Christmas Canines with Melissa Mann and the December 2017 Kit

The holiday season keeps us busy, but now that celebrations are wrapping up and life is getting back to normal, it is the perfect time to document those special holiday moments while they are still fresh in our minds. Today we have Melissa Mann with us to share a beautiful new layout that records how her furry friends celebrated the season. Let’s see what she created.
Good morning, everyone! This is Melissa with you here today and I’m excited to share my very first project created for Elle’s Studio in 2018 using the December 2017 Kit and extras!

Supplies | December 2017 KitLight Gray Cardstock Alphabet StickersTwinkle Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Stanley Number StampStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline
The holidays are over and if you are like me, you’ve packed up and put away all the holiday decor; but, if you are also like me, you didn’t get a lot of holiday scrapbooking done in December! I really wanted to scrap these pictures that my brother and I took of our dogs over the holidays! They were just too cute to not share!

I used the woodgrain pattern from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection to create my background frame. That is really the only piece of patterned paper I used; the only other thing I used to bring some color into the layout was with the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the December 2017 Kit,. Because the backgrounds of my photos of the dogs were already super busy and colorful, I didn’t want to overwhelm the layout with more patterned paper. The journaling cards worked perfectly and I was able to include my typed journaling on one, and a stapled die cut to the other one.

My other favorite part of this layout is the title! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Elle’s Studio Stanley Alphabet Stamp! I stamped my title on kraft cardstock, then fussy cut each of the letters and stitched them to my layout. I also included a little more of the kraft in the lower left hand corner using the Stanley Number Stamp to help create balance on layout.

How are you scrapping your holiday photos? Are you creating traditional layouts, pocket pages or even traveler’s notebooks? I hope this provides a bit of inspiration for your next holiday documentation project!

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