Happy Christmas Eve (or Day) depending on where you are located. We are enjoying a lazy late morning getting ready to frost some sugar cookies in the hopes Santa will visit sometime tonight!
Speaking of readying for Santa, a couple of weeks ago my kids put together their wishlists for the big man and I loved their individual styles for the letters to Santa and I loved all the new individual die cut shapes Kerri Bradford has been offering up in her online store! I thought it would be fun to combine the two, along with quite a few other digi die cut shapes (you know me... if one shape is good, twenty is better! Ha!) and here is what I came up with to share both here and on Kerri's BLOG...
Both the penguin [you can purchase it HERE] and the mailbox [purchase it HERE] were designs I had suggested to Kerri at one point and it delights me to no end to see her bring the concept in my head to life with her awesome vision and design!
Here's a list of all the shapes/kits I used in my page design:
- Letters To Santa (mailbox & title)
- Star Background (12x12)
- A Dog's Life (fire hydrant)
- This & That Winter (sled, stocking hat, envelope)
- December Additions: The Extras (envelope)
- This & That: Christmas (Santa hat, stack of gifts)
- Christmas Countdown (bird)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (hanging star)
- Snapshots #1 (photo strip)
I only used the penguin design "as is" for one of them on my page. For the other two (my boys), I chose to replace the earmuffs with stocking caps from other die cut kits for added interest to the design border/scene.
The title is from the mailbox kit [ found HERE ]. The star background is also from one of Kerri's new individual design kits [ found HERE ]. It's available in a couple of sizes for maximum versatility!
This awesome envelope design of Kerri's is perfect for storing the letters to Santa originals. They are tucked away so my little guy who is still a true believer won't be upset but yet accessible so that someday we can all look back and enjoy reading their wish lists!
I tucked a contrasting patterned paper print behind the cutout on the envelope and dropped splatters of Mister Huey Mist here and there to "distress" the die cut a bit.
- Doodlebug White Glitter Cardstock
- Making Memories Black Metallic Paper
- Makign Memories Silver Metallic Paper
- Martha Stewart Red Baker's Twine
- White String
- 7Gypsies Photo Turn
Be sure to check out the deals and new products at:
If you love Thickers, you will love the Glitter Foam Stickers!
If you love LOVE-themed product like I do, check out what American Crafts has for us this year:
My personal favorite new love-themed collection? Fourteen from Crate Paper!!!! Oh Crate Paper... I love you!
Just look at all the yummy Crate Paper goodness...
Hearts and love from Imaginisce...
Neon Washi Tape? Yes, please!
How about new Fiskars Squeeze Punches from Jenni Bowlin Studio? Awesome!
My new favorite from Pebbles, Family Ties (plus if you grew up in the 80's like me just saying Family Ties makes me sing the Family Ties theme song in my head... or out loud.... ;)
Don't let the family theme throw you... most of the elements are extremely versatile and the colors are super awesome for BOY pages. I have plenty of those to scrap! ;)
And the journaling cards? Just right for Project Life!
Studio Calico fans will love the new goodies from their Darling Dear Collection:
If you haven't picked up any of the individual classes from True Scrap 4 yet, now is a great time to do so!
When you purchase any of the classes through tomorrow, December 25th, you can save $3 a class! The regular price on these classes is $12.95 but if you purchase before 12/25 each class is only $9.95!
Click any of the banners below to purchase the an individual True Scrap 4 Class!
My class, The Art of Layering:
and sneak peeks...
Jennifer Gallacher's class is perfect inspiration if you have lots of boy pages to scrap:
Kelli Crowe's class made me laugh until my sides hurt and then she inspired me to make something right then and there! If you want to be entertained and be inspired I highly recommend checking out Kelli's class:
Photography classes to help me improve my photo-taking skills?
How about TWO photography classes?
Heidi Swapp always inspires!
Learn hybrid scrapbooking tips & tricks with Jennifer Wilson:
Check out all the True Scrap 4 individual classes available right HERE!
Wishing each and every one of you a very magical, merry and blessed Christmas Eve....