It's been fairly warm here on the Treasure Coast, running about 75F during the day.....but my thoughts wander to Vermont and the snow....and my DD Ashley & DGS Mason!!! They have recently moved to St. Albans, and will probably be there for about six months, while SIL is in Basic & Specialty Training. I miss them so very much :( But, I did get pics!!!
Ashley has been having computer problems, and has had to send me the pics that she has taken with her cell phone!! LOL Ain't technology grand?!!! Who would have thought that 20 years ago. Or how about 40 years ago, when I was younger (much, much, much younger)!!! That was when the Easy-Bake Oven was a real marvel, and color TV was just coming into it's own!!!! There was no such thing as home PCs or IPODs, and you listened to music on the radio or you played your LPs & 45s!! And playing games meant being outside with your friends playing hide-n-seek, not Mario Cart on your XBox!! Life was much simpler then!! WOW!! We are definitely living in a new era!!
Got off track a little.....so, Ashley sent me a pic of the snow covered road that she had her first driving experience on. She's a little scared of driving in the white stuff!!! Don't blame her, but she'll get used to it. Naturally, I had to do an LO.......and here it is.........
I know, it's a little hard to see, but there IS a road there!!!! Gorgeous isn't it! I do miss the snow (I'm originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), just not the COLD!! I can still smell the crispness that hangs in the air, just before it snows!! Crazy!!
Back to the LO.....I used Basic Grey Halloween paper for the background, the colors were perfect!! I printed the pics (one 8 x 10 and one 4 x 6), on ordinary 110 lb cardstock that you get in any stationery aisle at your Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc. Also used Basic Grey paper for the frame around the smaller pic. I wet smooshed a vintage dictionary page (see 'Loosely Based' post for instructions), and then used TH Distress Ink on the dry page, and edge of frame. I cut 'Vermont' with Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cart and Basic Grey paper in a midnight blue. I've actually been cutting 1 with PP and 1 with cardstock, to give more weight to die cuts. I could probably use 2 of cardstock, to give more of a chipboard thickness.
Also cut the flower with same cart using Martha Stewart pp. I just started making these roses. Got the idea from the rose that Tim Holtz made for the 12th tag in his 2009 12 Tags of Christmas. It took me a few tries to get this down. Yeah, I'm a little slow, AND, these are from the first batch!! So if I can make these....anybody can!! LOL. Now, I'm addicted!!!! I love these flowers and they really are sooooo easy to make!! Plus, you don't need a die-cutting machine; these can be hand cut from ANY 6 petal flower pattern. Here's a closeup.....
Once I had the flower made, I just layered the 'V' over the smooshed dictionary page, placed these on top of the large pic, and then layered the smaller framed pic over top. I added the flower, some Making Memories glittered flourishes, 2 large crystal brads from Recollections (Michaels brand), and a quote that I made on PC. The rubon (Peace on Earth) is from Anna Griffin.
The quote is "There is nothing so beautiful as the fresh snow, falling from the heavens". The quote and rubon pretty much sum up how I've always felt when it was snowing. Maybe not so much when it was over...you gotta shovel the driveway, dodge the crazy drivers, and then it usually gets colder!!!
Hope you enjoyed this one, and make sure you head over to Tim's place to get the instructions for making those gorgeous roses!! PS, I'm sure that pretty much everyone who scraps, has already been there, but just in case........that you may be the one who hasn't......check it out!!!
PS, I've also updated the Blog Treasure list for this week (see featured RAK post). Check those out too!!! Who knows, your blog could be next!!