1st PTI Scrapbook Page

Today I tried something I have never done, use PTI products to make a scrapbook page. I usually buy patterned paper and other pre-made embellishments, but since I have invested so much into my stamping materials as well as have been inspired by Kelly Purkey, Dawn McVey, Michelle Wooderson, Erin Lincoln and Heather Nichols, I just forced myself to try to make a page without heading out to Michael's first. I had a piece of yellow 12 x 12 paper. I stamped random Dot Spot images in Versamark, aqua mist, sweet blush and vintage cream. I embossed them with either silver or clear embossing powder. This is the first time I have ever embossed and liked the result. The trick to it was using the embossing buddy or little bag filled with powder to swipe across the page before I added the embossing powder. This is the first time that I haven't had lots and lots of little flecks all over the page. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the paper before I glued all the pictures on it. It was really pretty. I printed out some pictures from my son's wedding last July and matted them on some smokey shadow and aqua mist papers. I used a rub-on sentiment for the title and zig zag stitched it. I added a little scalloped border with some aqua mist buttons tied with white twine for some variety. I stamped a couple of journaling tags using the new PTI fillable frame #1 and a scalloped circle from Take Note. Matt and Katie can fill in what they remember of that moment (if they can remember anything, they were both so nervous). I am really happy with how this page turned out although I think it is a little plain and "organized". I love the look of the "pros" who make their pages look more candid and free-flowing. I'll work on that in the future.
Paper: Yellow Bazzil, PTI smokey shadow and aqua mist
Ink: Versamark, smokey shadow, aqua mist, sweet blush, vintage cream
Stamps: Dot Spot, Take Note
Clear and Silver embossing powder
Fillable Frame #1
Aqua Mist buttons and some white stitching


Heather P. said...

Such a lovely layout, and the embossing looks GREAT! :)

Sharron said...

Wonderful layout! Dot Spot really looks like a fabulous scrapbooking set too!

Ted said...

Cathy, don't be so hard on yourself...I love this layout! I like how the Dot Spots behind make me think of camera flashes going off to capture wedding moments. :) But that's just my take on it! :)

Sue Ann said...

I love the spots and dots for the background ........ you did a great job on this layout .......you're crazy ....... IT LOOKS GREAT!!!

Pat said...

Well, I thought I posted a comment!

Anyway, I think you did a great job on this. I love your creative use of the Fillable Frame for journalling blocks. And I know what you mean about staying out of Michaels to fund the PTI habit.

If this (or something like it) posts twice, sorry!

Lee Anne said...

Wow!!! This is an incredible piece of work, Cathy! They will love it. I can tell how hard you worked and it is just stunning!

Deb C said...

I love it Cathy! Such a clever way to use the stamps we have invested in for a totally different purpose.

I started out scrapping and then got into stamps, so I love to see ideas like yours that inspire me to meld the two together.

Thanks so much for sharing!

PS It looks like it was a lovely wedding!

Meg Sp said...

I am so happy to see you used PTI for scrapbooking. Looks great! Since I found PTI I had sort of given up on scrapping but this gives me inspiration to pick it back up!

Anika said...

Seeing so many great things using Dot Spot really makes me wish I would have bought it! Your page looks awesome!

Monica K. said...

Cathy, what a neat idea to use dot spot as a background for a scrapbook page! It looks so cool. Great page!

This is really pretty Cathy! Dot Spot makes a fabulous back drop here, I may need to rethink this set (I don't have it yet).

Sherry said...

This is terrific!! I never even thought about using this set for a scrapbook page.....thanks for the inspiration!

Banu said...

I was searching for scrapbook pages using PTI Stamps and found your blog. Awesome layout. Loved how you created the background. Totally cool.

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