...and here is my take on it:
I really loved the paper from the Christmas Mint line. Something about it reminds me of a quilt...
You have until midnight on the 21st to submit your layout for the DT Customer Challenge using Sharon's page map. You can choose to submit it either in person at the store, via email ( email@example.com ), or a link to Sharon's post from the first of this month. Remember there is a gift certificate for Scrapbooks Plus up for grabs - Good luck to you all!
Anyway, I followed the pagemap pretty faithfully, but I did add one fun little element. If you look at the page map, you see there is a line around the edge of the page. I decided to make my line with glitter (Martha Stewart/Brownstone). It was very easy. I took 1/8" red line tape and laid it down about half an inch from the edge all the way around, then poured glitter on top. I applied a little pressure with my finger and tapped off the excess glitter - voila!
This layout actually was started and finished as a one page layout...but then I decided I had other pictures from that event I wanted to include. First I added a pull tag behind the right hand picture on the first page - if you pull it out, there are (2) pictures, back to back. The second page has 4 more pictures that you can see, plus (2) more hidden by the pull tag on that page. So that is a total of (10) pictures PLUS a journaling tag...I am pretty happy about that...I take LOTS of pictures!
I hope you have picked up your free copy of Sharon's page map. You will find it on the display in the crop room, along with the papers from this month's kit: