Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gift Card Holder

I don't know about you, but I always have gift cards that I give each year. I like to personalize them by making a creative holder. My Silhouette digital cutter makes this so easy! I just open the "tag gift card holder" from my library of images I have purchased. The image will look like this:

I loaded my mat with papers from the Wonder and Wishes collection. I used the brown and dots paper to actually hold the gift card. For the base/holder of the gift card I used the red poinsettia paper. My Silhouette does the hard work of cutting them out for me. I inked the edges with red ink. I wrapped Doodlebug twine around the gift card holder and added a chipboard tag as well. Here is my finished gift card holder.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Challenge on the Quick Quotes Blog

It is challenge time on the Quick Quotes blog. It is a simple and useful challenge! The challenge is to create a tag to use this season. If you do not celebrate Christmas, you can create a gift tag to use.

I created this ornament gift tag using the Quick Quotes December Club Q kit and a digital image that I cut on my Silhouette. It is a 3-D ornament tag. I inked the edges with amaretto powderpuff chalk ink. I also adhered some pearls from the kit to give it a little something extra. Be sure to get your entry linked on the Quick Quotes blog for a chance at a great prize.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I inked the edges of the present. I also used torn paper to add texture to my layout. To create my ribbon, I just tied a know. The smaller ribbon was done the same way. I used stickles on my present as well as below the ric rac. I also placed some stickle dots in some of the dots of the background pattern paper.
The 3-in-1 Beacon glue is great for adhering chipboard to paper. I used a little on the back of the larger bow as well. I love the strength of this glue.

QQ Products Used:
December Club Q
Amaretto Powderpuff chalk ink

3 in 1 Beacon glue

Friday, November 25, 2011

Quick Quotes Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying the Quick Quotes Design Team blog hop. If you are starting at my blog, you will need to go to the Quick Quotes Blog to begin. The blog hop began today and there will be new inspiration today through Monday. (Not to mention fabulous daily prizes as well) Today's prize is a Damsel in Distress collection and 2 ink pads. In order to win, you must leave a comment on each participating blog as well as the main Quick Quotes blog. Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 30th.

With Christmas around the corner I chose to do a festive layout using only supplies from Quick Quotes November Club Q. I mounted the quote behind a black cardstock frame. I love the burgundy vellum with the music notes. The brads add a splash of color as well.

This is the last design team member stop for the day. Head on back to the Quick Quotes blog. Be sure you left a comment on each of the design team members' blogs as well as the main Quick Quotes blog.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quick Quotes white space challenge

I know this picture is crazy, but I just couldn't resist taking the picture of my daughter showing me how to cross her eyes. It is a bit freaky...but just had to get a picture. I was inspired by the white space challenge on the Quick Quotes blog. I used the Live Out Loud collection by Quick Quotes: 400 and adhesive glitter diecuts.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fun dance layout

This layout was inspired by a sketch from authentique paper blog. Supplies I used: Quick Quotes Miss Morgan collection: 200 and 300, Quick Quotes perfectly precious quote, antique brad, clear jewels, Prima flower, and my Silhouette. I did this layout for the 1 picture layout challenge contest on Quick Quotes blog as well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Card Patterns sketch 135

I just loved the card sketch 135 at Card Patterns. It was perfect with my Harmonie papers! What a fun sketch!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

ICS #133

I was inspired by ICS #133 sketch to create this card. I used Harmonie papers, ribbon, and the stamp is Harmonie's as well. I also used the challenge at Cas-ual Fridays: CFC22: Create a Clean And Simple project using a ribbon tab or loop.

