Theron, here. As my blog entry this week, I decided to share something very special with you: my beautiful family!
I now present to you, the Anderson family: Theron, Katie, Lucy and Claire.
Secondly, I recently finished two fall layouts that were super fun and easy to create using the QK’s latest released dies and a couple of Silhouette images. Note on my first layout how I used die-cut shapes as masks for a color spray. I then used my actual die-cut shapes and offset them from my sprayed image so that I could have a nice background. This technique really adds some extra punch to cards or pages.
One of my favorite masking techniques is to use my actual metal die and then fit my die-cut shape into the outline–you can see I’ve done this on my Halloween layout.
If you are having a Halloween party, don’t forget to look at your Silhouette shapes. I used the 3-D coffin for a little treat box, the 3-D pumpkins with a battery votive inside and, of course, there’s the cupcake wrapper! So spooktastic!
Lastly, I had to share this wedding gift idea I created for a couple who were recently married. I used my Silhouette machine, cut their last name initial from vinyl, and etched it onto a glass vase I'd bought for them. I love the classy look initials bring. I hope a personal, handmade gift will really tell them how much they mean to me!
It was lovely sharing with all of you other QK addicts! I would love to hear any questions or comments that you may have–ideas are always appreciated, as well. If you would like to keep up with me and my QK antics, please visit my blog at http://andreayokley-jessup.blogspot.com
Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit!
Andrea Yokley-Jessup, QuicKutz Ambassador
Misting is all the rage right now in the scrapbook world and here at QuicKutz we have all the tools you need to start creating your own masks to use with mist or ink!
Start gathering your supplies because this is truly a fast and easy process.
You will need the following:
Your favorite QK Tool and dies (I used the Silhouette)
Mist, Ink or Colorwash
Cardstrock (heavy weight)
12x12 (or larger) cardboard box
Begin by using your QK Tool to cut out your desired shape. Here I used the Silhouette to cut out the grunge baseball title. Remove the shape from the vinyl and adhere it to your background cardstock.
Flip your cardstock over and use a bone folder to really seal the edges of your mask.
*Note: You can also use ink and a blending tool to cover over your mask. Be sure to use the blending tool in a circular motion so you don't have any lines on your finished piece.*
The next part is the hardest for me . . . wait until the mist is completely dry before you remove your mask. Some mist will be on the mask—if you remove it too fast you risk letting that bleed into your design. Once it's dry remove your mask and begin creating!
You can see on my layout that I cut the outline of the baseball with red cardstock to match their team hats using the 2x2 baseball cap die!
Be sure to post your own fabulous misted creations in our Online Gallery at Quickutz.com.
Houston Stapp, QuicKutz Ambassador
There are so many shapes I'd love to see return as a 4x4!! But since I can only pick one.... I would choose the whale (KS_0234) as a 4x4!!
Please grant me my one wish. I would love to see Race Car KS-0011 as a 4x4 die.
I'd have to pick the Pocket Watch (KS-0299). Though if I could pick a second one, it would be the Barrel of Monkeys (KS-0421). Either 2x2 or 4x4 of each of these would be great!!
Thanks for letting us reminisce...
I would love to see the Bee RS-0049 come back. I collect bees and it's the cutest!! To have it in a 4x4 size would be awesome :-)
I actually carry a list of 2X2 retired dies that I am looking for (last year I found the Zelda lower case alphabet!). It's sooo hard to choose just one, but I choose the hydrant and I think that on a 4X4 die a large and small one could fit.
Thanks, can't wait to see which dies are re-released.
I love the custom onsies I have been seeing on other blogs, so I thought I'd join in the fun and make one for my good friend Stephanie. The butterfly and "k" from the Mary Jane Alphabet were both cut in the Epic Six and I used a fabric glue to hold them in place while I stitched around the edges. I can't wait to see it on baby Kaylee! Congrats Steph!