This is my first April Lilli Shop Design Team project and I was so excited to see the collection we were working with for this month! Simple Stories Winter Wonderland is just perfect because we have a lot of snowy days. A LOT. There were two winter storms in the 25 days I worked on my December Daily.
December 6th was a blizzardy day and with so many snowy pictures I knew that it was the perfect day to break out this collection on. I loved the word stickers so so so much – I’ve been using a lot of word stickers with square photos mounted on 3×4 journal cards and these words and phrases felt made for these photos! I also LOVED the birch washi roll. I am going to use it a ton! The kids went off to school as their school bus somehow still ran in a blizzard and I took a snow day. It was pretty great. And after school they had SO much fun in the snow!
The left side of the layout combined two of the fun 3×4 cut outs from this paper and then this paper and 3×4 cuts from the 6×6 paper pad as backgrounds for photos. I used 4×6 sticker sheets, the perfectly coordinating enamel dots, washi tape, bits and pieces and the 12×12 sticker sheet to add my own touch to it all. I used a tag from the bits and pieces to add in a bit of journalling, but for the most part it’s a lot of embellishing on this page. I <3 layers. The Cold Hands Warm Hearts journal card made me think of Friday Night Lights so I just had to add it in! And it went well with the mitten picture next to it.
The right side I just focused on one big picture of my older son making a snow angel. 6×6 might just be my favourite photo size. I mounted it on the Oh What Fun patterned paper and embellished it with stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet, washi tape, 4×6 sticker sheets and the enamel dots. I really like that faux polaroid look of a square picture on patterned paper. I stacked various words that went with the picture underneath it. The snow angel is just perfect!! And for a focal point I used the Snow Fun stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet.
I love how well the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection goes together. I see myself using it a lot over the next million months of snow! And for the month of January it’s all 20% off at the April Lilli Shop!