21 December 2014

Christmas Party

Another Christmas layout, and this one is a double page spread. Click to enlarge...

Our final theme for 2014 at Lasting Memories is 'Anything Goes' with a holiday twist.   A nice easy challenge to end the year ~ great timing too, considering so many of us are occupied with other goings-on at this time of year and may not get a lot of scrappy time.

This is my final DT reveal for Lasting Memories.  I have decided to step down from the design team to make room for some new adventures in 2015.  I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity I was given to share my layouts with a wider audience of scrapbookers throughout the year  After such a long break from scrapbooking, it was just the motivation I needed to jump back in with both feet!  I enjoyed getting to know some of the other designers, and I hope that some of my creations have inspired others to get scrapping too. 

It's been a few months since I joined in at Jot magazine for the mood board challenge.  I really loved the current one; I was especially inspired by the warm, neutral colour palette.

I knew straight away that I wanted to use a kraft background, and I toned down the saturation of my photographs to keep with the theme too.  I liked the idea of using a wide ribbon, and I also made my own holly embellishment:

I'm also submitting at Unstampabelles for their Summer Fun challenge.  I done half a twist too ~ Southern Hemisphere Christmas CARD.   For us, summer and Christmas go hand in hand, and many of our Christmas events are at the beach, or the pool, or the creek... anywhere to keep cool!

LINKING UP at Paper Issues for the Making it Merry theme.

Kaisercraft Elegance - Elizabeth patterned paper
Bazzill Basics - Kraft cardstock
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Chic Tags Birthday Cake artisan journalling cards
Spiral mini paper clips

Thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. Christmas Party in bathing suits. Love it. Love how you did the title on that wide ribbon. Great spread. You will be missed Karen. Please visit often!!

  2. Love your use of ribbon Karen - it looks great. I might need to steal that idea :)

  3. I really like your ribbon and holly. You will be missed at Lasting Memories!

  4. What a great layout full of wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles - hope to see you back again soon!

  5. What a fun summer Christmas project! Looks like so much fun! Thank you for joining us at UnstampaBelles! Best, CG

  6. amazing layout! Im going to miss you! thanks for all the crafting and chatting. I hope to see you around the blogo-sphere!

  7. I love this layout.. It's such a fun one to end the year with.. It was a pleasure being apart of the DT with you.. :)
    Until next time, Happy Scrapping.. Toni... :)

  8. Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your time and dedication at LM! We'll miss you and wish you all the best in your next adventures. I hope you'll find time to join us when you can :)

    Love this .. how fun, Christmas in bathing suits! Very cool!

  9. nice Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with Unstampabelles Challenges.
    Good luck
    DT Shylaa

  10. Fabulous! Love this layout. Merry Christmas :-)


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