Thursday, December 31, 2015

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - January Challenge!

I can't believe it! The whirlwind of December is behind us! We had an awesome Christmas, but sometimes trying to fit in all those things in one month can be a little tiring. I had a lovely holiday, and now I'm looking forward to the new year and having a little more me time ;)

It's time again now for the challenge over at the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog, and this month I am doing the sketch layout challenge. I actually turned the sketch on its side to do my layout. That's the great thing about sketches - you can use them as a starting point and go from there! I had an extra 3x4 photo of my girls on the day they visited Santa and I had gotten a little gift from a Christmas Tag class I went to which was these beautiful Graphic 45 postcards/journaling cards. I love the colours in them and they worked perfectly for layering.

I cut the Santa Hat with my Cricut Explore and used another Cricut diecut - the holly leaves and berries to layer in the corner. I added some Glossy Accents on to the berries and then sprinkled on some glitter while it was still wet. I cut the prongs off this sweet Christmas tree brad and added it to the center of the snowflake with a foam dot.

I dug through my stash of Christmas papers to find this pretty woodgrain paper that have some silver snowflakes along with the printed colours. I thought it worked perfectly with the Merry Christmas diecut that someone had given me in some Happy Mail!

I was just so happy with the candy cane outfits I found for the girls this year - and of course these were what they had to wear for their special visit!

Here's a look at the layout sketch this month - 

Don't forget we also have a card sketch and bible verse to challenge you as well! You have all month to enter - just visit the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog to enter your project on the January 1st blog post link up.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you had a lovely holiday and very Happy New Year!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday January Linky Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas
CHNC - Christmas Challenge Extra January Link up
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - January Link Up
PDE Linky Party - AG!


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
    Beautiful layout I love it. how fun what a great memory with Santa
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. Very pretty layout! Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Good morning! This is my first time stopping by your blog, and I have to say that you have 3 beautiful girls (which of course you already know!) Your layout is very pretty...I love the colors! Thanks for adding it to the challenge over at CHNC Extra!

    Marie B. -DT Member :)

  4. So glad you had a Fabulous Christmas! you had lots going on in Dec and I look forward to what 2016 will bring you & your family! Your layout looks fabulous!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. What a sweet holiday layout! Those girls are so cute sitting on Santa's lap. I hope they got everything they asked for this Christmas. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. Thank you so much for joining all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x