Thursday, September 20, 2012

Purple Pumpkin New products!!!

Good morning! If you've been checking out our Facebook Page, you would have seen some sneak peeks of our latest products, which will be available in the Purple Pumpkin shop from 7pm this Friday, 21st of September.

We've got some new varieties of Flair Buttons (as well as restocks of our sold out lines)...

Do you like Flowers? We have a HUGE assortment of NEW FLOWERS, which will be loaded into the shop on Friday...

We've also got NEW Fabric Covered Buttons and wooden buttons too, so make sure you keep checking the Purple Pumpkin Facebook Page for the latest updates, and don't forget to check out the shop on Friday Night!


Would you like to be part of our Design Team? You can find all the details of our DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Enjoy the ride!

Hello my friends!

I loved the color combination over at the color room and I decided to give it a go!
Orange is one of my favorite colors and also perfect for my wedding photos as my bouquet had orange roses!!! Here is the palette:

And I used the sketch from Kaisercraft blog:

And my take on it: 

This is a lovely ID frame that can be used anywhere and the gorgeous vinyl & wooden hearts from Purple Pumpkin!!

Here is another vinyl heart and a beautiful grey/brown fabric button by PP.

These wooden PP buttons are fantastic!!!

Materials used for "Enjoy the ride"
Papers, border stickers, wooden butterfly: Kaisercraft
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Fabric & wooden buttons,doily, vinyl hearts: Purple Pumpkin
Mask: The Crafter's Workshop
Mist: Studio Calico
I hope you enjoyed my post!
Have a nice day!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

DT call at Purple Pumpkin!!!

It's that time again - time for our next DESIGN TEAM CALL! Our current design team have done a fabulous job for the last 6 months, and have created some beautiful projects. We think you'll agree that they have been AMAZING!! We'll be sad to see some of our fabulous designers go, but at the same time we're excited to see who'll apply to be part of our next Design Team!

We are looking for 3 new Design Team Members!

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you love blogging? Do you love PURPLE PUMPKIN EMBELLISHMENTS? If you answered YES, then we'd love to hear from you!

Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to

* A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

* 3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use our products.

**If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. Make sure you check out our shop HERE to see what sort of products we offer**

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive PLENTY OF PRODUCT to work with as well as a DT Discount on all purchases during your dt term. As a design team member you will be required to

* Incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog.

* You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

* Promote sales/giveaways etc.

* Provide a sample layout for our Monthly Sketch Challenge, and visit and comment on linked entries.

This Design Team Call is open to anyone, anywhere - International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications need to be in by the midnight on 28th of September,and our new design team will be announced on the 1st of October.

Good Luck!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mini albums..

Hello again...Just a quick post!
I made these two mini albums a while ago but forgot to share them here! They were made to be given as gifts  to two women who gave birth to 2 little girls! The first one says in Greek "My Angel" and the second is a name "Martha". I made a lot of pockets and minis within the mini in order to have much space for many photos!!!

The papers are Kaisercraft, Echo Park and Creative Imaginations!!!
Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Green Tara design team - a dream come true!!!

Hello friends and followers!

It is with great pleasure to announce that I am officialy a designer for Green Tara a flower, lace, ribbon and embellishment manufacturer based in Australia!!! Thank you GT for having me!!!
See the announcement at their blog HERE!

You can imagine my reaction when I found out!!! I was jumping up & down in the office where I work! Thank God it was early in the morning and I didn't make a fool of myself! hahaha LOL!
My friend Samantha Hauzer told me about their DT call and urged me to give it a go so thank you Sam for believing in me!!!

My term starts October 1st and will last 6 months! It will be an exciting journey!!! I feel blessed and honored to be working alongside with these sweet, talented ladies!!!

New Green Tara Design Team
Heather Jacob    Australia
Kim Price   Australia
Kelly Foster   USA
Rachael Funnell   Australia
Vicky Varvadouka   Greece
Shona Keehn   Canada
Mariemily  Canada
Natasha Naranjo   USA
Returning DT 
Mistra Hoolahan   Australia
Linda Thompson   Australia
Jan Rankine    Australia
Di Garling   Australia (Team Co ordinator)

And here is only a SMALL sample of my favorite GT products...Their variety is HUGE!!!

