Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Boy by Karen Grose

Good morning everyone, I hope you have had a great week.  It's Karen here again to show you another creation using PP products.

For this LO I've wanted to keep it very simple to show that these products are so fabulous that even with one product, you can create a stunning creation :)


On this LO I've only used one of the Satin Blooms.  I'm not a "flowers" girl, but these would be my favourite PP product to add a bit of color and "pop" to any creation.  

And a close up :)

Well, that's it from me today.  Hope you are inspired in some small way.  Don't forget to visit the PP shop to see all the gorgeous new products that are available.  Think I'll be doing some shopping this weekend too :)

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Hi everyone,
I am thrilled to  a Guest Designer for Purple Pumpkin!  I had so much fun playing with all the fantastic goodies, from Flair buttons, to tickets, to funky covered buttons and lollipop embellishments and awesome washi tape!!

I have been scrapping for around ten years, have had layouts published in Scrapbook Creation, with layouts and a recent article in Scrapbooking Memories and Creative Keepsakes.

Here are some layouts I created using the fabulous Purple Pumpkin products!

The first layout is one of my daughter taken on Australia Day - the red Purple Pumpkin lollipop embellishment was perfect for my colour scheme!  I added the cute flair button and ticket to my journalling area, and finished the layout with the awesome tape measure washi tape!

My next layout of my daughter I went with a "Project Life" feel, and used the Purple Pumpkin red spotty button to give the "pop" to the page!
This next layout I used the Purple Pumpkin bright yellow spotty button, and changed it a little to match the arrows at the top of the layout.  Don't be afraid to change embellishments to suit yourself - just experiment!

I hope I have inspired you to try some of Purple Pumpkin's awesome products!


Stop Press by Judith

Good morning and welcome to my last page share for the month. I created this page for a recent CSI challenge. I had fun creating lots of circles. I cut out circles from my cardstock and placed different patterned papers behind them. I added to the circles with various circular stamps from my collection. I have to admit these haven't seen the light of day for quite a while.
The photo is of my son when he was a toddler trying to read the newspaper whilst we were on holiday in the UK.

Here are a few close ups showing the Purple Pumpkin products I used.
Here I used an older hessian and denim round and a red spotty fabric button. I placed a kraft tag underneath. I have also used a flair button and resin flower, placed on a large wooden button. I have stamped on the plain back of it.

Another resin flower above my journal spot and half a red crocheted doily.

Another view of my embellie cluster.

Enjoy the remainder of your week.

Judith xx

Monday, August 26, 2013

You Are My Sunshine Layout by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Welcome to Monday morning, Purple Pumpkin friends. Yes, I know Monday's are difficult for many of us, so let's see if I can brighten your day just a little. 

There is one thing I really love about scrap retreats - you cannot take everything with you, so you have to learn to be creative, and to make the most of what you have. It's amazing how masking tape, strips of washi tape, and scrap pieces of paper can make an awesome background. Yes, that is all I used to create this background. And I simply finished the layout with embellishments, stickers, flowers, fabric buttons, tags, and a little doodling. 

I am still addicted to these Purple Pumpkin kraft tags. I've lost count of how many times I have used them on layouts. Seriously, they just go with everything. And no, I will not admit to how many of these tags I am hoarding, lol! 

Oh, and yes, those are hand-made paper roses. I'm very much in to making flowers by hand, if I don't have purchased flowers that match my layout. 

I'm not one for using a lot of black on my layouts, but when I do need a splash of it, these flair buttons do the trick perfectly. It's also a good thing that they come in so many other colours, too. 

I love how the torn strips of washi tape almost look like strokes of grey paint. It gives such an awesome texture to the background. 

So just because you don't have a room full of supplies at your fingertips, doesn't mean you can't create something spectacular with what you have. Use what is in front of you, think creatively, and be adventurous - it's never too late to try something new. 

Thank-you for stopping by today. I hope I have been able to inspire you to look at your supplies (and scraps) in a whole new light. 

Cheers and keep on scrapping,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

"The Truth about Love" by Karen

Good morning PP fans.  Karen here today with another LO I have created using plenty of PP goodness.  

Last month I was lucky enough to see P!nk twice in concert.  The second time I was in the front row of the "mosh pit" and could touch her !!   Was an awesome time :)

On here I have used flair buttons, washi tape, twine and a doiley.

"The Truth about Love"

Close up of the doiley, flair button and washi

Another close up with another flair button (perfect for this theme :)  ) and twine

That's it for me today.  Hope you all have time to scrap over the weekend, and be sure to visit the Purple Pumpkin shop and see the awesome new products in there.

Happy scrapping 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Little Miss Layout by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Good morning! Julianne here today, sharing a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells layout, that I created while at a recent retreat. I know it's hard to beleive, but yes, this is actually Halloween themed paper, and I have mixed it with every day Purple Pumpkin embellishments. 

My eldest daughter has a love of 'vintage' items, so I thought this paper would be a perfect complement for her picture. Thank goodness I like fussy cutting, because I had to do a whole lot of it on this layout. (I am not a Graphic 45 fan, so I used this paper as a personal challenge - and I think I have changed my mind about Graphic 45!).  

The Purple Pumpkin orange crochet doily and orange tulle bling flower were too bright for the papers, so I simply sprayed them with some black ink. Yes, I grunged them up!

I tore up some strips of the black loop washi tape, and added them randomly to my page. And I decorated one of the chipboard cogs with a black resin flower

And if you look very, very carefully, you might even spot the wooden  button that I have included on my layout. It's not very obvious. Can you see it? I used it at the centre of the chipboard clock. 

