Thursday, December 8, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals - Home for the Holidays

Wow...was it ever nice to have an hour or two to myself finally! It's always so tough dealing with the holidays as it is, and then when everyone gets sick, it just makes it even harder to deal with. My little guy is still a little icky, my hubby has a terrible cold, my oldest had the stomach far, knock on wood (knocks on own head), I've been hanging in there. Unfortunately, that means the burden of everything has fallen on my shoulders. It's not too bad, I like being in charge and taking care of everyone, but once in a while,...I just want a time out!

So that's what happened Tuesday night. I was finally able to get a page done! WOOHOO!!

Challenge #9 from Paper Lovin' Gals was a GORGEOUS photo inspiration of a wintery barn. LOVE IT!! I was so determined to get this one done.
I chose a beautiful sketch from Stuck on U Sketches to work on a Wintery/ Christmas page.

I had to handcut the shaped piece and then I used some silver ink on the edges. The background paper was sprinkled with a little bit of Sparkle mist and then the edges were inked in gold. I added more border punches to my Christmas list this year. I have 3 and this is my favorite. After I punched the border, I scored it and folded it in a bit to give the photo mat dimension. This was also inked in silver. Silver and gold...silver and
Aren't these poinsetta stickers pretty?? And the pine cones?? Guess what?? I found those in the Christmas decoration section at Walmart! Each set was only $1.50! Wait till you see the borders I bought! Beautiful!
The Happy H0lidays sentiment was from Echo Park. I added a few pop dots to the center circle.

Be sure to stop by The Paper Lovin' Gals to see the beautiful projects from our Design Team! You will surely be inspired!


  1. Wow Wendy, you create such lovely pages!!! I love all the little details on this one...the poinsettias and pine cones to the sponging of silver and gold. Absolutely wonderful.


  2. WOW, this is amazing. LOVE it!! Hope everyone feels better soon, my family has all come down with some nasty colds too.

  3. Wendy! You already know that I love this! :-) Hope your household is on the mend!!

  4. There are so many things I LOVE about this page, Wendy! The punch used to make the frame, the layout, the little details... AWESOME! :)

  5. Hi Wendy, what a fabulous layout, love that you hand cut the shapes. Really like the whole wintery Christmassy feel to your project.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  6. I love love love love this!! I loveeeeeeeeee that photo and loving those pinecones!! And YAY for ME time!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. What a great scrap page, love the metalic sponging and love the pine cones, they are soooo cute.

  8. Oh wow!! That is absolutely beautiful.. Love all of your little details, like the poinsettias.. amazing layout
    thnx for sharing this with us girls over at SOUS

  9. What a great page... Lots of details and that soft edge you created is gorgeous.

  10. Wendy, this is just magnificent! Love your poinsettia .. what a bargain huh? Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOUS!