Thursday, September 23, 2010

1st Birthday ~Papertrey Ink Blog Hop~


1st Birthday

Ok all I am pretty excited to be joining in on Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop! They coordinate this with their monthly new release and its a chance to see their wonderful products in action! I am very excited to see what everyone is doing!





You can find the "hopping" info here!





Now their challenge this month is to show off those stamping techniques that we've all learned from our fellow crafters! And maybe give a little shout out along the way! So with that in mind, I thought and thought about what were my favorite techniques and where I had first heard of them. I got into stamping by (long story short) finding this lot of stamps on Ebay through a message board post. I asked some stamping questions and one kind lady responded with...Versamark! I didn't get it at all but purchased it anyways...and now, of course, I couldn't live without it! =) Thanks to one kind suggestion from a fellow stamper!





My second "technique" used, though not sure if you'd consider it really a technique, but is using stamping to dress up die cuts. Also using stamping for spicing up plain cardstock!



This LO is of my youngest son on his first birthday (a few months ago).




Okay so Papertrey Ink...I only have 3 products from them..their Kraft cardstock (and seriously, it's the most divine paper weight ever! wowza!) Distressed Stripes and Polka Dot Basics 2. Maybe the coolest most versatile 2 stamp sets out there and something, personally I think EVERY stamper could use! But hey, that's just what I think! LOL!





I used Distressed Stripes with Antique Linen and Old Paper distress ink to create a little pattern on the bird nest and beaver. And Polka Dot Basics 2 on the title (with smallest dots) in Versamark, also on the grass and birdie and background paper (with larger dots).






Here is another way to use Distress Stripes, as journaling lines, stamped again in Versamark.


And I think that covers most of it...I am pretty tickled to be joining this hop and look forward to seeing all the great projects and maybe meeting a few new friends! Hugz, Leah

60 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very cute!

Sue Ann said...

A~D~O~R~A~B~L~E!!!!! Are those cricut cuts that you used for the bird/nest ect ?? I love how you stamped over the cuts ........ it is perfect!!!

Keva said...

I love it. Distressed but still fun.

Paul said...

Great page. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Aimes said...

Totally agree - I couldn't live without my PTI Kraft and Polka Dots :D
Super sweet LO and an even sweeter pic of your boy ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

So sweet. What a cutie!

Debbie said...

Really really cute!

Sue Ann said...

I left came back and then saw your sweet comments on my blog ..... Oh I think I have to get that cartridge. I do not use my cricut enough and you have used it in such a unique way with the stamping on the images!!! Are you on the PTI MB ?? Now I can follow you in my google reader I am SO happy I crossed paths with your blog today!!!

Janelle said...

Nice scrapbook page with lots of special little details. Glad you got to participate, too!

Cathy Weber said...

This is great!!! I love when someone uses PTI to do a scrapbook page. I love those stripes on the beaver. It totally adds to the total look of the project. Great job.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh Leah this page is adorable just like little Cody! Love it!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute LO Leah!! Love all the dots, I think I NEED that stamp!! lol

Sue Ann said...

It is only me again ......... I am totally stressing I cannot get you added into my google reader ...... I am searching beeingcreativeandfeelingcherry but nothing comes up ....... is there a main blog name that I am missing??

Barb said...

Leah! LOVE your scrapbook page and your use of the Versamark ink. I can tell you are a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your comment made my day! Come back anytime.

Have a good one!
Barb :)

Sara Mac said...

So cute! I love how you used the distressed stripes as journaling lines.

Kay said...

What a precious layout! I love all the Kraft, and really great background stamping!

Anna said...

I love your technique and I am also a fellow Kraft lover!

Sue Lelli said...

This page is just so CUTE! Enjoy all the new friends you meet in the PTI blog hop! EVERYONE is so kind and nice and supportive - you'll have a whole new bunch of blog buddies!!!

Victoria said...

What a sweet layout. Kraft, stripes and polka dots--doesn't get much better! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Sue Ann said...

GOT IT into my reader ......... which is where I can see your updates ASAP. I have to look into that cartridge and I love cricut inspiration so I am so happy you are in my reader!!!

jen said...

Great page!!!! Welcome to hopping- it's too fun, right?! :)

klarcher said...