Friend of a Friend Contest

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Friend of a Friend Contest. Go to:
to find out details for your chance to win! The contest will run from 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3rd to Friday, Oct. 7th at 5 p.m. Be sure to mention who sent you!
I used the BFF collection for my layout. My layout was also inspired by a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

CPS #237

The #237 sketch at CPS inspired this card:
I used Divine Twine and TaDa Creative Studios R & R collection.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sketch challenge on the Quick Quotes Blog

I had so much fun creating this layout for the sketch challenge on the Quick Quotes blog. I was lucky enough to get to create with the September Club Q kit as well. The kit was perfect for my Apple Butter themed layout. Quick Quotes products used: Cherry Truffle Collection: 200, 300, 40o, 3-in-1 adhesive. The twine, flowers, and gems were from the September kit. I also use American Craft and Momenta sticker letters, and Bazzill cardstock. I used my Silhouette to cut out the apples and scalloped borders. If you want a chance at a fun prize, please join in on the sketch challenge at the Quick Quotes blog.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Quick Quotes and Peachy Keen Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the Peachy Keen Stamps/Quick Quotes Blog Hop! If you've just come from Joanna Bandelin's blog,then you are hopping along just fine. If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at Peachy Keen Stamps' blog so you don't miss a single chance to win one of two fun prizes up for grabs! You'll have until Sunday night to complete the hop, and there will be even more inspiration tomorrow!

There are 2 prizes up for grabs:

Peachy Keen Stamps PRIZE:
Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment
Faceless Fruit Stamp Set

Quick Quotes PRIZE:
Family Canvas Kit (All inclusive)
Glitter Chipboard (2 sets)
PVC Frosted Embellishments (flowers)

Peachy Keen Stamps and Quick Quotes have partnered this weekend to bring you incredible creations from both Design Teams. You'll see how versatile our products truly are! I made this star award card: I used the Just Jackson collection from Quick Quotes. Just Jackson QQPJK200, QQPJK300, and QQPJK400. I also used Quick Quotes awesome Blue Moon powderpuff chalk ink. I loved using the You are a Star stamp by Peachy Keen. The stamp imprinted perfectly and was durable and easy to use.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you're inspired and ready to create! Don't forget to leave a comment on each designers' blog for a chance to win either a Quick Quotes prize package or two stamp sets from Peachy Keen! The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm EDT, Sunday, September 18th.

Your next stop on the hop is the Quick Quotes blog.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A simple thank you card

I used my silhouette to cut out and piece together the tree. The papers and brad are from Harmonie. I chose the color scheme based on a challenge at the Play Date Cafe. I also used paper piecing for a challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


With a little fancy cutting I came up with this "Smile" layout showcasing my daughter Sydnee playing at the park. I used mostly Urban Lily products: Sushi Stripe, Sushi Dots, and Sushi. I also used red Smooch Spritz spray and some Bazzill cardstock. The design was inspired by a Sketchy Thursdays sketch.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quick Quotes September Kit

Quick Quotes September kit is just gorgeous. I have the privilege of being on the design team. Each month I get to rework the kits to show their versatility. Here is the first layout I came up with.

QQ Products Used:
September Club Q
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff chalk ink

3 in 1 Beacon glue

I used the inside pieces of the diecut leaves and border to embellish around my journaling strips. I cut the long vellum quote into 3 sections, mounted them on cardstock, and then inked the edges. The 3-in-1 Beacon glue is great for adhering the strip of gems.
I adhered the black mats and the photos onto the red pattern paper. Everything else was adhered right on top of the transparency. I kept them as 2 different sheets and just slid them both into my page protector.

Here is an image of the Kit and ideas you can do with the kit:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fun and Simple Card

This card was inspired by sketch 232 at CPS. I combined the sketch challenge with an embossing challenge at Casual Fridays. The papers and stamps are from the EIEIO collection from TaDa Creative Studios. I also used a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Forever Friends Card Quick Quotes

QQ Products Used:
Live Out Loud collection
Live Out Loud 100 paper

Live Out Loud 400 paper
Orange Dot sheer ribbon
Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff chalk ink

Beacon 3-in-1 glue

This is an easy card that can be used to send a sweet message to a friend. It is good to have a supply of these types of cards ready made.

