Friday, January 28, 2011

January Papertrey Pages: Spring Rain

Our challenge this month was to use three different Spring Rain items. Lol, of course, PTI has buttons, ribbons and paper... but that's it! I went shopping and found Spring Rain brads (Core-dinations) and close enough Stickles, but lol, never used them!

One more set of pages for DD #2's Baby Westley album. Lol, I gave her the album for Christmas, with lots of empty pages!!

The papers are from Best Creations, the Transportation line. Lots of circles, and lots of sparkle!!

The photos are mounted on Spring Rain, then I punched the corners with the SU tag punch and added brads from SU's Bold Brights.

I used a 12 x 12 sheet of Bazzill paper that was close enough to Spring Rain in small amounts for the clouds. The clouds were die cut with Papertrey's medium scallop die, then sponged with some Enchanted Evening ink.

The title is done with Thickers brown felt letters (where are the alphabet dies, Papertrey???). The letters are sitting on a double ribbon layer- SU's Bashful Blue wide stitched and Papertrey's Spring Rain gingham. Man, I wish I had that gingham in Sweet Blush!! Another request!

Those cute little cars and tractors are buttons from the craft aisle in Joann's.

PTI has never offered Dark Chocolate Saddle Stitch ribbon; this is an Offray version- the white stitches are colored blue with a Prisma marker, Sky Blue Light #202. To my weary eyes, the Prisma is a better Spring Rain match than any of the Copics.

Layered on top of the Offray ribbon is Papertrey's Black and White Stripes, I colored the white lines with the Prisma as well.

Buttons are from the Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and Blueberry Sky collections, but I also tossed in some odds and ends of buttons. The DMC floss I tied some of the buttons with is number 800, a perfect Spring Rain match!

I forgot I have a journaling piece to add, dang nab it! I just was too excited and took the photos too early!
So! I used Spring Rain paper, gingham ribbon, and buttons. I used the Prisma marker #202 to create Spring rain matching ribbons.
My goal is to inspire you to get creative with your photos (well, and inspire myself to finish some pages), but if the baby pictures just make you smile or laugh, that's a good thing, too!


Belinda said...

What an adorable layout Beth! Love the fun trains on the bottom and the fun way you placed your photos!

Alex said...

Its adorable Mom~ I had him back in that diaper a few days ago... I just love it!

Mariana said...

Love your LO! That PP is perfect for it! And you little guy is the cutest! I am right there with you, where are the my alphabet dies??

Lee Anne said...

Oh, I love this layout, Beth. You have added such wonderful details. The SU ticket punch looks great with the pictures and brads!