Whew! Another day of Christmas preparation and I am exhausted. I did get some time my scrapping studio and did this page for my daughter’s album. I’m getting close to being done and hope to get at least 2 done tomorrow.
In the morning, I get the privilege of having two of my granddaughter spend the morning with me. I hope I can crave some time out to bake some cookies and that will provide me with some excellent photo opportunities! Can’t wait.
Every once in a a while there are moments that make you proud ,or make you take a moment to reflect ,or make you cry, or take your breath away, and I don’t think that any Christmas should pass without at least one of those moments. That’s why I created this page for my daughter. I know how proud she is of her 3 boys and we are proud too. That’s part of the reason we scrap, isn’t it! We want to get those moments down on paper and keep the pictures that represent them safe for the future.
I love the colors on this LO. It has a sort of peaceful elegance to it and if truth be told, I am more of an elegant scrapper than a cutesy one. I like cutesy but it’s not my first reaction to a scrapping challenge.
This paper is from last year’s Premium Christmas stack. The cardstock is Bazzill except for the title which doesn’t show up that great in this photo, which is Core’dinations. That gold gel was in use again. I like to carry a detail like this throughout an album once I start it.
The title and the pine branch are from Winter Woodlands. I used the shadow feature to cut the title because I didn’t want the fine detail of the regular font. That pine branch, well let’s just say there is something to be said about the simplicity of it! It seemed to me—enough. The tags from this page are from Winter Woodlands page 43 and the ones from yesterday are from page 44. That little corner cut is from Storybook page 50. When this cart came out I bought it immediately and I can’t tell you how often I pull it out for just this kind of cut. Those fancy corners sort of echo the design of the paper and I cut them from Core’dinations Gemstone paper.
Cutting something this tiny and fine when using your Gypsy or Design Studio can be really challenging when you can’t regulate the speed, and to get my Cricut to cut it,I set the blade depth at 4, the pressure at 3 and I set it to multi cut at 2. Anytime I have an intricate cut and I’m using my Gypsy or Design Studio and I can’t regulate the speed, I use this method to get those tiny, fine cuts. Works almost every time.
How about some close-ups?
I added the rhinestones for some bling. It’s hard for me to resist bling. I’m a girl! Show me a jewelry box and I swoon. I feel similarly about bling! I think you can see the luster of that gemstone paper in the title and those tiny corners.
Now for the tags! I’ve had this brushed silver trees for a while and thought they might look good on these tags. They do!
I’m off to bed. It’s been a rough and long day!