Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Traditions...

The weather has been downright chilly here in Southern California and it is putting me the mood for Christmas crafts!

Over the long holiday weekend, I pulled out my photos from last Christmas and got scrappy.

We have a new holiday tradition in our family that began last year.  Instead of buying each other gifts or doing the usual secret Santa, white elephant or other type of gift exchange, we decided to have a friendly gingerbread house building competition with a cash prize! The "buy in" was $10 per person and jackpot on the line was $160!  All names went into a jar for a blind pairing of 2 man teams.  A one hour time limit was set.  And no pre-made house forms!  All teams were provided with packs of graham crackers and a bag of homemade royal icing.  Colleen and I shopped for all kinds of different toppings and candies to provide the teams.  There were candies flying and messes made and at the end of the hour, Trevor and Tori skyped in from out of town to serve as our impartial judging panel (they had no idea whose house was whose or which of us were paired together). We cannot wait to do this again!

To create this layout, I started with (2) 4 x 6 photos and used the following supplies:

From the Robin's Nest:

Snow Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops - Fresh Mowed Grass and Chocolate Cherry
Straw - Red
Crimson Chipboard Glitter Snowflakes

Other supplies / tools:

Bazzill Cardstock - White
Coredinations Cardstock - Tan
Elle's Studio - Vintage Christmas Flashcard and 12 Days of Christmas
Sequin Mix - The Crafty Pickle
Paper Cutter
Corner Rounder
Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Cut Glittered Snowflake CS to 8 x 8 and round corners (optional: machine or faux stitch around edge)
  • Cut tan CS to 6 x 6 and round corners
  • Adhere CS squares off center and overlapping to your base
  • Center photos on top of your CS squares
  • Now start layering your embellishments.  I like to lay things out and rearrange until I am happy -- then I take a quick pic with my phone so I can recreate my design!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  


Terri Sproul said...

great layout. thanks for your interest in being on the Robin Nest DT

JAVAGIRL said...

Always something fun from you. Very cool

Scrapenabler said...

Love it

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Shelly, awesome layout! Love your new fun tradition!

Bev Code said...

great layout.. love the colors, layers and accents