Making Gifts for Life

Friday, December 7, 2012

In the Spirit of Christmas

In the Spirit of Christmas Layout -

I made this layout for The Paper Mixing Bowl December challenge. I loved the idea of it. I wanted to stick close to the sketch because I loved it. I got to show my special doggie, Piper. She is an amazing Lhasa Apso, who is 13 years old and still running around like she is 1 years old. She does have some trouble seeing  but other then that the vet says she is very healthy. I love her so.

She gets so excited on Christmas morning. She knows she has presents and she will sniff them out. And try on her own to open them. 

I can't wait to see how she is this year. 

For the ornaments in this layout I outlined them in stickles for a shimmery effect. I added bows on each on for dimension. 

For the rub on title, I used stamp border scissors, then inked it with Olive cat's eye queue by colorbox.
I used a vintage round die cut, from K&Company, that I really liked.

I used bright yellow/gold cardstock for a color pop on this page.

The papers were from Authentique. I really like them a lot. I found them available at A.C. Moore.

I hope you enjoy my layout.
Any questions or comments, please post them below.

Have a blessed weekend.

Thank you for viewing my blog.


  1. Love your take on the recipe! Great ornaments and clothes pins!!!

  2. Love your take! Cute photo and great embellies! Thanks so much for playing along at PMB!!

  3. Great use of the recipe Tina - such a sweet pic! Thanks for playing along this month!

  4. What a wonderful take on the recipe!!! Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

  5. Love your take on the Paper Mixing Bowl recipe this month. Using the second photo spot for a journal tag was really a great idea. And your idea to use a yellow color pop was right on the money! Cute project - VERY cute dog!

    1. Thank you. It was a very fun project to try.

  6. Wonderful page. Pic is adorable and great choice of pattern papers.

  7. beautifully done, thanks for joining us at PMB!

  8. Wonderful layout... thanks for playing with us.