Creating holiday layouts put me in the Christmas frame of mind! I love the classic simplicity of the Hello Christmas and Oh Deer collections. The crisp black and white with touches of red and green are perfect for telling a story.
This design started with the photo. What you don't see is the utter chaos behind me at the Christmas tree farm. Think families with crying babies, dozens of cars jockeying for a parking spot and harried workers loading trees. When I turned around and looked at this scene it was instant calm. There's nothing more beautiful to me than red trucks and Christmas trees. I remember thinking that it looked like a painting. That's the gist of the layout - reminding me that in the hustle and bustle of the season to stop and just 'be'.
I love a white on white title. Subtle enough that you know it's there without overtaking the design. I repeatedly stamped the word "this" all over the journaling for some emphasis on the words and the punch of red doesn't hurt!
My favorite elements in these kits are the numbers (I love numbers!) and the twig wreath. A column of circles straight down the calendar give the design a nice, graphic feel.
This was a simple and clean layout with a good story - my favorite kind of layout! Be sure to check out the Oh Deer and Hello Christmas collections this season!