Monday, January 2, 2017


This is my first project for the New Year and my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  It's January in Ohio which means one day the temperature can reach 60 degrees while the next day temperature is below zero.  One thing lacking here this winter has been snow.  There is truly nothing more beautiful than watching giant snowflakes fall from the sky.  However, there is truly nothing more awful than driving on icy, slick roads.  Yet as a teacher, there is truly not a more glorious sound than the phone ringing early in the morning announcing, "Snow day!"  In other words, I have a love/hate relationship with the white stuff.  But it's January, and I'm a seasonal scrapper which means snow was on my mind. I was inspired by the chevrons on the sketch, but decided to approach them in a different way.  At first, I tried to create triangles similar to the sketch, but the busy nature of my paper overtook my pictures.  So I "scrapped" (no pun intended) that idea and decided to make my chevrons a different way.  I pulled out my square punch, used small doses of my Doodlebug "Polar Pals" paper, and then positioned my pictures as the sketch indicated.  A piece of accent paper on each picture and a few snowflake stickers placed randomly around my layout, and this first page of the New Year was born. 


  1. Adorable page!! Love your take on the sketch!!

  2. I LOVE what you did with that square punch- creative and adorable page!