Thursday, July 21, 2011

Get to Know the Quick Quotes Design Team Hop!

Greetings to you! 

I'm so excited to share a little bit about myself and the beautiful Quick Quotes products with you today!!!  Welcome to the "Get To Know The Quick Quotes Design Team" blog hop!

You should be arriving here from the lovely and talented Michelle Granger.

The BLOG CANDY for my stop: 

Itty Bitty Box of Vellum Quotes (Sentiments – BB3) and
Vintage Alphabet Quote Sheet (EM68 - matches Cherry Truffle)

In order to win you just need to do 3 things:
  1. Become a follower of this blog 
  2. Leave a comment 
  3. Check back at the Quick Quotes Blog on Sunday the 24th when all winners will be announced
Here's my project using our pretty line called Julie Je T'aime.  It was the absolute perfect match to a graduation photo I received:
I created this project as a graduation gift for my cousin's daughter. When we received her graduation announcement, the photo was matted in these exact colors.  I find this collection to be SO absolutely beautiful!  This project was framed and presented to her at the reception.
A detail photo for you.  I layered my Cricut cut flourishes with our Frosted Flourishes and also added in the flowers and vines.  The i-top coordinating brad that was used on the left flower, I added some Rock Candy stickles to it for some texture.

Techniques Used:
  • To compliment the fun and funky feel of the papers, I matted the photo in angles using a touch of coordinating solid cardstock, stitching the mats in black thread for interest.
  • Have you seen our Frosted Flourishes? They are stunning! I used two of them to frame the photo. To add more elegance and layers, I cut a few more flourishes from the papers using my Cricut and the Cricut Storybook Cartridge.
  • I created a sentiment frame using my Cricut Expression and the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.
  • For the flowers, I used the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge and cut three sizes, inked and assembled. To give dimension to the flowers, I use a small wooden skewer to curl the floral petals.
  • Powder Puff Chalk Inks used: Mocha Mama, Tahiti, and Purple Passion
Quick Quotes Ingredients:
Julie Je T'aime papers
Powder Puff Chalk Inks:  Mocha Mama,, Tahiti, and Purple Passion
Frosted Flourishes
Vellum Quote "Cherish These Moments"


Tools Used:
i-Top Brad Maker, Imaginisce
2 i-Top Brads in 22mm, Imaginisce
Large Border Punch and Butterfly Punches, Martha Stewart
Floral Punch, Fiskars
Smaller Daisy Punch, EK Success
Cricut Expression
Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge
Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge (Sentiment Frame cut at 9")
MFT Doily Die
Wooden skewer

Non QQ Items Used:
2 Kaisercraft Pearls, Yellow
1 Purple Floral Brad
Cardstock, Bazzill
Ranger Rock Candy Stickles
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Vintage Crochet Lace
Sewing Machine
Thread

Fun Facts about Rhonda:

  • I love to create my own embellishments.
  • Texture and stitching are something that you will find on my projects very often.
  • I am a HUGE fan of my Cricut!
  • My personal style is eclectic, I love elegant, grungy, masculine and pretty.  I really enjoy focusing on the pretty and fun details.
  • I've been scrapping for a little over two years.
If you need to start the blog hop at the beginning please click here: www.blogquickquotes.com

Your next stop on the Quick Quotes Blog Hop is: Theresa Kelly 

70 comments:

Jean said...

Love the layering of the flowers and flourishes! Gorgeous colors too. I am a new follower.

Norma W said...

Wow, love this line too. I bet you were a hit with this gift. I would have liked it if you gave it to me.

Norma W said...

Love the colors and the layout. Bet it was a hit as a gift, I know I would have loved to get it.

Irit Shalom said...

Love your blog, and your wonderful project. Great hop!

Jodi Baune said...

Wow!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!!! Looove the colors...the black/white photo really pop. Fabulous flowers!!!

Anna C said...

Hey there! I am now a new follower here at your blog. Love your flowers too!

sandee said...

I love stitching on my projects too, and I love my Cricut too! :) Am now following you!

Anna C said...

I'm a new follower here. Love your flowers too!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love the layouts. Such vibrant colors. New follower :)

Marlene said...

The flourishes are fantastic and I also love the way you explain all the items that you used.

mel said...

u have some very Beautiful work just 2 awesome!
thank for the giveaway and i am a follower!

adora said...

gorgeous page Rhonda!

Lisa Byers said...

I love the colors of this layout and having the picture black and white really made the photo POP. Nice!!
Thank you for the inspirtation.
I am a follower.
Lisa Byers

eunice said...

Gorgeous colors.

Julie said...

beautiful creation! You are a master with those flower clusters...just gorgeous!

Charlotte said...

This is a beautiful LO. I just love the colors!

michele said...

Love the layout! Love the flowers too!

madoke said...

I just love the layout and all the colors used. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win. I am now a follower of yours.

connie said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE all the layers and details.

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

Those colors are beautiful!!! I love this page. Thank you for sharing!!!

mjnbaskets said...

Love the flower cluster!!

Wendy Kerth said...

I'm in love with your flowers!!!

Mary said...

