Friday, October 14, 2011

Fun with FALL! (Jen, Melin & Donna)

Here are some fun projects that
our DT has been working on.
The orange/black papers are from
the Oct Club Q kit which featured
Teresa Collins' papers.

JEN - Fall Means FOOTBALL!!! layout

The majority of items that I used to create this layout came from the October QQ Layout Kit. I didn’t have a whole lot of Fall pictures that needed to be scrapped, so I thought Football..why not! And even better, the colors in the paper line matched my photos perfectly! I used several of the Teresa Collins tags that came in this month’s kit. To finish my title, I added the words “Means FOOTBALL!” with letter stickers and popped the tag up off of the page using foam tape. I also added some of the Quick Quotes clear jewels along the side of the first page as well as to the centers of the diecut clock and orange circle element.

Last but not least, I didn’t waste any of the gorgeous paper. I used the strip at the bottom of the paper that you are suppose to cut off and throw away. Yes, I actually used the strip that has the name of the manufacturer and paper line written on it! Can you spot it? It’s the thin black and white paper strip that runs through the center of my first page and at the top and bottom of the “Remember This” element on the second page!

Items Used:
October QQ Layout Kit.- Paper, Black/white Dot Ribbon, Diecuts, Tags, Black Cardstock
Thin Black Ribbon – The Ribbon Boutique
Journal Pen – ZIG
Chalk Ink - Quick Quotes ( Midnight Confessions)
Border Punch – EK Success

MELIN - 'Blessings' layout

I love that if you look closely the paper already has some “words” on it that lend itself beautifully to the layout. Notice the Believe at the top right corner as well as the miracle & wonder on the bottom left? Fabulous, subtle touches! The quote on the bottom left is from the Babies, Kids & Family Itty BItty Box from Quick Quotes.

Layout Recipe

The Apples are from the: Celebrate With Flourishes Cartridge

The Blessings Title is from the: Inspired Hearts Cartridge

The Flowers are from the: Groovy Times Cartridge. I cut them at two different sizes for a total of four different sizes.

QQ Product Used

Midnight Confessions Powder Puff Chalk Ink pad to ink the edges of the apples and the flowers.

Savvy Davvy 300 Designer Paper from Quick Quotes

Savvy Davvy 200 Designer Paper From Quick Quotes (Front & Back)

Babies, Kids & Family Itty Bitty Box Quotes

Other Products Used: Bazzill Black Cardstock, MS Border Punch, EK Corner Punch

Design Notes:

After inking the flowers, I curled the petals to give them a dimensional look. I used the QQ designer paper for the flowers. The weight of the paper makes cutting them out super easy and helps the flowers retain their altered shape.

I used some pearlescent chalks from Pebbles Inc. to brush over the apples. It gives them a very soft shimmer that the photos just didn’t capture too well.

The layout format came from our last challenge at Quick Quotes. While the challenge is over, collecting layout sketches and reusing them and flipping them is a great way to work on projects.

DONNA - Fall


I took the large black frame from the kit and cut it and used it as a border. Also bought a bag of fall leaves from my local arts and craft store and used the 3-in-glue to help hold them down, also to flatten them out I laid a book on top while the glue was drying.

Products used:

October 2011 Option D - Combo Pack

Beacon 3-in-1 Glue

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Anniebee said...

Gorgeous layouts, ladies! They are so different that I can't say which one is my favorite.

My Paper Crafting said...

WOW Jen and Donna, Your layouts are beautiful! They are both so festively fall! I remember when Football was the big ticket in my house during the fall....but the boys are all grown up now :-)
Beautiful job ladies!!!


Adora Concepcion said...

I am completely inspired!!! beautiful work ladies!