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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Scrapbooker's Paradise has a new Sketch Challenge up!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  

Dawn is hosting the Sketch Challenge this week at Scrapbooker's Paradise!  Come join in and show us your creations.  You not only have the chance of winning an awesome prize package but you will also get the chance to Guest Design with us next month!  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!

While you're over on the Scrapbooker's blog, say hello to our new design team member Lee-Anne Thornton!  We're very happy to have her join us and know you can look forward to lots of inspiration from her.  Check out her website here.

My layout that I did with this sketch, was inspired by Jennifer Snyder.  She created SUCH a beautiful winter layout using Kaisercraft's Enchanted Garden, that I just HAD to give it a try myself!  This photo of my daughter-in-law and grand-daughter just begged to be used with this paper line.  Don't you agree??  :)

Who would have thought that you could use this paper line for a Christmas layout!!  Thank you so much Jennifer, for your inspiration.

Stickles, and glitter, and spray .... oh my!!  :)

Lots of bling and depth, and shabby goodness.

You have three weeks to link up your entries, I sure hope you'll give the challenge a try.  I look forward to visiting your blogs!

I would like to mention that the photo for this layout was taken by a wonderful photographer here in Strathmore, Deidre Cameron.  She has taken some wonderful photos of my family over the last couple years.  I did a layout here and here with past photos.  To see more of her fabulous work, check out her Facebook page here.

Take care,

Supplies used:

Viva Pearl Modeling Cream - used to stencil circles on background
Circle stencil
Vintage Photo distress ink - inked holly leaves on background
Holly leaf stencil
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden paper collection for background, pointsettias, holly leaves and paper lace strips under photo.  (It's on SALE right now!!)
Kaisercraft Wooden Holly flourishes embellished with Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing enamel.
Pointsettias created with Tim Holtz Tattered Pointsettia die, painted with Picket Fence Distress Stain and Gesso, finished with a little Diamond Stickles.
Holly leaves cut with Cricut, rubbed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Gold Inka Gold.
Other flowers:  Prima Queen Mary Vintage, Prima Perla, misc from my stash.
Melissa Frances Angel resin piece
Martha Stewart punch for the paper lace pieces.


  1. Stunning!!! Love the shabby feel of this one, all the beautifully layered embellishments and that photo - angelic!

  2. Spectacular, you sure pulled off that one!! Love all the layers with the soft color pallet. Keep smiling and creating

  3. Incredible! The photo is so soft & lovely, and every accent is perfect for it - so wintery! I love it :)