Papertrey & Pom Poms

The monthly challenge over at Papertrey Ink this month was to use some type of pom poms on your project. I chose to use these pom pom trims that I found at JoAnn's. I couldn't resist all of the fun colors so I bought a little of each and now they are sitting in this blue bowl on my desk just waiting to be used again and again!! What a fun challenge!

I created an 8.5×11 layout for my project and used the pink and yellow trims. I am in love with the new Vintage Yummy Sassafras Lass papers and my page was highly inspired by the little framed vintage artwork (with the flowers and the bird) that I cut from the "remember me" patterned paper.


I wanted my stamped accents to resemble the vintage cutout so I stamped them on cream cardstock and then used bright markers to color in some of the areas. Then I also used a brown ZIG Writer to outline the flowers. Over on the right side of the page I stamped the vine stamp with yellow ink for a subtle effect on my background paper, and then again I outlined it with a brown ZIG Writer so it would coordinate with the other hand-drawn touches. The scallop border on the right edge of the page was created by stamping it on cream cardstock and then I cut it with my scallop scissors. How lucky is it that my scissors match the spacing on the scallop stamp exactly!!
This was a fun challenge and one that you should definitely try! These pom pom trims are definitely addicting! I bet they will find their way onto lots of my other projects in the future!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Everyday Classics, Tags for Spring, Beyond Basic Borders)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Colorbok, Sassafras Lass)
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Chipboard Bracket: Making Memories
Die Cut Letter: My Mind's Eye
Punches: EK Success
Pen: ZIG Writer
Other: Glitter Paint, Pom pom trims and Markers

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  • Diane L.
    February 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    What an adorable layout. She is just too cute for words. I love the color’s! Very cute!!

  • Melissa Phillips
    February 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Just darling…what an amazing artist you are Maggie. I love the double row of pom poms….sweet little subject you have and all of your thoughtful touches.

  • Kelly B.
    February 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Love how you put 2 rows of pom-poms together! Very inspiring. Think I may have to try it tomorrow! And Emily Jane looks adorable in her tutu.

  • Jeanne
    February 28, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Love the terrific textures! Your photo is priceless and the embellishments make the page come alive. Thanks for sharing.

  • lisajohnson
    February 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Ohhhh… this is very sweet! I the pompom and button combo!

  • Amy Coose
    March 1, 2009 at 5:22 am

    This is amazing, Maggie! I love all hte fabulous details!

  • Deanna
    March 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Totally stunning!

  • jamie
    March 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    all your work is so beautiful.
    question about the photoshop actions…
    is there a tutorial to be able to use with pse that could emulate the photoshop actions? there are such great looks you gain with these wonderful actions, but those of use with a version of pse would probably love to know how to create similar looks.
    just curious.
    thanks for letting me ask.

  • lauravegas
    March 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    these are gorgeous layouts maggie! i just used some pom pom trim on a layout today … kind of a pain to adhere though. lol! but i love the colors in that bowl … i may have to keep my eye out for some next time i hit the fabric store!

  • Kristy
    March 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    How beautiful! I love the pompom colors and I see a trip to Joann Fabrics in my near future :).

  • ronitib
    March 2, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I love the layout !
    She is sooooooooooo sweet

  • ronitib
    March 2, 2009 at 12:53 am

    She is sooooooooooo sweet.
    I love the layout !

  • Julia Aston
    March 2, 2009 at 8:20 am

    What a wonderful page! and adorable little girl! the pompoms really make the page pop! love the overall design on this!

  • rubberbandgirl
    March 2, 2009 at 9:21 am

    That page and photo are adorable.
    A good challenge!

  • Char
    March 2, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Love it….grat LO!!! Youre little girl is so adorable!! Big beautiful eyes!!

  • Maggie Holmes
    March 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Hi Jamie! I am actually creating my actions for Photoshop Elements!!
    Yippee!! Currently I have the color set available for PSE 7 and there is a
    button to buy it on the left column of my blog. I am working on making my
    other 2 sets available for PSE soon as well, and I am also working on making
    them work for PSE 5 and 6…. So keep checking back! I will announce it here
    on my blog when they are all ready!

  • Jana
    March 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I LOVE that layout!
    p.s. I don’t know if you saw, but you totally won my giveaway! I was so excited when I saw you name pop up! So e-mail some lovely info about you to me at so I can think of what handmade thing i could make that would best suit you!

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