Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the January Blogging Friends Blog Hop! I'm sure you'll find loads of inspiration as you travel from blog to blog. Links for the other blogs are at the end of this post. I hope you will hop along with us!
This month's theme was winter/snow or showcasing products from the new Occasions Catalog. I decided to go back to my first paper crafting love, scrapbooking, and do a layout as well as a card this month.
I was so blessed to receive some lovely gifts this Christmas, so I used this opportunity to make some winter/snow thank you cards.
The base of the thank you note card is the Thick Whisper White cardstock, which I just love. The snowflakes were randomly stamped and then embossed (although the embossed effect doesn't show up clearly in the picture). The design was simple so I was able to produce lots of them in an easy assembly line style.
Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes, Itty Bitty Banners
Framelit: Bitty Banners
Embossing Powder: White
For my scrapbook layout, I found these old pictures of a winter storm from 2008. It seems like just yesterday my daughters were so young!
The snowflakes were stamped and embossed with Silver embossing powder and then punched out. Here's a close up:
The "2008" was die cut from Smokey Slate cardstock using the Little Numbers Thinlit dies. Then I went over the numbers using a product (Wink of Stella) that is new to Stampin' Up! and will be available beginning January 5 in the Occasions Catalog. I'll come back when it's available and put a link to the product in this post. It's a great, simple way to brush some glimmer and shine onto projects. Here's a close up of it:
The title, scarf, mittens and hat are from an old sticker package I had in my stash by Jolie's.
DSP: Winter Frost
Embossing Powder: Silver
Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes
Thinlit: Little Numbers
Other: Wink of Stella
I really enjoyed making a layout for this month's blog and am thinking that I'll continue doing that (that's one way to get at least one layout done every month!)
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