Monday, July 30, 2018

Graduation with Louise!

Good morning, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a scrapbook page about my son's 8th Grade Graduation.

I found this page particularly challenging.  We were in a hurry and didn't do a photo shoot in advance,  so all I have is these photos taken from an auditorium seat. To further challenge me, the school colors are forest green and white and the Vice Principal is wearing a bright red dress. I ended up combining papers from the Whistlin Dixie and Spring Showers collections to get a color scheme that worked with these photos.

I started with the blue background of the Whistlin Dixie 106 paper. Although this paper is a subtly distressed blue print, I decided to use Bermuda PowerPuff Chalk to add some additional interest to it.
  • Using a clock template and my ink blending tool, I used the PowerPuff Chalk in  Bermuda to add clocks to the paper. 
  • I moved the template around adding clocks and pieces of clocks in different places on the paper. This is easier than it seems, since the ink is only a little darker than the paper, there is no way to mess this up. 
  • Using the same ink, I stamped a small quote near the bottom. 
  • The banner across the bottom was a leftover die-cut  from the February Club Q. I used my ink blender tool to apply PowderPuff Chalk ink in Evergreen to the banner. I added a little more ink directly to the bottoms of the pennants.  

To put the page together, I cut a 5 inch strip from the reverse of the Spring Showers 105 paper (red print). I die-cut the word Congratulations from the leftover section of this print to use later. 
  • To smooth the transition between the 2 papers, I added a very thin stripe from the Spring Showers 101 paper, edged with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Cactus. 
  • I created an embellishment cluster across the middle of the page using sayings from the Whistlin Dixie 500 sheet combined with my journaling and a photo of the school banner. 
  • To finish the page, I added the die-cut word onto the red paper so that the red-on-red die-cut balances the blue-on-blue stamped quote.

It seems unusual to be scrapping school photos in the middle of summer but I really wanted to get his middle school album done before he starts high school this Fall. I hope I have inspired you to tackle some of the challenging photos in your stack.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Whistlin Dixie 106
Whistlin Dixie 500
February 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, CactusEvergreen, Lipstick

Other Products:
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Metal die from Spellbinders
Acrylic stamp from Kaisercraft
Template from The Crafter's Workshop
Generic white cardstock

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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

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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

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