A funny thing happened. After sharing that digital layout the other day, using the Project Life app, I woke up the next morning with this strong urge to scrapbook. With photos and paper. I have this big stack of brand new patterned papers, from brand new collections, that I'm dying to use. So while the daycare kids were napping, I tried my hardest to find some photos that I could scrap with the new papers. I was drawing a blank though, and decided not to force it.
Instead, I decided to re-visit a stack of "in the works" layouts that have been pushed to the side for ages. I had photos printed, and matched up with patterned papers. I had already die cut titles, and/or backgrounds, for some of the layouts. I had even printed journaling for a few of them. I had just never taken the time to create the actual layouts. I pull them out all the time, and then just drop them back in the pile. I'm happy to say that this weekend, in just a little over 24 hours, I created 6 new layouts!
This layout was one that I had started back in November I believe. I don't do too many Christmas layouts like this, as I usually do a two page spread, using all of our photos from the holiday together. But I really love these photos of the girls, so I thought they deserved their own page.
I have a container that I keep all of my Christmas products in (not all I should say, but most), so that's where I usually go to first when I start any of my Christmas layouts. I have plenty of older products in there, and that's exactly where these patterned papers came from. It's a mix of older Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico, with the newer green dotted Echo Park paper added in.
I die cut my title from patterned papers, using a few cut files from Kerri Bradford, and finished off the title with some Simple Stories alpha stickers. And as usual, I lost track of the dot to my "i", so I just added an enamel dot in it's place.
After matting my photos on the green dotted patterned paper and the black star patterned paper, I wanted to mat it on the red star patterned paper, as it was the perfect match to the red patterned paper that I die cut my title from. But I only had a piece that was 4x12" to work with. So I trimmed it up into eight smaller pieces, and just arranged them to create the look of a mat. Problem solved.
I love a good white background. But I also love if it has a little interest to it. Which is why I love to add white die cut backgrounds to my white cardstock pages. And anyone that knows me, knows that I love the circle backgrounds. I know I use the same ones over and over, but they're my favorites, and they're what I love!
I don't do too many layouts without journaling, but this layout didn't really need any. Just a fun layout to show off two favorite Christmas photos of my girls!