Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pantone Radiant Orchid meets winter 2014

When I woke up this morning, it was -20 degrees F, with -32 windchill. And let me tell you, cold as it was, I was relieved that school wasn't cancelled. Again. It would have made the 7th day school was cancelled this year due to winter. At this rate, we would be attending school until July.

Though this winter has been the bane of teachers and parents, according to my boys it has been the best winter EVER. And so I needed to scrap it. Here's my page:

I used a sketch from Simple Scrapper. The background I cut from about 8 different pieces of Kraft-toned patterned paper, mostly strips, but one punched and one fussy cut. I then die cut snowflakes in two shades of purple, one the Pantone Color of the Year:

I picked this color not just because it matches my winter jacket, but also because of the winter weather maps:

Guess who's in the Radiant Purple region? Yup, that includes Minnesota.

Here's some details from my page:

I used some label stamps from October Afternoon for this page, plus some orchid brads, gems, and buttons from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for checking out my page! Stop by Simple Scrapper at the start of the month for more great pages made from templates and story starters, and stop by someplace warm just to remember that spring and summer WILL happen.


Michelle said...

Love the page!!! It has been the coldest winter I ever remember, and I grew up here in the Twin Cities, going to school in the 70's through the mid 80's when I graduated. I don't ever remember it being this cold for this long. Were you living here in the late 90's?? There was a day or two each year, 1996 and 1997 where it hit the -50F with the windchills. Arne Carlson shut the state down one day each year, those two years. We certainly didn't have this many days below zero like this though. Yesterday would of been our 7th snow day too. They want to take away our spring break. :( Honestly, I think the kids and teachers need it. I personally would like the time with my kids. I don't see my sophomore for 9 mo a year because she comes home with so much homework. River Falls loads them down. They again raised the standards/expectations again this year.

Deb said...

Feeling your Minnesota pain due to the seemingly endless winter here in Pennsylvania, Jennifer! Love the page and it may inspire me to make sunshine out of all the "white rain" we've experienced thus far--and that is forecast again for this coming Sunday/Monday. Stay safe and warm, and when the weather is crappy, we'll just have to get scrappy! :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome layout! No doubt you and others are tired of the cold.....I can't even imagine temps that cold! I really like the colors & borders! Also, the journaling spots! A clever way to remember your brutal winter, not that you will soon forget!

Jennifer said...

Jenny, I would like to add how we turn Pantone Radiant Orchid if we spend too much time in the MN tundra.