Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


Make a Brag Book

Coloring, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a project made from this month's Club Q.  I immediately fell in love with the small bound book and since I am preparing a set of baby items for one of my friends, I thought I would create a small book to go with the quilt and burp cloths.  I mention in the video that I am making a book for colors, but you can use this as a brag book or a miniature art journal as well.

I left a space on the front for a name for baby, I'll be putting "Colors" in that space; check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed the video and you make something amazing with your Club Q.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Club Q
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Lemon Sorbet

Happy crafting, my next post will be all about sewing...I think.

Happy Birthday Card

Cards, Crafts, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a masculine birthday card using the Earth, Wind, Fire collection. This is one of the new collections that will be released later this year.  The colors and patterns are gorgeous and perfect for masculine cards and pages, as well as feminine projects.   I decided to do a card with a little surprise inside, check out the video below.

Quick Quotes Products used: Earth Wind Fire, new collection to be released later this year.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Make a Flower Shadowbox

Diy, Crafts, Scrapbooking, How to, Florigami, Quick Quotes, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a tutorial on how to make a piece of shadow box art.  I used the Whistlin' Dixie collection again because I'm in love with it right now.  You will need a shadow box and you will need to cut out rosettes and flowers from the paper you choose.  I used my Cricut for this because it saved time.  I cut the stems and the leaves by hand.

Check out the video below.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Whistlin' Dixie - 109,108, 107, 101, and 100
Powderpuff Chalking Ink - BarnBoard

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting!

Mother's Day Mini Album

Gabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today and in the spirit of Mother's Day, I decided to make a mini album for moms. This can be filled with pictures of children, grandchildren, or anyone special to her.  The cover uses a flower from the March Club Q kit and some of the embellishments are from that kit as well.

There is room for four photos and some journaling, the album size is 5" x 7" with lightweight chip board used to reinforce the front and back covers.  I punched the holes with my Crop-a-Dile Big Bite and the put binder hooks through them.  This came together in about an hour and I mixed several paper collections with no problem and I even chalked some of the edges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Farmhouse 103
Anchors Aweigh 106
Chiffon 100, 101
Farmhouse Die Cut Stickers
Family Full Page Vellum
March Club Q
Powder Puff Chalking Inks 2016

Happy crafting!

QuickQuotes - March Club Q

Color, Crafts, Diy, How to, Layout, Quick Quotes, Scrapbooking, Supplies, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hello everyone, Gabriela here showcasing this month's Club Q and before I get into my project, let me talk about the greatness of this kit. I received a nice variety of papers and embellishments as well as a package of Petaloo flowers. There was even a set of full instructions for making an Altered project, just a really robust kit with some nice ideas and it was nice to see the paper collections paired in ways I might not have thought of on my own. One of the things I couldn't wait to use was the blinged butterflies, they were wonderful on their own, but I decided to add a little chalking ink to them to make them more visible.

I used chalking inks to color the butterflies and then added glossy accents to "seal" the color in, this requires allowing it to dry overnight, but I think the results were worth the wait. Next I decided to go with a theme of "Love Blooms" for a double page layout.
I proceeded to build my page around my butterflies and flowers and even created a few additional paper flowers to help fill out the pages. I also did some edge punches with the paper to create borders for both sides of the layout.
The finished layout will have pictures from a Botanic Garden tour on the white spaces but you could really put any photos you like in the layout. I hope you have as much fun with your Club Q as I did and happy crafting!

Quick Quotes Products Used
March Club Q
Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Pixie Pink, Seabrook, Aqua, Lemon Sorbet, and Mahogany
Anchors Away - 106