It was such a pretty layout, and I loved it the minute I saw it and wanted to do something similar. I hope I did it justice, even though my photo is nowhere near as special as hers! The papers are from Hobby Lobby - I didn't have any light blue in my stash at all, and I was in Midwest City yesterday anyway, so I stopped in and grabbed something I hoped would work. I like how they went together.
I did a little fussy cutting, some painted bling, a few die cut snowflakes from colored vellum, and a couple of stamps. The icicles are cut from a glittered cardstock type paper - a little heavy for fussy cutting but I did the best I could with it. The pearl string is something my sister found for me in her travels, and the little pearl grommets are from my vintage button stash.
It was a REALLY hard layout to photograph. The color palette of light blue and soft browns either wanted to be too blue or too yellow. I finally took it into the shade, bumped the camera to "self portrait," zoomed in really close, and got something pretty close to what it really looks like. It's much more "blingy" in real time.
The photo sort of speaks for itself when you consider the quote. I hate the cold, and I REALLY hate when it snows because morning chores become impossibly hard. Add to that, this this past snowfall was brutal - there were drifts in my pasture well over my head. But the livestock has to be tended, regardless of what mother nature does, so I just shoveled a path from the porch to the pasture to make feeding easier.