QQ DT April Kit Layout Invitation Layout

Good afternoon crafty friends,

Here is post number two for today. I am super excited to announce that I am no the Quick Quotes Inaugural Design Team!  My post was delayed so that I could make the announcement with the rest of the team!  Quick Quotes has also launched their new blog: BlogQuickQuotes.com. In honor of their new blog and Design Team, Quick Quotes has some wonderful Blog Candy available! You must head over there to enter!

PLUS if you become a FOLLOWER of each Design Team Member's Blog you'll be eligible for an ADDITIONAL PRIZE PACKAGE selected from only THOSE entrants!  You will need to leave a comment on my blog as well as the other Designer’s Blogs!  Here are the links of the new Quick Quotes Design Team

Rhonda Van Ginkel
Jennifer Sodowsky
Adora Concepcion
Donna Coughlin
Melin Beltran That’s Me :-) Just follow me and leave a comment on this post.
Julie Detlef
Theresa Kelly

LASTLY, AN EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE   When you place ANY order of $20 or more, you'll receive 20% OFF your ENTIRE purchase (valid ALL WEEK)!!!!!! WOW!!!!!  What an amazing deal! Head over to Quick Quotes and start shopping today!

The Design team was given the Club Q May kits to work with. 
These are some wonderful kits that Quick Quotes creates!
club q april showers kit
Here is one of the kits available in the May Club Q package. It features some very pretty paper along with the pre-cut Die Cut title and the embellishments. The kit includes a full color photo of the finished project and step-by-step instructions. You can choose to do your kit as shown: or you can change it up.
melin-april showers version1 -500
Here is my first version of this kit. I used all of the same elements that come in the kit. I didn’t add anything to the kit provided. I did also ink the mats and patterned paper with the Mango Mai Tai Powder Puff Chalk Ink and the Tahiti  Powder Puff Chalk Ink.
april showers version2 by melin500
Here is my second version of this kit. I added two pieces of River Reed Bazzill Cardstock. I also used some border and corner punches by EK Success.

april showers version 2 closeup of letters by melin
Here is a close up of the letters and flower. I inked them with the
Mai Tai and Amaretto Powder Puff Chalk Inks.

april showers version2 letteriing close up by melin
Here is another close up of the title. I love how easily the ink covers the paper but still allows the texture of the paper to show through.

MORE Quick Quotes Projects.
invitation 500 by melin

Here is a layout I created for the Goodwill Blog Hop today. 
I used some of the WONDERFUL Powder Puff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes.


Here is what a little chalk Ink can do for your die cuts. 
More Details Coming Soon.

Here is a layout I did a couple of weeks ago.

earth day gaby blog hop by melin-500wjl
This layout features the new Mary’s Garden paper line from Quick Quotes. It also has the cute little turtle files I created as well as the tree and the Spring Floral Spray files (Files coming soon). For today’s Freebie #7 I would like to give you this super cute cutting file title:

apple of my eye papered 200j

This file is available in the following formats: 
If you would like the file: CLICK HERE
Sorry, Free File Link Expired

Remember you have until Sunday, May 8th at noon to grab the file for FREE :-)  Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back tomorrow as Creative Designer Gaby helps us celebrate Mother’s Day with another project and another FREEBIE!

Have A Wonderfully crafty day,


  1. I love the artistry of ALL of your layouts and projects! Thank You for sharing your ideas, talents and files with us! ;-}

  2. I like your take on the kit. Those letters are awsome. I also like the Goodwill LO. You inspire me to try the chalk/inks. Have fun being on the design team.

  3. Your layouts are gorgeous. Looking forward to following your blog and the new QQ blog!

  4. Great layouts. Chalk looks great. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  5. I love your work with the QQ products!! Just came over from the new QQ blog! Can't wait to see more of your work.

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. So exciting, welcome aboard, can't wait for more.


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