Saturday, February 2, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

To early to talk about Christmas?!? Well I went searching for the perfect photos for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge and found a couple that hit the mark.  Never mind they are from 7 years ago...  First, here are this week's colors:

Here is my layout:

I don't feel like I made good use of the colors :/ You win some, you lose some.

I started by designing my own background paper.  Sometimes plain paper just needs some jazzing up.  I took my Distressed Dots stamp and White craft ink and stamped the paper, added some Dazzling Details, heated some more than others, and spritzed with Shimmer paint and Soft Suede.  Here is a closer view:

My next big project was the "tree."  I cut each letter out of chipboard then traced them on the script DSP and then took my craft knife and carefully cut them.  This was done on a card in the Spring Catalog and I loved it.  From there, I layered a strip of Pretty Pink card stock with three different ribbons.  A *card stock* doily (I gave my white ones a break this week) and layered it with a couple of Christmas details.

Now head over and see what the other ladies have designed!


  1. Bobbie, I love that you went with Christmas this week! Perfect photos :o)

  2. I think you did a fantastic job with these colors, Bobbie. I love the way the red and pink in your elements pull those colors out from the photos (adorable, BTW!). I cannot believe how patient you are to cut out those letters by hand! Beautiful job. ;-)

  3. I think you did a great job with this color's all about thinking outside the box right! My favorite part of your layout is the distressed dots placed here and there!

  4. Bobbie, can we have a Skype date so you can share encouragement to scrapbook? Your layout is gorgeous! I love the pop of color on the neutral background. I think you used the colors beautifully! :)

  5. Wonderful page Bobbie - absolutely love how you've done the title - so clever! And your use of the colours is perfect with those photos!

  6. Great Christmas layout! I don't scrap much, but I think it is so pretty. I have made a couple of scrapbooks and have 3 unfinished ones. Thanks for the inspiration.