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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Scrap That! December Reveal

I am so excited about this Scrap That! reveal. When you mix my favorite holiday with my favorite paper line released at the last CHA, combined with fabulous embellies... you get the perfect kit! The December kit features the Creative Imaginations IOD Night Divine collection and a wealth of gorgeous embellies. I couldn't stop scrapping and ended up with 5 layouts!

My first layout "Merry Christmas" is of a picture taken on my daughter's first Christmas. I wanted a simple and elegant feel so I double layered some doilies and made a big bow out of the stunning Bo Bunny ribbon. Heavy edge distressing and a simple IOD tag for the title to polish it off. All items shown are in the kit except the doilies. I loved the cardstock choices this month.

Design tip: Dress-up the middle of a bow with a flower for simple elegance.

In my second layout "Noel", this is me at almost 2 years old - looks exactly like my daughter at that age except for the black hair, hers is light brown. I scanned the picture to have a copy but used the original here because the photo finish went better with the vintage papers (see the "vintage" scratch on it? LOL). I made all the flowers using my new tutorials (winter roses and vintage style flower) to dress-up the prima berry vine. I added some of the kit's glorious trim around the circle and hung the title tag on the branch. The cheesecloth and two white leaves were from my stash.
Design tip: Tuck some cheesecloth behind a deep paper tear to add soft texture.

In my third layout "Spirit of the Season", this is my family a few months before my daughter was born. I water distressed two layers then accessorized with so many beautiful embellies from the kit. The only embellie I used from my stash was a bit of lace. I used the wonderful sketch by our extremely talented team member, LG Belarmino.
Design tip: Create a shabby cut out circle edge by tucking some lace trim behind it so it faces inwards.

My fourth layout "Wonderful Time" is of my first son on his first Christmas morning. I used a scrip stamp to create the faded stamped background, then did a whole lot of edge punching and used more gorgeous embellies from the kit. The black chipboard frame was from my stash (from the October kit).
Design tip: Add Stickles to black chipboard to jazz it up a bit.

For my last layout, I had one piece of IOD paper, one piece of green cardstock and one green trim left from the kit. I wanted to make a pre-made layout for a good friend of mine so I added my own embellies and doilies for a really quick layout. The colours are perfect for her home's holiday decor.
Design tip: Add mini roses to the middle of crochet flowers to dress them up.

As you can see this Scrap That! kit is so packed with gorgeous stuff so hurry fast before it is sold out! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave, they are so appreciated.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scrap That! December Sneaks

Just a few more days until the Dec. kit reveal on the 26th... take a look at some of the gorgeous sneaks sent by all the DT!