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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hobo / Polar Express!

Well I dediced to do another layout before Christmas...this might be my last until the new year....Let me tell you alittle story about this one...Last year my sister's friend invited my sister, her hubby, their 2 kids, my mom, my hubby, my daughter and myself to go with them to the Polar Express train ride...well the day arrived and I get a phone call saying that my sister, their 2 kids, and her hubby weren't feeling was a bad year for sister told me to invite my sister in law, her fiance, her fiance's son, and her daughter to make a long story short...I did. We all had fun...sorry I rambled on about that now getting back to the picture...This is the hobo that rides on the Polar Express....well in the movie he did..if you haven't seen the movie...go watch will love it and so will your kids. ...If you haven't rode the train and you are in Denninson , Ohio..they also have on in Maryland...go ride it. They give you hot cocoa, cookies, sing, you meet santa..and all kinds of fun.

Layout Recipe:

Accent (Dark Blue) cut @ 8 1/2" with Storybook (shadow)

The other accent in blue (light) is cut in half and I also used storybook...this is the layer of the 8 1/2"

Hobo (title) is cut @ 1 1/2" with SB cart

I used distress ink ...tea dye to ink the lace, corners, paper, envelope..even the flowers..they were white.

I used ribbon, brads,nestabilities (journaling), envelope and some lace for a border...I tore paper, inked it with black and the tea dye ink.

I fauxed stitched around the edges, since I don't have a sewing investment. I hope you enjoy this page as much as I did putting it together. God Bless all....and Have a Merry Christmas.


  1. Love it sweetie!! The stitching is perfect, if you just wanna buy a cheapy one get the Janome 49.00 model at Hancock it is great the only thing it doesn't have is a light...but it sews great on paper and use a jean needle and good thread, no cheap thread...I use gutterman (sp).
    I would love to go to that train ride...the movie is FANTASTIC!! Awesome lo!!! Have a Happy Holiday!! I will be posting blog candy so watch out! Take care!! Hugs, Dawn Gallop

  2. This page is AMAZING! The way you made the page match the outfit in the photo is stunning! I wish my pages looked like THAT!!!


  4. Great page .. love your faux stitches. No scrapping for me until after Christmas and then I have a lot of catching up to do!

  5. This layout is fantastic. The colors, the shape, the picture...all of it is perfect!

    Happy New Year,


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