Friday, December 6, 2013


Welcome to the Songs of Christmas Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.
Our Blog Hop is all about the Songs of Christmas and the inspiration for my project comes from the song "Joy to the World"
Of course we all find joy in scrapbooking so it wasn't much of a stretch to use this as my song! I will let you all know that I rarely scrapbook Christmas photos. I find that all my photos look chaotic, have awful lighting and are usually pretty terrible. When TSF received the 'Countdown to Christmas' collection from Bazzill I was, however, inspired to root through the few photos I have to make it work. I was actually so inspired that I created not one but TWO layouts using this line.

For my first layout I cut the word 'joy' out of the background and backed it with some green cardstock which made an easy title. I went for whimsy by looping some floss around the photo and added numbers punched from another sheet. It's a fairly simple layout to showcase my boys, who are indeed my 'JOY'


 For my second layout I used some embossed cardstock as my backgroud. It's hard to tell but it has little, raised dots all over. I added stitching, sequins and handcut stars to complete this layout. The journaling tells the story of how Holden wanted to bring treats to his class.
In a sense, bringing 'JOY' to others.



I hope you will be inspired by my creations and those of our other fabulous bloggers:

So remember, in order to be entered to win the special prize all you have to do is hop from Blog to Blog and leave a comment on each as you go. Then simply check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on December 10th to see if you are the lucky winner!
Here are the featured blogs in our Blog Hop:
Your next blog will be: Joanne's.  Have fun hopping!
Shelby-You are here ;)
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40 comments:

Darcy said...

Love them, Shelby!! I think you may have convinced me to get some sequins!

Louise said...

Gorgeous photos. Priceless. Love all the bright colors.

Ann Jobes said...

I agree that scrapping Christmas photos is terribly difficult. But you aced it - I especially like the 2nd layout - what a sweet heart your boy has.

JanR said...

Amazing layouts, Shelby! I especially love the second one. Such a wonderful design! And that paper line rocks.

Michelle Berger said...

I love it Shelby!! I really liked how you looped the balls around your photo of your "joy". :)

Christa said...

Stunning! I am in love with your banner and loopy twine. I was excited to see that black text piece on your second design. IT really pops his little eyelashes! Beautiful festive design my friend!

dragonflyte said...

Gorgeous JOY paper on the first background - red is my fave colour :+) Beautiful layouts - thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

I love both of these layouts! Having seen them in person, the photos really don't do them justice. They are gorgeous with lots of fabulous details!
Joanne xo

Tracy Penney said...

Shelby both of your layouts are gorgeous. I love the added dimension with the circles punched out and flossed together on the first layout. The second page is cute. The stars and sequins are great touches.I am inspired.

Summer Jenn said...

Gorgeous!
very inspiring for me to get my pix in fro xmas :)

Jayne said...

Fabulous pages Shelby......as a non-Christmas scrapper myself, I bow to you for digging out those photo's! Great job.

Lori S. said...

Brought joy to my day too :). Beautiful layouts!

MaryAnn said...

Joy ...Love both of them Shelby...great job as usual.
(I agree about Christmas photos..mine are horrible , big wads of wrapping paper, bedhead hair and no one wants to pose after they are dressed and cleaned up)

TeacherMom said...

Your layouts made me feel very JOYFUL that I have the means to buy scrapbook goodies and a wonderful family to scrapbook about!!!! Love the layouts. If anyone can teach me how to take better Christmas photos, I'm in!!!!!!!

Laureen said...

Both layouts are FAB! Love the idea of changing the JOY colour background to show the emotion on your layout during the special holiday Christmas! Your second layout is stunning, I just love the design, the colours you used! Merry Christmas SHELBY!

Ruby said...

Beautiful layouts.

Janet Zeppa said...

Really like how you highlighted the word Joy!

Robyn Larabee said...

I love your layouts, but the baking one is definitely my favourite. I always take way too many Christmas photos and try to scrap them all - it's very inspiring to see what you did with only one or two photos. Love your style!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love them Shelby...used that line for Austin's advent calendar..it's great

StacyP said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

I am loving both of these pages Shelby!! A fantastic collection!!

Suzanne Rider said...

I'm inspired to switch from cards to scrapbooking and love the layers, Shelby.

Anonymous said...

Amazing layouts..

Karen said...

love your work Shelby...great, inspiring pages....

Carolyn Wolff said...

Your layouts are awesome!!! I love everything about them and your subjects are so precious. Great job Shelby!!

Brenda in Kit said...

Shelby...it ws a JOY looking at your JOYFUL layouts! Merry Christmas
Brenda in Kit

JanetS said...

Great job Shelby! and your photos & your scrapbooking looks great!

Audrey said...

Great job Shelby

KellyG said...

Super cool layouts! Love how you did the loopy floss!

Heather said...

Gorgeous layouts Shelby! I love the whimsical effect the looped floss creates on your first layout and love the stitching detail on the second….looks even better in person!

Kim said...

such cute boys love the stars

Amanda Wolff said...

Shelby such adorable layouts as always! Fantastic work!

Carola Blain said...

Love the floss idea with the punched out numbers.....very cute and festive!

Chris Sabean said...

Beautiful layouts. Now I'm inspired to get scrapping last Christmas. Thanks

Cherie Lawson said...

Great layout Shelby! Love the stars on the second layout especially!

gnsnblue said...

Great job Shelby, beautiful layouts. I agree Christmas photos are hard to scrapbook. I am inspired to take some scrappable pics this Christmas.

Cheri said...

Awesome layouts and the subjects are pretty cute too!

DebbieCornish said...

Two great layouts Shelby. I always struggle wondering if I should use full sheets as by background or paper pieces...you inspired me to think differently as to doing my layouts.

Anonymous said...

Shelby, your layouts are always so inspiring! Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

~sue~ said...

Sorry I am not anonymous Sue Eby...LOL