December 20, 2009

The Splendor of Christmas

Good Sunday morning to you all..
Christmas is slowly, but surely creeping around the corner and I love making Holiday layouts..
Here is a layout I spent the last few days working on. The photo is of my hubby Mike, our youngest son Adam and in the back is our son Aaron and daughter Amber.. We were at Santa Park here in Finland for the holidays with my in-laws back in 99.. The kids had such a great time while we were there..
Here are some close ups and all of the details..
I have enclosed the download file if anyone is interested in the design.. You will have to separate all of the cuts, I have not done that for you.. I just copy and paste as I go...sorry!

Just click Here for the file..

close up of the title.. I really like how it came out.. my fingers were so full of glue by the time I got done with the title, that I'm afraid I got it all over the place..

The other part of the title..

A close up of the mantle of the fire place.. I like the way it turned out.. I forgot to add the stockings though..LOL

and close up of the candles.. I added some white liquid pearl to give it that melted wax look.

and then of the rocking horse, tree and gift box..

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge:

Joys of the Season:
Fireplace. rocking horse, smaller gift boxes, trees, wreath, candles, small santa, picture frame, Title foundations, little xmas tree decorations, Holly and little pearl runner underneath the mantle..

title: CHRISTMAS, SANTA PARK, 1999 and S in splendor

Plantin Schoolbook:
title. THE and OF

Opposites Attract:
title: slendor (minus the S)

George and Basic Shapes:
oval shape for title foundation

christmas red, deep yellow, black, white, brown, and olive green

design Papers by:
No name brand

xmas red, holly, yellow, black and cinnamon

Pop dots and zig two way glue pen

Thank you all so much for looking and have a great Sunday..
Happy Holidays!!


  1. Yet another wonderful layout. You are such an inspiration to many of us. One talented lady and love all of your work. TFS

  2. WOW Nanne!!!! LOVE how you did this!!!Lov all the cuts and all the details you added to your pieces!
    Wishing you the BEST Christmas ever!!!

  3. Another stunning layout Nanne, love the candles on the mantle xx

  4. Wow Nanne..This is just a stunning lo...I love the candles and everything on the mantle and the way you laid this out...looks fantastic..keep them coming..TFS

  5. bad azz! thats what I think every time you do something!

    I am so lazy something with using my cricut but you are truly the best with it!

    LOVE every inch of this!!!!!!!!!!

    now if it only had a flat screen above it!!!! LOLOLOL!!!!!

  6. Hi, I just have to comment -- I asked for a Cricut Expression for Christmas, and you can say that I'm a pre-newbie! I already fell in love with Cricut stuff. I added your blog to one of my favorites- WOWZIA! I sure can't wait to play with Cricut to see what I can do. Thank you for sharing your latest (and AWESOME) work.

  7. EXCELLENT use of the Joys of the Season! I haven't used it for much other than making gift tags, but this is GREAT! LOVE the fireplace mantal and all the trimmins!

  8. Nanne Nanne Nanne....what can I say...this is so wonderfully done...I adore you and your are so full of talent and inspiration....perfect!

  9. 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 Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa post on Dec. 26, 2009. Thanks again.