Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas Train

     We are starting a New Year and Sketch N Scrap is starting a new month-long challenge. The first sketch of 2018 is a layout.

Sketch #144
     Our HOA sponsored a Christmas Train on December 9. The grandchildren came over dressed in their Christmas finery. I rode the train with them telling them that we were going to the North Pole to see Santa. When we walked into the clubhouse we jumped in line to tell Santa our Christmas wishes. Lucas ran right over to talk to Santa, but Elena wasn't interested in talking to him until he held out a candy cane. 

For the layout, I needed to slant the photos on the first page in order to accommodate the train. The train and tracks are from a Stamps of Life die set from 2013.


I used the Silhouette to create a transition from train ride to our chat with Santa. This is "North Pole" by Kate's Cuttables.

     For the journaling tags, I cut two red circles with words on the Silhouette. I placed a smaller brown circle mat behind each.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs - Santa Express (Evergreens)
                              Pebbles - Birthday Wish (Yellow and Blue Polka)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Maltball
                       Gina K - Red Hot
                       Shiny Silver
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Train 2 Stamp
             Elizabeth Craft Designs (Burniston) - Jolly the Mouse (candy cane)
     Silhouette: Miss Kate's Cuttables - North Pole Sign
                    Font: Bubble and Brew
     Embellies: White Felt Snowflakes
                    Red Pearls

Brown Sugar Challenge - Not a Card - #140 - *
ITD's Creative Playground - Anything Crafty - #35 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - #313-14 - Snippets - #55 - *


  1. OMG, this is just amazing! I didn't realize til I came here how you had done your journaling!! So creative, what a fun page! I love everything about it!

  2. That is a fantastic layout! Great work Sharon!

  3. Absolutely fabulous Sharon! A super memory of a great event.


    Di xx

  4. Hi Sharon! My what an ADORABLE layout!! Fabby work :) Thanks so much for linking up at Imagine That Digistamp's Creative Playground! I hope you'll come join our NEW challenge link-up using any ITD products! I've got several freebies in my store here: https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c327/Freebies.html

    xKris (owner/illustrator)