Friday, May 18, 2012

Gingerbread Houses *Out for Publication*

Christmas in May??? I know, we aren't even to Summer yet but I have a couple of older layouts to share :) One of our annual Christmas traditions is making "gingerbread" (Lyn builds them out of graham crackers) houses with my friend Lyn and her family. We started this tradition when our firstborns were in kindergarten together. It's hard to believe they are 15 now!

This layout turned out a little busy but I like it :) Pulled some old Basic Grey and K & Co. papers and made the gingerbread house and man with my trusty Cricut. Added buttons, brads, puffy paint and glass gems to add that extra oomph.

Chipboard letters covered in paper are old Basic Grey. Does anyone else have trouble photographing 2 pagers? My camera seems to adjust the color of the background based on the overall page and the they hardly ever match :( Then I try to fix in Photoshop and spend a lot of time and utter not so nice expletives until I give up!

The gingerbread man is from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

Gingerbread house from the Wrap It Up cartridge.

Drew on his cute smile :)

Slowly using up my stash of ancient Queen & Co. brads (door knob).

Closeup of journaling for my friend Casey...she says she loves to read the journaling :)

Candy canes are diecuts from my Imaginisce blog winnings last year and what layout is complete without Thickers?!

It's going to be a hot one here today, 80's yea! Dr's appointment early today. Then over to Dad's to get him fed and settled after dialysis. Bad news from last week, surgery next week again on his fistula. Please send a prayer up for him. Last time we did this he ended up with a pacemaker!


Christina Collins said...

Oh wow, this layout is gorgeous! I love all the details. The little gingerbread man is so cute. I have a ton of Christmas photos that need to be scrapped but I just can't bring myself to do it during the warm weather, lol!

Tina said...

Great layout! I love to see Christmas layouts in the summer! Such fun!

Ashley Horton said...

Love this one Beth!! The gingerbread house and candy canes are so cute!!

Steffanie said...

I always love your layouts, Beth! Such great details. The decorated house, the use of doilies in the background and the tag for journaling---I love it all.
As for photographing 2 pagers, I only have a p&s camera so my biggest problem is the keyhole effect. Not sure if that is just because of the type of camera I have though! I also get the uneven lighting/coloring between the 2 pages. I don't know what the solution is!

Diane said...

I saw this layout in the 2peas and loved it so much that I just had to come over and check out your blog.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

So gorgeous...I love all of your detail and pretty colors! I really like the journaling tag, title, and fun elements. Another super cute layout!
I also have trouble taking photos of my two page layouts, which is what I scrap most, not necessarily the colors but getting the layout straight...does that makes sense?

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Love this layout Beth! It's beautiful and fun! I love the colours!

I photograph my two pagers together and then use the skew tool in photoshop to fix all the angles

Sending happy thoughts for your Dad!