Friday, July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired Cameras, which we all LOVE!
You should have arrived from Sue
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win this adorable set.
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 on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I love to use cameras and travel themes when I am needing a masculine card. Here is my contribution to the blog hop....


I die cut the SVG from Treasure Box Designs using my cricut machine. (I decided to not use the trees and circle)

I inked the edges of the pieces and assembled

I used Navigator Paper Pack from Quick Quotes Scrapbooking Company. I cut the paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, making sure to keep the continent intact.  I cut a circle out of the second layer of paper and used what remained.

I matted the Sn@p! onto a piece or coordinating paper and rounded the corners. Added brads to three of the corners and over laid a fussy cut circle over the fourth corner. I simple "Happy Birthday" phrase is stamped on the inside.

You have reached the END of the Blog Hop! I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Good day, everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout I made using paper from Secret Garden. I found these two pictures of my son, Elijah, and his first tooth. Oh, how time goes by so fast! This chubby, cheeked little boy is now 14 years old and 6 feet tall!

"My First Tooth"

  •  To begin, I grabbed a green cardstock for my base.
  • Next, I layered my patterned paper in the center.

  • I trimmed two pieces of the celery green patterned paper from the collection at 1 1/4 x 12
  • I trimmed the green stripe from the striped patterned paper  and included the white on both sides.
  • Next, I trimmed the green stripe in half and glued one half to the bottom of the celery piece. Repeat, for the second green collection

  • I gathered my embellishments: teeth that were die cut and inked, cardstock phrase trimmed and inked.
  • I made my last embellishment using a SVG and cutting it using the paper from Secret Garden

  • I added a fishtail banner to the top and an arrow to the bottom of the layout.
  • A little ric-rac was added to the arrow before the completed title.
  • Add foam tape to title and attach

  • Finally, the inked teeth and cardstock phrase were added.

Secret Garden Paper Pack is such a universal collection. It is a must have for any scrapbooker! No matter the event...Secret Garden can help you get it scrapped!
Oh, what fun it is to go back and remember days gone by! Isn't that why we all enjoy this hobby?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Warm GreyLight Moss

Other Products Used: SVG by Kate's Cuttables
teeth by Cricut

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hello, everyone from hot and sunny, Indiana!  This time of year is so busy with cook outs and bar-b-ques. I like to have a little card for the host of the party attached to my side dish when I attend cook outs. I love Quick Quotes paper, as it fits every event! Here is a couple of Fourth of July cards I made using Secret Garden.

                                                          "Celebrating the 4th of July"


  • I cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces of red, white and blue paper from sheets from the Secret Garden Paper
  • I cut 1/4" strips out of the white and a 2 1/4 by 3 inch piece from the blue.
  • Attach the white strips to the red paper and trim off the edges

  • Punch 13 stars from the white paper
  • Dab ink on the stars
  • Glue stars in a circular fashion on the square of blue paper
  • Attach foam tape to the back
  • Adhere it to the top left corner


  • Punch large and small stars out of scraps of red and blue leftover from the previous card
  • Ink the edges of the stars
  • Ink the red background
  • Stamp the stars and the circles with Barn Board and Deep Sea ink
  • Attach large and small stars with adhesive

  •  Take sentiment stamp and ink the top half with Barn Board and the lower part with Deep Dea
  • Stamp sentiment at an angle on the card

  • Attach to the card base
  • I added Pearl Pen in yellow for added embellishment 

How cute will these be for my host or hostess as I hand them my side dish?
Ombre stamping is so easy to do using PowderPuff Inks. I hope I have inspired you to try it out. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Quick Quotes Products Used: Secret Garden Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: AmarettoLipstickDeep Sea

Other Products Used: Star punches by Stampin Up
Stamps by Lawn Fawn
Pearl Pen

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hi everybody! Club Q kits are jammed pack full of product. I used my own alternate idea for cards from a previous month's kit. What fun it was to pull in a little glitter and have a few more cards on hand, ready to gift!

                                                           "Happy, Happy, Happy!"

  •  I used a standard white card base cut @ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • I then cut the paper from the kit at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and the floral print at 4 x 5 1/4

  • I cut a strip of the stripe paper and cut it at 4 inches.
  • Next, I fussy cut several images from the paper...including one that was on the edge.
  • I inked all of the pieces with chalk ink.

