Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Holiday Layout

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite layouts. I made this for Technique Tuesday using the  Peace & Joy stamps by Ali Edwards, and its matching die. I really love this set of stamps. It's like the Favorite Stories one that sold out and just got re-released. Love those too! (I made this layout using the Favorite Stories stamps.)

This is a clean and simple layout and it features one of my most favorite photo shoots with my kids.

My youngest was about 3 months old, and I was obsessed with having a Christmas card photo featuring the three of them in Santa hats. So I bought three hats, popped the kids against a dark background, and called my husband for help. You can see his hand on the lower left. Then I started shooting. I must have taken over 100 photos. Only one was "perfect" for a card. But my favorites were really the outtakes. So many adorable moments. When I was looking for holiday photos to scrap, I saw this one and it brought back so many memories! This was 8 years ago! It's been such a long time, and yet, it feels like it was just last month. Oh, how I wish I could bottle up these moments.

The awesome hearts patterned paper is from a company called Ruby Rock-It. I've been hoarding this sheet for years. I even looked online for more, but alas, I didn't find any. The gold paper is from DCWV. The red outlined sticker is from October Afternoon. And the Totally Love stamp is from Technique Tuesday's Just Awesome Tabs by Ali Edwards. Black ink is Versafine (my fave!), and the thread is DMC.

I'm not a huge fan of glitter. But glitter is so good with holiday pages and cards. And lately, I've been painting my nails glittery because I found out that it doesn't require a very steady hand. Glitter is super forgiving. You really can't see any dings or chips.

So it just happened that while I was working on this page, I noticed that my nails matched my layout! This is a first for me! Yup, I'm taking my scrapbooking to the next level. (I grammed it, of course!)


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