Sunday, July 30, 2006

Christmas In July!

Each month, one of the girls on the Classic Scrappers group issues a layout challenge. We all try to participate ("try" being the key word here -- we're also known as the Classic Slackers), and then the host holds a drawing of all the participants for a small prize.

This month, the lovely Jennifer chose Christmas in July as our theme. We were to do any projects that were Christmas-related: gifts, cards, decor, layouts, etc. I had really good intentions in the "gifts" department, but then reality set in. I have a huge pile of Christmas pictures that I avoid (because I loathe Christmas layouts). So, I'm very proud to announce that I completed 8 layouts for the challenge! Granted, most of them were quite simple, but that's the direction my style has taken since I went back to work. I'll share a few of my favorites with you.

Santa Cookies - Design lifted from the amazing Cheryl Overton.

Christmas 2004 - Each year on Dec 26, I take a few minutes to sit down and write about the holiday season. It's just a basic outline of everything that we did to celebrate that year. Then, at some point (usually a couple of years later), I print it out and add it to my scrapbook.

The Year Without Santa - The concept of this page came from Ali Lipton. I thought it was brilliant, so I had to copy it myself!

Christmas Cheer - I love this page of Taylor on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the colors are way off here (it's much more vibrant IRL). Still, the layout makes me smile.

OK, I'm Blogger-challenged this morning. For some reason, I can't get the last 2 photos to load. So, I'm going to link to them instead.

That's all the scrapping for me this weekend! It was fun while it lasted!


Cheryl said...

I can't believe how many pages you got done last weekend Libby!!! And you rocked the Christmas Challenge! Now hurry up and get this work week over so you can come play with us again!

Jennifer said...

Love all of your layouts, Libby! Really, you did an awesome job with this challenge. I love them all!

Kristi Mangan said...

awesome layouts Libby - love that one about the year w/o Santa - too clever! And congrats for getting 8 pages done - I can't think of the last time I got 8 pages done in a month!