Monday, July 20, 2009

I can't believe....

how fast time is flying! Not just the summer but the whole year! It's already time again for CHA! This time it's in Orlando, FL. I have heard many rumors as to what we can expect to see from our favorite manufacturers. Any ideas? I'm eagerly awaiting the debuts. In the mean time, Quickutz has another new release scheduled for tomorrow to satisfy our crafty senses until the BIG release at the end of the week.

But, before all that I have some projects to show you. First up is this cool, or should I say *HOT*, layout from Jenn.

Don't you just love her title?! Now, I'm going to turn it over to Jenn so she can tell you how she did it. Here I used the fire border download design
and Impact true type font. Here are the steps I used to create the element:
1. I typed "Chicago Fire" in a text box using Impact TTF in my desired
size. I cut it out in Red cardstock.
2. I selected my text and clicked on the Offset button to create a rounded
shadow for the letters in my desired width.
3. I opened up the fire border design (that I had purchased and downloaded
from the QK Sil online store earlier).
4. I sized the fire border to match the width of my shadowed text and moved
the two shapes so that they just overlapped.
5. Once I had the overlap to my liking, I clicked on the Weld button to
merge the whole shape together. I cut that out in Yellow cardstock.
6. Next I selected the whole shape I just cut in yellow and clicked on the
Offset feature to select a rounded shadow in my desired size. I cut that
shape out in Orange cardstock.
Once I had everything cut, I glued all of the pieces together and voila -
instant page element!
Thanks Jenn for sharing! I can't wait to try this!

Our next project comes from Tammy. She used a sketch from Lindsey Krauss, design team member for Transparent Touches and Tags, as inspiration for this layout.

Tammy used a combination of the Relax Gift Set font, 4x4 Chicken Noodle font and Sticky Note (for the & and ?) to create her multi-part title. She also used Unity Stamps Beach Days and Sun Rays stamp set for her journal block. I love how she got creative with her title!

Have you seen Unity's Anniversary Kit? It's LOADED with great images! I used the Anniversary Kit to create this card.

I used the distressed words and the calendar from this kit. The "special day" is from the Make a Wish acrylic stamp set by Sassafrass Lass. I cut the circle with my Spellbinders Petite Circle Nestabilities and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The butterflies on this card were stamped from Unity's Bevy of Butterflies stamp set. This set will be released in August! I haven't decided which special day I will use this card for but when I do I'll circle the month and date to mark the occasion.

Have you been watching for any CHA sneak peeks? I have one for you. This is the home page of

Yeah, a *PINK* Slice! Yippee! I wonder what else Making Memories has in store for us?

So which company are you most interested in seeing releases from? Thanks so much for stoppin' by today! Don't forget to check back in tomorrow so get a peek of the Quickutz release! Have a spectacular Monday and we'll see you right here tomorrow.


1 comment:

Scrapendipity said...

Ok PINK slice?!! Yeah, baby. Too cute! But Jenn's title treatment on her Chicago Fire layout.....WOW! That is truly fabulous. Way to go, Jenn. You come up with the most awesome ways of using your Sil downloads, girl. LOVE that!