Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snow Themes

I love snow-themed papers and have been holding onto some nice ones in anticipation of pictures outside with the family. Last weekend, I decided I wanted to scrap some pictures from my youngest's birthday in December. I knew exactly what line I wanted to use - Powder Mountain by Bo Bunny!! So here are the 2 layouts I did:
I love the textured look of the white fencing on these papers. However, I didn't want it to be so light that everything got lost in the layout, so I used a paper that had the wood fencing and fussy cut the pinecone basket so that I would not lose the pattern behind the strip I added to the page. These pictures are of my little one going for her first sledding experience. She did not quite get it the first few runs, but by the end she was a pro!

Here is the second layout I did with the same line of paper:
These 2 play really well together and were just happy to be out in the snow. Such cute cousins! I was happy to use my date stamps on both layouts (I have about 5 of them with different sayings on them). What a nice and subtle way to document the dates.

I seem to be wanting to scrap more these days. I guess staying away from it for a while has given me the chance to allow the creative juices to flow in that domain again. I find myself thinking about what pictures I want to do next - a very good thing!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year - New Projects

Happy New Year! I am a few days late, but that's okay. I got together with 2 of my dear scrappy pals on Saturday and finished a bunch of ATCs, cards and an art journal page. Here is what I took a picture of:

At work, our department sends cards around for each birthday. I told the person who takes care of the stash that I would be willing to make some cards to add to said stash and above are the first 3 that I have made. When I brought them in today, she said they were beautiful and was very thankful for them. I am glad they turned out well :)

This year I hope to get more scrapbooking done and am going to try my hand at Project Life so that I can have an album done at the end of the year (and it will be for me - not the girls!). Let's hope it goes well and that I keep up with it...