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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome to PumpkinSpice's annual "NDS" Celebrations

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to PumpkinSpice's "National Scrapbooking Day" Celebration!!

We will have 4 posts on the PumpkinSpice blog today, this one you are seeing now, one earlier that can be found by scrolling down the page and 2 additional posts will be posted at 2 pm PST and 6 pm PST. 

Thank you so much for participating in National Scrapbooking Day with us here at Pumpkin Spice.  We are very excited about the fun we have planned and all the inspiration we have to share.

Lets start with some amazing LAYOUTS made by the ShopPumpkinSpice Design team.  I am sure you will find oddles of inspirations in thier lovely works of art.  Not to mention some adorable pictures.

Opening Day
By: Lenae 

For more details on Lenae's "Opening Day" Layout, visit her blog at SugarGem


by Courtney

For more details on Court's "Baby" Layout, visit her blog at Court's Crafts


Beautiful You
By: Alyssa

For more details on Alyssa's "Beautiful You" Layout, visit her blog at My Thoughts Exactly


Hubby & I
by Lezlye

For more details on Lezlye's "Hubby & I" Layout, visit her blog at Ink & Paper Creations


"You & Me Together"
by June


For more details on June's "You & Me Together" Layout, visit her blog at Simply Elegant Paper Crafts


Our Girls Layout
by Saundra

For more details on Saundra's "Our Girls" Layout, visit her blog at Luv Scrapping Together


And now... for some wonderful Layout tutorials.

our 1st tutorial is from our Lovely Carissa. 
Remember to congratulate sweet Carissa on her new bundle of Joy!!

"Summer Fun"
by Carissa
Happily Ever Paper Crafter

            1. Get a sketch idea.

I found this sketch of a layout on Pinterest. (Thanks Michelle Wallace!)

 2. Find a paper and cut out a bunch of die cuts. With my Cricut I cut out a variety of sizes and shapes never knowing what I will use.

3. Gather embellishments, paper, trim, ect.
I have several boxes of Pumpkin Spice supplies, so I just go shopping through my stuff and pull out everything I think I will use. I don't use it all though!

4. Start layering pieces according to the sketch.
I always try to do a variation of the sketch. I make my pictures work. If an embellishment looks funny, then I just move it to another spot.

5. Adjust edit and layer.
Keep moving the pieces until it looks right. Layer more to add interest.

6. Add the final touches.  Here I added words and rhinestones and stickles.

For more details on Carissa's "Summer Fun" Layout, visit her blog at Happily Ever Paper Crafter

Thank you Carissa .... wonderful, playful, 'make me smile' layout.


And now we have a wonderful layout from our talented Diana.  This is sure to make you want to go to the beach.

Surf's Up

This is one of my favorite places to go on vacation--- Hawaii -- any island any time of year and Luau's I love them, I even like the poi.

Here is a link to the video I made showing the design, products and completion of the layout

For more details on Diana's "Surf's Up" Layout, visit her blog at DL.ART
All the products I used are from Shop pumpkin spice:
Have a great day, Diana

Thank you Diana.  Oh my... I am ready for a trip to Hawaii... wonderful video.


Where those Layouts amazing!?! Are you ready for a Challenge and a chance to win a gift card?? Yeah... ok, first I wanted to go over a couple of rules and guidelines for the challenges.

*You may only enter once for each challenge. Please use the inlinks button on the bottom of each post to add your picture using a direct link from your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can upload a picture of your project to PhotoBucket or something similar to directly link below.
*Project must be new for the Challenge. Not something that has been shared elsewhere.
*There must be a link to the Pumpkin Spice Challenge you are entering in your blog post.
Now for the Challenge: Ready??
Make a Layout - any size, even a mini album layout.
with the following elements:
- the color Yellow,
- something Floral, Wavey, or Scrolly,
- at least 1 Title .
- link your post/picture below
- leave a comment on each of the Design Team members layout posts above.
and HAVE FUN with it!
One lucky participant will be randomly selected on Monday, May 7th. You will be contacted directly, so please be sure your post or blog has contact information.

This Lucky Participant will receive a $20 gift certificate to ShopPumpkinSpice and a Guest Designer spot to showcase another project during the month of May.
Thank you everyone for stopping by our 1st post for the day. Remember to stop back in at 2 pm pst for our next inspirational post!


Kim's Kreations said...

Great layouts. The DT is so talented. Very inspirational. I can't wait to get started on my own project. Happy NSD to everyone.

June Houck said...

Love ALL of these LOs! Carissa & Diana, great job on your tuts!!!

An'Jenic G. said...

Awesome creations by DT!

Hattie said...

Thanks for all of the great layout inspiration! These are fabulous creations. I think I linked up properly this time. (Second time is a charm!)

RockinRenee said...

Having so much fun creating! Awesome layouts by the design team!

Renee @

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