Hello everyone!! I hope that you are enjoying the ramp up to the holidays! Whatever holiday you celebrate – whether it’s Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus, I hope it finds you happy and full of good cheer!  Going through the galleries, I see quite a variety of kits, colors, and themes – so I had a hard time picking pages!! Here are 6 of them. I could have chosen all day long…

First up, gmae with The Tinsel

My heart was tugged and a memory was brought up seeing this page. You see, my Momma was EXACTLY like she described. Our Christmas decorating went exactly like this. Dad put up the lights, my Momma instructed us where to put the ornaments, and then the tinsel came, and yes, it was put on one strand at a time. Gosh, my eyes are misty remembering our Christmases…

Anyways – besides the obvious subject, I love the woodsy colors that she chose, and the way the photos were laid out to show just how much tinsel her Mama wanted!!! I love the little clusters here and there and the delicate lace under the flower up top.

Next up, jcaruth910 with “Holiday Spirit”

I saw this sweet bird and had to click in! We have a family joke about red cardinals and this page brought a big smile to my face! My IL’s used to have a bird cage with a fake Red Cardinal inside and you wound it up and it would chirp and walk around. When our daughter was about 2 she took it out of the cage, and it disappeared. No one ever found it again. Years later I found one in a holiday store and I replaced it.

What I love about this page so much is it’s cohesiveness in its color scheme. There is nothing that stands out as a mistake that shouldn’t be there! I love how it takes your eye around the photo and you see the little word art strips, the tiny elements, the lights, the ghosted stars and snowflakes, and the title. Such a wonderful layout with many layers!

This next one caught me by surprise and I laughed out loud at the title:

Toast to Christmas by Norma

I really adore the amazing clusters! She really did well with the shadowing. The Title is HILAROUS and so very true in my family. Holidays always include a fight or two, and alcohol is recommended. I prefer white myself. Anyway, the photo is adorable and I love how she blended it into the background, and the lovely texture all around on the background makes it feel like a wonderful curtain being pulled back so we can see what’s going on.

Next we have this fantastic travel page!!!

Historic Castle by romajo

I have always been fascinated by history, so this page grabbed my attention quite quickly. I wish I could read the journaling, but the photos chosen certainly tell the story of this fantastic castle! The photos show the most important parts of the Castle, and the angles at which they were taken are wonderful! I especially love the way the clusters just meld into the page!  Super perfect pick of a kit to chronicle this fabulous castle!

And then, this wonderfully artsy page came to my attention:

My New Life by Sucali

I don’t know how these ladies make these artsy pages look so good!! When I use all the marks, it just feels messy to me! However, she chose just the right amount of stamps and paint to make a fun texture, but not so much as to take over her photo that is small, but can easily be seen. The red flower draws one’s eyes directly to the photo and the journaling inside the other part of the slide frame! I’m always happy to see butterflies, and I love her placement of all the fun little things to look at.

And as December starts to come to the middle of the last month of the year, let’s end up on a beautiful page of reflection.

A Time to Reflect by ~Karen~

December is a time to reflect on the year we just had, and this page is so calm and serene, and something that you can just stare into and find some peace! I love the sweet little paper pile with the leaves peeking out from behind the lone flower, and the title placement is perfect. All the elements make a triangle leading to the phrase. The star is a perfect touch!

So there you have it: six layouts that I thought deserved people to see!! I hope you enjoyed them, and have a wonderful week!


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