Bah Humbug layout by Jill Sprott

Hi everyone, Jill here! If there is anything that I have learned from the example of the Griswold family, it is that the holidays don’t always live up to our expectations — and once we accept that, we can really find something to laugh about and to celebrate. Instead of documenting a picture-perfect Christmas, I devoted a layout to the imperfect (but still memorable) one that my family experienced this year. The ’Tis the Season collection and holiday-themed acrylics from Elle’s Studio helped me to get it all down on the page.

ellesstudio-jillsprott-bahhumbug-01Suppiles: ’Tis the Season Word Labels, Double-Sided Journaling Tags, 6 x 6 Paper Stack, 12 x 12 Paper Collection, Frosted Acrylic Shapes, Wood Veneers; Dated Stamp; Bah Humbug Acrylic; Acrylic Christmas Trees

The “Bah Humbug” title set atop an image of blurry tree lights actually serves as the foundational idea for the page — Christmas felt a little out of focus for me this year, and I worried that I was going the way of Scrooge.


The journaling, placed alongside a numbered pattern, documents my December “Bah Humbug” moments (but also the good stuff — there was that, too!).


I’m not a total curmudgeon — I made room on the page for the holiday spirit, adding a series of (fittingly undecorated) trees that I hand-cut from various ’Tis the Season patterns, using the acrylic tree as a template.

All in all, the layout does justice to the Sprott version of a Griswold Christmas. Onward to New Year’s Eve!


  1. Cynthia B. says

    Love the row of hand-cut trees! I myself wasn’t feeling the JOY of the season so much this year. I usually can scrap/craft my way out of it,but didn’t get much time! Thanks for the pretty layout to lift our spirits.

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