Thursday, December 29, 2011

SIL: Baby's First Christmas

Supplies: cardstock (Wausau Paper), patterned paper (October Afternoon), glitter (Stickles by Ranger), alphabet stickers (October Afternoon), button (Blumenthal Lansing), thread (DMC), rubber bear charm (October Afternoon), notebook paper (Earthbound), repurposed items (baby mitten, ribbon, plastic heart charm).

Recently I blogged about making a mitten into a gift holder.  Well, in the above layout, I've used a mitten again.  This time I've used a mateless baby mitten as a page pocket to hold my journaling.  Of course, it also doubles as a page accent.

* preparing to stick the mitten to the page *

It's always a challenge to get textiles to stick to paper.  In the case of this mitten, though, it was easy.  I sewed scraps of paper to the back of the mitten, then put adhesive (both glue dots and adhesive squares) on those scraps.  That way, I was adhering paper to paper when I stuck the mitten to my layout.  The mitten is well bonded to the page--it's not coming off!

This layout is for the December Scrap-It-Lah challenge.  The challenge was to make a multi-photo, holiday-related page incorporating glitter, the color red, the color green, the color gold, and one more color of your choice (I chose brown).

Sadly, this is the last Scrap-It-Lah challenge.  I wish all the Scrap-It-Lah members the best of luck as they move on to new projects!  I only discovered Scrap-It-Lah a few months ago, and I am interested in going back and trying some of the challenges that I've missed, just for fun.  So far I've completed one of the old challenges, and I'll leave you today with that layout.  Below you will find "Dorothy from Kansas," which I created using the ideas from the October challenge.  Thanks for all the inspiration, Scrap-It-Lah!

Supplies: cardstock (Wausau Paper), Wizard of Oz fussy-cut papers (Graphic 45), all other papers (Echo Park), sentiment sticker (Lily Bee Design), alphabet stickers (Echo Park), banner stickers (Lily Bee Design), button (Layl McDill), journaling cards (Echo Park), thread (DMC), pen (Zig), book paper (old copy of a Wizard of Oz book).


Hannie C said...

Wonderful layout. thanks for playing with SIL.

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaw I love what you have created with the mitten! So cute!! Thanks for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah & a very Happy New Year to you too!!

Linda said...

I love your layout. The mitten is wonderful. I love how you used it on your layout.

Patricia said...

adore this gorgeous page and the mitten is fabulous!!!