Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Project Life Fun with PP Goodies:)

Hey there! Lizzy with you today....with my monthly Project Life post...& a couple of little hints you might find helpful:)
 Sometimes the PL cards might be the right colour - but in this case, the umbrella just didn't work, so...
I covered it up with this lovely PP button! Doesn't it go nicely with the polka dot background?!!!
 Added in some text with my Motex Writer....simple solution:):)
Can't go past some tickets...especially since we'd been to the movies. Using a stapler is quick & simple, & adding a little that extra bit of meaning:)
And how about adding a tag for the date? As I've said, I usually do PL by the month....the tag, button & twine are all PP....I LOOOVE the pop of colour those summery buttons bring. And they fit really well inside the PL plastic sleeves. Here's my full page ~ 1/2 of the 2 I did....but I figure two pages would be stretching your reading patience. So one is what you get. And I photographed it BEFORE I put it into the plastic this time! Much easier to see!
The 'hello' is a big SRM sticker & there's nothing wrong with writing on you can see,  I'm rather fond of doing that. Some I've edited on my i phone before printing. One of my FAVEST of apps is Pixlr Express. LOVE it!!!
Thanks for looking ~ happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Sorry for the latness....

I have been away with Emma in Sydney and just finally catching up on life itself.

I so hope it will get back to normality again real soon.

Today I want to share a layout I created for STUCK sketches.

Here are some close ups:

I have used the layered felt heart,tickets,spotty button and a fabric heart button for a cluster on my layout.

I love the heart runner washi tape.

And of course another spotty button.

Thankyou for stopping by....

Have you checked out this months sketch challenge??? We would love to see some more entries for this month.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Girl ~ Lizzy Hill

Oh, how I WISH I had a girl!!! But I have lotsa step grand-daughters & even a great-grand daughter...who feature here:)
And look at those lovely girly colours! PP has a splendid range of I've used a bunch of buttons, a felt flower...
...& a felt heart layered over a crocheted doily....nothing like staples to attach your embellies at times - especially if they are gold.
I actually used a fair bit of gold on this page, since Gold seems to be the "Flavour of the Moment":):)
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Monday, February 17, 2014

Boy fun - layout by Yvonne Yam

This layout was totally inspired by the need to use up the Graphic 45 patterned paper scraps! Of course, I pulled out my matching Purple Pumpkin embellishments to help me complete it...:)

I used a large fabric button and washi tape from the Purple Pumpkin store....:)


Sunday, February 16, 2014


Today I would like to share a layout I created for STUCK.
I had a lot of fun creating the background by stamping with paint and then spraying water to create drips down my page.
Thankyou to Jen Hall for taking some portraits of ME !!!

Here are a few close ups of felt buttons and heart fabric button:

And I thought the heart washi tape matched perfectly:

And I couldn't resist a spotty button:

I also wanted to share another layout which I just did because!!

I love the crochet doileys...they can slot in anywhere and match all kinds of styles...

And I thought this cute little flair button and ticket matched perfectly with my down on the beach theme layout:

Thanks for popping by to have a look see...

Will catch you all later when I get back from Sydney with my daughter who is having an op done on her leg.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My 2 Loves - Jess Mackenzie

Hey there Lovelies!

Since it was Valentines day yesterday, I thought I would share with you a layout I did of my 2 lads!

Here is my layout: "My 2 Loves"

I absolutely LOVE this yo-yo flower! It's the most gorgeous mustard yellow colour!
I have also used a gorgeous raspberry coloured corduroy button and a kraft tag.

Thankyou so much for checking out the Purple Pumpkin blog! I do hope you have been inspired to try out some of the gorgeous goodies :)

Love and Peace xox


Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Hey there! Lizzy with you today, with a page I recently completed for CSI....I made my own heart mask, then used another 'little dots' one over the top.....It's all about how Lucas [bless him!] brought flowers to his Mum [with Dad's help!!]. She was so tickled pink, she popped this photo up on Face, naturally, it being February & Valentine's...I thought I'd scrap it:):)
 Below you can see I've layered up a doily with a pretty, pretty button....added a twine bow....
 I couldn't resist using those cute tickets a little bit differently, too....adding some stamped banners & brads to them.
 It's all about 'love' in life, in the end, right?!!
Thanks for looking! Lizzy ♥♥♥

Monday, February 10, 2014

An eclectic mix on a card - by Yvonne Yam

Purple Pumpkin fabric buttons are my go-to embellishment whenever I compose an embellishment cluster. They add that perfect bit of texture and dimension without the bulk.

