|Start:||December’s challenge at Challenge YOUrself is to scrap a holiday page.|
|Style:||At my recent crop, I was working on many Christmas layouts from past years. Each year I usually manage to scrap our extended family photo taken at my sister’s on Christmas Day and maybe the photo we used on our Christmas card but not much else. So I was working (still am) on quite a backlog.|
The starting point for this layout is that large journaling card which also serves as my title. It is from a Deja Views pad that I picked up at the dollar store during a break at the crop. It ties into the smaller center photo of my kiddos with their presents and it also set the up the theme of using gifts as the embellishments.
|Stash:||Patterned paper – Pebbles Home For Christmas Oh Christmas Tree reverse|
Journal card – Deja Views
Die-cuts – American Crafts Be Merry Bits
Lace doilies – Crop and Create kit
Washi tape and gems – Queen & Co.
Label – Teresa Collins
You just never know what one scrappy item can get you started on a project, do you? What was the last just acquired item that sent you directly to the scrapbook desk?
What else is going on around here?
Saturday - we decided the carpets could use a little touch-up before we started decorating for Christmas. It had been in the back of my mind to call the professionals for weeks, but I never pulled the trigger on that. Luckily hubby was game to rent a machine from the local IGA and give it a go. It went well, and provided me the opportunity to pull lots of stuff out of normal locations and dust behind them instead of just around them. My studio was one of those places and I have yet to put it back together.
On Sunday, we were able decorate the Christmas tree. I turned on the TV and caught sight of Marcia from the Brady Bunch in a Hallmark movie. It turns out she had a very small role at the beginning, and I might have turned it off, if Luke McFarlane had not been in it. It was called Christmas Land, and yes was every bit as hokey as that sounds. Yet, undeniably, perfect for unboxing all our Hallmark ornaments.
I have been sharing other pictures on Instagram using a Creative Scrapbooker's Magazine list of photo prompts. If I keep up, it might make a nice version of a December Days album. We shall see.