Sunday, December 20, 2020

Building a Nativity



I used this set of pictures of my granddaughter putting together a nativity kit her other grandparents sent her.    She was very happy with the star that went on top of the manager scene because it also went well with her princess outfit she had put on this Saturday morning over her pajamas.

I'm entering this layout at "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  for their Tic-Tac-Toe challenge TTT65.    I chose the middle row down   Red/White/Green color scheme,   Christmas Theme and Snowflakes.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Joy 1954


My brother and I found a lot of old slides at our Dad's house and we took them home and scanned them so we could print the pictures.   A lot of them of us when we were little.    I have numerous Christmas scrapbook albums that I keep chronologically.   So it is great to have some of these older pictures to use in layouts and add to my album.

I'm entering this layout at  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  for their December GD challenge.   Thank you Shazza for the challenge to do a Christmas themed layout.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas at Grandmas


I'm loving scrapping all the old Christmas pictures I've found of me back in the days.    This I'm guess was 1957 and we were having Christmas at my Grandparents house with everyone going there to celebrate.   Thats me helping put the presents out under the tree and then standing by the mantle saying a little prayer it seems.  I have no idea what i was praying about standing there unless it was to Santa to be sure and find me there.  LOL

I'm entering this in the final challenge of the year #84 at  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Advent Stocking Tree

 We are being safe while visiting so when I went over with a new ornament for my granddaughter for this year and some Christmas books to have early we all wore our masks.      She was happy to show me her advent stocking tree Mom had sat up just a few days ago.   I had gifted them the mini trees and wooden Santa last year for decorations for the first Christmas in their own home.   On Elle's first Christmas her other grandmother made 25 little stockings all numbered and then every year she sends a little box of small surprises to go in for each day.   Elle just loves it and looks forward to a new stocking every morning.    I just loved seeing it all together like it was this year.

I was inspired by sketch for Challenge #448 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"   this is my take on it.    I did some major fussy cutting of the wreath from a piece of patterned paper and then used several pop dots under in on tope of this plaid and also added some red jewels to the holly berries.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Oh Christmas Tree


We have three trees decorated and up this year.    I figure 2020 needs some extra cheer.    The middle picture is our main tree in our family room.   Then on the left is a smaller tree on the end table also in the family room.    This is my favorite tree because I bought it on clearance at Michaels years ago, it came with the lights and all these great misc. ornaments and bows on it.   I just throw a plastic bag in storage each year.   But get this, it only cost me $29.   I keep hoping I'll find another great deal like that but I never have, but I keep looking.   Then my other small tree is on the buffet in the dining room.

I made this layout for the Anything Goes challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   its the last challenge here for 2020.   I hope you join in on this challenge and the other two from earlier in the month.   You have until 6:00 pm EST Saturday, January 2nd.      I've loved being a Guest Designer for December.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Happy Boy

 I'm trying to finish up an album for my Brother for Christmas of pictures of his grandsons in Australia.   I have been collecting all I can of recent ones from FaceBook and Instagram.   He hasn't been able to go over and visit since late October 2019 because of COVI, this one was 3 weeks old and now he has had his 1st birthday.       

I used the Nov. 29th challenge = Scraplift the DT at   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"     I love using banners and being able to use a lot of patterns together so scrap lifted Rainny which was one of the samples.

Christmas 1951


While we were cleaning out my Dad and Mom's house we found some old slides that were there from the "olden days"   This was at my maternal grandparents house and my first Christmas in 1951.   I was 8 1/2 months old.   I was so happy to find this slide and convert it into a picture.   I keep all my Christmas layouts in chronological order starting back in 1951 with the photo Christmas card my parents sent out that year with the 3 of us.   I now have 6 full 3D binders full of Christmas layouts up to date.   But I also discovered I get to go back to 1947 as I also found a photo of my Mom and Grandmother from that year.

I'm missing some Christmas during my teen years that I haven't found pictures for yet, but there are still more to go through at Mom and Dads house.

I'm one of the Guest Designers this month at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  and this layout is for the December 6th 'Word Play Challenge'     Your challenge is to use a scrappy item, theme, or technique for every letter in the words  "LIGHTS"     Here is what I did.

L = Layers (It triple matted my photo) 

I =  Ink (I inked white mat on photo and my journaling square), Imaginesc background paper and Icicles on the tree in the photo

G = Green, Gold and Glitter (on some of the papers at the top)

H = Holiday theme and Holly

T = Tree and Two Tags

S = Sticker (my tree embellishments), Snowflake and Stars