Monday, March 25, 2013

PTI March Blog Hop


Once again, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month, the challenge is to use sequins on our projects.


I made a card and a layout for this challenge, using my new Birthday Style stamp set.

First up is my card. I was inspired by Nichole's card (bottom, right hand side of the inspiration photos above) to create a shaker card using a Fabulous Frames die. I stamped my background cardstock using the sweet banners from Birthday Style. I also stamped the sentiment from the set onto a diecut from my new banner die from Get A Handle On It.


I used some foam adhesive to adhere the frame to my card, putting the sequins in between to make a shaker embellishment.


For the layout, I scrapbooked some photos from Jonah's last birthday party. (I've got to say that these photos were really making me long for summer!) I used some AC cardstock for the background and some new My Mind's Eye patterned paper. I inked some Pink Paislee chipboard stars with harvest gold & aqua mist ink and then stamped with these same colours using the confetti stamp from Birthday Style.


I added my sequins to my confetti stamped images to add a little sparkle and dimension.


And I kept my journaling short and sweet.


Thanks for looking!

57 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh I LOVE your shaker (something i struggle with) and that fantastic layout! A+

Sandy Kay said...

So pretty, Leigh! Whoever gets that card will love it!

paperella said...

Both the card and the layout are really beautiful, Leigh! I love the colors you used, perfect to welcome Spring in a classy way :)

Jennifer K said...

Love the shaker card - so fun!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

great shaker card Leigh and I love the confetti look on your LO, you did it with perfection!

Crafty Kate said...

Gorgeous as usual Leigh! Love the colors of these projects!

craftmates said...

pretty card and wonderful layout Leigh! love the colours you used and that birthday style set is awesome. - Irma

Carolanne said...

I love the shaker. The photo frame is perfect for that! Love your photo page as well:-)

Kelly Griglione said...

Leigh, SO in love with the colors you've used here. Your birthday card is just so "happy!" And your layout is simply beautiful. The photos, the colors (again), the sequins/stars/spatters, they all work so well together!

artful-notions said...

Perfection in the shaker department. Sweet layout!

samantha's cards said...

all your projects are wonderful!

maria f. said...

Just love how you've used the confetti and sequins to dress up your LO, but still letting the photos do the talking.

Joyce said...

Cool shaker card, and a great layout. I love them both.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Beautiful projects Leigh! Love those colors together!

Marybeth said...

Love your pretty version of the shaker card! Its beautiful, so is your sweet layout page

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing shaker card! Stunning scrapbook page too.

Charlene B. said...

Wow very pretty! Love the color combo =)

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Very pretty projects as always!

Kelly S. said...

Always love your layouts, Leigh. They have a clean, fresh look with great little details that don't take away from your awesome photos and sweet journaling cards. The shaker card is awesome in those colors...love the wrapped sentiment banner!

landerson213 said...

LOVE your card and scrapbook page!!!! The colors are beautiful! I am so in love with that new Birthday set from Maile Belles, I think I am going to have to get it! :) Gorgeous work! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Cindy H. said...

Your card is really lovely! Beautiful colors and fun!

victoria h said...

fabulous shaker card and scrapbook page too

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the card - especially stamping the banners across the whole panel - I definitely need to shop around a bit for sequins - this colors are wonderful!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very pretty Leigh - especially love the placement of sequins on your layout!

BeverlyBL said...

I love the colors you chose. Very nice job.

Kara said...

gorgeous! i adore the colors!!

Linda Nicholson said...

Gorgeous card and layout Leigh! I love the colors you used and how you made the fabulous frame die into a shaker card. Your pictures of your family are always the star of the show and your beautiful layouts just enhance them even more!

I actually am participating in the hop for the very first time ever too! What fun!

Linda

PS - Did you ever receive the package I sent you. It
was a bubble engine loaded with stuff.

Susan said...

Love your card Leigh! I need to pull out this set and go to town with it. I love your color scheme too! Looks like you put the right amount of sequins in the frame - I put a few too many and they get stuck - oh well - great job on your card and your beautiful layout!

Michelle said...

A beautiful card and lovely layout! Love the aqua/yellow combination!

Karen C. said...

Using the photo frame is perfect for a shaker card. The stamped confetti, stars and sequins make such a festive layout for a birthday. Great look!!

Kathy Mc said...

Love the soft colors you chose for your shaker card. Sequins add the perfect bling. Should get out of my comfort zone and try creating a shaker card, too. Great layout ~ such fun memories!

Steph Hilt said...

Leigh,your shaker card is so Festive! As is your layout. Great color combo.

Cindy Groh said...

Wonderful card. Love the shaker. Cute LO too.

A Crafty Person said...

I like both your card and scrapbook layout. the colors in your card look so great together. Seeing how you did the Fab frame makes me long for the Birthday style stamp set (want the garland and the sentiment)

Pamela said...

Oooh you managed to coordinate the colors of the sequins with the colors you chose to stamp with!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is such a FUN and Creative Card!! I LOVE the design!! That layout is AMAZING!! Such cute pics!! THANKS for sharing your take on the challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Pam W. said...

Great job with both projects. I love the sequins with a shaker layout. Perfect!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

stunning! And that goes for both! love the softer colors you have use and I really love how you turned your sequins over on your layout! I always love seeing your work... so fresh and inspiring!

Helen F. said...

Love the fun Birthday cards, Leigh. Very sweet LO also!

Sadie said...

Very nice projects!! I was so loving that card by Nicole too. Love those colors on your scrapbook page and those super awesome stars.

Teresa said...

Great projects Leigh! I love the colors of your sequins

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination and the LO not to mention the shaker! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Leigh. Love the frame on the card and the birtday banner. The scrap page looks awesome. The sequins look great with the dots.

Charlene said...

Love those colors. Wherever did you find custom colored sequins?

Kathryn A said...

Love the photo frame made into a shaker card! (I really am going to have to try this idea soon.)

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & love the sequins as a shaker card! Your layout is great, too!

Kristii said...

Absolutely fabulous projects as usual!! Love your shaker card and your layout is fantastic!

Jean said...

Love them both ~ great sequin colors too! A fantastic shaker birthday card using Maile's new set!

GabyCreates.com said...

Love your shaker card! funny I was going to try my first one but somehow got distracted. Yours is awesome! love the color combo and since I am a scrapbooker first I love!! love your LO! now I am going to have to try that!! TFS

Rebecca said...

Love the shaker idea for the sequins. And I like the accent on your scrapbook page.

Marlena M. said...

FANTASTIC layout and shaker card Leigh! Your colors are perfectly spring~

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful projects Leigh! I love the confetti/sequin combination on your LO, and the shaker card is so fun. You always have so much inspiration on your blog - thank you for sharing!

How did you get your sequins to adhere round side up?

Bethany Stellpflug said...

wow Leigh! I love the card! Super sweet, and such pretty colors! I love your layout too! I really, really love the sequin/confetti on the sides! Super neat! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational sequined creations, Leigh! I love the shaker card with those wonderful spring colors!!

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty! I like the colors.

Jen said...

Love!!!! I love them both!! The sequins....wowzers!!

LEG Studios said...

What a festive birthday card and layout! You did an amazing job photographing your projects too. :)