain and needed a bit more.  With these two additions, the layout really has more pizzaz!

Quick Quotes Products
Secret Garden Paper Pack (101 and 105)
Spring Showers Paper Pack (103)
Never Forget Who You Are
Farmhouse 600
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea and Green With Envy

Other Products
Smarty Pants Stamps by Unity Stamp Company
Evergreen by Zig Writer 
White Card Stock

Thanks so much for stopping by Quick Quotes!
~ Neva
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Card Inspiration with Dorlene

Hi there. It’s Dorlene and I’m back to share a couple of cards I made. Apparently it’s wedding season where I live. I get it - the weather is getting cooler but we have two weddings within two weeks of each other.

That being said, I need two wedding cards. These cards are pretty simple that don’t require a lot of products, but they are so pretty.

I love the patterned paper from the Spring Showers paper collection and wanted to show them off. I’m going to be honest, at first the 104 paper challenged me more than the others from this collection. I really wanted to work with it so I challenged myself for this post and I gotta tell ya - I love it!

Although the collection is called Spring Showers, this sheet also has beautiful fall colors on it. Look at those gorgeous shades of orange, green and blue. They are perfect for two fall country weddings.

Here’s how I made them:

Card #1:
  • Cut a 4” strip from the SG104 paper.
  • Then cut at 4” again for a 4x4” square.
  • Make a diagonal cut through the square wherever you want.
  • Ink all for sides of both pieces with Vanilla Cream PowderPuff Chalk Ink and then Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • Adhere the two pieces to the top and bottom of the card leaving a diagonal strip between them.
  • Stamp the sentiment in this space with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I used the MISTI to get a good impression.
  • Tie crochet lace to the top in a knot. That’s it.

Card #2:
  • Cut a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8” piece from the remaining 4" strip of paper you cut earlier.
  • Ink all four sides in Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • Cut a piece of the backside of SG105 at 4 x 5 1/4” and ink all four sides also in Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • Cut a 1 1/4” strip of white cardstock that is at least 6” long. You want plenty of room to work with.
  • Stamp your sentiment with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Mat that piece onto a coordinating paper. I used the backside of SG105 and inked in Key Largo.
  • Place this strip over the patterned piece at a diagonal. You can place this wherever you want. Trim the excess and ink.
  • Adhere the solid piece (SG105) to the cardbase.
  • Add twine to the diagonal sentiment piece and a double bow.
  • Place a brad to each corner.
  • Place the decorated panel to the SG105 mat using 3D foam adhesive.

After creating these cards, you can see why I love this paper! Change up the sentiment and both these card styles would look great for any occasion.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack (104 and 105)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea, Lipstick, Vanilla Cream, Key Largo and Kokomo
Prior Club Q Kit: Brads

Other Supplies:
Stamps by CTMH
Twine by FSJ
Lace Trim from my stash
3D Foam Adhesive by FSJ
Card bases from cardstock from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Dorlene
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Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday Challenge 91

Hello, and welcome to September here on the blog. It's the first Friday of the month and you know what that means... It's time for a brand new challenge! Please pop back on over to see our winner's post for Challenge 90 this weekend.


Hi, Connie here with this month's challenge.  You know I love photo strips, on scrapbook pages, so I got to thinking~what about photo strips on cards.  They are easy to make and look great on a card.

So let's do this ...

Instructions for photo strips:
  • First find a small stamp and get your Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks out, you will need them.

  • Using white cardstock make swatches of ink down one side.
  • Stamp your small image in the center of the color swatch.
  • Punch the swatch out with a square punch.  can be 1" or 1 1/2" doesn't matter.
  • Cut strips of paper from the Secret Garden collection (CN103) and then down the middle. (See picture.)
  • Mount square swatches on white cardtsock and trim out into a strip.
  • Add Secret Garden strip to each side of image strip.  Cut the strip at the length you need for the cards.

