Christmas in May

I have many summer projects on my to-do list.   One of the first things on the list is: getting rid of the clutter.  That’s right — reorganize the house to get rid of the junk (and in the process, make room for more junk).  Ha!

As I went through my old scrap space yesterday, I found Christmas photos buried under piles of stuff.  Yeah, mostly scrap stuff that I need to donate, give away, or sell.  I’ve never done a giveaway on the blog before, so perhaps I’ll organize my stash and do a giveaway here.

Anyway, as I was organizing my scrap stuff, I came across all of my Christmas embellishments and papers.  You know how some people are really into decorating for the holidays and they have a ton of boxes of decorations?  Well, I have very little holiday decor, but I have plenty of holiday scrapbooking supplies.  I have enough to put several December Daily books together without having to buy any more stuff.  Ridiculous, isn’t it?

Well, after a bit of cleaning, I settled in my scrap space (which is now a 6×8 section of our home) and made a layout using the Christmas photos that I uncovered earlier in the day. I used the December Green Tangerines Kit plus some fun embellishments from my Christmas stash.  I must say that the Green Tangerines kits are chock-full of supplies — I made some layouts in December and still have supplies left over for even more pages!

The following layout is based on the sketch 189 from Pencil Lines.  Thinking about entering it into their gallery …

Isn’t that ribbon awesome?

The button is from American Crafts and the merry & bright chipboard is from Scenic Route.

Stay tuned for some crafty projects …

Speaking of, I just wanted to let you know that Ali is accepting submissions for her Stories of Summer project.  Layouts, project, etc are due on June 9!  Check out the details on her blog.