Monday, December 5, 2011

Giving Thanks and Giveaway

Here are 7 of the 11 photos on one layout!  Yipee!  That is what we are up to on Shimelle's 4x6 photo love class.  I missed last month but am back with my Thanksgiving layout.  Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I like to cook but am not a fan of fixing the traditional Thanksgiving meal so this is a layout about this year's meal which was successful without a turkey.  I made a few other changes - minor ones that no one would really notice - that made the day go a lot easier on me.  So the layout was a good chance to get those ideas down for next year.

And now there are 11.  To squeeze in 11 photos, Shimelle has class participants to add a 6x12 page protector filled with 4 photos and two journaling areas.  I didn't have one of these so I took her suggestion and stitched up my own using a regular page protector.  In future, I think I would buy these types of protectors.  It was a tedious sewing job to mark and sew the plastic sleeve.  I didn't get some of the pockets cut straight either so I'll probably replace this with the real thing eventually but that will be a cinch.

Otherwise, it was a very fast layout for so many photos.  I've used mostly My Mind's Eye papers from a couple of collections but also mixed in some other companies and raided my stash for a few old embellishments that were gathering dust.  I also used the Boho blossoms punch that hasn't been out my punch drawer in awhile.  This is a three flower punch from Stampin' Up!  It is tough to punch through cardstock so fortunately my hubby did the actual work for me.

And now for the Giveaway!  It is the season of giving and I have a little gift for one randomly drawn commenter - this stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Just leave a comment on this post by Friday night, December 9 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  I'll post the winner on Saturday.  (If you do not have a Google account, leave a comment under Anonymous with your e-mail address, blog address or your firstname + last initial if I know you personally.)

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP:  My Mind's Eye So Sophie Open Your Heart, Little Lady and Life is Beautiful 6x6 pad;Petite Prints Bon bon Daisy Doodlebug ; Studio Calico Star from Classic Calico 
Stamps: One of a Kind by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry; Vintage Photo by Ranger
Thickers:  Regards and Fantastic  by American Crafts
Stickers:  October Afternoon


  1. Great layout, Lisa, and I think I'll use some of your ideas for making our Christmas meal easier, too. It amazes me how many pictures you can get on one layout, and it still doesn't look cluttered. What a generous giveaway, too. How very sweet of you!

  2. I LOVE the idea of having the smaller page inside the larger ones to increase the photo count! And you made your own to boot! Beautiful work.
    What a swe-e-e-et giveaway, too, Lisa.

  3. Your layout is very interesting. If I am understanding it, you did the layout on two pages, then added a third 1/2 page with pix placed to compliment the main pages. WOW!
    The layout is great.

  4. Great class last week. Loved making the Christmas cards.
    Sharon M.

  5. Nice layout, your meal looks delish :)
    So sweet of you be doing a giveaway :)

  6. Love your take on this idea of Shimelle's - your photos are great :)

  7. Just came here from Shimelle's blog. I love how you did the sketch and yay for another NC scrapper! Just started following you, can't wait to see what you do with her new sketch!


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