PTI May Blog Hop Challenge

I am so happy to participate in PTI's May Blog Hop. This month the challenge was to show how we have been using felt in our card or scrapbook projects. The same day as I read about the challenge, I was scanning though some of Heather Nichols' blog posts that I had somehow overlooked during release week. I was excited to find a sketch and a sample scrapbook page she created. (I have posted a picture of her sketch and the link for you to check out http://pinefeather.typepad.com/pine_is_here/2010/05 get-to-the-point-more-fillable-frames-4.html) I decided to use her sketch and some of my PTI felt to scrap some old pictures of my two sons, and I mean really old. 1990, 1992 & 1993. My sons are now 26 and 28 and the best of friends, but that wasn't always the way it went. Most of the time they fought all the time. I decided to scrap three of the few pictures of them getting along and enjoying summer trips to Zion, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. I had to juggle Heather's sketch a bit to make it fit a 12 x 12 layout and also the three pictures I wanted to use could not be cropped any smaller, but all in all I followed her sketch pretty closely. As Heather suggested, I stamped my own background paper using some of the stamps from last month and used the PTI felt for the title letters. PTI felt cuts so nicely with my sizzix dies in the cuttlebug. I think the felt adds a nice texture to the layout. I can't wait for PTI to come out with more colors.
Details
Paper: Bazzil 12 x 12 paper close to Ripe Avocado color, Bazzil cream
Stamps: Masculine Motif, Background Basics Woodgrain, Vintage Labels, Mini-Scrapbook Series Tabs
Ink: Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Felt, Mini Scrapbook Series Tab Die, Spellbinder Label Die

26 comments:

Marge said...

This is fabulous, Cathy! Great page & fun to do, I'm sure! Like you, I cannot wait for more colors of felt!!!

Mariah said...

Great idea for the title letters...I will definitely be doing this! Thanks!

Rosanne said...

Terrific page and great use of felt!

Karen said...

Great layout! It's fun to see some scrapbook pages on the hop.

Nerina said...

GORGEOUS! I LOVE the outdoor woodsy feel you created with the woodgrain pattern and the leafy paper - and your title worked out beautifully!

Awesome layout Cathy, the woodgrain gives this such a natural feel, and I love the felt letters!

Terri E. said...

Fun use of felt and the great layout.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Joni Kix said...

I love seeing stamping layouts! Great use of felt!

Barbara said...

Fabulous layout, Cathy! Love it!

jen said...

I'm so impressed that those letters are diecut felt! They look great! Nice job on your lo too! :)

Heather P. said...

Such a fantastic layout! LOVE the patterned paper you created, and the felt title is so fun! :)

Amy said...

Great scrapbook page!!

Lee said...

Your LO turned out great. I also used that sketch to get my blog hop project done.

What a fun page. It's nice to remember the good times. I'm right in the middle of the kids fighting all the time years, so I look forward to the day when I can edit that part out!

Laurie said...

WHat a great page! Love that woodgrain!

peggysue said...

What a fabulous trip that must have been. Great page.

Terri said...

Great page! The felt works great for the title.That is good to hear your boys are best friends now. Same thing happened with my sister and I.

resmith said...

Terrific layout! Great job!

Cool layout! Nice to hear that your boys are best friends now, I have a boy and 2 girls, the 2 girls fight once in a while, but most of the time, they were close like all sisters should be!
Thanks for stopping by to say hello, I just realized the best thing for the blog hop is I get to know more crafters.

Cammie said...

Great page! Love the pp and the woodgrain. The felt letters are a wonderful addition!

Cathy, you really are the queen of PTI scrapbook pages!! These are great!

Kim said...

Great project! I love the outdoor theme.

Linda said...

Faboulous page! I love your background and the wood pattern just complements everything. I completely understand the "boy" thing. Ours are now 33 & 38!! Sometimes I wonder how they made it.

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