Friday, February 25, 2011

Sparkly Snow and Happy Kids=


While I may be wistfully longing for the warm sand and sunshine that I showed you in my layout last week, my kids are loving the winter snow and are not the least bit blue about it! Unless you count the tips of their noses, which may truly have been a little blue after playing outside for two days last weekend at my grandparents cabin.

My layout uses the Midnight Frost line of paper from Bo Bunny. If you haven't checked out these papers, you need to! The colors are soooooooo pretty-- navy blue, turquoise, deep purple and even a little green thrown in. And I love the Bo Bunny Combo sticker sheets-- I have used both snowflakes and letters from the same sticker sheet on the layout. As I have an entire pile of pictures from last weekend and really wanted to squeeze as many onto this layout as I could-- so I used a simple layout that lines up 12 photos of about the same size.

To add something "Sparkly" I got out my Stickles and added some glitter to both the edges of my snowflake stickers and the edges of some of the designer papers. I have used both Silver and Turquoise Stickles.

As I was tracing around the small details of these snowflakes, I remembered again why I love Stickles so much. They are so easy to use! The glitter comes out smoothly and evenly, allowing even me to trace around fine lines without making a mess!

I added Stickles to my title also-- using the dark blue letters from the Bo Bunny combo sheet and completely covering them with Turquoise Stickles. I love how this turned out-- it's the perfect look of glitter without all the mess-- I hate it when all the glitter falls off!

I made my SNOW title by using a Marvy Uchida snow pen-- this is so cool. It writes almost like a paint marker and doesn't look like much in the beginning:

Then you use a heat tool and go over the writing until it puffs up like snow!

Here's a side view to show the dimension:

Making snow letters was so fun! And just a couple of things I learned--
*thicker is better, if you write too thin to begin with, it doesn't puff enough, so pour it on
*be careful with the heat gun, you can scorch the snow and it will turn black
*if you do scorch it (yes, I did!) or if it's not thick enough, just add more & do it again
*it says to let ink dry before heating for a more uniform effect, but I got a more natural snow look by heating it when it was wet

That's it for my Winter Blues, now I really want to see yours! You have just a few more days to join our Winter Blues Challenge, it might be snowy where you are and a great weekend to stay in and create!! Plus we are still looking for some Guest Designers and would love to have you enter our Guest Designer Challenge, check out all the details here and Good Luck!


kallimom said...

That snow pen is AWESOME....I had no idea there was such a thing. Do you remember where you bought it?


Aly's mom said...

Jaime, I love the layout! Thanks for the ideas! I have so many snow pictures for the year I'm working on that I just can't narrow down and need all the ideas I can get. Love the snow pen! Where can I get one?

Jamie said...

Ladies, thanks for the comments! I can't remember where I bought that pen, I think it was Roberts Crafts (a Utah chain) but it may have been Michaels. However, you can get them online, try this website:

Hugs! Jamie

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