On this card, I used a Pumpkin Pumpkin polka-dot pink fabric button along with a Purple Pumpkin ticket. They work well with the feather, paper blooms and charm for an eclectic embellishment cluster.


Sunday, February 9, 2014


Today I would like to share a layout that I created for a Guest DT for Sketches with A Twist.
I was honoured to be asked and when I seen the sketch I just knew all the Purple Pumpkin embellishments that I wanted to use on my layout.
My daughter took the photos last year when I was in shock turning 40!!! I don't often do "pink" layouts....not bright enough for me!!1LOL

Here are a few close ups of the buttons. I love to wrap twine around them.

And the lollipop button has so many layers and is beautiful for layouts.

And of course, who could not put a spotty button on a layout....they are my fav!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

If you are looking for a challenge, why not have a look at this months Purple Pumpkin Sketch.

Catch you all later


Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Photo shoot" by Arnlaug Koppang

This weekend we had a crop on the internett with a bunch of my norwegian scrap-friends:-) On of the challenges was to lift a great layout by Elisabeth. She is one of my favorite scrappers so it was so fun to try to lift her:-)

The layout was made by splashing some mist on the background using baking paper:-) Then I layered all the element and it was a quick and fun page to do:-) 

 As usual the Purple Pumpkin goodies are perfect:-) On this page I have used a crochet doily, a fabric button and a wooden button from the Purple Pumpkin shop. 

Thanks for looking:-)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January's winners!!

Hello ladies!
Thank you ALL so much for playing along with us and inspire us with your beautiful work!!!
We had a lot of awesome entries!!! It was a really hard decision as always!!!

The design team has voted and our winner is this amazing layout by.......................

You have won $25 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. 
Please contact me to provide you with a code to use upon check out and let me know if you wish to be our guest designer!!
Write in the title: PP winner and send to: mywishbooks(at)


Now, our Random Winner is this really gorgeous layout !!! Congrats!!! You have won $15 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop.
Please contact me to provide you with a code to use upon check out!!
Write in the title: PP random winner and send to: mywishbooks(at)


Featured layouts!!
And as always, we are featuring a few layouts that have caught our eye!!!!
We had a tie for 2nd place so here are the two amazing creations...

and 3rd place...

Thanks again to everyone who entered our Sketch Challenge. For more chances to win, make sure you enter the February challenge too!
Have a nice creative day!!xx

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saturday Photo Love - layout by Yvonne Yam

Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans! It's Yvonne here to share a layout about my fave little people - my niece and nephew!

I love that I finally got to use the Purple Pumpkin fabric cherry button for the little "scene" of foliage behind the kids. Yes, I tend to hoard my faves from the Purple Pumpkin store because designs are not repeated once they've sold out.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February sketch challenge!!xx

Hello wonderful Purple Pumpkin friends!!

We have a new sketch to inspire you this month made by our new talented DT member 

And here are the amazing layouts by our gifted designers!!!

I have used yellow & white tickets, red corduroy button & a wooden strawberry button xox

Kylie Symons
a crochet doiley,tickets and a bottlecap button

I used washi tape, ribbon bloom, fabric button and flair button.

Arnlaug Koppang

 I used twine and a jumbo fabric button

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You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 28th of February 2014. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

Please check out our RULES:

*This is an international blog so anyone in the world can enter.
*You may combine challenges as long as you follow our sketch (only and not other similar to ours) with a link back to our blog and a picture of the sketch.

* No digital projects are accepted.

* The winner will be chosen by our design team after voting and can be the guest designer for next month. There will also be a second random winner!!!

*Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

* We would love to comment on your entry! Please make it easier for as by turning OFF your word verification. If spam is a problem you can enable comment moderation.

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