Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Sledding" ~ ScrapThat! Dec. Kit ~

When you live in North Carolina and come to Ohio for the holidays, your children are dreaming of a white Christmas. Joseph got his wishes with a big snow fitting for an afternoon of sledding on one of those trips. The driving range near my husband's parents home has this large hill that brings out many of the small town's children to enjoy the slippery snow. Yes, this is the same son featured in yesterdays wedding post, so you know this was taken just a few years ago. 

Today I would like to share the details of my layout using the

Main, EAO, and FAO kits

 Tips and Techniques

Flower Cluster ~ I used these gorgeous flowers from the main and FAO kits to create a cluster. The twine flower was created with the kit's red baker's twin using my twine flower tutorial, which can be found here.  I also curled some of the paper ribbon to tuck in among the flowers.

Found Objects ~ I have a stash of chicken wire from my friends, Barb and Mandy. It's authentic - straight from the barn and had actually been used in a chicken coop. This summer, my mom raided her jewelry box for items she no longer wears. This dangle earring was one of those items. 

Paper Snowflakes ~ The snowflakes were cut from white cardstock using my Gazelle and Martha Stewart punches borrowed from a friend. I then heat embossed three layers of holographic embossing powder to give them the glittery sparkle. 

Metal Snowflakes ~ The main kit contains these sweet metal snowflakes - three white, and three silver. The silver got lost on my background paper, so a quick coat of white acrylic made them pop like the others. 

Chipboard Horn ~ I used a more simple technique here - a couple coats of metallic paint - gold for the horn and red for the bow. 

Fussy Cutting ~ The berry sprigs and pine tree were cut from the gorgeous Kaisercaft Turtle Dove papers. 

Buckle Frame ~ I thought the main kit Santa Buckle would make a great frame. I had a printing mishap and ended up with three of the same photo, marred in different spots. By layering and framing, I was able to use all three. 

Twine Tucks ~ To fill in my clusters, I wired loops of jute twine and secured the wire under my clustered embellishments. 

Distressing ~ I used my favorite distressing tool on all the straight edges, my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos, the flowers... and ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE that little frame and the trumpet!!!

  2. I love every little detail of this layout! Your background paper is divine, the holly berries, the flower cluster....every little detail is amazing! Great photos as well. Beautiful job Tracey!

  3. So pretty Tracey! That background paper looks wonderful with the fun photos! Such a beautiful cluster of flowers! Merry Christmas!

  4. stunning snow layout!!! LOVE the blooms and berries!!!!

  5. This is so gorgeous, Tracey!! The images on the paper you used are perfect!! And of course your flowers are stunning!! What a fabulous layout!! And the pictures are adorable!! I hope you have a joyous holiday season filled with love and happiness and many blessings!! Merry Christmas :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. beautiful happy holidays greetings janneke

  7. Beautiful page and also Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  8. Beautiful layout Tracey! I love the use of the repeated photo and the great texture you added to this page!

  9. Gorgeous layout. I love your clustering and your layering.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas.

  10. This is a glorious page, Tracey. Merry Christmas!

  11. Gorgeous, as always, Tracey! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs

  12. Super sweet and fun layout Tracey...and wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!!!

  13. Tracy this is beautiful!!! Love the trio of photos!! I know what you mean...depending on where in NC you live snow can be a rarity......I'm a state over from you (TN) and have seen ONE white Christmas since moving I have family in Ohio as well and seems like it was ALWAYS snowing there!!!

  14. LOVE the vintage appeal of this design, Tracey! Merry Christmas!

  15. Just gorgeous. Love the framed photo and the bloom cluster. :)

    Merry X'mas to you and your family! :)

  16. such a beautiful winter LO, Tracey! these papers are perfect for these photos you scraped!
    merry Christmas to you! wishing you the abundance of God's peace and grace for each day of the new coming year! ♥

  17. Merry Christmas Tracey. Love the pictures of the boy!

  18. Oh Tracey, this page is so, so wonderfully pretty. I adore the cluster work, vintage imagery, and the way you layered/arranged your photos.

    Happiest holiday wishes to you and your family, dear lady!

    ♥ Jessica

  19. Another stunner! Love how you used the framing technique with that buckle. Your layering is lovely as always.


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