Got Snow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yikes!  Did we have a storm this week or what? For a minute I thought I was dreaming that I was living in Chicago again...Nope, it was the storm of the decade for the Puget Sound area. I didn't spend as much time outside as my husband and son did. I am fortunate he took so many pictures.  I have about 200 good ones to choose from.

This is my submission for the Frosted Designs Blog Hop.  As soon as I saw the prompt was to use vellum, acrylic or transparency, I knew I wanted to use vellum and some of these new snow pictures. I decided to try cut some snowflakes using my Cricut, something I've never done before.  Wow, they turned out great.  I used a simple snowflake, and kept them larger in size because I didn't want to tear the paper.  For some size variation, I then used my punch for the smaller flakes.  I added some colored & embossed acrylic snowflakes for a change of shape and color.

The vellum snowflake cluster at the bottom

Stitching, vellum and acrylic snowflakes

I used the negative space from one of the die cut snowflakes and layered it over the letter 'O' to give it some dimension

This LO will also be my entry for this weeks Issue Challenge over at Club CK, inspired by a card.   My Dad is a photographer/art designer.  He takes the mist beautiful scenic photographs and chooses a favorite to be his Holiday Card each year.  This is one of my favorites from a few years ago, taken in the Lake Tahoe area. I always cut the card part off and keep the photo.  This the the card that inspired my LO.
If you would like to see more of my Dad's photography, here is a link to his


  1. Your layout is really pretty! I love the soft colours and those snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with our blog hop at Frosted Designs!

  2. So pretty! I love the feel of your LO.

  3. I'm a new participant over at the Issue Challenge, but wanted to tell you how much I like your design and how you embellished it. I really like the texture and variety. I am in Indiana and I think our weather got mixed up with yours -- we keep getting rain.

  4. Very pretty layout! Vellum with snow is just perfect! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  5. Beautiful, Devra! I love this one!