This week I felt like I was finally ready to tackle one of the holiday layouts for my Christmas Cards From Friends and Family album from Christmas 2011. It's one of my most favorite albums ever. I love looking through it and seeing the changes in our friends and family over the years. Pure happiness.
In this week's video I give you a look at my album plus talk a little about my process for scrapping these yearly photo cards and handmade cards. For a complete look at the pages in my album please see the bottom of this post for links to every layout included in my Friends and Family album. :)
This week's layout was one of those that changed a lot from my original plan once I got into the layout. I switched out a lot of the product I thought I would use in lieu of other things, etc. It happens. Don't be afraid to deviate from your original path. I am so happy with my finished layout and that is all that matters!
A huge showy title isn't necessary for this kind of yearly layout. It's okay to do one (and sometimes I do) but I decided to draw attention to my "2011" title with some circles, a couple of phrase stickers, banner stickers and a big showstopper poinsettia flower. Just lovely.
I added a couple more of these pretty poinsettias in the lower right corner of the 2-page spread to help draw your eye across the design and the page. Love the combination of a stamped a layered flower next to the die cut one.
Random border stickers, brads, buttons and these punched stars layered on the same patterned paper and sewn on with mini clear buttons add a subtle but effective page element.
SUPPLIES (please click on photos for links to products used):
- Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Sticker
- Crate Paper border stickers
- Small Star Punch
- Coluzzle Circle Cutting System
- American Crafts White Glitter Macaw Stickers
- Crate Paper Candy Cane Paper (Peppermint Collection)
Christmas Cards from Friends & Family Links:
- Title Page
- 1998 Layout
- 1999 Layout
- 2000 Layout
- 2001 Layout
- 2002 Layout
- 2003 Layout
- more 2003 Layout
- 2004 Layout
- 2005 Layout
- more 2005 Layout
- 2006 Layout
- more 2006 Layout
- 2007 Layouts
- 2008 Layout
- another 2008 Layout
- 2008 Pocket Page
- 2009 Layout
- another 2009 Layout
- 2010 Layout
- another 2010 Layout
- December 2010 Pocket Page
There is still time to register for Latrice Murphy's 10 Challenge Scrapbook Throwdown Online Class!
See the details HERE. I am a guest designer for one of the days and I will be sharing an all new, never-before seen stamped scrapbook layout and accompanying how-to video.
Here's a sneak peek at my layout:
This is one of my current favorite layouts. It has everything I love:
- lots of color
- a Kerri Bradford photo collage
- and it used up scraps of paper, leftover kit supplies & more!
I am over the moon thrilled to announce that I will be back for
True Scrap 3 in April!!!
Please click on the add and sign up to receive email notifications so you can be the first to know when registration opens!
My True Scrap 3 class will showcase double the amount of stamped layouts from the last True Scrap class, an instructional video (guaranteed to be a minimum of 45 min long) and a pdf handout with photos of the projects and supply lists for easy shopping! And as always with TS, you will get the fabulous TS experience of online chats, workshops, make-n-takes and more from 15 fabulous instructors!!!
Just like last time I will be offering a brand new BONUS CLASS for anyone who signs up for True Scrap 3 through the links on my blog. It's an all new class that will feature lots of layouts, cards and more! Kerri Bradford is designing an all new exclusive kit for the bonus class as well!
All the information on this will be available here on my blog on February 15th!
Alumni registration opens February 15th and general registration will open March 1st!
I can't wait to see you all at True Scrap!!!