We have been enjoying the crazy Utah Spring weather these past couple of weeks. One minute it’s snowing, then raining, and then sunny and warm. Nature’s teasing us, and that is fine with me. I enjoy the variety.
Before we get too far away from winter, I thought I would share a double page layout I created using a cut file set by Lettering Delights called Eskimo Pie. I love all the cute little winter critters in this set. Especially, the sled dog. When Kevin and I were first married we had two larger dogs, a Husky and a Malamute. Kevin built bought a dog sled and they LOVED pulling him around in it in the snowy hills. I think I took only one photo of the dogs and that sled … but at least I can remember that time in our life in other ways, like by using this cute set on a current page about winter.
American Crafts has a huge Warehouse Sale every December/January and when I visited this year I picked up the Pebbles Inc. Front Porch paper pad. I love the colors in this collection and thought they would make a great winter page.
I used my Pebbles Inc. chalk sets to add shading and shadows to each little critter. The felt snowflakes were in a Christmas Sticker set I picked up in the card section of Target this year. The cream journaling spots (Melissa Frances) were pulled from my stash.
I still get freaked out about stamping on my pages. Hmmm … not sure I like the snowflake stamps I did. Oh, well! What do you do! I say you stick the page in your album and call it good. No sense in obsessing over something I can’t take back. Hehe!
I thought I would have a little fun with the title. I added some shading with colored pencils and Gamsol. The “snow” was created with shiny dimensional t-shirt paint. I wasn’t sure how it would dry, because it had a bit of a transparent quality to it, but I actually think it turned out well! I will be trying this again.
I left the carrot-shaped nose off of the little girl that is on the original cut file. I felt like she looked better without it.
Thanks for coming by today! I have some Spring-themed pages lined up to share with you the rest of the week, so I hope you will check back.
Have a great day!
I have lived in Utah all of my life, and last year was the first time ever I had experienced an ice storm. Being the wife of a weatherman, we were quite fascinated by it all. I was amazed at how incapacitating it was. We couldn’t even walk out of our house! Here’s a page recording this once-in-a-lifetime Utah storm.
I used the September 2013 Citrus Twist kit to scrap this page. The colors of this kit felt wintry to me and so I hadn’t used this kit until now. I was inspired by the polaroid paper in the kit and decided to cut one of the lengths out to use as a border strip on my page. Each little square is accented with the fun embellishments from the kit. The colorful feather was the handmade embellishment included in the kit that month. I die cut an additional feather with my Silhouette Cameo to go with it, so that it would have a friend.
I wanted to place my title on top of the bottom photo, but it was getting lost in the pattern of the ice. I grabbed a label shape from my stash drawer from a Teresa Collins paper I had used for an earlier project. It was the perfect size and shape!
I hope you are staying warm this winter! I know a lot of people don’t particularly enjoy the winter months, but I like that it is a time for me to cozy up inside and get some scrapping done.
Talk to you again soon!
Last weekend, we were hit with a HUGE snowstorm. We received 24″ within 12 hours and school was cancelled the next morning. My kids were excited to be home from school and the girls ventured out to play for a bit.
Maryn LOVED the deep snow. Here she is *trying* to make it to the front door … she gave up halfway and came back.
Snow angels are a little hard to do in deep snow.
Cam wasn’t that big of a fan. She wasn’t feeling well and wanted to play so badly. But it was too darn cold. She took a few obligatory photos and then headed back inside with the dog.
In the spirit of snow, I thought I would share a few wintry projects for you that I created for Cricut awhile ago using the Snow Folks Cartridge.
HOT COCOA KIT
A clear craft paint can makes a cute container to make a hot cocoa kit with. Just layer together hot cocoa mix and marshmallows and add a tag with instructions. It’s sure to warm up someone’s day! Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room cut file can be found HERE on the Cricut.com website.
SLEDDING PARTY INVITATION
Are you getting friends together for a sledding party soon? This window invitation would be a fun way to get everyone excited. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File can be found HERE at the Cricut.com site.
I LOVE WINTER Scrapbook Page
This fun and happy snow page uses the Bella Blvd. Winter Wonder collection. I added a heart to the title block over the existing heart with the Doodlecharms cartridge. The heart and snowman are embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, and the snowman’s sled gets a woodgrain texture with the Distress Stripes embossing folder. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File for this project can be found HERE on the Cricut.com site.
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you are staying warm in your neck of the woods!
You can always tell when it is almost CHA in the Scrapbooking Blogging World . . . designers everywhere are busy creating samples for the upcoming CHA-Winter Trade Show. And that is exactly what I have been up to. Just WAIT! Until you see the NEW My Mind’s Eye collection. WooooooWeeeeee! You are going to SWOON! Watch the My Mind’s Eye blog this week for the sneak peeks and to see what I mean!
I wanted to let you know that the January My Mind’s Eye Newsletter is out and is full of fun winter ideas for your scrapbooking. CLICK HERE to check it out!
As always, you can find one of my sketches included in the newsletter. This time around I used it as inspiration for this two page layout of my family sledding at Gorgoza Park near Park City, Utah. The Lost & Found Portobello Road collection with its blue/gray/cream color scheme and silver glitter accents is perfect for winter time memories!
Patterned Papers, Decorative Brads, Trims, Die Cuts, Layered Stickers: My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard Letters: Cosmo Cricket
Other: Cricut Expression Machine, Winter Lace Seasonal Cartridge, Brother Sewing Machine, Thread
If you have been on the fence about purchasing this snowflake cartridge, I say GET IT! It is BEAUTIFUL! And in my opinion, a must-have. So many beautiful snowflake cuts on this cartridge. You will use it again and again, year-after-year.
Forgive my lack of blogging as I prepare for CHA . . . but you can bet that I will share with you my projects and pages as I get permission to do so.
Have a great week!