I loved this little challenge that I set myself. Just because a paper is themed, it does not mean it cannot be used for other purposes. And Purple Pumpkin products can be used with any type of paper - there is no limit to the possibilities.

Thank-you for stopping by today! 
I hope my little personal challenge might also inspire you to try something new, too? 

Cheers and keep on scrapping,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blooming beauty layout by Yvonne Yam

The pretty embellishments in the Purple Pumpkin store are just perfect for girly layouts like this one of my niece having fun at the playground :)

Don't you just love the fabric bloom and cute button? :)

Have fun with your Purple Pumpkin embellishments! Till next month...xx Yvonne

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Just chillin' at Seaworld by Judith Armstrong

Good morning everyone. Today I have a layout that I created recently for a colour challenge and I used lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies on it. 
This layout is of my daughter on our holiday to Queensland a couple of years ago.

A few close ups. Here I have used a pale pink flower, a pink corduroy button, 2 crocheted doilies and some light pink and white twine.

Here I have used a pale pink spotty button and some grey polka dot washi tape

  And another close up of my cluster.

All for now


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A moment in time layout by Yvonne Yam

My niece loves to entertain herself with my craft pearls...which inspired this girly layout.

I created the design on the base with Neocolor II watersoluble crayons...then added some washi tape, gorgeous bloom and a ticket from the Purple Pumpkin store.

Hope you are inspired to create something pretty with your goodies from the Purple Pumpkin store. :)  xx Yvonne

Monday, August 12, 2013

A "Magical" Layout by Julianne

Hello again! Julianne here today, to share a "magical" layout with you. One of the joys of having two daughters is that I get to play and create with pretty, girly papers. (I have no idea what I would have done if I had boys instead!).

I created this layout using the "Enchanted Garden" range and a Kaisercraft Sketch, from July. I have filled the background with texture paste, and mists, and then followed up with lots of layers, and lots of little Purple Pumpkin details. 

I have tucked a couple of green tickets into the design, along with a pink floral fabric button

Can you find the wooden button that I have used (look in amongst the roses). And I've decorated the wooden cage with a small resin flower

I adore these owl bottle caps - they are just soooooo cute!!! 
(Plus I have a thing for owls - that doesn't help, lol!). 

So what's your favourite Purple Pumpkin embellishment? Care to share?
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to get your August sketch layout in - we need another Guest Designer, and anyone is eligible. 

Cheers and happy scrapping,

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A tender moment by Judith

Good morning, Judith here to share a recent layout I created. This is my two kids posing nicely for the camera with Eleanor having her arm around here brother. Not a very common occurrence, especially as they have got older!

I wanted to go with the blue and brown colours of the photo so gathered together a large range of Purple Pumpkin goodies in those colours. Can you see how many I have used? I have actually used 9 PP items on this page.

Here are some close ups. 
Here you can see a XL kraft and white fabric button, a mini wooden heart button, a small hedgehog fabric button and  a small blue crochet flower.

I used a blue felt and lace flower, and another kraft coloured fabric button.

Finally, another picture of the kraft fabric buttons with 2 crocheted doilies peaking out.

And if you're wondering what the 9th thing was - it was a piece of turquoise washi tape next to the title.

Until next time

Judith xx

Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Fang" Layout by Karen Grose

Hello Purple Pumpkin fans !!  It's my turn to hopefully inspire you again with a nice bright LO, using more great Purple Pumpkin embellies :)


I've used flair buttons, washi and one of the cute resin flowers.  I've used the fabulously bright Cameron range of papers from Elle's Studio.

Thanks for visiting PP today.  Don't forget to join in our sketch challenge this month.  Great prizes up for grabs

Have a scrappy day !!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

For the love of cute stuff - mailbox by Yvonne Yam

I love this cute Panda fabric button and have been hoarding it in my stash since I got it. :)

Perfect to decorate this pink mailbox. :) Love the Purple Pumpkin fabric buttons....they make such a great base for stickers too!

Hope you've enjoyed my little mailbox project! xx Yvonne

Monday, August 5, 2013

July challenge 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!!!

THE BEST ENTRY WINS and there is one random winner too!!!The Merit Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin products of course! !!
 NO NEED TO USE PP to be the winner!!!!
However, if you DO happen to have some Purple Pumpkin products on hand we'd love to see how you use them so spread the word, we can't wait to see what you do with our sketch this month!!xx"

The design team has voted and our winner is.......................

We loved how clean her layouts looks, her take to the sketch is really good and her use of Purple Pumpkin products (although optional) is really beautiful!!

Huge congrats Katie! You have won $25 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. 
Just place your order as normal and put "July Winner" in the comments. (The amount won't come off your order automatically, but just take the $25 off your total :)) 

Please send an email to "vartig12(at)" if you wish to be our guest designer for next month's sketch!!! In the subject line write "PP Sketch winner"! Thank you!!xx


Now, the Random Winner for July is this gorgeous layout by Adalia. Congrats Adalia! You have won $15 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. Just place your order as normal and put "July Random Winner" in the comments. (The amount won't come off your order automatically, but just take the $15 off your total :))


Featured layouts!!
And as always, we are featuring a few layouts that have caught our eye!!!!

We loved her cluster, the doilies and sequins!!!
Great work Sue!!!

Next up is this very impressive & cute layout by Nicole!!!

Bold and beautiful. We really loved the colour combo here.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the June Sketch Challenge. For more chances to win, make sure you enter the August challenge too!...and remember......may the best entry win!!!
Have a nice creative day!!xx