'Tis the Season...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Can you believe we've reached the final month of the year and the start of Christmas already, where has the year gone? The farm will begin festivities this weekend with the arrival of our first ever 'real' tree to replace a rather shabby looking plastic tree that has graced our home for the past decade. The farms kids opened their first Advent calendar windows this morning to find a yummy treat hiding inside and were quite surprised at being allowed to eat chocolate at breakfast time... oh well, it's Christmas!
The final Imaginisce sketch challenge for 2010 is straight from the North Pole thanks to talented DT member Liz Qualman and her gorgeous Christmas mitten theme design.
My take on the sketch...
I haven't really ventured too far from Liz's original design as it was a perfect and balanced combination of photos and embellishment allowing for a hint of patterned paper and journalling, all the things I love in a sketch. Keeping with the Christmas theme I used the Imaginisce Christmas Cottage collection including one of my all time favouriteembellishments - the crystal snowflakes.
You have until December 25th to have your entries uploaded onto the Imaginisce blog to be in the running for a wonderful prize of either the complete I-top package or $75US Imaginisce products.

As an added bonus, Imagnisce are giving away a $50US Cottage Christmas package for simply leaving a comment(s) on todays blog hop. After you've left your intial comment on the Imaginisce blog (to be eligible) you can then increase your chances by leaving a comment on each of the participating DT members blogs including mine :)

From farm to you...

49 comments:

  1. Love your take on this sketch! Precious string of Santa gear! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Awesome layout Melinda, and love the Santa clothes for your banner!

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  3. Oh, Melinda, this is SO CUTE!!!!!

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  4. Love your project, great interpretation of the sketch...♥

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  5. What a cute layout, I love your santa clothing banner.

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  6. LOVE your LO! Love the banner and may have to scraplift this one.

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  7. I absolutely love Santa's little clothesline. All of the details are just wonderful.

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  8. This is seriously the cutest LO ever!! I love the darling clothes line with Santas clothes!! And those snowflakes are gorgeous!
    Barb :)

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  9. What an adorable LO!! I love the santa clothes banner - so cute!!

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  10. The the santa clothes banner....so super cute! TFS:)

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  11. OH my gosh! I'm in love with Santa's clothes on the clothesline!!

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  12. Adorable!! Love the santa suit on the line.

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  13. I love it.. What a cute picture... The santa suit is great with the clothespins

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  14. Love the clothesline and that Baby Santa Pants - too cute!

    TFS ~ Jenny Kozar

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  15. WOW! I love this layout Melinda, it is soooo cute, gotta love the christmas banner with all of that adorable fluff added in just the right places hehehe!!!

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  16. Beautiful layout!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. OMG! The layouts on the blog hop just keep getting cuter and cuter! What a great layout!

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  18. I love love love this layout....great colors and the clothes line is adorable!

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  19. OHHH--this is precious and perfect for this holiday season! LOVE that LO!

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  20. OMG< OMG< this is so stinkin cute!! Love that santa clothing banner, how totally adorable!!!!!

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  21. What a beautiful layout!! Love the details!

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  22. This is so cute! I love the clothesline - better than the banner! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. OMG...this is so dang cute!!! I love this...especially the santa *claus* line!! This sketch is going to be fun!!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity!!!
    Hugs,
    Joni

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  24. Your layout rocks! The clotheline with Santas clothes is gorgeous!!!

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  25. Love your LO. It is too cute. I love the Santa clothes!!

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  26. Adorable, love the clothes line!

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  27. Love the whole layout. Super cute!

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  28. Super clever banner here and I adore all the detail you added to make it look so touchable!

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  29. Oh my gosh!!! I am in LOVE with this! How stinking cute?????

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  30. Your layout is amazing! I love everything about it!

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  31. I can always count on your LOs to amaze me! I love the clothes hanging on the banner line and all your beautiful extra touches on the embellies.
    Santa Pants is too adorable!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  32. Oh Melinda your banner is just mega cute! And your snowflakes are ... WOW ... love them!!!

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  33. I love the way you hung santa's clothes on the line that is too cute

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  34. Your banner is simply adorable! I also love how you embellish your title with dots!

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  35. I love your Santa's clotheline - so cute!! Great layout! :)

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  36. OMgoodness! This is the most adorable take on the sketch!

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  37. I really like the way you accented things with white pen. It just seems to take your layout to the next step.

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  38. Hi gorgeous!!! loving the new look blog, especially the yellow sheep!. Yep im back in blogland at long last. Have been catching up on your blog and am sitting here mezmirised (sp?) at your beautiful creations. Promise to be back real soon. Love & hugs Clare xxx

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  39. Your page is just way too adorable!!!

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  40. This is precious! I love the "Santa Pants" part. So sweet!

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  41. TOOO FLIPPING CUTE!! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  42. Your layout is amazing. I love all of the snowflakes and your clothesline banner.

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  43. Let me just say...stinkin cute. The layout, the pictures, oh my ...love it.

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  44. I love it! Those santa suit parts on the laundry line are just PERfect! Thank you SO much for becoming a follower of my blog! :) :) :)

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