Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Favorite Places to eat mini album

Here is another food project for my guest designing position over at The Awesome Ladies Project.  This prompt was favorite places to eat/where you eat.  I decided to create a mini album of my favorite restaurants...I soon realized these are also all in my neighborhood, most within walking distance. 

My first tag is the Drunken Bento.  Half price sushi all the time.  They also serve Korean dishes.  My husband really enjoys the galbi, a Korean style BBQ short rib.  I always eat sushi.

I used Maya Road Sushi stamp set and Distress inks to create the base of this page.

Just across the street from Drunken Bento is Thai Express.  Thai Express was one of my very first favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.  It was only two blocks from my first apartment here in Cincinnati.  They have a designated pan for vegetarian dishes.  I like Pad Thai and Massaman Curry.  The spring rolls are crisp and light not thick and greasy like egg rolls.  I also like the mango salad.

On the same block is Mac's Pizza.  They have several great nights of specials.  Monday is $5 burgers (including a homemade veggie burger) and family favorite $5 Pizza Thursdays.  My favorite pizza is a grape Gorgonzola.  It has a garlic sauce, grapes, tomatoes, onions and almonds with Gorgonzola. It is divine!!!

The next block down has the Elephant Walk, a combination of Indian and Ethiopian food.  I prefer Indian but am in love with injera, yum!  On this tag I used shimmer mist and added some tabs to divide the two different foods.

Conscious Kitchen used to be on the same block as the first group but recently moved a mile or so away to a new location.  It is spacious and new.  CK is soul food with turkey and fish.  The signature sandwich is the salmon Cuban...I had never had a Cuban before.  It is a my absolute favorite sandwich with a side of spring rolls or onion rings.

I finally finished the album with dessert.  Cincinnati's local chain, United Dairy Farmers or UDF.  This photo is from back in the summer showing a special flavor using a local beer Rhinegeist Truth.

I used Distress Oxides on this tag with a bit of pearl shimmer spray. 
Colors:  Worn Lipstick and Twisted Citron
Stamp:  Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness

I lined the back of each tag with a matching card stock or paper.  All the edges were inked with Quick Quotes Midnight Confession Powderpuff chalking ink,  I finalized the album with various fibers tied on the ring.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://minialbummakers.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-mini-album-tutorials-and.html until 11/30

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out The Awesome Ladies Project!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Quick Quotes Gratitude card

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today.  I have a card of gratitude to inspire you.  I used several subtle techniques to accentuate the soft and lovely Harmony 101 paper.  

The first technique I used was masking.  Here are the steps I used to create the image:
  1. Stamp image multiple times using a platform with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks insures a dark clean image
  2. Stamp the same image on masking tape or sticky note paper
  3. Fussy cut the image and place exactly over the stamped image
  4. Layer the second image on the platform over the first image
  5. Stamp image multiple times to insure a crisp image
  6. Remove masking to reveal combined image

I inked up all the edges with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink  and finished off the card with a ribbon and some sequins.  I like to drop pearly drops inside the sequins for a final touch.  

Quick Quotes Products used:

other products:
Close to My Heart stamp set Always Grateful
Judikins Eclipse tape
Frantic Stamper Corner Cut tag die
TPC Studio Black Shimmer card stock
sequins and pearl drops   

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2017/11/uys-289-thankful.html until 11/25

http://www.dare2bartzy.com/wp/november-challenge-gratitude/ until 12/2

Thanks so much for reading today.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lasting Memories November Guest Designer with Creative Memories Divine wedding layout

Today is my last post as guest designer for the  Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog.
The recipes have been so much fun and I have created so many pretty layouts for my wedding album. 

Here's this week

2 photos
2 different alpha fonts for title
4 patterned papers
5 buttons
1 ribbon/trim
4 die cuts
sprinkle with mist

Here are my two different alpha fonts, one button, snippet of the trim and the mist.

My 4 die cuts are 3 flowers and the wedding dress.  I used buttons in the center of the flowers and some larger ones tucked here and there.

My background paper as well as the mats are patterned papers.

Creative Memories Divine Power Palette
5 buttons
flower trim
Tattered Angels mist
Die cut
Kiwi Lane Large Bracket template
card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at 


Friday, November 17, 2017

Creative Memories Enchanted Masculine layouts

Today I have a couple of more wedding layouts, instead of the bride, I have the guys...

The first sketch from the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.

