Friday, January 21, 2011

Using winter paper without winter

So you find this beautiful winter themed paper in your local scrapbook store...fabulous snow, frost, themed paper...but you don't live up north and your snowy days are limited to one or two per year. What's a girl to do? Find another use...

I fell in love with this Bo Bunny line called Midnight Frost but I did not have snow pictures. I covered up the "snowflake" portion of the paper and the blue and burgundy colors in this line were perfect for a boy-themed page about my son.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tim Holtz Configurations Box

Another challenge for me from my LSS -- (I love how I am asked to create things that I would normally not think about--because when I finish the project, I have learned so much!)  I am a mini album/layout kind of girl...but I was asked to make a sample for our store using one of the Tim Holtz Configurations Boxes.  Yikes!!!!...BUT SO GLAD I DID.   It was SO much fun!  I used a paper I liked for a Valentines theme and the Tim Holtz gaffer tape for the box.  Then, I had a blast picking out embellishments, trinkets, stickers...all kinds of fun things (even a mini album by Maya Road) to put inside.  This is my handsome son and his sweet girlfriend -- perfect for a Valentine's Day project!!