First order of business, Linh C wins a copy of the Creating Keepsakes Fast & Fresh special issue. Please leave me your email address so I can contact you.
The holidays are drawing to a close and soon I will need to return to work! I have enjoyed my stay at home time for the most part. Time goes by so quickly and I hardly have had any chance to scrapbook. This is the only page I have made in the last two weeks. I am not overachieving if you think these photos are from this year! Scrapping Christmas can be such a challenge because the photos tend to be incredibly busy: lots of people against mostly cluttered backgrounds. I would encourage you to mat your photos in white or cream to help them stand out more on the page. Of course, I was way too lazy to take my own advice here, lol.
I am using a stamp set by Laina Lamb Design for My Favorite Things called Journal It - Calendar Basics. It did provide a break in the series of photos. One could easily make a cute little calendar with this set but I chose to highlight just one day of the month and used it as a background for a flourish cut.
Speaking of cuts, I know many of you were good last year and Santa brought you a Cameo or Cricut for Christmas. One thing I have just figured out in the last two weeks is that if you flip the design upside down and then put your paper on the mat desired-design-side down, the cuts come out even cleaner and crisper!