Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas Theme Blog Hop


Welcome to another blog hop from a small but inspirational group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Today's blog hop showcases some great ideas for Christmas projects.  The blog before me is Kristine Thompson's, but if you've started here that's ok.  Just keep hopping 'til you get round all 11 blogs and back to the start.

Today I have a layout for you.  Every year in Adelaide on the second Saturday in November we have the Christmas Pageant.  It's a massive parade full of crazy clowns, exciting floats, fabulous marching bands and a whole lot more!  We love to take the kids, especially when we are lucky enough to get seats in the Lord Mayor's Stand, which we did this year.  We also get to go to the Lord Mayor's Christmas Party after the Pageant.

Anyway, here's the layout.  Would you believe there are 27 photos in the layout?

Are you scratching your head and thinking "But I can only see one photo"?  Here's some of the rest of the photos:

I'm actually missing a photo of Santa in his sleigh for that part of the layout.  It will go on the panel where my watermark is sitting.

And some more:

And even more! I used some small pieces of DSP to fill any gaps I had on these pages.

I have adhered two layers of acetate to the layout - one on either side of the base card stock.  On each sheet of acetate I have adhered cardstock as a basis for the photos.  Each layer of cardstock is slightly bigger than the one on top.  When the layout is fully closed the top photo looks as if it has triple matt.  I also stamped the acetate with snowflake stamps using White Stazon ink.

Because there are so many photos I decided to label them.  I used some retired Rub Ons called Anchored from about 2 years ago.  I used the white letters on the photos, and then the matching black letters on the journalling spot:

So that's my crazy layout of the 2010 Adelaide Christmas Pageant.  It took a whole day to put together but it's ended up as a fantastic memento of a wonderful day.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: White Stazon, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaller
DSP/Card Stock: Jolly Holiday DSP, Old Olive Textured 12 x 12, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Other: Acetate, Anchored Rub Ons (retired)

Next on the hop is Di Dunk.  Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment before you hop away!

Here are all the blogs in case a link isn't working:

Di Dunk
Judy May
Sue Madex
Amy Buchanan
Gardenia Pepworth
Alisha Watson
Ros Davidson
Christine Blain
Nikki Sadler
Kristine Thompson

Catch you later,



  1. wow this is so cool - brilliant idea Tina .... I love how you have included all those photos .... and what great photos they are too - just brilliant.

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW! How clever is that!

  3. This is a great way to preserve the memories of what looks like a super-fun day for your family, Tina! Bet you had a ball creating it.

  4. A fantastic layout Tina, and yes gotta love the Adelaide christmas pageant, its a magical time of the year for the kids isnt it?

  5. Wow Thats an amazing layout! When I was very young we lived in Elizabeth and I would go to this parade sometimes! Thanks for sharing - I am so glad your family had such a fun day together!!

  6. What a fabulous way to scrap a special event, Tina. Thanks for the inpsiration.

  7. WOW Tina, thats great, I love how you have done the letters to the journaling. Such inspiration. Thanks for sharing

  8. AWESOME. Love the layout....and geez I miss the Adelaide christmas pagent....on telly though :)

  9. VERY impessive tina - that must have taken some degree of patience!

  10. A great layout Tina it looks fabulous

  11. Wowzers, only 1 day to create... You did a great job! I don't think I would have the patience to figure it all out!! TFS :)

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Tina. Must have taken so much patience to do though.....more than I have.

  13. much effort to create your beautiful layout. As a non-scrapbooker I am very, very impressed! It's brilliant, Tina.

  14. Great work and layout. As Christine above wrote i an a non scrapbooker also, but the work is fabulous. I'll still to my cards i think for now. good one.


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