Here Comes Santa Claus – dt layout for SWAT

SWAT drill #22 is now live! For this challenge, there’s a pagemaps sketch and the twist is to include Santa on your page in some way. For my take on the challenge, I went with photos of my youngest son dressed up like Santa Mickey and used some fabulous Creative Embellishments chippies. One features a silhouette of Santa in his reindeer guided sleigh. Another has his stuck in a chimney and then the title piece of course uses the name “Santa” 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here’s a close up of the Santa’s Scroll and quill set. I love this piece! It’s so fun and would be great for layering too:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 1

This is a close up of the chimney piece w/Santa’s boots peeking out:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 2

This close up shows the title piece layered with the doily frame and Harlequin lattice panel. I had to snip the lead reindeer off of the Santa’s Sleigh piece and still wanted to incorporate it on my page, so I added it to the left of my title:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 3


Creative Embellishments Santa’s Sleigh
CE Christmas Scroll and Quill
CE Santa in the Chimney
CE Here Comes Santa Claus
CE Harlequin Lattice Panel
CE Doily Frame
Kaisercraft pp
Distress ink and paint
Pitt Big Brush markers
india ink




The Christmas Tree – dt layout for Sketchabilities

Sketch #105 at Sketchabilities is now live! Be sure to stop by and check out the dt’s amazing examples! For my take on the sketch, I used some fabulous laser cut chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments and older papers from Echo Park and embellies from Webster’s Pages. Here’s what I came up with:

The Christmas Tree

Here’s Karan’s fabulous sketch we got to work with:

sketch 105


American Craft cardstock
Creative Embellishments Ornate Frame
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Chipboard Snowflakes
CE Funky Alphabet
CE Merry Christmas title piece
Webster’s Pages bloomers, clips, sparklers, charm, sequin dots and trims
Echo Park A Boy’s Life papers
Acrylic ink
Ranger paint
Acrylic paint

I also entered my page in the Flying Unicorn Use Your Stash challenge.


Handsome – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with another Christmas layout to share. For this page, I decided to go with a pic of my youngest son, Christian opening his first Christmas present. The previous year, he was just 6 months old, so he didn’t open his own gifts. 😉

If you don’t know this about me already, I’m a huge Webster’s Pages fan and have horrible hoarding tendencies with their products…I’m avidly working on breaking that habit, so you’ll be seeing a lot of WP projects over the next few months. lol Anyway, I went with the oldest Christmas papers of theirs that I have and made them fresh and current with some FABULOUS Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces! I just love how easy they are to incorporate into any project and totally make my page come to life. 😀

For this layout, I was also inspired by the Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:



Creative Embellishments Spiral Tree
CE Handsome Frame
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Fancy Xmas Bulbs
Star from the CE Flourish Tree 2
Webster’s Pages pp, wire floral, sparkler, tinsel trim
doily from my stash
acrylic paint
Distress Paint

The fantastic Flying Unicorn sketch by Alda that I worked with:

Alda sketch 12-9-13


White Christmas – dt layout for SWAT

Drill #21 is now LIVE at SWAT – Scrap Warriors Advanced Training and all you have to do is create a project using a Christmas Carol for your title or sentiment. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

White Christmas


Creative Embellishments Icicle border piece
CE White Christmas title piece
CE chipboard snowflakes
Webster’s Pages A Christmas Story paper, mini bag, sticker and chipboard buttons and twine
Acrylic ink
tissue paper

I was also inspired by the Once Upon a Sketch December Challenge. The journaling prompt this month is, “My favorite month”…My journaling is tucked inside the mini bag to the right of my photo. 😀 Here’s the sketch that goes w/the OUAS challenge:

OUAS Dec sketch


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