Winter might not be my favourite season, but I do love designing winter layouts! 

Here is the December sketch by Sue Sykes for the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

You can also participate in the Sketchy Challenge on Sue’s blog HERE

And here is my layout, featuring Bo Bunny‘s “Snow Day” collection and photos of BabyOfThe Family playing outside about 8 years ago…

“Let it Snow” 

Now it seems the kids hardly ever go outside in the winter, unless it’s to ski or to shovel (begrudgingly). 

I loved going to the park with my children in winter, where we would toboggan, make snow angels and forts.  I miss those rosy cheeks and lips and snowy good times!

Actually, BoyGenius and a huge group of friends went tobogganing one Friday night not too long ago.  I thought “Yay! He’s 17 and still plays outside!”  Until his friends’ neighbours called the cops because they were being too loud.  Sigh.  

For my layout, I used my Big Shot and a fantastic Spellbinders die set, as well as a Tim Holtz Sizzix die,  the new accordion snowflake….

This die set of snowflakes is AWESOME! 

I used the Sizzix die for my title, and added a little sparkle with American Crafts Wow! Glitter…


Harmonie Mosaic Tiles are glued along the edges of the title…

I punched holes and threaded May Arts ribbon along the top of my large banner background…

The ribbon is also tied into a bow on my journaling tag…

I think this Bo Bunny collection has a wonderfully unique colour palette….the surprising yellow and green look awesome with the teal, blue and cream.

I don’t think I’ve ever made a winter page with a green background, but I’m glad I did!  

I hope you’re going to play along with this month’s Sketchy Challenge!  Click HERE to visit the gallery for lots of inspiration!

Hope you’re enjoying the snow a little in your part of the world 🙂

14 Comments on December Sketchy Challenge

  1. Shona
    December 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm (4 years ago)

    oh this is just so so gorgeous LOVE those tiles and the snowflakes rock!

  2. Michelle
    December 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm (4 years ago)

    The green totally jumped out at me from this collection Kelly! Who the heck would think to put green with winter …but boy, does it work. Gorgeous take on this month’s sketch…that’s it … I gotta gp play with this new sketch.Soooo cool how you added the tiles to the title piece and love how it echos the angles of the banners behind the photo. Home run my friend!

  3. Lee-Anne Thornton
    December 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I totally love this layout. The colours are so refreshing for winter and I love that snowflake rosette die from Tim Holtz and the way you placed the mosaic tiles on the title. Awesome job! Love the sketch too 🙂 .

  4. Cindy Gay
    December 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Very pretty handwriting you have. Funny about the cops! Happened to the best of us! Love the dotted green background, design and BOF photos.

    December 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous LO Kelly……love the tiles and all the details for some sweet, cherished memories.

  6. Sherry
    December 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Gotrgeous Kelly dlove all the details!

  7. Lynn
    December 4, 2012 at 9:04 am (4 years ago)

    I so love your projects and the stories behind them. I love all your details and the close ups. Your techniques astound me. I miss those days too of going to the park in winter, skating, tobogganing, all the fun kids things we did. Now..I can maybe catch them running to their cars in winter! Maybe if we hid money in the snowbanks we could encourage them to get out and play in the snow!!!

  8. Sandra D
    December 4, 2012 at 9:39 am (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful & fresh layout! The green background works so well with the blue paper and really accents your daughter’s rosy cheeks. I have to say that I would rather be inside, looking at pictures of snow, than being outside in it.

  9. Miae
    December 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm (4 years ago)

    No snow for us but lot’s of rain! The concept of snow and playing outside still seems so fun and memorable! You page is so wintry fun! Those snowflakes are fantastic!!

  10. carlies
    December 6, 2012 at 10:41 am (4 years ago)

    loved so gorgouse page


  11. kdgowdy
    December 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Your work makes me smile as do your words. As I am reading about BoyGenius tobogganing I am reminded of my BoyWonder’s [also 17] Facebook comment: “midnight tobogganing…because we can!”

    Snow much fun!

  12. Sharon Fritchey
    December 7, 2012 at 4:13 am (4 years ago)

    Oh Kelly! Such fun, fun photos!!!!! I absolutely LOVE reading your blog – it always brings a smile and giggle to me!!! And your page – well – it’s absolutely gorgeous with all of it’s wonderful and creative details. And your take on the sketch is fabulous. Kelly, thank you, as always, for sharing your amazing talent with us! If I don’t get a chance the rest of the month, Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!!!!!

  13. scrapbookertink
    December 11, 2012 at 11:08 am (4 years ago)

    This is gorgeous, love how you used the Tim Holtz die, need to get that, bought the cricut ribbons and rosettes cartridge which if lots of fun, take care x

  14. Izzy Anderson
    December 15, 2012 at 6:57 am (4 years ago)

    Your blog posts always make me smile! Gorgeous work. LOVE your snowflakes. Beautiful pics. You really worked the green and made it seem perfect on a snow page!


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