  • Stamped sentiment using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink.
  • Adhere to card fronts.
  • Decorate with twine and pearls.

The Secret Garden paper is so bright and vibrant, I thought I would try to scan them into my computer and print them out as note cards.

  • You will need to flip the image so it comes out the right way. 
  • I added a little ink splats and a hand made stamp at the bottom of the cards. 
  • The white cardstock size is 6" X 12".   
  • The Canon iP8720 printer was used for this. 
  • The cards printed beautifully.  I will doing this again!!!!

The scanned and printed out cards are slightly lighter in color but they look great. and will be gladly received by someone.


Quick Quotes Products
Secret Garden (CN103 and CN105)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Vanilla Cream, Tropical Punch, Capri Blue Key LargoBermuda, Lipstick and Midnight Confessions.

Canon Products
Canon iP8720 Printer

Other Products:
Joy Clair
Darkroom Door
Twine and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Photo Strip/Filmstrip!" 
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of "Photo Strip / Filmstrip" - 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 9/25.

  • 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 scrapbook.com
  • 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, September 6, 2018

Good Things with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Louise here on the blog today. As the kids are going back to school, I am scrapping our summer memories. Here's a page I made using the Quick Quotes Far and Away collection:

Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, especially when trying to get them to smile for the camera. With my teenagers, the one exception to this is when they are eating, especially if they are eating chocolate. As a result, some of our best vacation photos are of meals and I seem to make a lot of vacation pages about food. In this case, we were eating crepes in a beautiful outdoor location, overlooking a canal and a historic building.

I started this page by creating horizontal stripes across the page.  Using only papers from the Far and Away collection, I chose the suitcase paper because we were on vacation and the water paper because of the canal. The blue and yellow color scheme gives it a summer feel.

Horizontal stripes are an easy way to layer a page, but I like to add some asymmetry to make the page more interesting. I did this with the following elements:

  • The large sun in the upper left
  • The title placed on an angle
  • The embellishment and journaling cluster in the lower right
I made the sun using a gear die and cut it from the subtle orange and blue stripe print in the collection. 
  • I changed the color of the sun using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore. I applied the ink generously using my ink blending tool  and inked directly around the edges, especially between the 2 pieces. 
  • I taped the circle to the gear, carefully lining up the stripes, and then trimmed the sun to the right size for the page. 

As I was deciding what to put in my embellishment cluster, I found this flower which I had made for a previous project but never used. The flower was the perfect size and already shaped, but it wasn't the right color, even though it was made from the same collection. 
  • I changed the color of the flower using the same color and technique that I used for the sun.
  • I used loose glitter for the center of the flower.
  • Like the rest of the page, all of the papers in my embellishment cluster are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in either Deep Sea or Sandy Shore. 

I hope I've inspired you to photograph and scrap your memorable vacation meals.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Whistlin' Dixie 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Metal dies from Spellbinders and Quickutz
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Loose glitter

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Little Fishes Swim School with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia with you today using my adorable nephew as my subject matter again.  I swipe these photos from Facebook because my child is grown and the little ones are so much more fun to scrap!  

My nephew has taken swimming lessons for quite a while already.  He is a fantastic swimmer.  I used up my last bits of the fish paper and fussy cut the last few fish to accent this watery layout.  I added iridescent clear sequins as bubbles.

Here is a close up of my layers inked generously with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  I have always loved to ink my edges.  You can change the mood of your project so easily with a light, dark or in between inking, a clean and close edge or heavily distressed. Here I chose a dark and slightly messy inking to convey the varying edges of waves.

And I just have to share a close up of this sweet face!  You can also see I inked the edges of the die cut title heavily.  My favorite embellishment right now are sequins, you can also see my "bubble" sequins in this shot.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack  (102 and 105)

Other Products:
Font:  Cricut Creative Memories Be Young
Templates:  Kiwi Lane Aspen Court 1A, 1B, 2B

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