October 3, 2011

October Quote Challenge by Christy

Design Team Member Christy submitted this layout for the October Quote Challenge.  She said:

If you are like me, you may already have Christmas on your mind. My son is already accumulating his list of things he might like to get. Which only serves to remind me of last Christmas' photos waiting patiently to be documented. For whatever reason, I always struggle with getting those holiday photos on a page. So as I shuffled through my small stash of pre-printed and stamped quotes, I thought it just might be the right time to get out those holiday photos. I had come across a stamped quote which I had received in a stamped image swap. It's a quote by Washington Irving which reads " Christmas is here- Merry Old Christmas, gift bearing, heart-touching, joy-bringing Christmas." Definitely a wonderful quote for a holiday page!
  With quote in hand, I pulled out my holiday paper pack. It's chock full! I have promised myself not to buy any more holiday paper until I use some of it up. We shall see how that goes. Anyhow, awhile back, I had begun scrapping the 2010 Christmas photos with a crate paper kit.I decided to carry on with the same paper in order to keep the similar look to all of the pages.

PageMaps Sketch
jillibean Soup gift wrap paper
all other papers Crate paper
Crate Paper chipboard peices and stickers
Maya Road trim-brown velvet
MM trim- red
Foofala buttons

While I did add part of a sheet of Jillibean soup, the rest of the paper used is all scraps. Even the ribbon used are pieces of scraps. With careful thought, scraps can really compose a wonderful page.

Now it's your turn to take the October Quote Challenge.  You could be chosen as a Guest Design Team Member for December.  See all the details HERE!


  1. Neat layout! I like the block of photos and all the embellishments.

  2. Love that 2page lo with the block of photos and all the added details. Great job with the quote!

  3. Love that block of photos! Great layout!

  4. I'm not as tough as you...I have no will power where Christmas paper is concerned!!! LOL Great layout. I really love the balance of it.

  5. Love the quote and your photo collage! I've been thinking I should get some Christmas photos scrapped.

  6. Great quote - and great way to get a lot of pictures on 1 page.

  7. Great two-pager! I like that you were able to fit so many pictures on the pages.