Ink the edges of all the papers
Adhere the quote to orange cardstock. Then tear out a space on the front of the base of the card. Adhere the quote under the tear so it is peaking through.
Use the Beacon 3-in-1 glue to avoid wrinkles in the pages.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Bag Key Chain Album

I made this for my daughter to attach to her school book bag. That way she can take us with her to school. If her book bag gets lost it will also help the finder identify who it belongs to by the id tag.

products used: Quick Quotes August club Q page and canvas kits, QQ powderpuff chalk ink Mocha Mama, Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive, Bazzill cardstock

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love U card Glitzy Glue Dots

Casual-Fridays Glitzy Glue Dots challenge inspired me to make this Love U card. I have never used glue dots with glitter. What a fantastic and fun idea! This card is for my husband on our upcoming anniversary. I used my thumbprints to create the heart.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge

Quick Quotes has a really fun new challenge up for Friday! To kick off this fun, our first challenge is being hosted by Michelle Granger. Michelle's challenge is to use a number somewhere on your project. If you participate you have a chance to win a Savvy Davvy Collection prize pack! Read more details on the contest details on the Quick Quotes blog
This challenge was perfect for me. August 9th I will be celebrating my 14th year anniversary. I decided to make a mini album for my husband. I used the August Club Q page kit and the August Canvas kit for my album. These kits come with detailed instructions on how to make pages and the Canvas mini album, however, I re purposed the kits to make my own version. These kits are so versatile. You can recreate their ideas or create your own like I did. The front and back covers of my album are canvas pieces. The inside is accordion style like the Canvas kit explains. I put pictures of myself and our 2 girls on the inside pages. There are pockets with tags on the opposite sides of each picture. On my tag I wrote a personal message to my husband. I then wrote on each of the girls tags traits that they each have that came from their Dad.

For the back of my album, I inked the edges and stamped my thumbprints into a heart shape.
Materials for my album: August Club Q page and Canvas kits, Quick Quotes powderpuff inks Mocha Mama, and Maraschino Cherry, October Afternoon mini stickers, and American Craft thickers.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quick Quotes August Club Q Repurposed

Quick Quotes has this gorgeous kit for August. The Club Q kits come ready to assemble with directions.The Quick Quotes design team gets the pleasure of repurposing the kits to show how versatile they can be. I created this layout using the kit. I did add the Cherry Truffle Vintage Alphabet and brads. Everything else is from the kit.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Today’s post is the card that I’ve provided to my design team for the Design Team Birthday Blog Hop 7/30-7/31.

I’m sure you’re all familiar with a standard blog hop - a long list of blogs, and you hop from one to the other leaving comments...

Well, this one has a twist. This should be a super efficient hop for you.

We’re linking up design team blogs instead of the individual bloggers blogs... So you only have to make 8 hops, and you’ll get to see 57 cards! If you’re interested, go directly to the start at:


There is some great blog candy to be had!!!Here’s my card! I hope you hop along with us!
The card was made from the July Club Q at Quick Quotes. I also used purple passion powderpuff chalk ink. The sentiment is a rub on from American Crafts. I also added liquid pearls to the chipboard butterfly.
Thanks and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Welcome to my blog on the "Get to Know the DT Blog Hop" sponsored by Quick Quotes. I am so excited to be working with this wonderful company! Seriously, they are so generous. They are not only giving prizes for this blog hop, but are currently giving away $3,000 in prizes in 30 days. It is still going on, so be sure to check at the Quick Quotes Blog daily.

I am lucky enough to be offering this Blog Candy!
In order to win you just need to do 3 things:

#1 become a follower
#2 leave a comment
#3 check the main QQ blog on Sunday the 24th when all winners will be announced

Here are a couple of projects I have done using the Savvy Davvy paper collection. I love the bright bold colors of this collection. It just screams summer fun to me!

I made this album to take with me on my vacation. All the inside pages are 6x6 so I could journal while on vacation and then just add my photos when I returned. I inked a hand print of each of my girls so I would remember just what size they were. The powderpuff inks are perfect for this. They are stamped on canvas and make up the back page. The front cover is canvas as well. This was part of the June Club Q.

I also created this fun summer layout with the Savvy Davvy collection.
You can tell I love to use inks and distress my edges. Quick Quotes inks are so rich and full of color. They are perfect for inking those edges.

Thanks so much for visiting. I have loved sharing a little of my style and some of my Quick Quotes creations with you.

If you need to start the blog hop at the beginning please click here:
Your next stop is Lisa's blog!

