Christmas Time is Here

Are you ready yet????  Gosh it’s only a week away….I have to wrap presents….do more baking….grocery shopping….whew!!  I’m tired just thinking about it. 

I have another layout that I created using the wonderful Scraps of Darkness (SOD) December kit, “Wilma’s Winter Wishes”.  I just adore this kit.  I haven’t even scratched the surface of all its possibilities.  The photo is my 2 grandsons, Chase and Cameron, taken last year with Santa.  I was trying for an Old World look, but as usual got carried away with all the fun embellishments. 

I started by ripping one side of a Bo Bunny paper included in the kit, inked the edges to make it look worn, then adhered it to another Bo Bunny paper from the kit.  Of course, I distressed the edges like crazy.  Then I glued down the piece to a solid white cardstock included in the Cardstock Add-On.  A girl can never have too much cardstock!!!

I layered my photo with 4 separate mats.  I had this wonderful chipboard in my stash that I have been saving for the right photo.  I used gold embossing powder on it.  There is another paper in the kit which has the little ATCs size pictures.  I used the window frame one to make the photo look like it was taken from the inside looking out. 

Before I glued down the photo element I layered 2 large snowflakes and burlap stars and then added the chipboard snowflakes on top (from the kit).  I used embossing powder from a previous kit on the chipboard.  I really like the effect.

Once I got those in place I glued down the photo element (which I glued together as one piece before adding it to the lo).  I added cheesecloth to both sides. 

I glued down the “Happy Holidays” on the photo and chipboard.  It came in an older kit.   

I created a sweet collage of gold leaves, pinecone with little red berries and some berry bunches.  The leaves and berries were included in December’s kit.  I placed a little twine bow behind the pinecone to give it some texture. 

I fussy cut the little girl from a paper in last year’s kit.  I added cheesecloth at her feet to look like snow.  The gold bits in the cheesecloth were cut off from the back of one of the pinecones (to make them lay flat). 

I glued down three of the rusted stars (which I LOVE!!) onto the little tree.  The stars were included in our Main kit. 

I created another pinecone cluster at the top of the left hand side.  Before gluing them down, I used the stencil included in the Main Kit of this sweet evergreen bough.  The brown branches underneath were from last year’s kit. 

The title was made using mini alphabets from another kit.  I also added little wooden snowflakes and stars from an older SOD December kit. 

That’s it for me this week.  I hope that you are able to “believe in the magic” that the holidays bring. 

Remember you can purchase the SOD or Scraps of Elegance kits at http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/kits/?sort=alphaasc

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Kathy