Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Story of the Home Alone Christmas

It's time again for another round of the latest challenge at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration where I'm a Special Deputy this month. The common theme linking all the challenges for December is Christmas (not that you have to follow the theme of course) but I do have a bunch of last year's photos still waiting to be scrapped.

Case File #101 looks like this:

Love the cool colour scheme we had to work with, although I found it a little difficult to get the right tone of green unfortunately. I think this would look particularly awesome if you have White Christmas photos in your collection. Here in Australia though Christmas is generally a boiling hot day spent in your t-shirt and shorts around a BBQ perhaps, so I didn't have any photos of snow!!

The evidence I incorporated into my layout (the embellishments) included: numbers, silver accents, something shiny, circles and Christmas accents. And perhaps frames if you count all those square Ali Edwards stamps I used in the top half of my page as 'frames'. But perhaps not ;-)

And for my testimony I stuck with the rather obvious prompt to 'journal about the holidays'. I wrote all my journaling on a tag hidden behind the photo, not because it's anything private, but more just for space issues. I thought originally it might fit underneath the 25 but after I painted in a few stars for their pop of colour I decided I didn't want to crowd it in beside them. 

I wrote about spending Christmas at home last year just as our own little family of 4 (rather than on the road visiting with all the extended relatives) which was quite a different experience for us. A bit more relaxing I have to say, but certainly misses out on lots of positives too. More on that in my next blog post. Stay tuned ;-)



  1. This is so cute :)
    I saw it on TwoPeasInABucket and that's how I found your blog :)



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