Monday, June 28, 2010

Christmas 2009

I was inspired to get a Christmas page done when I saw the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I think part of it was also my friend Belinda's little wreath on a window sample too. But anyway, here's the sketch:


And here's my take:



I went back to the first Waltzingmouse Stamps set that I purchased: Sewing Box Christmas with the little holly leaves. My craft desk was littered with the little leaves last night as I turned it into an assembly line of stamping, clear embossing, and cutting. It took until today to really set up the wreath on the paper how I wanted it (which including needing about three more leaves). I decided to add some dimension by popping up a leaf here and there. Buttons in pearl red completed the deal. And what's a wreath without some sort of bow, or in my case a star tag from the Seasons of Love - Tags set!

Thanks for stopping by!

DETAILS:
Paper - Solid (Martha Stewart, Making Memories - Fa La La), Patterned (Making Memories - Fa La La)
Stamps - Holly Leaf (Waltzingmouse Stamps, Sewing Box Christmas), Star Tag (Waltzingmouse Stamps, Seasons of Love - Tags), Ink (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pine Needes, Color Box - Black and Maroon, Ranger Watermark Resist), Embossing Powder (A La Mode)

8 comments:

Belinda said...

OMG, I LOVE THIS! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Ok, I'm gonna stop shouting but I love how you created a wreath with the little holly leaves and I love the photos in the middle of the wreath and the idea of using the star tag for journaling? Fab! Hope you'll do more scrappy pages with the WMS stamps!

Mary Duffek said...

So very cool! Love how you used the layout. The holly leaves are soo cool and love, love the addition of the buttons! Great job.

jmarmon said...

It was fun to see the family on your blog site. I like the wreath and star you created with the stamps. The colors are perfect for the picture of all the kids.

Julia Aston said...

What a great page! I LOVE the holly leaf wreath you made! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

rlo said...

oh absolutely adorable. the wreath is absolutely creative!

Antje said...

very creative idea!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is great, Laurie! I adore your wreath and can totally imagine the assembly line! Great job with the challenge!!

Charmaine Stack said...

This is a lovely layout and a great use of the WMS leaves and this week's sketch.