By pulling out some extra cardstock, I was able to complete 13 layouts with this month's kit and add-on. Another thing that really stretched my creativity was scraplifting several layouts.
When we had a snow the week before Christmas, I wasn't too surprised to walk out with my camera to find the basketball in the driveway. A little snow won't keep my two from playing basketball! I loved the picture that I took and made a 5x7 collage of the repeating image. I loved a layout in the January issue of Scrapbook Trends by Kimber McGray and used it as inspiration for this page, "Freezing Snow and they still play Basketball." I added some American Crafts chipboard snowflakes.I made a page for Kevin's album using the same photo and one of their "attempted" snowman (yes, it's just a pile...and a small one at that!). This is a lift of a Lisa Risser layout in the January Scrapbooks Etc.Each month, Personal Scrapper will post challenges for you to complete. I did "2008 according to Amy" for the 2008 In Review challenge. It's a 2-page 8-1/2x11 layout. I added some Making Memories tiny type alphas here and there.
Blake's album has a whole page dedicated to the snowman (aka pile of snow). I lifted a layout by Kim Watson from the January Creating Keepsakes. The snowflake in the upper right corner is actually an embossing template by American Traditional Designs that I've had for a few years (just sitting...).
I fell in love with an Ali Davis layout in the January CK. I used my Bazzill stitching templates to mimic the falling snowflakes. I covered the Bazzill snoflakes from the kit with silver Stickles. They took a while to dry, but were worth it!
Personal Scrapper DT member Heidi had a layout I loved that used bling on snowflake on the paper. I copied that look on this layout. I love how these photos show Blake pushing Kevin down the "hill" at the end of our front porch.
I had to do a layout of these pics for both boys' albums. For "kick start" I added some old American Crafts chipboard snowflakes, Junkitz tiles and a Li'l Davis coaster.I had printed several photos as collages. They had a white edge around them which made for some quick pages. For "freezing fun" I grouped everything together. I accented the polka dot paper with buttons and added a snowflake covered in Stickles.
I made a 5x7 collage of some of my favorite shots from the snow day before Christmas. I made an 8.5x11 page for my personal album with that photo. I loved using the rub-ons from the add-on. I also used my Bazzill stitching template and floss to accent the page. (That took quite a while!)
I started to lift a layout from a magazine that cut the center of a die cut piece of paper out to make the outline a frame. I took it in a different direction though when I didn't have a die cut sheet to match. Instead I traced a die cut Jenni Bowlin paper onto a Hambly transparency and used it as a background. I used these pics from Jan. '06 of the boys playing the neighbor. I finally had a use for the Making Memories Labelfetti stickers that came in the kit. I used more AC snowflakes and some foam Thickers.
The rest of the snow pictures I scrapped were from January '08. I used large MM glitter chipboard letters for "Snow time."
In the Personal Scrapper gallery, I loved how Inaru/Lydia used the wing diecuts from the add-on with a photo of a snowangel. I couldn't get the wings to work with a photo, so I used them in my title. To make "snow", I painted spotlight Making Memories paint over Heidi Swapp alphabet masks. I also added some more AC chipboard snowflakes to this page.