Has my post title confused you yet? Christmas in July??? Wait......isn't it August? And isn't Christmas in December?
Well, I didn't have nearly enough room on my subject line to call this the "Lasting Memories Layout Challenge's Christmas is REALLY in December BUT this is the Christmas In July In August Challenge!!
Leave it to me to make things way more complicated than they really need to be huh??? You're welcome.......it's a gift :):)
I started this layout last night.....and the kids were driving me up the wall!! Honestly, I can't tell you how much paper I actually screwed u cuz my sanity was dangling by a thread. Seriously, I will be SOOOOOOOOO glad when they go back to school!!!! I actually pretty much had it done except for some odds and ends. So I got up this morning and out of the blue some supplies I haven't seen in AGES turned up!! I am gonna call it divine intervention because I know in my heart if I had even thought about using them.....I wouldn't be able to find them. It's called "The scrappers law" Seriously!! Look it up if you don't believe me!!!!!
I flip on the kitchen light and it was like the Lord spoke to me.
And know what I heard??
"Let there be bling!!!!"
I know you are gonna ask......."How can you be sure it's the Lord Tina?"
Cmon........I have 5 boys. How often do I hsve need for bling???
Exactly!!! I knew you would agree with me and understand!!!
So after hearing "let there be bling!!!" reverberating thru my house.....cuz he also knows I have boys and wanted me to hear him :):):) I turned and ran into these little blue gems. And some icicle stickles......try saying icicle stickles 5 times fast btw....I added he finishing touched to a layut I was already pretty pleased with......
You're waiting for me to just shut up and show you huh???
Now I know you can't see the blingage here....so a couple of closeups.....
He's grounded at the moment so in a fit of boredom he offered to do this for me......lol. And a darn fine job he did!!!!
In case you don't already know , this is Echo Park's "Everyone Love's Christmas". And the Little Santa dude in the box is pieced together with stickers from the kit. I am a little bummed cuz I couldn't find the teeny bows I bought last year because I woulda loved one on the box to give a present effect.
a) American crafts white card stock base
b) red ink pad by stampabilities
c) Ranger stickles
d) Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas
e) blue gemstones
f) Unknown letters on title
g) ribbon from stash
h) Button from American Crafts
Now.....just in case I lost you somewhere along my babble this layout is for the Lasting Memories Challenge this week. And the them happens to be "Christmas in July" and in all fairness it really was July when they posted this challenge :):):) I just wouldn't be me if I didn't give em a hard time about it......but it's out of nothin but love I promise!!!!!!
Thanks for droppin in and takin a peek!