Saturday, May 7, 2011

Exciting Quick Quotes News to Share!

I'm so honored to have been selected as a member of the...  Quick Quotes Design Team!

I couldn't be more excited to be a part of their team and be given the privilege to design using their products.  You are going to fall in love with their chalk inks and Club Q!  

If you want to check out their shop, click HERE.  Be sure to stop at the new Quick Quotes Blog for a coupon to use on our website for 20% OFF a $20* or more retail order before shipping!

Here is my debut project using my Club Q kits and those yummy chalk inks..   are you ready?
This started out as the project kit.  I took my 6x6 canvas and decided to get inky with it!  I used my silicone craft mat, smeared my chalk inks into it and spritzed with water.  A little paint brush splattering action and I was loving it!  I also took my Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive bottle and created the ink rings that you see.

I really wanted to use the canvas as a mini book cover.  For my flower, I used four of the cut circles and folded them in half, inked them and layered them, then added some stardust stickled.  The scallop punch underneath is an EK Success scallop circle, then I cut the "petals" of the scallops and inked.  The top two butterflies are Martha Stewart punches and the bottom right one is an EK Success butterfly chain punch.
Tangerine Stickles were used for the butterfly trails on my orange butterflies and Stardust Stickles were used on the large blue one.
Aren't the colors in these Cosmo Cricket papers just scrumptious?  I decided to keep the pages simple to let the papers shine!  I love the mini envelope and tag that come pre-cut in the kit!  The bird I used my Cricut Expression to cut and I attached him with pop dots for dimension. 
I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punches for these pages and my Stampin Up tab punch.
I absolutely adore those pretty beaded pearl brads, such a pretty touch with those super cute pre-cut envelopes in the kit! 
My circle journaling spots are 7 Gypsies stamps that I used with the ,kit papers, then cut out.  This back cover was created using a piece of scrap lightweight chipboard from the bottom of a paper stack or something similar.  I decided to stitch around the border for texture and slipped in a little piece of the orange gingham ribbon as a "tab" on the back cover.

I just love those sweet envelopes!  I loved the idea of using a ticket to decorate this page and cut that with my Cricut Expression and Home Decor and More cartridge.  The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.

Chalk inks used:  Mango Mai Tai, Mocha Mama

I assembled all of my pages, then I bound them when completed.

Please be sure to pop on over to the new blog:!  There are some amazing and inspiring new creations from our Design Team!!!  Word has it that there are some super awesome prizes to be given away also!!!

Thank you SO much for popping on over and sharing in my excitement today!  Have a super scrappity weekend!!!

~ Rhonda

*Coupon Expires May 31st 2011. Not valid on Private Reserve, Club Q or Convention Special items.


angela said...

Hi! Found your blog from over at QQ's! Love mini books! Looking forward to learning new ideas using QQ products and following your blog.

Nati Tristan said...

That Mini album is so cute!

terrigault said...

Love the mini album. I became a follower thanks to the new QQ blog. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations with the fabulous QQ products.

Bart said...

Absolutely love this mini album! Came from QQ. All of you ladies are fabulous! Great projects. Thanks! New follower!

Tigerberry said...

Rhonda, congrats on being part of the design team. From the album you creates, I am inspired to use some of the products, especially the chalk inks. I like what you did with the flower. I look forward to future creations.

Lynden Blossom said...

Congratulations and Thank You! I look forward to Following and seeing your creations!

grateful1 said...

Love, love, love this mini album! Can't wait to see your future designs!

Cherie said...

Wow! Your mini album is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us! I'm excited to see what else you ladies have for us in the future!

Lisa R. said...

Awesome gorgeous album! Great technique. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

thekolbes said...

Hi, found your blog through QQ and it is amazing. Congrats on being chosen for the design team. Your project is amazing and I look forward to many more. I am a new follower
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Melin said...

Gorgeous album! Congratulations on your QQ Design Team Appointment. I am now following you and looking forward to working with you :-) Melin...of your fellow Quick Quotes DT member :-)

labsuper said...

I love your project! I'm a new follower sent over by the Quik Quotes blog.

Tina said...

Great use of QQ stuff and so much cute detail you put into your work! Welcome to the Quick Quotes family!

From The Owls' Nest said...

hey rhonda, wanted to pop over and say hi!! congrats girl on QQ DT...beautiful project!

Liz said...

Great Mini

Lisa said...

Love the circles on your cover :) Everyone falls in love with the QQ inks the minute they use them ;)
~Lisa (fellow QQ design team member)