Ooh I've just been reading all the lovely blogs that I follow and thought - well it's Saturday I could pop another post on! Thank you to everyone that joined in Rocking Your World Friday - to be honest it makes my heart sing with joy that people give themselves the time to count their blessings once a week - it really is that therapeutic!
So onto the crafting, for those of you who don't know me particularly well I'll give you a heads up - I'm a paper stack girl - you know the one where you get 80 matching papers all in one stack at a bargain price - and the reason? Well basically you can blitz the pack and not go into mental melt down because it's the last piece of your favourite paper - it also means I can go through lots and lots of papers on a layout or a minibook and not get stressed! However, occasionally I'll see a paper that I 'have to have' and sometimes those 'have to have' papers end up in the sale which means I 'have to buy them' and then because I've only got one of them I end up holding onto them for (now what is it now - two years) before I use them! This is what happened to some gorgeous bo-bunny papers I bought (I think now two years ago) I bought - wait for it four papers (yes I know they were in the sale - why didn't I buy more etc)
Aren't they gorgeous you can understand why it took me two years to use them can't you? What do you mean no!
Anyway I could just cut and make a single page - nope I'm a Yorkshire lass and we are definitely frugal when we need to be! So this is what I did I added two more papers a shiny shaped piece and a piece of cardstock!
then I gutted the paper to create an inner and an outer piece
did the same with the gorgeous shaped piece
and then (by now you are thinking that i'm losing the plot - but you have to get as much as you can out of the papers don't you)
So after all this gutting what did I actually create! this little beauty
Documenting our first snow, Close ups of the layout, I embossed some of the cardstock with my dry embossing folder
And discovered I had a snowflake die so cut some of those and dry embossed them too!
Then the other layout of my sister on Christmas day, I love how the layouts do actually look different, despite technically using the same papers!
The papers spoke for themselves so just added a chipboard heart and a word that I stamped and cut and layered up!
Promise the next layout won't be Christmas LOL!
So has anyone else woke up to snow this morning?