Wednesday, January 5, 2011

SOUS Challenge

From the first second I saw this sketch, I knew I had to do it. I love it!! I had to do it just like the sketch because it's soooo beautiful!
This is my 3 year old, Madison. We talked about going to see Santa for 2 weeks. She was sooo excited!! She kept saying " I love Santa!" and " Santa's so nice" She kept telling me what she was going to ask him for for christmas. We were set to go.
Until we got on his lap. She looked at him and said " Mommy I want up!! " very loudly. lol
I told them to just take the pic that it wasn't important if she smiled or not. I think it came out ok, and I think this LO really brings out it's best qualities. (like Santa) lol
I used Paper Lace for the circle mat.
the poinsettias are made w/ the leaf from Plantin Schoolbook, welded in my Gypsy
Santa and his reindeer are from Christmas Noel
Holly leaves are from Joys of the Season I squished  and inked the leaves and added some red gems for the berries
all the swirls are from Want 2 Scrap
Paper is from My Minds Eye and my Costco paper pack
I also used silver, gold and red Stickles and my I Rock

Hope you enjoy it
Have a wonderful day!!


Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Great story...and you'll remember it always!
My kids "love" Santa, just don't want to sit with him! LOL!
So glad that you were able to join us...really such a great project!!!


Sandi Cl~ said...

Wowzer, Maureen. What a great page! I"m so glad the sketch worked for you. It's one of my all time faves. Love your Santa story .. think lots of kiddos are that way LOL! Glad you got her pic quick enough though to document the trip! Appreicate your joining us!

Debbie said...

Love your layout and story. When my daughter was 3 she was afraid of Santa. The only picture I have of her on his lap is when she was a baby!

Nanne said...

You and me need to have a chat...LOL That story is too cute and I kind of went through the same thing a when my boys were much younger.. had to bribe them with ice cream to get them to sit on Santas lap..LOL I didn't care about the smiles either.."Just take the picture!"..LOL
Your poinsettias turned out fabulous.. I Was actually picking my brain a few days ago about which leaf would make the best ones and you certainly made my job a lot easier ..LOL I'm so gonna have to make those now, since yours are absolutely stunning..
thanks for joining us girls over at SOUS and thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my work on my own blog.. Luv ya for that :)
Hugs and Hope you have a wonderful New Year..

Fern said...

Beautiful layout, Maureen!! I love your Santa and reindeer cutout!! Great story and the picture turned out really well, I have a few photos of my kids crying on Santa's lap!! And I have to agree with you about the sketch, it's just sooo beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!!

Kristina said...

Great layout, so much to look at!!

magicwanda said...

Oh Maureen!
I love this it turned out GREAT....
the papers and the colors wow
Really like the look and feel of this layout!
Wanda :-D