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Sketch Challenge #19

Leave a link to your layout/card/project below. We would love to see your creations!

One person will be randomly chosen to receive a $5 coupon

This week we challenged Laura and Jen to create Layouts with this sketch.

Jennifer Chapin

When I received my package of Jingle Bells goodies in the mail, I couldn’t wait to dive in and create a project! I used the sketch this week to make a Christmas card. Don’t you just love the North Pole patterned paper? I think it’s one of my favorites of the bunch.
Get started on your Christmas cards early this year, Maybe by the time Christmas rolls around you’ll have a stash of handmade cards to send out.:)

Laura Achilles

I love that the soft colors of this collection allowed me to use a variety of colored flower accents to match perfectly with my photos

November 7, 2011 - 7:58 pm

photochic - Made a card with the sketch! Thanks for another fun challenge!

Happy Halloween

I had so much fun creating this mini paper bag album! Rather then use the traditional paper bag format I turned the bag on it’s side and trimmed the tops and bottom using a decorative edge. I used lemon slices, mini word flashcards and a velvet ribbon binding to make this tiny album complete. Rather than fill the album with photos, I filled it with journaling about my feelings about the Halloween holiday. What do I like about the holiday? What do I hate? What are my favorite Halloween childhood memories?

Sometime when we scrapbook we become lost in the rush to scrap the last vacation, or a milestone event and don’t realize that we are missing the bigger story…our bigger story…the story of us. The true story isn’t how cute you looked in your Halloween costume, or how great the decorations were at the party… it’s why you chose that Halloween costume and why you went to that party. Why did you choose to dress up as a princess? Why are the people at the party so important? I found in creating this little album that I had conflicting feelings on the Halloween holiday that I never would have discovered without taking the time to pause…and reflect on my story…and not simply the details.
Have you taken the time to scrapbook the true story lately rather than simply the rush of daily details and events?Have you been focusing on your story? We would love to see your stories! Please post a link in the comments or visit our Pretty Little Studio facebook page to share your story with us.


Winner of Jingle Bells Collection



*Jingle Bells Collection goes to . . .


NANABETH - Love this collection-I’m all about vintage this year and this is perfect!

*Jingle Bells Paper Collection goes to . . .


APRIL W - How fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
*$20 Gift Certificate goes to . . .


KEIKA - What a fun new collection! I LOVE PLS !!
Congrats to all the winners and thanks for playing along!
Please send your addresses to info@prettylittlestudio.com to claim your prize.
October 30, 2011 - 6:27 pm

April W - Oh how fun! Thanks so much…off to email you!
- April W


These fun happy papers from the Scrumdiddlyumptious line were perfect for this layout about my daughter playing at the park. One great idea for using 8×8 patterned papers in your scrapbooking is to block them, sort of like you would a quilt! Try sewing down the edges too for added texture.










How to make a Pillow Box

To create this gift box I used a forgotten package from the jewellery store and re-purposed it as a template. Here is a link to your own Pillow box Template

Undo the box and trace around the outside edges, marking the foldlines as well. Score the fold-lines and cut around the outside edges. Trim two finger holes on two ends of the box and adhere it together on the side.



Decorate the gift box to suit the person you are giving it to and thoroughly enjoy the smile from the lucky recipient…x




Inspiration Challenge #12

The Pretty Little Studio Design Team was challenged to “Think Outside the Box” . Check out how Pretty Little Studio Design Team members Leanne and Robyn interpreted the “Think Outside the Box” challenge this week!

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/21810536/

Inspiration Ideas

Create a layout with paper ribbons
Create your own paper ribbon attach with a button
Create a layout in green, white and kraft

Leanne Allison

“I was immediately inspired by the the long pennant flag and the circles on the gift bags. And although the circles aren’t in the same position as in the inspiration photo, I love that they still feature on my layout!”






Robyn Schaub

I’m a big fan of all the paper ribbons in my Pretty Little Studio collections, and the photo inspired me to pair some of my Tiny Paper Ribbons with Kraft cardstock and green patterned paper to create this fun little birthday card.





October 27, 2011 - 7:59 am

Chantal Vandenberg - Wow!!! These are awesome! :D

October 27, 2011 - 11:35 am

KellyG - Love these!

October 27, 2011 - 11:58 am

Mustangkayla - What cute cute projects today! Love the inspiration photo too!

Jingle Bells Collection

Introducing our Christmas Collection

Jingle Bells


3 people will be entered to win one of the following:

Jingle Bells Christmas Collection

Jingle Bells Paper Pack

$20 Gift Certificate.

Just leave a comment to be entered to win.

*We will randomly select 3 winners on October 30th

Shop Online: www.prettylittlestudio.com

October 26, 2011 - 12:41 am

Laurel S - LOVE this new collection! Always love your Santas!

October 26, 2011 - 12:45 am

Liz - What an amazing Christmas collection!

October 26, 2011 - 12:57 am

Elise C. - Love the retro/ vintage inspired themes! Really fun!!

October 26, 2011 - 1:46 am

Vicky Mosher - What a cute selection for Christmas! I just ordered 3 sets of flash cards to keep me jolly! I plan to use them to make Advent calendars … thanks so much!

October 26, 2011 - 3:29 am

heaney - such a beautiful collection, I love the stickers…the deer is sooo…cute!

October 26, 2011 - 7:52 am

Melissa Saxton - Love it. Your stuff is always great, keep up the good work.

October 26, 2011 - 8:54 am

April W - How fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
- April W

October 26, 2011 - 9:09 am

Leann Lindeman - Super fab giveaway!!! I love it all… thanks so much for the chance to win.

