I started with this one as the striped "Wrap it up" paper just cried out to be used as a background. That's part of the reason that I love MME as the quality makes them ideal for this. However, being a bit anal about my papers, I had to gut it so I could use that precious square for something else ;-) (On that subject, Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party starts today - perfect for paper addicts like myself, how about you?)
I love these photos of B investigating the Christmas tree. They are a bit blurred but that's because she was so busy! I don't mind using imperfect pictures when the imperfections are part of the story - the story is what its about for me.
Because the photos were so fun, I really wanted to bling it up and make is sparkly and bright so I used some old glittery stickers as well as the gems from the kit. But I didn't stop there, oh no. I used Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the fabulous chipboard. This comes in a whole 12x12 sheet with enough images for plenty of layouts and cards too.
I used a bit of October Afternoon for the journalling as it had some of the same colours in. The modern colours in the MME line are a bit out of the norm for me as I normally stick to very traditional colours and patterns for the festive season. It was great to break out of my mould here and especially because it meant I could use pink and red together which was perfect for a little girl wearing a pink dress.
For my second layout I used a black and white photo as I wanted the variety between the two pages. I hoped to create something a bit more sophisticated for my ancient cat so I wanted to keep the lines cleaner than the previous layout.
I wasn't sure about this line of papers at first but I'm so pleased with how they've worked. There are so many colours in them that it is easy to pick out different ones to suit and get many looks from the same papers. And how lush is that bobble trim?!
I used some more of the chipboard here and popped out the middle of the frame to make a journalling spot. I love these chipboard sets as although they are self-adhesive, you can pop out the individual elements and move them around without them sticking in the wrong place. And trust me, they are VERY sticky once you take the film off so there is no change of repositioning!
I used a scrap of the "All The Trimmings" paper to make a rosette to add dimension. I didn't use this side of the paper elsewhere on this layout but the colours are there so it works okay and its a great way to use up scraps.
But it seems that I got a bit carried away... As well as these 2 layouts, and the snowy one on the previous post, I made ANOTHER layout with a summer theme. But I'll save that for another post ;-)
Bye for now