Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Anything Goes...SOC Bloggers Challenge

Have you heard of SOC (Scraps of Color)? If not click here to check out the blog. There is a fun "Anything Goes" challenge going on where you can share a link to your favorite scrapbook layout, card or altered/mixed media item. 

I decided to have a little, well ALOT of fun and continue working on my Christmas layouts using this layout to submit for the challenge. The pictures are reflective of a fun night at a PTO event with my girls. They love the camera and these pictures capture their beautiful smiles. 

 I used card stock and patterned paper from the Sparkle & Shine (retired special) paper packet. I always tend to play with my Artbooking cricut cart. I cut out the patterned green circle overlay with the dial size set at 8. 

Fake stitching is always fun so I added a little bit of - - - and - - -!! I love our washi tape so I put a few strips here and there. The border is made with red shimmer trim. I absolutely love shimmer trim!!! I went to my stash to see if I had coordinating Sparkle & Shine dimensional elements available.  I utilized the 3 Christmas trees, which I staggered slightly off to the side of one another and the "Noel" pendants. I like to use the negative space from the cricut cuts thus placing circles from the overlay in the four corners of the paper. I distressed the edges of the card stock with Juniper ink. Lastly I found a nice quote by an unknown author that reads "May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessings all year through." which I had wrote as my journaling spot. 
Here is an up close look at the christmas trees. I really like how adding the glitter made them pop off the page. Do you always journal? I try to so I don't forget what was happening at that moment in time. Journaling spots are always fun. When I am unsure what to write the internet is a great tool to look up quotes, poems, titles etc. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!! SHOP WITH ME


  1. Beautiful layout, love all of the detail thanks for sharing

  2. Nice details on the page and in the blog post. TFS

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some comment love :-)

  3. Very nice Shalana! Love your tree and washi tape accents! And your daughters are too cute! Thanks for participating in the challenges over on the SOC blog!


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