Maya Road Guest Blogger: 2016 Family Christmas Ornament

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Happy Friday, Friends! I’m back with another Maya Road project to share with you today!

2016 FAMILY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Maya Road sent me the cutest little 6×6 DIY Mini Wood Pallet. When I saw it, I just knew I had to create something with it! I pondered on it and decided that it would make the cutest ornament for our Christmas tree featuring our family photo.

First, I added gold and white 6×6 patterned papers from the Echo Park Deck the Halls collection.

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I had the gold ribbon and snowflake sitting on my desk from a gift that my sweet friend had just dropped by to me and was inspired to re-purpose them on this project. I knotted each end of the ribbon and then hot glued it to the sides of the mini pallet to use as the hanger.

Next, I added our family photo matted with white cardstock. To the right of the photo, I added the glitter snowflake accented with a stamped/embossed circle in the center.

I created the circle with the Homemade Holidays Clear Stamp Set by Maya Road, stamping and embossing the circle and “Joy” in gold and white embossing powder.

I accented the bottom corner of the photo with a Maya Road Metal Arrow and Bird Cage emellishment.

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I added the year to the top of the ornament using the Maya Road Number Clips attached to Maya Road Linen Mini Pennant Banner Pieces. So cute, right?! To the right side of the year banner I added one of the Metal Royal Key Charms to dress it up even more. So pretty!

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I love the way the ornament looks hanging on our tree! The gold/white color scheme matches perfectly!

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Thank you again to Maya Road for asking me to guest blog for them this week! I had a great time! Be sure to check out their unique and amazing products, there’s something for everyone not matter what your style is!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

JanaBold

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Christmas Pocket Pages

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Some of you may be working on December Daily albums … and others of you may just be ignoring Christmas scrapbooking altogether until you make it through the holidays. LOL! Am I right, or what?!

Me? I do as much holiday scrapping as I can while I am in the mood, but most of it won’t get finished until next year. It helps that I have some design team projects that keep me plugging along, otherwise I probably wouldn’t be doing ANY scrapbooking this month. Hehe!

Some of you have expressed interest in seeing more of my Pocket Pages, so today, I thought I would share with you the 2015 Christmas Pocket Pages I recently completed. (I worked on them in November with a goal to finish up last year’s photos before taking more photos this year.)

If you are a pocket scrapbooker, I hope they inspire you … and if you are not, maybe you’ll just enjoy seeing random photos of my family all smooshed together. LOL!

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I use my Pocket Style albums as a decorative photo album of sorts. I like to provide an overview of all of our pictures, and then I go back and create pages for the events that have more photos, or have more meaning to me and my family to place in our scrapbook page albums.

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Next spread …

A little note about the way I’ve been doing my holiday pages the past couple of years. I have discovered that I like the holidays to have a cohesive look … it connects the multiple pages and makes it easier to view. For these pages, I used an American Crafts/Project Life card kit combined with a few things from my stash.

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Next page …

The pages vary slightly, but overall they have the same feel.

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Next …

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And the last, single page, of our album …

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Now, I know we are past Halloween, but while my pocket page scrappers are here perusing, I thought I would slip in the Halloween pages I made for 2015, too. I didn’t get them finished in time to share in October, but figured you might still enjoy seeing them. 🙂

I used the Echo Park Paper Halloween collection for these two spreads.

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Second spread…

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Whew! Well, atleast I am mostly caught up with the holidays from 2015 now. 🙂

Thanks for coming by! I hope to see you again soon!

JanaBold

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Noel Mignon: Noel

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Thank you so much for all of your fun comments on my Christmas Tag post yesterday! I always love reading what you have to say!

As a quick reminder, there is just ONE DAY LEFT to enter my CARTA BELLA GIVEAWAY. Click here or scroll down to be taken to the giveaway post. The winner will be announced on Friday.

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Last year, as I was shopping for Christmas presents, I stumbled across these adorable Espari dolls. I couldn’t get over how much they looked like my daughter and my niece. These two cousins are the best of friends … and so I thought it would be fun to give them the doppelganger doll of one another as a token of their friendship. They loved them!

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I have been dying to use these poinsettia stamps by Stampin’ Up on a project … so I pulled them out to use on my first page with the Noel Mignon Oh What Fun kits. (There are still a few left in Noel’s shop if you are interested in checking them out. The Oh, What Fun Classic Kit is HERE, and the Daily Diary Kit is HERE. )

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My title was created using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine. I cut it out twice using red and white cardstock so that I could create an offset shadow for the word.

Around the title I placed those adorable mini acrylic stars by Pretty Little Studio. They were included in the Classic Kit this month along with several script words. I used one of the words to accent the bottom left photo on this page.

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My photos are stacked on top of each other with a red cardstock mat. I placed a few more 6×6 paper layers behind. I just love those mini patterns!

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Here is a closer look at the stamped poinsettias I made using the Reason for the Season stamp set by Stampin’ Up. I stamped the outline in black ink. The stamp set comes with shadow stamps that make the leaves and the petals look shaded. I stamped them in red and green ink, and then used colored pencils in slightly different shades to finish filling them in. I love how they turned out!

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The traditional green and red of this page just puts me right in the mood for the holidays! Thanks for letting me share!

See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Creating Christmas Tags

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Hi Friends! Do you love shopping for Christmas scrapbooking products? I know I do! And even though I have quite the collection to my name, I can’t help but pick up a few new things each year.

The problem is, my rate of acquiring scrapbook Christmas supplies, doesn’t quite match up with my Christmas creating output … and so they accumulate.

I have a hard time getting rid of them, because Christmas is just so classic! Christmas doesn’t go out of style … and I know one day, somewhere, somehow, I *WILL* put them to use!

This year, I made a goal to use up those older supplies, and one of the ways I am doing it is by creating Christmas Tags.

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Here’s a video with more details explaining my process.

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Pop in a Christmas movie and give it a try! Let’s join forces and flood the earth with cute, custom-made Christmas tags and put our stash to good use.

Happy creating!

JanaBold

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