Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Christmas Joy

Hello! I hope your week is going well! I have a layout to share today. I started with this sketch from Creative Scrappers:

I used the sketch for the left hand page of my two page layout and made it work with the size and shape of my photos. I then realized that the photos that were left over could be shaped into a Christmas tree shape and it echoed the step pattern of the papers on the left hand page!  I started the page with a mask and spray ink and placed it in a few page around my layout. I then matted all of my photos on various patterned papers from Shimelle's Christmas Joy collection. I loved the circle paper and decided to fussy cut a bunch of the circles to spread around my page. Some are attached with regular adhesive and some are attached with foam adhesive for some depth.

I was also inspired by the March 1 challenge at Colorful Creations, which was to use the color scheme below and ink.

I was almost done with my layout when I decided the brown wood circle needed a little something. I pulled out a snowflake stamp and stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it in silver.

Cardstock- American Crafts
Patterned Paper- American Crafts, October Afternoon
Brads- Basic Grey, October Afternoon
Mask- Studio Calico
Ink- Tsukeniko, Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, Clearsnap
Embossing Powder- JoAnn Crafts
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Stamps- Lil Davis Designs, Hero Arts, KI Memories
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Badge- October Afternoon
Die Cutter- Prove Craft
Software- Craft Edge
Font- 2Peas Platform Shoes
Pens- Gel Writer, Sakura


  1. Great take on the challenge. Love the photos. Thanks for joining in with us this month over at Colorful Creations.

  2. Beautiful Christmas layout! Love the background and layers. Thank you for joining us at Colorful Creations!

  3. What a great way to turn the sketch into a 2-page layout! So glad you played with us this month at Creative Scrappers!

  4. Great idea for a two page layout! Beautiful background! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Scrappers!

  5. Fantastic layout! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at colorful creations!

  6. What fabulous pages and great photos too! Thanks for joining us at Colorful Creations:)

  7. Totally love this, such a fabulous double layout! Thank you for joining us at Colorful Creations.