Friday, December 25, 2015

Layouts of Christmas Past - Santa Stamp

For the layout below, I was inspired by a page kit from Out On a Limb a few years ago.  I liked the belt effect and the Santa face.  Then, while I was digging through my stash, I came across a Santa stamp my sister had bought.  I stamped the image on a neutral/skintone, on white and on red, and cut out the individual pieces to layer to make the peek-a-boo Santa on the left side of the page.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Layouts of Christmas Past - Purple Christmas

Christmas 2005

Christmas 2011

Here are two layouts I created for purple Christmases we had in our family in 2005 and 2011.  Both are built on the now-retired eggplant grid paper.  In the second one, I took lots of photos of the tree, ornaments, presents, etc. to use as accent pieces.

Layouts of Christmas Past - Chimney Layout

I created this layout by putting some brick colored paper through the old-school paper crimper to give the effect of bricks for a fireplace and chimney.  The stockings were a die cut, as was Santa's head.  The fire came from a cricut camping cartridge.  I made up the body and the rest of the pieces.   The holidays are a great time to get creative with your mosaic layouts!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Photo Ideas

This is a re-share of a post I did about a year ago - just as a friendly reminder . . .

As we approach the Christmas season, stop and think about the photos you'll be taking.  Here is a list of photo prompts provided by Mosaic Moments:

And you can find even more inspiration over here at Mosaic Moments Blog- photo checklist.

Here are some close-up photos to inspire you: 


Holiday M&M's


Holiday Candy

Over the next couple days, I'll be sharing some layouts I've made to commemorate holidays in years past.