Friday, April 27, 2012

Family is all About Doing Things Together!

Today at the Quick Quotes Blog, the Design Team is sharing some layout inspiration for you! Be sure to check it out HERE! This is the layout I created for you. We are featuring our color vellum quotes and I have to be honest, the more I use them, the more I like them! They are so beautiful and they completely take care of my issues with creating titles and journaling!
We spent an afternoon at the zoo when we were visiting my family last summer! I love that my kids have such great memories of their grandparents!
Anchoring the vellum quote was easy to do. I punched two holes in the top and used ribbon to tie it to a piece of cardstock! I inked the edges using the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Ink to make it stand out a little more!

Other Products: Punch by Martha Stewart; Pearls by The Paper Studio; Flowers by Michaels; Decorative Tape and Ribbon

Thursday, April 26, 2012

So Sweet You Are...

Hello Everyone! The weather where I live has been pretty amazing... 80s-90s and it has me thinking about summer! So, I got out some of my favorite Quick Quotes products and created a fun summer layout!  But before I share it with you, I have a confession.... I am terrible at journaling! There! I said it! I never know what to say and I don't like the look of my own handwriting so I often avoid it. However, this is the very reason why I love the Quick Quotes Colored Vellum Quotes. They are not only beautiful, but they say all the things I wish I could think of on my own! Here is a layout I created using the new Summer Samba line. I LOVE this line! It is so bright and colorful... perfect for my summer photos! 

This picture was taken at the beach last summer and I wanted to use it in a layout as soon as I had it printed but instead, held onto it until I could figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it. And once these papers arrived at my house, I had a plan!

When I took this photo, I positioned my daughter off to the side on purpose, just so I could get creative with the journaling. Thank goodness Quick Quotes came to the rescue with this darling vellum quote! It said exactly what I was thinking! I printed this photo off as a 5x7 and laid the quote directly on the photo. I used brads to anchor it down!

I also had to show the gorgeous butterfly from the Quick Quotes Bag O'Chips Butterflies. I adore these! They are so easy to work with! I painted the butterfly white before I debossed it using my Cuttlebug. I then added Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Lemonade! Beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with another Quick Quotes layout!  :)

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Summer Samba Patterned Paper: 200, 300, 400
So Sweet You Are - Color Vellum Quote
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Mango Mai Tai, Maraschino Cherry, Lemonade
Bag O'Chips: Butterflies

Other Products Used:
Punch: Martha Stewart
Gems: Creative Charms
Flowers: Michaels
Other: Brads, paint

Friday, April 6, 2012

Quick Quotes April Challenge!

Hello everyone! I'm thrilled to be hosting this month's challenge at Quick Quotes! Our challenge for April is to incorporate a "grid" using paper blocks or strips in your project. Projects can include layouts, cards or altered art. Of course we would love to see Quick Quote products on your project but that is not a requirement to play along with us! I used the new Summer Samba line for my layout...

Isn't this picture too funny?! We took it when we were in Cabo last November. Lauren is too silly!!

I love the color quotes that coordinate with the papers! This quote couldn't be more perfect for little miss Lauren!! lol!!

And of course, since I am hosting the challenge, I would love to see all of my scrappy friends play along! You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Quick Quotes Store!

You can check out the Quick Quote challenge HERE!

And Frosted Designs has a new challenge... Banners! Check it out HERE!

 I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012


My house is a little crazy right now so you will have to excuse me for not posting this last Thursday when it appeared on the Quick Quotes blog! Since Easter is this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share an Easter themed layout I created using the Quick Quotes Summer Samba paper line! I love the bright colors... perfect for spring!

I know I have said this before but I have to say it again... I LOVE the chipboard embellishments from Quick Quotes! They are so easy to work with and there are so many things you can do with them! I used the butterflies from the Bag O'Chips Butterfly collection!

I painted the chipboard butterfly with white paint and let it dry before I inked it with PowderPuff Chalking inks in Lemonade and Blue Hawaiian. I outlined the wings with a black pen and then added Stickles to the body and wing of the butterfly to add a little sparkle.

For this butterfly, I painted the butterfly with white paint. Once the paint was dry, I debossed it before inking it with PowderPuff chalking ink in Limeade. I finished it off with some Stickles on the body.

Quick Quote Products:

Other Supplies:
Flowers: Making Memories, Michaels
Letters: American Crafts
Brads: K&Co., Making Memories
Stickles: Ranger
Trim, Flower: Creative Charms
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Paint: Plaid
Pen: Copic
Sizzix: Swiss Dots

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Be sure to stop by Friday... I am hosting this month's challenge at Quick Quotes and I can't wait to share the details with you!

Barb  :)
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