Thursday, December 2, 2010

Keepin' It Real (Hip Hop)

This week for Hip Hop, we are sharing Christmas cards and layouts. And you know I am sharing a layout! :) And it has a photo on it that you might never scrap! But I am getting ahead of myself....You'll want to start the hop at the Unity Blog. If you came from Jennifer then you are in the right place. :)

SOOO....every year at Christmas we celebrate with my in-laws and then with my parents. They are very different experiences. One is chaotic and one big (fun) mess. One is organized...one person at a time, and we clean up after each opening of the present. :) Last year I decided to take a picture of the mess left in the first scenario. Why would I scrap the mess? Because I am keepin' it real! Seriously...it's part of the whole experience.

So here is my layout:



And just one close up so you can see the journaling:



I used the following stamp sets from Unity:

All my papers, stickers and trim are from Webster's Pages. I used the back sides, which I typically don't do as much...but I figured I have enough of their papers in my stash that it was ok. :)

And I, of course, used Helmar for all my adhering needs. I used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

AND........

I do have another stamp set to give away today. :) All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you could win this stamp set:



If you haven't seen the December Kit of the Month from Unity yet, click here. It is SO cute! I absolutely LOVE the hanging quilt!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on that one. :)

And now it's time to hop on to the lovely Robyn.

Next Blog

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!


41 comments:

Jodi said...

What a gorgeous layout ~ The big picture kind of looks like our floor after the kids have opened their presents! I love those papers, backside or not, the hanging ornaments and the gathered ribbon.

~Christina~ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you documented this. I hate sharing pics of Christmas morning because it always looks like I'm the world's worst housekeeper! LOL. I am going to take a cue from you this year and embrace it and photograph the aftermath in all it's glory!!!! Christmas morning is such a magical time....every single part of it!

Jessie said...

Fab page Pamela!

jack said...

such a nice posting.i will keep it in my pocket always.thank you for sharing such a wonderful posting.
- underground hip hop

April said...

What a fabulous layout!!! That's what scrapping is all about right? ;)
- April W

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow!!! il tuo layout è meraviglioso... grazie per darmi la possibilità di vincere questo set di stamps saluti dall'italia

Jen E. said...

i LOVE how you used the ornament stamps. the stitching on the top looks awesome~

Jingle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Erika said...

Gorgeous layout. Love the stitching.

marilyn said...

Love your layout--it is absolutely gorgeous! Also reminds us to document the fun and messiness of Christmas!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! I just love this layout. Our 2 families are the same way. I extreme to the other, but you have to love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

jmahugger said...

Pretty Layout!! Love the ribbon!

Simply AJ said...

What a perfect way to capture family memories. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing. AJ
aj_822@yahoo.com

JPScraps said...

I would definitely scrap that photo. It's just like our Christmas Eve celebration....messy and fun!

Bogner's said...

love your lo! I love how you did the sewing around the picture to focus on it and the stamping in the background is perfect.

Carisa said...

i adore this page - ours is chaotic as well, isn't that half the fun?! what great memories. I'm so honored to be a part of the hop with you today. :)

stampjourney said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the way you chronicled the mess! It is fun to see the different ways folks celebrate and their different styles. Thanks for the chance to win!

Malin said...

Beautiful layout!!

Eva said...

Pamela, this is one gorgeous layout and what a fun picture!

RubyM said...

Your layout is stunning. What a great Holiday layout. Love those stamps too.

Lacey said...

Beautiful layout! Very inspiring. I have most the Jillibean soup stamp sets so I'll definitely be giving some of your ideas a try!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is absolutely stunning, Pamela! I love the red stitched border and the way you've hung those ornaments.

leah said...

LOVE the layout! And I did that very thing with that green trim recently! ^_^ Great minds think alike, huh?

{jennie} said...

Love how real this layout is. The poor baby! Good thing you didn't misplace her!

floridagirl said...

I adore this layout - it is not only gorgeous - but like you said it is REAL!!! LOVE IT!!

Martha said...

beautiful

connie said...

This is a great idea to scrap. I think I will take a picture of all the empty christmas "boxes" and containers everywhere waiting to be put back in the attic.

Purple Princess said...

Very nice page! Love seeing the stamps used on scrap pages.

Lisa said...

Great idea... I often take pics of the mess as well and should scrap them I know.
I love the layout Pamela... the journalling tag is so cool. I just love your creativity!

Jules! said...

I can so relate! Great LO!

Melissa D. said...

That scene looks strangely familiar : ) Great idea so scrap those otherwise, not scrapped photos!

Connie said...

Your layout is a great example of many houses on christmas eve Lol!!! loved it!!!

Lesley from WI said...

I love fun honest LOs that capture everything like it is. This is adorable and real!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute, Pamela!! I love that ruffle behind that circle--LUSH! Great layers and stamping--you ROCK!

ps...I got my paper the other day! OH MY! I didn't know I won that:) I was expecting something small! THANK YOU!

CharityHand said...

What a beautiful layout and I love the colors. So cheerful!

Shemaine Smith said...

Aww What a cute layout ad funny too! I am a nut about having a garbage bag to put the paper in as we go...I may just let them have at it and swim in paper after seeing your layout!

Sandi said...

Isn't it supposed to be messy? I think it's neat that you documented this. Love how you stamped on your layout too.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

I love that layout. It brought back such great memories from when I was a kid and we were the messy style. Now we are the neat style and I forgot how fun the chaos can be!

jennifer mitten said...

I love it - great photo and layout!

Brittney said...

Love what you did with the ribbon - very yummy!

Lillian Child said...

What a nice page layout! Fabulous job! And I don't have ANY pine stamps in my holiday stash, so will keep my fingers crossed on your generous giveaway. And as always, thanks so very much for sharing with all of us!