I don't feel much like blogging today. I feel like I can't get through my to-do list and I'm frustrated. The sun goes down and it's just so cold that I just don't feel like doing much. It always amazes me, at the end of summer I have the same re-occuring fantasy that someday dh and I will live in New England, in an old farm house and we enjoy the fall there. Except, I'm pretty sure after Halloween that the whole day dream would go sour, as I really, really despise the cold. I saw some snow flurries yesterday while I worked on this layout. Appropriate I thought.Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy Patterened paper: Frosty (front and back) and Reindeer Games; Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Ornament Chipboard Snowflake; plus White Bazzil Cardstock, Creative Imaginations Rub-on, Making Memories Cream paint, Colorbox Blue ink, and Ranger Bridal Embossing powder.
Instructions: Cut Frosty patterned paper into a square (front) , and then a 4 x 8.5 stripe (back). Print journaling on white cardstock, adhere photo and mat with Reindeer Games patterned paper. For the snowflake: paint first with cream paint. Then stamp with blue ink, leaving the edges with a little cream paint showing (distressed looking). While the ink is still wet, coat with embossing powder and shake to coat evenly. Let dry and adhere. Apply Rub-on.
I thought it was hard finding embellishments for little boys, but it's really difficult for a guy. I didn't want my snowflake to be really, really glittery so the technique I found above makes it look a bit more muted, more flocked looking, less girly. I hope.
I should put J in an outfit and take some Christmas card photos, but I'm not sure I feel like fighting with the light in the house, and it's too cold to take him outside without a jacket. This time of year is really tough for photos. Are you struggling too? With light or motivation? Happy Wednesday all who stop by!