The Magic of a Snowfall


"I am younger each year at the first snow.  When I see it, suddenly in the air, all little and white and moving, then I am in love again and very young and I believe in everything."  - Anne Sexton

I LOVE the snow, maybe if I lived in a different place that got snow all the time I'd feel differently.  But since here in the Mid-Atlantic it is usually hit or miss, it's pretty magical when we do :)  I will admit I stalk the weather channels and forums during the winter season & I might just be that person that stays up until the wee hours just to see the first snowflakes fall.  I'm weather geeky like that :)  And my kiddos - well they love it just the same!!

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I have a beautiful Noel Mignon Fresh Start kit staring at me right now, but I'm in a creative rut.  Just trying to decide how I will document my memories in 2014.  I do definitely want to continue Project Life this year.  I was not as successful as I would have liked in 2013, but I did cover a decent number of weeks.  I take tons of pics so I do think I need to document weekly.  I love the new 6 x 8 albums popping up, but I'm pretty sure I need 12 x 12, especially since I really want to focus on this being my main source of documenting 2014.  I still plan on maybe taking 4 - 6 special pictures or moments from each month to do individual pages of & keep in a separate album.  I'm just stuck on whether I want to do 12 x 12 or 8 1/2 x 11.  What are your plans for memory keeping this year?  Project Life or traditional scrapbooking? or both?

In the meantime, I have been perusing the new goodies coming out for the Winter CHA.  Nothing like
window shopping to help with procrastination :)  Here's what has piqued my interest . . .

#1 Jenni Bowlin - I LOVE these gold rub-on stars!!  I'll be honest, I NEVER in a million years thought I'd like anything gold, scrapbooking or otherwise :)  I'm a silver kind of gal :)  But one of Noel Mignon's past kits had a number of gold products in it & I really liked using them on my pages.  Stars are a no-brainer & gold, well yes - I'll take that!

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#2  I've haven't bought much My Mind's Eye in a while - but I really like this color scheme.

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#3  Basic Grey - I've really liked some of their recent collections.  I also really like Kelly Purkey's work so this is another no-brainer for me :)  LOVE the papers & the embellishments - Mon Ami is right up my alley.

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I also really am excited to see their Capture products this go around.  I love the look of this sneak peek - a little bit like Sassafras Lass :)

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Oh & all these cute little alphas!!

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 #4  Elle's Studio - I've been a fan of her work for a long time & loved when she started creating papers to go with all her fun tags.  The wood veneers she's coming out with her collections are awesome too!!

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#5  Simple Stories - I really think I will like using some of the DIY collection for my Project Life - super easy to use & versatile for all types of memories :)

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#6  Crate Paper - I haven't bought much of Crate Paper in a while.  But I do like the patterns in their new boy line.  Also the clear alphas are pretty cool!!

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#7  Pink Paislee - I'm impressed this CHA with Pink Paislee!!  I like the direction they seem to be headed.  They had became a bit flowery & vintage for my taste, so I haven't bought any in a long time. However I do really like the bright, cheery color scheme of their Hello Sunshine!!

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#8  Studio Calico - I'll be honest, their papers are not my cup of tea recently, but I do love many of their embellishments.  Their new basics line has some must-haves for me like these chipboard hearts & stars and the fun alpha & label stickers!

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That's my favs for now!!  What are YOU seeing out there that is peeking your scrappy interest??


  1. Love the Boy collection by Crate and the BG. I also want the new Studio Calico collections. fun stuff! Other than those, I'm not seeing much that I like this cha. I also like Heidi's Date Night collection.

    1. I agree Nicole, not as much new & exciting things as in the past. I like the Date Night too - some the embellishments would be good for my Project Life :)

  2. I still haven't joined the PL trend. I am not sure I would ever keep up with it. I do stick extra photos in divided page protectors with a reg. 12x12 page when I have an abundance from an event. I recently started dabbling in 8.5x11. I may do more and intersperse them in my books. Liking the boy lines for sure. I do need to convince my little boy to be willing to have his photo taken more so I can use them. It is kind of hard too, being he's in school full time.

    1. Ryan is such a ham that it's usually a super cheesy fake smile :) And yes, I find I have way more pics of Nick because he's home :)

  3. Hi Julie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks so much Chris!! Off to check out your blog :)

  4. Just starting PL for the first time this year but not giving up my doing the traditional pages! There are a few things from CHA that I have to have but not all like usual for me. I look forward to seeing your PL spreads and getting inspiration from them!!

  5. LOVE that you are up and blogging again :)... You have many of the same "things" that I want too on your list!

  6. I am so happy that you got your snow this year! I think that last year you never had any? Wow, can't imagine. Take some of ours. ;) The boys are looking as cute as ever. Love your picks and that Crate line will be so perfect for you. This is the first time in quite some time that none of their lines will work for me. So sad. Great to see you back blogging. :)