Friday, January 17, 2014

Frosty pages

After the first couple of frigid weeks in January, things warmed up a bit, so I thought we might have turned the corner on winter. I was wrong. It's gotten cold again, will warm up then plunge to frigid temps next week once more.

I realized that I should share the Christmas and winter pages I've made recently because once winter actually does turn the corner, I might not want to look at snow again. Even scrapbook snow.

Here's the first:

I had taken this photo on my phone last year ad decided to scrapbook the tradition at my school of wearing ugly sweaters the day before winter break. (This tradition of course makes me paranoid about wearing ANY sweater in December. My sweaters aren't ugly!) I used Merry Little Christmas by Fancy Pants Designs for the page, even though it wasn't really about Christmas. Close enough.
And a winter page:

For this layout, I used Fancy Pants Designs Timber Grove, an awesome collection that is both cool and frosty. This was an Instagram photo I printed 12x12 through Persnickety Prints. This page is similar to a wintery one I did last month, another Instagram 12x12 I scrapped directly on. They look a little alike, with similar views out the window of my house. Since the stories were different, though, I didn't worry about it too much.

Finally, here's the page that made it into the first Scrapbook Generation magazine Create:

I made this page in December when it kept snowing and snowing and snowing....kind of like last year. The title popped into my head, The Year of Endless Snow, and I sought out photos to finish my story. Amazingly, I had a ton of photos of snow last year, which makes sense, since our final snowfall was May 1. No lie.  Again, I used Fancy Pants Designs Timber Grove for this layout.

Thank you for checking out my snowy pages! Now that I've played in the snow a bit, I have to admit I'm ready for some warmth! How about you?


Michelle said...

Love your pages!!! I really love how you print your photos large and embellish them. I am getting really fed of up this roller coaster weather. Tired of the cold too. I hope we have an earlier spring and not like last year. Are you off Monday?? The kids are off here in River Falls, but they make the teachers work. Teachers and students have lost days off over the years. There were more days off when we first moved here.

Megan D said...

Very cute page. We also do an ugly sweater day with a brunch the day before break! This winter is getting too long for us as well. We are out of snow days and making everything else up after this point.

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