Sunday, January 10, 2010

Santa Was Here

I can't believe that a whole week has gone by and I haven't done any scrapbooking.  My creativity went AWOL and it was driving me crazy!  Last night I was laying in bed and an idea popped into my head.  Thank goodness!

I found myself again looking through old photos.  I believe that the magic in Christmas is what he get through our kids.  It was so magical when my kids were younger.  I surely miss those days.  I guess that is why I find myself gravitating towards old photos lately.  I came across this photo last weekend.  This was taken 15 years ago, back in the good old days when they still believed!  I was married at the time and my husband took a pair of his hunting boots and put them in the dry ashes in the fireplace.  He made footprints coming out of the fireplace and across the room to the Christmas tree.  The kids were so excited when they woke up Christmas morning!  What a thrill!

I based this layout on the current challenge over at StuckOnUSketches. http://stuckonusketches.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenges


The paper I used was by Fancy Pants, Christmas Magic, and Deja Views.


The Santa boots are Jolees.  I placed them right above the ashed footprints in the photo.


I have had these rub ons forever.  They are by Daisy D's.  I loved that line of paper and was sad when they went out of business.


I found the wooden Santa at Joanns after Christmas.  The list and bag and holly are all Jolees, which again I have had forever.  It felt good to use up old supplies.  The ribbon is American Crafts and the decorative border is by K and Company.


I used Cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer to cut out the Christmas tree.  I inked it with some moss ink and added some buttons and flat backed pearls. I also used Cricut cartridge Street Sign for part of my title.


The Santa part of the title are glitter letters by Making Memories.  Some of the additional rubons on the layout are by Fancy Pants.

8 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Aaawwww, Debbie, how utterly adorable this is! I was thinking about you earlier .. so glad you posted! And even happier that you joined in on the SOUS sketch! What a great memory for you to scrap .. yep, those were magical times when the kids still believed. Love what you did with the Fancy Pants paper .. and oh, that Santa is one that I'd love to have. Cute cute Chrstmas tree! This is a 10+++ Have a great week!

Sandy said...

I can't decide if I should smile or cry...your layout is beautiful and the story tugged at my heart strings....I miss my children being small...they do bring magic into our lives....this is stunning...your work is beyond amazing...so happy you are playing along with us.....have a happy evening!

scrappinlil said...

OH this is a beatiful layout...love it...and the idea of the boots and the ash...who wouldn't believe when seeing that...my dd is only 4 so Christmas is a very fun time of year for us....TFS

Nanne said...

Beautiful layout.. I love the story behind it, us too used to do cute little Santa things for the kids when they were little..Miss those days!!!
Your layouts inspire so much..love looking at them, always..
hugs
Nanné

Leah said...

Oh my, I just adore your LO's! I was scrolling down the page and am totally in love w/ all you've done. And when I realized you were the one that did that Christmas cookie page...well I am thrilled to have you take part!
The kids might be grown but you obviously still have the magic in you!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Oh my goodness!! STUNNING!!! Love the use of papers, the embellishment, just amazing everything!!! You definitely have the "MAGIC" in you!! Oh the Brrrr lo...oh!! Breathtaking!! AMAZING as always!!! Take care and stay warm!!! Dawn

Christine said...

This is beautiful, I'm so glad you entered it at Practical Scrappers! I love every last detail that you added!

Kim said...

Hey, gf, your details in this are amazing! This is just the perfect Christmas layout!
Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!
Blessings,
Kim xXx