Our monthly staff challenge and December kit at The Urban Scrapbook features wonderful papers from Carta Bella‘s “Merry and Bright” collection.
I love the non-traditional colour palette that has pink and pale turquoise! So cute!
Here is Lynette’s sketch and my layout…
|“Made with Love”|
There is a story behind these photos of BoyGenius at Age 2, his second Christmas.
While I was pregnant, I knit that sweater for my baby’s first Christmas. Well, it turned out a little on the BIG side, so it ended up fitting him for his second Christmas.
I was SO excited about my baby boy wearing something that I had knit. I’m actually not much of a knitter, and when I look at these photos, I think, “Huh? How the heck did I ever knit that?”
Christmas day arrived and I gave BoyGenius his precious sweater, with camera in hand. Of course, there was NO WAY he was going to wear it. He refused to put it on. [To say that BG is a strong-willed spirited child is an understatement]
Did I mention I was 9 months pregnant with his sister at the time…and she was due on Christmas Day? I gave up trying to convince him and left the room in tears.
Moments later, Daddy and BG came to find me and he was wearing the sweater! Ok, so it was only for 15 minutes, and a few snapshots later he pulled it off, never to be worn again. It wasn’t the Hallmark moment I was imagining, but at least I have a scrapbook page now. ha ha!
Now back to the page design and this kit…
These raw chipboard letters were cut with a Sizzix alphabet die. I painted them red and covered them with Glossy Accents.
I used the Prima Metal Trinket Typo Bulb as a template and traced more bulbs for my banner on American Crafts glitter paper. The silver tops of the bulbs are cut from silver glitter ribbon.
There were 2 large flowers in the kit. I cut the petals off my green flower to make my Christmas tree. I simply adhered the petals to a triangular piece of green card stock.
I used the petals from my red flower to make the 3 hearts. The border is a Martha Stewart edge/corner punch set.
|I tucked a journaling tag under the photo, with the story of this Christmas Sweater|