Friday, September 30, 2011


Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to get those Design Team entries in. We'll be going through them this weekend, and the NEW Purple Pumpkin Design Team will be announced on the blog on Monday, 3rd October. All the Design Team Call details can be found HERE.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A sad final share..... with Anne

For my final share here on Purple Pumpkin I would first of all like to thank Sam for being so great to work with. I LOVE her products and it is with a sad heart I have stood aside from the DT but I can't wait to see all the AMAZING work the new DT is sure to come up with.

I made this LO at retreat and had fun with a star denim and vinyl round a spotty button and some twine. I based this LO on sketch 173 at Creative Scrappers.

Here is a close up of my title (and for something different I didn't stitch it... LOL).

Thank you for all your support and comments during the last six months.

Thanks for Looking...... Anne.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little Hearts...

Hello everyone,

Its Melinda here today with a quick post, I still have visitors with me as its school holidays at the moment.  Not much crafting happening here unfortunately...

A couple of sales a go these adorable little hearts were available.  I was so happy that I managed to get some.  Perfect little embellishment to add to any sort of cluster.

Layout was created for the current sketch at Stuck Sketches?!.

Aren't they just the cutest.....

This is my last post here as I have decided not to stay on for another 6 months due to a very busy personal life at the moment and over the next little while.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at PP and a BIG THANK you to Sam and Sandra for having me on the team and providing me with gorgeous embellishments to create with.  I also want to thank YOU for every encouraging comment left here and also participating in our challenges....your support is so valuable.

Take care

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Designer Layouts - Yara Freytes

We have some more layouts to share today, from our fabulous September Guest Designer Yara Freytes. Just have a look at these!

What a fantastic page! And here are some close ups of the Purple Pumpkin embellishments that Yara has used on her layout...

And here's another gorgeous page from Yara...

Thanks so much Yara, for being our September Guest Designer! If you'd like to check out more of Yara's gorgeous layouts, make sure you check out her blog HERE.

Want to be on our Design Team?

Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder that there are just 3 days left to get your entries in for our design team call. If you'd love to work with Purple Pumpkin embellishments for the next 6 months, just send us an email with your 3 favourite layouts and a link to your blog. You can find all the details HERE :)

Thanks to everyone who has applied so far. We haven't had a chance to look through any applications yet, but we'll be going through them all this weekend, and and announing our new Design Team on Monday the 3rd of October.

And another little reminder - there are only 3 days left to get your September Challenge layouts linked up in our sidebar! We have 14 fabulous entries, but I'd love to see some more :) :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

A page in a flash - by Sar

I sat down last night, knowing I had a blog post to do today and didn't know where to start. I've been very busy with the work side of my scrapbooking world and not feeling very inspired on the actual scrapping part! So I started sorting out my Purple Pumpkin stash and guess what...I got more & more inspired with every button, felt flower, lollipop that I touched!

Next step, I reached into my kit bag and found a gorgeous kit from Scrapbooking From Scratch...and before I knew it, I had a page done and dusted!

How Far Can You Stretch? - using a gorgeous Pink Paislee kit from SFS along with a Purple Pumpkin felt flower and my all time favourite spotty button. The purple in both of these just went perfectly with these photos of my little Bronte in her Baby Jazz class, oh so cute!

And of course, closeups...

So next time you're feeling uninspired, start by sorting through your Purple Pumpkin stash and I guarantee your mojo will smack you in the face and you'll just HAVE to start scrapping!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scooter Kids with the Scooter Boy Button.... Anne

Today I want to share with you a LO I created using the Scooter Boy Button, a spotty button and a banner. This LO is based on the sketch at Show Us Your Stuff.

I wanted to make sure my scooter boy button stood out so I mounted it on a bottle top which I had heat embossed to make it black.

Well there is still a little bit of time to get your LO created for our 1, 2, 3 Challenge this month so why not give it a go.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Last Hurrah!!

Sadly my term is up at Purple Pumpkin so this will be my last post. I have saved the best for last though and have four layouts to share today so it's a bit of a long one.

First though I just want to say a massive thankyou to Sam and Sandra for choosing me for their very first Design Team. I am so grateful for the opportunity and blown away by your generosity every time I received a DT pack. You guys are awesome and the product speaks for itself. It has been an absolute joy to create with all of the Purple Pumpkin embellishments. I have also totally loved getting to know the other DT girls and hope we can keep in touch via blogland. You guys are so amazingly inspirational.

Anyway that is enough mushy stuff, let's get to the layouts.

Here is a pretty, girly one I created for Palette #76 at The Color Room...

