Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Silly

Happy Friday everyone!! We had another fun challenge at Frosted Designs this week which was.... use your own handwriting in a card/layout/project. The design team came up with some amazing things again this week. Make sure you stop over and see what all they have created! You can get there by clicking HERE!

So... I was going through some old pictures the other day and ran across this picture of my daughter about 3 years ago. It was January and we had some snow in the yard. Some of it had started to melt off so we were left with patches of grass poking through patches of snow. Lauren insisted that we were going to go out in the snow and build a snowman. Well, our snowman ended up being about 1 ft. tall!! And then Lauren insisited on getting the sled out! I have the cutest pictures of her dragging the sled over grass with patches of snow in the background!! How funny is that?!! I am going to have to turn this LO into a two pager one of these days so that I can add in the other photos... they are so funny!

So... on to the details of the LO! I loved the way Lauren was framing her face with her hands so I knew I wanted to "frame" that.... I picked an oversize white frame and smoothered it with Martha Stewart glitter. (You know how I am with my bling!) While that dried, I started layering several different papers that I distressed, chalked, and embossed. The snowflakes around the frame are some that I picked up on sale a while back and love!! I added in the cutest little mittens from Everyday Paper Dolls, but I cut them down a bit... they were just too chubby for me! I added some details with my Martha Stewart glitter marker and then topped with Glossy Accents!!! I love the way they turned out! So much so I did the same thing with the little bird!!

On the letters I added some little snowball dots with my snow writer...cute, huh?!

And of course... I had to show off my handwriting! (not!) The original plan was to tuck a tag with journaling next to the main picture, but when I added the smaller picture in the corner, that just didn't look right. And then I remembered visiting Joni's blog the other day and she had journaled all the way around the page... so ... I totally stole her idea and used it myself!!! Thanks Joni!! But I really loved the way it turned out and I was able to tell the story about the day! And if you look really close at the journaling pictures (but not so close you that you see that my handwriting isn't that great...) you can kind of see the glitter snowflakes that I stamped on the solid blue background paper... it adds some nice bling in person but just doesn't show up well in the photos!

Well, I think that about covers it! Supplies used:
Cricut: Ashlyn's Alphabet, Accent Essentials, Wild Card, Everyday Paper Dolls, Happily Ever After
Cuttlebug: Snowflake and Swiss Dots
Paper: Imagine That, SEI, and DCWV
Snowflakes: K & Company
Pens: Martha Stewart Glitter Pen, White Souffle Pen
Glossy Accents
Glitter: Martha Stewart Snow Pack


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This pages is fabulous! I love everything you did to it, the colors are very pretty and soft. The picture of your baby is just adorable! Another great one... thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the sketch today.

Sandy said...

Oh my oh my...this is snooooo the way you did the photo Barb...just totally awesome...and the little bird just the cutest...what gorgeous snowflakes and I love the frame placement...this just rocks! I'm sneaking in a couple of comments before we head out the door....have a fab weekend!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

WOW!!! Look how beautiful this is!!!! Absloutely love it and all the bling! Look at those snowflakes... love the little birdie and he told me about that little charm under the snowflake!!! Too Cute! Perfect. What a little cutie your daughter is and the photos are perfect for this layout. Thanks for once again sharing your talent.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! This is amazing Barb. So much work has gone into it! The immediate thing that caught my eye was the fantastic framing around the phot...but then you start to notice all the clever little details you added. Just Brilliant!
Loved reading the sory about the day....and would love to see the other photos too.
Sharon T xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

oops! Sorry, my keyboard is wireless and it sometimes misses a few letters in my comments(blush).
Sharon xx

Monique said...

This is so fabulous! Love the snowflakes and all the sparkling to let it look like real glittering snowflakes. Real smart what you did with the journaling, must remember that. And what a cute pixs of your daughter.

Debbie said...

Barb - WOW! Love this one! You know me, I love to mix patterned paper and I love what you used! I really like the title. I have Ashlyn's alphabet and rarely use it. Love the clusters of snowflakes and the little bird!!! This is so darn pretty!

Anonymous said...

Dang lady this is something special! The photo itself is just incredible too! Wow! I would just love to see this one in person!
I love the wonderful colors and the whole feel of this is so special..the embossing and glitter, the font for the title, and the white swirls. LOVE IT ALL!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wow, Barb, this one so totally knocks my socks off! Adorable pix but you've turned it into stunning. This one should be in a magazine! I'm so serious!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

What a fun page, I just love everything about it, your daughter looks like she had so much fun. I agree with Sandi this should be published.

Kaye x

Fern said...

This is so sweet, Barb! Love the photos and the title is just perfect!!
I see that you have just received this award, but I am passing it on to you again, you are such a sweet person and your blog rocks!!
Have a wonderful day!!

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