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Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 was a paw-some year!

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season spending it with your loved ones.  2018 year is a wrap, I thought it would be fitting to share with you my Year-in-review page from my puppy's perspective.

I created a four-season page design with horizontal bands representing each season.  The horizontal bands are cut from the pretty petite prints dot/stripe papers as the backdrop.  A small scalloped border was added for extra detail and separation between the seasons.


This is a great time to dig into your stash and use up all those cute ephemera bits and pieces that you have been saving!  For my page, cute little elements from the Spring Things, Sweet Summer, Pumpkin Party and Christmas Town were used. 



I love that fun shape sprinkles are included with each Doodlebug collection and I'm so addicted to them.  Whee! on this layout I used them across all the seasonal bands!



On this single page, I was able to fit 10 photos, if you are a double-pager scrapbooker, this horizontal design would totally work on a 24x12 footprint. Placing the embellishment clusters and journaling in a staggered pattern encourages your eye to move across and down the page, a wonderful way to stroll down memory lane! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy December Birthday!

Raise your hand if you have a December birthday? As a Christmas Eve baby myself I am shouting out (with both jazz hands) 'Happy Birthday' to all those turning one year wiser this month!

I am in the midst of holiday paper crafting and it's no wonder my desk is piled high with Christmas themed supplies.  That being said I had the intention to make a festive December birthday layout without it being too Christmas-y.


I scrolled through the super cute Doodlebug Christmas Town digital cut files collection and this standing bear stood out (literally!).  What is better than a cute bear? how about a supersized 8-inch bear on your page!  This standing bear is perfect to hold a banner or sentiment to emphasize the celebration theme.  Imagine doing this for any happy occasion eg. Valentines day (with a heart string banner), baby birth announcement, retirement etc.



The circle die-cut background is from the Smitten Kitten collection and the patterned papers under the die-cut circles are from the Christmas Town 6x6 paper pad.  The smaller scaled patterns are a great way to add pops of colour to the background.  I added sequins and the #5 on to the circles to record this special boy's 5th birthday!



Thanks for dropping by the blog, hope you have a bear-y special day!