If one picture is worth 1000 words then I have enough for several novels and all of them are crazy. How about you guys? Today I have to share a Christmas layout and I am not using holiday papers. My photos are usually not full of bright aqua, lime, and pink like many holiday collections so I pulled out my photos and found the perfect collection of papers and it was Echo Park's Note to Self!
Turns out this collection really has great holiday colors for me and I just LOVE this spirograph design background. I bought several sheets of that one. My guys always wear jeans and usually several people wear black and then there are the ones who wear red - done. So next time you do a holiday layout, consider a non holiday collection. That being said, you can always add some holiday elements to make it festive. I made some simple holly leaves by drawing them and then cutting them out just outside the drawn line, then sponging the edges with brown ink. I also added some gold colored fibers because Christmas pages need fibers. All of my holiday photos have a yellow glow because they are in my living room and alot of the photos are in the evening. Tells me that I need better lighting in my house. :)