January 22, 2011

The Silent Night

I just love candlelit Christmas Eve services! They have such a calming vibe- what better way to remember the birth of our Savior. Here is a snapshot of how our Christmas started this year.

There aren't really any new tricks on this page- just a few tips I guess. If you are like me and like to have two page spreads in your scrapbook, then I highly suggest making sure that you tie the two together using common elements. For instance, I like to stick with a common color theme and make sure that the colors appear on both pages. Here I used cherry cobbler, artichoke, and vanilla. I picked up the cherry color in the first page with the middle photomat on the second page- this along with the circle shape help to draw your attention and highlight this important picture on the second page.

I also used the common elements of the rick-rack on both pages. I didn't go overboard with it and add it to all the photo edges- but instead just picked a couple of choice locations where it would have the most impact.

Finally I sprinkled the entire layout with the serene snowflake stamps. This really helped to add interest to the pages with very little work.

Well, I guess I do have one technique to share as well. Did you know that your entire text block does not need to be the same font? In the "O Holy Night" of the title I used an alternate font on the capital letters by highlighting them while in the text editing mode and changing the font. I really liked the star font- but found that it was just to much to do the entire title in it, so this was my solution.

Now here's a challenge- Have you finished scrapbooking your Christmas yet? If not, I hope this festive page gets you in the spirit (again) and you start to archive your holiday memories from this year.

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