Friday, December 3, 2010


I did not create as much as I would have liked during my time off this week. I did relax and did some organization in the office. It's getting close to being done. It's so much more pleasant working in there when it's clean. I managed to get the tree up this week. I wanted to have it up before David left. I hope to get a picture of him in front of it today or tomorrow before he leaves. I photographed the progress as I put the tree up. I even took some photos of my favorite ornaments. I used these photos to create a page this afternoon. I used this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays as my base for the page.

For some of the elements I followed the challenge this week at The Paper Variety. The Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge is so much fun. We had to create a project with 3 items in a row.

I actually followed 2 Tic-Tac-Toes. I followed the row across the top, and diagonally from top left to lower right.

The layout contains 3 photos. The diamonds that form the title banner are cut from my Cricut, the Jasmine cartridge. The photos and the papers (Echo Park's Merry Christmas) are in the holiday theme.

This page also qualifies for this week's challenge at Design Dollies - Layer upon layer upon layer... The project was to include at least 5 layers. I chose to display these layers on my most favorite ornament - my little angel. This is an ornament I received as a child in 1965. It is triple matted with 2 background papers behind it.

I am using this layout for the Sparkle challenge for Scrappin-n-Chattin. The challenge is to add glitter, bling, gems, etc. on your layout. I added a couple of rhinestones above the ornament sticker as well as sparkly string on the ornament and the banner.

It felt good to create. I am optimistic that I will get another layout or 2 done this weekend. Thanks for looking.


Suzy said...

This is such a cute layout Sue. Love the echo park papers :) Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety!

April said...

I love your page Sue! That ornament on the side is TOO cute. ;)
- April

Abby said...

Beautiful layout, Sue.. love this collection and how you used it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! Hope to see you at the next challenge :)


Mel said...

Adorable, Sue! I really love the ornament and the paper you used. Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

Tomomi said...

I love your double mat for photos:)
Very cute layout!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!!

Tessa Buys said...

So sweet! Thank you for playing at The Paper Variety and Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the ornaments! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

Wonderful holiday layout! Thanks for joining the Sketchy Thursdays fun this week!!