Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winners and Winter

Happy Sunday everyone!  Thank you so much for entering my idea book giveaway!  I appreciate all of your comments and I decided to draw two winners: Teacher Jessy, and Alexandra S.M..  Please email me your address. 

Please check back tomorrow as Karen Foster Design kick off CHA sneaks and the BIG giveaway of KFD products! 

The Cosmo Cricket's January challenge is up yesterday at its blog.  Gundrun is hosting the challenge to scrap a layout about January.  That is a very tough subject matter for me because I truly despise winter and I live in Minnesota!  However, her challenge was just what I needed to motivate me as it moved my thoughts to a set of beloved and never before used stamps from Studio Calico: months.  When I sat down to pull out my Cosmo goodies, the concept of the layout came together very quickly when I saw the big chipboard swirls from Jolly by Golly. 

There is a story behind the Mitten Weather papers I'm using here. I was at Scrapfest last year.  The event was over and all the booths were cleaning up and clearing out. I saw the Cosmo booth and decided to stop by to say hi to Lindsay and Julie.  They were taking down their display and had these rolled up Mitten Weather papers in a bucket.  Julie asked me if I wanted them, she probably see me wiping drools off my face a few times.  I gladly took them home and uncurled them and set them under boxes of heavy stuff until last night.  Thank you Cosmo Cricket, Lindsay, and Julie :)  I said I would do something with the papers, so here it is.
 
I spritzed the left and right hand side borders of the layout with Shimmerz Vibez in Princess.  The color matches Mitten Weather perfectly. I thought the layout needed a bit of messy splatters: we are talking about January after all!  I stamped "January" around the edge of the patterned papers in a soft lavender color to match the papers.  When First Born saw these mittens and my hand stitching, she said, "oh, it's like the mittens are hanging!"  Yeah, glad it's not unobvious :)  Lastly, I added the year sticker from SRM Stickers 2011.

We are having friends over to make popsicles using my new Zoku.  It sounds so counter intuitive given the weather outside, but what else are we going to do? Sledding?  Yeah, no, lol.   

23 comments:

gudrun said...

Oh, this layout is wonderful!! Love it all. :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

awesome awesome awesome LO, I love everything and the design is fantastic!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

ohlalalalalala! Merci Jing-Jing! J'ai du mal à le croire?!
I can't believe it! Thank you so much!!

:-)

alexandra s.m. said...

I was so stunned that I forgot to comment on your beautiful page!

Love the design and the little tags, it's such a clean, fresh Lay-out!

Love the movement created by the chipboard so cleverly placed ;-)

Bravo chère jing-Jing!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE this LO! The design has such a beautiful flow and style! Congrats to the winners!

teacher jessy said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for picking my name!! Now I can look at it all the time & as I said earlier... I can have a "piece of you" now!! Lol. That layout seriously beautiful, the colors, the photo, the composition... Getting the idea?

Melanie said...

Such a fun, awesome LO. LOVE the misting and the stamping and the stitching . . . this LO had it all :)

Karen B. said...

What a fun story behind your layout. Surprisingly I'm not a big fan of January either, living her in Wisconsin.

deana said...

Well Julie must've known you'd do something spectacular with that line and you certainly did! That will be published soon, for sure! Love, love, love it!

MrsETaylor said...

Super sweet layout Jing Jing. I won't be at CHA this time around. I'll be in the process of moving!!!

Have a fantastic time

Courtney said...

you totally rocked the cosmo chipboard on this one!! and what a great photo - love how the swirls work perfectly with it.

liana suwandi said...

ahh what a fun and happy layout JJ!

Colette Bate said...

ohhh, interesting palette, hon! it actually works beautifully with DD's snow suits.

From the looks of it you'd never know that January weather, 2011, is so dreadful. The girls appear to be having a blast sledding! Love how you tempered your tales of weather woe with a wonderful, playful photo.

LOVE the stamped month and the spritzing. And those swirls ... like sleds barreling down the hill! Fabulous work, girl! xoxox

Alice Wertz said...

love love the design of this layout, Jing-Jing! and those dangling mittens are too cute! fabulous work!

Alice Wertz said...

oh! i meant to ask. how was the popsicles? =) you are going to scarp the event, right? =) congrats to the winners, too!

Jocelyn said...

Love this one.....love the stitching to the mittens!!!!

Wishing you a great one....did you see that my boys lost!!!! SO SAD!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

just awesome. Well arent you glad you bumped into them and held on to those papers for these past few months. They surely came in handy now! You are so lucky living in the US..you get to go to all these places and meet these manufacturers. **sigh** one day!
This layout is something else Jing Jing! I love that swirl in the middle..Prefect design too!

Gaspegirl said...

Great layout... love it all!

Aubree said...

Gorgeous gorgeous layout!! Love the hanging mittens and your spritzing!! Fantastic!

Christie Bryant said...

So pretty Jing-Jing! One would never know you're a winter-hater. :-)

Amy Heller said...

LOVE this layout. LOVE it!

Belinda said...

Oh just lovely! The design is just lovely and the little hanging mittens and the chipboard? Just fabulously placed!

Jess said...

Gorgeous LO! Love that you kept the picture joyful even if the journaling reveals the ugly truth about January.