I finished this layout today and while I was working on it I thought of my kids when they were younger and decorated their special cookies for Santa. My mom found the recipe in a magazine 55 years ago, and the cookies have been made every year since then. My kids are older now and do not help with the decorating, only the eating.
I used Joys of the Season cartridge to cut out the word Christmas
I used Winter Woodland cartridge to cut out the word Cookies and From My Kitchen for the pink matting.
Christmas Cheer to cut out the candy canes, and then added Stickles to them. I used Xmas Red, Lime Green and Pink.
The scalloped die cut is from We R Memory Keepers. I added some aqua velvet ribbon by Flair Designs, and some flat backed colored pearls, and then placed I red doily on top which I inked.
All of the embellishments are from my stash. Most are by Jolees, Bazzill and Recollections. I also had a big bag full of buttons and found the gingerbread men in there along with the gumdrops. Some I have had for ages and it felt good to finally use them. I also added some gingerbread men by Me and My Big Ideas.
The family traditions embellishment is from Bazzill. I think I bought it 3 years ago. I was delighted to see that it went with my layout.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Now what should I work on next??