Saturday, March 5, 2011

Christmas in March... Ho Ho Ho !

Oh... yes! I'm kind of crazy. But just a little bit and enough to enjoy life. Have you heard people saying you must be crazy for doing something, or for working at certain place, or maybe for allowing anything? Well, let me tell you a secret... It's not called being crazy... it's called being imperfect... I've learned you don't have to describe things black or white... there's some gray there that will make you enjoy life better. So, call me crazy.

I had these layouts pending to finish from Christmas. Just developed some photos so I finished them and want to share with you... even if it's already March... ok?

This one features our Christmas Day 2010 when we opened our gifts. Economic situation had not been at its best during last year, so we were kind of wondering if Santa should visit us or not, but at the end he did... There's always something to give... and you don't need that much money to give it.

Nice things about this layout, besides the meaning is that the banner was hand made. I cut the triangles the way I wanted, stamped the letters and joined to each other with eyelets.

Also, the glitter balls in the Xmas tree were originally part of an event invitation. It was a little card in a box accompanied with these foam balls to support Xmas spirit. So, I cut them in half and used them in my tree.

I glued them with Aleene's Tacky Glue and gave some dimension to the cardstock tree.

I added some Glossy Accents to the tree as well.

My journaling is handwritten right above the dotted line so it seems part of the design for those who don't look closer.

The layout is very simple to do. I just used a white cardstock as base and used some elements of the papers from the Winter Wonderland Collection from My Mind's Eye. I mixed with Fancy Pants chipboard elements gave my personal touch with the banner.

That same collection I also used for this next layout.

There's one of the patterned papers that already has the phrase Merry Christmas and I thought it was ok to use it as title for an even simpler layout... and for taking advantage of it. So I cut just a thin border around so I can place it in a red cardstock and have the red border to frame the page.

I also cut a strip from other paper and used it at the bottom. To mat my beautiful niece photo I cut a shape from Accent Essentials cartridge in my Cricut Expression.

I also circle punched some designs from one of the paper, inked the edges, and added Glossy Accents in the middle... Some of them were glued with 3D Squares to create dimension.

The Poinsettia is a stamped image. I stamped several of these a while ago when I was in a crop and a friend (Mildred) let me use the stamp. I also stamped some leaves in green (from Autumn Leaves brand stamp) and placed them first, then the flower, and then other leaves from TAC, for the top.

A little tag with a Xmas tree was used for journaling.

I hope you like the final result.

And I hope you enjoyed this post... even if it is about Christmas... what an imperfect World.

(patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Memory Stor; stamps: TAC, Autumn Leaves, and unknown; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard: Fancy Pants; ink: Color Box; adhesives: Scotch, Aleene's, Generations; pen: Sakura; bling bling: Heidi Swapp; circle punch: Making Memories; miscellaneous: foam balls, Glossy Accents, Cricut Expression (Accent Essentials cartridge))


MARILYN said...

Lindas paginas!! me gustaron las bolitas del arbol con glitter!! y como trabajastes el titulo!!
la chica que linda al igual que la pagina!!
Yo hice lo mismo en Navidad y decidimos una comida con los chicos y ese fue nuestro regalo compartir una cena con los nenes!! Hay que ajustarse a las situaciones, no hay d otra!! Un abrazo, amiga!!!

JOAN said...

Hermosos LO'S. Te ranqueaste con el arbolito. Y como a mi me encanta la navidad, por mi sigues posteando de este tema todo el a~o.

Un abrazo,

Karin said...

Tu título me hizo acordarme de una camisita que le regalaron a Ian de navidad, el detalle fue que el tamaño era para cuando tuviera 6 meses (me imagino que eso se le fue a la persona) pues cuando le pude poner la camisa fue en VERANO LOL.

Anyway, me encantan tus layout, su constitución en simple pero cada detalle es único. Me gusta como tu adornas tu embellishments, esto lleva esos adornos a otro nivel.

Zulma said...

Very pretty! ese detalle de las bolitas en el arbolito le dio un toque chic LOL. Gracias por compartir, Zulma.

jecg1999 said...

Preciosas las encantaron los detalles del arbolito!!!

Maribel said...

Preciosos y los detallitos del árbol, me encantaron.

Gladys said...

Mi querida Edelmira, hermosas tus paginas y como a todas las chicas me gusto muchísimo el arbolito.
Un abrazo!

Frances said...

Muy lindo tu trabajo, me encanto el banner y el arbolito..un abrazo, Frances.

Nilsa said...

At least you finished your Christmas photos this year! I have from years before and haven't worked them!!
Anyhow, your LO' is beautiful, specially the details of the tree

Vivi said...


Para mi no es extraño. Me encanta hacer layouts de las navidades y los hago en cualquier época del año. Tu sabes. jeje
Me fascinó el arbolito.

Myrna Marcano said...

Que paginas mas lindas. Pero si en Puerto Rico todo el año es fiesta! Que mejor momento que estar inspirada para trabajar cualquier tema. Creo que estar relajada de las fiestas se hace muy buen trabajo.
Gracias por compartir tan lindos LO
Abrazos, Myrna