finally. a new layout to share. it's been a while since i scrapped anything, layout wise. this one went up on the bella blvd blog today.
i knew i had a layout to get done for this week, and wasn't really sure what i wanted to do it on. since i'm the one that writes the bella blog, and sees all the assignments coming in, i've loved seeing all the great christmas layouts from the design team. i'm sure i've mentioned this before, but i'm just not a huge christmas scrapper. no idea why not, since i have lots of photos from every christmas. maybe it's the daunting task of narrowing down all those photos and working them onto a layout.
but i decided to go for it, and i knew i would start with a good photo collage. i've gotten away from my photo collages that i love and used to use ALL the time. i miss them. so this layout started with a collage of 16 photos from our 2010 christmas get together with my side of the family. i printed this out at 7.5 x 7.5 inches, and rounded the corners.
i started with pieces from the christmas wishes collection. i knew i wanted to use the red chipboard "christmas" alphas, which would add a nice amount of red to the layout. next, i went looking for greens and browns. i ended up pulling the brown woodgrain paper from the tail waggers and cat naps collection, because i loved the way the collage looked against it. once i had my main colors of red, green, and brown, i added in some touches of aqua and yellow, using the stickers and chipboard border piece.
it was a very last minute decision to add this little chipboard reindeer. i had this empty space, and figured i would add the date or a few more stickers. but the reindeer was so cute in the package, and he fit nicely there, so i added him.
this journaling could go with just about any christmas get together with my family. and i love that. we have our traditions, and our way of doing things, and i love doing those things every year.
and a quick photo of us from this christmas. it was a busy holiday weekend, with three family get togethers in three days. we were all so tired yesterday, and spend the majority of the day trying to recover from all the hustle and bustle of the festivities.