Saturday, October 26, 2013

Valentines at White Gull Inn

During our little ski day we decided to go to brunch at our favorite White Gull Inn. They have the most beautiful decorations for Valentine's Day. And the snow out front was even more beautiful.

 The patterned paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. It is actually from their Christmas line, but the red and floral was very elegant. The kraft and ivory striped is a Christmas line from My Mind's Eye. The flourishes are recollections and I cut the big flourish with a big shot dye from Basic Grey.
 I wanted to do an elegant lettering, but my Gypsy was not compatible with my friends cricut on our girls weekend. So I made do with what I had.

The lace was from a Websters Pages ribbon package I used on our girls weekend. Sewing was my favorite thing I learned on our girls weekend...except for modeling paste. I've never sewn on pages before, but it gives it a beautiful effect.

If you ever get up to Door Country, White Gull Inn is the place to visit. They have the most beautiful decorations and outdoor set up year round.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Snowshoeing on a snow day

We had a late snowday that really didn't some to be. The storm ended up going south of us and it wasn't a bad day here. But no one complains about a snow day....until we are making it up in June. Since it was cleared up by the afternoon, my mom decided to tag along while I snowshoed at the park and took some pictures. I really enjoy snowshoeing, and it makes for much easier picture taking when you are hiking through the snow.

 I love the fresh snow on the bridge and the gazebo. I made the little ruffle with the same ribbon I used on the other page last week. This is another Bo Bunny paper, and it is just beautiful.

 I used the same snowflakes that I cut the week prior. I actually made the pages on the same night, but I like to share them one at a time. I had a hard time with the bright white paper, so I had to ink and glitter them to make it fit my plan. I am so into my Distress Inks to make things fit the page.

For once I am not scrapping the dead of winter during July. But this winter lasted forever and it seems to be coming up fast. I miss the sun light late, it gets too dark too early now. But nothing beats the fall colors.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fresh Snow in the Morning

How can't anyone enjoy a view like this. Fresh heavy snow on the trees is one of my absolute favorite views in the winter. There is nothing better than a morning staring out at this...when you know you don't have to go out anywhere. We had so many 2 hr delays last school year, that I got in way too many morning photo shoots. I'm not exactly ready for this yet, but it is kind of the inevitable when you like in the midwest. 

 This paper is an older Bo Bunny line. It is just down right wild and over stimulating, but beautiful. So I didn't want to put too much on the page, since it came super embellished. I have a weakness for super glittery paper. Especially winter paper. I told myself no more winter paper until I finish everything I have in my stash.
 For some reason I automatically go for the twirling silver ribbon when snowflakes are falling on my pages. I cut a variety of different snowflakes with the punches at my LSS. I put some metallic rub on, on the blue snowflakes for the little perfect touch. The letters were cut on my cricut. I had such a hard time matching letters, so I cut my own out.

 I found the perfect ribbon at my LSS and bunched it up with some Prima crystals. There is nothing more beautiful than the glittering fresh falled snow.
And once again the beautiful snowflakes that Bo Bunny puts on their pages. I'm pretty sure this paper sells itself just based on the glitter.

I'm looking forward to snowy Saturdays staring out my patio door this winter. I love my view!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cross County Skiing 2013

 We had an unexpected Friday snow day back in February so Sunday morning we decided to all head up to Door County for a day of cross country skiing, since we had a long weekend. It was great because we had a wonderful snow was a snowy winter.

I had one last piece of LYB Winter Twig paper line. So I decided to jazz up my background paper with a little modeling paste and mist. Yup-three weeks in a row that you are stuck hearing about how much I love modeling paste and mist. Today I used an aqua blue and green. I started with blue, mixed in the middle, and ended with green on the bottom. I also put a subtle silver snowflake  up in the right corner. 

 These are my favorite Amy Tan Thickers right now. I used two different twines and braided them and held them in place with brads.
I'm enjoying playing with Washi Tape. I have more than I use right now. I'm trying to figure it all out, I don't like how it shows through the paper underneath.
I really like the wood in all my pictures from the wooden bridge and the trees. That was my reasoning for going with the kraft paper as my background. Right now I love all the wood tones you can find on patterned paper.