Happy Snow Day! This is the gazallionth snow day in Maryland this winter. I am ready for spring just like everyone else, and I hope this is the last Hoorah! for Old Man Winter. I thought I’d show you how Crafters Build a Snowman.
All week, they have been calling for “significant snow” in my area. That’s meteorology speak for “it’s winter, and we think it’s going to do something but have no idea what.” Since we are in the mid-atlantic area, we are often sandwiched between the cold air that gets lots of snow and the warmer above freezing air that turns the precip to rain.
This time, we were in the 4-8″ category after two days of rain and a 50 degree day. Since my husband is at work today, my son and I take turns shoveling the walk. It’s a short sidewalk, and if someone does it every hour, it doesn’t take long. After sitting at the dining room table, rubberstamping, it was my turn to shovel. I really don’t mind it when the wind isn’t blowing.
After shoveling, I decided to make a snowman…..errr…..snowgirl. All of the other times that it has snowed this winter, it was either at night or the temps were in the teens or single digits with blizzard conditions. Those are no conditions to build a snowman! There really wasn’t much snow on the ground. You could see the grass, but it was a good packing snow. With the lack of snow, I knew my snowgirl would be small.
I managed to put together two small snowballs. I had a grape vine chair that was the perfect size for her. Usually when you build a snowman, it is people sized, so you use coal or stones for the face. However, this little gal is less than a foot tall. I went rummaging through supplies in my craft room. My first thought was rhinestones for eyes, but the only ones I had were too small or they were clear. I pulled out my embellishment case that is loaded with buttons, eyelets, brads, charms, and miscellaneous doodads. I had black brads that were perfect, but that’s B-O-R-I-N-G!!
Since I’m hoping that this is the last opportunity to build a snowman for awhile, I opted for orange flower brads for eyes and purple brads for a mouth and nose. I pulled out my fiber scrap basket and found three great purple fibers. Two are eyelash fibers and one has a bit of glitter in it. PERFECT! She really needs a hat, but I don’t have one small enough……….well actually I do, but it’s red and doesn’t match her scarf.
I put the chair in a large flower pot of rosemary. It was perfect and Penelope (you have to name your snowman!) could greet me every day when I come home until she melts. The snowfall really picked up and less than an hour later, when I went outside Penelope was covered in snow and couldn’t see. I moved her onto my porch until it stops. I think she’s lonely. Next time I go out to shovel, I might build her boyfriend Pete.
I’m really ready to play in the dirt and plant pansies and potatoes, but for today I will enjoy crafting while it snows and be distracted by the birds fighting over the feeder with a blanket of white behind them.
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I’m SICK SICK SICK of winter! There I said it. I’m cold. I’m grumpy, I need sunshine! I’m ready for barbecues, pool parties, and gardening. I’ve been listening to up beat music and trying to get in the party mood.
Let’s get this party started with a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page! Even though this scrapbook layout is for birthday, it could easily be tweaked for graduation, retirement, or other celebration.
There are certain themes that everyone always needs, and one of them is birthday. We seem to take tons of photos at birthday parties. Are you one of those amateur photographers who takes 675 photos of a one hour party?? Then when you have enough pictures of cake, presents, and confetti to fill a 12×12 album, you can’t come up with a single idea for a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page? You’re not alone!
Here is a simple Cricut Birthday Page Layout using the Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge. This is a two page 12×12 layout using the Birthday Bash paper stack from Die Cuts With A View.
I used Sunshine Bazzill Cardstock for the background. Then I added 3″ strips of birthday patterned paper 2/3 down the page. Under the patterned paper, I added a 1 1/2″ strip of dotted paper. Two 1/2″ strips of red striped paper were added to cover some of the seams.
The balloons were cut at 6″. The party hat is 4″, and the banner is 2″. The paper that I used have glitter, foil, and embossing, so I didn’t add any additional embellishments.
I got a Cricut Explore for Christmas. I managed to get it set up during the Christmas-New Year’s break, but I never used it. I wanted to learn how to use it at a weekend crop in January, but the hotel didn’t have WIFI. Last weekend, while it was bitterly cold and icy, I saw down with the machine, my laptop, and YouTube.
It didn’t take long to catch on. I still have lots to learn, but I managed to cut out lots of great shapes for scrapbook pages. I can’t wait to share them with you!
It’s no secret that I LOVE my Cricut!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sleeping Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card. This beloved character from the Hundred Acre Woods has been a favorite for many years now. I love classic characters that are popular for generations.
The Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge is perfect for a Cricut snow scrapbook page layout. We had 5-6″ of white fluffy snow here in Maryland over night. My husband works for a power company and is charge of clearing the sidewalks and parking lot so the employees can get to their offices safely. That leaves my son and I at home to fend for ourselves.
I shoveled the walk before going to bed last night. I just finished shoveling what fell overnight and cleaning off my car. It really wasn’t too bad. It was powdery and easy to shovel. Thank goodness I don’t have go anywhere today. My boss is in Florida this week. He picked the perfect week, since it’s been bitterly cold, windy, and now snowy since he left.
It’s her perfect afternoon for baking a chicken, making cards at the dining room table, and watching the birds at the feeder in the snow. I’m also doing a little laundry and housework, but it’s still a great day!
OK onto this awesome two page scrapbook layout! Steph with Crafty Ladybug Creations made this incredible two page layout. She is incredibly creative and talented. She’s not just a scrapbooker, but she also does Rainbow Loom Creations, floral arrangements, and anything crafty. Stop by and visit her!
Steph started with two 12×12 sheets of eskimo, igloo, polar bear patterned paper. She added a great dotted strip to the bottom portion of the page. By adding purple cardstock under the dotted papers, it really breaks it up from the other patterned paper, yet it matches perfectly! She added black mats with a snowflake and square patterned paper.
Kissing polar bears, a penguin family, and snowflakes from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge are the perfect accents for this Cricut snow scrapbook page. The purple polar bear scarves and bits of purple in the snowflakes ties everything together.
The Eskimo Kisses title with snowflake were designed and cut on the Pazzles Electronic cutter. You can create something similar using the Cricut Explore and Brody font.
Kissing polar bears are perfect for a snow scrapbook page. To get them facing each other, Steph cut one regular polar bear, which is facing to the right. Then she cut the other bear using the Flip feature on the Cricut Expression machine, so that it’s looking to the left. Did you notice the eyelashes and pink nose on the bear on the right? Isn’t she pretty?
This penguin family would feel right at home here this week! Steph cut these penguins in four different sizes. She added yellow glitter beaks and feet.
Even though we’re not in the arctic, it sure has felt like this week! Over the weekend, temperatures were in the single digits with 45-50 mph winds! To make matters worse, we had a wet snow before the temps dropped 10 degrees in an hour, flash freezing all of the slush and wet snow. Talk about a slippery mess! They are calling for single digits temps here again later in the week. It’s not unheard of to have low temps like that in Maryland, but it’s not often.