A Sad Snowman Tale

We have hardly had any snow this year.  And when we do get it, it is usually gone in a day or two.  Vaughn and his Daddy built this cute snowman on our patio, and we watched it melt down to nothing after a few days.  It’s a sad tale, but he’s just a puddle of water and a pile of rocks as of now.  We retrieved his hat for the next snowman to use, and a rabbit nibbled away at his nose.


Layout Share- Enchanted Dreams

Happy Monday!

Today I have a layout to share with you using Down This Road Designs new kit called “Enchanted Dream”  I just love the rich colors of this.  If you’d like to grab it, you can find it at ScrapMatters.  First, here’s a look at the kit.

And here’s my Layout.


Last Minute Valentines- I’m A Sucker For You!


Pinterest is a great source of creative ideas.  I always make Vaughn’s Valentines, and have them printed as photos on 4×6 paper.  Easy, cheap, and his friends and our family get a current picture of him.  Here’s this year’s creation.

All I did was have my son stand in front of a blank wall, make a fist, and hold his arm out straight. I snapped a picture and edited it to 4×6 proportions, leaving room for the sucker and “I’m a sucker for you Valentine” and “From Vaughn”. (I always make sure I put “from Vaughn” into the image file, that way I don’t have to write it out on all of them)  I sent them to Walgreens, used my 15 cent print coupon (BEMINE15) and my husband picked them up on his way home from work.  I could have used my printer at home, but I find it cheaper and easier to use a photo printing service.  I also needed a bag of Tootsie Pops.

I used a utility knife to make small cuts at his wrist and just above his fist, and slid the sucker in.  The photo bends out, and it looks like Vaughn is actually holding out the sucker, giving it to his Valentine.

That’s it!

I got this idea from Pinterest, so I can’t claim it.  The original source of the idea that I found (and I know there were others…) was 24-7-365.  Thanks!

DTRD Kit Spotlight and Freebie Paper Stack


Today, Down This Road Designs is releasing new Mix-A-Kit components.  It’s called Tweet Love, and only available at Scrap Matters.  The packs are available separately, and the colors correspond with other Mix a Kit packs for February.

Here’s one of my creations.

And Here’s a Freebie for you.  Be sure to thank DTRD for the use of the kit! and click HERE to download.  Leave me a comment with what kind of freebies you would like to see, and I will try to comply!