Welcome to the HOLIDAYS IN REVIEW CSDivas Blog Hop!!!
Welcome to our Creative Scrapbooking Divas Holidays in Review Blog Hop
You probably came from CSDivas a.k.a. Creative Scrapbooking Divas site where I was first on the list. You can see the full list there, but for now, on to my challenge!
My layout is about Christmas Trees and Decorating. I am proud of our Christmas tree because we have had it for 15 years. We love having a white tree. Our kids started decorating about the time they turned 3. They are now nearly 10 and 13. This last year, one of the twins decided to take pictures of her sister decorating the tree. I really loved the shots she took, even if some of them were a bit blurry. I saw the opportunity to use them in a layout.
Here is my layout:
Some of my favorite techniques featured in this layout are:
On the left page I used lightbulb buttons for a string of lights and white Flower Soft to simulate my white tree. I also used my Cricut for my title. I used the Winter Frolic cartridge and cut it in grey as a shadow, inking the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then coordinating pattern paper for the main title and then added Stickles.
For the right page I used lace behind the tree die cut. I used the Winter Frolic cartridge to cut the tree in white and inked edges with Distress Ink and then cut again with coordinating paper and inked edges with Distress Ink. I also painted the star and tree trunk with Smooch; used Flower Soft for the snowy effect; buttons with Stickles for ornaments and present buttons. I overlapped the tree die cuts just slightly and then used the inked edge of white paper to do my journaling.
The printed paper I used was from the Holiday Collection from Echo Park.
I offer this layout as an inspiration, rather than a challenge actually. I hope you will do at least one of several choices:
- Use multiple photos
- make a one or two page layout about decorating – either for Christmas, birthday or any such special celebration
- scraplift one or both pages of my layout – remember, it is somewhere to start- you can turn it side-ways, upside down, etc.
- use an embellishment that is at least 10 inches tall – this can be a single item or a cluster of items. Ribbon does not count. Should be a die cut or flowers, buttons, brads, etc.
I will have a RAK for a random entry. You just need to : of course register as a member of the Diva Site, become a follower of my blog and submit your entry to Ann's HIR Challenge Entries and leave a comment here.
Be sure to make that comment here so I know you entered. You will need to tell me which of the choices you used in your entry. Your name will be entered once for submitting the entry and then once for each of the choices that you used. That gives you a possible 5 entries for my prize!
But as a reminder, once you finish your creation, please make sure to upload it in this link: Ann's HIR Challenge Entries
Thanks for stopping by. Please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment here even if you don’t submit an entry.
Please check out all of the DT’s Pages before you start working on your creations. WE ALL want to hear from you.
You will continue from here to our next DT blog to see her amazing creation: DT Alecia's Blog
As I mentioned before, we have 3 amazing prizes for 3 CSDivas members!
Here are the pictures:
To be eligible to win any of these 3 prizes, you need to:
1) Be a CSDivas Member. Register to be a CSDivas member here: Creative Scrapbooking Divas
2) Upload to the proper discussion challenge. Each of us will have a Discussion for our Challenge, Mine is: Ann's HIR Challenge Entries
3) Due date to submit entries is Tuesday 1/18, 2011 5pm EST!
Now, let's continue to our next DT blog to see her amazing creation: DT Alecia's Blog