Sunday, January 31, 2010

Someone once told us...

... that Bowling Green's weather is pretty much the same as the Atlanta area. Ummmmmm, I am thinking they were wrong or this Winter is exceptional. We are waking up to a balmy 4 degrees F this morning and the high is to reach 30 degrees F. We received 7" of snowfall in our neighborhood. We are just outside the Bowling Green city limits and our neighborhood is quiet. The snow here is drier than in the Atlanta area. The snow reminds me of the snow we used to get in Germany. It is hard to make a snowman but I am sure if we had hills it would be great for sledding. There are no hills here where we can grab a trashcan lid, plastic bag, or a piece of corrugated and have some downhill fun. However, the beauty is remarkable. Now that I have seen our home in 3 distinct seasons and have taken pictures...I just have Spring to go and I will have a photo for each season. I am over the snow. I want school back in session and mostly...I seek SPRING and the warmth that I know will follow soon. I am not much of a "cold" type person. I enjoy the warmth of the sun and bright days. It simply makes me happier.

We do not have lots of pine trees to hear the crackle of Jack Frost. The silence is deafening at times. It is as though the world stops when it snows. People tucked into their homes within the warmth and we all just open up our blinds to let the winter white light shine in. We actually found it funny to see people later in the day shoveling their driveways and sidewalks to their doors. The children do not play in the snow here. I am thinking the parents do not want their sod destroyed. At least that is my theory. Growing up, we used to stay out in the snow until we were drenched with wetness and then we would come in and fill our bellies with a warm soup and hot chocolate to only change our clothes and go out again. I simply find it strange with all of the children in our neighborhood...they are not out in the sugar to have some fun.

Standing in the middle of our street...I simply realized that maybe just maybe...everyone is popping corn, making soups and stews, and putting on a good movie.
What do you think?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Red is the Color

Over at the Art Freckles Blog, a design team member will be presenting a specific color.
So, be sure to check out the blog for some inspiration each Friday.

Here is the layout I completed for the project.Be sure to check out Art Freckles' Blog for the challenge!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scrappy Fun!

This month over at 3 Scrappy Boys, Heather rolled out some beautiful kits for January. I was the lucky DT member to get to work with the January Main Kit Add On.
I believe it has sold out.
But oh the goodies this kit had in it was very versatile to work
with and I simply loved the papers.
So, here are a few things I have made with this kit.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas


A Martian Christmas

Gift Card Holder- Card
Be sure to sign up for the newsletter each month. There are lots of ideas, sketches, and information about product you can purchase in the 3 Scrappy Boys Store.
Heather is currently in California purchasing all kinds of new goodies to be had in the near future in the 3 Scrappy Boys Store. I am excited to see what she has in store for future kits as well.
Join us on the message boards to chat about scrapbooking and more!
I hope to see you there.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Yes, while we paper and mixed media artists are all about the buzz of CHA there is a competition happening in New York at Bloomingdales. THE BIG WINDOW! We all know that pretty papers begin their inspirations from the world of textile and designers that rock our world in our homes. We seek their inspiration from their designs that are filled in magazines, online e-zines, blogs, and of course the run way. But the competition is fierce. One may say it is getting nasty. So, from afar I have watched, read, viewed, and yes...voted! Daily for my favorite window! So, here is your chance to chime in and vote for your favorite window.


Can you tell which one I voted for?
So, click on the link above and be sure to tell me which window inspires you the most.
Then tell me what window you think I voted for...

Heck, I may throw in a RAK ! HURRY!

BTW, check THIS OUT!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Snow of 2010!

I simply loved that we had several snow days here in Kentucky.
The temperature was really too cold to be out and really enjoy the fluffy white stuff, however, Brianna enjoyed playing in the snow with her Dad and trying to make snowballs.
The snow was not wet enough to really have a snow fight, but she sure enjoyed 4 days with no school!

Here is a layout I created with 3 Scrappy Boys January 2010 Main Kit Add On.
The papers are fun and the extra goodies were perfect.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I have been working on specific colors for a fabulous design team project that will debut at the end of January over at Art Freckles! We have all chosen colors within the spectrum that will lead up to our cyber crop in March. So, if you want to have some fun with sure to check out Art Freckles and get to know us before the fun starts. Everything will happen in the forum.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another scrappy moment...

I have had this picture for several months. It was displayed on the side of the "fridge". I knew I wanted to scrap it but the colors in my shirt were not going well with anything in my pretty patterned paper collection. So, I opted for this design with these accents.

It is Wednesday and school is back in session! Wahooooooooooooo!!

This is all I have today. Happy Creating!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snowy Day Scrapping...

Yes, I believe I have cabin fever.
This is the 4th day that school has not been in session for our county.
Good thing I have my scrappy goodies!
I thought I would share.
One of my favorite new kits is this month's January WHODUNIT kit by Studio Calico.
I love it.

Fly Fly Fly was inspired by a "Tiny Banner Challenge" over at Studio Calico. Although my banner is not tiny... I still enjoyed the inspiration.

I am still in my creative room and no telling what I will create next.
I am feeling the need to paint.
But we will see...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Perdido Key...

My cousin Mike and his wife, May sent me pictures of the trees in their yard from yesterday. They live practically on the beach in Perdido Key, Florida. It is West of Pensacola. This is May's first Winter of her entire life. She is from the Philippines where it is never below 70 degrees. I can imagine this seems weird to her but more is just strange to see trees like this in Florida. So, I thought I would share a few pictures. Amazingly beautiful.
The snow is not melting yet here in Bowling Green. The temperatures are quite cold when outside. The windchill goes right through to the bones.
Keeping warm by the fireplace this morning and fingers crossed that school will be back in session tomorrow morning.
Keep Warm!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Day *S*!

Yesterday school was called off and we enjoyed the morning as the snow fell silently and made everything seem crisp and clean. It is 24 hours later and there is no change.
Cold temperatures and the snow is not melting but remaining the same.
Therefore, no school again today. We do not mind. It is brightly lit from the snow outside and although it is really too cold to go out and enjoy it, we simply look out our windows and keep ourselves warm by the fireplace. Hot chocolate again today is what we will have and left over broccoli & cheese soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for Bri and a salad for me. Perfect weather for snuggling and playing board games that Santa brought for Christmas.

Snow in Bowling Green.

Beautiful and white.

We have photos of our new house from Summer, Fall, and now Winter Snow. We will wait for Spring to show the flowers in bloom on the trees.

For now, we are enjoying the cold. After all, it is Winter.

The snow is very soft. It is not even wet enough to create snowballs, really.
But still, it is fun just the same.
I am thinking...tomorrow will a day more of the same. Temperatures will not be above freezing until next week. So, we will wait patiently and enjoy what the heavens give us.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Art Freckles January 2010 Reveal!

January is refreshingly warm with Art Freckles *Party at My House Kit*. It is a super price for all of the goodies one can get in this kit.
I loved creating with it and it has all kinds of possibilities for a creative outlet.
Here are my designs with the kit and I still have plenty of left over scraps to keep creating!
*click on image to view larger*

This kit will warm you up during this cold season of Winter!
Grab one today and enjoy the creative process.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sneak Peek at the first Monday in 2010!

It is a balmy 14 degrees F here. I just do not want to know what the windchill is at all! We are to get snow Wednesday evening on into Thursday.
Maybe it will stick and I can get some great Winter photos.

Art Freckles will be releasing their January kits for sale tomorrow and here is a sneak peek of what to look forward to!
The kit is creatively named, Party at My House!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

It is a balmy 20 degrees F this morning with a windchill of 10 degrees F.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and prosperous New Year!