Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Guest Designer Anne - Featuring Just Jackson!

Hi, all of you Quick Quotes fans!  I'm your January Guest Designer, Anne here hosting the blog today!

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I was invited to be the Guest Designer for the QQ Blog for this month! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that you’re ready for things to return to normal. I love the holidays and making my own cards and gifts but I’m just as happy when it’s over.

Today, I bring you a scrapbook layout I made with the Quick Quotes Just Jackson paper collection. These papers are perfect for military themed projects as well as holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day but they are versatile enough to use for birthdays or any number of other themes as well. I used a photo of my father in his U.S. Army uniform.

He served our great nation during WWII and traveled to far-away places like India and China while he was deployed. I lost him to Alzheimer’s disease in 2003, almost 2 years to the day following my mother’s death. I still miss them both very much and I thought this would be the perfect way to memorialize him. I plan to put this layout in a shadow box and hang it on the wall with his casket flag and a letter he received from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

General Assembly:
  • First, I inked the edges of the papers with the PowderPuff chalk inks.  
  • Then, I cut the Just Jackson 100 paper to approximately 2/3 the height of the 12x12 Just Jackson 200 paper so that the double row of stars would remain visible. 
  • Then I mounted the red ribbon down the center of the strip of silver foil cardstock with Scotch ATG tape runner and mounted it over the seam where the 2 papers meet.
  • I glued the acrylic stars onto the ribbon strip using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. (That’s great stuff, in case you have never tried it!).  
  • Created the double rosette from Just Jackson 100 and 400 papers and glued one of the clear stars over the center opening.  
  • Re-arranged the other elements until I liked the way they looked and adhered them to the paper with glue or foam tape squares.  
  • Triple matted the photo so that it would remain the focal point despite all of the embellishments.  
  • Used an R59 (Cardinal) Copic marker to darken the red finish on the chipboard letters so they would coordinate with the reds in the papers.  
I love the way this layout turned out and think my dad would given his nod of approval too if he could see it.

Materials Used:
Just Jackson 100, 200 and 400, Quick Quotes
Blue Hawaiian and Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalk Ink, Quick Quotes
Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Quick Quotes
Dark red ribbon
Dark red, royal blue foil and silver foil card stock
Army embellishments, Jolee’s
Red, clear and blue acrylic star-shaped jewels
Rhinestone flourish
Chipboard letters
Metal words “cherish” and “adore”
Red puffy heart sticker
Metallic gold gel pen
Copic R59

Thanks so much for stopping by the Quick Quotes blog today!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Anne, what a wonderful tribute to your Father! 
Thank you for featuring the Just Jackson line so beautifully!
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