Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry and Bright layout

Happy Monday!  I can't quite believe it's Monday already-where did the weekend go?  It was full of high school musical productions (Son#2 was playing in the pit band) and books.  One of my book clubs gets together for lunch each December to pick the books for the following year-one of my favorite events of the season!  Of course I had to curl up with my Nook and a cup of hot tea to sort through my recommendations.  A very cozy way to spend a Friday night-PJs, hot tea, and books!  But on to craft things!

It's all things Christmas this month at BBTB2 and our challenge this week is to use a Christmas animal or bird.  While my reindeer didn't photograph well as I didn't do a very good job with the lighting, he is holding down the fort in the corner of my Christmas layout.  I used the Artbooking cartridge for both the reindeer and the title (both cut on real dial size, due to the sizing on Artbooking being for the pre-made layouts).  I take a LOT of pictures at Christmas (I know you're surprised to hear that, LOL!), so I need Christmas layouts that hold lots of pictures and I got 8 onto this layout.   Really, I need ALL my layouts to hold lots of pictures, since I take so many.  With three kids, it takes multiple photos to tell the story.  The paper strip on the right above the reindeer is intended for a bit of journaling to tell the story as well.  There is lots of Christmas inspiration over at BBTB2 and we hope you will link up a Christmas project of your own!

Artbooking-reindeer and title
Paper-Simple Stories Handmade Holiday prints/stickers, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink


  1. A cup of tea, jammies and my reader sounds like my cup of tea also. Such relaxation! Wow, you could have alot of fabulous pictures on your layout! How wonderful! I love your reindeer, sentiment, and the pretty papers.

  2. Great layout Michelle!! Love the deer, the pattern papers and the great title. :)

  3. Michelle, I love your layout! It looks like the perfect background for your special holiday photos. That Artbooking reindeer is awesome!

  4. Very nice layout. The reindeer is very cool, wish I had that cartridge.

  5. great Christmas layout. I love all the cricut reindeer cuts. I like your photo layouts too...