Thursday, August 26, 2010

PTI day with friends

Well, on Sunday the 22 I went to a PTI (PaperTrey Ink) get together with some friends.

We all brought a shoebox swap project for the others to make, and our amazing hostess Val made up the most adorable goodie bags you could imagine full of PTI goodness :)

Below are some photos - the first of the PTI goodie bag Val did.

And here is a photo of my swap item, a 6x6 scrapbook page, and my card candy I made up for everyone for the card candy swap as well.

For my card candy I used PTI Baby button bits stamp set, and assorted cardstocks and inks from both PTI and Stampin'Up. The buttons are all from PTI.

For my swap page, I used Stampin'Up Kraft and Razzleberry cardstock and ink, and some SU naturals ivory CS for the tag and of course some SU Razzleberry dotted ribbon. The stamps are all from PTI from their "Life" and "Journaling Lines" sets. Added a bit of glitter and voila!

It was so much fun, we are thinking of holding another near Christmas, and again near Easter!


ps - thank-you Vannesa for letting me use your photos, as I forgot to take any of my stuff!

Monday, August 9, 2010

ILWS Design Team Challenge Page

Well, a new month means a new set ILWS Design Team Challenges!

Every month on the 1st, there are 4 wonderful challenges posted over at ILWS, and a gallery full of inspiration from the design team.

This month, one of our challenges is a sketch challenge.

So, I had this wonderful photo of Kayleigh taken when we were back home visiting family, and I knew just how to scrap it!

Very quick and simple, but cute and effective! Used some of the wonderful Night & Day DSP from SU, and assorted red ribbons from my huge (and I do mean HUGE) basket of ribbons. Matted the photo on some red cardstock. The medallion in the bottom right is stamped in white craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Punched some red paper, and wrote the info with a black journalling marker.

If you like this layout, you can check out the sketch that inspired it HERE along with all the other DT challenges for this month.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two Steppin' in to a Blog Hop!

Welcome to your next stop on the blog hop!

Wasn't Gemmas creation just wonderful !!!

Well, I am featuring the wonderfully versatile set Loads of Love, and Loads of Love Accessories.

This first one is a cute 6x6 page. The pumpkin stamp from the accessories set is perfect for the photo of my Dad, Sister, niece, daughter and I around a giant pumpkin that my dad grew last summer in his garden. We had the two babies sitting on the pumpkin - it was just so cute with the cousins together.

My dad late entered the pumpkin in the giant vegetable category at the local Fall Fair for Labour Day weekend. He came in 2nd. First was about 3 times as big as this one!

It took 4 guys to load the pumpkin into my dads pickup truck!

This second page is done to show that you can do a girlie style project with these two sets - you just have to think outside of the box...... or truck as the case may be!

I used the flowers to create some flower baskets to act as some beautiful page accents.

I really hope you have enjoyed my creations and the blog hop so far. Your next stop is Carolyn!

Have fun!