Look at my little elf from last year...isn't he just precious??? I want to freeze his face like that forever...oh wait...i just did! :)
I focused on the tags on this page and tried to do something a little different by matching them up with patterned papers to make them "blend" in. You can see that I took some red paper and created some chevrons to match the ones on the tag.
I also did it on this blue tag as well. Some circles and die cut starts outlined with white faux stitching are just about all I used for embellishment. I also stitched a large frame on the page, too, with both real and faux stitching.
This next page is a bit different for me...because it has so many photos and they are arranged pretty linearly. But I didn't want it too look too linear, so I used a lot of areas of embellishment. I also didn't use a lot of patterned papers, and instead, misted the background with a bit of white and a stencil.
My favorite part about this page is the title. I used an app on my iPad called "sketch" and wrote the word "Christmas" with my finger. I saved it as a jpeg, emailed it to myself, opened it up in SCAL2 and traced it! Up, that is my handwriting! :)
I fussy cut some pointed circles from some of the papers and added some scalloped circles on top. I also cut some strips of ribbon and stitched them in rows on each side of my journaling block.
And that star piece is a leftover from the first layout above! :)
Another simple design on this next page. Just strips of distressed papers and stickers that I machine stitched over. I also added some tab stickers to different areas. This is what is look like Christmas morning last year! There were a lot of us there, so a ton of presents, but most were for the kiddos! Santa has always been good to us on Christmas morning!
Behind the photo, I just used a credit card and white paint. I also LOVE the bits of white pom pom trim in this kit, so added some strips of those, too.
The last page I did was also based off of a sketch...it is todays sketch that is up on the My S&M sketch blog today. This sketch is by Kristine Davidson. Another cute shot of my little guy (who's not so little anymore) and his rosy cheeks. When I look at this photo, it just reminds me of how children make the season so special....
On the background, I used my star stencil from Studio Calico and some molding paste. I love the white on white and the texture it gave!
Then I just used some circles from patterned papers (strategically, I might add) and did some stitching here and there.
Phew...that was a LOT of pages with this kit! I actually have a few more projects that I made coming up over the next few weeks! Be sure to check out the My Scraps & More store for these wonderful kits!