Tuesday, December 15, 2009



These are pictures taken by my 5 year old daughter, Brooklyn. I have definitely got a photographer/scrapper on my hands.


Here is a picture I took at the mall of my three younger children. We went for pictures with Santa but Santa had left early that day.

Here are a couple of recent layouts.
Hello! Navidad was inspired from the gold and brown hues in the picture. I crocheted the ivory/gold flower that I used in the middle of the ivory silk poinsettia and used a gold snowflake button in the center. The embossed, gold foil star and ornament are Christmas tags. I used the personalized ribbon bow from the favors of the wedding on the foil ornament. I wasn't sure where I would place the journaling because I had little room from the embellies that I used so I machine stitched a frame around the two vertical pictures and hand-wrote the journaling above the stitched lines. The thick gold ribbon fit perfectly in the bling buckle and additional bling photo corners and flourish dazzled the layout up a little more. This layout was made for Day 5 of The 25 Days of Christmas at Scrapbook Dreamer and for Challenge #1 at Sassy Scrapper's December Holiday Extravaganza.

On December fun, I used non-traditional colors again for a Christmas layout. I knew I could get away with a color palette of blue/black/lavender by using a black and white picture. The blue metal word plates were very old in my stash and originally designed for a baby boy page but still worked well with a Christmas theme. I stickled the tips of the black paper flower and white silk flower to coordinate with the white silvery cording ribbon. This layout was made for Day 6 at Dreamer and for Challenge #2 at Sassy's.

Happy Tuesday!
Nik

10 comments:

Ann Arbogast said...

Your daughter definatly has the camera's eyes. Great layouts. How have you been? Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

{{hugs}} Ann

Liz said...

Nikki how cute is that. She is adorable love your pages I really love the black and white hue on the one. That is so cute that she loves to take photo's and they were great

LG said...

Your daughter is uber talented! You must be really proud of her. Very artistic like her mom. Nice! Lovely layouts too Nikki. Advance Merry Christmas!

redoaklines said...

GORGEOUS photos! love the tree!!

also, your sb LOs are amazingly gorgeous! :) love to see your latest!

hugs,
sarah.

Jane said...

thanks so much for stopping by Nicki!! I love the photos of your tree and the little ones...to bad they missed Santa!
Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

LisaM said...

Love the nontraditional Christmas colors and the design!

LG said...

This has been a busy Christmas season and I apologize for not being able to greet you last Christmas. But its better late than never right? Hihihi

Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope you had a wonderful time together. Thank you for always dropping by at my blog, for all your support and inspiration. Everything is very much appreciated.

Hugs & Kisses!
LG

Groovy Deborah said...

Whoa Nik I love that lo!!!

Carly said...

Loving these pics and gorgeous LOs too! Hope you're enjoying your "time off!"

LG said...

Hi there!

Just I just want to personally invite you to join me at My Scrapbook Nook Bloghop. We will be giving away 11 Nook Kits for 11 lucky bloghoppers! This will run from Jan 8 to 15. You can start here:

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Hope you can join me

HUGS
LG