Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Mother's Day with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

It's time for the my team's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration.  This card came together so easily.  I used a paper pack so all the papers matched so perfectly.  I found matching ink and ribbon in my stash.  I love the vintage look.


Here's the Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch:


It was super easy using just the Lost and Found Blush paper pack.  I picked a background and die cut some scraps.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap, too!



Ingredients:
Lost and Found Blush 6x6 paper
Spellbinders labels twenty-two die
Tutti Designs Stitched circled die
Close to My Heart sentiment Just to say
Stampin Up Primrose Petals ink
Quick Quotes Fuchsia chalking ink
Recollections ribbon


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Alicia

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Edge of the Sea...Quick Quotes Navigator layout

Alicia blogging today with a layout from my January vacation.  I love watery vacations!  Navigator papers are perfect for documenting my experience.  I used several leftover die cuts from the April Club Q layouts.  I also used several pieces from Navigator 500 Quotes and Phrases.  I inked all edges generously with Powderpuff Chalking inks.



I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer to print just the right pictures to scrap. In this area of the resort the waves crash against rocks and make for quite a splash zone. I took dozens of pictures to try and capture the perfect spray of water.  Do you remember long, long ago when you had to wait until you printed the entire roll of film to even determine if you captured good pictures?  We have come a long way and it is so easy to print off just the perfect pictures at home with fantastic quality.



I finished off my layout with some netting and seashells.  I used pop dots to bring the quote pieces up off the page and over the fiber.  It is a little bulky and I don't scrap every page like this but it just finished off this layout so beautifully.



Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator papers:  102, 103, and 105
Powderpuff chalking inks:  BermudaSandy Shore, and Tropical Punch
leftover pieces from April Club Q

Canon products:

other products:
seashells and fiber
ink pen and pop dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day! with Cricut

Happy Mother's Day!  I whipped up some quick Cricut cut Mother's Day cards.  I added a few premium papers to step up the quality.  I also inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.

For the first card, I picked a special fold and added glitter flowers with gem centers.



On the second card I added a layer of red velvet paper behind the cuts.



Ingredients:
Cricut carts: Close to my Heart Artfully Sent
pink and pink shimmer card stock
red velvet and glitter papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Pixie Pink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Far East Blog Hop




Welcome to the 
Far East Blog Hop

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!

You should have arrived from Sue's blog but if not,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

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One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I created several cards with my Cricut for this hop.  The first one I made was for tomorrow's holiday.  I added lots of details deserving of a mother.  


I loved using the DCWV Far East papers so much, I went wild with my Pagoda card cuts and made several of them!  I love how easy they were and how pretty they turned out.












Ingredients:
DCWV Far East paper
Cricut carts:  Pagoda
Spellbinders Paper Lantern dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks


Next head on over to Kim's blog!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


Monday, May 7, 2018

All I want is an umbrella in my drink!

I have been very busy getting ready for an art show next weekend.  I wanted to create some "drink" cards and Die Cuttin' Diva's sketch was perfect for the dies I wanted to use.


Here's the sketch:


I acquired these dies while I was on the Dies R Us Inspiration Design team.  I wanted to use them already, but as you know you don't always get to have unlimited creative time.  Finally, I found a minute to use them...I thought they were so cute!


Ingredients:
Prima Rock Out Bro papers
shimmer card stock
Versa Mark embossing powder
Recollections Citron embossing powder
Creative Memories square red bling



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Quick Quotes Mother's Day cards

Hi, Alicia with you today using the latest Quick Quotes papers Secret Garden. These new papers are part of  May Club Q, otherwise the paper pack will be available soon in the Quick Quotes store.  I created some sweet Mother's Day cards using the new papers with Powderpuff Chalking inks and a water brush to water color the nesting doll images.


Here's a close look at my watercolor handiwork.  I stamped the image with pigment ink and heat embossed so the image would not be compromised by all the water.  The raised image also keeps the inks from bleeding as much.


I find the Powderpuff Chalking inks stamp a great sentiment when I use my stamping tool.  I always stamp three times for perfect coverage.


The second card is using the same papers and techniques, I simply chose another sentiment and colored my dolls differently.  This ribbon matches the blue flowers in this pattern from Secret Garden 100 paper.  




Quick Quotes products:Secret Garden Collection papers 100 & 103 available soonPowderpuff Chalking inks:  Lipstick , Green LeafVanilla CreamKey LargoJadeMango Mai Tai, and Sandy Shore


other products:
tools: water brush and MISTI 
clear stamps: Close to my Heart Happy Place  and Short & Sweet sets
dies:  Frantic Stamper rounded corner rectangle dies
pen:  Silver shimmer pen
ink:  Colorbox black with Judikins black detail embossing powder
cardstock:  blue ice


Thanks so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Love is the Honey...Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

It's that time again, time for another sketch at Atlantic Hearts challenge.  I am still using up pieces around my desk and I found this bee already stamped and die cut.  I built upon that with the hex shapes also leftover pieces from a previous project.  I did have to cut the hex frame, I used some Graphic 45 paper but every other piece is just card stock.


I stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut it to fit the paper.  I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink.



Here's the sketch:




Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 paper pack
Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook stamp
Colorbox black
Judikins black detail embossing powder
Spellbinders Hex dies
Stampin Up hex die and bee stamp and die from Dragonfly Dreams

Don't forget to join us this week at Atlantic Hearts challenge.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/2018/04/cookie-challenge-92.html until 5/2x



http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/04/challenge-146-bugs-and-critters.html until 5/2x

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia




Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Secret Garden Quick Quotes Card Inspiration



Hi Alicia with you today using the latest Quick Quotes papers Secret Garden, available soon.  I took a cue from the bold and bright flowers creating a floral themed card set.  I wanted to use all of these wonderful prints.  I cut several "slices" of paper and positioned them with about an eighth inch in between the strips.  I used dies to cut some flowers and sentiments to finish off the cards.

I also made a video of unboxing this latest Secret Garden collection.  You can check it out HERE.





I chalked all the edges of my cuts with Lipstick and Green Leaf Powderpuff chalking inks.  I molded the flowers with my fingers and adhered them together with a brad.





This card I kept more simple with the floral papers and a die cut sentiment on the solid panel.


On the final card, I used four panels and popped a solid colored die cut watering can on top.  Perfect with the floral prints.




Quick Quotes products:
Secret Garden Collection available soon!
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Lipstick and Green Leaf





other products:
brads
dies by Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered florals and watering can
dies by Stamplorations sentiment dies

Don't forget to pop over and check out my unboxing VIDEO.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Alicia

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rock On! Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

It's my week again over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I am using up old stash and I found a couple of these iridescent tickets I used in my wedding reception invitations.  I cut them with my Cricut but it was before Design Space and can't for the life of my find the cut.



I layered the cut on top of some rock n roll paper and added some stamped images which I punched.  Super easy since I started with the ticket already made.


Here's the sketch to play along:


Another view.  I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink in black.


Ingredients:
DCWV Glam Rock stack
iridescent card stock
Cricut cut 
Stampin Up punches
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps
Distress ink Black soot
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge.


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We will weather the storm together...


There's been a lot of challenges that include umbrellas lately so I dug out my favorite umbrella die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used my brand new cloud dies that I scored just recently at Tuesday Morning.


Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian 6x6 papers
Graphic 45/Colorbox Bon Voyage Blue ink
Through Sunshine and Rain sentiment stamp (not sure of manufacturer but I have had this several years...at least 3 years old)
Our Daily Bread Designs umbrella and stitched rectangle die
Spellbinders Day Dreams dies (clouds)
Quick Quotes Terra Cotta and Deep Sea chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
















Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia