Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snow Tower and Great Start to 2011

2011 is off to a great start.  

My Christmas Stocking LO was selected for ScrapFIT Challenge #34 to scrap a tradition.  They have Challenge #35 up to scrap your scraps.  You can enter any kind of paper craft, not just layouts, so head on over and join this fun challenge.

I also won the drawing for Bette Ann's fabulous blog candy.  We play together over at Let's Scrap.  Come join us for their fabulous layout and card sketches.  Thanks Bette Anne!! Here is what I won:

Now for my latest layout.  Scrap-Friendzy is having their January Sketch-a-thon with a layout a day including a card layout each Sunday.  Even if you aren't planning to do a sketch every day, you should stop by and try one of their fabulous sketches.  Here is my take on sketch #1 by Susan Stringfellow.

Joseph spent most of his growing up years in North Carolina, so the snow was a lot of fun for him when we moved to Ohio.  He decided to build a snow tower that was taller than he was that first winter in the snow.  These Basic Grey papers were so fun to work with for this layout.

I tried some new techniques on this one.  I cut the snowflakes on my Gazelle and then heat embossed them with holographic embossing powder.  They really sparkle.  The fabulous snowflake files came from Monica Björk.

 Then to give the letters a shiny, snowy feel, I heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

I stitched around the photo and papers, then used the edge of my scissors to distress them.

I also entered this layout over at Creative Cowgirls Challenge #4 - Something New.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Oh this is great, the snowflakes really add a lovely wintry feel to the LO, especially with the spotty paper. xx

  2. Lovely layout,with great colours. Thanks for your visit in my little corner. I am now following you too.
    See you again soon!

  3. Hi! I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and I am now following you to! Love this layout!! I have got to get back to doing more layouts!! Can't wait to see more from you in 2011 and thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs, Leanne

  4. Beautiful layouut Tracey! Lovely to see your smiling family, and how talented is Joseph :D I can't believe he got that tower to stand up!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

  5. Wow you have been busy! I love love love your layout!! So pretty. Such detailed work. Congrats on your candy win!! woo hoo...lots of new goodies to play with. I think I will go check out Scrapfrenzy because I have been looking for some fun sketch inspiration! Thanks for the tip.

  6. congrats on winning blog candy!! so fun when that happens. Your layout turned out great. I couldn't stop at weds @PC I had to stop at Joanns to get fabric and then by the time I got there and out it was 6pm and my back up singer practice was at 7 (in navarre) so i went home real quick and my friend who heads the back up singers called and told me it was cancelled so I could have stopped after all!! Hopefully the weather lets up. I've got two crops this friday and Saturday I'm going too and I hope they don't get cancelled!!! I want to stop by on weds nights afterwork weekely so hopefully if the weather isn't bad this week I'll see you!!

  7. this is really gorgeous.
    Glad to found your blog with FP and become a follower

  8. Dear Grace -

    It's a delight to meet you - thanks for joining me at Create With Joy - I am following you back (and congrats on winning Betty Anne's candy!)


  9. Your layout and snow flakes sparkle. Also loved the tower! Have a nice Sunday! Cindy from West Virginia.

  10. Very special layout! Love the torned edges of the paper and the beautiful sparkle snowflakes!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  11. Love your LO Tracey. Congrats on winning betty Annes candy. Nice way to start the new year:)


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