Sunday, December 18

the meaning of christmas {OUAS}

happy SUNDAY everybody:-)

just a quick post today featuring my latest layout "the meaning of christmas". this layout is inspired by the december 15 challenge at once upon a sketch. the challenge this time is to create an "our christmas traditions" themed layout and you have to use the WONDERFUL sketch from the very talented nadia cannizzo:

here is what i came up with:

i named my layout "the meaning of christmas", because going away for the holidays has become a family tradition for us.

so far, we've been to:
hurgada, egypt {2004}
punta cana, dominican republic {2005}
agadir, morocco {2007}
sharm-el-sheikh, egypt {2008}
sofia, bulgaria {2009}
cruise in the mediterranean {2010}

this year we are going again cruising in the mediterranean. last year we visited nice, tunis, rome, malta, bari and olympia. this year we are going to venice, bari, rhodos, haifa, jerusalem, athens and back to venice. i just have to be patient for a few more days:-)

back to my layout - to combine christmas with travel, i used two collections from webster's pages "yacht club" and "waiting for SANTA". 

i did a lot of fussy cutting, stitching, stamping and glittering. 

i used one of the "waiting for SANTA" journalling cards {after altering it} for my journalling spot. i wrote the places where the pictures were taken and the year we've been there.

the SANTA air balloon is from the mini papers; the other one i stamped with "time traveler" stamp set from tattered angels.

i tried to combine CHRISTMAS with travel by using spellbinders' "snowflake pendant 2010" die and stamps from the "time traveler" set.

the board is stamped with the tattered angels set; the words are from the CHRISTMAS cardstocks stickers matching webster's pages "waiting for SANTA" collection.

some more close ups:

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a creative SUNDAY! 

hugs 'n smiles,


phamil said...

GORGEOUS! You have done a wonderful job with this challenge! Such a beautiful page! Thank you so much for joining us at OUAS! And I love your blog header too, it's sooo cute!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Wow. You travel a lot!! Awesome. This is fantastic. Love the layering and the gorgeous papers. Thanks for playing along with us.

Georgia Heald said...

Fabulous take on the sketch and I love your details! Thanks for playing along with at OUAS.

Lizzyc said...

oh how wonderful! all your adventures around Christmas time.. i hope you have a great trip this time too! i love the papers and photos.. well done..

Lauren T said...

Love the fussy cutting. What a lot of places you've been!

Natalie said...

OMG this is just GORGEOUS - love every bit of it
Thank you for playing along at Once Upon A ....Sketch!
Merry Christmas

Jasmine S said...

I love how you have used multiple photos as part of the sketch and your wonderful fussy cutting and details. Great work and thanks for joining us at OUAS.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Aren't you lucky to be able to travel to all those faraway places. So cool to make a lo about it too. Looks gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Beautiful layout and I love your little twist on the criteria by incorporating about how you spent so many other Christmasses! Love this!