Wednesday, January 19, 2011

All is white in my little world

of Illinois.  I am looking out the window, admiring the large fluffy flakes.  It is certainly beautiful. 
   I have a challenge.  If anyone would like to play along, I will randomly draw a winner.  And a prize? 

Sure, I love them and I know you do too!  How about some Maya Road Jewel Ribbon Blossoms?  Good now that we have that settled, let's move to the challenge.

This challenge is about all things winter...snow, ice, frost, snowmen, snow capped mountains..but the trick is: No PEOPLE ON  YOUR LAYOUT (except maybe a snowman/woman).  I know we all take beautiful pictures of our yards in the snow.  Let's include something that has nothing to do with anything. Here's mine- - - -

Amazing Hoar's Frost

I took these pictures early one morning after we had had a freezing fog.  The whole yard was amazing!   I had never seen anything like it in person, but many times in photos.  So I had to snap some shots, so I could share this sight.
I could see the flakes..individually!  It just blew me away!    I used a kit from Story Tellers (ST) to create this.  The word cluster is a clear plastic, that I inked with Alcohol Inks and then splattered with Distress ink. The distress Ink NEVER dried and was quite a mess!
A little bit of wiping gave me a neat appearance.  Story Tellers are  digital company, so all their embellishments are printed, not paper pieced.  I can't stand the flatness, so I popped the "journal" block up to give it some texture.  The Swirl on page 2 is actually the flip side of this paper.  I just cut, following the printed snowflakes.  That's the nice thing about ST, their Pattern paper is the highest quality, and all I have received in kits has been double sided.  Very thick and great colors, also.  

Here is a close-up of the quote tag.  I added a snowflake brad here and on the lower left of page one. I can't remember who they are made by, but bought them at Hobby Lobby.  They fit perfect over the printed ones and give some WOW to the layout.                                                                                                                   And there you have it.  I don't think it turned out bad at all! 
Now, I need you to get busy doing your layout, I'd love to see them!  You can leave a comment, telling me where they are posted, use Mr. Linky, or email me a picture of it at  Can't wait to see it. 
   Hope you spend some time looking at the snow, and Keep Dreamin' of summer!



  1. Great job on your LO! I saw your post on Scrapbook Challenges and decided to look at your blog. My blog gets ignored at times as well! I just became a follower of your blog. Mine is I believe I have a winter LO on there with no one in the pics!

  2. Love your LO.....I too saw your post on SC and hopped on over to have a peep...have become a follower!

  3. Amazing LO!! I love you wave on the companion page..:)


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