Paper Sweeties October Release Countdown

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome back to the second day of Paper Sweeties' October Release!  The Design Team has whipped up some spectacular projects to share with you all.  So, please be sure to stop by their links below and leave them a little love.  But before that, I'd love to share how I've used Trim the Tree and its coordinating Trim the Tree die, as well as the new Joy die, in combination with a couple of oldies but goodies, on a scrapbook page.
I started this page by stamping one of the trees, illustrated in Trim the Tree, in Jet Black ink, in diagonal rows near both the top and bottom of my Whisper White base page, colored it in with pencils, and decked out the ornaments in Xmas Red Stickles.  I then gold embossed a row of another tree just below the top diagonal and stamped a row of yet another tree, in Old Olive ink, just below that, before framing the entire piece with Real Red cardstock.  Despite the fact that it appears off-center, the white background is a perfect 11" square within its 12" square frame.  It's sometimes difficult to photograph a perfect square, as those scrappers among you can attest.  A quartet of color-coordinating, patterned papers were then secured, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, between and overlapping a few of the stamped rows; and a number of lengths of Washi tape were tucked in throughout.  My photos, which were matted in Whisper White cardstock, were then wrapped together with a bit of sheer, red ribbon, tied in a bow.
Their bottom left corner was decked out with a die-cut, from gold cardstock, "Noel", as well as a die-cut, from Old Olive and Early Espresso cardstocks, tree, which I topped with a red, star button, laced with white thread, tied in a bow.  I chose to leave the tree die cut "naked", but there is one final tree image, in the stamp set, for a total of four fabulous trees, that fits it perfectly.
A chevron envelope was then tucked in behind the cluster.  It houses my journaling card, which was laced with a bit of Baker's Twine and reads, You were so diligent to chip away @ those lights one by one.  Unfortunately, you had to head back to Sioux Falls for the work week without finishing.  So, I was thrilled to be able to take it off your plate & have it all ready for you to enjoy by your next weekend visit.
The top corner of that same photograph was embellished with a trio of phrase bits, as well as a couple of labels, stamped, in both Real Red and Jet Black inks, with Paper Sweeties' phrases.
In moving clockwise around the photographs, the "Patience is a virtue" title, which was backed with a simple, white doily, was created from a Cameo-cut, gold, cardstock "Patience"; stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock, "is" and "a"; and red alphas.
A handful of gold, star sequins scattered about and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, "a day in the life DEC  08 2013" date complete the look.
I've got another page to share tomorrow and will round out this release with a card creation the day after that.  Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, y'all!

Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin (You're here!)
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sending Holiday Cheer, Alphas - Lower, & Trim the Tree (Paper Sweeties); date (Dear Lizzy) Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Espresso, & Real Red (SU!); gold (Bazzill); holly & red ribbon (Echo Park); stitched trees (October Afternoon); red stripe (MME) Ink: Real Red & Old Olive (SU!); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell); Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Trim the Tree & Joy dies (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); Xmas Red Stickles & gold embossing powder (Ranger); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); gold polka dot Washi (Queen & Co.); gold stripe Washi (MME); chevron envelope (Whisker Graphics); gold phrase bit & labels (Chic Tags); "HOLIDAY HAPPINESS" & "LOVE" stickers & red alphas (Simple Stories); doily & star button (unknown); ribbon (The Ribbon Reel); gold star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


Anonymous said...

Im so in love with this Page, you are fantastic!

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is fabulous! LOVE all the gorgeous layering! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Ros Crawford said...

I can feel the love in every single part of this page ... So beautiful jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehe ... he has more than me, I just give up and throw them away! LOL!! I loveeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors, the title work and the photos!!!!

Maria said...

Absolutely amazing, Jinny! A fabulous Christmas layout highlighting your's perfect!:-)

Annette Allen said...

wow your incredible.. this layout is perfect..

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful layout! I love the working picture with the results on the right. fantastic incorporation of stamping and I'm loving those new word dies too!

Lisa Elton said...

Love this photo of BJ and your fabulous LO!! Beautiful work as always Jinny. I was noticing your star tree topper...looks VERY much like ours!!

Ashley Horton said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Jinny!! Love the larger photos!!

Lysa said...

Gorgeous! Totally love all the elements on your layout!

Leslie Germain said...

What an amazing page and picture. Love what you captured!!! WOW! I am away for a few days and your are on a row! Love what I am seeing!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!! What a BEAUTIFUL Page!! I LOVE the Design and your Tree!! Just AWESOME!! =) It will be a YEAR FULL of memories and trials that you can ALL look back on and hopefully say you have learned and grown from!! Not only in your relationships with one another, but also with your relationship with God!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Debbie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous tree too!