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One Christmas Day MMDT#3

A sneak peak:

Challenge number 3 for the design team was to create a layout using a specific pattern and a specific color of grid paper. The pattern was number 37 and can be found here along with many other awesome patterns. The grid paper we were asked to use was the color "brick" and can be purchased at Additionally, we were asked to use a free download from, paper tiles, and/ or a Corner Stone date as part of our layout. 

For this challenge, I decided to try something a bit different. I wanted to see if I could make a round layout using a square/ rectangular grid. And this is exactly what I did. You may notice that it is NOT perfectly round. This was due to my circle being larger than my grid paper (Live and Learn).

I will admit, I made several dumb errors in my process of creating this layout. However, after learning a lot, I know I could repeat the process in half the time. 

Here is my layout:

Notice the calendar at the bottom left hand corner. This was the free download that I chose to use. I kept the information simple on the calendar. I simply wrote the month and year then added a decorative circular design around the 25th of the month. 

I also have a tag at the top with journaling. It simply tells that we spent our Christmas day with my Aunt Donna, Uncle Jim & family. Again, trying to keep it simple and to the point. 

The last photo I added was my oldest daughter, Sammi, and her horse, Pokie. I loved how playful he was for this photo!!!

I am loving the circular look on a rectangular pattern. Give it a try!


Shared by Billi Glenn on February 1, 2013 | Memory Date: February 1, 2013
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Wow....I love the circular look. Makes the layout really pop. Now I got to try it. Layouts awesome
Posted By: Deemahn  |  February 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm   
Thank you ladies for the encouragement! I loved doing the page and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with next.
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  February 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm   
Super! I agree that the circle is very creative, and love how Sammi and Pokie pop off of the page! Great idea...I will have to try it...try may be the operative word! Thank you for the inspiration!!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  February 9, 2013 at 3:08 am   
Your daughter and Pokey are my favorites, the way the pop out of the circle. It implies a three-d effect. This is great. Thanks so much for going out of the square.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 9, 2013 at 2:31 am   
Very interesting concept page Billi. You put a lot of thought into the execution. No doubt it will inspire others to step beyond the basic page pattern to create beyond the box...always a great design element...surprise!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  February 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm   
What a great idea! Not sure I have the skills to scraplift this, but I love the way it looks, and I know I would never have thought of this on my own.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  February 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm   
This is really cool! I love the circle and the way you cut your photos to fit the pattern.
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  February 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm   
I think your circle in the square idea is genius! It really worked well. Wonderful color combinations along with your photo choices. A very lovely layout.
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  February 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm   
Wow - I love the idea of the circle - I'll have to try this!!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  February 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm   
Billi - this layout looks like it took a lot of time and effort. The circle design brings such a different dimension to the page. I am in awe how you did this.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  February 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm   

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