Pastel Christmas Layout for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

Here is another catch up post for a layout created for the Get It Scrapped article about using pastel colours for Christmas layouts. The layout I created shows off a bunch of photographs of my children spreading ‘reindeer food’ on Christmas eve.  The first step in creating my layout was to apply texture paste to my paper and then sprinkle some rock candy distress glitter over the top.  When this had dried I applied some different pastel watercolour paints (some twinkling H2os and gelatos mixed on my craft sheet).  I also created the ‘presents’ using watercolour paper and the same colours.  I arranged my photographs in a bit of a grid and used the principles of approximate symmetry to arrange the embellishments and other elements to frame the photographs.  You can learn more about design principles like approximate symmetry with a membership at Masterful Design which includes the Scrapbook Coach video series (if you are interested you can find more details at Get It Scrapped).

If you have any question just let me know 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,




And I thought I would include a closer photo of one of the pages so you can see some of the details on the page.



Supplies : Card: Artee; Watercolour Paper; Gelatos: Fabercastell; Paints: Twinking H20s, Adirondack; Glitter paint: Viva Decor; Alphas: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Ribbons: Unknown; Lace: Unknown; Flowers: Prima; Leaves: Prima, Green Tara; Metal Embellishments: Making Memories, Tim Holtz; Beaded Tree and Branch: Green Tara; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Pen: Atyou Spica; Ink: Archival, Versacolour; Template: Prima; Glitter: Ranger; Texture Paste: Jo Sonjas; Embossing Folders: Sizzix; Stamp: Amy Tangerine; Stickers: Unknown

Scrapbooking with Numbers for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

I have been a bit absent lately with all the Christmas busy-ness and some time on holidays.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and holiday season.  We spent time going to the beach, swimming in the pool and just general summertime activities.

I have a few posts to catch up for Get It Scrapped and I was going to put them all together but decided it would probably make things too long.  So here is the first of my catch up posts.  This layout was created for the Get It Scrapped blog article showing different ideas for scrapbooking with numbers.  The page is about my 3 year old asking me multiple times how long it was going to be until Christmas.  I could imagine this becoming a bit tiresome but in the end he didn’t ask as much as I thought he would.  I love how excited children tend to be about Christmas.

For my page I used papers and embellishments by Simple Stories.  I wanted to include all the numbers counting down to Christmas on the page so I chose the background patterned paper and toned it down a little with a couple of coats of picket fence distress stain.  When the paper was dry I inked the edges with black soot distress ink and also mounted onto some black card as the distress stain can warp the paper a bit but is fine when adhered to card.

I also incorporated numbers in my page through the title which I highlighted by using a large number and colouring it gold with a gold paint pen.  It dries quickly and does a good job of covering the number.  I also used a number strip to provide a shelf for my photo and other elements to ‘sit’ upon.

If you have any questions just let me know and be sure to check out the Get It Scrapped blog post with loads of ideas for incorporating numbers into your pages.

Thanks for stopping by,




Supplies: Card: Artee; Ink: Ranger; Pen: Artline Paint Pen, Pilot; Distress Stain: Ranger; Alphas: Simple Stories, Kaisercraft; Stickers: Simple Stories; Papers: Simple Stories; Washi Tape: Tim Holtz; Vellum: Unknown; Thread: Gold; Clear Journalling Card: Simple Stories