Saturday 26 November 2011

Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to our last blog hop of the year.  We're doing a Christmas theme this month to give you some inspiration in the final charge into Christmas.  Did you know there are only 29 days to go????

The blog before mine was Ros Davidson's, but you can start anywhere and just keep hopping 'til you get back to where you started.  I'm sure you're going to see a heap of lovely ideas along the way.

I decided to do a scrapbook layout of the family putting up the Christmas tree. In Adelaide it seems to be the tradition that the tree goes up on Pageant Day (the second Saturday in November).  Most families either go into the city to watch the parade and then come home to put up the tree, or they stay at home and watch the parade on TV while putting up the tree.  The advantage of putting the tree up this early is that you have plenty of time to scrap the photos before the craziness that is December!

There are some sneak peeks on this layout of products coming out in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue.  The postage stamp shaped layout was inspired by a new punch.  I just used my 1" Circle punch to create the 'perforations' aroun d the edge of the layout.

I kept the postage stamp theme going with a fussy cut postage stamp image from the Letters To Santa DSP.  The baubles were also fussy cut from the same DSP pack, and there's another peek - some gorgeous Baker's Twine from the Mini catalogue.

More fussy cut baubles and Baker's Twine to decorate the journalling spot.  I decided to 'hang' one of the baubles from the letter 'e' in the title.

A little more Baker's Twine and another bauble to finish off the layout.  Can you tell how much I love the twine?

Ink: Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
DSP: Letters To Santa DSP, First Edition Specialty DSP, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Top Note Die, 1" Circle Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon,  Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Digital: PS5, Photo Booth Photo Frame

I'd love for you to hop off to Nikki Sadler's blog now to continue the Blog Hop.

Catch you later,


Blogs in the hop:

Nikki Sadler

Sue Madex

Di Dunk

Judy May

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Alisha Watson

Christine Blain

Ros Davidson


  1. And this is why you just cant beat a "tina" scrapbook page. WOW Tina I love it, all the effects are fantastic, I kept looking around the page to find them. Love the outside boarder too, very effective.

  2. Tina, I love all the little details on this layout. The baubles are fabulous! Great idea to create your 'postage stamp' shaped page with the help of a circle punch. I also love the strip of photos of the kids. Beautiful!

  3. Such a beautifully created and crafted page of precious memories, Tina. Love all the extra little details you have added. Your scrapping always inspires me. Wonderful!

  4. A fabulous scrap page, Tina. Love how you have translated the postage stamp look to your entire page. Lots of lovely details to look at and the strip photos are great. Very inspiring!

  5. What an amazing idea to match the scrapbook page to the stamp punch, love the pictures of decorating the tree with the family.

  6. Tina - I have only known you a little while, but have come to realize you should be known as the Scrapbook Queen. Your page layout is amazing - full of wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I don't do a lot of scrapbooking Tina, but looking at yours makes me want to start again. Beautiful page that looks amazing. TFS.

  8. Love the postage stamp whole page and all the gorgeous little details. What a beautiful page!


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