Well, I finally got my Christmas trees decorated.  Yes, I have 2, one for the Family Room and one for the Living Room.  There is glitter EVERYWHERE.  The dogs and kitties are covered with it and no matter how hard I try to vacuum it all up it still is flying through the air.  Hey there dear scrappy friends! I have a new layout with a very old photo featuring my brother and I taken in 1961 with Santa in Bremerton, Washington.  I was 7 and he was 5.  My layout last week was very similar but from a different year.  I really wanted to scrap both of them.  I know that he will try to talk me out of one of them.  Hope you enjoy my details.

I used the Blue Fern Studios “Christmas Cheer” paper collection for this layout.  I like the stockings.  I began to formulate the layout starting at the bottom left side of the page.  There is a present image all ready wrapped under the  Flourish Tree 2which I wanted to focus on for the layout.  I have always wanted to use this Christmas tree chipboard, and I finally got to.  I used a glitter heat embossing power to make it really sparkle and added some matte powder so that it wouldn’t be too shiny.  The red ornaments are acrylic paint from a small tube that worked wonderfully in giving me little dots for color.

I spent a lot of time using foam tape that I cut in very, very small strips that I glued to some of the flourishes of the tree so that it would pop up from the paper.  I love the effect!  Here’s a photo of the image and another photo of the star which I embossed in gold glitter.


Here’s the star!

Since stockings are hung by the chimney with care I wanted to emulate a fireplace frame for my photo, of course, Creative Embellishment always has just the right embellishment.  It’s the Garland with a Bow I used an acrylic paint for the garland.  The bow I heat embossed with a wonderful shiny powder from Nuvo.

What good is a Christmas layout without a Merry Christmas Title which I heat embossed in an antique gold, perfect for the layout.  I used lots of ephemera and phrases to match the holiday, festive spirit.

Hope you enjoyed!!!  Merry Christmas from the Far North and the Great State of Alaska!!!

Kathy Mosher