Premier Top Picks—December 2013

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Welcome to our Premier Top Picks announcement for December 2013. I’m excited to share with you last month’s Top Picks from our December 2013 Premier Gallery, but first let’s take a look at the kit and videos that inspired the beautiful scrapbook pages.

Featured Premier Kit—December 2013
It’s so exciting when a kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow is scheduled for Premier. She’s such a brilliant designer that we always look forward to her kits and are never disappointed. As usual, Kristin has been extremely generous with the number of papers and elements in this kit, going far beyond what we asked for. It makes creating the Premier newsletter such a pleasure because there’s so much to play with. I’m sure you’ll find the same when you go to make your Christmas scrapbook pages and cards using this beautiful kit.

Christmas Wishes by Kristin Cronin-Barrow

[ Shop for Christmas Wishes Kit ]


White Elegance Turorial
White Elegance Video
by Linda Sattgast

Turn any colored patterned paper into elegant shades of white in a few quick steps. This is a great way to alter an otherwise too busy or colorful patterned paper so that it goes with any photo.

Credits: Page by Linda Sattgast, Kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow—Christmas Wishes, Stitching by Susie Roberts—All Stitched Up, Word Transfer by Anna Aspnes—ArtPlay Palette Family


25 Days of December Tutorial
25 Days of December Video
by Barb Brookbank

Create a template and learn some valuable timesaving tips on Layers panel organization. Use this template to document the first 25 days of December.

Credits: Page and photos by Barb Brookbank, Kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow—Christmas Wishes, Fonts are Wellfleet and Myriad Pro


Pocket Postcards Video
Pocket Postcards Video

by Jen White

Share these homespun, pocketed postcards with friends and family, then combine them to create a unique scrapbook page.

Credits: Page by Jen White, Photos by Igor Yaruta, Kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow—Christmas Wishes, Fonts are Hero Light and Farrerons Serif Light


Glitter Glue Video Tutorial
Glitter Glue Video
by Christina Rambo

Learn to make a glitter glue doodle to add sparkle to any page.

Credits: Quickpage by Jen White, Photos by Christina Rambo, Kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow—Christmas Wishes, Font: Arial

December 2013 Premier Top Pick

Christmas always seems to inspire our members to scale new heights in their scrapbooking. This month’s Top Pick, Christmas Wreath by cheerio64, was a real standout! The depth cheerio64 achieved with her beautiful shadows resulted in a drop-dead gorgeous page that jumped out at us in the gallery. We just couldn’t take our eyes off it. Congratulations cheerio64.


[ See cheerio64’s page in the gallery ]

Page Credits
Photo of Grant’s Pond, Nova Scotia
Paper and elements from Kristin Cronin-Barrow’s kit, Christmas Wishes. Linda Sattgast’s tutorial Elegant Whites was used for two papers, which were then blended. Jen White’s tutorial, Impressionism Effect was used for the photo and a teal gradient applied.
Stitching border by Katie Pertiet—Assorted Messy Stitches
Snowflake element on hanger—Free brush by Mandala at myphotobrushes

More Great Pages
Choosing the other pages to feature here was extremely difficult because there were so many lovely examples from the video tutorials and Kristin’s beautiful kit. Thank you all for giving us so much eye-candy.

Congratulations to our other talented digi scrappers featured below (in alphabetical order). Click on each of the thumbnails to see the gallery pages for these great layouts and images.





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  1. Jenifer J (rfeewjlj)
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    Loved her idea of the wreath for the LO! Great pick!!

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