Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Challenge 88

Happy June to you!  You know what that means, right?  Yep - It's time for a brand new challenge here on the blog!!!  First, we have some winners to announce from Challenge 87 - 3D Elements.


Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:

#3 - Steffi H.! 
(Sorry, we can't share your project image as it's restricted on Flickr)



"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

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


Neva here with Quick Quotes June challenge, Celebrate the Graduate!  

Whether you celebrate a graduate in elementary, college or high school this challenge is for you.  Graduations happen from early May all the way through mid-June depending on your location. We have two graduates in our home this year, our daughter graduated from university May 7th, and our son will graduate from high school June 7th. What an exciting time for both of them.


I choose to work with two collections for this double page layout, Whistlin’ Dixie and Secret Garden. I found that the colors meshed together seamlessly and was able to match the colors in our daughter’s cap and gown. The design tip for this layout is to back the photos first, then use what you have left from the 12” x 12” sheet to design the layout. This two page layout was constructed from 5 sheets of patterned cardstock. Two of Whistlin’ Dixie 107, one Whistlin’ Dixie 103, one Secret Garden 104, and one Secret Garden 103. The large 12” strips were cut first, then the rest was used for the smaller die cuts.

  • The base for the layout is Whistlin’ Dixie 107, a wonderful slightly textured gold pattern.
  • The left side focal photo is backed with Secret Garden 104.
  • Secret Garden 103 is trimmed to 1” and is punched with a border punch for both left and right side of the layout.
  • Secret Garden 104 is trimmed to 4” x 12”.
  • Whistlin’ Dixie 103 is trimmed to ¾” for both the left and right side of the layout.
  • All the lighter colored card stock is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Cactus.
  • Whistlin’ Dixie 500 and 600 provide the accents which are trimmed and backed with Secret Garden card stock.
  • The circles and backing scalloped circles are die cut in contrasting Whistlin’ Dixie or Secret Garden.
  • Paper Bows are die cut and assembled with foam adhesive and glue dots. 
  • Celebrate the Graduate and Class of 2018 are die cut from Secret Garden 103.

  • The collage of four photos is backed with Whistlin’ Dixie 103.
  • The right side Secret Garden 104 is trimmed to 1 ½” x 12 and 1/2” for the outside edge.
  • The circles and backing scalloped circles are die cut in contrasting Whistlin’ Dixie or Secret Garden for both sides.
  • Paper Bows are die cut and assembled with foam adhesive and glue dots.
Please join along and share your “Celebrate the Graduate!” project. You may use Quick Quotes products but it is not required. Enjoy the process and create something to commemorate a great accomplishment!

Quick Quote Products
Secret Garden: 103, 104 (Coming Soon!)
Whistlin’ Dixie: 103, 107, 500 and 600
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Cactus

Other Products
Double loop border punch by Martha Stewart
Bow Tie die by Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix
Standard Circles Small and Lacey Circles by Spellbinders
Celebrate by Stephanie Barnard Thinlits 3-D Drop-Ins by Sizzix
Just a Note font by Jen Long by Sizzix

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Neva


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Graduation!"
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of Graduation - 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 6/25.

  • 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
  • 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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NanaConnie said...

Thanks so much for the Top 3 award! I'm truly honored. :-D

Dorothy S said...

Oh, my...I really thought I clicked once = then my computer came up with the message that it could not connect. Well, instead, it put on multiple entries and I cannot see a delete button. My apologies, but could you fix it so there is one entry? Thank you so much.