...featuring a gorgeous floral button...

...and this one was for the September Sketch Challenge over at Handmade By Suzanne...

...On this one I have used a green spotty button and a white felt cloud. I applied Antique Linen Distress Stain over the top of the button to vintage it up a bit and then mounted it on a bottle cap. The felt cloud was sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmermist...

...This one was for the Sept 15th Sketch over at Stuck Sketches...

...I have used the sweetest little deer button on this one as a flower centre...

...and finally, a pirate layout for the Get Picky #12 Sketch...

...I have used heaps of pirate buttons on this one and some of them I have mounted onto circles of burlap which I frayed a little...

Well that's it from me. If you love Purple Pumpkin embellishments as much as I do, don't forget to try out for the new Design Team. There is a tab at the top that will take you directly to the post for all the details. Good luck to everyone who tries out. I can't wait to see who the new team will be.

Thanks so much for having me!!

Belinda :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Design Team Call!

Nearly 6 months ago, we welcomed our first Design Team, and I think you'll agree that they have been AMAZING!! I'll be sad to see some of our fabulous designers go, but at the same time I'm excited to see who'll apply to be part of our next Design Team!

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you love blogging? Do you love Purple Pumpkin embellishments? If you answered YES, then we'd love to hear from you!

Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to

3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use handmade embellishments (especially our buttons). If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. We know they can be a bit hard to get hold of sometimes ;)

A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive plenty of product to work with. As a design team member you will be required to incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog. You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications need to be in by the 30th of September (next Friday), and our new design team will be announced on Monday the 3rd of October.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guest Designer - Yara Freytes

Introducing our September Guest Designer - Yara Freytes!

I live in Puerto Rico with my husband and our two boys, Luis (6 years old) and Diego (5 years old). I have a BS in Chemical Engineering, but currently I am a happy Stay at Home Mom. I started scrapping on 2003, when I had been on bed rest from the pregnancy of my first child, and I had not been able to stop. I love it! Love to document my family stories and travels.

Now check out this adorable layout that Yara has created, using one of our NEW Blue Bees Buttons, NEW Mini Owl Button, Hessian Lollipops, and a Funky Felt and Denim embellishment...

And here's a couple more of Yara's layouts, this one featuring a Spotty Button, Chenille Button, and Doily...

And this next one featuring a Chenille Button and Doily...

I've got some more layouts by the talented Yara to share with you, but you'll have to wait for another day :) :) Until then, you can see more of Yara's gorgeous work on her blog HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Staple Button by Sar

Any page, any layout, any can't go past a spotty button. They come in so many different colours and sizes, you are bound to find that suits any given theme.

Here is a layout I managed on the weekend at retreat, finished off with a gorgeous spotty button.

Party Uniform using a gorgeous kit from Scrapbooking From Scratch.

And a closeup of my journalling (and a peek of that gorgeous button).

I hope you all did well in the sale a few days ago, I can't wait to see you all playing with some more of the new release products!!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Layered Buttons - Melinda

Hello Purple Pumpkin fans :)))

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! How awesome was the sale on Friday night!!! I hope you all managed to snag a few goodies before they all sold out!!!! I know I did and can't wait to get them in the mail!

Just one layout to share today....
I did this layout for the current Colour Combo's Galore colour the gorgeous vibrant colours and the smaller spotty button was a perfect match for the deep teal colour I was looking for.

Here is a close up of the layered button.  Butterfly and flower bloom where adhered to the button...another interesting look that I will be doing again!!!

Why don't you give it a whirl sometime??!! Start jazzing up those buttons to give a real interesting and unique look.

Great to see we have some entries for the September 123 challenge.  We would LOVE to see some more, so if you are looking at doing some crafting this weekend or over the school holidays (well here in Qld we have holidays)...this is a must do challenge.!!! The prizes are amazing... :))))

Thanks for visiting and thanks for any comments left :))
Melinda xo

Friday, September 16, 2011

Purple Pumpkin September Sale!! **SOLD OUT**


Hello and welcome to Purple Pumpkin's September Sale! We've got another huge listing for you tonight, with new kits, flowers, buttons and twine.


For any new customers all you need to do is have a look, see what you'd like to order, then send me an email to I'll email you back with your final amount including postage and payment details. It's that easy! You might want to get in quick though, as it does tend to sell out FAST!

ALL CUSTOMERS **When you're placing your order, could you please also include your full name and address**

International orders are welcome.

