Friday, November 4, 2011

Snow much fun

Good morning! I wanted to post this earlier, but strangely, we lost power for a couple of hours. Kind of ironic: the freak Halloween snowstorm knocked power out to over 300,000 people here in my state alone, and after all but 3,000 have it restored, we lose ours on a gorgeous sunny day. Go figure...just my luck I guess. If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all!

Anywhooooo....here's a layout I worked on yesterday *just for me.* No challenges, no design team deadline to meet...just me, some paper, and these adorable pics from winter a few years back. (It's amazing how far behind I am...)

Lots of good stuff here...I love using papers not designed for a certain holiday or season and making them work regardless. Here, I used Kaisercraft Le Chateau - Voliere for the background paper and combined them with MME Round and Round, a travel line of paper. Nothing at all "travel" about the photos, but the colors work well to tie the pics in with the blue of the paper, which doesn't go with the other papers at first glance. (I used Round & Round - Scenery and Let's Go - Racing Stripes for the strips and other papers, except for the blue dotted paper. That's Le Chateau - Lumiere.)
Doodlebug beetle black alpha, Fancypants Delight stamps, Kaisercraft Le Chateau die cut file folder tab with MM Magnetic rubber stamp alpha - Rummage. The background features SC Mister Huey in pumpkin spice.
Random printed masking tape (which I can't seem to put down lately).
That is an incredible stuff2scrap Chipboard element, painted with Eco Green Crafts Zucchini acrylic paint and Black Soot Distress Stickles. LOVE. IT.
That cute little arrow is a MME Round & Round Beep Beep die cut.

That's all for now...after getting power back (and putting down a very special surprise I can't talk about just yet that I received in the mail yesterday...you're going to LOVE it) I must make the little guy lunch and head out to get shoes to fit his big ol' growing feet. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of a new mini for the shop (if you want to see it now, head to my Facebook page!)

xx
Khristen



4 comments:

Mags said...

Oh what fun the kids are having in the snow! Love your layout - and the papers look gorgeous! I hope your electricity behaves itself now!

luv, Mags x

melsanford said...

Fab layout - love the photos :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Stacy H-W said...

Love this layout Khristen! So many great details! That is crazy to have snow on Halloween! Did you get to trick or treat? Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that your power stays on! Ha

Amber S said...

Great layout. I too am loving printed tapes!