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21 November 2011

Hip Holiday layouts

Ok, maybe these layouts aren't hip, but they do feature Hipstamatic photos...have I mentioned lately how much I love taking photos with that delightful little iphone app? It makes everything look festive/artsy/skillful without trying too hard at all. 

I wanted to scrap two very blurry photos of one of Andrew's choirs singing at last year's holiday concert. Here's an explanation of the event:

And here's the whole layout, using Prima's awesome and quirky holiday collection, North Country. It's very un-Prima, which is good for me -- as you know, floral girly stuff and I are not the best of friends (Look! Did you notice I used a flower right smack on this layout? I impressed myself with that one!). I ganked the layout design from a layout in this post, which was based on a layout from Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party class (whew!). Yes, "gank" is a word, though CASE would probably be a better option.

It's a little hard to see in the photos, but I layered some red tulle trim under the photo edges as well as under a Hambly transparency strip -- since tulle is so lightweight, it didn't add much bulk, even though it's all pleated and stuff. Ooh, and speaking of ganking, I totally ganked the title from the musical Mame:

Yet another song to get lodged in your brain. Enjoy. :)

One more layout today, this one featuring some Webster's Pages paper from the Botanical Christmas collection:

Kept it simple, since the Webster's paper is so pretty all on its own. I like that I unintentionally ended up with a visual triangle of trees, though :). My favorite part is the bow, which I made with some ribbon from my stash that I'd had forever:

The bow-y part is made the same way as the one on this card, only with a loop of ribbon instead, and then I just added the short tails behind and the long bit behind the pictures -- 4 separate pieces of ribbon come together so neatly, eh?

A little Stickles on the top of the tree, some alphas from Basic Grey and Studio Calico, and I called it a day! These layouts are out for the viewing at Scrappy Chic, if you're curious to see them in person. They have some great Black Friday (and Small Business Saturday) sales planned, so shop well!

Speaking of "calling it a day," today our second bathroom got torn apart (thanks Dad!) -- it's reno time. On top of that, I made mac and cheese for Thanksgiving, along with a batch of ice cream from this fabulous book -- seriously, this chick has her ice cream science down!! Oh, you know, plus I worked and stuff. Busy day!

Hope yours has been lovely! I'll be back (maybe) Wednesday with my family tags for Thanksgiving. Hooray!


Lindsey said...

That's not a floral/girly flower on the first layout -- it's obviously a hip flower! There's so much going on in the first layout, but it totally works as a whole. The second layout really does showcase that beautiful paper -- and your cute tree!
As to earworms, there are worse ones than songs from Mame! :P

Sue Althouse said...

Prima and Webster's Pages are lines I usually pass up because they tend to be too busy and fussy for my tastes, but you rocked these layouts! Way to make them work for you!

Liz Michaud said...

Wow Angela!! Loving both of these layouts. Totally 'stealing' your bow idea! You make me wish I had an iphone so I could play with all the fun picture apps too.

Have a great Thanksgiving! I will be heading over thrursday night and shopping all day friday too. Enjoy the turkey and time with your family :)

Meg said...

Two fabby layouts, Ang! Love the ganked layout on the first one--what a great way to use up some patterned paper! The bow on the second one is truly stunning, and oh-so-clever!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowzers, am I really that far behind in commenting? These holiday layouts are amazing! I'm in a festive mood now. :D