 Lace & more...

I am IN LOVE with Green Tara!!! Can't wait to recieve my treasure!!! Early Christmas for me this year LOL!!!!

p.s It's the first time I used PicMonkey for the collage and it rocks!!!

Thank you for visiting me and keep me going!!!
Hugs to all!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Keepin cool - Scrapbookers in Greece!!!

Hello my friends!

I would like to announce that I will be designing for the Greek challenge blog "Scrapbooking in Greece"! I wanted to be an active member and support the Greek scrapbooking society! There is a ning site called ScrapGreece where we all share our projects, questions and do online crops! This ning site is the reason I started making layouts and discovered my talent! I came across scrapbooking in 2008 but my 1st layout was created for an on line crop 2 years after in 2010!!! (how did I live before that??? LOL)

So, there will be a sketch and a theme available each month!
The theme for September is: Summer is still here! And it is in Greece!!! The weather is wonderful!!

Here is my take...

This is a layout of my sweet DD Nefeli, chilling out at my father's pool bar in Samos!!!
I used a mask which was exactly the same as the background paper and added some gesso here and there to give some texture! I then sprayed some colors with my glimmer mists and started layering!

I print my own photos and when I replaced the black ink last time, the 1st photo didn't come out so good so I printed it again and I created that cool effect with the double pic!!

In between the photos, I have placed a PP vinyl heart!!!
You can also see here a yellow ticket on the top left!

In the photo below you can see a beautiful felt flower, a spotty button and red twine!

Materials used:
Papers, die cuts, stickers: Jillibean Soup
Letter stickers: Echo Park, American Crafts
button, felt flower, vinyl heart, twine: Purple Pumpkin
mists & glimmer glaze: Tattered Angels

The winner of the challenge will receive this lovely rack from my sweet friend and co-designer Aliki!

Visit "Scrapbooking in Greece" to see what the rest of the talented ladies have made!!!

Γεια τις Ελληνίδες μανούλες, να ευχηθώ, καλή αρχή και καλή σταδιοδρομία!!!
Πολλά φιλιά σε όλες!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Berry71bleu September challenge by Channa!

Good Morning All,

The Challenge for this month is STEAMPUNK! So your challenge for this month is to use any kind of steampunk element/embellishment on your craft project. To give you some ideas, Channa has put together an inspirational picture.

Our 1st Challenge sponsor:

Welcome to Mold Muse. We have been working with clay and resin since 1978 and making molds for over 20 years. Our experience brings you excellent quality molds using only high grade silicone rubber, not too soft, not too hard and perfect for highly detailed pieces and a long mold life. 

All molds are handmade by Ludi and her husband.
Have a look at there etsy shop HERE

Mold muse prize:$25.00 gift certificate

Our 2nd Sponsor is:

Studio75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers and other craft embellishments.

Have a look at there store : HERE
And there blog: HERE

Studio71 Prize: The entire summer&latte collection.

The colors of this collection are beautiful, soft yellow, green, blue.


1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.
3. You may submit as many entries as you want and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st day of the month the challenge was posted.6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the comments section please.

Good luck to you all, cant wait to see all your creations!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Always reach high - Purple Pumpkin September sketch!

Hello lovely followers!

I hope you all had the chance to visit Purple Pumpkin shop (in time) and grabbed some of the GORGEOUS kits and new stuff!!! Oh my...that was a great sale! Of course, you can visit the shop ANYTIME if you are out of twine, tickets, name it! 

And since you are going to receive your new yummy stuff soon, we have a new sketch to inspire you with and give you a chance to use them or even win some more!!!

Here is the lovely sketch by talented Crece!

You have until the end of the month to complete this Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 30 September 2012. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.

Please check out our RULES HERE!!!
Everyone has a chance, even without using PP products!

REMINDER: Post your pages on our FACEBOOK wall whenever you use our products and we will choose a "monthly favorite" to feature on our blog and facebook wall! That's an extra chance to win some goodies!!

 Thanks for visiting
Enjoy Scrapping!!!