Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Ghost of Christmas Past.....

LOL!!! Anyone of you have those???? Christmas pictures that linger, waiting to be scrapped??? I sure do! I am starting out small scale - Our family picture album.

Every year since our daughter was born, we have gotten out family picture taken at Christmas time. And I plan on doing it for many years to come. So, I have an 8x8 Christmas Scrapbook that I do one layout a year in...just for our family photo. I should be able to handle that, right???? LOL!!! I haven't done anything in it since '06! So, I have three 8x8 layouts that I haven't mustered up the gumption to get them done. WHAT is the mater with me....I should be able to keep up with that! So today, I pulled out last year's family picture and got busy!
note: if this is the first time on my blog - I cover my daughter's face in pictures for my blog....I am sorry, I am weird that way.

My daughter's dress is a rich perfect plum velvet and white is hard to see that in the picture, but that is where I pulled the purples from for my layout.

The background is a blinged up glittery page I made myself starting with a basic black piece of card stock. I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs all over it in a random pattern with versamark ink and embossed it with my heat tool using iridescent ice embossing powder. OH MY SWEET GLITTERY GOODNESS!!!!! Y.U.M.M.O.!!! I then matted our picture with whisper white and then perfect plum. I stamped three of the ornaments from Delightful Decorations in elegant eggplant, perfect plum and pale plum. I then punched them out with the ornament punch. I know - it is from the last mini and not available anymore - but I am hoping, really hoping, that both of these make it into the next catalog. please....pretty please....

So, with true blinging fashion....I had to glitter them up with dazzling diamonds and a 2 way glue pen. My "08" was cut with the timeless type junior alphabet die set - love it! I started with brushed silver card stock and embossed a scrap with versamark ink and iridescent ice embossing powder, then I ran them through my big shot. they are adhered with stampin dimensionals to that ornament.

Each ornament is adhered with stampin dimensionals. I put a piece of silver elastic cord from the ornament to the top of the page for the "hanger" and then adhered a tiny bow I made from white taffeta ribbon with a mini glue dot.

What do you think??? Did I bling out my ghost of Christmas Past???? ~Now to stomp on some more of them :)


Sue Madex said...

Love your layout Regina. Those ornaments are beautiful!

Elise said...

Nice layout, Love those ornaments!