Monday, November 22, 2010

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge…Christmas


Good morning, my friends!

Another month, another fun challenge for the Crafty Secrets Design Team!  This month we’re focusing on all the new & fabulous Christmas products…so many to choose from!

I’ve already shared a couple of pages from my Christmas chipboard album with you…here it is all together:


First, a couple that you’ve already seen:



Okay…here’s a new one.  This is me talking to Santa…my brother Steve waiting for his turn right behind me…about 1969…DSC06240_edited-1

This little sweetie is one of my favorite Crafty Secrets’ images…from the “Christmas” Creative Scraps.  I just had to add a little pom-pom to her hat…


I decided I’d better have a page to represent my husband Roger’s childhood Christmases as well…couldn’t be ALL about me, right?!  Here he is, a sweet little 5-year old in his striped Christmas jammies, along with a postcard to Santa, from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Creative Scraps…


The last page…this cute little vintage image is from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Images & Journal Notes booklet.  The first time I saw it, I thought of this photo of my brothers and me coming down the stairs the first Christmas morning after we’d moved to Ohio…1969…


I put my new jingle bell punch from the fabulous Miss Martha Stewart…love these!  Covered with some chunky glitter, of course…

I really enjoy seeing these little mini albums all bound together…the chunky boards, the multi-colored pages full of memories all tied together in one fun bundle!

This album—and the others I’ve used this year—are all from Maya Road and are available through Crafty Secrets.

I’ll be doing more of these for sure—I’m hooked!

And last, another view of Christmas…


The beautiful illuminated-style Nativity illustration is from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Images & Journal Notes booklet…


…the beautiful angels watching over the scene are from the very new “Angelic Blessings” stamp set…such an elegant set!

 Angelic Blessings

I stamped the angels a few times on white and cream cardstock, cut out the pieces, layered them and popped them up…


…had to add copious amounts of iridescent glitter to the wings, of course!

The only problem with close-ups is that I can now see where I needed to trim this a little closer!  Oh well! 

I hope you’ll stop by and visit each of the other  girls on the Design Team…they always have such beautiful inspiration to share!

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Heidi Blankenship

Linda Duke

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo Teixeira from France

Julie Campbell—me!

Mary Hamer

Anna Wight (November Guest Designer)

Since my college girl is home for the week and my husband’s family is coming for the big day, I’ll be taking a bit of a blog break until just after Thanksgiving, so here’s wishing you all a most wonderful holiday week with family and friends!