Happy Saturday! I'm sure some of you have heard of the Elf on the Shelf tradition, and this is the first year that we are doing it with our kids. We read the book to them at Thanksgiving and told them that putting up your Christmas decorations will entice an elf to make its first appearance if our family has been chosen to receive one. So of course they were not patient enough to wait until today to put up our tree, which is the day we usually decorate for Christmas. Sure enough, our elf did "magically appear" at our house in the middle of the night. The kids were thrilled to discover him this morning, but they are still not in agreement on what he will be named.

Well, on to scrappy stuff. As usual I have procrastinated in photographing and sharing the layouts I created this month. I hate that I always flood my blog with a bunch of posts the last week of the month, while the first few weeks the posts are so scarce. Maybe that will have to be my New Year's resolution (again) to improve on that! Anyhow, here is a page that I made using a sketch from ScrapMuch? as well as a prompt from My Scrap & More Challenge forum to scrap a photo of "amazing scenery."

I took this photo from the backyard of out house in California, and I had it developed several months ago when I was having one of my big bouts of homesickness. I guess I just needed some inspiration to get it put on a layout!

Product List:
Carta Bella Hello Again patterned paper
Basic Grey Kioshi patterned paper
Crate Paper Styleboard ephemera
Basic Grey What's Up alpha stickers
American Crafts Thickers
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
The Crafters Workshop template


  1. This is stunning, both the layout and the photo! Thank you for sharing it with us at ScrapMuch?!

  2. Love your background work and layering! Great colour combo! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  3. What an amazing page!! I love how much depth and texture this page has!! Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?