Sunday, November 15, 2015

This Magical Moment

Hello and welcome!  Today I’m sharing a wintry photo of my daughter and her little family taken in December 2008.  This photo is framed and placed on my dresser because it is a VERY favorite of mine.  During this time, Brianne was living in the Chicago suburb of Naperville while earning a Masters Degree.  The apartments that she lived in were right next to one of the many nature preserves in the area.  Gorgeous Greta is only 1 yr-10 months and her new little sister, Marcy the Calico, is 9 months old.  They each have on velvet collars with a jingle bell and Brianne is wearing a Santa’s hat.  For me, this wonderful photo says it all…..purely magical.
I found the perfect Maja Design papers in their collection “It’s Christmas Time”! 
I’ve entered my layout for the Maja Design November 2015 Mood Board. 
My focus is on family, together, friends, rustic, red, green, white and dark brown.
I kept this design simple for two reasons.  Foremost, I wanted the focus to be on the photo. I also didn’t want to hide the beauty of this paper. The pine branches from a Christmas tree adorned with ornaments was a perfect setting for this adorable photo. The edge of the paper is a beautifully ornate frame.  Adding pearls really makes it “POP”!
The chipboard title was heat embossed in a deep forest green color and then topped in white to mimic snow. 
The Maja Design “Festive Season” paper, used for the photo underlay and the wreath die cuts, works great with the whole color scheme.  Finishing touches of glittered pine cone embellishments and wonderful berry stems by Prima were added for eye catching pops of interest. 
I added tiny gold pine cones to the berry stem. I really love the look!  Each berry stem, as well as the edges of the paper under the photo, were rubbed with gold wax for added shine.
Finally, the entire layout (photo covered for protection) was generously sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz Blazing Sun.  You can really see its beautiful glistening gold in bright light! 
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have a great day!  Lisa : )  
Products used:
Maja Design “It’s Christmas Time” collection – pages: Deck the Halls & Festive Season
The Dusty Attic – Mini ABC UPPER
Want2Scrap chipboard word – Magical; mini cranberry pearls
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Tannebaum Green Gold
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz – Blazing Sun
Stampendous Fran-táge Embossing Enamel – Shabby White
Prima – A Victorian Christmas collection – Midnight Kiss berries
Jolee’s Boutique – Glittered Edge Pine Cones
Cheery Lynn Designs – Wreath Strip B216
Viva Décor Inka Gold - Gold
Maja Design - Deck the Halls
Maja Design - Festive Season



  1. Beautiful, Lisa! Love the crisp, simple design, the pine cone and berry clusters, and the frosted top of the chipboard title!

  2. beautiful design, pprs, photo, chipboard, and pine cones!!

  3. I can see why this is a favourite photo - it's gorgeous! What a fab page you've created with it too!

  4. I can see why this is a favourite photo - it's gorgeous! What a fab page you've created with it too!

  5. I love your "Family" photo -- with Greta and Marcy!! Such an animal lover I love it :)


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