Pretty Paper Studio First Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Pretty Paper Studio’s First Birthday blog hop! PPS has turned ONE and we are SO excited and elated that we wanted to share our happiness with you, though an inspiring blog hop. So how does this blog hop work?

  • All of us in the creative team are choosing ONE favorite project of a fellow CT member for you to find inspiration from.
  • Hop from one blog to the next to see which project each of us have chosen.
  • Once you have finished hopping, make ONE Scrapbook Page/Card/Altered Project inspired by one of the six chosen ones. You will have to tell us which project you chose as inspiration.
  • Submit your project in our Facebook Album named PPS ‘PPS 1st Birthday Blog Hop’ by April 15, 2013
  • Make sure your project is new and was made after this blog hop went love.
  • You can participate in this challenge only once.
  • Follow us on Blogger, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Like us onFacebook. (If you do not have an account on any of these social media platforms, it is okay. You can follow us where ever you are.)

What is the prize? One winner will receive an AED 50 gift voucher to our store. Winner will be announced here on April 20, 2013.

I chose one of the layouts from my favorite scrapbooker Donna. I must say it was really difficult to chose one layout from all the mind-blowing layouts she has made for PPS so far.. She is that good!

Nevertheless, I finally narrowed down to this one..


You can find more on the layout HERE..

I loved how aesthetically she has placed on the elements in the layout.. the hand drawn background with pencil colors… the placement of the photographs.. everything seems just PERFECT! Anyhoo.. Here’s the blog hop order

Make sure you visit all of them and leave some love ya? Enjoy the hop and don’t forget to leave a comment here as well. This counts as one of the stops on the hop. 🙂 Love, PPS Team


Lulupu Challenge#10 ~ Birthday Special Blog Hop Day # 6

Hello Everyone!

LuLupu turns 1 this month and we are all happy and celebrating!

I had been a DT at Lulupu for almost a year.. since Lulupu was just an idea and now when I see how far its come its only overwhelms me with joy! I must say it was an awesome journey. I had a ball of time! I not only got to learn a lot of new things but also made some really good friends. It wish Lulupu a lot more success in the coming years.

March will be going to be fun at Lulupu – The Craft Lounge! There will be many giveaways and tonnes of fun so do ensure you follows Lulupu all around FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube! To kick start the celebration we have a Lulupu Design Team Blog Hop along with the monthly challenge. So if you have landed at this post just now, you can start HERE and join us in this fun filled week!

So here I am sharing my project for Lulupu Challenge #10 – Let’s Celebrate.

As the challenge suggests, we were to take inspiration from a fellow Design Team member and create a project that celebrates…. well… just about anything. My inspiration was Tejal’s Butterfly card.


I love how Tejal uses butterflies in most of her projects. I too am a big fan of butterflies like Tejal and so I decided to go with this pretty card! I love how she had layered the cards and the have those pretty fluttery beauties pop from the punched circles. I know its gifficult to match up with Tejal’s embossing skill yet I decided to take a plunge and go for it..

So here is my take on it..


I decided to use the same template! 🙂 The base is a plain white cardstock and the pattern papers are from the Die Cut’s With a View’s Street Lace Paper stack.  The butterflies were heat embossed using white embossing powder on vellum!

Hope you guys liked it..

Now continue the Lulupu Design Team Blog Hop with the Tejal tomorrow on 8th March. Also here is the list to help you track the blog hop ending on 9th March.

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All the Best!!


– Shruti


DIY Day planner

Heya people..

This is one blog post I have been planning for so many days now.. I’ve been procrastinating on making a planner for months which I finally managed to start and complete in the last two weeks. This planner took me forever to make!! But trust me.. it is by far the best or rather the most useful project I’ve ever completed. Its been high time since I got my life a bit organized.. and I think this planner is going help me enhance and make the most of every day in my life.

I already started using the planner and I must say.. its so much FUN! Infact, I look forward to my planner every day.. I never thought an organized life would be so much fun! It not only helps me organize my household, but also my finances and my blog too!

There are many ways to make a planner. There are so many websites online wherein you can find free printable planner pages. Just google for “household printables” or “printable organizer.” and you’ll have so many templates to choose from, But I decided to make my planner fully handmade.

I’ve used My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody 6×6 pattern papers and many other embellishments from PPS.. which I will talk about as we go on a little tour of my creation..


Now, lets get on to the planner.


For the cover of the planner I used an 8×8 thick cardboard binder I got from Centerpoint for as cheap as 5 dirhams! I was very clear I wanted a small planner.. something that I can carry around in my bag, if I wanted. I covered it with a wrapping paper a friend got for me from Lush. The woodgrain alphas are my favorite from the Amy Tangerines Sketchbook collection!!


I labeled the dividers with sections that will be included in the planner, and put them in the binder. I placed sections that will be used most in the front of the binder. My planner includes:

  • Household
  • Finance
  • Art and Craft Projects/Blog
  • Sketch Ideas
  • Calendar
  • Wish list
  • Kitchen
  • Recipes


That’s the first page of my planner.. which I thought was really APT!! hehe.. Its from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection. I also added a transparency on it to add in more detail..


The first tab is the household and cleanliness stuff. Of late I have got a bit obsessed with cleaning which is why this section of my planner is going to be really helpful for me. I hand doodled the little bucket and sponge.. You’ll find a lot of doodling in this planner.. *winks*.  The green sparking alphas are from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection.


It has a list of my fixed daily, weekly and monthly household activities.. stuff that I have to get done every day, every week and every month. I laminated each page with plastic sheets myself so that I can cross off each activity once done with a pen and later wipe it out!


And since I am always in need of a note pad, I added lots and lots of note paper to this planner. I stamped each blank page to make it prettier to write on!

My second tab is serious stuff: Finance This is where I jot down important bank information, daily expenses etc.


I thought it’d also be a good idea of create some pockets for my planner. Somewhere to store bills that I might later need to jot down into my daily expenses or if I had to exchange the stuff I bought, etc..


I also have little quotes I like written and put into this planner in between tabs.


How cool are those transparency borders?!!


This is definitely one of my favorites sections from the planner – The Art and Craft space.


I plan to jot down blog ideas, new project plans, doodle layouts and other fun stuff in this space. And yes.. that butterfly there is hand drawn! *winks*


Now, what’s a planner without a calendar? I put each month on a different colored cardstock to make it all fun!


Another fun part of my planner is this wishlist section!


And last but definitely not the least is the kitchen tabIMG_4137

Here I have a section for meal planning, a space to jot down my favorite recipes and also a pocket to store cut outs of recipes from magazines and stuff.


I also made two little pouch to hold my little notepad and a pen.


That’s it for now. I have room left to add categories if needed.

I just love using my planner!! Love love love it!!! Hopefully this project will inspire you to get organized yourself and maybe even make your own planner. Lemme know if you do land up making one..

Now, on to the Pretty Paper Studio blog hop details. PPS has a HUGE 30% off sale going on over 200+ amazing products..

Visit this link to view all products on SALE: http://prettypaperstudiouae.myshopify.com/collections/30-off

All items listed in this collection will receive 30% discount when purchased.

Make sure you participate the blog hop by leaving comments as you hop.. as a lucky winners will win a very pretty Authentique 6×6 paper pad! Take a look at it here..


So, what are you waiting for??!

Hop on..

… now hop on to PrettyPaper Studio’s blog and finish you blog hop by leaving some love there as well..

The winner will be announced on July 25th!

All the best!

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