Monday, December 12, 2016

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
(Blue Fern Studios DT Reveal 2 & CSI 219)

My next project as part of my DT reveal for Blue Fern Studios is another layout using the gorgeous Vintage Christmas collections, this time documenting a very special Christmas wish.

This layout was inspired by Major Case File No. 219 from CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.
Let's take a closer look at this Case File!  You can also see it HERE on the CSI blog.

The SCENE inspired me to scrapbook one of my favorite Christmas pictures, and quite obviously, make my page as festive as possible with holly, red gems and lots of gold, glitz and glitter. I incorporated the SCHEME and based myself on the SKETCH provided in the case file.  As for the EVIDENCE, I opted for : PLAID patterned paper, candy cane STRIPES, lots of HOLIDAY STUFF, TWINE, TAGS, STARS and a TREE on my photo.  My TESTIMONY consists of a bit of journaling in which I use the word WISH.

Before I met Yves, I had spent many a Holiday season surrounded by family and friends, but still somewhat lonely, wishing for true love, the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. My wish came true in 2006 and, since then, I get to spend every Christmas with my life partner, my soulmate, my best friend.  

This picture was taken on Christmas eve a couple years ago. That is why I chose the Blue Fern Studios title 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as the title, on which I used the new Santa's Suit embossing powder.  It's red and glittery and perfect for any Christmas project!

 On my background, I used the Weathered Doilies stamp with the Ebony powder. I added Holly Springs, covered with Sage and Santa's Suit, to my flower cluster and bits of Mixed Chains, covered in 14Karat, along the top and bottom of my picture.

Here you see a piece of the Holiday Vine, all decorated in gold.

And a final close-up of my Christmas wish come true!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Patterned Papers: Vintage Christmas 1 (Magical, Greeting Cards)
Vintage Christmas 2 ('Twas the Night, Jolly)
Chipboard: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Holiday Vine, Holly Sprigs, Mixed Chains
Flowers: Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms
Stamp: Weathered Doilies
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (14Karat, Ebony, Santa's Suit, Sage)


  1. Vraiment jolie page Nicole. Le thème de Noël est bien mis en valeur avec le beau papier vert, le titre parfait en rouge, ainsi qu'avec les jolies touches dorées. Bel interprétation du croquis. Ton travail est toujours superbe.

    Je te souhaite de Joyeuses Fêtes.

  2. This is another gorgeous layout! I really love your style and have Pinned all of your pages on my Pinterest page to save all of them for reference! I love your sentiment and I'm so glad that you found true and lasting love with your Yves-you can see the love in all of the photos that you have shown on your pages!

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you!

  3. Super page!!!! Thanks for playing along with us

  4. Beautiful layout totally capturing the Christmas feel! Love the chippie title down the side and the holly pieces. Lovely mixed media details as well. Love it!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Nicole! Beautiful photo, beautiful clustering! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!