Monday, February 11, 2013


We are getting a light covering of snow as I sit here typing.  Well actually it's turned to freezing rain right now.  Before the snow flakes were slowly sprinkling to the ground and falling very lightly.  It made me think of all of the snow we got this past weekend - just a couple of inches, but is sure was beautiful.  I was happy that we didn't get the amount that was first expected, and I will keep our neighbors in New England in my thoughts and prayers.

Kita just loves the snow - she bounds out the door and buries her face in it.  She looked so darn cute:

As does Anne, who has always loved to shovel, too:

Here's our back yard:

And I went for a walk early in the morning:

We live by a beautiful farm:

 Here are my footprints:

I was thinking about how much I love Winter, even with all of the "bad stuff" that comes with it like shoveling and school delays.  But there is nothing like feeling the fresh, crisp air on your face and going for a walk in the quiet of a winter's morning!!!

After my walk, I decided to make a scrapbook page about it.  I was surfing for sketches and came upon a lovely sketch at Once Upon a Sketch.

Their February challenge includes writing about something that you love.  How perfect, right?  I decided to get started right away with my layout about why I love winter, as follows:

I used the techniques that I have learned so far in the Mixed Emotions workshop that I am taking and loving!  The background trees were a photo transfer.  That technique (as well as others) have brought me so much joy!  And speaking of joy, this week's lesson is about joy.  I can't wait to get started!!!

Ok, drive carefully and stay warm and safe, everyone!

Hugs to you all!


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! GORGEOUS photos and GORGEOUS lo!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the background, the cardboard pieces and loveeeeeeeee that photo!!!!

  2. Oh wow Sharon, this blog post should make old man winter happy! Everything on here is beautiful...the photos and that LO!! Look at those trees in the background, gorgeous!! Glad you are enjoying and learning from the make me want to go check it out!!

  3. Love the photos and this layout is FABULOUS.
    A perfect thecnique you used Sharon,love it! :)

  4. What beautiful pics, Sharon! And I just adore how you've captured that wintery feel in your layout! It is absolutely stunning!

  5. Great photo's those winter pics! I like the pics..but not much a lover of winter myself! I love your layout and the beautiful background work! Very calm and serene! Just beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous! I can't wait to visit the snow this year. My inlaws have a cabin up in the Sierras that we'll have to dig our way into ... too bad Anne won't be with us, as none of us is particularly keen on shoveling. ;)

  7. OMG! I just love the techniques you applied on your page! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous LO with us at OUAS!

  8. Well that is one beautiful background!! I' ve tryed to use a medium transfer but the result was not so great :( You did a great job though, it looks like you draw the trees by hand! Very beautiful!!!

  9. Oh wow. That photo transfer technique on the background looks amazing! :)

  10. Such fab techniques you have used on your page and the result is wonderful! Got plenty of snow where I live and would trade it for sun and warmth any second. Can still appreciate the beauty of your page and the splendid craftmanship. Thanks ever so much for sharing this with us at OUAS!

  11. I just love the texture and the colours and that photo transfer! Stunning!


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