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Hopping along with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons :-)

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Hi, welcome and happy Saturday! This is my first post for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team and I’m so excited that you’re here! If you came here from Nicole‘s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

The team has some super fun Halloween projects to share along the hop using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. My project uses some of Lisa’s digital papers as well as her cut files. Here’s my layout:

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 I used the very fun Trick or Treat Title cutting files:


The perfect Candy Bucket cutting files:


As well as the Halloween Collection Plaid Grid  as a fill in my Silhouette software to add wonderful texture to the die cuts:


And Halloween Collection Pattern Pack 2 for the awesome background as well as the strip near the bottom. Love those arrows! All the bright fun colors worked so nicely together and added a lot of energy to my fun story!


The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog (you can follow me by e-mail or through WordPress – both in the side bar) and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, October 14. There is also a great file available on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for free until Monday – it’s this cute little 3D Witch Hat cutting file! Can’t you just imagine this on your Halloween party table! After Monday it’ll be for sale in the shop.

ETA: Please don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up right away. I have comment moderation on so that if anyone happens to say something like “your project looks like cow pies” I can delete it before anyone else sees it. So as long as you don’t say that, your comment will appear after I’ve approved it! 😉

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The hop today is to celebrate the start of the PPPR Trick or Treat Challenge! Halloween themed projects are what it’s all about. Please be sure to check out all the rules at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to be in it win it! One random participant will win $20 to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons digital store.

To continue on with the hop, please head over to Sarah’s blog to see her awesome project!

And please be sure to stop by the PPPR blog and/or my blog tomorrow for my next project!

Here’s the complete lineup for the hop, in case you get lost along the way:

Lisa ~

Kathy ~

Katy ~

Leah ~

Melisa ~

Nanne’ ~

Nicole ~

Ruth ~ <<<<<—-You are here!

Sarah ~ <<<<<—– See Sarah’s awesome project next!

Shannon ~

Tina ~

Gloria ~

More about my project:

First, since I had quite a few photos I wanted to use on my page, I wanted to find a sketch that I thought would work well both with the number of photos as well as the style of the title. I loved this one from Write. Click. Scrapbook.


If you know me well, you know that I love challenges and it killed me that I couldn’t find a challenge sketch that worked for what I wanted to do with this page but I was happy to have found that the Scrapbook Circle October Kit-Inspired Challenge was all about orange! And can I say I just love that orange ledger paper! It’s not a solid orange – there is a lot of wonderful variation of color in the background that gives it a ton of texture and depth! The lines are wonderful for lining things up as well as journaling, too!

The other supplies I used are:
Cardstock: Bazzill; Printer and Ink: HP; Cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Spray Ink: Clearsnap; Ink: Tsukineko; Jewels: Bo Bunny; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Glue Arts, Imaginesce, Zig.

Thanks so much for visiting! I’d love to hear your kind words about my project – you know it makes me smile, so be sure to leave your comments below!

Have a fabulous day!


For the Girls (and the flowers!)

A very happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to go for another week! I’m excited to share with you my second project for The Creative Cutting Challenge design team! The challenge theme this time is For the Girls and it is a wonderful theme to work with! I started thinking about what pictures I could use for a layout, since I love to scrapbook and have so many stories still to tell. As I looked through all the wonderful feminine designs in the Creative Pointe shop I really thought the Floral Frame:

would be perfect for a picture of my daughter and I when she was in Girl Scouts. Since I was her leader and I had a fantastic co-leader who made sure to get pictures of us together, I knew I would have many to choose from. When I found “the” picture, I knew that since the Flower One Set:

Lots of great layered flowers!

Lots of great layered flowers!

has a lovely layered daisy it would help reinforce the sweet age Erin was at the time of the picture. About a Girl currently has a challenge to use lots of flowers, so with this sketch:

Sketch 240a

Sketch 240a

from Pamela’s World of Scrap that I felt would be wonderful for this picture, the frame and the flowers and the challenges to use SVGs and  lots of flowers this is what I came up with:

Everything about this layout just makes me smile!

Everything about this layout just makes me smile!

For the color scheme, I used a challenge for a Yahoo! Group Scrappin-n-Chattin to use navy blue, yellow and pink, which I really felt would be perfect with the daisies and the photo – I went with Authentique’s Genuine Collection and just used the more solid “b” sides for the yellow, blue and white elements. I used Stampin’ Up! textured cardstock for the pink and Close to My Heart cardstock for the green.  I felt that these were colors that worked together.

