If you've been following my 25 Days of Christmas "catch up" this year, I finished 2011 in July and got back to working on my 2010 book. I'm not working in any particular order, so these are days 13 & 14.
DAY 13 - LET IT SNOW SOMEWHERE ELSE
This day I addressed all of my Christmas cards. I always save a couple of cards for my album, so I used the whole card on this page...I cut out the snowman from the center and put my pictures in this blank area to frame them, then I put the snowman cut out part vertically. The chipboard letters for "Let it Snow" are stitched down with silver thread. The larger snowflakes were given to me by my Mom (a crafter as well) who cut the snowflakes from glitter foam with dies. The smaller snowflakes are buttons. The journaling reads: " Let it Snow - This might be the sentiment on our cards, but my real feeling is LET IT SNOW SOMEWHERE ELSE!" For those of you who don't know, I live in Southern California, so the chance of snow here is 0%. So I like to remember the beautiful, peaceful snowfalls of my childhood in Canada...but memories are always better than reality...the snow that resulted in slush and slippery roads and ice and cold. So I'd prefer to remember what I want and it can snow somewhere else!
I also took a picture of this in the sun to show more of the metallic shine...
DAY 14 - HE BRINGS ME JOY
The picture for today is Spencer sitting under the Christmas tree in a Fancy Feast box. He loves to just sit in boxes. So I put a bow on his head and took a picture of him...my little present. The layout is just a lot of playing with some beautiful papers by MME from their ALL IS BRIGHT COLLECTION. I added glitter and gems to the paper. Across the top I added a straw with pearl pins on the ends and hung banners. The smaller ones are stickers from the collection and washi tape. The large banner is cut from paper and I put washi tape across the top with ric rac ribbon and gems.