There are times when I wonder why my Scandinavian relatives thought this was a good place to stop and make their new home... In the last week we have had wind chills of 25-40 below zero. When the weather hits single digits we bundle up, there's truth to that layers thing, we also wear hats! I go to the craft room and celebrate winter in my own way; I make snowmen. I make my guys with paper, now the real thing.
Perusing the isles of Michaels, the chipboard books are such a fun way to theme a set of graphics. Gathering supplies comes first, flipping through the papers and garnishes
choosing the goodies that fit with my idea to make things easier when I start assembling the pages.
My flea market finds (greeting card scrapbooks) have been stripped apart; the cards separated from the musty smelling paper that held them captive for 60 years. I organize my binders by types of illustrations: here are the snowfolks
Cutting graphics, I'll be pondering before looking for additional embellishments to complement the fabulous pictures. I love buttons and rick rack when using the vintage designs. After making 50 or so Christmas tags to mail as holiday greeting cards, my choices are getting more manageable.
It's not always below zero, in fact two days after the subzero temps it was 34 degrees in my neck of the woods. Yes, we call that WARM. You Southern gals, well, let me say that big bugs, snakes and alligators found in swimming pools is my version of uninhabitable. It's a good thing we all get used to our own weather issues isn't it?
I'm moving on to the seasonal crafting; I may finally be in the swing of working full time and still finding time for fun in my playroom cutting paper and entertaining myself waiting for spring.