October 26, 2011 - 9:12 am

Jennifer R - My favorite Christmas line. Can’t wait to start. Thank you for the chance to win.

October 26, 2011 - 9:18 am

Dolly B. - What a beautiful collection! I love the vintage images…so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

October 26, 2011 - 9:23 am

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown - Fab collection! This would be an awesome addition to my December Daily!!!!
daniellehigginbottom at homtail dot com

October 26, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Jenn Khurshid - Such a cute collection! Love it!

October 26, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Vanessa Sealey - Aahhh! It’s all so adorable and inspiring! Would love to win some of this collection to use this Christmas season. Thanks for the give-away!

October 26, 2011 - 3:41 pm

mary t - absolutely love it all!!!
mary t

October 26, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Christine America Real - I am not a big fan of Christmas Paper. I am not sure why. But I love Pretty Little Studio’s paper & embellishments, perhaps because they remind me of my childhood?

October 26, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Jill Norwood - That santa paper is sooooo cute! Love it!

October 26, 2011 - 5:38 pm

stinker - oh my goodness! this is my favorite collection yet; everything is just so cute :) i just love those calendar pages! thanks for a chance to win :)

October 26, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Sandi Pressley - Oh my….you really outdid yourself….this new collection ROCKS!

October 26, 2011 - 8:27 pm

alice hancock - I just love your papers!!

October 26, 2011 - 9:34 pm

Gini Cagle - What a fun new collection!

October 26, 2011 - 9:40 pm

Lori Williams Leng - Love the vintage feel of your papers….wonderful. Also love everything about your christmas line..the colors, the characters, the overall feel.

October 26, 2011 - 10:05 pm

Gretchen Neisler - Hope I get picked!! Love your stuff so much, and this Christmas collection is super cute!

October 27, 2011 - 1:16 am

Dellie - Wow I absolutely love this collection. So many cute and wonderful pieces!!

October 27, 2011 - 3:27 am

Astrid - Wow, such an amazing giveaway !!! Love your vintage images.

October 27, 2011 - 1:40 pm

keika - What a fun new collection!


October 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Jennifer J - I love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!!

October 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Heather R. - I just love this collection…it is absolutely adorable.

October 27, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Sandy Gail - This vintage Christmas set is just what I’ve been looking for. I’m so glad I found your site. I am loving everything I see. It’s nice to find a company that I can buy 8 inch single pieces of paper.

October 27, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Gretchen - I love Christmas!!!

October 28, 2011 - 1:21 am

Nicky - I loooove these designs. Would also loooove to win!!

October 28, 2011 - 7:00 am

LeAnne - Oh boy, this is one of the best collections ever! Thanks for the chance to win!

October 28, 2011 - 11:22 am

Katherine Wilkinson - Love the new christmas goodies!!! Thank you!

October 28, 2011 - 1:31 pm

Regan - OMGosh- I just found you through another site–I am in love with all your things- so different- I liove the antique stuff but not so much the price

Jingle bells is adorable

October 28, 2011 - 1:55 pm

DanielleMW - I love the retro vibe of this collection!

October 28, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Amy Parker - Wow! I can’t even believe how much you are giving away! Thanks so much for a chance to win! :D

October 28, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Denise Coulter - Your new Christmas collection is beautiful!! I love the vintage images. It reminds me of watching old Christmas cartoons as a kid :) Love it!

October 29, 2011 - 6:32 am

Renee Iveson - Love the new Christmas range – just gorgeous!

October 29, 2011 - 7:54 am

Krissy - Pick me! Choose me! Love me!

October 29, 2011 - 1:56 pm

NanaBeth - Love this collection-I’m all about vintage this year and this is perfect!

October 30, 2011 - 12:30 am

KimR - I love this line! That paper with the ornament repeating design is my favorite! Such beautiful products!

October 30, 2011 - 12:31 am

KimR - I love this line! The repeating ornament paper is my favorite!

Sketch Challenge #18

Leave a link to your layout/card/project below. We would love to see your creations!

One person will be randomly chosen to receive a $5 coupon

This week we challenged Celine, Irit and Karen to create Layouts with this sketch.

Irit Shalom

Here are some products I used and some tips: The papers are from the April Showers Collection: Rose bed, Clover, Water Ripples and the shaped paper. I pleated 2 strips of different kinds of paper pleating on the edge. I border punched the matting with MS border punch and added 2 kinds of pleated ribbons under the photo. I made a garland from the Homespun Lemon Sliced Garland. I used 2 round tags from the Fresh Eggs Vintage Tag set as my title and under it, I stacked the title “You sure did”. A Blue bingo card was added under the cluster. Flags from the Celebrate Paper Ribbons were added over the pleated strips. Now for the fun part: I painted all over this page, some blue and light pink dropped in a messy ice cream look!

Karen Lim

To obtain the pretty torn paper edge, I used a Torn Edges No.2 set from Erica Zwart available at MScraps. The set included easy-to-follow instructions, which allowed me to obtain a very pretty torn edge. It’s an easy way to add texture to your layout. For the kitty element, I “cut” it out from the tag using my Scizzor tool.

Celine LeGuay

I love this sunny paper, perfect for talking about autumn in France. Here it looks more like summer then October.





October 25, 2011 - 7:07 am

KellyG - Great sketch! LOVE the different takes on the sketch! So creative!

October 27, 2011 - 2:20 am

Chantal Vandenberg - I’ve played along! Really like this sketch – very different! I’ve linked up… thanks! :D

October 29, 2011 - 9:37 pm

photochic - Yet ANOTHER awesome sketch! Linked my card up!

October 31, 2011 - 11:12 am

keika - I like this sketch, thank you!!

October 31, 2011 - 11:13 am