Monday, December 26, 2016


Well, Christmas has come and gone and my holidays are just beginning! As hectic as it was working right up until the 23rd, I am sure going to enjoy having the next 2 weeks to get some projects done. I hope you had a lovely Christmas...we certainly did!
I thought some of you might be thinking about preserving some of the precious memories you made over the past few days, so I thought I would share some Christmas Project Life layouts I did...

Now, these photos were taken several years ago (I'm just a wee bit behind...can anyone relate??). I can't believe how little Max was! I used the Hello December card kit, as well as other coordinating products from the Holiday Catalogue. One of my favourite things about Project Life by Stampin' Up! is that all of the colours coordinate with other Stampin' Up! products, which makes it so easy to add little extras to my layouts. For example, the 4" x 6" card in the upper left corner is actually a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP! I simply matted a 3" x 4" card from the Hello December kit on a piece of Emerald Envy card stock and then mounted it on the DSP. Instant vertical title card! I added a die-cut silver reindeer (using the Santa's Sleigh Framelits) and a banner stamped with the Simply Stitched Stamp set.
Now, here's a tip for those of you struggling with photos in the wrong orientation. The two 4" x 6" pockets at the bottom of the left page are both for portrait-oriented photos, but all I had were landscape ones, so I cut two 4" x 6" pieces of Kraft card stock to create my cards. Then I cropped my photos to 3-3/4" square and adhered them to the cards. I embellished the empty space using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and Pine Bough TIEF and voila...full pockets with a photo AND embellishments! Remember this tip the next time you're struggling with photos that won't fit the pockets on your page.

My second layout for today features photos we had taken professionally by the same photographer who has been documenting Max's life since he was two weeks old. She does AMAZING work!

Once again, I used cards from the Hello December kit as well as some overlays from the Accessory kit. I also used some stamped sentiments from the Greetings Santa, Holly Jolly Greetings and Oh, What Fun stamp sets. I also used a little die-cut tree cut from Emerald Envy card stock using the Perfect Pines Framelits.
I can't wait to start preserving this year's Christmas many fun moments to document! I want to get it done before I forget about all the funny comments and sweet things Max said and did. Have a great final week of 2016!

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  1. Oh my goodness, what an adorable FAM! Max is adorable!!!!

    1. Thanks Annette...we like him and have decided to keep him! ;)


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