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