Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Santa House

It's hard to believe that Christmas is a mere 37 days away! I love Christmas. I am so excited about it. I have been working furiously in my craft room making cards, layouts, mini books, tags, jars, bulbs and much more. I will share some of my projects over the coming days. I also did a Christmas photoshoot with Larissa yesterday to prepare for the FOUR Christmas related scrapbook kits that will be arriving in my mailbox this week.

For now, here is a layout that I did quite a while back but never posted. This is Larissa with the Santa Claus from the mall. Last year was the first time we took her to see him. She was always terribly afraid of Mr. Claus before that. She referred to the mall as the Santa house for months after the visit..hence the title :)

The reindeer (Basic Grey) was naked chipboard. I painted it black and used black Martha Stewart glitter.

*little tip: use Ranger Glossy Accents to adhere your glitter. When it is dry, apply another light coat over the top to seal in your glitter so it doesn't get all over your pages.


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9 comments:

Ruth said...

Amanda this is a gorgeous layout, truly capturing the excitement of Santa!! I think an early photo shoot is such a good idea for us seasonal scrappers.....why wait for Christmas!!lol!

Sorelinha Arte em Papel said...

Hi Amanda! the LO is adorable!

Carol

...Tara... said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout!! I just love what you did! :)

Amanda Winchester said...

The Santa house, I love it! How cute! Saw your pics on FB and they are gorgeous...wish I could get such nice shots of my kids!

Tanya said...

I have such a scrappy crush on you!

JennV said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for the glitter tip. Do you find that the glossy accents takes away from some of the glittery-ness of the glitter? Anyway, the reindeer looks great. :)

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow this is absolutely precious and gorgeous!!!

Bella said...

I love the reindeer! Great l/o!!

Tina said...

Just GORGEOUS!!! 4 christmassy kits? That'd kill me! LOL! You will ROCK them i'm sure! Can't wait to see!!!