Happy Holidays everyone!  Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas.  I actually got to stay home today because of the snow storm we had last night.  This morning I couldn't even get my front door to open because of the 19 inches of snow blocking it!  I spent most of the morning cleaning up the beautiful white mess that Mother Nature left us, and now I am relaxing in my scraproom and finally posting my last layout.  This is my first holiday layout (woohoo!!), but the pictures are from 2007.  I don't think I will EVER catch up to the present LOL.

 For this layout, I mixed and matched some old Christmas papers by Bo Bunny.  I cut out the holly and berries from another paper and overlapped them on my layout.  I also hand stitched around the entire page using inked embroidery floss.  The beautiful beaded flower vine is made by Kay. You can find them in her etsy shop as well as other beaded flower vines, beautiful butterflies, unique chippies and other goodies.  Take a moment to stop by Kay's Kreative Korner and check out all of the fantastic embellishments.
 Here is a close-up of the lacing and stitching I did on my layout.  The stitched border was first punched with a Martha Stewart punch and then stitched using embroidery floss.  The scallop border and holes used for the lacing were made using a Fiskars punch.  Most of you know that I am an eyelet fanatic, so of course, I have incorporated gold eyelets on my holiday layout.
 The chippies in the corner of my layout are made by Dusty Attic.  I inked them using Distress Ink in walnut stain, and then I added Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold and Green Patina) using a brush.  Again, the beaded flower vine is from Kay's Kreative Korner.  

I decided to round the corners of my photos to give them a softer feel.  I placed a heart doily behind them and added some ZVA pearls to frame the photos.

Well, that's it for today!  Thank you for taking the moment to stop by.  I would like to wish you all a fabulous new year filled with love, laughter and good times with your loved ones.  See you all in 2011!!

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My Gifts From Above