Wednesday, September 20, 2017

For the Love of Fall and Coffee!

Wednesday greetings to you!

I have a fun project to share with you in celebration of the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It's seriously caffeinated and features pieces from the August Club Q Kits by Quick Quotes. This fall Quick Quotes is participating as a Super Sponsor for the hop!

Card featuring Harmony collection by Quick Quotes as featured in 2017 September Club Q designed for 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I began with a cream cardstock base card from my stash and added several layers of pretty patterned paper from a new collection named "Harmony" which is part of the kits.

Card featuring Harmony collection by Quick Quotes as featured in 2017 September Club Q designed for 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I used a coffee cup die to cut the focal design and the coordinating stamps along with Java PowderPuff Chalk Ink for the sentiment. The steam flourish was cut from cream cardstock and colored with Latte PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Card featuring Harmony collection by Quick Quotes as featured in 2017 September Club Q designed for 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Some layers of doily die cut, cheesecloth, border dies and a bit of shabby ribbon and a pretty flair completed the card along with a couple of stick pins.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Latte, Java, Seabrook and Coal Miner

Other Products:
Base Layer Dies: Justrite Stamps
Coffee Cup, Sentiment Stamp, Border Dies: MFT
Flair: A Flair for Buttons
Stash: Stick Pins, Ribbons, Enamel Heart
Cheesecloth

Thanks so much for stopping on over today, have a super creative and scrappity day!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Joy Clair and Quick Quotes Promotion!

Friday greetings to you! Today is day five of the Quick Quotes promotion and giveaway with Joy Clair this week. I am up on the blog along with June Swart featuring the lovely Joy Clair stamps and of course Quick Quotes products.

Today I have a Traveler's Journal that I created using the new and gorgeous papers called Serenade, PowderPuff Chalk Inks, Joy Clair stamps and of course some mixed media and a few extra goodies.

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

For the cover, I am featuring the Uh Oh Ink Splatters stamps by Joy Clair, you can see the larger splatter on the lower left corner using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink and the petite splatter dots in the upper left.

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel
 
This set of stamps is so versatile, I just love the extra interest they add here!
 
Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel
 
For the binding, I adhered some paper doily that I inked with Sky Blue, then Mod Podged to the binding to soften the look of my Journal. I was inspired by Susie Bentz's idea to use a flair to accent the spine so I found some coordinating ribbon and added a little bow.

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel
 
To create the lines on my signature page inserts, I used my Canon Pixma iP8720 and Microsoft Word.
  • Create a new word document
  • Adjusted margins to 8.25 wide x 8.50 high
  • Created two columns and tabbed down to type several lines using double spacing in the paragraph. 
  • Copy and paste the lines in the next column so they are even.
  • Changed color of underline to a coordinating ink color for my paper. Here I used a blue.
  • Print and repeat for any additional signature pages you wish to have some journaling lines on.
Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel and Canon iP8720 Tutorial

Create word document and sized to 8.25 wide x 8.50 high.
Verify your margins and adjust as needed. I made mine .75
Orientation is Portrait. 
Inserted two columns, format spacing to double space.
Type in your lines as desired.  

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel and Canon iP8720 Tutorial

When completed, print your document.

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel and Canon iP8720 Tutorial
 
For this printer, place paper right side up, adjust the paper guides to fit your custom paper size.

Traveler's Journal featuring Serenade papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Stamps designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel and Canon iP8720 Tutorial

Final result. I like to mark my measurements lightly on the page and erase when done so I don't get confused with orientation. Once I had my signature pages with lines created, I added additional stamping and interest using my PowderPuff Chalk Inks and my Joy Clair stamps. 

Be sure to hop on over to the Joy Clair Blog and see what great inspiration Steph Ackerman has for you! There are yummy prizes available, so make sure you stop by the Quick Quote
A big thank you to our friends over at Joy Clair for their wonderful stamps! It's been a pleasure working with them!!!

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade Papers (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Baby Blue, Midnight Confessions, Rose PetalSky Blue and Peach Tree

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer

Joy Clair Products:
Uh Oh Ink Splatters Stamp Set
Hugs and Smiles Stamp Set

Other Products:
Travel Journal Die by Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Flair by A Flair for Buttons
Wooden Embellishments by Prima
Die Cut Ephemera by Tim Holtz
Stencils, Modeling Paste, Glimmer Spray in Silver and Gold and Nuvo Drops
Misc.: Chipboard Flourish, Paper Doily, Deco Paper Clips, Cereal Box, Ribbon and Sticker Sentiment
Adhesives: Mod Podge, Foam Squares, Beacon 3 in 1

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Travel Journal featuring BoBunny Down By The Sea

Crafty greetings to you! It's time for a bit of fun with mixed media and BoBunny today. I've created a Travel Journal featuring the Down By The Sea collection.

BoBunny Travel Journal featuring Down By The Sea designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

This travel journal features Gold Confetti Paste, Stamping, Stencils with Silver Glitter Paste, Pearlescents and some Pentart 3D Balls make an appearance as well. The coordinating accents include Chipboard, Noteworthy and some of the DoubleDot Jewels for accent.

BoBunny Travel Journal featuring Down By The Sea designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I love the subtle sparkle that the Gold Confetti Paste adds. I also stamped lightly and then splattered a touch of Gold Glimmer Spray. To color the Pentart 3D Balls, they were placed into a small zipper plastic baggie, added a tiny amount of Chocolate and Sugar Pearlescents and rolled them until I had the color I wanted. I then laid them out to dry.

BoBunny Travel Journal featuring Down By The Sea designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The finishing touches were some drops of Pearlescents added here and there to create more texture. They were also placed into the cheese cloth. I hope you've enjoyed my little travel journal.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Wonder, Tide, Plunge, Paradise, Seahorse and Lagoon / Down By The Sea
Chipboard: 6x12 Chipboard / Down By The Sea
Noteworthy: Down By The Sea
Stamps: Stained Textures and Distressed Textures
Stencils: Backsplash
DoubleDot: Aqua Dot Jewels
Glitter Paste: Silver and Gold Confetti Paste
Glimmer Spray: Gold and Frost
Pearlescents: Chocolate, Coral and Sugar

Pentart Supplies:
3D Balls

The travel journal was created using the Eileen Hull Sizzix Travel Journal die.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Fun

Happy Tuesday to you! I have a project to share with you featuring pieces from the June Club Q kits by Quick Quotes and using my fabulous Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer.


I recently had the opportunity to go to a crop and grabbed the June Club Q kits that I had and my 2017 PowderPuff Chalk Inks along with my photo collage that I printed out in advance.


I cut apart a few of the die cut elements and layered them in a grid pattern as a focal point for my collage photo. I liked the way the layered frames mimic the pattern and design of the collage. Using the die cut pieces from the kit made assembly of this page super quick and easy!


For the die cut title in the kit, I applied some Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalk Ink to tint it a bit darker. Once it dried, I added some Wink of Stella to just the bottom part of the title to give it a reflective appearance. 


I created my photo collage using my Canon Pixma IP8720 printer and their My Image Garden software. It was super easy to do and I really like being able to use multiple photos in a single print. I used the Travel and Leisure 3 template from the software.



Quick Quotes Products:

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma IP8720 Printer

Other Products:
Wink of Stella
Flair by A Flair for Buttons
Various Mists for Ink Splatters
Gems by Want2Scrap
Date Stamp by Heidi Swapp
Cheese Cloth

Have a super scrappity day and a fabulous week!
~ Rhonda