Monday, October 16, 2017

Quick Quotes Save the Date layout

Good morning, Alicia here today, playing along with this month's Quick Quotes challenge:  Use Memorabilia.  I am currently working on my wedding album.  So I have used my save the date postcards and the original pictures I used for the cards to create a two page layout.

Here's my second page.  I found lots of great die cuts from past kits to mix with current paper collections.  I inked up a chipboard label with Antique Linen  and another one using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink then added a sticker.  I used black brads in the center of all my flowers.  I threw on a few buttons for good measure.

Quick Quotes Products used:

other products:
black brads and buttons
Spellbinders die

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to play along with this month's challenge!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Be Kind...Friendly Forest window card

I made this card a while ago but never added a sentiment.  I recently aquired this Stamplorations Sweet Spring Phrase die that I thought was perfect for the window of my Friendly Forest scene.  

Avery Elle Pierced Cloud die
Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill edge die
Stamploratons Sweet Spring Phrase die
Die-Versions Whispers Musical Tree die
Colrbok Friendly Forest collection papers and stickers
Creative Memories Oval cutting templates

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 10/19

thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chills and Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Chills & Thrills
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and  creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.

You should have arrived from  Ashley's blog.
If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop

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

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE

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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


My Minds Eye Lost & Found Halloween 6x6
Recollections Stickers
Judikins Flourish stamp and Mica gloss background
Spellbinders Die D-lites Beautiful Locket
Stampin Up punch
Tim Holtz on the edge ornate die
CTMH Frightfully Fun sentiment
Black Soot Distress ink
vanilla and black glossy card stock

How this gentleman looks from the another angle...


My Minds Eye Lost & Found Halloween 6x6
Recollections Stickers
Tim Holtz die
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Oval dies
Stampin Up and Tim Holtz resin flowers
Tim Holtz Halloween 2 sentiment stamp
Black Soot Distress ink
vanilla and black glossy card stock

Now hop on over to my good friend Sue's blog!

Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:

Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
 due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Spooky Window Scene with Tim Holtz Wall clock

Hello, Alicia here today with a spooky scene I have created for the season.  I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut and emboss several layers of my card.  I also used a scary holographic sticker with ribbons to imitate a peek into a window.  I used shreds of a cotton ball for the cobweb.

The first layer is chipboard embossed with a Crafters Companion embossing folder.  I then used a light ink to highlight the chipboard and a black chalk ink to further illuminate the details.  

I cut the Tim Holtz Bigz Wall Clock a couple of times.  Once in black for the base and once in dark brown.  I cut the front panel from the brown and embossed it with woodgrain.  I used a pen to accent the embossed areas of the black layer.  I did not use the clock face I cut, instead I found a metal clock face from my stash that fit perfectly.  FYI the circle size is standard and I found several punches and dies that also fit perfectly.  I used a brad to adhere the black hands. Finally, I cut just the pendulum from gold paper.

Dies R Us Products:
Sizzix Bigz Die - Wall Clock by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Bigz Wall Clock

Sizzix - Big Shot Machine Only - White and Gray + 10 BONUS DIES
Sizzix Big Shot
other ingredients:
antique linen distress ink
Quick Quotes Midnight Confession Powderpuff chalking ink
velvet and sheer ribbons
Recollections sticker
metal clock face

And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

click below for:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Karen Burniston Thanks and Thinking of you

Alicia with a couple of cards for you today.  I pulled out my stash of backgrounds to accent this beautiful Tutti Designs Oriental Screen die.  I layered the die on a same size background.  I used a Karen Burniston Greetings die cut sentiment in the same card stock as the card base.  I layered it on top of two layers of Memory Box Stitched Rectangle dies, some ribbon, a flower and pearls.

For my second card I used a purple palette and a different sentiment but essentially the same card.

Dies R Us Products:

Karen Burniston - Dies - Greetings
Karen Burniston Greetings

Tutti Designs - Dies - Oriental Screen
Tutti Designs Oriental Screen
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Stitched Rectangle Layers
Memory Box Stitched Rectangle dies
other ingredients:
Judikins Mica Gloss
Alcohol inks
glossy and misc card stock
ribbon, pearls and flowers
I hope you enjoyed my simple but elegant designs today.
Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 10/7x until 10/9 (C13)x until 10/10 (C8)x until 10/13  until 10/14x  until 10/29

Today I am thankful for my friends!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CAS Stampin Up Thank you

Good morning!  Today I have a created another set for a card swap.  This one was a technique swap:  Scoring.  I didn't do a great job at my scoring but I wanted it to be prominent in the card so I went with a CAS style (really clean).  I barely even inked the edges!

I did use my MISTI and some masking paper to assist in the perfect placement of the flowers.

Here is a close up of my scoring, just 3 simple lines to border the sentiment popped up on foam and the edges inked for more pop!

Stampin Up Avant Garden set
Stampin Up punch
white and yellow shimmer card stock
Fiskars paper cutter and scoring tool
Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Blueprint Sketch and Peeled Paint (if I remember correctly)
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Lemon sorbet

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quick Quotes Mulberry Thank you card

Good morning!  Alicia here today with a pretty purple card using the Mulberry Paper Pack.  I just love the shades of purples and yellows in this collection.  While I used mostly purples one layer has a bit of yellow in the design so I went with that touch of yellow and accentuated with a yellow flower and yellow ribbon.

Here is a close up of my die cutting and inking.  I rarely create any project without inking the edges.  Sometimes only lightly on a clean and simple card and sometimes heavily like on this one.  When I use dies with embossing I like to ink heavily to bring out the embossing dimension.  I stamped with the sentiment with the same Plum PowderPuff Chalking Ink .

Quick Quotes products used:

other products used:
Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey Ornamental Screen die
Spellbinders label dies
Hampton Art sentiment
ribbon, flowers and gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 10/7x until 10/9 (C13)x  until 10/14x

I am thankful for my family today!

AND thank YOU for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Karen Burniston Thanks and Atlantic Heart Challenge sketch

I am really trying to purge my stash.  I am a hoarder and don't like to trash using them up is my favorite option!  I have a stack of backgrounds, some I made, some gifted.  This month you will see several used as I work through using them.  I will usually sit down and make 20 backgrounds and only make one card, hence all the leftovers.  I dressed this card up with products from my stash.

Here is the sketch:

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Alcohol inks/glossy card stock 
Karen Burniston sentiment die
DL Art dyed seam binding
Co-ordinations paper and misc papers from my stash
flowers, gems from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts challenge this week!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 10/7 x  until 10/13  until 10/14x


Friday, September 29, 2017

Red Rocks! Quick Quotes September Club Q Layouts

Hello, Alicia with you today and I am using the rest of my September Club Q.  I also used my PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to not only print the photos but also the titles.  

I am on top of it with this layout, literally and figuratively, these are photos from a trip  just last month to Colorado.  These photos are from the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison which is at 6,400 feet above sea level!  In addition, this trip was a check off my bucket list.


I used Plum Powderpuff chalking ink to cover the white board titles included with this month's kit.

Here's my PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer in action.  I found it very helpful to adjust the settings depending on the paper and the document.  And another helpful hint is to use Canon brand paper which makes for more vivid photos.

This is a two page layout and here is page two.  I used the die cut frames included with September Club Q.

I inked all the edges with Midnight Confessions including the white board that I previously inked with  Plum.  Double inking blends and gives more dimension to the embellishments.

Quick Quotes Products used:

Canon Products:

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

invited to be GDT

Thank you so much for stopping by today!