Our theme in the Garden this month is Scrapbooking December. We've asked the Garden Girls to share a little more on this topic. Here is Lisa Dickinson!
What is a favorite photo of yours from the holiday or winter season? Why do you love this photo? One of my most treasured photos is the shot below of my two kids reading a copy of the classic Christmas tale, The Night Before Christmas. (This copy happened to belong to their grandpa when he was a boy!) I had just gotten a new camera a few weeks before and was taking some test shots of them in front of the tree. Since they were distracted with the book, I didn't get the usual cheesy grins or goofy looks. I love the peace and innocence that is reflected in this moment and it remains one of my very photos ever taken!
What is on your scrappy holiday wish list? I am always coveting new tools, especially those that I know will be workhorses in my scrap toolbox, like simple punches and alphabet stamps. I also like to stock up on holiday-themed papers to scrap all the photos I take this time of year. Here's three things I'm asking Santa for this year:
Does your love for paper crafts spill over into this season for you? How so? Share a photo with us! Definitely! I love using scrapbook paper, tags, and other embellishments to wrap small gifts and make gift cards more personalized. One of my go-to wrapping techniques for gift cards are these small pillow boxes, made from papers and stickers from the Lily Bee Design Christmas Cheer collection:
What are some favorite holiday or winter layouts or projects you've done in the past? Why do you love them? I always enjoy making seasonal cards, especially if they are quick and simple! This one features a tree made of punched stars clustered together in the shape of a tree. I added some machine stitching to mimic garland and scatterd hole-punched glitter cardstock as ornaments:
This was another fun project to create. Inspired by ornaments, I created various sized circles and layered patterned paper, stickers, tags, and embellishments to form detailed little groupings all over the page. I love incorporating lots of seaonal symbols and colors on holiday pages, and these embellished circles are a great way to do that!
Finally, one of my most beloved projects is my December Daily from 2012 (probably because it's the only holiday album I've ever completed!). I kept it simple with a photo per page, and journaling on tags that tuck behind each photo. Since this season is always super busy and chaotic, keeping my album as simple as possible was the key to getting it done!