There was another challenge to use four stamps from one stamp set at Two Peas in a Bucket  called the Seeing Double challenge. When I saw how bold the pink looked, I felt it was a little too strong and decided to use a stamp set I really love from Close to My Heart (Hooray Bouquet) that has a couple of different flower shapes (one being a daisy in 3 different sizes/patterns and also includes the sentiment that I used on the frame) – I thought it was the perfect addition and really helped the pink work better on my page.  I didn’t glue things down flat because I felt that everything needed to have some dimension and movement so the daisies are only glued at the center and the banners are only glued at the right edge. The frame is mounted on foam tape to give it a little lift also. I used the frame without the center cut-out for the blue base layer since I really felt it would work well to have the same curve at the corners of that layer.

Here's  a closeup that shows some of the dimension on the page

Here’s a closeup that shows some of the dimension on the page

I created my title with a Silhouette Sketch Pen in the Rickles font and then added the words “Girl Scout” and “Daisies” hand-written over the words “friends” and “flowers” with Close to My Heart Markers with a touch of Smooch Pearlized Top Coat over the top to give those words the same shine as the Glitter Sketch Pen lines. I added some sequins from Whimsical Twist to the flower centers around the frame and some Close to My Heart buttons in a diagonal across the page, a tab with the date from a Studio Calico class kit and that’s about it!

I hope you will join in the fun with the challenge! You just need to use an SVG file to participate! And who could resist making something pretty For the Girls?!

Thanks for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to tell me how you love the bulldog in the picture for the frame below!


Other materials not already listed: banner cut files from Carta Bella (Silhouette store), ink from Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up!, adhesive from Glue Dots, Imaginesce, Therm O Web and Xyron

Having a sparkly good time!

I have to admit. I’m not much for bling. I love the way it looks on everyone else’s projects, I just don’t buy a lot and don’t use it a lot.  I am also not a fan of glitter. It just gets everywhere and that bothers me. “Why is she blathering about bling?” you may ask. Well, I loved this sketch, especially once I got the inspiration for which photos to use and part of the challenge was to include some bling from your stash. After all the blog is called “Scrap Our Stash”! And hey, while I was at it and busy with my Cameo and playing with glitter, I thought it’d be great to enter the “glitter it up” challenge at Cameo Creations!

So what I saw in the sketch was a vertical strip of pictures, stars and the scattered bling. What I was inspired to use was a planet, a photo booth strip, lots of stars and glitter and epoxy bubbles!

Here’s a look at what I created (and had a lot of fun, especially with the bling part!)

Here's a peek at the journaling

Here’s a peek at the journaling

Bling on the title and bubbles

Glitter on the title and bubble bling

Details in lower right corner

                                   Details in lower right corner                                             metallic silver gelato on grade circle and word 

I'm star struck!

I’m star struck!

(The pictures were left at a larger file size so that if you click on them you can see more detail. What do you think? Should I go big again or should I shrink the file size as I have on previous posts?)

Here are the details:

Cardstock: DCWV (La Creme), Core’dinations, Stampin’ Up!

Vellum: JoAnn

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle – Makin’ The Grade

Letter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers – Letterman

Font: Space Age

Digital Cutter: Silhouette Cameo

Cutting files:

  • SVGs: Kerri Bradford Studio – School Years
  • Silhouette files: Paper Bakery – Everyday Polaroids, Creating Keepsakes – Super Stars, Sarah Hurley – Night Sky – stars, moon and planets, Ginger Snapit Designs – Field Trip

Stamp : Studio Calico

Ink : Tsukineko Brilliance – Starlite Silver

Glitter : Doodlebug Design, Inc. – Sugar Coating

Bling : Close to My Heart – Epoxy Bubbles – Green and Blue

Paint : Faber-Castell Gelatos – Metallic

Pens: Bic – Mark-It – Hot Aqua, Kuretake – Zig Writer – Platinum and Zig – Archival – Black

Glue : Zig and Xyron

I will be entering this LO into the Scrap Our Stash July 15th Sketch with Stash #5 Challenge

and the Glitter it Up Challenge at Cameo Creations Challenge:

I’d love to hear what you have to think about my latest creation! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and comment!

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