Friday, July 29, 2011

Daniel &the Christmas tree

Happy Friday everyone! I'm so glad to be heading into the weekend!! I have a CHRISTMAS layout for you today! Yes, Christmas... lol. It's Christmas in July over at How Much Is Too Much?, and I just have sooo many Christmas pictures to scrap, so I am entering for the first time!! Here is my layout:

These are pictures of my oldest son getting caught messing with Grandma and Grandpa's Christmas tree!! This was his 2nd Christmas, 2003, and I miss him being so little and sweet! Not that he isn't now, but you know... are the requirements for playing at HMITM Christmas in July:

2 + photos [at least 2]
1 x Christmas tree image, any size
5 x patterned papers, i.e., Christmas patterns,
5 x metal embellishments, and any other embellishment in increments of 5

I have used 2 photos, I have one very small cardstock sticker of a Christmas tree in the upper right portion of the layout(above the top picture), I have actually used 10 patterned papers. There are 9 squares, and the red with tiny polka dot around the metallic cardstock background. I have also used 5 metal embellishments: 2 metal buttons, 2 metal eyelets, and 1 metal arrow brad. My other embellishments are in increments of 5. Here is my list:
  •  used twine 5 times throughout the layout and 5 times tying on the buttons
  • used 5 red buttons
  • used 5 strands of ribbon behind one of the pictures
  • used 5 pearls
  • used 5 gold glitter stars
  • i used 3 borders and 2 felt squares which = 5
I used one of the current sketches at Creative Scrappers, sketch 163:

Here are some closeups:

I am also going to enter this into Sketches In Thyme for Open Sketch.

For this layout, I used:
  • DCWV SafariKids metallic cardstock
  • scrap cardstock
  • MME Simply Delightful paper
  • MME Lost & Found paper
  • The Paper Studio paper
  • green and red felt
  • Doodlebug Design Inc. cardstock stickers - "Christmas" tag, xmas tree
  • Stick-A-Bilities by TPS alpha stickers "tree"
  • Bubble-A-Bilities by TPS - "&"
  • EchoPark, For The Record- "THE"
  • Making Memories - Puffy Alphas "Daniel"
  • GEMSTONES by TPS - pearls
  • SpareParts by TPS - arrow brad, eyelets
  • baker's twine
  • LaPetites by TPS - 3D stickers (gold glitter stars)
  • K&Co, Wild Saffron, DieCut cardstock - journal tag
  • CratePaper borders, Portrait Collection
phew, made it Hope everyone has a fabulous day, night, morning, evening!! :)

Much Love,


  1. Wow, you certainly did make use of your Christmas goodies and did such a great job on the sketch. Super photos and I really like how you have used elements on each square. Awesome Job Jenny so glad you are playing along.

  2. Love this Jenny, patchwork is a great fave of mine to, great pics and love the glossy title Tx

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE This... You did a fabulous JOB!! So many little details and I love that. Yeah!

  4. Beautiful LO! Thanks for joining with us at Sketches in Thyme!!

  5. so glad that you found us at HMITM! it definitely is a great thing to dig into our stash, you did a great job with the christmas in july layout. great job combining other challenges too, love that!

  6. wow- what a great page, so many fabulous elements in here!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch!! I love what you did!!

    Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme and I hope you come play again!!

    Erin R.

  8. Wonderful layout! So many fun details and I love the look of the title. Thanks for playing along with us at HMITM!!


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