Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Making Stickers Go Farther...Part Two

Supplies: kraft snowman patterned cardstock (Jillibean Soup), dotted paper (Kaiser Craft), zigzag border sticker (Doodlebug Design), alphabet stickers (Reminisce), all other stickers (Bo Bunny), journaling spot & red tag (Kaiser Craft), pen (Zig).

Hello, everyone!  It's hard to believe that December starts tomorrow, because we don't have any snow on the ground here.  We had one snowfall in November, but the snow melted away after a couple of days.  

Still, I'm going to celebrate snowflakes in my post today.  Do you remember the post from a couple months ago, when I talked about making stickers go farther?  I posted this photo (below) and wrote about how I cut apart a single Bo Bunny snowflake sticker to create three different snowflakes.  Two of the snowflakes went on the "Smolny Cathedral" layout that you see below, and the third went on a different layout, which I promised to post another day.  Well, today is that day.

My family has a tradition of putting up our Christmas decorations--including the tree--the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday.  The layout "Our Tree," which you saw at the top of this post, and which you also see again below, is about our decorating tradition.  Can you see how I put together the pieces of the leftover blue Bo Bunny snowflake sticker to create the snowflake in the upper left-hand corner of the layout? 


Of course, there was a seam where I pieced together the two halves of the snowflake, but I covered the seam with a big tag, so that it doesn't show.  The tag serves double duty, since it also houses my title.

The photos on the layout above are from last year, but we've got our tree up again already this year.  It's always fun to get out the old ornaments every year.  Each one bears a special memory.  Some of the ornaments were wedding presents, some were handmade by family members and friends, some are souvenirs from vacations...  I think that decorating the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions, because it's a great trip down memory lane.

What are some of your favorite traditions--for Christmas, or for any other holiday?  How do your capture your memories of these traditions on your scrapbook pages?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on these subjects.  Happy crafting!  

ETA: I woke up the morning of December 1 to find that it had snowed during the night.  It's not exactly a winter wonderland yet, since we only got a light coating of snow.  But at least it actually looks like winter now.  :)


Marília Lopes said...

Hi Denise!!! How beautiful this is--I LOVE it!!!

Cidda said...

Obrigada pela visita....seja bem vinda....adoro reciclar....meu inglês é mais leitura do que escrever ou falar.....bjks

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely layout!! Here in South Africa the school year ends in December so it is always a very busy time for us - meaning that we don't even have our tree up & decorated yet!! We don't have Thanksgiving either! Thing is our Christmas falls bang in the middle of our Summer when it is really boiling hot & the kids are in the pool 3 times a day! We do of course decorate & give gifts & have a nice meal though!!