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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I love snow days! They are such rare treats here in  north centeral Texas and I enjoy driving around and taking in the beauty. My wonderful husband did the driving for me this day in early 2011 and it was so very nice to get out of the house! These two young ladies were building their snowman just about a block away from were I grew up and it seemed that they were having a grand time. Rolling down the window, I asked them if I could take their picture and they were happy to pose for me. It reminded me of times gone by when my friends and I spent a chilly afternoon building our own "Frosty"! 

I always enjoy doing something with the paper other than cutting and pasting, and I experiment with different ways to make a layout interesting. This time, I used concentric circles and tore, rolled and stitched around them to add interest. 

The BO BUNNY "Blitzen" collection was perfect for the layout, as the colors bring out the colors in the picture.
MAYA ROAD'S snowflakes (chipboard and paper) seemed a perfect way to bring out the browns in the picture, as well. Also from MAYA ROAD, I used "Snapshot Words" and "Seasons Keychain Set" and "Trinket Pins". The paper snowflakes were ready to use and I decided to paint the chipboard flakes and then doodle in black for additional detail.

Other supplies used are EK SUCCESS Edger Punch "Snowflake", MAY ARTS ribbon, STAZON Ink "Jet Black", ZIG WRITER (black), ADIRONDACK Acrylic Paint Dabbler "Snow Cap" and little red pearls by BO BUNNY. 

Thanks, everyone, for looking at my latest creation for THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER Design Team! You can see it displayed in the store in Waxahachie, Texas.


  1. That is SO COOL! I love how you did the circles & the additional stitching adds just the right touch! Fabulous...

  2. What a wonderful work you made on this LO Patty,love the big circle!

  3. Once again, FABULOUS work!!! I especially love the rows of zigzag sewing and awesome dimension provided by the curled paper. So cheery & fun. Looks like the girls are really enjoying themselves. CUTE title work and the vintage snowmen images add such charm! :)

  4. Darling! LOVE how you framed the photo with that peeled back curled paper! So FAB!

  5. This is so spectacular. Yes...the photo is so sweet and glad they let you take their photo. Your design is so gorgeous and I love the curled up papers!!! I LOVE this!!!! xoxo

  6. Hi Patty, I am so happy to see you back I have really missed seeing you around SB.com. I hope all is well and I'm so glad you stopped by my blog to say hi! Your new LO is so pretty you made such a beautiful frame with those rolled edges and crafty stitching! Just love it!

  7. Well, for someone who doesn't "know snow" like us northern folk do, you have created a wonderful winter layout!! LOVE those rolled circles!! And the little retro images are the sweetest! Fantastic work, Patty!

  8. Hi Patty, this is through-the-roof adorable! I'm a massive fan of vintage images like the darling ones you used here, and am completely smitten with this wintry gem of a LO!

    Oodles of hugs!