Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Some Christmas layouts

After birthday layouts, I think my least favourite layouts to scrapbook are Christmas ones. I know, strange, right? I think a lot of it has to do with the poor photos I take on Christmas morning. I'm never happy with the quality of them-- eight am in southern Manitoba just isn't bright enough in my living room to take a good picture. And for some strange reason, my kids don't want to wait until 10am to open their presents..... ;)

Anyway, even if they're not my favourite to scrapbook, I know that I'll want to look back and remember these moments, as well as preserve them for my kids. So, I try to get most of them done in January, while the memories are fresh and I'm still enjoying the Christmas patterned paper I bought.

So, that being said, here are two layouts that I made at my friend, Susan's house the other day. We got together to scrapbook while our kids played together-- it was a great afternoon!

Now, I was pretty happy with these photos. Sage had written and illustrated a story for Austin called "The Monster." She'd wrapped it up and everything. I love how he took the time to read it right away-- it was such a sweet moment on Christmas morning!

I used Simple Stories (pointsettia with text, green polka dot) & Echo Park (cream) patterned paper, Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic cream) and stamps (I stamped three Peace Be Still snowflakes in the bottom right hand corner to balance out the snowflakes on the patterned paper in the top left hand corner.

And all I used for this next layout was some Simple Stories patterned paper. I had to get a little creative with my placement, as the "Christmas Top Five" journaling card was printed on the back of the background sheet I used.

Here's a closeup of the journaling:

Thanks for looking!


Jennifer K said...

I agree with you, Leigh. My Christmas morning photos are never of a good quality. But, we have to deal with it, right? Good layouts! :)

Leah said...

So sweet, your LO design and the gift your dd made for her brother! I love how many LO's you do and all with the CAS style, so inspiring to me! I think I'll go print some pics so I have some ready when I get some time to craft:)

Deb said...

These are fabulous! Love the pp! Way to go at getting your Christmas photos scrapped!

Kim said...

Great layouts Leigh!
I feel the same way about scrapbooking Christmas photos. I think it's because I am so exhausted from the holidays that I just want everything to do with it to be over! ( so I RARELY scrapbook Christmas - except I finished my DD this year! )


Joyce said...

What a wonderful Christmas you had. Great layouts.

Kara said...

I think your pics look great! Such pretty layouts!

Anonymous said...

I always love your style, Leigh, each time I visit you are working it! Did you have to cut out the Christmas Top Five and sew it back on the other way? Definitely had to be creative there! Lovely layouts :)

Nicole Gamble said...

So simple and so perfect! Great layouts!

Anna said...

Beautiful layouts! Looks like you had a great holiday!

carol (krillsister) said...

Two beautiful layouts. Your daughter looks so proud as your son is reading the story. I can see Sage is just a s creative as her mom coming up with a gift like that.