August 1, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!


The new My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas has arrived at Paper Pals! And it is so very fun to play with, too.

I have to admit that it was a little tough to be inspired for Christmas layouts in the heat of July! One of my favorite ways to get layout ideas is look at scrapbooking magazines. I found some layout inspirations in the December 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes. Here's the cover photo that inspired my Springtime Snow layout:


Two more of my layouts:
These layouts required only small bits of the busy patterned papers in this line--it stretches your patterned paper to use on several different projects. I cut pieces out to create small coordinating embellishments for the pages.

One other layout that inspired my Christmas 2008 layout is here:
I also had some fun creating come cards with these papers.
Do these papers inspire you to scrapbook Christmastime in the summer?
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5 comments:

Judy said...

Oh my gosh, Angela...some seriously CUTE stuff!!! I love the layout inspired by the CK cover! And, all the others, too! Have to admit it's kinda fun thinking about Christmas when it's 100 degrees outside. GREAT job!!!

Karen said...

Great job Angela. It was so fun to put out all of your amazing samples with the New paper right when it arrived! You gals are the BEST!

Shawna said...

These layouts are AWESOME!!! I already took a photo of them so I can scraplift at our retreat!

Anita Cory said...

These layouts and cards are just fabulous! I love the tribute to last year's crazy spring snow...these papers are perfect for that!

Love it, love it, love it!

Deb said...

I love your lay-outs! I love the sweet paper and how you showed us where your ideas came from. That was really neat! I love that huge chunk of orange. The way you blended the opposing patterns and colors was just splendid. I think your lay-outs were far better than the ones in the magazine. Bravo!