Sunday, January 17, 2010

Be Merry! {Fancy Pants Christmas Magic: Merriest Tale, Chestnuts Roasting, Bough of Holly}

It's been forever since I've touched one of my kits from my monthly group that meets...they gave us way too many Christmas kits way too early. But I knew I was going to like the Fancy Pants kit with the brown and cranberry colors. Perfect for the girls Christmas portraits!

This first LO is of the holiday card I sent out this year, using one of Julie's sketches for Magpie Club: I actually created that layout after I did this next one. I saw that Ali Edwards posted what she does with her holiday cards and thought it was a fantastic idea - why didn't I think of that?! I don't get very many cards, so I used bigger sections of each card and for a couple, I used more than one piece. I especially love that we can keep pieces of our parent's handwriting.
I'm really pleased with how the pages turned out and I was able to do them both in just a couple of hours. And now I don't have to feel bad about throwing away cards every year!


Amy said...

beautiful work as always :) Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! The white pen is a Signo Uniball.... it's the best I've found but I still have to remind myself to write very slowly to keep it smooth. Good luck on your search :) !

Danielle said...

love them both! this reminded me that I really need to scrap our Christmas card....from this year, last year, and last year. LOL

Suzanne said...

Great job Karen! Love the colors too!

Heidi M said...

Hi Karen! Love the layouts. Great colors and embellishments - and those kids are precious!