Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Scrapbook Page Idea: The Joy of Toys

Oh my gosh, I am so excited. For those of you reading my blog if you haven’t looked at my Santa Was Here Christmas Scrapbook Page, check it out. I won the weekly challenge at Crop Stop. I won a $15.00 gift card to the crop stop store, so I guess it really does pay off to enter challenges, no matter what you think of your work because others may enjoy it as much as you do.

Anyways, on to today’s scrapbook page layout. This is a Christmas scrapbook page of my son opening his toys at Christmas.


This Christmas, 2009, was a very special Christmas for me and my husband. We had to relocate due to him losing his job right before the holidays and were still struggling to make ends meet. When we realized we weren’t going to have enough money for our kids at Christmas, we decided to hit the local yard sales in the area to find nice toys. The lord really blessed us. We found brand new v-tech toys, transformers and DVDs people were getting rid of because their children didn’t play with them. Our kids had the biggest Christmas yet and we didn’t spend, but maybe $50.00. The funniest part of this Christmas is the fact we didn’t have any boxes to put the toys in, so we went to the local liquor store and got boxes for the gifts. THANK GOD THEY COULDN’T READ! Haha, everyone laughed and cried, but it was such a great Christmas.

I used several different papers in this challenge, but the real treat was the cricut cuts outs I placed on the scrapbook page. I used the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge and made the holly leaves and the garland wreaths in the top left and bottom right of the page. The garland is just a wreath I cut using the cricut and then I cut it in half.

I am also entering this in several challenges:

Kaboodle Doodle – Christmas Colors

Lexi Creations – Anything for a man/boy

Lollipop Crafts – Color: Red/Cream/Chocolate Brown

Paper Playtime – Cricut Image and Buttons

The Pink Elephant – Snowflakes and Sparkle

I hope you enjoyed the layout and beautiful story as much as I enjoyed making the memories and scrapping them.

Love, Jess


  1. What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
    lovley use of our colours:-))
    Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.

  2. Lovely page and cute photo! Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  3. Congrats on your Crop Stop win. I love the story behind the layout. That will be a Christmas you always remember. Love your use of buttons on the page. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  4. what a gorgeous layout Jessica, the colours are perfect for your beatiful photo...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge hope to see you next time too
    Mina xxx

  5. Adorable page and gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant!


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