Wednesday, October 10, 2012

December 25th Layout - The Scrapbook Store DT AND Once Upon A Sketch

 This layout was created from my October DT kit, for The Scrapbook Store. The paper collection is called 'Just Believe', by Kasiercraft and can be purchased 'HERE'.  It is so beautiful, in rich hues of greens, burgundy, and creams.... AND,  has so many gorgeous elements, including Rub Ons, To/From Gift Tags, Alpha Sticker Sheet, and a gorgeous collection of Collectables, all of which were used to create this layout.   I have further creations to show in upcoming posts...
Hemp Twine, seemed to be the most appropriate manner in which to dress this layout a little more so.  Of course, I cannot do a layout these days without my beloved distress inks....or trusty 450 Adhesive!

I really wanted a grungy (not sure if the right word) appearance on the 'Wishes' Die Cut Sheet.  A wash of Gesso here and there, and then a wipe of Distress Inks aided in achieving this look.
2001 was a Christmas I will never forget, it was a time when my whole family managed to get together and it was very special.  However, bitter sweet also, as my Grandmother passed away before the next Christmas.  I was so disheartened my camera at the time decided to take horrid, dark, out of focus photographs - I was VERY disappointed and have never scrapped a layout with any of them till now.  
So I was inspired by the quote used for this months sketch over at Once Upon A Sketch. The stipulation is not only the sketch itself but also the above quote - to be interpreted in any way.  So.. in my journaling, (which is on the back of my layout, and on the tags within the layout) I have written quite personally about this particular Christmas, and that it does not matter what the photograph is like, it does 'not' have to be a perfect image, what is most important is the memory and story behind the photograph itself.  We may not have other Christmas's like this ever, but it is so important to capture, and document such a special story.  I really love this quote, as it certainly inspired me to create with not so perfect photos!



Till next time...
Sandie 
xxx
 'Just Believe' Paper Collection by Kaisercraft
Eyelets


18 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Sandie. It sounds like that Christmas was very special to you so it is wonderful that you were inspired by the quote which encouraged you to produce a wonderful page. The detailing and colours are gorgeous.

hugs Sue

Margy's Paper Games said...

What a great LO, Sandie and what lovely memories you must have of that particular Christmas. Magic! xx Margy

Adriana B said...

wonderful christmas page :)

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful page lovely design and details.

carlies said...

wow this is so beautiful !!!with all the tag,s loved

hugs carla

Keren Tamir said...

this is a heartwarming LO and heartfelt journaling TFS!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my goodness Sandie! This is so beautiful and stunning! The detail you add is amazing!!!! A truly gorgeous layout!!!!

Christina C. said...

Sandie, I loved reading your post today.....you certainly have your priorities in order!!! I also love the quote. Yes, it is important to capture such moments and you did it most magnificently! I adore your gorgeous layout, the beautiful papers and all those luscious details! Outstanding job, as always!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful and meaningful layout Sandie - perfectly executed as always and I agree that paper is very classy!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great LO, love how you have put all the elements to gether, the way the tags tug in behind etc, - looks great!

Lisa S. said...

The LO design is wonderful and all of your elements work so well together Sandie. I wish I had time to scrapbook and maybe one of these days I will. You can count on me tuning in here for inspiration. ;) TFS!

Cathy said...

Hi Sandie, Love the story behind your beautiful LO and your fabulous take on the challenge!! Loving the Kaiser collection too!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :))

Florence Teixeira said...

wonderful page ! these papers are just wonderful !

Erin Blegen said...

Definitely a classy layout! Love the papers you've used for such a gorgeous photo...*sigh*...can't wait for Christmas~!!

Thanks for sharing with us @ OUAS~!

xErin

EFI said...

Fabulous page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Kelly Foster said...

What a gorgeous and elegant Christmas page...lovely details, I especially love the layered snowflakes, beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining us at OUAS!

Georgia Heald said...

So classy and beautiful, gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS =)

Vicky Alberto said...

ohhh beautiful - - thanks so much for playing along at OUAS!