Challenge 1

And the second layout:

Here's the sketch I used:

Challenge 2 

Creative Memories Enchanted Power palette
Creative Memories Black and White Power palette
Creative Memories black shimmer card stock
Creative Memories circle cutter
Creative Memories sticker letters
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies
Recollections enamel dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Creative Memories Reminisce Wedding Layouts

More layouts from the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.

Here's the sketch:

Challenge 4

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories border punch (cut into pieces)
Quick Quotes vellum quote, Powderpuff chalking ink Slate

Here's the sketch I used during the virtual crop:

Challenge 5

I just love how I used the punched photos.

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories punches
Recollections pearls
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Maraschino Cherry

Thanks so much for reading today!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

To Have and To Hold: Creative Memories layout

I created 5 layouts for the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.  I kept the momentum up and completed about 10 pages this past weekend all part of my wedding album.  I have about 9 pages left in the first album!

Here's the sketch from Creative Memories Virtual Crop that I used over the weekend.

Challenge 6

Since this is my wedding album I didn't want to use the ripped papers so I went with a fancy cartridge for my border punch.

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories Heart punch
Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
Prima bling
Spellbinders Story of Us dies
border punch
Quick Quotes Slate chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2017/11/uys-288-5-patterned-papers.html  until 11/18x

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2017/11/200-anything-but-card.html  until 11/25

https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/layout-challenge-2-tic-tac-toe.html until 11/30

I used twine, punch and pattern paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Season's Greetings! Atlantic Heart Challenge with Tim Holtz Stamp and die set

Good morning!  I believe today is my first holiday card of the season.  I have been wanting to use this stamp and die set for a while now...like since last year.  As soon as I the sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge I knew I would finally try it.

Here's this week's sketch:

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I stamped  and embossed this image a total of four times.  First was the base image, then two more green and one red.  I used the various dies to cut out portions of the wreath for layering.  I still ended up fussy cutting some pieces to achieve the look I desired.

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Season's Greetings stamp and die set
Wow embossing powder clear
American Craft Pine pigment ink
Versacolor Cardinal pigment ink
Recollections gems
kraft and red card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

(die cut, free, leaf)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Laughter and Smiles: Creative Memories Divine Wedding layout

Hello and welcome to my next layout.  I was on a roll this weekend after the Creative Memories Virtual Blog Hop.  I found a sketch to highlight my next photos in my wedding album.  I have also been using Dear Zae monthly challenge round up as a resource for scrapbook challenges.

Although the challenge has expired I loved the sketch I used:

Amanda's Scrapbook Pages

I also used the following mood board from Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog.  I didn't use the pink but definitely the sparkle, wedding, quote and attitude. 

Creative Memories Divine Power palette paper and paper ribbon
bling, sequins, iron on patch
Tattered Angels Black Magic spray ink

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lasting Memories November Guest Designer: Creative Memories Reminisce Family layout

Hello, today I am guest designing at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog .  I am still working on my wedding album.  With this layout I honed in on my mother's dress and used rich warm colors, it was an October wedding after all...

I found this Maya Road chipboard over the summer at Tuesday Morning, I believe.

I used Spellbinders ribbon/buckle charms to cut these shapes out of chipboard.  I then inked them up and heat embossed them for a shine and sturdiness.

Here's my wood veneer, I also inked it up a bit.

Hot off the Press paper
Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Recollections gems
wood veneer
Maya Road chipboard silhouette
die cut chipboard
Spellbinders buckle die
Cricut Soiree Olivia Fancy font

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

For more recipes don't forget to play along at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog this month!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

R is for Remember: Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Guest Designer

Please go HERE for the A Day of Thanks Blog Hop!  Thank you very much.

Good morning!  Today I am guest designing at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and the challenge is R is for Remember.  I have chosen to create some Veteran's Day cards with my Cricut.

Here's the front of the card.  I used the negative cuts and the original cut a s a template because it was just too pretty to waste in the luxurious gold paper.

And a close up of the pop up dimension

Here's my second card.  I decided not to cut the traditional version of this but the pocket card.  It is really neat and already in the hands of a Vet.

Close to My Heart Artfully Sent cart
Bazzill Handsome card stock
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Slate chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2017/11/good-morning-from-crafty-catz-challenge.html  until 11/16x

http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-139-honoring-our-veterans.html  until 11/18

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2017/11/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-216.html until 11/22

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/11/pile-it-on-136-large-sentiments.html  until 12/2

Don't forget to play along with  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and this week's challenge is R is for Remember.

Thanks so much for stopping by!