Monday, December 03, 2012

November Scrapbook Pages

Definitely a wintery feel to a lot of the pages this month. the photos are all from last year so far, but snow is coming to CO this weekend.

The end of October usually marks the end of our short autumn season. The first snow hit before the leaves had finished falling in 2011.

credits: A Blustery Day by Michelle Godin- part of the November 2012 Daily Digi Pack, Warp It Action by Wendyzine, Flergs Glitter Style, Let It Snow brush;
font: CK Becky

 WinterFrost_12-2-11 journaling: It’s one of my favorite winter events- waking up to finding the world covered with beautiful frost. It lasts a few hours before the temperature rises enough to melt it off. Until then, the world is a winter wonderland!
credits: Winter Wishes by TLP designers at;
April Foundations by Crystal Livesay at; glitter style by Flergs; font: CK Becky

B&S_Sledding_12-22-11 journaling: Whenever we get a big snow fall, Brenna and Sarah want to go sledding. Yes, they enjoy the sledding most of the time, but their little bodies just don’t last long in the bitter cold that comes along with the snow in Colorado. After walking to the hill we sled on and going down only a handful of times, they are done and ready to head home. I think they enjoy the warm cups of hot chocolate after we get home as much as the thrill of riding a sled down a snowy slope. It’s part of having fun in the winter snow.
credits: at Winter Wishes by TLP designers,
Snarky Snippets - BYOC November 2012 by Michelle Godin, Ice Ice Baby Cool by Amy Wolff; April Foundations by Crystal Livesay at; Blended Template 21 by Rosey Posey at; font: custom font by Darcy Baldwin

Brenna_BallerinaDreams  journaling: The first time Brenna put on a pair of dance shoes, she had found her love. While she enjoys tap and jazz a lot, ballet is her love. She is dreaming of dancing en pointe one day and working hard towards that goal. I see many years of ballet shoes and tutus to come.
credits: Studio Mix 33- Melange by The Studio Girls at
Kit, Stacked Papers, Add-on, Wordart; font: Vintage Typewriter

Christmas2011_ElvesMakingMe  journaling: Our three elves, Holly, Star and Chris, decided that we weren’t getting the Christmas decorations out fast enough this year so they decided to help. We found them the morning of December 2 in the guest bath putting the finishing touches on the mini porcelain tree. Chris got himself stuck in the box checking to make sure they had found all of the pieces.
credits: at A Christmas Tradition by Valorie Wibbens and Jenn Barrrette,
Christmas It! and Stringbats 2 by Kim Jensen, Grow with Love Letters - April by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason; Stick It Dates by Darcy Baldwin; Brush strokes by Michelle Coleman; font: SP Wonderful Wendy

We keep in touch with one of Mark's co-workers from his first job in Germany. He lives in France now that he is retired and is restoring and remodeling an old farm house in the French countryside. credits: Studio Mix 34- Old Man Winter and Studio Mix 34- Old Man Winter Add-on by The Studio Girls at; font: SP Toby Unleashed

Melinda_8-25-12 journaling: things I’m thankful for: *A husband who works hard to provide for our family. *5 healthy kids who are growing up to be smart and wonderful people. *A warm and secure roof over our heads. *The time and resources to be able to do the things we love. *Friends, both near and far, that fill my days with joy. *New ways every day that I can express my creativity in music and art.
credits: So Thankful by Crystal Livesay; at Kim Jensen- Bloomin' Twisted, Torn Kraft and Chipboard Alphabet Soup, Jenn Barrette- Wild Child patterns and Wild Child Mixed Bag, Amy Martin- Mended Frames 2; at Everyone Has a Story Elements by Creative Visions, Paperworn Art Styles by Tangie Baxter
font: CK Becky

November’s tutorials at Michelle Godin’s blog go in a more art journal technique direction. There’s a tutorial on layer blending modes and how to use them to build your own unique ‘art-journaly’ backgrounds for pages and projects. There’s also a bit on how to do custom shape embossing tossed in for good measure ;) I would love to have this tag be real so I could touch and feel it. There are times that I miss playing with real paper still.


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