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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Shiver Me Timbers Blog Hop


Welcome, Mateys! I’m so glad you’ve sailed on over to my blog today for our blog hop! If you came here from Nicole’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post (maybe you’ve had too much ale?) and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the fabulous pirate themed projects the rest of the DT has created! I can tell you I had a ton of fun creating the layout I want to share with you! I had the perfect event that I had yet to scrap (there are advantages to having lots of stories still to be scrapped.)


I found a wonderful PageMaps sketch (linked at the bottom of my post) and filled all the areas with photos and die cuts! I used print and cut quite a bit, but also added some detail with the Silhouette printable foil in gold and silver to add some shine to the lock, sword blades and the hook.


I loved the title from the Ahoy Matey Title Cutting Files. I did print and cut for the background layer and cut the red and black from paper and layered them all together. The subtitle is printed on Speech Bubbles Cutting Files (I used the color match tool to get the same yellow as on the ship) and the little pirate boy is from the Little Pirates Cutting Files, which has all the other pirate themed cuts I’ve used on my page.



For the treasure chest, I printed the treasure layer, the rest are cut from cardstock and distressed. I thought a few sequins would make a nice shiny, addition.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my page as much as I had creating it! Now onto some blog hop business!

Blog Hop Prize image

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 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, September 15 and announced on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Be sure to pick up the Blog Hop freebies on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only…then they will be available for sale in the store. They are these super cutie pirate files:

I sure hope we’ve inspired you to join in the PPPR Shiver Me Timbers Challenge. The projects can be anything that are pirate themed and feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Check out all the rules here. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.


OK, I think I’m ready to send you to the next port of call: Sarah’s Blog.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!


Here’s the entire hop in case you are lost:












And here’s the PageMaps sketch I used:


Savoring Savannah

Once again I had tons of fun creating a layout from pictures/memories of our recent trip to Georgia. As I frequently like to do, I searched for sketches to use to make designing the page go more quickly. I really find Becky Fleck’s PageMaps to be really fun to play with and very well designed so when I came upon this multi-photo sketch at Scrapbook {Express}ions:


I felt it would work well for my page. I took the idea of the stepping (from title, to pictures to journaling and down to the subtitle) and chose to use that idea for my photos. I also liked the strips down the sides, which were similar to the long hanging banner on the right side of my Ice Cream layout (see my Birthday Bliss post) which will be opposite this page in my album.

Why don’t I just share what I did now?


First, I must confess that the photos for The Olde Pink House come from their website. We were so busy enjoying the moment that I didn’t take any pictures inside and I only got one picture from the side as we walked by on our way to Leopold’s – that will likely appear on another page.

I also printed a map from Google as a background for my photos.

I’m sure you can see how well the stepping worked with my photos. I was really so pleased that I could get both the portrait and landscape oriented pics to play nicely together!

I printed the background paper on my HP Photosmart B8550 printer (Amazon reminded me that I bought mine there in 2009.) The design is from Stampin’ Up! (Basic Gray Grid) and I just love that collection of patterns. There are so many different ways to use it (I changed the opacity to 60% to get it light enough to journal on and so it would mesh better with the facing page which has a white background.) I also loved the idea of the many squares in Savannah all with trees covered in gray Spanish Moss! Too perfect!

Another challenge I wanted to participate in was from A Blog Named Hero Challenge #42: Layer Cake! I felt that this was a great sketch with lots of layering going on and I even layered the Hero Arts stamps I used (Weekdays – with Studio Calico and All the Time – for Operation Write Home) in the lower right corner. There’s dimension in the title and the place setting (as well as layering on both!)

You need something else to look at:


I also wanted to participate in Silhouette Challenges #12 “Faux Stitching Feature”

Silhouette Challenges

I thought it’d be fun to show a fancy table setting (with the proper number of forks and spoons), so I used a Silhouette sketch pen and the 4 piece dinner ware set by Samantha Walker  (making it six by ungrouping and copying the fork and spoon). I made a placemat for it to sit on and did an internal offset and a dashed faux stitched line. I used word doodle borders by Rivka Wilkins for the border on the left side, changing the line to a dashed, faux stitched line.


So, as usual I had to get in my fave wood veneer pieces (from Studio Calico) and my current fave manufacturer (Simple Stories) for the patterned papers, stickers, brads and numbers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sorry about all the words, I just felt like I wanted to showcase some of the techniques and products that I used! I hope you have a fabulous day!


I also used:

Silhouette Cameo 
13 arrows by Lori Whitlock
savannah skyline by Ginny Nilson
PTI Summer Camp stamp (bootprint)
Color Box ink in Espresso
Adhesive from Beacon, Cool Tak and Xyron

05/02/14 Edited to add: I was chosen as a Heroine on A Blog Named Hero for the challenge #42 Layer Cake challenge!

Oh, Baby! (plus not so “RAK”)

Yep, it’s time for another Creative Cutting Challenge and this time the topic is Baby!

I have to admit this one had me going in circles. I couldn’t do what I had set out to do, but I figured it out and got all my rubber duckies in a row!

I received the Baby Set from the Creative Pointe. There are six different, fun baby images in this set, I just let the inspiration come.

Baby Set PV

My idea was to create a tag to indicate the age of the baby. I thought the baby bottle would be a great way to measure the baby’s age, so I put the black Silhouette Sketch Pen in my trusty Cameo and wrote the numbers one through five along the tick marks on the bottles. Then I created layers of milk that would go up to the numbers. I like to leave options open, so the numbers can be for days,weeks or months, etc. Here are some pictures of my son as a baby with the tags:

The one is for one week and the two is for two days!

These are one month and two days old!

1 week

Three, four and five are months. What a cutey, huh?

Three, four and five months. He loves his sister and she was so good with him!

I used an older collection from Fancy Pants called Baby Mine. The stickers, die cuts and chipboard elements make nice additions to the bottles. The “milk” is Stampin’ Ups Glossy White paper.

I sure hope you’ll take up the challenge to use a digital cutting file (other than Cricut) to create a Baby project for The Creative Cutting Challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting today!


P.S. Are you still there?  Good! I have a fair amount of embellishments (some partially used) and a few papers left of this collection and would like to give my “leftovers” as well as my five baby bottle die cuts away to one lucky blog commenter. This will be based on what you say. I’d like to know what you will do with my goodies if I were to send them your way. Please be sure that you leave an e-mail where you could be reached. The giveaway will close on February 24, when I will choose who I think I’d like to give my goodies to and send them that wonderful “you won” e-mail!

So much Baby goodness! It's Mine, but it could be yours!

Some really great Baby goodness! It’s Mine, but it could be yours!

****I love all of your comments! Please don’t worry if you don’t want the giveaway, just say that you don’t want to be entered or just leave regular blog love!

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