Monday, December 14, 2009

Do you like my hat & some Christmas layouts

What do you think of my hat? I blogged about buying it at a neighbor's garage sale a while back. This pink paper (from The Sampler kit) immediately made me think of the hat because the netting and feathers are pink - but the color photo just didn't work so I changed it to black and white. I love hats, especially cloches and berets. When I lived in Colorado, I wore hats quite a bit and loved them - here I wear wide-brimmed hats to cover my face from the sun. Everything in this layout (except for the vintage card, baby blue polka dot circle (lilybee) the words (my style - old K&co), and of course, my photo. LOL) came from The Sampler kit from Scrapbookingsuppliesrus.
Now that I have finished all of my presents (except a painting for Brian) and my class, I feel like I have so much free time just to create anything I want - so I decided to do a few challenges. Julie, Sarah, Hanneke, and Jeanet have been doing the Sketchy Thursday challenges - and Julie is the December GD - so I thought I would scrap some Xmas photos using the sketches. The above layout is for the January GD contest - 3 kinds of patterned papers - I used Scrapinstyle (more 10 cent paper), some Cosmo Cricket early bird that I received from a Scrapgal contest, and some of the reindeer wrapping paper that came off of the gift that Hanneke sent me (an adorable leather reindeer bookmark who is now hanging out with the rest of the herd - thank you Hanneke!); 3 sets of 3 embellishments - I used buttons, star paper clips, and some stacked felt flowers (thanks to the RAK I received from Let's Get Shabby)

This layout is for the current Sketchy Thursday sketch challenge - I used some old old red holiday paper from Paper Adventures and some more Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. The chipboard is Basic Grey from last year, the stickers are old 7gypsies, and the alphas are pinkpaislee from The Sampler kit (did I use these alphas or what?????)

I was inspired to do this layout by one of Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas tags - the one where he used the metal paper and then painted it with alcohol inks. I tried that and decided mine was hideous - of course, I used aluminum foil from the kitchen but ..... I like the way the foil molded around the chipboard letters so I ripped off the painted foil and put on more foil but no paint - then I decided it would be perfect for a layout so I dug through some really old family photos that I have, scanned them (a little pale) and voila! I used some old autumn leaves paper, 7gypsies stickers, some more of the cool embellies that Christina Padilla of the Paper Cut sent me, some old thickers silver holiday stuff that I bought last year at Big Lots, and a few other little odds and ends. The red plastic bow also came from Let's Get Shabby.
So I just now finished my 6th layout from The Sampler kit and I have just begun to play with a Favorite things future challenge - BTW, today is the final day that you can send us the layout for the fav holiday - check back tomorrow for the new challenge!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a great day - I am going to eat a little lunch, make some shortbread cookies from Dan's grandmother's recipe, exercise (belly dance), and finish the Sherlock Holmes story that I am reading (I decided to read some Sherlock Holmes to get myself in the mood for the movie that opens Christmas Day - we always go to a movie that afternoon and I want to see SH).
Thanks for reading and ttfn




9 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

GIRL!!!!! These are just fantastic!!! The foil title is just to die for!!!! What a great look. All these layouts are just fantastic!
I just kept scrolling up and and down up and down to catch all the different details!!! Just stunning!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Wow you have done some fab work here... they are just beautiful
Caroline x

Darien said...

Gorgeous Lo's!! WOW! I love them all!!!!! Love your hat too!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I love love love love that HAT and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all these AMAZING LO's...BUT DANGIT Chris...if U, Jeanet and Hanneke and Sarah are ALL gonna be up for GDT for January...lol...HOW AM I GONNA CHOSE which ONE TO VOTE FOR??!!??!!?? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!! I guess I am gonna have to use four different computers and VOTE for all of U!!! LOL!!! PS....GOT my PACKAGE today!! THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! I posted it on my blog!!! U ARE THE BESTEST! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Love all of these, but of course I have to say I love the Sketchy Thursdays pages!! Thanks so much for playing along with us.
-Diana, Sketchy Thursdays

McMGrad89 said...

Yes, I like your hat. Every time I hear "Do You Like My Hat?" I think of the Dr. Seuss book "Go Dogs, Go!" Every few pages two dogs would meet and the girl would say "Do you like my hat?" and the boy would say, "No, I do not like your hat." They would depart with mutual Goodbyes. At the end of the book he likes her hat. It makes me laugh whenever I think about it.

deana said...

WOW, Chris! You have been a busy scrapper! I'm lovin' all the LO's, but I ♥ your hat the BEST! :-)

Big hugs...

Hanneke said...

WOW you look very sophisticated with that hat, gorgeous!! I love hats but nobody here EVER wears them, so I never do :( Love the Sketchy Thursdays LO's, and you used the paper, yeah!!! And the last one with the foil, it's gorgeous lovee the colors and the pics!!!

Perfectly Precocious said...

I love browsing your blog! Your layouts are always so creative, with something a little unexpected and totally gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Tessa, Sketchy Thursdays DT