Friday, December 24, 2010

Traditions - by Cari Locken

I'm sure that many of us have certain traditions that we like to keep going every year throughout the holidays. Right?
We have a few. One of them is cutting down our Christmas tree. Since moving to the west coast it has been easier for us to find tree farms and the kids just love it!

Here's a couple of layouts that I've created capturing those fun times.

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginisce (papers, rub-ons, flowers), Cuttlebug (trees diecut and embossing template), Basic Grey chipboard alpha

Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, stickers, flowers, i-top brads, ribbon) EK Success border punch, Making Memories alpha stickers, American Crafts Thickers

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics cardstock, Cuttlebug (tree diecut & embossing folder),Fiskars border punch, Fancy Pants (papers), Making Memories alpha stickers

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Jenni Bowlin papers & circle stickers, Jillibean Soup ribbon, American Crafts brads, Queen & Co. felt

Another tradition that happens in our family is me trying to take a photo of the kids on Christmas Eve. Sometimes this task is easy and other times not so much!

Supplies used: Fancy Pants (papers) Making Memories alpha stickers, Cuttlebug embossing folders & diecuts, Fiskars border punch

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginisce (papers, stickers, stamp, ribbon, flowers, i-top brad & tool, glam rocks (white) adhered with i-rock tool), American Crafts Thickers, Veramark

My mom also likes to make new pj's for the grandchildren each year. Last year she also made the girls some beautiful dresses.

Supplies used: Melissa Frances die-cut stickers, Quick Quotes papers, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, Piggy Tales ribbon, American Crafts brads, Pink Paislee chipboard alpha

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Basic Grey chipboard alpha, Fiskars border punch, Making Memories alpha stickers

I'd love to hear what your christmas traditions are. Have a blessed holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Cari, these are all amazing layouts!! (And that picture of all the kids in their matching pajamas is way too cute!!). I have that same 3 tree diecut but have only ever used it on cards - you've inspired me to broaden my scope and use it on layouts or mini albums. And the first layout - the bold black and white one - so dramatic and effective! They're all great...of course!! ;) Love seeing how you document your family traditions for your I would love to have such a treasure from my childhood. Thanks so much for sharing!!