Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂
Christmas is just a couple of days ahead and I just can’t wait for the celebration to begin, for the Christmas Eve family gathering, carol singing and eating traditional Polish food delicacies (it is a custom to have twelve courses for the Christmas Eve supper and you must at least try a bit of all of them!) And of course, it’s a great occasion for taking family photos to scrapbook later 😉
But before I take new pictures I still have some old ones that I used for this last layout and post this year:
I’m really happy that Maja releases Monochromes for each collection now! They save me a lot of wondering which paper to sacrifice for the background 😉 Here I layered two Monochromes papers under the main background sheet. Then I added some snowflakes stamps:
Then I matted the photos with pieces of papers and hand-cut tags and the title using foam gold letter stickers:
With each sheet, Maja gives you a bonus border on the signature strip. I really love using those snippets 🙂
I also added the flower cluster containing mulberry flowers, die-cut leaves, a chipboard bauble, a crystal gem and gold metallic ribbon:
The Playful sheet I chose for my background has a girl image in the bottom left hand corner, which didn’t really match my photos. So I just rolled it over and hid, putting another small flower cluster in between the layers 🙂
Here’s what I used for my layout:
Maja Design papers:
Other: flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Craft&You Design; punch: Woodware; stamp: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Scrapiniec; foam letters: American Crafts; felt snowflakes, bling: home&you; ribbon: my stash.
Since this is my last post this year, I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas, filled with love, peace and joy, and all the best in the New Year!