Does the title of my layout send a panic rushing through you? It does for me....because I'm behind in my Christmas shopping! I designed this layout for two challenges...The Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine (www.canadianscrapbooker.ca). By the way, I have some exciting news....I will be the Guest Designer for a year term for the magazine, starting with their Winter 2011 issue! My photo and Bio is now posted on their website if you want to check it out.
The second challenge I did this page for is the monthly staff challenge at The Urban Scrapbook, the store where I design and teach. We had to alter the raw chipboard lamp post, the clear acetate holly and snowflake, the 2 wood snowflakes, and the gold metal paper. I explained all my techniques and have detailed tutorial photos on my blog...plus a GIVEAWAY... www.kellycreates.blogspot.com.
The tree in the photo is very special tree, not because it is the first artificial tree we bought together when married, but it is now decorated with beautiful Swarovski crystal snowflake ornaments. One design is released every Christmas, and I told my husband how my BFF had been collecting them since the year of her daughter's birth. I wished I had done that. So for the past two Christmases, he had purchased all of the snowflake ornaments designed since the year of our son's birth, 1995, and gave them all to me :) I was moved beyond belief...he's a wonderful man and I'm so lucky.
Thanks so much for dropping by ....and I wish all of you a joyous holiday season :)