I have been neglecting my blog since Christmas. I have been crafting like crazy, but only posting my DT posts and Blog Hop posts. I hope to make up for it this week!!
I completed our Christmas Eve Eve layouts from 2013. We typically spend Christmas Eve with my family (my step-mom, two brothers and their wives and children). Our tradition for the last several years has been to have soup and appetizers and a very casual laid back day.
My older brother is a driver for UPS so when Christmas Eve falls on a week day, we have to wait a loooong time for him to get off work - and more importantly for the kids to open presents!! The past two years we got together the day before Christmas Eve.
Hence the title Christmas Eve-Eve! I combined half of Merry Christmas purchased from the Silhouette online store and my own words from a font on my computer to create my title. I used the offset feature to create a shadow layer.
I also cut some hanging ornaments out of gold metallic cardstock to add to my layout.
I followed this sketch from Let's Scrap.
The paper I used is from Frosted Designs December Kit (I purchased 2 so I had doubles of the papers).
The next pages:
The left side is us opening presents, the right side is what happens every time the cousins get together!!!! I have three boys, my brothers have three girls between the two of them.
I just love this saying - it is from the Silhouette store and was intended for a vinyl decor. It was not fun adhering it to the shadow I created (using the offset feature) but I really like how it turned out!
Here you can see the joy!!!
I hope you enjoyed our Christmas Eve-Eve!!
Coming up tomorrow - Christmas Eve at the Zoo!