Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Christmas Layout - Kaisercraft Devonshire

Well, it's another day closer to Christmas! I'm sure the kids will chew my ear off with a million questions about Santa and the North Pole again. Oh my gosh, it never stops! And it's so funny at the moment too. Normally, Jack and Emily fight constantly, about everything, but lately they've been getting along beautifully. Usually they fight when they sit on the couch, about who has the best seat, and god forbid if one of them "crosses the line". But yesterday, Jack sat on there to watch a dvd, and asked Em to sit with him. But that's not the amazing part....she sat down, and then he patted the spot right next to him, and said "sit here, closer to me" Um...I almost fell over with shock! But it doesn't end there...they've been getting drinks for each other, helping each other to tidy up their rooms, and get this...When we went for a walk on the beach, I was a bit ahead of them, because I was throwing the ball for Daisy, but when I looked back, they were walking along holding hands!!!!

I was thinking they must just have some good holiday spirit going on, but when I commented to Em on how nice it was to see her and Jack getting along so nicely, she let me in on what was going on...apparently Santa really keeps a watch out, to see which children are behaving, and those ones get the best (and most) presents, so they are trying for the best pressies in the world. LOL!! Figures...they are so cheeky! Well, let's see how long it lasts. I happen to know that Santa has got some pretty awesome presents in store for them already, but it would be nice to see them get along for the next few weeks. Especially seeing as school holidays started last Friday!

So I haven't scrapped as much as I would have liked, the last few days, but I have started sorting my scrap room (again), so hopefully that will make scrapping,(and finding things!) a bit easier. I just have to keep the kids out of there, as it seems to have become craft central in there for them lately! I do have a layout to share though, this one was in the last Scrapbooking Memories magazine...


I didn't even use anything Christmassy on this one, even though it's a layout of Em on Christmas morning! SO not like me!


Ok, so don't look too closely at these flowers. They were my very first (and only) attempt at the Tim Holtz flowers, lol...


And the papers I've used are Kaisercraft Devonshire. Aren't they gorgeous! It's one of my all time favourite Kaisercraft ranges.


Well, I suppose I should go, I've rambled on enough for one day! Hope you have a great one :)

13 comments:

Sandy Davis said...

Love your story about the kids getting along so well...LOL. Love the lo, it is very beautiful and love that color combo!

Melinda Spinks said...

Too cute Sam... isn't it amazing what kids will do to score extra credit with Santa. You should just continue it on after Christmas in preparation for the Easter Bunny. LOL! Love the layout, glad to see more of your amazing work in the magazines.

Liz said...

Beautiful layout Sam. I also love this collection, perfect for so many layouts! Your kids are so cute.

Mara... said...

Your flowers seriously rock, they are beautiful!! And I love love love the colors you used with black and white photos. So pretty!!

Chloe :-) said...

LOL about the Santa story!!! Love it! I saw this gorgeous LO in the latest mag :-) it's simply stunning! I LOVE that there's nothing Christmassy, and yet it's a perfect Christmas LO :-)

Kim said...

This is so stunning Sam I just love it especially the pearls

Kelly Massman said...

So pretty! love that bird and those beautiful flowers!

Cathy said...

Reading your post made my laugh... how cute are your kids... let's hope it keeps up after Santa has been!! WOW Sam absolutely gorgeous LO!! LOVE the flower cluster and those Kaiser papers look fabulous!!

aussiescrapper said...

What a fantastic story about Em and Jack and what a wonderful feeling looking back and they were holding hands. I love their reason too, this makes lots of sense, very clever kids. Just loved this layout and I really love those stunning flowers, I am guessing their is a tute for them, will have to find it, I just love them Sam. Beautiful work, and so enjoyed reading this post. Melxx

Alanna said...

Make sure you tell the kids the Santa keeps an eye out ALL YEAR ROUND, not just December!!

I think you've done a really good job with the flowers on that layout, and I love that you didn't use anything Christmasy... don't think I could do it!

Debbie said...

Such an elegant layout Sam! I miss those days when my kids were little being oh so good for Santa! Enjoy and cherish them! By the way your flowers are beautiful!

Belinda said...

Mmmm...scrumptious!! Love that range too. Saw this layout in the mag...absolutely love it.

Liz Weber said...

This is so elegant Sam, LOVE LOVE that paper range and you are clever to make it look perfect for christmas! Loving the gorgeous photos and the pretty flowers and birdie and pearls are the perfect finishing touch! TFS!

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