Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas ornaments and happy 2012!

The past two features at Practical Scrappers have been a Frugal Finds feature using what was left from our Christmas decorations, and a feature on 2012's trends. For the first one, I used fabric from my pijamas. As most of you know, a couple of months ago I bought a sewing machine, so this year I decided to make Christmas jammies for the whole family. I headed to the fabric shop and it was crowded Plus, not being a local, it is sometimes hard to get shopkeepers to start helping you instead of somebody who came later, as you do not know the way to get the shopkeeper's attention. So, after waiting A LOT, I finally got a shopkeeper to cut the fabric for me, and I had no idea how much I wanted. Since I didn't want to go back to that shop again during Christmas, and the fabric was cheap, I bought extra fabric just in case. But I miscalculated so much I bought enough for 4 or 5 pijamas por me and my husband!!!!!!!! Here are our jammies:

And here is the layout I made for Practical Scrappers, with hearts made from the fabric in my pijamas. I used pieces of the red fabric, and pieces taken from Santa's beard for the brownish hearts. Now, head over to Practical Scrappers, as you don't want to miss the tinsel heart Christine created for this feature here

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The paper and the buttons are JBS, I'm trying to think about the stickers but I am not 100% sure right now, will have to check that. The second layout I created is a 2012 layout. We had dinner on Dec 31st as a family, and we had a friend over for dinner who is still waiting for his family to get to Trinidad (moving countries takes time and lots of paperwork!). Our neighbours had a huge party with a fabulous firework display, so fireworks were a highlight of the night. 

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I had to include trends form 2011 for this layout, so I included chevrons, twine and lots of embellies from smashbooks, which were a big hit this year. For the photos, I gave each person (including myself) a patterned paper number, and then took a picture. I used PSE to play with the pics a little and make them black and white while keeping the numbers coloured. Lots of fun! 

Hope you enjoyed looking at these layouts, have you already scrapped in 2012?


Jessica said...

Love the idea of photographing each person with a number to write 2012! Wish I would have thought of that. Great layouts! Love the PJ's. To answer your question on my blog, I am using the journaling from my blog...I just simply cut and pasted right onto the text inserts in Shutterfly. Pretty easy. It is taking me about 30 minutes to do each 2 page (weekly) layout. I wish I wouldn't have waited until the entire year was finished. LOL

Denise said...

That is so cool that you made your family's pjs. Too funny about how much you bought. Bet I know what next year's jammies look like! Beautiful picture of your daughter in your first layout. I LOVE how you made fireworks out of bling!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What adorable LO's!! Love your style!! ~ Blessings


CraftyGirl said...

Great LOs!! I love the way you were able to use the extra fabric for the layout! And I never would have guessed that was santa's beard on the heart!!

Barb :)

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