Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Designer Showcase: Winter

Brrrr! December was really cold. Then we had a few days in January when we hit warmer temps.  My daffodils started to pop up! Last week we plunged into the single digits with negative wind chills on the Fahrenheit scale!  I think winter is letting us know that it is not quite over!

Cathy here to bring you this weeks Designer Showcase. Our theme is Winter!  These projects are going to highlight all the chills and thrills of winter. But they will also warm your heart!

Isn't this so cool? I love how Cindy created her title.  She made the circles just like the stone and wrapped the word "curling" around it!  Then she repeated those colors in the stripe in the middle of the page. This gives the page the feel of the motion of the curling!  Really neat.

This layout, also by Cindy, is just so adorable. It's all about the first time her son saw snow.  The background paper is embossed with snowflakes - great way to add some interest and texture to pages.  I also like how Cindy offset the photos on the far left and far right of the double page spread.  

Winter in Northern Michigan is a great place to play and Marlene wanted to do a page highlighting snowshoes but couldn't find an embellishment to match.  The snowshoes were made using a Cricut Expression and Cricut Craft Room by welding three different characters, then cutting out four snowshoes.  Magic Mesh was placed on top of two cuts (bottom/base), then the remaining cuts were layered to cover the base.  The mesh was easy to trim, since it went on top of the bottom cut, the outline was very visible.  The mesh made great webbing for the snowshoes.  Such a clever way to create her own embellishments!  The bling in the title and the trees adds to the feeling of a chilly winter's day!

Lesley has shared two wintry layout with us. In this first one she captures the Magic of Winter using some holiday papers and elements. She added snowflakes and beautiful white lattice to bring out the winter side of things. Great way to stretch your scrapping budget by making use of leftover supplies.

In this second page, Lesley has reflected the brightness of winter with the choice of her background  patterned and accent papers.  That huge snowflake matting her photos is the perfect addition to the page. It adds to the cool wintry look with its blue colors and bling, yet the subtle shape lends itself to representing the sun and warm happy memories!

Our final project to share with you is a card that I made. Winter is a great time to send warm wishes to friends and family.  I used these digital papers since the blue colors and snowflake patterns really represent winter.  To warm the card up a bit, I created the hot cocoa mug using my Silhouette Cameo. I added "steam" by cutting a piece of vellum and adding some Stickles bling to it.

We hope that you are finding your winter days to be warm and filled with memories to scrap!

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