Thursday, November 19, 2009

CWTC Layout Thursday - Guest Designer


Happy Layout Thursday at CWTC!   There is a bit of a story behind my Christmas Cookies layout.  A couple of Christmas's ago my older son helped my mom and I frost cut out snowman and Christmas tree cookies. The cookies that were created were some of the funniest, most imaginative, unothodox Christmas cookies in the history of cut out cookies... And it became an annual event!!!  Now there is a bit of an underlying contest as to who can create the best crazy cookie!


So yes, using Winter Woodlands and From My Kitchen was a perfect fit for my Christmas cookie layout.  I love all of the cuts on From My Kitchen and look how great the recipe cards work as photo mats, and how the mixer just fits right into the layout... and those oval label words!!!  Okay, I will calm down - but I do like this cartridge.  And not to be out done, Winter Woodlands has those great layered snowflakes that with a bit of Stickles became cut out cookie frosting!  I used scalloped squares and circles for the cookie layer. 



In my over the top enthusiasm I failed to mention that I used an assortment of printed cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Silver metallic paper, and assorted ribbons.  One creative adjustment you may want to note is the word phrase from Winter Woodlands.  I changed the phrase and actually combined two different phrases together.  The two phrases on the cartridge are "the magic of WINTER" and "Family FUN".  I welded the two shadow pieces together and removed the word WINTER from the cut, creating "the magic of FAMILY fun."


In my usual  "too much pen" style, I finished the layout with lots and lots of white pen doodles.  I really like drawing on my layouts.  I feel it adds a personal touch and provides a finished look to the layout.  I cannot wait for crazy cookie night this year not only to see what is created, but also to add photos to this layout.

If you have not already done so, be sure to head over to Jeannie Phillip's blog, A Place For My Cards, and check out her amazing layout.  I do so wish Jeannie lived close enough to be in my regular scrapbook girlfriends group!!!

24 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this! I love the way you used the recipe cards as photo mats, and I love your white pen (not too much!) Great idea on the title too! I love how the mixer is in the cup! Just wonderful and what a precious story behind it! GREAT JOB!

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

The recipe card photo mat is fantastic. You could use those on any layout and journal a date or place on them.. I need to get something for welding. Love the title.

Marlene W said...

i love the white doodling. Great layout. LOVE IT :) Makes me want to start baking

Shari said...

Love the stitching lines and those cannisters are FABULOUS. Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

What a very nice layout.
Christina

KimCreate said...

Very nice layout.
KimCreate

clinorose said...

A delightful layout!! You are so very creative!!! Thank you for sharing!

Peggy

4kids4 said...

Those recipe cards make the best photo mats...so clever!! LOVE the white pen...it really adds so much to the pages. TFS! ~Sharon

Brens Designs said...

Love your layout. Colors are great! The title is perfect!

LisaRN499 said...

This is so awesome!! I love the colors and the design!!! Great work!!

Lisa Sturgill

Jessica said...

Lovely pages! I love that you used your creativity to change the saying! The whole cookie night sounds like fun, can I come over and play? lol I know you'll have a great time, and I can't wait till you share the photo's of the crazy cookies. TFS

kquade said...

Incredible, just what I need to do, must get a white pen though!!
Beautiful job....thank you for sharing.

melanie said...

I love everything about this LO!!! It is awesome!

Ladybug said...

Absolutely beautiful LO, Susan. I love how you used the recipe cards as photo mats!! Ingenious! TFS! :-)

Susan said...

LOVE your story ~ and your title says it all, "The Magic of Family Fun". Thanks for sharing!
Susan

Katherine said...

Your layout is absolutely fabulous! My grandson loves helping me bake. Can't wait to do a layout of it.

justyolie said...

Lovely story and nice LO! :)

Stephann said...

What a wonderful LO, I too love how you used the recipe cards as photo mats! Very creative with the cookies!

XX
Stephanie

dianne said...

Love, Love your layout. I gotta scraplift this! I forgot I better add this kitchen cart to my WISH list(or BF list). Thanks for sharing. Dianne

janst said...

I love this layout, such clean crisp look about it.
TFS

Rose said...

I love the title of your layout THE MAGIC OF FAMILY FUN.The most pecious time is with your family. Enjoy,great job!!!
Rosebud222222222@aol.com

Sharon said...

This is just great! Love the story behind it all!! Really loving your layouts!

alwayscharlie said...

Wonderful layout! I'm so glad that you have all these terrific, creative ideas and I can just scraplift them!

TERIBERI said...

What an original Christmas layout....I LOVE IT!! Hugs, T