I hate to put pressure on anyone...... but I really felt that I had to make you aware that there are only 163 days until Christmas!!
Ok...... do I have your attention now?
Seriously though, it is right about this point in the year that I start seeing Christmas ornaments popping into my local Garden Ridge and Christmas craft project supplies showing up at the nearest Hobby Lobby. Sometimes, working on a Christmas project can be a great way to "mentally" escape the heat that normally befalls us in the middle of July, but it can also put a lot of pressure on someone like me who still hasn't done anything with the photos from LAST CHRISTMAS!
Luckily for me, I happened to take part in this blog hop that should help inspire me to get creative and document some of those memories from 2012. Not only will that help me clear the desktop, but it should also help me clear some space in my stash piles before the newest Christmas supplies show up in the scrapbook stores.
Lucky for you...... You can join the fun too!
First, let me share my layout with you....
This page gives homage to my daughter, who is probably the BIGGEST Christmas lover in our family (and that is saying a lot!). Kari sings Christmas carols all year long and loves nothing better than sitting through a Christmas movie... no matter WHEN it is on television.
I snapped this photo at a store in Tennessee. When we visited the store in the month of July, my daughter was thrilled to know that Christmas was ONLY 171 days away.
I reached into my stash to find 2 sheets of 6X6 papers from the Basic Grey "Jovial" paper pad. I used these to create the block behind the photo. I added some paper strips that I cut from various 12X12 papers in my stash, a border strip punched from some scrap paper and several stickers and chipboard words and letters from my abundant supply closet. Some inking around the elements helped tone down the colors a bit and blend the elements together. All in all, I am very happy with the end result... and definitely in the mood to do more Christmas scrapbooking!
Now it is your turn! Join in the fun and create your own Christmas project. If you participate, use the hashtag #scrapbookchristmas in Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Next up on the Blog Hop is Alanna- http://scrapping-and-life.blogspot.com
If, at any point, you get lost, here is a FULL list of the blogs participating in this event:
Ruth - http://scrapmachine.com/
Bernice - http://btsoi.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://himynameistheresa.com/
Holly - http://harmonydiy.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://www.thecraftybunch.com.au/
Kimberly - http://kimberlymariekett.blogspot.com/
Stella (YOU ARE HERE) - http://myscrapbliss.blogspot.com/
Margareta - http://www.paperpilekitten.com/
Taniesa - http://thecraftypickle.com/
Smitha - http://www.smilingcolors.com
Catherine - http://paperaddictcatherine.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
Alison - http://magicalmesses.blogspot.com/
Manda - http://www.mandalikadesigns.com/
Madeleine - http://senoritaml.wordpress.com/
Melissa - http://www.scrappyjedi.com/
Julie - http://plywthpper.blogspot.com/
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my layout. You can also share links to YOUR Christmas in July projects. I can't wait to see how everyone is inspired!