  • I added foam tape to the back of the fussy cut images.
  • I also added glue to the center of the flowers and added glitter.

  • I even added the glue in a fine line along the stripe paper!
  • I finished by adding the sentiment, cut from Cardstock Phrases sheet.

I wanted a little more of a masculine feel to the next card so I stuck with the red cut to the size stated in the previous card.

  • Ink the edges of each paper

  •  Cut a stripe of arrows and snip apart with a pair of scissors.
  • Glue red paper to card base.
  • Next, add blue paper.
  • Using foam tape, attach the arrows on the top, bottom and side.

  • Finish the card with a matted sentiment.
  • Add glue and glitter to the center of the arrows.

Club Q kits give so much more than meets the eye! I love being able to pick up a kit and have the option to create the planned project or whatever I want.  Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Secret GardenClub Q InformationCardstock Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bloody MaryRoyal Blue

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hello, everyone! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post.  I hope everyone is enjoying sunshine and warmer weather!

While organizing my photos earlier this month, I noticed I had lots of odds and ends pictures. I decided to use them all in one double page layout using the theme, "Subway Art".

                                                                 "Work in Progress"


The layout can broken up into three different sections. I used the orange arrow paper from Secret Garden, as a base page for my layout. I cut the multi-colored stripe paper (from the same collection) into strips and attached them in a random fashion. I went over the center line of the paper and trimmed with scissors. I glued the trimmed off piece to the other side of the layout. 

I inked the edges of the phrase cut out from the sheet and attached with foam tape. I inked and attached the cogs and circle phrase that was punched out of the sheet with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch. No rules apply when using Subway Art theme; I added die cuts, brads, and lots and lots of phrases.

I even crossed the line with the phrase! It was very freeing to have no rules apply when scrapping.  

I hope you challenge yourself on your next never know what you'll create! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Quick Quotes Products Used: Secret Garden Paper PackCardstock phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Royal BlueBarn Board

Friday, June 8, 2018

 Summer is nearly upon us and here, in Indiana, we have had some hot days. We usually spend our time at the local baseball diamond; cheering our favorite player...our son. In our home, like many others, summer means baseball! I'm so far behind in my scrapbooking; quick and easy has been my style lately :)

  • To begin my layout, I cut the arrow paper in Secret Garden and inked the edges with chalk ink and attached to blue cardstock. 
  • Next, I cut the red sheet from Secret Garden and glued to base page.

  • Using a stamp, I created four photo corners.
  • I used an exacto knife to cut the corners to allow for the photo to be held in place.
  • I stamped and quickly colored the images and then cut them out.

  • I cut the title from my Cricut and used chalk ink to edge each letter.
  • I layered die cuts and title.
  • I also cut individual arrows out of the paper and used foam tape to attach to the page.
  • The chalk inks are so great for use with inking the edges of cardstock as well as chipboard but they are also wonderful in covering the outline of the die cut!

The Secret Garden paper line is so much fun to use! You can use the paper for any theme.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog today!

Products Used: Secret Garden Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink:Royal BlueMocha MamaKokomoLipstick

Other Products Used: Cricut, machine and Cartridge
                                       Stamps and die by Dare 2 B Artsy

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Inspiration with Harmony

Good Morning, everyone! Last week, I had the great opportunity to work the booth for Quick Quotes in Novi, Michigan. It was so much fun to set up the booth and see all the great product! The Harmony paper collection just screamed at me to take it home! It is a beautifully elegant, neutral paper pack with soft greens and creams...perfect for weddings and in this case...Coffee.

  1. I die cut the card base from kraft cardstock.
  2. I die cut the matting pieces from Harmony 101
  3. I used a coffee charms die to assemble the coffee accents.

  1. I inked all the edges of the card base with chalk ink.
  2. I repeated this step with the matting pieces.
  3. I then assembled all the pieces, adding a few flowers and leaves, as well.

                              With the leftover pieces, I created a very simple, universal card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Quick Qutoes Products Used:
PowerPuff Chalk Inks: Amaretto

Other Products Used: 
coffee charms die by Karen Burniston
Stair step die by Spellbinders
Nuvo drops

Friday, May 18, 2018

Card Class in Shipshewana

                             Very Vintage

                                                 Card class 10 am to 12 pm June 5, 2018

                                   Please call the store at 260-361-1361 to reserve your spot.