Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter and Summer

It is cold here today. It is January where we normally get 30 degrees plus every day. This week getting to just above 20 is an accomplishment. Although it means we haven't needed the air conditioning, we have needed doonas at night. And my tomatoes are refusing to go red. Anyway, no doubt the hot weather is just around the corner...

Speaking of cold, the latest Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge is up. And this month there is a sketch and a winter theme.
This is a rare Lo that features Geoff, the mysterious husband of mine. Every year he and one of hid friends take a couple of days to go skiing. Weather conditions are mixed (ok, they manage to get mostly bad weather). One year they convinced another friend, who is a non skier but quite active, to go on their trip with them. I got a phone call half way through the first morning from this friend asking if we could meet half way to the snow to pick him up as he had managed to bust his shoulder within the first hour of skiing. He hasn't been back...

These photos were taken on his camera phone, so a bit blurry but I think that adds to the coldness factor...

Thanks to a suggestion by Irini, who is starting out on their DT, I am entering this Lo in The latest Use It Tuesday Challenge - all about winter. Love the idea of using your stash up and I have dug way back in my stash for the snowflake stickers, from KI and I would have got them in my first year of scrapping, probably at least 4 years ago (actually dated 2005!). Cleaning out old supplies can occasionally lead to a useful item or two being found - huh - who knew???

And here is the sketch from AFSC -
And I have managed to get another challenge over at Get Creative done. This was a digi challenge by Anastasia (with a Lo to base it on, very loosely followed) so how could I resist? And another photo with Geoff in it!! This was how we spent New Years Eve, mountain biking (ok, just on some rough tracks) at the nearby bike park. Henry ended up spending more time running than biking but it was all fun. And it was a nice warm day.

Just about all the elements used are from The Lilypad.

I am hoping to get a Lo done for Sketchy Thursday today as they are closing down this week (very sad). And I have some nice new photos of my 6 week old nephew Dylan. I did get to have few cuddles with him over the past week.

Although I may just be running after kids today...

have a good one. xx

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loveeeeeeeee these!!! Awesome colors...and you always have amazing designs! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ok..sorry.... I never comment Anonymous! I have NO IDEA why it did that!! If you can't tell from the :):):):) ---- that was me Julie... LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Irini said...

Oh I love your layouts!!!
The winter layout story and layout are fabulous....how about entering it here too
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-23-all-about-winter.html

As for the digi layout wow wow wow I absolutely love it!!!!
thank you so much for your support of Get Creative......
hugz
irini

Channa said...

Both layouts are great! Love your work, thanks for joining us at get creative. Channa

EFI said...

Good morning Karen! It is cold here in Greece too! brrrr I looove your digi layout, is it sooo beautiful!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Karen, two great layouts , love the fuzzy photos on the first as it does add to the whole atmosphere of the layout. So interesting to read your posts to and hear about your lovely family. Thanks for your continued support at Get Creative and good luck.

Marie

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Love both your layouts, the colours are so nice. The doodling on the second layout is amazing.

Thank you for playing with us at Get Creative!

geoleoan said...

amazing layouts! I just love the digital one, the colours and doodling are awesome!!!
thank you for participating...

eudokia said...

oh my God!!!i love them both!
i love everything about your pages!
and the digi page amazing!!the doodling looks like real!
thank you for joining us at gc!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love both of these karen! And wanna know something funny....I knew the anonymous first comment was Julie.....LOLOLOLOL. Took one look and knew :( Poor girl, even the internet can't keep her under cover!!!!

Sonya said...

I absolutely love your LOs--perfect use of your stash! So glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

StephC said...

Fabulous layouts! Love the winter one. So glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday!

Irini said...

bravo you did it!.....;-)
hugz
irini