Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorite Christmas Photos

I took two incredible photos this year.  One of my kids and Gracie and the other of the nine Weatherby grandkids.  Everyone looks great in the photos and my camera is amazing!

The first photo I am entering in the Let's Scrap Challenge #178.  The rules are to use one of their sketches, I chose Sketch 3-2-11; include one of their techniques, I added mosaic tiles (#49) to the layout; scrap a family event or tradition, the annual family photo; and to include actual sewing on the layout, one of the layers is sewn in place.

Here's the original sketch:

I used the left side sketch for mine:

I love this paper pack!  I bought it for 60% off at Michaels.  It's called Homemade  Holidays by Simple Stories.  I learned how to do the multi-loop bows on the Weekly Scrapper emails that I get from the Scrapbook Expo website (LOVE).  The green label on the left side is cut with my cricut Art Philosophy and CTMH label stamp.  I had the pine needle border strip from an old swap that I was in.  The heart and white/red polka dot paper were scraps.  Everything else is from the pad.  I used five different patterned papers on this layout!

This second layout is from the My Creative Sketches challenge blog.  The original sketch:

And mine:
I used the same paper pad and used NINE different pieces of patterned paper.  The only solid cardstock I used was the black for the photo mat.  I used punched hearts, CTMH stamps for the label & title, chevrons and polaroid cameras in the left corner.  The poinsettia flower is something I had from forever ago and the "Happy Holidays" was from a Cricut cartridge that I borrowed.  Oh, and a little music note washi tape to hold the title to the page.  The snowflakes and hollies around the edges are on the base patterned paper.  Did I tell you I love that paper pack? 

Check out these challenge sites at:
My Creative Sketches
Let's Scrap

Happy Holidays!


  1. Your pages look terrific!! Wonderful pics too!

  2. Oh, Dorlene, these are just beautiful. Love the photos, but your take on the layouts is just spectacular. What wonderful keepsakes.

  3. You did a great job on both of these layouts. I really like your take on the sketch on the second layout!!

  4. These are wonderful layouts!!!


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