Thursday 4 December 2014

Thursday Thoughts

My dad's birthday today - 86 - but still no sign of my new grandson. I've been saving this sketch from The Memory Nest for his introduction to the world page, too late to enter it into the challenge now, he obviously didn't fancy November as his birth month after all.

So on to the new December sketch and a page about buying the real tree. 

I used my go to Stampin Up stamps where the stars are sprinkled on the sketch and under the punched circle above the photo mat. Otherwise I think I've stuck very close to the sketch and not even done my usual trick of shrinking proportions.

Just loving these cork alphas!

A closer look at my journalling:

Papers: tim Holtz; ep, times & seasons; scraps from my stash
Stamps: SU, Gorgeous Grunge & Kinda Ecletic
Ink: Memento, espresso truffle
Alphas: Papermania, bare basics; ep, all about a boy
Punch: Xcut, scallop edger; Martha Stewart deep edger, daisy fan

My December 2nd page for my December Daily album is also about the tree buying and a different part of the story. See my husband has this swish precious car, while I have a tiny beat up old banger.  Put a tree in his car - never! But he did, both last year and this year, although next year he'll deny it again.

And a closer look at each page:

Thanks for your time today and here's sending some Christmas sparkle your way.

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  1. I never made Lay Out Jane
    if I do it will be chaos and messy
    I am having always difficulty to decorate a big paper LOL
    your LO is adorable and so creative Jane..I am laugh reading your comment hihi LOL (about Santa and Blue)
    hugs, Monika

  2. Love your pages Jane and Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Zx

  3. Absolutely great pages. Love what you do. Those cork letters are great! And - I noticed that Gorgeous Grunge right away!! So much fun!

  4. Your December daily page is just gorgeous, Jane. Such a great photo......look at all those lovely trees. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's December Daily. I love your layout too.

  5. Jane, this is an absolutely gorgeous page!! LOVE how you used the sketch and you always choose the right materials to make it lovely!!

  6. Love your layout! The cork alphas look fun!

  7. Fabulous layout :) cork alphabets are such an amazing touch to the design !

  8. Beautiful page, and what a lovely memory to scrapbook. Love the cork letters.

  9. Wonderful layout! And the tree is stunning!!!


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