Christmas comes but once a year!

Well blog readers, I have been a little remiss in posting. The trials and tribulations of real life has gotten in the way of my scrapping and sharing. Well the holidays are upon us and I have given myself the most wonderful gift of all. Time off to put some glue to paper! Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me. As we start this wonderful time of Holiday cheer, I thought I would kick it off with a Holiday layout.

Yes, Christmas comes once a year but pictures let us relive those memories over and over. These pictures that I took of my sweet beagle Daisy clearly pouting from mama and her camera antics were the perfect inspiration to pair with a October Afternoon’s 2012 Christmas line Make it Merry.  Stay tuned for a layout coming this month featuring October Afternoon’s Silent Night collection.

The Layout:

Naughty and Nice cover

Notice the lovely tone on tone with the snowflakes layered on top of the crème cardstock. I first spritzed the die cut snowflakes with Mister Huey Calico White and then with some Mister Huey Shine. I really loved how they turned out.

Naughty or Nice 2

And who could resist this face and not scrap it with beautiful papers and embellishments?

Naughty or Nice 5

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Title: naughty or nice. Cardstock: Bazzill (red, crème), Neenah (classic crest natural white).  Patterned Paper: Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride (Jingle Bells), October Afternoon-Make it Merry (8x8x paper pad), Pink Paislee-City Sidewalks (8×8 paper pad), Echo Park- This & That Christmas (Wrapping Paper, 6x6x paper pad), My Mind’s Eye-Merry (6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Recollections (graph), Technique Tuesday (December Daily 2012, Sentiments Tabs, Holly Jolly Christmas).  Die Cut & Punches: Cherry Lynn Designs (snowflakes), Martha Stewart Crafts punch (Himalayan snowflake), Ek Success-punch (photo labels, embossed curve), Fiskars level punch (small snowflake).  Embellishments: October Afternoon-Make it Merry (miscellany, word stickers, tidbits, brads), Woodland Park (journal cards), Midway (tidbits, washi tape), Very Merry (label stickers), Farm Girl (watering can label stickers); Echo Park- This & That Christmas (brads); Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride (border stickers, brads and buttons, die cut sheet, phrase stickers), Pretty Party (letter sticker sheet); Jillibean Soup- Winter Tortellini (sticker sheet); Studio Calico-Yearbook (frames), Winter Woodland (wood veneer snowflake), Heyday (ephemera pack); Teresa Collins- Christmas Home (brads); Twinery Baker’s Twine (caribbean); Tim Holtz-Ideology (mini clips).  Inks: Stampin Up (Red Riding Hood), Momento (Tuxedo Black), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Pool), Studio Calico- Mister Huey (Shine, Calico White).

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