I've got a new layout up at Kerri Bradford Studio today. In my quest to get 6 years of Christmases scrapped, documented, and in the albums, I finally reached the last of the 9 layouts I set out to make over the last year. Kerri's storyboard templates played a huge part in these layouts coming together easily and without much fuss, and I love that! Every layout I created involved photo collages, and die cut titles, and minimal embellishments. By simplifying my process, it helped me tackle a holiday that I don't necessarily enjoy scrapping.
For this layout, I used a template from Kerri's Storyboard #6 kit and sized it so that I would have a little room on both sides of the collage for some patterned paper and a little room above for my title. I had printed my collage in both color and black & white, since I wasn't sure which one I would want to use. These photos turned out very "flash-ey", and colors were a bit off to me. But in the end, I did decide to go with the color version.
I combined two designs for my title, pulling the word "joy" from the Christmas Countdown kit and the word "Christmas" from the December Twenty-Five kit. I also used one of Kerri's fabulous freebies, and cut the Border Fancy to go along both sides of the collage. I kept this layout super simple, and just added a chipboard piece and some number stickers to add the year. Easy peasy.
I'll be sharing a recap of all nine completed layouts and a little wrap up of my Tackling Christmases Past projects early next week. In the meantime, make sure you're heading over to Kerri Bradford Studio to take part in all of her 12 Days Of Christmas activities. There's been so much inspiration, so many freebies, and a few giveaways shared over the last 10 days, and there's still 2 days left!