Thursday, July 21, 2011

QQ DT Blog Hop


Good morning crafty friends!
Welcome to the Quick Quotes Get To Know The DT Blog Hop! I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful company’s design team. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Lisa’s Blog. If you just happened upon here, be sure to head over to the main Quick Quotes Blog and join the FUN!

Our blog hop starts today and goes through Saturday. So please be sure to visit each DT Member’s Blog. We all have some GREAT QQ  candy to giveaway!

Families Are Tied Together With Heartstrings Layout
families tied together500
Here is a view of the entire layout.
another flourish close up
Here is a close up one of the flourishes. These are from the frosted flourishes embellishments from Quick Quotes.
closeup of flourish
Here is another shot. I painted them with white acrylic paint and then inked the edges with some Powder Puff Purple Passion chalk ink and then covered the flourish with some Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
closeup of flourish2
Here is a shot of another flourish.
title close up
Here is a shot of the quote. It is from the Itty Bitty Box of Babies, Kids & Family, The tag is from parts of the July Club Q kit.
flower close up
Here is a close up of the flowers that I created. If you are interested in “how” I created these you can, CLICK  HERE for a quick tutorial.

BLOG CANDY
Quick Quotes is allowing me to give away this wonderful prize:
Their NEW French Quarter Collection!
french quarter all papers-500
This paper is beautiful! It is double-sided and cardstock weight. Gorgeous designs and rich color.



In order to win you just need to do 3 things:
#1 Become a follower of my blog
#2 Leave a comment
#3 Check the main QQ blog on Sunday the 24th when all winners will be announced

If you need to start the blog hop at the beginning please click here: www.blogquickquotes.com
Your next stop is: Michelle



Blog Hop Lineup/prize at that stop:

Quick Quotes Blog
Giving Away A FREE Private Reserve Getaway
Adora
Cherry Truffle Designer Paper Collection
Donna
Just Jackson Designer Paper Collection
JenniferS
Frosted Embellishments
Julie
Savvy Davvy Designer Paper Collection
Lisa
Glitter Chipboard Embellishments
ME (You’re Here)  :-)
French Quarter Designer Paper Collection
Michelle
12 Pack of Powder Puff Chalk Inks
Rhonda
Itty Bitty Box of Vellum Quotes & Vintage Alphabet Quote Sheet.
Theresa
Miss Morgan Designer Paper Collection









Be sure to drop by tomorrow as we announce our last challenge winners AND I bring you another great Quick Quotes project!

Thank you so much for coming by!
Melin

58 comments:

Norma W said...

Love what you did with the flourish. I cannot stand that you can't see them on a layout, so you made it better for me!

Scrappy Do said...

Gorgeous how you decorated the chipboard Melin!

Denay said...

Love your lo; the purples and greens together are one of my favorite color combos. And the flourishes are gorgeous.

Irit Shalom said...
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Irit Shalom said...

Love your blog, the project you show and this hop a lot!

Anna C said...

Love that family layout above. Gorgeous! I am now a follower of your blog!

Marlene said...

Wow, all of these ideas are mind boggling. Love Love Love it!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Gorgeous family layout. Love the colors and the words about family. Already a follower :)

mel said...

WOW it BEAUTIFUL Love your work and i am a follower

eunice said...

Love each element separately (5 pt flower and flourishes) - these are now in my ideas file. But the entire layout together is spectacular. Thanks for showing the entire project put together.

Tanya said...

WOW!! Gorgeous LO!!! I'm already a follower ;)

Hugs,
Tanya

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful 2 page layout, and awesome prize too!

Charlotte said...

Melin,
I love the flourishes and the way you painted and embellished them. The flowers are beautiful as well. Just a gorgeous LO.

michele said...

Beautiful layout...love the color combinations! Thanks for sharing!

McVic said...

your layout is beautiful! Im a follower thank youso much for the chance to win! Ill be back soon!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

connie said...

beautiful LO! Love all the details and those flourishes.

