Well I'm finally nearing the end of my 2008 scrapbook! Im just a tad bit behind on my scrapping :P SO the last few pages are Christmas and New Years- this page is about decorating our first Christmas tree. This was before I was into scrapbooking so the picture quality is HORRIBLE (now a days I know my pictures will be scrapped so I at least TRY to take better ones :) ). Anyways it was fun and I love doing projects off season- I was getting sick of "Spring" stuff ;). OH speaking of pictures- check out the one I snapped of my dog Baxter today- I can't stop laughing at it!
Ha ha ha! Goofy little guy :) Enough fooling around- on to scrapbooking! This layout design is by Becky Fleck in PageMaps. I had my photo's printed out 2x2 for the little guys and 8x10 for the big picture which I then cut down to 6.5x9, then I matted all the pictures.
I inked the edges of each piece of background paper with Ginger colored Adirondack ink using a cosmetic sponge. Once these were adhered I cut out the swirly Christmas tree design from the Christmas cartridge in green and added this to the layout. Then the matted photo's were placed over it.
Then I added a red strip of paper for the photo's on the righthand side of the layout. I added my 2x2 photo's and a journaling box.
This was pretty basic- the cut is fromt Winter Woodland and I made sure to ink all the separate pieces. I cut the shadow out twice so I could add pop dots in between the layers to add some dimension to the final title.
These were all cuts from the Christmas cartridge as well. I glued all the layers together, inked the final ornaments, and added them to the layout using brads to give the impression that they were hanging.
These were also cut with the Christmas cartridge. I inked these (getting to see an obsession here? hehe) as well and added them to the top of the layout. One of the things I remember about the night we decorated our first Christmas tree was that it started snowing outside- the first snowfall of the season- so I knew I wanted to incorporate snowflakes in the layout :)
I added the snowflakes to the layout and then added a couple red brads and a yellow button (to resemble ornaments and a star) to the swirly Christmas tree cut on the lefthand side, just for some added detail.
Finished Product: (click to enlarge)