Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ornaments 2009

Ornaments 2009
by Wendy Sommers

Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone is enjoying the holidays and spending time with those they love during this holiday season.

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is continuing on with traditions my husband and I have started with our children since they were very young. One thing we do every year is choose a new ornament for each of them that is somehow a reflection on their year. We always give it to them while decorating the tree. I love to watch their faces as they unwrap them.

A new favourite of mine this Christmas is Echo Park's Holly Jolly collection! I just adore all of the little embellishments that go along with this collection - it's my favourite part. Everything comes together so easily. I've taken some close-ups of some of my favourite embellishments and stickers from this line.

The tree on the sticker sheet is divine! I added some red and green pearls to it to represent ornaments:

Next up are the brads - who doesn't love pearl brads? The colors are so pretty and they complement so much more than just this collection. You'll find yourself reaching for them often. Another favourite is the little tag also seen here:As soon as I saw the alpha sticker sheet with the little ornaments on it, I was immediately inspired to document our ornaments tradition! There are so many color options for both the ornaments and the alpha letters on this sheet. I decided to use the alpha ornaments and stickers in the same color for each letter. I also added some twine across as well and stapled it into place to mimic ornaments hanging from the tree:
Here's another super cute brad from the same package as the pearl brad above. Also, I cut the swirls from the border sheet of patterned paper in this collection to add some pop of color (and to help focus the eye to the photos). There are so many little treasures within this collection!
And here is my layout:
I honestly have no idea how the Holly Jolly collection is still in the LCOM store! Run and pick up this treasure of a collection before it's all gone! :)**********************************************************************************
Supplies used:
Echo Park Holly Jolly collection kit (including alpha stickers, element stickers)
Echo Park Holly Jolly chipboard
Echo Park Holly Jolly Assorted Brad Pack
The Twinery - honeydew chartreuse twine


Michelle said...

Love this LO!

Gisèle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Tanya said...

Fabulous layout!! This collection is totally YUMMY!! love what you did with it!

dlwidder said...

Fab layout! Love the twine w/the ornaments for the title. Great job!