I certainly don't think I can keep up with this every month but 2 in a row isn't too bad! I have joined February's blog hop for Papertrey Ink. This months challenge is all about the scallop (the crafting kind, not the seafood, though that could have gone well with my page! LOL!). They wanted to see all kinda of projects with scallops, circles, punches, etc.
You can find all the hopping details here.
I have to say that I did have a ton of ideas for this challenge, maybe the first time I did have a few ideas to choose from but once I came across these photos...I got an immediate idea to do this punched border piece. The idea came from a cross between the stripe in my son's shirt and the idea of making my own sea. I chose the colors from the photo, the blue's like my son's shirt, the kraft like the sand and threw in a bit of pink from the sunrise sky and my little girl's shirt!
I had purchased the sampler pack of PTI papers so I was able to choose just the right colors for this. Sweet Blush, Kraft, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening are the colors.
My little cuts are from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. Too cute!
And of course, let's get to the stamping! Starting with the pink, it was stamped with Polka Dot Basics 2, the kraft with Background Basics Text Style, the light blue with Background Basics Hearts and lastly, but my favorite for how it turned out is the dark blue stamped with Library Ledger. I stamped everything in Versamark Frost except for the text which I stamped in Antique Linen distress ink and by the time it dried its really hard to see. So I learned from that and used Vintage Photo to stamp the text again on the background of the title and the sandcastle. The white layering for the die cuts were stamped in the same Library Ledger with Antique Linen. I did some doodling with a white gel pen and some inking with a white chalk ink on the scallops.
I try really hard to keep it short for the blog hops because there is so much to see and read. I know this time that I will try and get to as many blogs as I can during the hop but may not be able to comment as much as I have tried to before...but I'll try hard to come and visit you lovely stampers and PTI fans!
Thanks for visiting! And I'd like to wish my OLDER sister who is turning 35 today a Happy Birthday and wish my niece good luck at the talent show tonight!!!! Love you guys!!!!