Snow Joy

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, gingham plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Hi all! December is marching by...Christmas is less than three weeks away. I hope you've gotten your Christmas shopping done, presents wrapped, and can enjoy a little scrapbooking time this season.

Today I have a design team layout for Cherish the Memory. If you are short on time to create your own handmade Christmas cards, check out the die cut blocks in the shop--they are all perfectly coordinated and so easy to use and mix and match. You'll have a batch of cards whipped up in an evening.

I have lots of pictures on this one because there were so many cute elements to use, so you can see all the fun goodies in the card making kits.

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

I used Ranger's Crackle Accents on the timepiece to give it an antique finish {and because I use it whenever I can!}

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates




Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates

Rustic winter holiday Christmas scrapbook layout on woodgrain background, corrugated cardboard, burlap, jute, plaid print, and snowflakes with die cuts including pinecones, wrapped packages, tags, owl, wood, clock timepiece, birdhouse, flowers, and ice skates



Die Cut Blocks Used:

Classic Christmas Die Cut Block: Gold Foil Card Kit

Frozen Forest Die Cut Block: Silver Foil Card Kit

Woodland Winter Die Cut Block: Gold Foil Card Kit


Thank you for coming by and sharing some holiday cheer with me. As usual, there's a tray of invisible goodies to share--today we have eggnog and sugar cookies! Go ahead and indulge...they are calorie free ;)


Premade Christmas Layouts

Hi all! I had taken a bit of a hiatus from creating for my Etsy shop, mainly because it takes a lot of time that I just can't seem to squeeze into the day with all the other projects I have going on! However, I've retired from a couple of design teams, and with winter is now upon us, I have managed to squeeze a few more scrapping hours into the week!

Today I wanted to share some of the Christmas layouts I've created over the last couple weeks. These are premade scrapbook layouts, ready to insert your photos, for those of you who are struggling with time to create like me, but who still want to create meaningful scrapbooks to capture your memories!

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout - red and brown with reindeer and ginham
From the Desk of Santa Claus

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Woodgrain Noel

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Bringing Home the Christmas Tree

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Good Tidings

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Christmas Traditions

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Rejoice Noel

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Christmas Village

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Let It Snow

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Seasons Greetings

premade Christmas scrapbook page layout
Merry and Bright

I also have one of a kind kits in my shop, if you're looking to do it yourself :)
Thanks for stopping in today! Have the happiest of holiday seasons this year! The countdown is on: 20 days to go!


"October" Mixed Media Layout

October mixed media autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

It may be December, but I'm drawing fall out until Santa pays us a visit! Most of the leaves are gone here in Minnesota, but we haven't yet seen snow, so I'm still playing with the Spider's Web kit from International Scrapbook Garden.

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

October autumn fall scrapbook layout on in orange, brown, and black on wood grain background with flowers by Kaisercraft and Petaloo, with background stenciling with Dreamsicle texture paste, torn paper layers, and Prima die cut leaves  with chipboard by Creative Embellishments

Here's what I used for this layout:

Authentique Paper: Bewitched #5 & #6

Pion Witching Hour: Eerie Roses,
October Garden, & Trick or Treat

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Design Tape
Petaloo Black Burlap Blossoms

Shimmerz Dazzlerz Dreamsicle
Shimmerz Pasteez Lava Flow

Lindy's Starburst Spray Canna Lily Burnt Orange
Creative Embellishments Halloween Word Set

Kaisercraft 13th Hour Stickers
Witching Hour Borders

Creative Embellishments: Creepy Trees Chipboard

The cute white arrows I used are Melissa Frances Resin Arrows that I had leftover from the Summer Concert kit. The background stencil is from my stash. The beautiful die cut leaves are Prima's Forest Leaves dies.

That's it for me today! 


Best Gift Ever: SOS Tic Tac Toe

Christmas holiday scrapbook layout in red, green, and cream with stockings, wood alphas, and gold stickers, journal card, sequins, chipboard star, fussy cut heart and gingerbread man

Hello scrapbooking fans! Today I'm up on the Scrap Our Stash blog to share my layout inspiration for the tic-tac-toe challenge, full of plenty of Christmasy prompts to get your creativity flowing!

Scrap Our Stash was created to inspire and challenge you to use up the products and supplies you have in your scrapbooking stash. If you haven't played along yet, I invite you to come on over and join the fun: the tic-tac-toe challenge on the first of the month, and the sketch with a word challenge starting on the 15th of the month. I'll include the details farther down.

Christmas holiday scrapbook layout in red, green, and cream with stockings, wood alphas, and gold stickers, journal card, sequins, chipboard star, fussy cut heart and gingerbread man for Scrap Our Stash Design Team tic tac toe challenge

This one is appropriately called Best Gift Ever, for obvious reasons! When I first started this blog, I documented a little of our journey to becoming parents. It wasn't an easy road, but the gift at the end was worth the wait and heartache. I can't even put into words how in love with my son I am. And because of our journey, I don't take it for granted that God sent us this little miracle. I've never been a materialistic person, anyway. I don't do diamonds or designer shoes. I'd much rather make memories on a getaway (so I can scrapbook the pics later!). I think a lot of scrappers are this way. We are the sentimentalists, the memory keepers, the ones who love life and want to capture every little moment. Those are the things we take with us to heaven; the diamonds and shoes are left far behind!

In hopes of teaching Zae how little value material things have in his life, we are purchasing some goodies for the local animal shelter for his Christmas. We have a couple of gifts, too, but we don't want him to grow up believing Christmas is about getting things; we want him to learn the gift of giving, and the joy that comes with bringing joy to others. Zae loves animals, and I can't wait to see his face when he gets to give some treats to shelter kitties who don't have their own loving families to spoil them this Christmas! {I am such a softie when it comes to needy animals...those abused animal commercials get me every time}

Christmas holiday scrapbook layout in red, green, and cream with stockings, wood alphas, and gold stickers, journal card, sequins, chipboard star, fussy cut heart and gingerbread man for Scrap Our Stash Design Team tic tac toe challenge

Okay, onto the challenge details! I've loved the tic tac toe challenge long before I became a DT member; it is one of my absolute favorite scrapbook challenges! Here's this month's challenge board:




THE CHALLENGE

Create a layout and you must use all three items from any horizontal, vertical or diagonal row from your stash!

EXAMPLE

For my layout, I used the middle horizontal row: journal card, holiday theme, and something gold. I also used the right hand vertical line: ribbon, something gold, and sequins (the ribbon is hiding under the "stocking" top mat).

Christmas holiday scrapbook layout in red, green, and cream with stockings, wood alphas, and gold stickers, journal card, sequins, chipboard star, fussy cut heart and gingerbread man for Scrap Our Stash Design Team tic tac toe challenge

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due on the 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

When posting your layout, be sure to include in your write up which row you used to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Prize winners are selected by random.org and the TOP 3 are selected by the Design Team. One of the TOP 3 winners will be offered a Guest Designer position.


Be sure to check back the Scrap Our Stash blog on the 15th for the Sketch With a Twist challenge, and on the 18th when I will release my inspiration layout for that challenge! :)