Wednesday, December 11, 2013

PaperHaus Blog Hop: Celebrating The Winter Issue


Hi everyone. Welcome! Have you seen the gorgeous new issue of PaperHaus magazine? It's a thing of beauty, I tell you. And it's free!  Here's the link: PaperHaus Magazine Winter Issue


Isn't the cover pretty? 



Inside you'll find a variety of winter and holiday projects in every style. 

The contributors have been celebrating the new issue with a blog hop each day, these first 12 days of December.  Here we are at Day 11.  Each day's hop is really short, about 4 blogs.  We'd love to have you join us!  Leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for prizes from our sponsors. You won't believe how generous they are! I'm delighted to contribute to this magazine. 

Today, I am sharing a holiday layout that documents that time-honored tradition: picking out the Christmas tree. Our family goes to to a nearby tree farm each year, we pick our tree, cut it down, haul it home and decorate. 


I primarily used Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern and Forest collection for this layout. It isn't a traditional holiday line but the colors were just right. 

On the left, I embellished the page. On the right, I arranged the photos down the side to tell the story: arriving, cutting, hauling and decorating. There's a tag under the main photo for journaling. 


If you're following along for the hop, you should have arrived here from Cassie's blog.  The next stop is Amazing Mold Putty.

If you want to check out the blog hop from the previous days, go to PaperHaus for all the scoop!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back on Friday with another holiday project. 

34 comments:

  1. Love your layout! Picking out the tree is such a wonderful tradition! We have gone with a fake tree for a few years but this year we are getting a real tree again! YAY! Can't wait to go pick it out and bring it home to decorate! I think we are going to let the grandchildren decorate the whole tree this year! It will be so much fun watching them pick out where to put each decoration! TFS!

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  2. I enjoyed knowing about the tree getting tradition..Wonderful page I loved the pps n paperpiecing !

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  3. I love the layout of your page and the colors! What fun, picking out the tree!

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  4. Great layout with lots of bright and fun colors.

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  5. Very nice layout! I love Little Yellow Bicycle.

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  6. I love your layout. It brought back some wonderful memories of my grandfather :) thank you

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  7. What a great layout! Love that LYB line!

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  8. Great photos, and a fab layout to show them off. I love that little snowy house!
    Alison x

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  9. I love that we seem to bring out family tradition this time of year. Love the way you recorded this special memory.

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  10. That's one thing I truly love about Christmas is all the traditions that are passed down through the generations! Your Christmas tree layout is adorable! I like that you include more than one photo on your layout as it tells a story. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season! :)
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  11. Piękny layout - świetnie skomponowany. Z pewnością jest wyjątkową pamiątką :)

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  12. Its a lovely layout, very nice papers and colours and lovely pictures.
    Hugs Astrid

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  13. Terrific LO. Love the paper you used from LYB!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm so in love with all the different lines of Christmas papers this year !

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  15. Layouts are awesome and your is great :)

    Paula

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  16. Really sweet page - I love how it tells your story and I can almost smell the pine just looking at it! :o)

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  17. The brown photo frame is really cute x

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  18. Great way to commemorate a family tradition. Will be something to look at in the future and relive the day. thanks for sharing.

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  19. what a lovely story to put down in a loyout. Alas, in the UK, we tend to mostly use artificial trees instead - well, at least they last longer, meaning it's more sustainable... however - there is a lot to be said about going to fetch your own and making it a little family tradition - how lovely!!!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work

    Paula x x x

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  20. This is gorgeous!! I loveeeee the frame and the house!!!!!

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  21. I love it! We do the same every year even though the kids are adults now. What a great way to document it!

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  22. love the photo frame, it simply draws our eyes to focus on the photo! Great layout!

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  23. I love how you used a non traditional collection to capture the tradition so well. Lovely layout!

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  24. Wow this looks like you had a fabulous time! Great layout!

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  25. Love reading about the different tradtions around the world. Me living close to the Polar Circle far up north on the map, am used to a different kind of pine tree than you seem to have over there. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the scent of a real tree! Really really like that you've used multiple photos telling a story. Perfect colours and I of course got to love that cute little house! xoxo

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  26. I grew up with the tradition of going to the woods with my dad and cutting down the Christmas tree, then we did the same with our children. It was nice to see your tradition on your page and have fond memories of my own times.

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  27. Classic LO! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  28. Awesome tradition and layout!!!

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  29. Such a fun layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a great layout, Izzy! I love how you documented this wonderful and festive event!!!! Your page is beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful cover! And I love your layout! The frames are perfect for this!

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  32. Great layout. Thank you for sharing your families traditions.

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