Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How do you Holiday?

As I haven't had time to look at (much less edit!) pictures from the parade though I promise they're coming, I figured I better find something else quickly to post about today. Since the holidays are weighing heavily on my mind, I thought I'd share that this month's BasicGrey Newsletter is all about "How do you holiday?" It features our new holiday line, Wassail, along with some awesome designers contributing to our sketch column this month - all with their own winter/holiday flair. I hope you'll take a minute to check it out and that it leaves you a bit inspired.

This layout is the one I did for the intro section and it's one of my favorites. It just evokes such a warm and happy feeling in my heart and is truly a holiday memory and tradition that I treasure.

I hope you are all feeling more organized than me, that you have your holiday shopping done and that Santa brings you your fondest wish.

OH! And p.s. I promise to be back with a vengence next week - It'll be good, I promise....AND there just might be a few things to fill your stocking as well. Just sayin'.

XO,
k.

14 comments:

AmyInKy said...

Love your LO. I have a new supply of BG Wassail just waiting for me to find time to scrap with it!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Kelly, that lo is so gorgeous and your little is just to adorable!!! Can't wait to see those pictures.

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful layout! Of course, it's in reds and those are my FAVORITES, so that certainly helps! LOL! I can't wait to see what you have in store!

LoRi said...

Your photos are always always to die for!! And you certainly do them justice with your beautiful layouts. I can't get my kids to stay still for quality photos very often! Oh well, the blur is standard!

shara said...

I love your pic. Did you print a B&W and a color photo and do a little cut and paste? I'm just curious how you got the cookies to be in color. Love that idea. (PS-I jsut bought the entire Christmas line-and I can't wait to scrap with it)

Louise said...

Kelly,
I saw this in the newsletter - that little guy gets me to smile every time I see him. He's just so cute! Beautiful as always.

Oh and Shara - of course I can't speak for Kelly, but I assume it's a photo editing thing with the color in the black and white photo. It's not hard to do in PSE. I do this in Elements sometimes. You could start with a colored photo, create a duplicate layer (call it background) and work with this layer. Go to image, magic extractor, click on foreground color brush tool to hilite the items you want to remain in the layer, and click on background color brush tool to erase the parts you don't want to appear. I always preview before I click OK to make sure it's taken out everything I want. Then after you click OK you have a layer with just the object in it that you want to appear in color. Then go to the original layer and go to Enhance, Convert to black and white. Elements just does this automatically. Voila! HTH

Louise

Mer said...

LOVE the Wassail line...it's sold really well at my LSS.

Darling lo (as usual!) You should come and check out the new community at CX..it's pretty cool. :)

fausta said...

magnifique tout simplement !!!

Linda Beeson said...

The papers on that layout are just the BEST!!!

Katie said...

LOVE that layout!!!

Melanie said...

i loooove that pic and it looks so good with the wassail papers!

Maya said...

What a beautiful layout - as usual. Your work is amazing!!

Amanda Sevall said...

What a cute layout - love it! :)

Kristiina said...

This is so beautiful! And actually the reason I got to visit your blogg. I saw this LO at basicgray.com and I just had to see more of your work. You are so talented!