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Last big Christmas - ColourQ #165

Happy Tuesday blogging friends! 
We are having our normal fall here in Texas,, 80 degrees one day
and 35 the next. I wish it would get cool so I could get in the mood to
put my Christmas decorations up!

I am so excited to announce that I was picked to be on the Guest Design Team
for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  for the spring 2013 term!
If you have not ever used their products - you are missing out!
My favorite would have to be the Gelatos®, but I love them all!

Since it is Tuesday there is a new beautiful palette up at ColourQ and
I am so happy that everyone is using these fun colors for Christmas
this year. I love red and green as much as the next person,, but I love the 
blues and pinks too!

This was the last big Christmas at our house,, the kids were upper years in high school and
they were moving into the years of smaller, more expensive presents! 
So,,, this is the last layout with the MME Be Merry papers I have been hoarding all these years! I managed to get 4 layouts out of them!! I have a couple of pieces left, so maybe some cards?? 

This snowflake is a left over from a Maya Road coaster album that I used here. For this page I started with Jenni Bowling paint, then added a layer of random gesso. When that was almost dry I added WOW embossing powder here and there and heat set it. The last step was to highlight a few places with Blueberry Gelatos® and rub it in with my finger. I added Karen Foster's Scrappers Floss all around. 
The white medallion is from Melissa Francis and I have highlighted the flowers with Red Cherry Gelatos® again using my finger. Flowers are from Prima. 

Here is the fabulous palette that we have this week
I am linking up at the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - patterned papers
Just Us Girls - Photo inspiration - I used red on my floral wreath
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Anita what a fantastic layout, I too still have some of that awesome hoarded paper. That flower focal point is so pretty.

  2. Such a pretty layout. I remember those days when there was lots of fun stuff under the tree!

  3. Beautiful layout and I love that flower. Thank you for creating with us at Use Your Stuff.

  4. Love your techniques Anita and I'm in LOVE with Gelatos too!! You just made Christmas FUN! I remember the days of tons of presents,too. My kids already have and are using their presents, so maybe just a few little goodies in the Santa socks!!! Ohh I want them to be little again!

  5. This is super gorgeous, Anita. That snowman paper is one of my all-time favorite Christmas papers. I'm hoarding what i have left of it. This is just awesome, and I'm SO blessed that you've shared it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Our new challenge begins tomorrow (Wednesday), and I REALLY hope that you will come back again to play along with us. I'm already excited to see what you will make next. Thanks for joining us. Have a great week, and I really do hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. What a fantastic page you created here...Love the papers and that snowflake is beautiful. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday.

    Hugs always,
    JO ANN

  7. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week :)

  8. You did an amazing job on your layout! Love all the details and the background paper!