This is a work of art! I am totally going to "scraplift" it. Thanks for the list of items used.

Carmen T said...

That was a great idea for a graduation gift, I bet it was a big hit.

SusanHellinger said...

Beautiful layout! Love it.

Lisa Giesbrecht said...

This is one of my favorite projects of yours!!! The detail on your flowers are amazing! :)

kmcilrath said...

Love your work.

Amy E said...

Wow!! Beautiful project!!! I love purple!

Oh, and I'm a follower now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Rhonda, I love your gift! I bet the girl loved it too! I know I would have! You are such a talented scrapper and even more so for the fact you have only been doing it for 2 years! I wouldn't show you my layouts at just 2 years in! LOL.

Sandy S. said...

One word..... WOW!!!!!!!!! Okay.... more words.... absolutely beautiful. Love all the colors and just everything. Following now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Jodi said...

Love this layout!!!

Lydia Madara said...

I am a new follower. Love you "cherish the moments" project!!!!!!!! This blog hop is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
lmadara@ptd.net

sammies02 said...

Love the flowers and flourishes. Absolutely fabulous.

trixr4kids said...

Oh my goodness!! Holy Cow!! Your layouts are absolutely GORGEOUS. I would love to be in your mind for just 1 layout. :) Please give me more, more, more!!!!!

Sharon said...

Wow! I totally love the colors. Im sure she loved this layout. Im a new follower of your blog.

Sharon
rsmobley85 at gmail dot com

carolr said...

Love your project! I will be back to your blog.
Carol

Sugarlips said...

The flowers are sooo pretty! The colors are beautiful.

I am a new follower.

edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

WOW, the colors are beautiful, love the flourishes and flowers, I love my cricut also. Thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

I lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee these colors and the flowers are just so gorgeous. I am sure that she loved your gift. I am now a follower. Hugs, Anita

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors.

joydee1963 said...

New follower,I love your lo.beautiful details,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Babareeba said...

wow what a beautiful layout and gorgeous graduation gift. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I love the beautiful flowers and the butterfly embellishments. You are so creative!
~Nancy Croft-Stahl
aka TaylorBlessings

c83b98ee-8b2a-11e0-9b78-000f20980440 said...

Hey Rhonda, Love the layout (but you already knew that!) I bet your cousin's daughter will treasure it! As always you Rocked it Girlfriend!
((Hugs)) Theresa

PJ Waldrop said...

Just when I think my brain is on overload, I am given more eye candy. Love the textures and layers.
PJWaldropStudios.Blogspot.com

hkatmom said...

Love your use of the Cricut!!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

www.justmonkeyingaroundcrafts.blogspot.com

Kelly Davis said...

Absolutely amazing!! I love the layout! I'm sure she loved the gift. You are a great designer. Thanks for sharing..~KellyMD

grateful1 said...

Gorgeous project!

Cindy said...

Beautiful layout. Beautiful subject to start with too. The colors are perfect.
Cindy
pricepenfield@gmail

Jan Garber said...

What a beautiful layout! Love those colors! Still wish we lived closer...thanks for all your inspiration!

Andrea said...

Loved the colors and layout. I also liked that you listed everything that you used on the project. That was a wonderful touch.

Donna said...

I adore the layout! Love purples and the flowers are a great touch!

Judy said...

Your cousin and her daughter are going to absolutely love this! It is sooo pretty! I am a happy new follower and look forward to things to come...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Guches said...

Wow I love the paper line beautiful colors. Your project is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your layout is gorgeous!!!!

Debra Pate
http://debrapate.blogspot.com

PaperJewels said...

Your project is stunning! It was probably the favorite grad gift! We have similar styles, so I'll be keeping a close eye on your projects! I am a new follower.

Scrapper Jo said...

The layout is stunning - a great mixture of colors and current & vintage!!

Really love your blog - especially the birds!!!! The slide show is really awesome - will be back after the hop to check it all out,

stefeni said...

I absolutely love your embellishments on the bottom! Beautiful!

Deb said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love the colors and the flowers.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great colors, wonderful flowers. This makes me want to pull out my i-top and get to work. Your embellishments on this layout are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to more inspiration. I'm following :)

PJ Waldrop said...

I had to come back. I love your work and your technique is the first I want to try.
PJWaldropStudios.Blogspot.com

Marie said...

I love your color combo for your LO!! I love to make my own embellishments as well!!

Eva said...

What a gorgeous gift...love your awesome flowers and colors. Thanks for the inspiration.
Eva :0)
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

Breese said...

Wow really enjoy your site and how you incorporate so many techniques.

sbullis said...

The itty bittys are so cute. I love your colors and techniques. Amazing

angela said...

Wow your detail is amazing! Love your blog. I have been following since QQ 's new blog came out. Thanks for a chance to win!

BeeScott said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the textures.

Anniebee said...

OMG! That is one gorgeous layout! I am loving the Julie Je T'aime papers! I'm new to your blog as well as QQ and I'm quite impressed with both! I'm dying to try some of these awesome products.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Anniebee

Jen said...

I love that new paper...I bought some last weekend. I can't believe you have only been scrapbooking 2 years!