In this layout (background paper from the Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" collection) I used cardstock mats in green and ivory in order to create two different zones for two different events. Then I adhered the rest of the photos as well as some embellishments: on the left I added photos of two christmas cards I made and on the top left I made an embellished journalig spot buy using two circles and a tiny bow. On the top right I added a stamped image, this time I did it a little differently: I stamped the image on paper, colored it, then adhered on top a piece of clear acetate and then on top a second piece of clear acetate where I had already stamped the same image with stazon. It gave it a kind of 3d look, but couldn't take a decent close up, so you can't realy see it from the photo. Then I stamped the "Merry Christmas" on American Crafts ribbon (I had already colored it red with a Copic marker) and adhered the little banner with foam dots. The last embellishment I added is the one in the middle, they're Dover publications free sample images that I printed in different sizes and colored with my copics, I also used Sakura Stardust pens for some details and then covered them with Ranger's Glossy Accents.I used some gold thread (I used the Bow-Easy for the multiple tiny bow) but also adhered them on foam dots in order to keep them in place and...ready!