November 17, 2011

My 3 Little Pumpkins...

Tis the season to share what we are thankful for and that is the theme for the
Design team this week at Sweet
Sassy Diva
.  I knew right away that I wanted to share how thankful I am
for my three granddaughters.  They are such a blessing and mean the whole
world to me.  They make every day such a joy and I love being a grammy.
 So here are my little blessings that I am so thankful for:
My 3 Little Pumpkins- Brittany 3 months, Katie 20 months and Kenzie 12 months.

Here is the completed two page layout.   
The paper is Paper Best Creations Hello Fall paper from the local LSS.

Months ago I bought a bunch of Tim Holtz grungeboard and I have been enjoying
using it recently with Alcohol Inks and Glimmer Mist.  Here is what the
packages look like.  I got mine at Tuesday Morning.
I inked the mixed letters with Alcohol Inks- yellow, orange, copper, citrus and
In this picture I am laying out the letters and the pictures to see how
everything is fitting.
Next I made the pumpkin and flourish from the Thanksgiving cart.  I cut
both pieces 3 times.  I embossed the top flourish and pumpkin and pop
dotted them to give them dimension.
This pic is before I added the embossed pumpkin.  
The leaves on the top of the pumpkin cut out with the pumpkin so I used an olive
color Sharpie to color them in.  My Gypsy has gone back to PC so couldn't
hide the shapes and cut them out separately.
Here is embossed pumpkin and then I added Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge ink and
Not sure if you have seen these punches before.  They are called Paper
Shapers punches by EK Success.  I got two at my local LSS and one at
Joann's. I had never seen them before until I took a class at the LSS.
If you look really careful at the paper you can see the three different corners.
 You cut the paper 1/2 inch larger than the picture and then punch all 4
Then your picture or mat paper slides right in.  
I also cut out three of the same pumpkin from Thanksgiving Cart at 1.5 inches
and hand wrote the girls ages.  I added a little pumpkin ribbon I had in my
stash and everything was put together.
Hope you enjoyed the layout and tutorial.  Would love to read your
comments.  Please come back and join us all week at Sweet
Sassy Diva
to see what else the Design Team has come up with.
Happy Craftin!


Mindy said...

What a great layout to showcase your adorable lil pumpkins :) I definately have to try the inking of the grungeboard, great way to make it work with any color combo!

Natalie M said...

Great Layout! I don't think there are enough Autumn Layouts! They are so cute! Thanks for letting us know the corner punches look so great!

Brenda said...

Awesome lo Suzanne! I love that Brittany and Katie are in the pumpkin and Kenzie just looks too cute in her pumpkin hat!!! I haven't used my corner punches in a long time, might have to get them out and use them again. lol

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