Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Home for the Holiday Layout

Hi Everyone, 
I've been in this crafting funk lately, I think it's because all my creative juices have been going to my project at work and I just haven't had any left...Even my last few cards I haven't been in love with...

Tuesday night I came in my craft room and saw my Echo Park Season's Greeting collection sitting on my desk and said "Tina (that's family calls me Tina and not Christina) look at that collection is just sitting there waiting for you to do your last 2010 layout with...get crackin"

So I did...

I started playing with the papers first, figuring out how I wanted to lay it out and then I did my photo collage. I found that helped me get going and really started to get the juices flowing. 

When I did my journaling I went with #'ing the photos so I can say who was in each photo. I cut those cute little #'s with my Silhouette. I used a font called Vaguely Repulsive, I have no clue where I got that font from, but they are super tiny and cut like butter.

The gathered ribbon was inspired by a Paper Trey Ink Monday video I just watched the other day. I've done this technique before in a single row, but never double. I love the look. The satin row needs to be sewn, but I have to wait until 12/25 to do that. My older sewing machine has been giving me major trouble lately and I really needed a new one. I was reading someone's blog the other day (sorry I can't remember who it was but I think Kristina Werner may also have this machine) and they picked up the Brother CS6000i machine. Found a great deal on Amazon so I asked Scott to get it for me for Christmas.

Home for the holiday was also cut on my Silhouette. Here is the cut I purchased from Silhouette America's online image store. 
Well that's all for today. Hope you have a wonderful day. 
Supplies I used to make today's layout are listed below :)
Hugs to all,

Supplies (note: Silhouette SD is no longer available so I linked below to the new Silhouette Cameo, oh how I want that Cameo....)


  1. Stunning layout Christina,the ribbon looks gorgeous along with the photos.

  2. The pictures are even more spectacular on your blog - WOW sis this is beautiful!!!!! I love each and every element on this page and HELLLLLLLO...that title is perfect. The "for the holiday" looks like you hand wrote it with a marker....gotta LOVE that Silhouette!!! HUGS, T

  3. I love your layout, Christina! The title, paper, ribbon, and pictures are perfect!

  4. This is a great layout---I love the ruffled ribbon, and my, the fine lettering that you cut for the title----that's some very nice cutting!!!! ;)

  5. Beautiful layout! Love the title! I can't believe how detailed the Silhouette can cut! I love the snowflakes with the button centers!


  6. You did a great job! I'm to anxious becuase of all there is to do between Christmas and 3 birthdays before then. I'll be lucky if I can even write my cards!!