Saturday, 28 December 2013

On The Third Day of Christmas .....

On the third day of Christmas the ATDML Design Team gave to me - missed opportunities!

As you know if you follow this blog I am passionate about scrapping the everyday and feel that there are many 'everyday' Christmas opportunities that can be scrapped.  I have used Simple Stores December Documented range to make two such layouts.

Shopping for Presents - this is one of our family traditions that started when Gracia was very young.  We go into our local town and have breakfast together at one of the large department stores.  Then David takes Gracia to get presents for me while I wander around the town choosing presents for Gracia and David, we then have lunch and after lunch Gracia and I shop for her presents to David while he shops for presents for us. 



 Trimming the Tree - how many of you capture the beauty of your Christmas trees and then forget to scrap the photos?  This year ours looked particularly gorgeous. It's David and Gracia task to buy the tree and Gracia's job to decorate it.  I was inspired by the three trees cut from one of the journalling blocks


and made a large tree by cutting a piece of copier paper into a triangle and then covering it with scraps of patterned paper to mimic the patterns on the small trees.  I cut baubles from black card using my Silhouette and then printed circular photos of my favourite baubles to mount onto these.



I hope this has inspired you to look for little family traditions to scrap which might otherwise be forgotten and do come back tomorrow to see what we have for the 4th day of Christmas.

4 comments:

  1. It is the little things that count Karen. Love this page and I am currently printing photos for my JYS album. I've not even started putting pages together and this year has been very low key. But it is still memory and a record of my real life, so I want to follow your thread and put into into my album. PS I love your family tradition of buying presents for each other.

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  2. Wow getting the immediate family's gift shopping done in a day! You must have a good town to shop in! Impressed.

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  3. I like the way you have layered your embellishments. I tend to scrap stories rather than pretty-picture layouts these days, and that means being able to layer and embellish to my heart's content!

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  4. Brilliant inspiration Karen - I've a photo I was just going to put in my PL album but you've given me an idea to scrap the story behind it. Thanks :)

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