December Memories 2013 | A Scrapbook Layout

I’m kind of shocked that this layout is going up today. A holiday layout complete before the end of the holiday season? Yes indeed. I am so on top of it this year. (Much more so than I was about my holiday cards…which I only finished about half the amount I wanted to make and even less actually got in the mail. Maybe I should start a new tradition this year… Happy New Year cards!)

For this layout, I used a Scrapbook Generation 2-page sketch. I’ve had this sheet of numbers from Making Memories in my stash for many, many years. I always thought it would be fun for a December Daily album but I haven’t created one in several years. When I came across this sketch, I thought these numbers would be perfect. And there is nothing significant about which numbers I used, I just cut out some random numbers, arranging them into the two groupings. I also used up some holiday paper from Basic Grey (also from several years ago). Yeah, I’m not much of a seasonal scrapper so I stopped buying holiday papers ages ago. At the rate I’m going, it will still be many years before I buy new Christmas papers.

Because of the warmness of the photos and the cream backgrounds on the paper, I actually wanted to use gold accents on this page (rather than silver, which is my preference 95% of the time). I stamped some doilies on vellum and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder and then added them around the number clusters. Originally I had the 2013 by itself pushed over to the right corner and it just wasn’t working. I’m so glad the idea of the flags came to me, as I really like how that subtitle grouping with the twine wrapped around the numbers caps off that row of photos. I added a few journaling strips, some flowers and strips of washi tape and called it done.

How are you doing documenting your December this year? Are you working on an album or just a few layouts like me?

Thanks for stopping by today!

11 Comments

  1. Wonderful holiday page, Tammy! I love the layered numbers. Me? I’m doing just a few layouts here and there, just like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love your pages, great use of random numbers and the banner with the year and twine is so cute! New Year cards sound perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m doing a DD, but have some photos that will be turned into 12×12 layouts.

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  3. Gorgeous Holiday pages Tammy! Love what you did with all the numbers.

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  4. Positively lovely! TFS and have a wonderful new year!

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  5. What a gorgeous page and I am right there with Happy New Year cards. I didn’t get as many made as I normally do, none were mailed and I gave a few to the co-workers..not sure what happened.

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  6. Great layout & your photos are so nice! I’ve just posted my December Duos, which is how I documented our December this year – quick & simple. I do plan to print some photos to add to a storage binder because there are a few stories I want to tell – the ice storm, Robbie’s first Lego set & photos of our nieces & nephews wearing the gifts we sent them.

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  7. Such a wonderful layout.
    I wish I could restrain myself better for not buying Christmas paperโ€ฆbut I just keep getting more.
    I really like the colours in your layout.

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  8. I love the gold doilies! Gorgeous layout for the holidays :). You know, I have heard of people doing new years cards!!

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  9. You are on the ball ๐Ÿ™‚ I am just proud that I got up to August done!! Love that i already have the journal cards done and some of the stuff together, I just have to pop it into the album. Going to try something different for 2014. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the layout!

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  10. very fun! I love how it looks like you are actually standing on the page, with that pict of your feet ๐Ÿ™‚

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