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01 February 2011

Sort-of sweet

Howdy!
So, in case you've been living under a rock (or you don't live stateside), there's a crazy blizzard sweeping the nation!
By tomorrow, we're supposed to get at least a foot of snow under blizzard conditions. I'm pretty sure I was a smallish child last time we got that much snow all at once. Of course, there's already 6 or 8 inches on the ground, so...it's gonna look pretty awesome around here! It's times like these when I'm grateful that Andrew and I both work in snow-day-friendly jobs!

But that's neither here nor there. How about another layout instead? On Thanksgiving this year, I did a quick photo shoot with my cousins....


This was the best photo, and I think it is really sweet! These two are 19 and 12, and they couldn't  be more different. It's hard to get them to sit next to each other, much less pose for photos! If you click on the photo, it might be big enough to see the journalling and smaller photo -- I ended up with lots of photos depicting the torment that only a 12-year-old can provide. I should be happy that one turned out well!

I used some BG Wander here, along with a bunch of bits and bobs from my stash. The letters that spell "Sweet" are white, but they didn't stand out enough, so I inked 'em with some chalk ink:


Much more visible! Plus, the white edges look kinda cool irl. I also actually used a couple of eyelets, which doesn't happen too often:


Used 'em to tie on a little tag up in the corner. I think I'll use that little lightbulb of an idea again.

I'll have a few more cousin-themed layouts coming up -- we've had lots of quality family time of late, which equals more family photos to scrap!

Off to prepare for the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011. How's the weather where you are?

11 comments:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the energy and happiness in your layout! Blizzard Warning - haven't seen that for quite some time. I'll date myself, but I was in high school during the Blizzard of 1978. Bet the ground hog just stays in his den this year! Keep warm and safe. Hoping I get a snow day from piano lessons!

Casey Wright said...

Wow! What a beautiful layout - The colors are just so much fun! As for the blizzard - yep, we are right in the middle of it - looks like we might get up to 14 inches - yikes! Stay safe!

Julie E said...

Lot's of fun - great details and that PP is so great for the background.
As for snow, I have had enough of it!!! We already have a few feet of it on the ground. Right now we are dealing with a winter storm. Tomorrow we get the blizzard.

Lindsey said...

You have 6-8" on the ground? We have a couple of feet, and probably adding another one overnight/tomorrow morning. But enough of that -- love this layout! I like the eyelet lightbulb moment and the chalked letters.

Meg said...

Fabulous! Love the fun background paper you used and the fun use of eyelets!! Way to use up your stash!

Enjoy your snow day!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I passed on a blog award to you! Please feel free to either 1) accept it and pass it on, 2) accept it, or 3) decline it. Any of these options is perfectly okay with me. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! You can see the award here:
http://suealthouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/woyww-and-blog-award.html

Pam said...

Your cousins remind me of my two girls - totally different! What a great page! Stay inside and have some fun! Dreaming of summer...

Emily Leiphart said...

How fun! I love the sentiment!! That BG paper is awesome and I have it but don't want to cut into it. LOL

Danielle Hunter said...

Cool layout! I love that paper! Congrats on the award from Sue!

Liz Michaud said...

Wish we got a whole lot more snow like they were saying. I was looking forward to a day at home with my no plans!
Great layout. BG wander is such a great line. Way to go using eyelets.... I think I donated my last ones a while ago :)

Cheryl said...

I saw your Addie layout over on Meg's blog and had to stop by. It is amazing - wonderful work!


This is also a fabulous layout. I can see why she raves about your work