I woke up this morning to the balmy temperature of 2˚F, which kind of spoiled my plan to log a few miles on the old marathon training plan. Truth be told, the weather is only part of the story. I woke up so sore from yesterday's Shed & Shred workout that I could barely stumble to the sofa and request an ibuprofen IV drip from my husband before he left for work. So running was not really in the cards. But I'll gladly use the weather as my scapegoat rather than just admit I'm a big weenie.
So rather than face the arctic temps outside my door, I'm sharing a nice wintery layout with you instead. Blogging may do nothing to further my marathon efforts, but it doesn't require any major strain on my leg muscles, I get to have a nice warm mug of coffee next to me, and I don't even have to wear to a bra. When you spell out like that, it makes it easy to see why blogging trumps running every time, huh?
S U P P L I E S :
This wintery page goes perfectly with our frigid temps today. And helps me remember that even though the winter can get long and dreary, Colorado truly has my heart. I used a bunch of different Thickers, stamps and labels to create the title/journaling that quotes my favorite holiday tune, Colorado Christmas. I can't hear that song without getting all teary and I knew the lyrics would be the perfect words to accompany this photo.
The page base is printed snowflake vellum from the Elle's Studio Noel paper pack that I layered over a piece of aqua cardstock. I adhered it behind the photo so the adhesive wouldn't show and used brads to secure it in other places. I love the soft, ethereal feel it lends the page!
Behind the photo, I layered several Project Life cards (these are from the Kraft Edition Core Kit) as well as some die cuts as a photo matte. I used foam adhesive between each of the layers to pop the photo up and add a lot of dimension to this area of the design.
Today I'm working on a new Inspired video for the Two Peas Garden and trying my hand at a watercolor technique. It's surprisingly simple and I'm loving the result. And even better, it's totally easy on the leg muscles. I hope you'll join me next Thursday when it goes live!
Have a great Tuesday - and stay warm!