Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hi From Sarah G :)))

Well, it has taken me all morning to download this page - blogger is not playing nicely this morning for me!! Anyway, I'd like to share this page with you. It is a simple one (by my standards) but I really love the photos and I wanted them to really be the focus of my page. I took them on our summer vacation back in January. We took the girls to visit a vintage railway. It was one of those beautiful summer days when everything feels perfect. The girls were wearing their summer dresses and hats and they reminded me of one of my favourite childhood stories - the Railway Children.
 I wanted to make the page look girlie and a little bit 'modern vintage'. I used Kaisercrafts gorgeous ''Tigerlilly' collection as my base, and dressed it up with a little hessian (frayed at the edges), spray ink and ofcourse that absolutely gorgeous Purple Pumpkin button. Now I have had this button in my stash for a while just waiting for that perfect page to use it on - and this was it! I mounted the button on the reverse side of a Purple Pumpkin die-cut circle which gives it a 'lacy' edge and really makes it stand out as a feature on my page. I will try to upload a close up photo - cross your fingers that it works :)

OMGosh it worked!!! and it only took 10 mins to download!
Isn't this just the cutest button ever?
Hope you are all enjoying the stash that you bought at the last sale. My favs were those cloud buttons and the ballerinas, oh and I really loved the black set ....

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hello, Chantal with you today... :)

  Today I'd like to share with you a layout I made using the latest sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.  I've been really getting into sketches lately - they are so inspiring and a terrific starting point aren't they?  Well I've had a lovely time making this layout.  I had the perfect photos to use for this sketch, as soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do!  Here I've documented my daughter's 100m Sprint race against her class and.. she WON!  I was super duper proud (of course) and I was so glad I captured these action shots and documented it whilst still fresh in the memory banks! ;)

I've actually machine stitched my "Shore" Light Blue Baker's Twine onto my layout as a border, and tied off the ends into a twine bow.  I was actually suprised how easy it was to machine stitch this twine, as once it was "lined up" in the machine - it was all systems go!  The twine was so easy to stitch because it fit into the "foot" perfectly and all I had to do was guide it.  I will definitely be doing this again!

I've also machine stitched my faux "ribbons" (like the prize ribbons) which are made from patterned paper and photo offcuts!!!  LOL!  Using photo offcuts is certainly one way to match your photos! :D

The doily, XL Zig Zag (or is that Chevron - I don't know the difference, if there even is one) fabric button and rose cabochon are also from Purple Pumpkin's Store.

The white paper I used was handmade (no not by me, by Kmart LOL) and I've masked it with used alpha sticker sheet negatives and misted over the top (all my alpha negative sticker sheets go out in style).  Then I've lightly chalked over this in spots to "warm it up a little" to complement the grass in the photos.  Chalking... now that's a technique that's NOT "so hot right now".  Maybe it's time for a revival! ;)

By the way - there's still time left to get your entries in for May's sketch!  Check out the deets right here!

Thanks so much for your company today and I hope you have a great day!

Until next time!

Chantal :D

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Purple Pumpkin vintage!!

Hello everyone! 

I made this layout to showcase some Purple Pumpkin goodies!

My layout is based on Melenia's inspirational sketch for Get Creative and the colors are from White with one challenge. (they look a bit yellow but they are cream/vanilla)
I must also say that I was very much inspired by one of my favorite scrappers Belinda Spencer!

This is ME aged around two years old.. I think...LOLOL

I am SOOO much in love with Purple Pumpkin buttons!!! I feel so lucky I am in this Design team!! Yeay!!!
Aren't they the cutest ever????
The white doily above is also Purple pumpkin!

I hope you made it in time for the sale and got yourself some yummy goodies!!!
See you again on the 1st of June with our new sketch reveal!!!


Monday, May 28, 2012


Good morning ladies, Hope you all had a great weekend, and maybe picked up a few goodies at our sale on Friday night, i know I did!!

Sometimes us scrapbookers get a little carried away with embellishing, that we tend to take focus away from the photo or photos. So by limiting your embellisments to just a few, the photo or photos remains the main focus, and draws your attention to the few embellishments that you have used.
Here are a few pages where i have done using just a few embellishments.

Now a close up of the spotty button

 This page was done for Creative Scrappers as part of my DT work.

This green button was perfect for this page.
This page was done for Creative Scrappers as part of my DT work.

And now for my last page,

How cute is that pig button.
Well thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your day.
Bye for now STACEY

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Student of the Week

Good morning everyone!

How are we all feeling after the sale?  I love the excitement of it all, seeing the new kits and buttons and snapping up some new goodies.  Now it's time to stalk the postie :)

I have a layout to share with you today featuring lots of yummy Purple Pumpkin details...

Close ups first as I know you all love them!

Spotty buttons here and there... these would be my most used Purple Pumpkin buttons, love them!

Twine and a Round cork and vinyl flower forms the base of my cluster.

Love the Purple pumpkin hearts and the felt clouds I picked up a while back. They team really well with a small button.  I was sure to also grab some of the new cloud buttons, were they not the cutest eva!!

And here is the full layout... so proud of my little miss, Student of the week in week 7 of her school year and it was for being a responsible and kind class member... she was so proud of herself too :)

Thanks for popping by, 

Friday, May 25, 2012


With over 120 different products on sale, you're sure to find something that you love! Head over to the shop HERE to check it all out :)

Kit Sneak Peeks - SALE TONIGHT!!!!

We have lots of kits and mini kits that will be going on sale tonight at 7pm in the Purple Pumpkin Shop! Here's a few more peeks at what will be available...

New for this sale will be spotty button Multi Packs - 10 buttons in 4 different sizes for $8.50...

And who could resist these adorable Ballerina buttons? Available in a 6 pack at the sale.

As well as all our new goodies, the shop will be full of old favourites too, as well as our fabulous selection of Twine and Tickets.

See you at 7pm!



Here's a bit of a preview of some of the new button packs we'll have on offer tonight! We have 3 different combinations of bottle-top buttons...

New Picture Buttons...

And here are just a couple of our Colour 3 packs...

Make sure you keep an eye on our blog and FACEBOOK PAGE for lots more sneak peeks leading up to tonight's SALE!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Loads of SNEAKS - Sale TOMORROW!!

Just popping in super quick to share a few more sneaks before tomorrow nights SALE!!!

Some cute Princess buttons, that will be available in our new Princess Kit...

CUTE new JUMBO Gumnut Baby buttons...

NEW Felt Heart and Button Sets...

And LOTS of button 6 packs...

How gorgeous are these new Vintage Chenille buttons? The fabric has been dyed in these yummy colours...

And our Corduroy Buttons are back again - they sold out so fast last time!

Be back tomorrow with some more sneaks - Lots of kits and mini kits, and more new buttons! See you then!