Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas Layout

Last December my friend took these wonderful pictures of my boys (plus some of me, my mom, and my daughter) when they were a week away from being 3 and 7 years old.  I just fell in love with the head shots of both boys, but could never find the inspiration to create a layout with them, until now!!

Putting pictures in Polaroid frames is huge right now, so I could not resist playing around with the idea.  My pictures were not the correct size, so I added a paper border inside and then added their names below.  I also wanted to try out my new circle punch (it made the doilies behind the pictures).  I then added in my own layers and clusters for lots of dimension and fun.

Here you can see some of the May Arts twine looped around to make a fun flourish behind the flowers.  I then added in a fun charm, which is all stacked up on top of chipboard, die cuts and paper some from Fancy Pants, and some wonderful Susan K. Weckesser Stamps used with various colors of red and brown Ranger Distress Inks.  

I used the following sets of stamps from Susan K. Weckesser all layered on top of each other for lots of dimension:


Here you can see some I stamped on the chipboard with one of the Susan K. Weckesser Stamps after painting it with Clearsnap Smooch Paint.   You can see some of my paint splatters and circle marks I made with Tattered Angels  (here is a link to the tutorial on how I make them).

Supplies used

Susan K. Weckesser Design Team


  1. Your boys look very charming! Love all the depth you created combining the stamped images with the layers.

  2. I love this layout! Everything looks beautiful!

  3. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.



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