Friday, November 27, 2015

Make it Sparkle!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is over and it's now time to prepare for Christmas!  Wow, the year has gone by so quickly and I know the holidays will be over before we know it and it will be time to scrap our Christmas pictures!  

Over at Cut It Up, we want Christmas to sparkle; so the theme is Christmas Sparkle with Sequins!  Of course we have a wonderful sponsor this month offering a prize, so you'll want to head over to Cut It Up and see what As Cute As a Button has to offer to our winner!

So, about this layout.  Some of you may be saying, "Hey, didn't she scrap that picture before?"  Hmmm,,,well,,, yes, I did!  But I gave it to my daughter and I love the picture so much I wanted one for my own book!

I started with the picture and the beautiful paper!  I absolutely adore this paper from CTMH; the trees are so perfectly adorable.  There's just something about that homespun look.  I liked them so much I wanted a big tree by the picture.  Hmmmmm, how could I make that happen?  I ended up scanning the stamp that coordinates with the paper.  I traced the pieces and imported the seven tracings into Cricut Design Space.  Now I had my tree!  

My title was welded from Christmas and Joy which are both from the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.

Material List:
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  White Pines, Cranberry, Poppy
CTMH Inks:  Poppy, Chocolate, Cranberry
CTMH Artbooking Cartridge for the Title
Laces from stash

My girls are off to the following challenges:

Outlawz Color Challenge ~ Kraft + 2 More Colors:  Cranberry and Fern 
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room ~ 'O' Christmas Tree'
613 Avenue Create ~ Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash ~ No Stamping!  The strip with words is from the Zip Strip of Whites Pines CS.

As always, I'm happy you came by for a visit!  May your holidays sparkle!


  1. Such a wonderful layout!! Sweet photo!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. first of all - what a great photo - makes me smile! And the layout is delightful! Love the tree you made - so homespun looking and the title is perfect! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / or CYOC twist]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  3. So lovely layout and a great photo!! The photo and the layout is so good togeter!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
    Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door