Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1st Christmas Layout

Good Morning to you :) We took over Zachary's 1st year album last night to our son and daughter-in-law's place and the album was well received, just the look on their faces while looking through the album sure does make it all worthwhile :) Well a 1st year album needs a 1st Christmas Layout:

This is probably the 1st layout I did in quite awhile that wasn't made up entirely of my counterfeit kit, but I did get a bit of it in  and on the layout with that journaling tag and the puffy ribbon attached to the tag :) I pulled out my Christmas box full of Christmas related paper and found this fun kraft style snowman paper for the double page layout. The first Christmas title was a laser cut I had gotten from our local store a few years ago just for this project.
 The left side of the layout is to mat the main Christmas picture and journaling of the day by his mom.
The right side includes the mats for other pictures of the other grandparents, we are the 3rd set of grandparents and usually are the last to see the kids over the holidays, but made sure to include the 2 Christmas pictures that I had from that visit in the center of the layout.
The journaling tag did come from the tag cutout sheet that was in my April Counterfeit kit  (totally forgot that I did cut that out and added it to the layout I just covered up the image that was on there with a Christmas sticker from the dollar store Christmas Laser Saying stickers pack.
 Here I fussy cut a strip of cardstock to have that word border a cross both pages of the layout and another sticker

 The plaid and the holly paper both came out of that Christmas box full of paper too.
Lots of stickers used throughout the layouts.

I feel pretty good that I was able to get this book accomplished (a goal for this year), I spent my free time on Easter finishing up the album with this 2-pg layout and 7 other pages that were mainly just done up as pre-made pages and all Katherine needs to do is add the pictures and the journaling.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop back tomorrow for the Counterfeit Kit challenge-April blog hop.


  1. Ah fab layout I have a stack of Christmas piccies to scrap but can't bring myself to drag out the Christmas papers at the moment!

    1. Christmas in July is a great time to do those :)

  2. Such a cute first year Christmas layout Tina! I love the cute little primitive snowmen. I also love that cute pictures. I can see why the parents loved this special album!! Hugs