Layout: O Christmas Tree

I know its been a while since I’ve posted anything scrappy related, but with the holidays, its kind of hard to get anything creative done. However, my hubby and I actually got our Christmas shopping done yesterday and I finished the wrapping today. Last week I baked Christmas cookies and mailed off the cards/packages. So now, until Christmas Eve, I get to PLAY! 🙂

With that said, I did this layout featuring our “little” tree for the year. The photos are the “stages” of our tree – bare, lights, garland, and ornaments.

O Christmas Tree

The design is based on Nuts About Sketches Week 295 Sketch:

295 - 1 Due Dec 8

I am submitting this layout to a couple of challenges. One is for the Sketch-n-Scrap Online Crop they had last weekend. Its for the First Challenge – BINGO. I chose the second row across – season, buttons or flair, multiple photos, three patterns and wood.

The other challenges are over at ACOT. The Music Challenge was to use a Christmas song as your title, and use part of a lyric on your page. I chose the song “O Christmas Tree” and the lyric is at the bottom – “There’s only splendor for the sight.”.

I also submitted this layout to ACOT’s Christmas Challenge. This challenge is very similar to the Music Challenge, as you need to use a Christmas song as your title, but you also need mixed alphas (which I used chipboard alphas for my title; mini alphas for the lyric) and bling (I used rhinestones in my ‘sprinkle’ in the corner paired with wood veneer flowers).

I used Bo Bunny “Mistletoe” papers and my embellishments are as follows:

  • wood veneer flowers – Studio Calico
  • rhinestones, buttons – The Paper Studio
  • chipboard alphas – Basic Grey
  • solid cardstock – Bazzill
  • mini alphas – My Little Shoebox

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Cards: Cheer & Home is where the Heart is

Sketch-N-Scrap has two awesome card sketches this month. I used one to create a Christmas card (never too early to start on those!) and a house-warming card for a friend who just moved into a new home.

First card is the Christmas card. I used mostly scraps that I had from a previous project, paired with washi tape from MME and stamping. I stamped the stars, Christmas trees, and the “Cheer” sentiment. Its also for the Christmas Challenge at ACOT (using trees).


Its based on Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #9


The second card I made uses Webster’s Pages “Park Drive” collection. The colors work so well with each other. And the sticker with the phrase “Home is where the Heart is” is perfect for a house-warming card. And my friend LOVED it!

Home is Where the Heart Is

This card is based on Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #10


TFL! 🙂