Today is Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane.
I’d like to share some special layouts today from Christmas Eve. My scrapbooking buddy Michelle & I choose the same sketch and the same supplies for a layout. We didn’t plan this and were surprised when we showed up at the scrapbook retreat weekend planning to do the same page.
We both love all of Allison Davis’ sketches so it wasn’t too surprising that we decided to use her Two-Page sketch #23 for our layouts.
As soon I realized we were dong the same layout and using My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas Collection supplies we didn’t look at each others pages. I thought it would be fun to see which patterns and embellishments each of us choose to use and didn’t want to be influenced (subconsciously or consciously) by Michelle’s layout.
Michelle has graciously agreed to let me share her layout with you today so you can see our fun little dual project! This sketch has 5 Christmas trees as the main embellishments. We had to cut them out of the pattern paper. Michelle cut out cute ornaments to hang from the biggest tree. She used chipboard stars and brads on the top of the trees. She’s added red embroidery floss to the tree to add a nice touch.
Only one of our trees ended up being the same pattern. I too added some embroidery floss to the trees. Used a white floss and stitched on the snowflake design. For my other tree, I added the blue & white twine that came with the collection as a garland. I first thought of using red floss but I didn’t have the right color red . I was glad to find this unexpected blue & white floss color as my tree decoration.
The sketch has two 4×6 photos and then nine 3×3 photos for a total of 11 photos in one layout. I love layouts that allow this many photos. The hardest part for me is always narrowing down my photos to the number in the layout. I take a lot of photos and then I am emotionally attached to all the people in the photos so it’s hard to reduce but it’s so worth it to create a clean balanced layout.
We only used two other of the same pattern papers on the main part of the layout, the diagonal stripe and the diamond (in my tree). This 12 Days of Christmas collection has a ton of papers, it’s pretty awesome that you can customize the colors for your layout.
I added this little sentiment with a brad to the top of the page. This was also part of the collection. I had to include this great photo of my sister with the cute felt owl she received in the ornament exchange.
I love the location that Michelle chose for her journaling. It’s a good place not to detract from the beautiful trees. We both picked the joy tag to put in the bottom right!
Thanks to Michelle for taking photos and letting me sharing them with everyone on Laurel Lane. Also, we’d like to thank our favorite source of scrapbooking inspiration Allison Davis for the great sketch once again! We are two of your BIGGEST fans!!
Supplies: Pattern paper, embellishments-My Minds Eye (12 Days of Christmas Collection), Cardstock-Bazzil, Sketch-Sketch Support Two-Page #23.