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It's a SNOW DAY at Paper Issues!

08 November 2011

Good morning, afternoon, or evening, depending on what part of the world you are reading this from!  Paper Issues' theme from November 1 until November 14 is Snow Day!  Of course, what would THAT aptly named theme be unless I used Pink Paislee's "Snow Day" line?!  It's a perfect match-up and I had the perfect pictures to use.


I have been hoarding this Maya Road mini for almost THREE years now!  I didn't want to just use it on any ol' thing and I certainly didn't want to jack it all up!  This mini was really fun to put together.

The snowman on the cover is a wood embellishment from the line and I painted it white, used my DecoArt Snow Writer to give it a snowy look and sprinkled some Doodlebug Sugar Coat glitter on it.  I painted his hat black and added some My Mind's Eye and The Twinery twine.  I also used my Snow Writer on the "Snow Day" title as well.


The decorative edges were so easy to dress up!  Just paint and some twine on some of them and it was DONE!


The first two pages of this bad boy are pretty simple, as is the whole album.  I used Thickers for the lettering and a JilliBean Soup corrugated frame.  I added some "snow" using my handy-dandy Snow Writer (I'm tellin' ya!  This this is hellah awesome!).  On the facing page, there's some ::GASP:: sewing using my ::CHOKE:: sewing machine!  Of course, I had to dress up the little floating snowmen heads with some awesome Twinery twine.


The next two pages are done in pretty much the same style.  I love dressing up pre-made embellishments.  Can you tell?  I added bling to the sentiment, the mittens, and everything else you see there!  I also changed it up a bit and used a Martha Stewart edge punch and wrapped the decorative edge of the album page in twine.  I know!  ME??!!


Yep!  You guessed it!  MORE SNOW WRITER!  And bling! 


More paint!  More bling!  And even more glitter on that snowflake!  The snowflake is another wood embellishment from the "Snow Day" line.  I painted it white then sprinkled some more Doodlebug Sugar Coat glitter on it.  I coated it using Diamond Glaze to seal the glitter in.  I blotted the middle of the snow flake so that the white paint peeks through.


And the last two pages of this little baddy!  The "Snow Day" page is actually missing to wood hearts that I painted and covered in Crackle Accents.  I am waiting for them to dry.  I hope they look like cracked ice.  We'll see!  The facing page are more die cuts that I layered.  The decorative edge is "stitched" with My Mind's Eye twine (I'm hoarding my Twinery stuff!).

I will edit this post with an updated photo of the hearts.  I was just so glad this turned out the way I wanted it to, that I had to share it!  This mini is very much a different style than what I typically do.  I hope you all liked it and if not....no biggie.  It's for me anyway!  ;)

Cheers!


7 comments:

  1. It is so amazing, I can't stand it!!! I know where you can get more Twinery twine...in little plastic bags. LOL. For real, this rocks!!!!

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  2. This album is the bees knees - I totally adore every page!

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  3. This is so LOVELY! You really made the PP Snow Day line shine- LOVE the colors and patterns! I laughed at the sewing bit and DARN I wish i had read this before i left to the art store- I was looking high and low for something just like this- what's the brand if you don't mind my asking? GREAT job with the edge painting- I thought that was heat embossed zing powder but your solution is not only simpler (safer!) but brighter as well. pinning the hell outta this!

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  4. This is so so wonderful, what a charming little memory book! WOW! I love all of the details, everything looks so perfect! I especially love the little mittens with hearts on them. I love the diamond glaze, too, that stuff is awesome!
    Have a great Friday!

    ~Scarlett

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  5. Hi Chrissy!
    OMG! This mini is amazing! There is so much detail in the book, it is truly inspiring. I adore the color scheme and all the fun scallops of the pages.

    You are one talented chica! :)

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  6. luv this book, so cute...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  7. my favorite snow project that I've seen all week! Absolutely fun and gorgeous!

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