Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sail away with me with Louise!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, I hope you are all having a great summer! Louise here with a quick summer themed card that I made using the Anchors Aweigh and Navigator collections.





  • I used the Anchors Aweigh 108 paper for the background and added a horizontal stripe from the Navigator 102 paper. 
  • I like the look of brads with these nautical themed papers but didn't want the backs of the brads poking the recipient inside the card. I solved this problem by attaching these 2 papers with the brads before adhering them to the card base. 
  • The blue circle with the Anchor is from the Navigator 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases sheet. 
  • The larger sentiment, which is from the Navigator Quotes and Phrases strip, is adhered with raised foam to give the card more dimension. 



The edges of all of the papers and sentiments are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

Quick Quotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh 108
Navigator Paper Pack
Navigator Quotes and Phrases
Navigator 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases
Gold Brads
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea

Other products:
Foam adhesive
Generic card base

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red, White, and Blue with Louise!


I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Louise here playing along with this month's challenge to use red, white, and blue. You can find all the details of the challenge here.


I am very proud that my teenage son is working this summer; he has 2 part-time jobs and earns his own spending money. Since one of his jobs has a red, white, and blue uniform, I decided to use these colors in a scrapbook layout about this milestone.  I didn't want to embarrass him by taking photos of him at work so I took these photos outside our house in his uniforms.
  • All of the papers on this page come from the Secret Garden Paper Pack. This collection has bright colors and features floral, chevron, and striped prints. Since this is a masculine page, I used the chevrons and stripes. 
  • The blue embellishments are from the Farmhouse collection.
  • The horizontal stripes were cut from the Secret Garden 103 paper and reassembled in the color combination that I wanted. I used the solid red from the reverse side of that paper for the top half of my page. 
  • I wanted to make sure my whites matched, so I die-cut the circle from middle of the Secret Garden 101 paper. I was still able to use the reverse side of the paper for the background (blue chevrons) such that the missing circle doesn't show. 
  • The title is die cut from the the blue section of the Secret Garden 105 paper. I fussy cut chevrons from the reverse side of this paper to create a design across the page.
  • To finish the page, I added pennants and stars cut from the scraps. 




The edges of all the papers are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea or Lipstick.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Farmhouse Strip
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea, Lipstick

Other Products:
Metal dies from Spellbinders, Pink and Main, and Quickutz
Star punch from Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Birthday Cards with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes Readers! Louise here on the blog today with two feminine birthday cards that I made using leftover pieces from previous Club Q kits.




The Club Q kits come with plenty of extra product, and the papers are so beautiful that I don't like to let any go to waste. These 2 cards were made from leftover pieces of the February and May Club Q kits combined with several colors of PowderPuff Chalk inks.

The February Club Q contained many die-cut flowers. Although I used some in February, there were still enough flowers left to use on both cards. The papers, ribbons, and pearls also came from the February Club Q. The vines, chipboard bird, and "Happy" embellishment came from the May Club Q.


  • For the blue card, I colored the chipboard bird with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore using my ink blender tool, adding extra ink directly to the edges.
  • I used the same technique to color the chipboard flowers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Tropical Punch. 
  • The green paper vines are edged in PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Cactus. 
  • I used the pearls for the centers of the flowers and the bird's eye. 
  • The birthday greeting was stamped with  PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confessions. 

  • For the green card, I punched the butterflies from some of the scraps from the February Club Q.
  • I colored the flowers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Buttercup using an ink blender tool, adding extra ink directly to the tips of petals and the wings of the butterflies. 
  • To color the butterflies' bodies, I held the wings back and dabbed the middle onto PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confessions.
  • The "Happy" element and the background paper are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Limeade, one of the colors included in the Retired Colors PowderPuff Chalking Ink set. 
  • The word birthday was stamped with  PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confessions. 


Both my Mother and my Mother-in-law have summer birthdays and both appreciate a hand-made card. I know they will each enjoy one of these. I hope I have inspired you to make cards from the leftover pieces of your Club Q kits. 


Quick Quotes Products:
February Club Q
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Buttercup, Cactus, Limeade, Midnight Confessions, Purple Rain, Tropical Punch, Sandy Shore



Other Products:
Acrylic stamp from Your Next Stamp
Butterfly Punch from Kreaxions
Ink Blender from Ranger

Twine from The Twinery

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

Friday, June 15, 2018

One Perfect Moment with Louise!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Louise here on the blog today. I'm playing along with this month's "Celebrate the Graduate" challenge. My son graduates from middle school next week and this page is about the 8th Grade Dance. You can find the challenge here.


All of the patterned papers on this are from the Spring Showers Paper Pack. Although this collection does contain floral patterns, the blues, greens, and woodgrain patterns can be combined to give this masculine feel. The papers are edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, except for lighter blue photo mat which is edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda.

