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


2013: Resolutions

Happy 2013 people!!

Wish you all a very Happy and a Prosperous New Year!

So, how did you all celebrate the new year?

I, as every other year, kick started 2013 by jotting down a list of new year resolutions with a hope to stick by them till the end of the year. Now, I realized writing down these resolutions in my diary NEVER helps. So this year I decided to get my creative brain into action and come up with a better idea to help me execute it.

I wanted the list in front of my eyes everyday so I am constantly reminded of them… and the best place obviously was the fridge in my kitchen!

I used the Maya Road Mini Rectangular Chipboard Accordion for the base and stuck a magnet behind it. The pattern papers used in this project was entirely from Authentique’s – Journey 6×6 paper pad.
The letters ‘TODAY’ is a chipboard sticker from the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection. The chip n stick set was just perfect for this project.

I forget to drink water. Isn’t that strange?! I can go as many as a day or two without water. Does that make me an alien?! or a Camel maybe.. Disappointed smile I know how bad it is for my health and skin.. considering I have super dry skin! So, I decided this is definitely going to be my first resolution of the year.

I used a little mesh under the doily.. not sure if you can see it clearly in the photograph.

Cool eh?! I propose all you guys to try this out.. I dunno if it would really help a lot but it sure does make you feel all proud seeing this pretty thing adorn your fridge. *wink*

This is a part of PPS’s January Challenge. To know more about the Challenge and to enter click the link below..

PPS Blog

With love,

Supplies used:
Maya Road Mini Rectangular Chipboard Accordion
Pattern Paper:
Authentique’s – Journey 6×6 paper pad
Stickers/Alphas/Die Cuts:
October Afternoon 9 to 5 chip n stick
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Lovely Mulberry Foam Rubber Thickers
Amy Tangerine Goodness Slate Printed Chip Thickers
Authentique – Splendid – Petite Type Square Mini Alpha Cardstock Stickers 4″X6″
Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Thickers
Dear Lizzy NEAPOLITAN Thickers Glitter Chipboard Charmed Peapod
Pebbles Crimson Glitter Foam Thickers
Crate Paper – Random Collection – Alpha Labels Cardstock Stickers 12″x12″ Sheet
American Crafts – Pebbles – Country Picnic Collection – Embossed Stickers – Masking Tape
Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Bits Die Cut Shapes
American Crafts – Pebbles – Walnut Grove Thickers
American Crafts – Pebbles – New Addition Girl Collection – Clear Acrylic Stamps
Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar Clear Acrylic Stamp
Embossing Powder:
Zing Embossing Powder: Opaque: White


Life is a Highway! – Mini Album

As promised I am back with yet another mini album!


For my mini I’ve again used MME’s The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad and Maya Road Chipboard Coaster Chipboard Album!


These rose pattern papers are my favorite from the paper pad! They are the best for some fussy cut projects!



The red pattern paper flips open to jot down your journaling..



So, zats it for the little mini album! 🙂 Thanks for stopping!




Home Improvement #3 – Live well, Laugh much, Love enough..

Heya crafters!

This is Shruti here and I am going to share with you my inspiration for PPS’s November Challenge – Use punches and Die cuts in your projects.

This is my first attempt at making an altered frame. Infact, I made not one but three such frames. I love words, texts, quotes and some of my favorite poems framed and hung on the walls of my home… so that I can look at them everyday and get inspired. If I could, I would want to fill every wall of my house with such quotes.. 🙂

You can ether get them printed and framed or do what i did.. add your personal touch and jazz it up..

So, I decided to go for a very simple yet very positive set of words for my living room.. I believe one word quotes are more powerful and effective to motivate and inspire you..

My first frame says.. “Live well”! The best part of the frame are the three Pink Paislee Artisan Resistable Butterflies. They are mistables and look gorgeous when misted. But I wanted to use them naked here. How cute are they?!!

The letters were hand written on a white foam and then hand cut.. later I went ahead and colored it with Jenni Bowlin Lemon Drops Paint Dabber. The blue diagonal stripes on the corners of the inside of the frame is MME’s The Sweetest Thing Reasons Why Decorative Tape.

If you look closely you can see that I’ve sprayed some Blue Skies Glimmer Mist through a Crafters’ Workshop 6×6″ Brick Template. Right now its one of my  favorite stencils.. They actually look best when used with Gesso! I’ve also used Rangers Baby Blue Stickles around the pattern paper.. In person they look even more sparkly!! I just love it.. I think it adds that special something to your projects.. 🙂

The flowers are a mix of die cuts, punched flowers and stickers.

I wanted to maintain some consistency in all the three frames so I made the inside corners of all the frames some what similar to each other.

This one is my favorite from all the three mostly cause this one is the most sparkly from the rest.. If you look closely you can see I’ve dipped the corners of the pattern papers in pink glitter..

The Hydrangeas were punched using Martha Stewart Medium 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch and stuck together. Pretty, aren’t they?!

Now to see how they look on my walls?!

Lets have a before and after again..

Before: Plain and boring..


After: Open-mouthed smile


The Scotch’s Double sided strong adhesive blocks are the best if you do not want to nail down your frames. These frames were light weight ones that I bought from Ikea. I plan to have more frames on this wall and and build a story.. hmmm.. I already have some ideas.. will surely share with you’ll once I am done executing them..

So, which of these three frames did you like the best?! Do let me know in the comments below.. 🙂

Supplies used:

Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic 6×6″ Paper Pad

Martha Stewart Punches Medium 3 in 1 Hydrangea

Martha Stewart Punches Medium Hydrangea

Martha Stewart Tools Simple Circle Cutter

My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Reasons Why Decorative Tape

Crafters Workshop Scrapbooking Template 6×6 Bricks

Dear Lizzy 5Th & Frolic Chipboard Shapes

Pink Paislee Artisan Resistable Butterflies

Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist 2oz Blue Skies

JBS Lemon Drops Paint Dabber

Ranger Stickles™ Glitter Glue .5oz Baby Blue

Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Fabric Stickers

Hero Arts Light Green Accent Pearls

Hero Arts Midnight Black Accent Pearls

American Crafts Wow! Glitter: Extra Fine: Bubblegum

Until next time..