Well, here is what I have come up with so far, three layouts, and started my fourth.
The first I will call Yuletide Carols;
Using the Little Yellow Bicycle paper as a title for this one, I used my clear embossing technique with a roller stamp that I have from Stampin' Up for the music notes on the background. I stitched around the outside edge (told you would see more stitching from me!) I covered a chipboard tag from the kit and used the ribbon from the kit to complete it. The journaling reads
"With their eyes all a glow... You guys enjoyed that electronic piano that Daddy got you for Christmas SO MUCH! Hours of fun tickling the ivory! Nigel & Vanessa Dec. 27th 2010"
The second I am calling Waiting...
OK, Tina is going to kill me over this one, but I absolutely hated the Little Yellow Bicycle paper that she put in there, it is full of Christmas sayings, some of it in metallic red foil print ... so what did I do with that paper? Aside from the odd little word here or there that I cut out and used for titles etc. I flipped it over and used the white backside and glimmer misted it! I cut out some of the ornaments from the Creative Imaginations paper and the trees from the same line, and used pop-dots to give it some dimension. This is my absolute favorite photo this Christmas, and it wasn't even taken by myself, it was taken by my sister. We must have taken 100 photos that day, and this was the best we got! I used Glossy Accents on the title to make it pop. No stitching on this one, but I did dashed lines to look like stitching. The journaling reads
"Patiently waiting for Santa Vanessa 2010"
"Daddy helped Vanessa build a SNOW DUDE! Complete with a MOHAWK!! December 2010"