Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Last Two Pages of the Christmas Emporium Book - And A Give Away!

Well, we're finally done with the 8 pages of the book.



It's been great fun, and I've enjoyed the challenge.

I can't thank Graphic 45 enough for all the support and help they've given be over the last few years.
Using their papers in classes has been more than wonderful.

So let's get this going!!!

I think this one is my favorite, but then I've said that about more than just a couple of them.



I fussy cut the Holly. Then I added Glossy Accents to it.

The Compliments of the Seasons strip of paper is from the Christmas Past Tag collection.
(I have several sheets of these great tags...going to give some away!!!!)


Glossy Accents on the Stamp. The card was too wide, so I just trimmed it down a bit.


I've used Gold German Scrap, some more Lime Green Stickles, and Gold Nail Heads again here.

Everything has been layered onto chipboard for depth.


The Snowflake has been glitzed up with Copper Glitter and trimmed.


And the last page.....sniff, sniff...tissue please.


The next paper is A Christmas Carol that's had Distress Inks Tea Dye and Old Paper added.




Here is a close-up of the FABULOUS discovery Emma and I made last night...we had a Sleep Over.

These are 2 foam glittered snowflakes from Michael's...sticky back.

Then we dabbed on Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain! Oh My~~~~~ WAS IT COOL!!!!

It turned the most gorgeous shades of Turquoise and deep Sapphire. We LOVED it!

The clear Rhinestone added the finishing touch to our large snowflake.



The stamps have been layered onto black Chipboard and glazed over with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

I added Gold Nailheads, a Sequin Star, and a black Nailhead in the center.


Another gorgeous Tag with Lime Green Stickles and a tiny gold star.

 Tie a thin red ribbon bow to the tag and you're done!!!!


So this is a picture of 2 pages...the sun was going down, so the light was getting away from me.


 But I was determined to get these done today before Emma's Soccer game....they won 4-1, she scored the 1st goal!!!! YAY!



 And I did get them done! All 8 pages!!! WHEW!!!!


 So NOW I'm going to play around with some ideas from Tim's 12 Days of Christmas Tags!


This is one side of the book opened up....I have no idea what happened to the picture of the back.

Exhaustion has set in.....

So if you've followed me through this, and if you leave a comment, I'm going to send a Prize Package of some of the great little ephemera that I've used throughout this project.

Like a package of the little Christmas Lights, small stars, bigger stars, Christmas Past Tag sheet, Let It Snow paper,

 


Snow Flakes, Manila Tags, ribbon, Mini Tinsel garlands (3 colors, German Scrap,etc, etc, etc.....a bunch of altering goodies!

So just leave a comment and we'll draw for a winner!

I hope you've had fun along the way and maybe learned a thing or two.

Happy Creating!

Linda 


49 comments:

  1. Totally marvelous book Linda!! Love all the bits and bobs you used! TFS!

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  2. This is a beautiful book! I have my G45 stashed to start early next year - I have enjoyed watching you make this project! You truly embellish great!

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  3. Linda,

    As always, your work is amazing! I love all the dimension that you've given to the pages and the crafty use of glossy accents to make your own epoxy style accents. Love it all!!!
    Michael

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  4. I think you are so talented!! I am glad G45 featured you in there blog with this book!! It really is amazing. I love the demension you always give things!!

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  5. Linda this is a delightful little book such a wonderful keep sake, love all the techniques you have used. Thanks for sharing !!!!

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  6. Wow! gorgeous book, and I have bben so lax in commenting on anyone's blogs... Have a very merry Christmas
    xx

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  7. Everything about this book is wonderful and all the images just say 'Christmas' in a good old fashioned way.

    I have loved seeing all the little details you have added along with the use of Glossy Accents & Stickles (my favourite bling product) to create what will be the most fabulous keepsake of the Holiday season.

    Toni xx

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  8. I have indeed been following the book, it is stunning! Hope you have a vintage, festive Christmas!!

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  9. I'm so happy to have discovered your blog! This project is so amazing :) I love every page! X

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  10. I was so excited each day to see what the next two pages would bring!! Amazing book!! As a lover of g45 I'm a true fan!!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Linda...your Christmas book is soooo muchh more than a book! It truly is a work of art! I LOVE it...from cover to cover. You have taken the G45 papers and gave them LIFE! Your book is filed with beautiful little embellishments that trigger memories. It truly is a keepsake! Thanks for Shari g it with all of us and thanks for the opportunity to win a prize! XO, Candy

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  12. i adore your book! so many fun ideas to use with what i already have (and may just win) -- fabulous as always!!!