What fun, your kids are going to love these when they are older (if they don't already)

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet LO! It takes a while to build your PTI stash. They are pretty pricy. They do stamp very well and the cardstock is fabulous. I love your little beaver cut out. :)

sillyleann said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! This is one awesome page!!! It makes we want to paper scrap again. What die cuts did you use? They are perfect for this layout. I am a detail person and this layout is full of them. All the little white dots, the chalk shading, distressed stripes as journaling lines (OMG! Are you kidding me? Now that is creative!), All the little polka dot stamps everywhere!!! Amazing. Truly Amazing!

Ginny said...

This is such a wonderfully fun layout!! I am in LOVE with the kraft paper and this just sings out to me, thanks for the inspiration!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hey, Leah ... we're baaaaack! And I'm catching up on what I've been missing. I actaully bought a stamp while we were on our trip .. so guess I'm going to have to start getting crative. Love this layout .. where have you been hiding it? Later gator!

sugacatz said...

Lovely. Lx

Karen C said...

What a sweet page! I love all of the detail!

Cassie_lu said...

super cute layout out and great job decorating the die cuts

Lynn said...

What a darling 1st Birthday layout!!! I love how this adorable picture totally pops because of the neutral cardstock you used and the details are all so sweet!

Kelly S. said...

Love how you dotted up those die cuts! What a cute layout!

Ravengirl said...

How fun, love the Veramark journaling! What a creative idea!

peggysue said...

Oh is that so very sweet!

Ohhh Snap said...

It's a gorgeous layout!! I love how you used the background stamps to make designer paper :D. Is that Create-A-Critter? Love the birthday sentiment! TFS :D

Both the stamp sets you have are on my wish list!

Baseret said...

Cute,cute layout! I love the way you used distress stripes.

Marge said...

What a sweet 1st bday layout!!!

Melissa said...

What a sweet LO! I love how you used the stamps on your page!

Kristii said...

Soooooo way cute!!!! I love what you did with what you had!!! Absolutely fantastic!!! I love their Kraft paper too!!!

Jen Carter said...

Super cute layout!

Amy said...

ADORABLE layout!!! I need to scrap and use my stamps more!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

What a great page!! I love how you incorporated the various sizes of dots on the various objects. Great idea, and you added such a subtle but effective design to all those elements!

Gayatri said...

Sooo cute! Love your scrapbook page and all those cute die cuts awww! love it :)

Nerina said...

What a SWEET LO! I love all of the little details you've included in this one - what a good idea to stamp on your embellishments! The kraft is a great background and makes everything really pop - totally gorgeous!

Deb C said...

Happy belated B-day to your son. Very cute LO

TFS~

Kara said...

so cute!!

Kelly in Canada said...

I love your layout and the tone-on-tone is fabulous.
Kelly
ps...thank you for your lovely comment; i am glad that my photo made you smile!

Laura Isham said...

this is just so adorable. who knew adding some little white dots would make the page jump to life so much. your kids are just as adorable as your page.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Adorable is the word!!!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Wow Leah can't believe your little man is one already! You have done him proud with this layout, such beautiful embellies and such a gorgeous smile from Cody.

hugs
Kaye x

Cammie said...

What an adorable page! How clever to use Distressed Stripes as journaling lines. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vanessa said...

This is so adorable!! Love what you did with your stamps and that photo of your little boy is so cute! Thanks for your sweet comment!! Vanessa x

Babies- Beth said...

What a sweet layout! Come join the Papertrey Pages scrapbook page challenges- lol, you have July all done there- using kraft!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful project - I have a stash of Papertrey kraft card waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing your techniques. Jenny

LittleSurferGirl said...

Very cute! Pages like these make me want to start scrapping!

Jessica said...

Cute LO! Love the way you used the Distress Stripes as Journaling lines - smart plus cool penmanship! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Huguenot Girl said...

Super cute layout! What would we do without Versamark?! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Kristy said...

Super cute!

Stine said...

Leah! I absolutely love this one - think this must be one of the cutest LOs I have seen from you. Cody is so cutest, and I adore the die cuts you have chosen. All the stanmping effects are also a great touch. Absolutely wonderful :)

Kelly said...

Awww what a sweet layout! LOVE the papers and the picture of Cody is just priceless!

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo, Leah! Love what you've done with the dots and stripes and thank you again for giving them to me for my b-day! So fabulous! This is too cute for WORDS! xxD