So this week with the blog How Much is Too Much, the challenge was the following...
- Eight different patterns, none to match the holiday
- The word 'happy'
- Any holiday picture and embellishments. ( Embellishments can match the holiday)
I immediately wanted to scrapbook decorating the tree with my mother because she has what I consider a non-Christmas tree because it is white instead of green and her decorations are blue, pink and silver. Thus, with those colours, it would work out perfectly for this challenge. The challenge that I encountered though was that I did not actually have a photo of us decorating the tree. The only photo I had was of her adding an ornament on Christmas Day, which did not fit with my intended design.
So, instead, I decided to scrap a family get together with my dad's side of the family. I didn't make it out this past year but there was a great photo with everyone together. Check it out below...
I used one pattern paper as the background, one pattern to frame the photo above the fireplace, 5 papers on the fireplace, one for the holly and another on the tree. There were a few pattern papers that I used in a few places: the red I carried through with the tree, the fire and the title. I also used the same pattern for the wood in the tree and the fireplace. I love the holly. It is so cute. To make all of this, I used my Silhouette SD a ton. I love how the tree turned out. It is hot and allowed me to use the angle that I have had lying around since childhood. I also was able to use some awesome Martha Stewart Christmas stamps on the presents under the tree and on the stockings.
Overall, I quite enjoy this layout and hope that you do as well.