snow bunny

Is it bad to use an Easter themed Making Memories multipack for this SNOW layout? Is it terrible that said paper is from 2007? Ummmm...

...not at all. Use your stash, baby. Not many people will know that you're using yesterday's hottest item.  I would say that the people looking at your layouts won't even know that there are hot items in the scrapbooking world and what those hot items would even be. So, let it go and just do it!

Speaking of using the hottest items, I finally got on the Japanese washi tape  party train and ordered some from Etsy. Great service and cute packaging, too! I like that. Let's see now, the rest of the layout items are not from the paper pack...the journaling stickers are quite old K&Company items, I used the Threading Waters border punch from Fiskars, the chipboard letter is from Colorbok, the label punch is from EK Success and is called Real Estate {my new fave} and purchased with a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.

Details: I gave the paper flower element some dimension by punching 5 or 6 circles from cardstock and glueing and stacking them behind the flower. Voila, homemade pop dots for a larger item!

And this is also a MM element from the same line, just not in the paper pack. You'll notice that the epoxy embellishment says easter. If you'll head back to the layout photo at the top of the post, you'll see that I strategically placed a flower petal to hide the word easter.

When I saw that I was lucky enough to capture Victoria hopping in mid air, I remembered that I had the epoxy sticker with the bunny. So, I played with the embellishments until I found a way to make it all work. That girl, she finds fun in absolutely everything. When she saw Isabella outside with DaDa on this snowy day, I heard her footsteps running upstairs. Little did I know that she stayed in her jammies and ran outside with this interesting get-up. Cute. Cute. Cute.

Disclaimer: I admit that I did not post a layout for our first week of my 2011 blog goal of one layout a week. But, I am 2 for 3 and the way I'm seeing it, that's still a good thing. If you're posting a layout a week, too, leave me a link in the comments and I'll stop by for a visit and a look!


  1. great page and it's actually nice to see these beautiful pastels while it is snowing outside ;-)

  2. love your layout, and also your treasures box... i also have few pictures of my children in my bag but these little minis give me new ideas for new photos!

  3. Love your layout AND your point of view!

  4. Terrific page--I too love the pastels in the winter!

  5. brilliant with the "happy easter" you make scrapbooking look so easy!

  6. Monica, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this post. Both for the layout (PERFECT title and I am totally stealing it for last year's Easter, when it snowed buckets here!) and for the sentiment. I sometimes worry too much about the product's age. I need to not!!! ;)


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