Friday, January 15, 2010

Stamp-A-Memory Christmas Challenge

I love finding new challenges to complete, so when I came across this one, I was IN! Easy-just scrap christmas photos, new or old it doesn't matter... Here is my take on the challenge,

Edited to add...I used a sketch from Julie Bonner (52 pages 52 weeks) as my inspiration.

A Very Merry Christmas... (from all of us!)
Journalling reads; This is the photo I sent out with our Christmas cards to family & friends. The idea was for you to sit 'still' with all of your teddies, while wearing the santa hat. Let's just say that you had fun in amongst all those stuffed toys & the hat was repeatedly thrown/chewed/buried everytime I tried to take a photo. Never mind, at least I was able to snap a happy boy. Merry Christmas Everyone! 2008
Now, I'm cutting it fine on the old deadline so I'll keep it short. All materials Stampin' Up plus some computer font for title & journalling. Here are some close up shots...

I stole this cute border idea from a very cute Princess/Fairy Tales layout by one of the very talented girls over at stamp a memory, can't think who but I will go back & find out to give due credit... edited to add- Beth Stewart is the clever one who deserves the credit!

A new technique called 'frosting' , shared with us in the latest demonstrator newsletter (another great bonus about being a demonstrator!)

and to finish off , a little scalloped & crinkled strip with a button embellishment. ( & you can see my pierced scallop border a little better too!)

Thanks for looking : )


  1. The frosting looks great, Elise. I'd love to know how you achieved the look.

  2. Love the layout Elise. What a gorgeous photo! Looks like he was having fun there too!

  3. Congratulations- You are the winner of the SAM Creative Challenge #1

    Announcement on my blog and


  4. Congratulations Elise..your layout is gorgeous...very well deserved

  5. Beautiful page Elise ... love the frosting ... want to give that one a go.