Thursday, February 9, 2017

Introducing... LeeAnn McKinney!

We are very excited to introduce on the blog today one of our new designers, LeeAnn McKinney!

Hi there, it's LeeAnn McKinney! I live in Central Florida and spend more time in my craft room than any other room in the house. I began working with scrapbooks in 1999 and did so until 2004 in all my free time.

I then took a 10 year hiatus and only returned to papercrafting after finding out my daughter was pregnant. First, I started making cards, then turned back to scrapbooking after KRM (my grandson) was born. Now he has a little sister (Jules) and am so happy to share their story through my paper crafting and now here with you and on my blog, while I make memory books for them.

I am so excited to share with you my first official project post with Quick Quotes.

As I was going through the pictures on my phone I found this one, and it is so special that I had to use it as it went with my sentiment sheet perfectly. Below you will find the video I made of the process, The only thing I did not record was how to die cut the papers with my big shot. So, here we go.

A little backstory, you will see I love to tell stories. Our granddaughter was born in October 2016 full term and 3 lbs 15 oz. Until she was almost 3 months old my husband did not hold her as she was so small and he was afraid.

Well, we went over for a visit and when my daughter went to feed Jules now just over 7 lbs, he said he would do it. This photo was required at that point. She was so peaceful in his arms, and he was just beaming.

I chose the paper I wanted to use which was from some brand new papers called Windsong. I used 102 and 103. The sentiments I used are from Chiffon 500

Using my trimmer I carefully extracted the sentiment sections I wanted and then used various dies and my big shot to cut the necessary layers. I used white cardstock to cut the layer that would eventually be Seafoam or Antique Linen. Once I had all my layers, the video recording began.
  • Using a set of two-step stencils, I started having a little inky fun.
  • Positioning the first stencil where I wanted it, and using a blending sponge I filled in the spaces with Seafoam.
  • I then placed the second stencil in place, and with another blending sponge I filled in with the Antique Linen.
  • After setting those aside I then went to work adding the Seafoam and Antique Linen to the various layering pieces.
  • I then used my nano-stamp positioner and various letters from an alphabet stamp set to write Jules & G-pa, which is the name he chose for himself.
  • I then used an E-Z Runner and foam squares to adhere all my pieces down.
I really hope you have enjoyed my first project with the Quick Quotes Design Team, and here is the video to let you see the process as I played.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Seafoam and Antique Linen

Other Supplies Used:
Big Shot-Sizzix
Wonderland Stamp set- Joy Clair
Various Dies-Kat Scrappiness
Moroccan Tile Stencils- DCAM
Nano- DCAM
E-Z Runner- 3L
Foam Squares-3L
Blender Sponges-Ranger

Please come visit us again, and in the meantime I am going to work on my next fun project for you. 

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