This started out as the Template Mash, and then, I used a different combination of templates...and then I strayed very far away.... So I think it still fits for this challenge. It is the right side to another spread for Carl's book (wow I had no idea I had this many pages without companions)
Credits:
ALL DD
Angelic Winter Kit
Old Time Christmas Kit
Clean Stitched Rounded Corners Red No. 01
How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows
Crystalized Edgers No. 02 Brushes and Stamps
Doily Edgers No. 01
Vintage Christmas Complete Collection
Dear Santa Journalers
Christmas Clips No. 01
Red, Black and Creme Kit
Postmarked Holidays Brushes and Stamps No. 02
Basic Notebook Edge Masks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Damask Tonals: Christmas Paper Pack
Circle, bell and arrow cluster and anticipation brushwork from Layer Works No. 268
Sweet Cluster from StudioDD Layer Works 383
Journaling (if you have seen the spread you will understand the reference):
Here’s what I know for sure. No matter what a pill I am at Christmas, no matter that Mama has to put an X-pen around the tree to keep me from snatching the ornaments, no matter that I assassinate the glitter picks behind the living room couch and bury their mangled remains under the pillows on Mama’s bed - I know that she and Daddy would not trade me for the world. And no matter what it looks like, Mama is not really pulling my ear off in this Christmas
picture from 2013.