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.
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