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  13. Gorgeous book! I pinned it on my Pinterest Christmas board to share. Love Graphics 45!

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  14. Once again you've brought the gorgeous Graphic 45 products to life in a most amazing way! This is so pretty! Congrats to E on her goal and team win. Giveaways are such fun...this one looks fab!

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  15. Your book is very cute. We made a book yeaterday use the same paper. What fun love it.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful little Christmas "book-in-a-box" with us all! I have looked forward to each day hoping to see more of the amazing pages that you created. I am now ready to finish my book and give it to my daughter for Christmas. You are an inspiration and I can't wait to see what your 2012 blogs have in store for us... Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  17. Love all of the details. Beautiful!

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  18. Hi Linda -

    I really love how your book turned out. You have done such a fabulous job, it really is such a treasure. All the work and detail you put into creating it was well worth it and it really is an amazing piece. Thank you for sharing with us, oh and thanks for tip on the glittered foam. I have to try that. The color looks amazing!

    Elaine Allen

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  19. what an amazing book lots of lovely details using those delish papers.....totally amazing
    hugs

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  20. Linda, the whole book is just gorgeous!!! Something to treasure year after year!!! And goodies to give away... icing on top!!!

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  21. Your book is fabulous! I love all the little details and the german scrap is my favorite! Enjoy Christmas with your family!
    Kate

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  22. As always, your book is gorgeous. Love all the details you added and thanks for sharing the process.

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  23. Beautiful book. I bought the paper pack and have been trying to decide what to do with it. Thanks for solving my dilemna. TFS!

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  24. This book is beautiful. I would love to have it as a christmas present.

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  25. LOVE it! G 45 paper is so scrummy, and all the little touches you added are wonderful, as always! Glad Emma could help! lol!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your Christmas book with us. It is beautiful! I always look forward to reading about what you have created. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  27. Its beautiful!! I love German Scrap and the Design 45 papers are so gorgeous!

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  28. Absolutely stunning! What a fabulous book, love all of the details, and of coarse the abundance of glitter! You are amazing!

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  29. wow oh wow!!! Your creations are amazing!

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  30. What a beautiful Christmas book. You attention to detail is amazing! Happy Holidays.
    debbi g

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  31. The Graphic Papers are wonderful, Linda but what you do with them is inspired! I love this book!!

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  32. Love your Christmas book Linda! You are inspiring me to play with my emporium paper. Happy Holidays!!

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  33. Love the book! Thank you for your inspirations.

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  34. Totally awesome! Looks very pretty!

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  35. What fun Linda - always a pleasure visiting your site.
    Sandra ltb

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  36. Absolutely adorn this book! Love Graphic 45 - tough to get at our two LSS don't carry that much. Following your blog is such a pleasure.
    Merry Christmas Linda.

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  37. Your book is just beautiful! I love a the detail you put into it. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  38. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner! I'd even meet you so you wouldn't have to pay postage! lol Supremely divine book and giveaway!

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  39. LOVE this book!!! Graphic 45 must be very happy withwhat you have created!!! I love your use of BLING! This is amazing!!!!
    Theresa G.

    PS I am having great difficulty leaving a post! This is my 2nd attempt....TODAY!

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  40. It has been such fun following your beautiful book! There are so many techniques for me to try. I can't wait to get started. Sadly all of that creating will have to wait until after the holidays. I will just pretend that I am ahead for next year!

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  41. Linda, the book is absolutely beautiful! Graphic 45 is one of my all time faves but I have a difficult time using it because it's so, well, graphic! So thanks! I really appreciate the ideas. Now, off to my scrap room!

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  42. Linda, your book is amazing. Its so hard to go wrong with Graphic 45 - it is the best. Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. Your book is absolutely amazing, what a ton of work, but so worth it. :-)

    Happy creating!

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  44. Such a gorgeous project - thanks for sharing. G45 has been one of my favorite papers since the very beginning. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I remember your layering for depth from the workshops--this is one fantastic projects--so many details. Great giveaway too!

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  46. Absolutely fantastic album I could only aspire to. You have great talent. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Lorraine

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  47. I love how you create with the G45papers and embellisments. Over the last few years you've made such wonderful use of their different designs. I'd be one happy winner if picked!

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  48. That book is amazing!!! What wonderful pages - it is an heirloom Linda!

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  49. Absolutely adorn this book! Love Graphic 45 - tough to get at our two LSS don't carry that much. Following your blog is such a pleasure. Merry Christmas Linda.

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