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