Thursday, December 22, 2016


I did this layout for the Words and More Challenge.  I love their challenges.  Anyway, this is a tradition that my family do each Christmas.  A few weeks before Christmas, Santa arrives and the grandchildren are so surprised and full of wonder.  Mrs. Claus comes to and they each get to sit in Santa's lap and he gives them a sweet present.  Santa also reads them Twas The Night Before Christmas.  Afterwards they all sing Christmas song.  Then Santa and Mrs. Claus tells each child bye and to be very good!

Our December challenge is to use, or be inspired by the word "TRADITIONS"
and the creative challenge is to use something handmade on your creation.


Here is the layout!

This is Santa and my grandson Colby.    I used three different corrugated cardstock.  I had several different leaves that I cut out.  The handmade is the tag with I cut out then added paper on the top and then typed ...
"A tradition in our family this time of the year is Santa and Mrs. Claus show up at our home to make a surprise visit to our grandchildren.  The look on the sweet faces are priceless.  He also brings his live reindeers which are in our front yard.  Santa also brings a small gift for each child.  It is such a Magical time and I love it!  Merry Christmas!"

Please see the close-ups!

Here you can see that I sprinkled white gesso to make it look like snow.  I added little bit of red paint to the leaf on the right.

You can see the tag that I made.  I also made the poinsettia.

I used red ink on the word Magic and then used embossing on top to give it a shimmer effect.

Thank you for looking and I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Hugs – Ginger


  1. Such a great Christmas tradition and your layout captures it all. Love the handmade tag, such a lovely touch.Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  2. Beautiful layout! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  3. Oh wow - what a wonderful tradition and it's so perfectly scrapped! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  4. Definitely the most fun Christmas tradition!! Lovin' those glittery flowers!! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  5. Awe one of my fav Christmas traditions! Love the layout! All the best from MTW! :)