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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Three Trees LO (Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 4)

Welcome to Day 4 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from HERE!  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss any great projects or blog candy!!

I do a layout every year that shows our trees.  We are kind of tree freaks!!  We cut a live tree every year, put up a 12' tree in our entryway way and put up my grandparents gold tinsel tree.  The gold tree has a rotating base with music and red and green spotlights!!

This year, my 5 year old decorated our live tree mostly by himself.  Most of the ornaments were at his eye level, so of course I had to take a close up of that!!!

I put the shadow of an ornament shape from Christmas on my Gypsy mat at 4.80w x 6.23h.  I put the words "three trees" on the mat at 1.34 inches and welded them together to fit on the ornament.  I put the scroll (Window function on Ornamental Iron) sized to 1.31w x 11.24h (using Real Size) and rotated -90.  I copy and pasted the scroll to have one for each page.

I cut out the words and scrolls in gold paper and the ornament in burgundy.  Yikes my mat is dirty!!!

I put the ornament on the page at an angle and adhered the title on with my Xyron.  I put a little ribbon on the top of the ornament.  I used paper from Recollections Old Fashioned Christmas pad from Michaels last Christmas.

I added some embellishments from Making Memories from my stash.

I handwrote the journaling on paper that matched my embellishments.  As much as I don't like my handwriting, I know it is important to use it!!  Your children always know your handwriting!!!
And here is my final layout for the Christmas Blog Hop!!!  I was so happy to get caught up on my Christmas layouts from 2010!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Don't forget, Lynda from Memories in Tyme is giving away a $25 gift card to use at any store to one person. In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must be a follower on all of the blogs in this hop!

You also have one more chance to win my Blog Candy (I will add up all of the entries from the past 4 days and use Random Number to generate my winner).  Please be or become a follower and share with me how many trees you decorate for Christmas.  If you don't celebrate Christmas, please share your favorite holiday decoration instead!

Your next stop in the hop is HERE!!!


Bunnyfreak said...

Love the scroll cut you used.

Eva said...

nice LO' your pretty. Great hop...thx so much.
Eva :0)

Stephanie said...

Great lo- love the border flourishes you did!


Judy said...

Beautiful layout! I have so many memories of my kids putting all the ornaments at their eye level, so your 5 year old makes me smile! Thank you so much for all you shared on this hop..
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joydee1963 said...

Love all your detail in your layouts.Beautiful tags also.I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

what a great tradition. tfs.

LyndaJinCO said...

Awesome project today, I especially like the tag you did on the right side of the layout... I also love all the projects you have done the past 4 days and wanted to tell you thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of my hop! I am honored to be a part of such a great group of gals...

Anniebee said...

I love this layout! The background paper is beautiful and the flourishes add so much dimension and detail. The picture of the tree your son decorated is adorable! I just love it. TFS!


Emily said...

Very pretty lo! I love the gold borders!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous rich looking Lo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Great layout. Love the background paper and so festive. We decorate 2tree's every yr:) TFS!
Sherrie K

Cathy said...

Great layout, love the border and the trees of course.
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Vicki said...

Gotta get me a Cricut

Angie said...

what a beautiful layout!!

Mary D said...

Love your layout. I was a hallmark addict at one time so I use to put up 2-4 trees every year. Now that the kids are grown I still try to put up 2 if I get them up around Thanksgiving. It is so much work doing it alone but my favorite time of year. Thanks for sharing

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

I love that you focused on the ornaments hung at the child's eye level. Those are my favorite types of memories!

AmyJRockstar said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flourishes you used. They really make the layout just that much more lovely! I love that you put up 3 trees. So cool! We put up one, but have lots of little fake ones all over the house. We have enough to put one in almost every room! LOL TFS and for the chance to win. I'm already a follower. :0)

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Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

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