Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lasting Memories Challenge-Christmas in July

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We Wish you a Merry Christmas....... When I worked at Cedar Point Amusement Part back in the 80's  one of the activities the park planned for the employees was Christmas in July. We decorated our dorms and apartments with Christmas decorations-no small feat in the middle of Summer Vacation Land on Lake Erie, LOL. But boy did we have fun! We also exchanged Christmas White Elephant presents. You can just imagine the gifts that would show up between college students. I received Ohio State Buckeye Toilet paper because I was attending University of Michigan, LOL.

Well this week at Lasting Memories you get to celebrate Christmas in July with us! We want to see your Christmas Layouts. Get them done now before another Christmas season is upon us!

Mine is of James at last Christmas. Notice that his dog Percy thinks that he should be helping!  And James is just thrilled to be getting a bed comforter for his college apartment, LOL. Oh the joys of spontaneous photo taking!

I challenged myself on this one to take some girly Webster's Pages paper and make a masculine layout. I love their stuff, but rarely can I use it with two boys.)  I used chipboard pieces from my stash to cover up the girly flowers.  I also fussy cut a house out of another sheet and then used stickles on it. I used pieces of foam tape up front and glue dots in the back to make the house appear to be coming out of the paper.

Cardstock and Paper" Webster's Pages
Die Cuts: Echo Park, Webster's Pages:
Snowflake button: Webster's pages
Adhesive: EK Success Foam tape. ATG
Glitter: Stickles Frosted Lace


Hiding in My Craft Room: Christmas in July
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers: Anything Goes in a Christmas theme
DL Art: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: I don't really need another one or..TRUE CONFESSIONS FROM THE TEAM!!  Mine is the paper,  especially Webster's Pages. I keep buying it because I love it, but it's tough to use because I have boys! So it keeps piling up.
Use it Tuesday: What was I thinking? Again back to buying Webster Page's Paper when I have boys!!!!

Merry Christmas in July!


  1. This is really cool and I do love how you did the house to! Neat!

  2. Love the LO I also like the way you popped dotted the house to make it stand out.

  3. Wow, I'm gonna echo for a minute - that house is so cool! Love that idea and it has so many potential uses! I have two boys too and totally get the *need* to buy certain papers and then being hesitant to use them. I think you did a brilliant job though, thanks for busting out those Webster's Pages papers for us at Use It Tuesday.

  4. Oh, well done. I used to have some WP paper and I got smart and gave it away. Maybe you should make girly pages for OTHER people. :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Very cool layout! Glad you could use those Webster's Pages paper. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  6. Gorgeous layout, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

  7. you did a great job making the girly masculine. Love all the details

  8. Incredible layout! You did a great job of making the paper more masculine. Thank you for playing along withbus UIT.

  9. Great layout and great story in your post! Again... feeling like a broken record... but that house COMPLETES this layout for sure! It's looks great!!

  10. A wonderful Christmas layout! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  11. COOL! Love how you made it masculine!

  12. i love how masculine you made the pages!! love it

  13. Great layout!! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!


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