Sympathy Tag


I created this for my next door neighbors. He recently lost his mother. The inspiration for my card was this one. I knew I wanted to stamp those flowers on a tag but then what. I entered this in the challenge at a2z Scrapbooking for their monthly challenge located here. For September it was Make it a Tag was their theme.

The background is stamped with an Impression Obsession stamp called Swirl Background with Quick Quotes ink Peach Tree. The purple flowers on the background were stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Passion Flower. The stamps used on the background were from Hero Arts set Earth Flowers (CL428), Impression Obsession set Flower Power, and Hero Arts set Luscious Frames (CL509). The watercolored tag was cut with Spellbinders die SCD-011. The flowers on the tag and the sentiment are from Hero Arts set With Sympathy (CL476) and stamped with Hero Arts inks Grape Juice and Passion Flower.

Merry Monday Challenge 204 Card 1


Merry Monday’s Challenge #204


For my card I used kraft paper and a Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder for the wood grain background . I went over the embossing with Quick Quotes inks Mocha Mama and Amaretto. For the ornaments I used a Hero Arts set called Decorate Your Holidays and embossed with white powder on the same kraft paper. For the hangers I upcycled some white ribbon that was from a glow stick package. The sentiment is from a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die set.


Merry Monday Challenge 192

This card was created for Merry Monday Challenge 192. The theme for this weeks challenge is berries. I like the idea they have for creating one card a week for Christmas and of course I like that they have themes which helps me a lot. I had in mind to create Christmas cards all year so this is a great challenge.

Merry Monday Challenge


All of the holly and the berry stamps are from Hero Arts set Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787). I like that they have solid leaves and outline leaves in this set. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880). The two rounded corner rectangles are cut with Heartfelt Creations dies from Cut Mat Create 2A & 2B. The inks are from Hero Arts first card kit. I colored the berries in with Copics a little more after stamping to make them a little more bold. The sentiment is embossed with brown powder. The edges are inked with Quick Quotes Amaretto ink.

Glittery Pumpkins Card


I made this card with several different products. The background is Quick Quotes paper from the 49 Shades of Grey line. The fence is punched out with a Martha Stewart punch. The pumpkins are Hero Arts stamps from set Faces for Halloween (LP362). The mouths and eyes on the pumpkins are filled with a yellow gold glitter from Martha Stewart. A Quickie Glue pen worked really slick to fill in the mouths and eyes to glue the glitter on without getting the glue all over. The sentiment is a rub-on from Little B. The moon is cut with a circle punch from Quick Quotes paper and inked with Quick Quotes Peach Tree Powder Puff ink. The bat stamped with Colorbox Black Lava pigment ink.

Entering in the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Monthly Challenge for October.

Quick Quotes Mini Reserve

I had a great time at the Quick Quotes Mini Reserve in Dublin/Pleasanton, CA which lucky for me is very close to where I live.

I was starting to plan to go anyway with my friend and I happened to win a ticket to go to it. I was super excited to win a ticket and they gave me money off my friends ticket. This is the first time I have been to a Quick Quotes Reserve. After going I would definitely pay to go again.

During the 2 day weekend event we got a 12×12 scrapbook album, a smaller album, a flip album (on a stand). We created/worked on 11 double layouts, decorated the flip album, and decorated a smaller album. We also got a few extra kits to make a card, a mini book, and one more single page layout. My friend and I each won two prizes. One of the prizes was a cute little container for your tools. Also Canon was there and you could print some photos for free on their photo printers. The largest was 13×19 and a very nice print. I just printed a few 4×6 photos from my phone which came out nice.

Quick Quotes is very generous with all the different things we got during the class. The teacher was very good and was very familar with all of the projects and figured out alternatives for a few to alter how they put things together. All of my kits were complete with nothing missing or incorrect. The projects were all very nice with some fun different things to add to scrapbook pages. I pretty much loved all of the color schemes for the paper lines.

I was just so impressed by all the things we got and everything was very organized. If you are a scrapbooker I would highly recommend go to a Mini Reserve (2 days). They also have a 3 day reserve.