Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby Boy/Girl Welcome Home

These are pages 2 & 3 of my First Year Baby Book project. I didn't use too many PTI products this time as the main focus was the Heidi Grace Baby papers. I used a striped background for each page and made strips with the cute paper with little birds and their baby bundles. I alternated with aqua mist and a tan solids to coordinate the two page spread. I made a journaling block with PTI's Journaling Lines stamps. I couldn't believe it, but I had a Heidi Grace stamp set that had the same little baby bird that was on the paper. I stamped a small one in the corner of the journaling page and colored it with copics. I used Spellbinder pinked circles and some of PTI's beautiful buttons as embellishments. The titles were made with chipboard letters die cut from sizzix dies covered with matching papers. Details: Papers: Heidi Grace Baby Girl/Boy, PTI Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Bazzill Tan and Periwinkle, Spring Rain Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Memento Sand Stamps: Heidi Grace Tags and Words, PTI Journaling Lines Accessories: PTI buttons, stickles, twine, sizzix fun serif lowercase dies

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello Sweet Baby Boy/Girl

I have undertaken a huge, huge project. I am going to make (6) First Year baby books. Three girl and three boy versions. They will each have 20 pages and will be set up so the new mother only needs to insert the pictures on the pages and fill out the journaling tags as they want. I made one girl book last year and decided if I ever did it again, I would make several at one time in both girl and boy versions for future great-nieces, nephews and eventually grandchildren. What you see today is the first page of the books. This is an example of my latest "how-to" and is what is considered hybrid scrapbooking. I actually saw this layout in an English scrapbooking magazine called Scrapbook Magazine. It is a layout by Ann Freeman and as soon as I saw it I knew it had to be Page 1 of my book. I downloaded a Digital Baby kit called Baby Girl and Baby Boy by Lindsay Jane. It included lots of 12 x 12 paper and some embellishments that all coordinate well with PTI Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst and Spring Rain and some tan Bazzill papers I already have. I also bought some Heidi Grace Baby Girl and Boy papers to use for some of the other pages later on. What I loved about this layout was the script paper behind the photo. I didn't have anything like that so I googled "baby poems" and chose one and retyped it in Word and colored a pink and blue version. The Blue and Pink backgrounds are the digital paper. The Hello Sweet Baby in Aqua Mist and Brown are brushes by Ali Edwards. I am so proud of myself for finding out how to use them and am excited you can change the color to match your layouts. So here's what is what:
Background solid papers are digital papers with sentiment printed on it.
PTI stamp Background Basic Hearts stamped around edges.
Pink background paper is distressed and stitched. The baby poem is printed and distressed and also stitched around the edges. The tag is stamped with the hearts and dotted with white gel pen. The "doo-dads" are stamped with punches and embellished with clear stamps and PTI buttons in aqua mist, sweet blush, spring rain and dark chocolate. The Fleur de lis border is a 12" Spellbinder border die dotted with PTI fresh snow hearts. A mat for a 4 x 6 picture slides under the tag and doo-dads. Some PTI buttons finish it off. I absolutely love it and can't wait to share some of the other pages with you soon. Wish me luck on my big project.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Celebrate Your Day Scrapbook Page

I have worked on nothing but this wedding album lately, trying to finish it by the end of March. This page is the 2nd page of a two page layout. I used the same PTI papers and my previous post for continuity, but this time used a sentiment from Signature Greetings, a little symbol from Take Note and a fillable frame die cut as the title of the page. I think Celebrate Your Day really sums up the entrance of Matt and Katie to their reception. The DJ played "Let's Get The Party Started" and they both had such fun when they were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Weber.
Paper: Bazill Purple 12 x 12, Egg Hunt, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding
Ink: Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding
Stamps: Signature Greetings, Take Note
Accessories: Fillable Frame #1, pearls, Long rectangle nestability

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PTI Scrapbook Page

Hi There:
No cards this week, just another example of how I am trying to use my PTI products for scrapbooking in addition to making cards. For this page I started with a cream colored background and layered it with some plum pudding cardstock stamped with a collection of Background Basic Retro stamps. I added the photo collage and topped it with some ripe avocado, and Egg Hunt patterned paper. I added a plum pudding button and some strips of egg hunt paper punched with a Martha Stewart punch to two of the pictures. I cut the letters with my cursive cricut cartridge and finished it off with a few rhinestones. I got to use quite a bit of my PTI things on this project and love how it turned out. I get so much inspiration from the PTI forum and all the blogs from PTI followers and really hope that there are others out there who will try to incorporate PTI into their scrapbook layouts. Thanks for looking at my project.
Stamps: Background Basics, Retro
Paper: Cream 12 x 12, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado and Egg Hunt
Other: PTI Button, rhinestones, cricut cursive cartridge, Martha Stewart Punch

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Color Challenge

Nichole Heady of PTI has challenged us to make a project using our favorite color palatte. I chose these colors: Sweet Blush, Kraft, Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate. I love those colors. I wanted to use one of my new PTI stamp sets so I chose Asian Fusian and one of the really pretty vase and flower stamps. I had some ribbon with a pattern very similar to the flower image in the Asian Fusian stamp set. I added two pieces of the ribbon as stripes against the sweet blush card base. I colored the flowers with a kraft colored copic marker and also added some pink and white touches. I finished it up with three single flowers stamped in the top left corner. It is funny how something so simple really balances out a card. This card was very quick and easy to assemble. Hope you like it.