The journaling spot is stamped with dye ink and colored with a waterbrush and PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Capri Blue. I use the ink's cover as a pallet as shown below and wipe it clean when I am done.  After I fussy cut the journaling spot, I inked the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confessions. This makes it stand out more and hides imperfections in my cutting.



I made my own embellishments using PowderPuff Chalk inks and stamps. I stamp the image, fussy cut it out, and then edge it with the same shade of chalk ink. The camera and one circle are stamped with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink and the other circle embellishments are stamped with Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink. The camera is raised on foam adhesive.

The title and saying at the bottom are from the Earth Wind Fire 500 sheet. I liked the title "One Perfect Moment" because that's how long the boys stood still for this photo. I chose the Phrase "Simply Amazing" as a comment on how much these boys have grown and matured.  I added some more journaling on plain white cardstock  to explain this. Both sayings are edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and raised on foam adhesive.



Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Earth Wind Fire 500
PowderPuff Chalk inks: Bermuda, Capri Blue, Deep Sea, Midnight Confessions

Other Products:
 Acrylic Stamps from Heidi Swapp and Scrappy Cat
Dye ink from Your Next Stamp
Generic White Cardstock
Foam Adhesive
Waterbrush from CTMH

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A journey together with Louise!


Good morning Quick Quotes readers! Louise here on the blog with a vacation layout using the Far and Away collection.


With summer quickly approaching, I really want to finish scrapping my vacation photos from last summer. I had 3 photos that I wanted to use and didn't want to crop them so a lot of space on the page would be used for photos. 

I wanted  a border around the photos but I didn't want a large photo mat because I needed to use the remaining space for embellishments and journaling. My solution to this was to mount the photos on a piece of white cardstock cut 1/8" larger than the photos and heavily inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea. 


The quotes on the Adventure Awaits 601 strip said exactly what I wanted to say on this page so I used 3 of them.

I really liked the "Explore the world, Read the map..." quote so I trimmed it down and matted it with Far and Away 104. I still wanted it to stand out more so I die-cut a circle from the Far and Away 103 paper and placed it behind it.

I  used a couple of items from the Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases sheet  for the cluster in the lower left corner.


Sometimes I like to hide little things on my pages. As I was finishing up this page, I happened to notice that some of the little destination stamps on the Far and Away 100 paper said  "Toledo, Ohio" and my photos happen to be from Toledo, Spain. I decided to fussy cut a couple of these images and layer them such that only the word Toledo shows. I did this in 2 places on my layout. I don't know if anyone will notice this, but it makes me happy to know it's there.

All of the patterned papers on this page are from the Far and Away paper pack and all of the edges are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases
Adventure Awaits AD601
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea

Other Products:
generic white cardstock
metal circle die from Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Afternoon Tea

My sister and I always enjoy going out for Afternoon Tea.


This page is my entry to the Spring Summer 2018 coffee lovers blog hop.  I used birthday bash challenge #2 from sketch-n-scrap.

Patterned paper from Basic Grey and CraftSmith, stamps from Kaisercraft and Your Next Stamp, using Your Next Stamp black olive ink and colored with copic markers. Edges are inked with Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink in Fuchsia.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sports Inspiration with Louise

Hello! Louise here with another project using this month's amazing Club Q kit. The layout kit contains everything you need to make two double page layouts. In my family, each season has its sport and in the Spring it's track. By combining papers from both page kits and using the prints on the reverse sides, I was able to quickly assemble this Spring Track page.


I am making a single scrapbook for my son's high school years. I like to make a double page summary for each sports season with a few photos and his best times. He likes to chose some of the photos for these pages. The boys on his team typically take some fun posed shots at the last track meet of the season. I left some space on the right for those.

All of the papers in this project are edged with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Navy, Cactus, or Lipstick.  Here is a close-up of the left side:



High school sports are as much about the friendship and the experience as they are about the sport itself. The quotes and phrases included with the kit express this perfectly. (The journaling spot and the phrases come from the Earth Wind Fire 500 paper which is included in the altered project kit). I also added some chevrons which I die-cut from extra pieces included with the kit.


Here is a close-up of the banner. The large pennants came from the same phrases sheet. I like to tie knots in the twine along the top of my banners. I get the knots to line-up with the corners by working slowly and adhering the twine to the paper as I proceed.



This design can easily be adapted to any Spring sport. I cut the large red ring in half to symbolize the rounded end of the track oval. If I was scrapping a sport with a ball, I probably would keep the ring whole and put it elsewhere on the page.

There is plenty of product included in this kit, so after making this page, I have enough papers left to make another double page layout similar to the ones in the instructions and all of the altered projects.

I have really enjoyed working with this month's Club Q. I hope I have shown you how wonderful and flexible this kit is.

Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk inks: NavyCactusLipstick

Other Products:
Metal dies from Quickutz, Spellbinders, and WRMK
Twine from Twinery

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise