December 15, 2009

Country Christmas

I spent a few hours last Sunday trying to design a FUN layout project for me to do this week and well, here it is..I love how it came out.. Exactly the way I wanted it to..
These are my 3 kids Amber, Aaron and Adam.. This was Christmas eve 1999 when my in-laws were in town for a visit.. We had such a great time that year...
okey dokey then... Here are some close ups of the layout and details below that..

This is a close up of the title and my youngest son Adam.

I love the these two little sock critters.. It was my first time making these, so their not exactly perfect...
the nose on the bear (yes! its a bear..LOL) slid a little and now you can see the glue, but its not that visible on the actual layout..

few close ups of the faces.. they are cute aren't they?

and the bear!!..LOL

Here is a close up of the little gingerbread men I made.. the first batch that I cut, I had accidentally used too dark of a brown and when I inked the edges with black, they looked like I had actually burnt the cookies.. funny!!

The gift boxes and some close up detail on the hears and stars.

and last but not least, a close up of the Christmas ornament..

sorry that one is a bit blurry...tried three times to get a better photo, but no luck!! sorry...

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up
gingerbread men, ribbons and top hat

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland
Title "country Christmas" and "Warm Hearts!"

Cricut cartridge: Stretch your imagination
Christmas tree and holly

Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Circles for Snowman head and Bear (head, ears, paws and face)
Hearts and stars

Cricut Cartridge: Joys of the Season
Mittens, Christmas Ornaments (large and small), gift boxes

Cricut Cartridge:  Storybook
background marquee

Cricut cartridge:  Christmas Cheer

Cricut cartridge: Pooh and Friends
Carrot (snowman nose)

Papers. no name brand found at a local craftstore

Cardstock: black, green, red, yellow, light brown, white and cream
stickles: red and yellow (Christmas tree)
pop dots ( a lot), zig two way glue pen
black and white gel marker
thin green ribbon (located underneath the gingerbread men)
metal wire for ornament hooks

If anyone is interested in the making of this layout, JUST CLICK HERE  for the design will be just one design you will have to separate all of the cuts..

Thank you all so much for looking and have a great week..
Hugs as alwasy.   :O)


  1. Nanne, This is absolutely beautiful. Love everytjing about it. I am all about country and you have hit country 100%. Would be very interested in scraplifting your layout. bevb

  2. This is just beautiful! I love country and decorate my tree and house with all country ornaments at Christmas. I would love this file. my email is Thank you so much.

  3. What an absoltuley beautiful layout! You did a wonderful job and the details are amazing. I would also love to have the file if you are still sharing. Thank you so much for this. My email is

  4. This is just stunning...I love that snowman and the bear in the stocking...I have a vision like this but have not done it beat me to it..mine probably won't come out as cute as yours though....I love all the details and the pics are super..TFS

  5. What beautiful Christmas Layouts. They totally work for the Title of Country Christmas!

  6. Nanne, this is just beyond adorable. Don't know how you find the time with Christmas just days away. Can't decide which critter I like the best but that snowman with the striped hatband is perfecto! Love the papers .. very country Christmas!

  7. bad *ss LO! lololol! love the details! this took only a few hours huh? looks like a lot more work then that! wow!
    not sure what I like the best...I really like some of the paper choices, like for the gifts and the title. they have a worn look to them..and your stockings and friends turned out way better then I even thought they could have by seeing the DS sketch.
    awesome babe!

  8. O-M-G
    Wow Nanne , This is such an awesome layout
    I think this is one of my favorite ones yet!
    Such fantastic details ...I love the country feel it has.
    Hugs Wanda

  9. Nanne- Amazing! The detail in your work is fantastic! I always look forward to your layouts. Each one is so unique. Your creativity rocks!!!

    Happy Holidays!!!!

  10. Nanne- I am at lost for words. Your work is beyond beautiful, it takes my breath away. My husband always looks forward to seeing your work.
    You cracked me up when you said it looked like you burnt the gingerbread men because your paper was to dark. I would love to scrap lift this, and If you are still sharing the cricut cut file I would love to be included. Thank you Stacy aka Sledkitten from the cricut message board.

  11. This is stunning!I would love the file if you are sharing! I am fairly new to this, how do I go about separating the cuts? Thanks for the sharing!

  12. Oh, this is beautiful! I just found your site, you do fantastic work! I can't wait to see more from you!

  13. Oh, forgot to ask for the file! please, please send to


  14. OMGOSH Nanne you did an outstanding job on this layout! All the stiching lines are the perfect touch and your use of the white gel pen perfectly placed! You know I am a fan of your inking and chalking but you really did an amazing job on this one! And those faces are ALL adorable and you paper pieced the snowman and bear?! Again WOW!Nanne you really are the BEST at this!!Thank you sooo much for sharing your talent and inspiring us all!
    love ya!

  15. I too would love the cut file I am all about country and christmas and yes you hit the nail on the head with this one!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  16. Nanne this is a phenomenol layout - the detail is amazing - you are such an inspiration to us Cricut nuts, when I grow up I want to be able to scrap like you xx

  17. Wow I'm so impressed with this!! Just gorgeous!

  18. Nanne...I have not been able to leave comments this week....been so busy....This is fabulous...simply gorgeous....I love the paper the colors and the pics are toooooo wonderful...I love the way you designed this did a wonderful rocks!

  19. oh my, your work is just beautiful works of art, nanne!

  20. Your layouts are wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration and all the wonderful details!! I will be back to visit often.

  21. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Dec. 26, 2009. Thanks again.