How many of you readers live here on the Gulf Coast vs. The Frozen North? If you do live here, then you know that we don't have winter (and if you don't live here, well, now you know, too), and most of us like it that way. We like snow as a diversion, not a way of life. We like snow as decoration, not as something to be scraped and plowed. We like snowflakes to be in our scrapbooks and on our walls, not in our hair. And since so many scrapbook companies make gorgeous wintery, filled-with-snowflakes products, we have to find our own, unique, Southern way to use them. "How?" you ask? Well, let me tell you.
of all, you can use them the obvious way: for a wintery layout or card.
Say your family goes skiing every year in Utah - that'll be easy to use
these papers and embellishments for a snowy project. Or your family
gets stuck in the Atlanta airport for a day because of a threat of ice -
again, easy. Just use the snowy, wintery themes on a snowy, wintery
layout as they were designed to be used.
But say you never
get to see snow...or you spend your winters at the beach or on a cruise
ship...What do you do then? There's still this pretty new stuff you
want to use, but you just can't figure out how to do it. And that is
what we are going to work on and discuss today.
has recently gotten in a large order from WeRMemoryKeepers, including
cute, excellent quality albums (both 12x12 and 6x6), and some of their
new paper lines. I was asked to make a minibook using wintery papers for
a non-wintery project. After many hours of thought, I realized this
morning that there's a minibook I have been wanting to do for several
years: Our Year in Sports. Our family is active year round. We joke that
you can tell what season it is by what sport the Girls are playing, so
when it came time to make a minibook for the store, this seemed to be
the perfect fit.