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October Storm

I wanted to make sure I documented the awful storm we had here in Connecticut before I forgot all the details. It was one of the most challenging experiences I've been through. So, when the next Mosaic Moments challenge came up, it seemed like a good opportunity for this layout.

Our challenge was to use Page Pattern 29, with Mist colored grid paper (a light blue), and to incorporate one of the following: felt or fleece, clear stamps, or one of the free downloads from Mosaic Moments. I decided to use white felt on my layout.

I actually used one of the clear stamps from Mosaic Moments as the design for my embroidered snowflakes on felt. I tried stamping the felt, and it worked alright, but I felt it showed too much of the ink after the embroidery was done, so I did the remainder freehand.

I had a hard time finding a background paper that looked the way I wanted it to. So I went to my favorite fallback - Hot Off The Press Color Me papers. These are papers that have an embossed design on them, that you color with your own ink pads and the design remains in place after coloring. I used a light pink, a light blue and a purple color to bring out the colors in the photo:

I also had a LOT of journaling about this experience, as well as some other pictures I wanted to include, but not necessarily show them on the main page. So I decided to duplicate the page pattern and make a two page layout, with a mini-album attached to the second page:

If you would like to read all of the journaling, you can go to my blog:

Shared by Nancy Sanders on January 15, 2012 | Memory Date: October 29, 2011
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Nancy, I don't want to repeat what everyone else has said, but the use of the mini album in the center is so creative and your color choices and other embellishments are fabulous. Great job!!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  January 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm   
This one looks like it would be awesome "in person!" I would love to be able to see the embroidery with felt and how thick the little album is. What a great idea for many different themes. I'll bet the colors of this one are just magnificent!
Posted By: Linda Holmes  |  January 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm   
All the details of the storm on the blog add so much when you are sharing all those snowy photos...the rest of the story as it were! How very pretty to look out at the snow covered trees and think how peaceful it is, how much more the real story. The pretty patterned paper compliments it so well.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm   
Nancy, awsome job! Love everything about the layout very clever.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  January 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm   
I really like the addition of the album in the center spot. What a great idea. Your background papers were right on the money. Wonderful project.
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  January 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm   
Everything about this page rocks - from the colors and techniques to your choice of papers and then that awesome mini in the center. Absolutely fabulous! Love love love it.
Posted By: Theresa Amlong  |  January 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm   
Nancy, I love the idea of putting the mini album in the center of this page pattern! So many wondeful possibilities come to mind. Great creative inspiration! The sky in your photo with the trees is gorgeous. I am looking forward to reading about the storm on your blog.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  January 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm   

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