Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SOS Challenge: Hot Chocolate!

Because so many of our readers live where it is starting to cool off, this month's Scrap Our Stash challenge is hot chocolate.  Interpret that any way you like!  Since I have previously made a layout about my family's love of hot chocolate (and my love instead of hot tea), my thoughts veered to winter.  When I found these pictures of me at (almost) five, I knew I wanted to preserve them.  After all, who better to tell MY story than me?
Growing up in south Florida makes this event all the more memorable: the first time in recorded history that it actually snowed as far south as where I lived!  (Now you guys who get lots of snow are probably laughing, but it was indeed a Florida milestone.)
If you look for it, you can see a bit of Chocolate paper and ink, plus a mug of the yummy stuff.  All of my products are from Close To My Heart, including this layout sketch from the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 1 how-to guide.  I had fun playing with several of my winter stamp sets, including the October stamp of the month, Very Merry Christmas, for those cute mittens. Guess which alphabet set I used?  If you guessed the Chocolate Alphabet (Large), you're right!

Again, if you look closely, not only will you see my favorite pair of gloves (each finger had a different face with different colored yarn hair), but you'll also see a second-generation stamped snow flurries border.  I wish you could see the pretty Slate polka dot ribbon in person!  It is gorgeous and shimmery in real life.  The only other embellishment I used on the left page is the pretty charm from the Avonlea Brocade Assortment.

Now it's your turn to scrap some of your stash.  Pour a mug of hot cocoa to inspire you, and drag out some of your chocolate-colored scrappy stash to get to work!  Come join us at Scrap Our Stash!

All supplies from Close To My Heart: Chocolate Alphabet Large and Warm Winter Wishes (retired) stamp sets; Avonlea paper pack; White Daisy, Twilight, Olive, and Chocolate cardstock; Twilight and Slate ink; Twilight marker; Grey Wool baker's twine; Slate polka dot ribbon; Avonlea Brocade Assortment

1 comment:

Joy said...

What a fun layout! Love those mittens, and the charm is beautiful.
That's a great memory to preserve.

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