Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Christmas Story layout

I am proud to bring to you a little Christmas in July. I had scrapbookers block with this layout. I had difficulty choosing papers, titles and who knows what else BUT I am so pleased that once I got my creative juices flowing I was able to make some good choices and get it done.

I have to give you the story behind the photos. Every year since my youngest daughter was born 9 weeks premature we have been invited to Christmas, Easter and Halloween events just for the NICU babies at the hospital where she was born. In December 2010 was our 1st Christmas event and we quickly found out that my youngest daughter does not like Santa Claus. As soon as we put her down on his lap she began to cry, we began to laugh, we encouraged our oldest daughter to hold her sisters hand to comfort her and as you can see in the last photo it worked. To this day we still do not have a picture of her smiling on Santa's lap and she will be 5 this November.

I used these items to create my layout:
  • Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge - part of the title "Christmas"
  • Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge - part of the title " A Story"
  • Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge - Rudolph and Santa
  • Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge - peppermint candies
  • Pattern Paper from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • Better Not Pout embellishment from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • ribbon
  • Red corners and star from DCWV The Christmas Speciality sitcker stack
  • Red, green and iridescent stickles
  • Glossy Accents - Rudolph's nose
  • Google eyes
  • Foam squares 

I am entering this layout in the following challenges and linky parties:


  1. so so sweet. Thanks for playing with DCD

  2. Awahhhh, this is cute cute cute, super layout! Thanks for joining in the Corrosive Challenge and good luck in the draw!

  3. What a precious story! I have a NICU baby too. He just turned 16 yesterday. They are true blessings!! I love that you captured this special memory of yours!! And your diecuts are super cute! Great layout! Thanks for entering at Die Cuttin' Divas! Scrappy hugs!

  4. What an adorable LO, and those pictures are so precious! I have some of those photos of my youngest as well. :)
    Thanks for for joining the CDD Christmas in July Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori


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