Round and Round Fun

I used Harmonie cardstock, pattern paper, chipboard, and brads on this layout. The layout was inspired from sketch 51 at sketchabilities. My daughter was enjoying herself at the fair going round and round on a ride. It was so fun to watch her antics!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quick Quotes Huge Giveaway

Omgoodness, Quick Quotes is so generous. They will be giving away $3,000 in prizes in the next 30 days. Check out the blog candy just posted today on the Quick Quotes blog!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More July Quick Quotes Club Q and Sassy Lil' Sketches

As I posted earlier Quick Quotes has a gorgeous Club Q kit for July...these kits are so versatile. They come with ideas for making pages. but I decided to repurpose the kit to show that you can do more with the kits.
Here is another layout that I made with the kit. Everything is from the kit except for the Quick Quotes Mocha Mama and Very Berry powderpuff chalk inks. I also used Bazzill cardstock and some espresso pearls on the chipboard butterfly. I just love the large doily that comes with the kit. I cut the center out and put the dark brown cardstock behind it. I added a few of the purple gems to accent it as well. The design was inspired by the July 7th sketch at Sassy Lil Sketches.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Club July Quick Quotes and Amy Chomas

I was lucky enough to work with the July club Q kit at Quick Quotes and the Amy Chomas gel pens for my Silhouette. I also used amaretto powderpuff chalk ink. The best part is that Quick Quotes and Amy Chomas have put together a great prize pack. All you have to do is comment on the Quick Quotes blog. They have been sharing projects all week. Each comment earns you an entry. You can read more about it here. Be sure to check out all the beautiful creations posted here as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Club Q Quick Quotes and sketch 50

Quick Quotes has a gorgeous Club Q kit for July...these kits are so versatile. They come with ideas for making pages, but I decided to repurpose the kit to show that you can do more with the kits.
Here is the layout that I made with the kit. Everything is from the kit except for the Quick Quotes Amaretto powderpuff chalk ink and the My Minds Eye alphabet stickers. My layout was inspired by sketch 50 at Sketchabilities.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Urban Lily card

This card was inspired by sketch 65 at inspirational Card sketches. I used Urban Lily papers and the chipboard circles are also Urban Lily. I used Quick Quotes liquid chalk ink on the larger chipboard window.

Friday, July 1, 2011

TaDa Creative Studios Sneak Peaks

Just Chillin’ is a teen based collection that works for any boy, from hard core to preppy. But it also has some elements and patterns for the Dudettes in your life. Your text crazed teenagers will love this collection. It has all the trendy elements that just scream 2011 teenager!

Looking for a collection to capture all of those great winter activities, that’s not Christmas themed? Drum roll please…introducing Frozen Tozen! This collection is perfect for for scrapping those sledding, ice skating and ski trip memories. If you and your family love the outdoors in the winter time, this collection is for you!

This first collection is all about those BFs! Have you ever looked for the perfect collection to share your favorite memories of your BFF? Well, this is the collection for you! It’s bright, it’s fun, and it’s all for “the girls” in your life. We hope you like what you see!

More information coming....check it out on the TaDa blog.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays

Here is my take on this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays. I used Urban Lily products.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shining Star

The Just Jackson collection from Quick Quotes was just perfect for my daughter's Fourth of July photo. I Handcut the stars from the pattern paper. The chipboard was perfect for the title as well as accenting.

QQ items:
Just Jackson Collection: QQP-JK300, QQP-JK100, QQP-JK200, and QQP-JK400
EM56 JK glittercard

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Camp Friends

Completed another page using Quick Quotes products.

QQ products used:
Maraschino Cherry powderpuff chalk ink
FR32 Forever Friends quote
Savvy Davvy paper collection

additional products:
American Craft flowers

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Club Q Quick Quotes

I repurposed the June Club Q to make this layout of my daughter on the 4th of July. These kits are so versatile. They come with pre-planned pages for those who like things planned out, or you can do like I did and create a new page with the materials given. Everything I used was from the kit except for the Maraschina Cherry powderpuff chalking ink. I wrapped the ribbon around the plastic circle and placed it in the center of the sun diecut.