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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Blizzard Of Oz...There's no place like home!

Good Saturday to everyone...Many of you have suffered the onslaught of snow brought by the 2011 blizzards throughout the country. Well, here in Southeast Kansas it is very unusual for us the have a real 'blizzard'. So of course Mcauley, Icah and I had to go for a walk on February 1st when the snow fell up to 3inches an hour, with totals well above 18 inches in our little town by the time it ended....had to save this memory! I used K&Co papers and some of my newest cricut carts!
I computer generated a little newspaper with the snow totals and commented on school being closed for four consecutive days...you can't read it in the photo but it looks really good on the layout. The flowers are from Mother's Day Bouquet cut at 2 inches and 1 1/2 inches with the snowflake center cut from Home Accents. A little pearl accent finishes them off.
The film strip is from Wall Decor and More and I've added a little Jenni Bowlin calendar to document the month. I used my 50 States cart to cut Kansas and marked out location with a little blue bling star.
What would the Blizzard of Oz be with out a hot air balloon....I created this with four cuts of the parartrooper from Stand and Salute...added the basket from Happily Ever After, a little embroidery floss and some pearl accents and viola...a balloon to carry the blizzard away...and of course we are all familiar with the famous line...."There's no place like home!", that I have framed in one of the K&Co metal frames I so adore. The words the and of are from Hannah Montana.

My photo mat is from A Child's Year and the filigree corners are from Ornamental Iron. Snowflakes, branch and skis are from Winter Woodland. I used my new Happy Hauntings cart to cut the words Blizzard and Oz and also cut the shadow cut for Happy Halloween to use as my icicles at the bottom of the page....I wish you could see how the white pearlescent paper and the icicle stickles transform this gruesome font into a wintery wonder!
Well, that's it for now...hope to be back soon! Thanx for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Awesome LO!!! Love everything about it!! The word Blizzard looks great, so not halloween. Your flowers are amazing!! I have to get this cart. TFS Soooo good to see your work again, you are such an inspiration to me!! Hope you are well.

  2. WOWZERS! This is amazing! I love the wintry scene and that font looks awesome!

  3. So beautiful Sandy!!I love the colors and the photo film frames!! Awesome!! The photo's are perfect for a blizzard theme. I hope you are thawing out soon. Love love the title work!! Your flowers are so pretty!!

  4. I seriously wish I had your ability to not only pick all the perfect embellishments, but to layer them so perfectly! This LO is stunning!! Glad you took the time to enjoy the snow and perserve the memory!
    barb :)

  5. Hello Hello!
    I saw your comment over at the mb. I don't even remember (its been that long) since I posted there! ahhh! but I am glad I did share and glad that you were able to catch a bunch of stuff too! =)
    This project is really stunning..so much I can't imagine it being better IRL, but of course that is always the case! Oh and I LOVE the font and using it this way! Brilliant! I got that cart but haven't cut with it yet!
    Love the details, love the photos...would love to visit with you but not actually live in the snow! Brrrr!

  6. Love the title and everything about this beautiful layout- the colors and embellies are just perfectly layered. WOW glad you took some wonderful photos of your son and love the dog9 beautiful eyes)

  7. OMG!! how fantastic is this? I love this layout and the details are amazing (again..LOL)..

  8. This is just gorgeous, I love all the details!!!!!!!

  9. Sandy this is beautiful! Love the soft colors and all of the special details! The title is my favorite! I was thinking about you the other day. Hope all is well with you!

  10. Sandy this is gorgeous!!! The font is fantastic and the colors go with the theme/photos, but also bring out the blue in Icah's beautiful blue eyes!! Hope you're doing well!! Hugs!!

  11. I think you may be my new favorite scrapbook designer!!! Wow your designs are like little worlds!

  12. ohhhh my this is soooo amazing Sandy!!!