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

THat layout is BEAUTIFUL! I love the flowers!!! Thanks for sharing.

China Doll said...

Love the swirls

mjnbaskets said...

Really love how you "glittered up" the embellishments.

Sandra said...

Stunning!!:) Sandra H

Carmen T said...

Great job on the layout.

Mary said...

Wow! I love the colors you used. I wouldn't have put them together, but it totally works.

Wendy Kerth said...

love the rock candy!!!

SusanHellinger said...

Beautiful flowers -- thanks for the tutorial.

Lisa Giesbrecht said...

Love how you added extra embellishment to the frosted flourish. Amazing Melin! :)

Liz said...

I love that you embellished your florishes with the ink and glitter. the flowers match perfectly! but you didn't tell us anything about yourself!!! Hope to read more about you soon :)
~Liz

Jean said...

I am a new follower. What gorgeous work! Love the ink and glitter!

Sandy S. said...

Your layout is absolutely beautiful!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Jodi said...

Love the flowers

Lydia Madara said...

I am a new follower and just in time! I actually bought a cricut expression almost 2 years ago but was unable to start to use it until recently...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to great ideas on your blog!
lmadara@ptd.net

Adora Concepcion said...

Melin your projects are beautiful!

Adora

sammies02 said...

Thank you for the recipe for the flowers. I've been seeing them on QQ and love them. Getting my green bug out.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the colors! That purplish blue just pops right out! Thanks so much and excited to be a new follower of QQ's blog!
Lisa

trixr4kids said...

Such great ideas for the flourishes and the flowers. Thanks for the great ideas and the floral tutorial. I will definitely be following your blog for a long time to come.

Gina said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the colors!
I'm a new follower!

Sharon said...

Im already a follower of your blog. I love your double layout. love how the colors pop off the black paper. Love that Idea.

That paper line is so elegant.

Sharon
rsmobley85 at gmail dot come

carolr said...

I'm already a follower of your blog. The flowers are phenomenal!
Carol

Sugarlips said...

Gorgeous!! I love the quotes. How did you adhere the quotes?

edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

Rayelynn Adams said...

Wow I could stay here all day and learn from you. These are so inspiring.

Susan said...

love all the details!!

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

beautiful family layout, love the bling and flowers, I am a follower, thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

This is so stunning. I love the glitter, bling and flowers. I am a follower now. Hugs, Anita

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning page. Love all the dimensions.

joydee1963 said...

I am already a follower of your blog,Beautiful Lo.Details are great.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Babareeba said...

Oh I really like the flourishes. I never thought I would be into glitter and gems. Gotta love it!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Those flourishes are amazing.

PJ Waldrop said...

Wow great work. I love the mini tutorial for the florishes. I also love the papers, I am working on a project it would really go well with. Hmmm.. Guess I need to check my stash first. But,... Wow I really love the papers.
PJWaldropStudios.Blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Beautiful papers!

www.justmonkeyingaroundcrafts.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful lay-out! Great flowers!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

grateful1 said...

I love your flourishes! Beautiful layout.

Rhonda V. said...

What an awesome trick with the frosted flourishes! Love how those turned out and your flowers are very pretty!

Beautiful projects Melin, always a treat to see what you create!!!

Donna said...

Love the colors!

Judy said...

This is a gorgeous lo! Love what you did with the colors. I am a follower and found the hop through your blog -- thanks!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

PaperJewels said...

Love your techniques with the flourishes and the handmade flowers! Thanks for the tutorial, too! I am a new follower. Keep up the great work!

Scrapper Jo said...

Love it - love it -- LOVE IT!!!

Deb said...

Love the flowers! Thank you for posting the tutorial.

Marie said...

You are just super creative!! I wish my LOs looked like yours!!

Anniebee said...

Ooooh, this one is beautiful too! I'm not sure which one I like better, they are both so gorgeous. I'm really loving the QQ products.

Anniebee