Saturday, January 01, 2011

What Christmas Means

Let me start off by saying
Happy New Year!

Yesterday when I got home from work I decided to work on another layout.  Unfortunately my printer is out of yellow ink, so I was not able to print a better photo.
Here is my page.
I used papers from my 
I started out again with cutting some strips of my paper, and embossing them with Red or Peridot green embossing powders.  Then I distressed the edges that would show, and inked them with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.  I hand cut out the Angel, and inked her up...and did a little curling of her wings.
I did link this up over at 
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog
Above you can see how I used the embossing powders and how I used punched strips in black and Ivory (inked with vintage photo).  The tiny curled strips were a scrap from another page.  I did curl up the strips where the met in the corners...just for  a little added texture.
Above you will see how I used  the large poinsettia from the kit (took it apart).  I used some of the petals for a the flourish across the top.  I also used the red berries through out the page (I just took the cluster apart).  The Angel to the right was part of the piece of paper that I used for my Butterfly layout that you can find
I chose to use it in a different mix it up a bit.
I did add perfect pearls in gold to her Halo, and gown.  To the right you can see the Dusty Attic piece.  
I did take the Dusty Attics piece apart too.  I painted it one of my fav blue vintage colors, inked it with peeled paint and vintage photo distress inks by ranger.  I then added the gems and pearls from the kit...and some perfect pearls in gold.  I also did some free hand holly leaves and swirlys.   If you click on the photo ...a larger one should show up.  Here are two of the smaller pieces of Dusty Attics Chipboard that I did in the same manner as mentioned above.  They are placed on the left of my layout.
I just love all the little gems and pearls!
There were a bunch of pretty tags with the kit, so I decided to incorporate them into the journaling what Christmas means to my family.  I asked each family member and then wrote their answers down on the tags.
The red frame was created by folding the piece of paper into quarters, and then simple cutting out a design I liked.  I only put adhesive at the very bottom of the red frame piece so that I could use it as a pocket, and place the tags inside of it.
I used my Creative memories markers to write "Christmas 2010."
Below is a full page shot with the tags pulled out. 
I really like this idea, and I hope to do one each see how everyone's answers change as they get older.
Close up of tags and angel.  you can also see the fab red trim that came in the kit too.
Here is a close up of the right side of the layout.
Well....that about much covers it.  The picture was taken at Greenfield Village.  We enjoyed the Holiday Nights program there.
Hope this inspires you to do something creative today!
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Happy New Year Heather!!!!!!!!! I hope that you have a great one too :) huggs Shona

  2. wow..what a lot of work has gone into this gorgeous page. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  3. Wow! What a fantastic layout!! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes.

  4. such color, dimension and texture, Heather! I like the ornaments covered in pearls. Most of all, I like the idea behind this LO..what Christmas means to each of you~

  5. wow i love your project beautiful details greetings Janneke

  6. its gorjuss hun, love the layout xx


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather