Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Christmas in August

I make no secret of my love for Christmas. I love everything about it, I probably create at least 10 Christmas layouts a year. I should probably organize them all into one album that holds all of my layouts through the years. (Maybe that will be this weekend's project!)
Despite all of the adorable Christmas themed papers, stickers, and embellishments out there, sometimes I just can't find what I am looking for. That little element that will make my page complete. And when that happens-I have to get resourceful. More often than not,  I just make them myself! :)
I created this little tree embellishment using a bunch of tiny epoxy Christmas trees and red buttons from my stash-I think it turned out pretty cute.

Supplies:  Cloud 9 Design patterned paper and stickers, Recollections epoxy Christmas tree stickers, buttons

I created this fun layout in about 30 minutes at my friend Christie's house this week. Christie is fairly new to scrapbooking so I wanted to show her my process for designing layouts. I used the Making Memories Mistletoe line for this layout about Jackson's Christmas party at school.
It still needs a little journaling but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
 I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock as my base and the MM dotted letters really popped against it.
The clear star stickers had a little bit of shimmer that added a nice finished touch.
Supplies: Making Memories Mistletoe paper, stickers and die-cuts, Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock 

I still have a ton of the Mistletoe line left-the only thing I didn't like about it was that the alphabet die cuts weren't self-adhesive as I had expected them to be. I just used my trusty Martha Stewart glue pen to get them adhered but the project was a little messier than I had planned. (Am I the only one that ends up a sticky mess each time I use a glue pen?)

Check back later this week when I'll share a finished layout using the Bazzill In Stitchz tool and a layout with some of the prettiest Basic Grey paper I've ever worked with!