Payment is by direct deposit or paypal (please specify how you would like to pay)

Postage for Australia is usually $1.20 for buttons and a few embellishment kits. Larger orders are a little bit more. International postage rates start from $2.20.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Bright Birds Kit - $16.50

In The Garden Kit - $15.50

Baby Boy Kit - SOLD OUT

Baby Girl Kit - SOLD OUT

Babushka Kit - SOLD OUT

Vintage Girls Kit - SOLD OUT - (please note - you may not get the exact same buttons as those pictured with the kit, but they are all cut from the same fabric, and you will receive 2 of the Vintage Girl Buttons that are pictured above the kit)

Little Girls Kit - $12 - (please note that pictures may vary but all Little Girls are cut from the same fabric)

Blue Zoo Mini Kit - SOLD OUT

Orange Zoo Mini Kit - - SOLD OUT

Monkey Mini Kit - $9

Robot Mini Kit - SOLD OUT

SPOTTY BUTTON TOPS _ $3.95 for a pack of 3

Orange/Blue SBT

Pink/Pink SBT

Blue/White SBT

Pink/White SBT

Felt Clouds - $2 for a pack of 8

Blue Clouds

Pink Clouds

White Clouds

Felt and Denim Stars - $3.50 for pack of 3


Vinyl, Canvas and Bookpaper Rounds - SOLD OUT

Black Vinyl Cogs - $3.50

Red Vinyl Cogs - $3.50

Blue/Red Felt Flowers $3.95 for 2

Black/Red Felt Flowers $3.95 for 2

Brown/Brown Felt Flowers $3.95 for 2

Fancy Button Denim/Fabric Flower Yellow/Green SOLD OUT

Fancy Button Fabric/Denim Flower Black/White - $2.50

Pink Denim Flower - $2.50 each

Yellow Denim Flower $2.50 each

Red Denim Flower $2.50 each

Blue Denim Flower $2.50 each

Denim Flower with Fancy Button Centre - $2 each

Red Felt and Lace Flower $2.50

Black Felt and Lace Flower - $2.50 each

Green Felt and Lace Flower - SOLD OUT

Pink Felt and lace Flowers SOLD OUT

Light Blue Felt and Lace Flower SOLD OUT


Green/Brown Banner Kit

Pink/Pink Banner Kit


Available in packs of 50. Sizes given are when bag is sealed.

7cm x 6cm - $2.50
7cm x 9cm - $2.75
8cm x 11cm - $3.00
9cm x 10cm - $3.00
10cm x 12cm - $3.25

TICKETS!! - $1.50 strip of 20 (please specify colour)

Ticket Colours (from top) White, Red, Yellow, Green, Pink, Orange, Blue, Fuschia/Purple

TWINE - sold in 5 metre packs - $1.75 each

Yellow Green Brown Black Purple Light Green Pink Red Light Pink Aqua Orange


XL Owl and Tree Buttons - Set of 2 for $3.50

Orange Owl and Tree Buttons - SOLD OUT

Green Owl and Tree Buttons - SOLD OUT

Pink Owl and Tree Buttons - SOLD OUT

Blue Owl and Tree Buttons - SOLD OUT

BIG BUTTONS - $2 each (these are all our largest sized button)

XL Dino 1

XL Dino 2

XL Tractor Brown

XL Truck Brown

XL Truck Green

XL Tractor Green

XL White Panda

XL Pink Panda

XL Skull

XL Chinese Girl 1

XL Chinese Girl 2

XL Chinese Girl 3

Boy/red background

XL Teddy Boy

XL Girl/red background

XL Teddy Girl

XL Whales 2 pack - $3

XL Alphabet White - $1.50

XL Alphabet Navy - $1.50

XL Strawberry - $1.50

XL Banner Button

XL Stars - $1.50

XL Spotty Buttons (largest size)$1.50 each

Orange XL Green XL Red XL Pink XL Black XL BLUE XL Yellow XL BUTTON

XL Dark Blue Button

Button 6 Packs - 6 buttons for $6

Orange 6 pack - $6

Red 6 pack - $6

Mixed Spotty Button 6 pack

China Girl 6 Pack

Hello Kitty 6 Pack

Skull 6 Pack

Scooter Boy 6 Pack

Pink Bird and Dots 6 Pack

Blue Bird and Dots 6 Pack

Froggie 6 Pack

Button 3 packs - $3.15 for 3 buttons

Pink Panda Buttons

Blue Panda Buttons

Red Bees Buttons

Blue Bees Buttons

Vintage People Buttons

Buzzy Bees

Red Fish Buttons

These buttons are our smallest size and are $2.95 for 3

Pink Girls Buttons

Yellow Bugs