Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Pajamas

Hey friends! December first! How do you like that :) Are you a prepared kinda person all finished and presents wrapped if you celebrate, or a last minute kinda dude or dudette?  I'm in the middle.  There's always something I need to get done at the last minute. Oh well :)

So, today I am here with something that made me so very happy!  Em Stafrace owner and designer of Page Drafts, the most amazing sketch blog out there, asked if I would be a Guest Designer for her Christmas release!  Are ya kidding!?! In a heartbeat :) Her collection of sketches for the holidays are nothing short of amazing. Go, go right now and click on her blog and let that second window open up, yeah, that's right I won't go away another window will open, and check it out.  Awesome right?

So I picked my sketch and my layout is about a wonderful tradition we've been doing for many years now. All the nieces and nephews on Christmas Eve put their Christmas pj's on and take a picture.  It is such a wonderful tradition because even though some of them are now in their late 20's, even early thirty as far as my daughter Victoria goes, married, kids of their own, those pj's get put on and they line up. Picking out the pics was a trip down memory lane. To see how big my youngest and granddaughters have gotten made me smile. In one pic Santino is being held because he was so young yet.The inclusion of husband, boyfriend and family visiting from out of state have also been in the pics.

Em gives you a jumping off point and you take off from there, which I did. The paper is from MME's Christmas line "Joyous". This line is stunning and I'll be going back to my lss and grabbing more for sure.  Here is the sketch I chose and my take -

sketch #37.4

I used my cricut to cut the pretty flourish Christmas trees, banner, and the poinsettia flourish, and my big shot for the frames around the pics and my pine cones and green sprigs. If you look at the close-ups you can see some flourishy swirls embossed in the red paper, that was my folder and a brayer and elbow grease rolling as hard as I could since my paper obviously is too big to go through the big shot. I debated using my rolling pin, but I was too lazy to go downstairs to get it :p The twirled ribbon is just the paper scraps cut thin and wrapped around a paintbrush. Some flowers from my stash, both Prima and Petaloo collections, ribbon from my stash, glitter and stickles for sparkle. Hubby said but some gold, maybe bells, so I did :) I always ask hubby before I'm done, his artistic input is invaluable to me.

Here's a couple of pics of the paper line -

These are from what I have already, you can see the whole line here MME

Thank you for visiting, and go see Em and her blog Page Drafts!


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