Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lina's First Snow Day

Believe it or not, we don't get very much snow here in Vancouver. If you watched the 2010 Winter Olympics that may be hard to believe, but it's true. The winter skiing events were held up in the mountains and snow actually had to be brought in because there wasn't enough up there naturally. All that to say, when my baby girl and I woke up one morning in early December to a neighborhood covered in white, we were *very* excited. I managed to grab my cell phone and snap this picture of her looking out in the window, checking out snow for the very first time. Such a special moment, and I'm glad I caught it on camera.

I used Crate Paper's Snow + Cocoa line for this page. It's a fabulous winter/Christmas collection that was just perfect for documenting baby's first holiday season. More Snow + Cocoa layouts to come! xx

Saturday, December 31, 2016

January Counterfeit Kit - Frosted Seaside

Happy New Year !!!! I seriously *cannot* believe that it's already 2017 ... it seems that I was just ringing in 2010 and then I blinked and wound up here. How did this happen?! Anyways, as perplexed as I am by the whole thing, I'll spare you all that "time flies" talk and get straight to the good stuff - a new kit to counterfeit! 

This month, Julene was tasked with choosing our inspiration kit and she selected the January kit from Shop and Crop. If you're doing the full Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop, you know by now that the original kit is full of mint and grey with pops of black, white and woodgrain (see photos above). I was definitely inspired by the color palette, as well as the bottle of spray mist and the mandala designs. 

Here's my version, which I'm calling Frosted Seaside ...

As you can see, my take is quite a bit softer than the original and I'm absolutely in love with it! The papers I chose are from Pink Paislee's Take Me Away collection and Crate Paper's Little You and Shine collections. I can't wait to use Frosted Seaside to create some layouts for my daughter's baby album. 

I'm the last stop on the hop, but you can head over here to start from the beginning xx