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Family Traditions - Christmas 2009

Good afternoon to all my blogging friends!
Is it really almost the middle of December? Are you ready?
I am not! I had my annual Christmas Brunch 
yesterday and that was so much fun - I love getting together with all my
friends. Spending the day catching up is the best present ever.

Today I have a layout from a couple of years ago. 
I have used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding for this layout. See,, I am determined to use up every bit of paper I have ever bought! 
Soooo,, this piece of chipboard,, I bought it like 6 years ago. I used the small snowflakes that popped out of it,, and I have been looking for a way to use the big piece ever since then. I never could find the right way to use it! It just fell into place on this layout however.
Can anyone name these trees?? They are older than dirt too! I fell in love with them, so of course that meant I could never use them. Do you "save" embellishments too? I am finally getting over that. What am I saving them for?  Anyway,, the chipboard piece was sprayed with Tattered Angels, and I used a thin black marker to doodle around the edge. 
I really like the way the pattern on the background paper shows through the negative on the chipboard piece.
This chipboard was from another set, and it got the same treatment - spray ink
 and accents with a black marker.
Here is a look at the double page layout. I am so loving the non-traditional Christmas colors this year. 
I have also used some Prima, MME, Simple Stories, Cosmo Cricket buttons, Recollections pearls and bling, my sewing machine and Tsukineko ink. 

I am linking up at the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenges - Christmas is Coming
The Paper Girls - Multi Photo

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tomorrow is a new palette from ColourQ so check back for that.
Have you been by to check out the 12 Days of Christmas Challenges at Frosted Designs?
A month of challenges and prizes going on at the blog so be sure to check it out. 



  1. What out for the spammers!!!

    Grfeat layout! Love the figgy puddng and the gorgeous blue mist. For some reason i am afrid of always warps for me but it is very damp here so that is maybe why. The west coast of BC is a rainforrest after all!

    Great colours, and great design. I had a giggle about the M&M's.

  2. Your layout is absolutely gorgeous! I love, love those colors!

  3. fab layout
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  4. Great layout! Thanks for entering this with us at The Paper Girls!