Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ho Ho Ho!

I love Doodlebug patterned papers and especially when the 'B' sides are just as awesome as the 'A' sides.  Are you loving the newest Christmas Town patterned papers? I had so much fun 'B'-eing creative with these darling 'B' sides!

The kraft paper and elements are fabulous and really adds a lot of warmth to your projects! To make the title stand out from a busy pattern paper block I like to use a contrasting title mat.  Here I opted for  black cardstock,  it's great way to ground elements to your page.  I can never get enough chit chats- love these little sentiments!

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you can fit a little Christmas crafting into your day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

December memories

It's early November and as I'm writing this blogpost we are having our first snowfall!  It's so magical when the rooftops and trees are lightly dusted with white fluffies!

Do you have lots of holiday memories to document in anticipation to Christmas? My layout records receiving Santa's letter, a fun snow day, a family gathering and Christmas Eve all in one 12x12 layout!  Using one of the Daily Doodles calendar pages as the page base makes it easy to tell the story line of many events occurring in the month.

Have you seen some of the adorable washi tape rolls with this collection? I used a few patterns throughout my page and are a great way to draw attention to embellishment clusters and journaling strips.

I added some Christmas twine borders around the photos for some extra texture.  On this page I used pattern papers mainly from the 6x6 pad to keep everything small in scale.  The cut-apart square cards paper is perfectly scaled smaller to fit in one of the daily grids on the calendar page.

It's a busy fun-filled page for a busy month! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gingerbread houses!

Happy November! Hope everyone had a fun Halloween night and that you had a chance to sneak a few treats for yourself too!  Is it too early to ask 'Are you excited for the Christmas and holiday season?'  The Christmas Town collection is certain to have you 'fa la la' in love with all the cute Winter and Christmas themed icons!

For my page, I went with a repeating circle shapes to surround the photos for my page. I used a 1.75 inch circle punch to cut out various cute images from the 12x12 Countdown paper.  The asymmetrical placement of the circles gives contrast to the square gird placement of the photos.

For a little extra lift I curled the edges of the circles up to add a little dimension and interest.

I kept the negative space simple and just added a little texture with some dry embossing of a piece of card stock that matches the page base and added a few sequins for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, hope you are inspired to do some holiday crafting!