It’s Christmas Eve!  Yep it is here.  The next week or so we will spend time with family and enjoy being together.  Just a few more things to do today and I’ll be ready to relax and enjoy the fun.

But real quick I wanted to share some scrapbook layouts with you – I have one today and another tomorrow.  Now don’t laugh – I know there aren’t any pictures on them.  That is pretty normal for me.  I love the layouts that I make and most of the time have pictures “planned” for them.  The problem is I never actually print the pictures!  And then when I think about it it will be on a day of the week that isn’t the “sale” day for printing so then I decide to wait a few days, but then I forget, and so on.  And here we are with some layouts that I want to share with no pictures because I don’t want to wait any longer.  So just imagine…..

I really love this layout in real life.  The pictures are never as nice as the real life layouts.  So imagine this layout with pictures of Aspen and Magnolia playing in the snow!  Remember last year in January (yes I know it’s been a long time) we had a record breaking snow in Georgia and I took pictures of the dogs and planned to put them on this layout that I created for my December Scrapbook class.  I should make a New Year’s resolution to actually put pictures on my scrapbook pages!

So to give you some more details – the background is Crumb Cake (my favorite).  The Designer Series Paper is the Spice Cake paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It works for winter too.  So hurry and buy some before the Mini Catalog ends on Jan. 3rd.   There is a strip on the outside and then I enlarged a top note shape and created a template to cut the other piece.  There is also a line of circles across the page.

I have a strip of Very Vanilla that has been stamped with Crumb Cake snowflakes.  And there is also some of the Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon – also in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Going across the page is a strip of Riding Hood Red punched with the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch.  The frame is actually one of the frames from the Peek-a-boo Frames Big Shot Die (that’s also in the Holiday Mini catalog).

Going across both pages is a “garland” of Very Vanilla snow flakes – these are from the decorative strip die Northern Frost.  Then I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to draw the strings underneath.  Over on the right had side is a wide strip of Riding Hood Red that was stamped with snowflakes.  At the top of each of the Early Espresso mats I added a Pool Party printed brad.

I spritzed the whole layout with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  And added the title snow dogs.  I hope you like it.  The sketch, idea and colors for this layout came from a scrapbook magazine.

Enjoy the evening with your family!

Merry Christmas!