Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas layouts galore!

I am just so inspired by Christmas this year and so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

I have been playing with my December Work in Progress kit and here are five more layouts that I made... I'm really happy with how they turned out.

This first layout was difficult to photograph because of the glare. The page protector has multiple slots so I used that to include lots of photos from our 2003 festivities. This was an idea I got from Ali Edwards' column in Creating Keepsakes magazine. It's an easy way to include many photos on one page.





This is a 2003 photo of my Mom opening presents (how she LOVED to open presents!) with the sparkle in her eyes. I used the WIP kit and added a green matting paper from my mat stack to frame the photo. I also painted all around the layout using one of my awesome little green Dabbers!



Here I punched out circles with my friend Jeanie's circle punches by Uchida and made them into ornaments. I also cut out little Christmas trees and added glittered stars on top.



Just a bunch of layered patterned papers from my kit...



I hand-cut a big star and then cut out a second star just a little bit smaller. Then I added a few embellies and glittered stars to complete the look...



And here's a cute little hand-painted ornament dated 2007 that I picked up at Pier 1 Imports today... Next year, I've decided that I want a BIG tree! Yippee!



I hope you like all my creations. Peace and happy scrappin!

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just love all your layouts, I really need to get back into the swing of things and start scrapping again its been ages, I have 2 cocoa kits in the packet still! Don't you hate moving!! Plenty of inspiration here. Happy holidays to you Vanessa!

Ady said...

I love your layouts so much... My favorite is the star and the ornament layouts. I can't wait to see you on Christmas...

diane said...

I love your Christmas pages, so cute!

Merry Christmas!

Jeanie said...

The layouts are really great! It must be that awesome punch from that awesome friend.....hehe

Beautiful work Scrappy!

Mika said...

The first one is great, what a cool kit Vanessa. Enjoy your x-mas day's and if you like check ou my blog for some x-mas party pics. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

Rita Weiss said...

oooo....what gorgeous layouts and love that ornament Vanessa. Have a wonderful holiday!

Trish said...

Love those layouts Vanessa! Aren't you a busy gal these days! I have been playing with my scraps and need to get some time here to play soon. LOVE the lo with you and your Christmas card! You two are adorable...

Merry Christmas to you if I don't talk to you beforehand! Enjoy yourself!

Hugs--T

~Nancy~ said...

ooowww.. girlie!! Your creations are stunning as always!! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! You're such a great inspiration to all of us!!!!!

Hope you're doing ok! (so sorry it took me such a long time to stop by at your blog.. live has been kinda hectic lately.. but I'm not forgetting about ya.. that's for sure!!)

Merry Xmas to you and your family!!

XOXO

Anilu Magloire said...

Oh, I love those LOs!! Where did you get the multi page protectors? Share!!

lawrenbc said...

Love your layouts V, especially the Ali Ed one with the multiple sleeves...so cool! I am hoping to get scrappin' again tonight...