Pretty Little Studio: Life Is Good

Friday, February 22, 2019

Morning, y'all!  TGIF!  I hope you all have fabulous plans for the weekend.  Adina has another basketball game on Saturday; and we're meeting some friends after for lunch and a fun activity, for our littles, at Fort Bliss.  The weather is calling for sunny skies and mild temperatures, which will make the perfect day for such, especially after the rain we're having today and flurries we had earlier this week.  Those Tuesday flurries put me in the mood to make a wintry page, inspired by a couple of photos of my littlest from our home in Kansas City, which have been taking up prime real estate on my desk for well over a month now, and another precious, vintage die cut.  It's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today; and I wanted to share it here, too.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding puddles of blue and aqua watercolors to a 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as red and yellow watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints before topping everything with Cameo-cut, white, cardstock snowflakes; Snowflakes Vellum Die Cuts; and Clear Acetate Believe Sticker snowflakes and stars.  A quartet of Snow & Hot Cocoa Die-Cut snowflakes were also popped up, at the end of my design, but they show up super well here, with foam tape.
My 3" square photos were then matted with white cardstock; backed with a snippet of cheesecloth; and stacked atop a scrumptious display of prints, including You & Me, Wrapping Presents, Gold Metallic Confetti, and Snowy Night, all anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I also layered a yellow Beautiful Bookmark Journaling Card...
and Wish List Clear Shipping Tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, which happens to kiss the top, right corner of my "Life is GOOD" Good Life Acrylic Shape title, in behind the top photo, which was embellished with a "love this" January 2019 Freebie flair button.
A couple of Everyday Cut-Apart and Savannah Dreams 12x12 Paper Pack sticker sheet phrases frame the left side of my journaling, which reads, One sled ride was enough for you.  You were much happier swinging in the snow and landing in it @ the bottom of the slide.
The Aaron Vintage Die Cut, popped up with foam tape and topped with an Everyday Cut-Apart label, housing my Dec. 29, 2015, date, complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!  Have a wonderfully blessed weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); With All My Heart: You & Me 8x8; Christmas Joy: Wrapping Presents 8x8; Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic Confetti 8x8; Winter Joy: Snowy Night 8x8; Ain't Life Grand: aqua polka dot 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Super Glue); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); cheesecloth (Dritz); Snowflakes cut file (; Cameo (Silhouette); Dream Big: Beautiful Bookmark Journaling Card; Merry & Bright: Wish List Clear Shipping Tag; Savannah Dreams: Good Life Acrylic Shape & 12x12 Paper Pack sticker sheet; Home for Christmas: Snowflakes Vellum Die Cuts; Ain't Life Grand: Everyday Cut-Aparts; Winter Joy: Snow & Hot Cocoa Die Cuts & Clear Acetate Believe Stickers; January 2019 Freebie flair button; Aaron Vintage Die Cut (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is adorable! LOVING those photos, the snowman and the snowflakes!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Now that's a bundle of joy right there! Oh goodness is he ever cute. This is an adorable page Jinny!