This layout was created with the I Believe Collection from My Mind's Eye. I took this photo of Allen and Helen Grace just a few days before Christmas. The stack of presents are three different stamps from Flourishes called All Wrapped Up I colored each stamped image with Copic Markers, then put a light coat of Glimmer Glaze (Tim Holtz). I used foam tape to mount the presents to the layout to give it a little dimension. The ornament at the top left was made by stamping the poinsettia on white card stock with black Memento ink. I colored the poinsettia and then colored around it with a soft yellow Copic marker. I cut the ornament out with the Spellbinder Ornament die (the next to the large one). Then I added a hatch work of glue and sprinkled with glitter. I've included more details of how to make the ornament on my blog:
The green border across the bottom of the red was punch with an EK Success border punch. The journaling was printed on white card stock. I punch the corners with a ticket punch, added a small gold border with a gold metallic pen and then added three tiny red flat-back pearls to the bottom. I also added pearls to the name plate by the photo. Title letters are white, glittery Thickers. After looking at the layout for a little while, I decided that a "stitched" border would be the perfect finishing touch...and I love the way it ties everything together. BTW....the black border around the layout was just added digitally so that the white background of the layout didn't fade away. Journaling reads:
Each year at Christmas, I try to get a photo of you two . Sometimes itís not so easy getting you to smile for me; however, this year your smiles were brighter than the lights on the trees. Just looking at this photo makes me smile!