April 22, 2014

Smile, It's Spring-PPPR reveal

 I have a cute little Spring themed layout I created using cutting files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon store..
Some of the cutting files were the Friday Freebies, so do remember to stop by every Friday to grab yours cause you never know when you'll get a cute idea on how to use one.

So, I decided to go with some softer Spring colors and some cute chicks (wink wink) and came up with this design:

I'll have to hunt down some photos for this layout or maybe even take a few new ones..LOL

How about some close ups and details:

This cute little chick is in the Cute Chick's Cutting file
and the Easter egg's are in the Hoppy Easter cutting file

and this cute little chick is the same, but I flipped the image.  This way
I could have them both facing towards the middle of the layout :)
The grass is from the Flower Assortment cutting file

The cute little bunny that I tucked behind one of the photo mats is
also from the Hoppy Easter Cutting File..
and I decided to use a few clouds and those are in the Baby Shower cutting file.

I also added a large circle in the back of the layout, which is from the Layered Labels 3 cutting file.

I also wanted to add some spring flowers and what better than a few tulips :)
Those are in the Flower Faces cutting files..

and for the bottom of the layout, I decided to use one of the designer elements from the Layered Labels 1 cutting file and stretched it to about 10" big and then used the knife tool in the SIL software to cut just the bottom off which is what I wanted to use :)  I also added two flourishes to help decorate my title and those are in the Friends Forever cutting file..

and there ya have the cute little spring layout I created as my Design Team project for today's post..
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look..

April 21, 2014

Project Life reveal- Use a stamp-SOUS

Happy Monday fellow scrappers and lifers..
Us girls over at SOUS were challenged to use either a stamped image, phrase or word on our project life spread and I went with two out of the three..
I decided to grab some of my small paper stacks that I've been holding onto and then some corrugated cardstock I just recently purchased at a craft supply store..  I then rummaged through some of my stamp sets and decided to use two different ones..

Here is what I created:

I decided to go with some spring colors since we got spring a little earlier than normal this year, no complaints..

How about some close ups of the cards I created:

I used some alphabet stamps to the create the "fifteen" strips..
The corrugated cardstock is by DCWV.

One of my photo cards..
 I stamped the butterflies using a butterfly stamp by Prima Marketing, then colored them in with some fine tip markers from my stash..  
The corrugated butterflies are a MS punch..

I also used a bee stamp by Prima Marketing on my card, then used the MS butterfly punch to punch out a few more butterflies..
the small flowers and leaves are both a Fiskars punch..

The little birds and phrases are die cuts from the SIL store..

some more die cuts from the SIL store..

for supplies used:

Papers by: DCWV Mariposa Matstack
white cardstock
DCWV Corrugated cardstock

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition

Die cuts from SIL store
birds, phrases, zig-zag border, brackets, arrow, 

Fiskars flower punches
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
baby pink stickles
white liquid pearl

Stamps by:
butterfly and bee:  Prima Marketing
phrases: unknown manufacturer
corner rounder

and don't forget we at SOUS have an amazing sponsor this month:

This is much more then just a kit club with exclusive product, you will
love everything they have to offer!
And for one lucky challenge participant for the month
of April you will receive a $30 certificate to the shop! 
Now how awesome is that!

and there ya have it.. 
thank you for stopping by today and do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created for this Project Life challenge..


April 12, 2014

Baby Shower Blog Hop-PPPR

Welcome to the Baby Shower blog hop..
 "If you came here from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place. 
 If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog." 

For my baby hope project, I decided to use some of those adorable baby cutting files and created a layout using one of my sons' (Aaron) photos.

He was such a cute little chunky monkey..LOL

how about a few fun close ups and some details:

is this little guy cute or what?.. I absolutely love him to pieces :) He is in the Changing Time cutting file.
Tucked him behind some clouds and added the little baby bottle, they can be both found in the Baby Shower cutting file...

extreme close ups.. 
I added a little chalk to his cheeks and added a few dots with my white marker...
The text on the clouds is also a font I used and used the Print option..

My title.. 
I attached the font to the circle and created the white shadow to highlight the soft tones..

I also added this heart balloon (heart balloon cutting file).. I used the swiss dots embossing folder on the large heart of the balloon.. 
Decided to add the blue foot prints (Mommy to be cutting file)  to the middle heart, using the print and "not cut" option..  looking at this now, I wish I would of added some more goodies to that basket :)
The cute little hearts are in the Baby Shower cutting file.. 

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store.  

"For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, April 15. 

Also, reminder about our PPPR Baby Challenge. 
 The projects can be anything that is baby-themed The rules are below. http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/p/pppr-monthy-challenge.html ..  One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

1.  The theme of this challenge is Baby...so create anything baby-themed. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Baby Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Their's also a super cute freebie cutting file being offered and its only available during this blog hop.. So, don't forget to grab that for your collection..

Now, your next stop is NICOLE's blog...

 Here is the complete line up incase you get lost on the way:

Happy hopping everyone..

April 11, 2014

Happiness-Sketch reveal SOUS 11.4

Its another sketch reveal for us ladies over at SOUS and todays sketch was designed by me :)

Even though I designed the sketch this one was a bit of a hard one to play with.. I just kept seeing the sketch as it was and it was difficult for me to see it for what it was not.. hope you understand what I meant by that...

So, I decided to go with two photos of my three kids, who aren't kids any longer..
The photos were taken 4 years ..

Here is my take on the sketch:

I decided to add lots of little details along with some flowers..

How about some close ups:

don't forget: 
we have an AMAZING sponsor for the month April...
and it is:

(click picture for store link!)

This is much more then just a kit club with exclusive product, you will
love everything they have to offer!
And for one lucky challenge participant for the month
of April you will receive a $30 certificate to the shop! 
Now how awesome is that!

For supplies used to create this layout:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer edition
Canon printer

papers:  digital scrapbooking kit
white cardstock
Tim Holtz paper stack

Stickles: pink and baby blue
Distress stickles: Antique linen
foam tape
Glitter spray: Tattered Rose (home made)

Flowers by: Iamroses and Prima
Pearl halves

Martha Stewart deep edge punch

die cuts:
free font

and there we have it.. 
 I had so much fun playing with this sketch and getting all of those small details to fit..
Now, Stop by SOUS and check out what amazing layouts our DT have created using today sketch..

Till Next Time:

April 8, 2014

Easter Treat Bags- PPPR project reveal

As some of you already know,  I live in Finland and here we get little happy Easter witches and bunnies that come gathering Easter goodies from door to door on Palm Sunday..  For this year, I decided to create some cute little goody bags for them.. I made two different ones, one for a boy and one for a girl.. 

I filled the little bags with Easter goodies.. Not too many cause they are little kids that come by and dont want to over load them with sugar :)

I used the Handle Treat bag topper cutting file.. I flooded them with colors and prints using my SIL software, printed them and then cut.. It was quick and simple, my kind of a project when you have to create lots of them :)

I added detail with the fun bunny ears, which can be found in the Bunny Photo Props cutting file, the Scalloped circle is in the Layered Labels 3 cutting file and the Easter egg I used was in the Hoppy Easter cutting File..  I attached the scalloped circle with foam tape, but the topper was easy to apply to the bag with my ATG tape runner..

So much fun and so easy to create these fun treat bag toppers.. Now, I just cant' wait till Sunday so I can give these away to all those happy little Easter witches and bunnies that will come knock on my door  :)

Have a Scrap-tastic week


Files used: 
Layered Labels 3 Cutting Files   Bunny Photo Props Cutting FilesHandled Treat Bag Topper Cutting Files
Hoppy Easter Cutting Files

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