Thursday, December 23, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge - Santa Memories

Welcome to my walk down Christmas Memory Lane!
For this week's UDI Blog Inspiration Challenge, I knew as soon as I saw the inspiration photo that I HAD to scrapbook one of Emma's Santa pictures!
Here is my finished layout:

And here is the inspiration photo:

This page was so fun for me to put together - I haven't looked at these photos in AGES and it was such a sweet time to reminisce about. This particular Christmas, Emma had just turned 8 years old and she was so stinkin' cute! She went to see Santa completely prepared and even brought him a copy of her list so he woudn't forget anything. (Wish I still had a copy of it! HA!)
She was still in full BELIEVE mode so the greeting stamp from Just Believe was the perfect title for this page:

It was wonderful to discover that the color of her pretty shirt was perfect to use Real Red for my background, so I used a piece of textured 12 x 12 cardstock to build my page on.
I know the Candy Cane Lane DSP is sold out, but luckily, I still had some, so I was able to cut the strips out for this fun border weave and just added the simple Real Red Satin ribbon bow for an accent.

The giant snowflakes were super easy to make. I just took pieces of Whisper White cardstock and coated them with Versamark ink then heat embossed the whole piece with Iridescent Ice powder. I'd added some chunky glitter to the powder to give it some extra sparkle. Once the embossing was done, I simply cut them out with my Snowflake Die on the Big Shot.
I LOVE how sparkly they are!

I'm sure you have some wonderful memories of Christmases past and visits to Santa - maybe this layout will inspire you to finally scrapbook some of them!
And I know you'll want to see what the other design team members created from our inspiration piece, so be sure to stop by the UDI Blog and check them out.

Stamped blessings everyone,


  1. Love the layout! Great page!
    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Really cute! Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!

  3. Merry Christas to you and your family.
    Sue Erickson aka The Soggy Stamper

  4. What a lovely layout. Love the way you wove the border strips. Great memories to save. TFS
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. beautiful pictures for the beautiful layout, robin. such precious memories live on. xoxo


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