I based my layout of Sketch #245 from Nuts About Sketches. I also plan to continue using Shawn's sketches in the year ahead because her two pagers usually include space for lots of photos which is perfect for my pages!
I also worked a couple of challenges into this layout. The first is the 12th day of Christmas challenge at Frosted Designs which was to use at least 12 brads. I ended up using 19! I used sets of them in the place of the stitching in the sketch. I liked the whimsical touch it gave.
I also did the 12/19 scrap(word) challenge at My Scraps and More. The challenge was to use the word "Everyday" on a layout. I ended up stamping it as part of an accent in the bottom right as part of the phrase "cherish everyday".
I received a huge set of American Crafts glitter from my sister-in-law for Christmas, and I had a blast playing with that on this layout. After I had cut my title with the Cricut, I put glue in strategic places and sprinkled on some white tinsel glitter to look like snow. I also covered the smaller circle snowflake accent on the right page with the white tinsel glitter.
Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Recollections
Brads- Basic Grey, Making Memories, Deja Views
Pens- Sakura, Marvy, Tsukineko
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Stretch Your Imagination
Software- Sure Cuts A Lot
Font- Backhand Brush
Journal Spots- Recollections, Bo Bunny
Stickers- Cosmo Cricket, EK Success
Glitter- American Crafts