The last few years, I've taken back up skiing. I used to go often in high school and college, and then didn't ski for years. Skiing is pretty much my husband's favorite thing, ever, and I've got two busy, active young boys who love it too. So, count me in.
Besides, I've found that there's nothing that is more freeing than being out in the fresh air, enjoying the BEAUTY of the top of the world. I love when we get off the lift and I just take a peek around. My husband is always ready to dash down the mountain, and me, I just want to enjoy the scenery. The quiet whooshing sound of my skis through the snow. No to-do list. No laundry. No dishes. Just whooshing.
As I was working on my project I was feeling in need of layout inspiration. I recently received a *beautiful* card from Jody and I loved every single thing about it. I re-created her layout here, switching out all the elements. For starters, this card is a little bigger than my usual cards, but not by much. The chocolate panel is 5 1/4 square - usually my square cards have a 5" square main panel. That extra 1/4 made a huge difference. I like it.
To build off of the beautiful layered element Jody used, I made a Mini Rosette (here's how video showing you how to make a rosette, including how you can make it mini....) and layered it with a felt Let it Snowflake Die-namics, and added a tiny heart from the Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics.
I've been on a tear lately with the Tab Die-namics, and guess what, the new Mini Tabs Foursome is going to be a MUST have. Between the original four tabs, and these four mini tabs, you'll be SET for sentiment placements!
I had a ton of fun building her outfit from various patterned papers. For instance, the hat is built in two parts, the dark grey damask paper was used for the main portion of the hat and then an ivory pattern for the flap. I did a similar treatment with her cute ski jacket, the bodice of the coat is red, and then I used the ivory for the trim as well. To paper piece the skis, I cut the front ski out a second time, so that it isn't one continuous piece of patterned paper, it is actually two paper-pieced skis. (If you're not familiar with Paper-Piecing you can see a video of how to do it here.)
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