Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Believe

One of our LOAD prompts this month pays tribute to a special man in many of our lives when we are young - Santa Claus.

I remember other children telling me there was no Santa.  So one evening I asked my Mother as she was tucking me into bed.  She told me that Santa was real as long as I believed.  I pulled the covers over my head and said, "Yes, Momma, I believe."

I also remember leaving cookies for Santa but was told he preferred Diet Pepsi to milk.  In the late 1960's hardly anyone drank diet drinks.  That Santa and my dad preferred the same beverage should have been the tip off. :-)

For this layout, I actually do have a childhood photo and it is in fabulous condition.  I used a sketch from earlier this year and flipped it around quite a bit for the final result.

The main embellishment group is a mix of a Crate Paper die cut, a package I created and a misted circle.  This page is also for a challenge to use my latest mist purchase.  Rudolph Studio Calico mist was part of a Peachy Cheap order a few weeks ago.

I was delighted to have this photo.  It is a rarity.  If you, like me, don't have a lot of childhood photos, check out the PDF No Photo?  No Problem found here.

Video at YouTube:

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Love the story behind this sweet layout, Lisa. The combo of the Santa embellie and present is the perfect touch! Oh, and you're not old. The title of the layout I have up on my blog today is the title of the song Alexa danced to. It's French. :) I should go add that in case other people are wondering...

    1. Thanks for telling me. I thought it might be some new slang I'd missed :-)

  2. I like this page. I need to dig out my childhood photos. Not sure if I have Santa. I remember an Easter bunny photo we had take at a kmart in the 70s. Lol. Thanks for all your inspiration!!

  3. This is such a fun layout.
    I like that the colours match the time of the photo.
    Your layouts are all so great.

  4. Love the colors and placement of the patterned strips with the circle. Very cute!

  5. This is adorable, Lisa! What a precious memory you have on this page. The fifties clock stencil was perfect for your layout. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love the papers you used. It is a sweet story and the layout is perfect.


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