.... Good evening - I'm late today with my post, but that's because we went shopping this morning for new winter coats. Ones that will be just right for winters in Michigan where temperatures can get really low; averages of between 2° to -5°C in December to 0° to -7°C in January and February. However, there have been record lows of -30°C in January!!!!! And that's COLD.
When I got home I realised that I hadn't made anything for this month's Blog Party over at Waltzingmouse Stamps. The theme for this month's Blog Party is GRATITUDE. I opted to do something COMPLETELY different to my usual - I've done a scrapbook layout!!! I used the layout from the new scrapbook challenge at My Favourite Things.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Pic Nic Patterns, North Shore, My Island, Yonder Star Background, Playful Pinwheels, Blessed by You; My Favourite Things - Document Days & Dates
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Primrose Petals; Memento - Grey Flannel; Stazon - Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics - Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX
Accessories: SU Card - Basic Grey, Primrose Petals, Whisper White; Bo Bunn7 - Vicki B Fabuloso; SU Ribbon - Raspberry Ripple; Stickers from stash; Image from Internet
I must apologise for the quality of the photos - it's dark now and I've had to take photos under my daylight bulb - I'll try to replace them tomorrow! Why is this layout suitable for a theme of Gratitude? Well, I'm thankful for my family, for the time we get to spend together, for the wonderful holiday we had in California this year, for the love and support of my wonderful husband Jonathan. The photos show Jonathan and Kathryn having a fabulous time in the sun and at play, and I had lots of fun putting together this layout. The purple border is not part of the layout - it's simply my foam stamping pad!!
I've taken a few close up shots of the photos and the tag which comes out from behind the photo! I stamped the panel behind the photos with Yonder Star - seemed appropriate for a California layout
That's all for now - I'm off to get dinner for us all. I'll be back later to join in the Blog Party. It's the last one this year and it's a super theme to finish on. Thanks to all the team at Waltzingmouse for hosting the Blog Party and to Claire for designing such super stamps! See you soon.