You are my JOY

Every year I make my DH a special Christmas card - this year I thought I would make him a Christmas scrapbook page instead. It was really quick to do, because I knew exactly what I wanted to say and the design is very simple. Here it is (click on the image to enlarge it if you like) ...

The page was inspired by the December Challenge over at the 1-2-3 Challenge blog
This is a brilliant concept for a challenge - you are given a colour, a word and a technique and all you have to do is include all three on a scrapbook page. Here is the image for the December challenge


I started with one sheet of patterned paper - "Sugar Plum" from the Saint Nick collection by Fancy Pants. 

The reverse is a pretty shade of pale greeny-blue which I've used for the background, but I first "gutted" it where I knew it wasn't going to show, then removed the piece I'd cut out, turned it over to show the spotty side, tore it in half and inked the edges with red and blue. 

The other patterned paper with the words is from the BoBunny "Believe" collection and it was free with Scrapbook magazine a while back. The words are perfect, " You are the Gift that made all my Dreams come true." 

After arranging the paper pieces, I mounted the layout on a sheet of ivory cardstock to frame it and tidy up the back, then tied a bow around the whole thing. I wrote the words "You are my" in metallic pen on the torn strip across the middle and added "Joy" in gold glittered alphas. These words are very meaningful to us, because this song was our first dance at our wedding in 2011. 

The photo was added almost last of all (unheard of for me) - I layered up some scraps of paper, a heart-shaped doily and a little brown envelope, then the photo and finally a laser-cut kiss. The envelope is for a special secret message for my DH John.

As I say, a very simple layout this one, but he was very pleased with it and that's what matters :o) 
Here it is on our dresser with some of this year's Christmas cards ....

As you can see, a plate rack makes a perfect stand for a scrapbook page - ingenious! 

Thanks for visiting my blog today - Happy Christmas!!! :o)xxx


sueat17 said…
Love reading about your creative process with this one. It turned out beautifully Annie. Thanks for joining in on the fun in this busy month!
Chantalle said…
Fantastic, fun page and I love the use of the plate race stand! Happy New Year to you!