I’ve been missing in action. It’s that time of year when I’m cold and completely, utterly, totally sick of winter and I just want to hibernate until spring. You know, blah time. Ick.

But this past weekend was my birthday and we celebrated in grand style which kind of pulled me out of the winter doldrums. And I’m back, very late, but back with February’s Simple Scrapper Creative Team work. Check back tomorrow for the March layouts!

The first is inspired by February’s Story Starters – the theme was What Kind of Day Has it Been.

cutting boardThe fun part of this one is where the journaling is. I’m sure most of you know by now that I”m not a journaler and when I am, I usually hate having it actually on my layouts. So for this one I used the perforating blade on my Cutterpede:

cutting board perforatedAnd wrote the journaling on the back of the photo mat!

cutting board journallingCome on now! How much fun is that! It’s especially awesome if you have a lot to say, or something personal to say, and nowhere to put it on the main layout.

I finished it off with some doodling and embellishments at the top. I covered the heart stickers in Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a little shine:

cutting board clusterMy second layout used one of February’s new Premium Membership templates and a background I made while prepping for a class I taught a while ago. I keep all those backgrounds and either cut them up for embellishments or use them on later projects, like this one:

snow day joysI typed up my journaling (yes, it’s on the front for once!) which is actually a couple of quotes I combined, and then used silver Thickers for a couple of the words to make my title. My favourite part is the silver snowflake:

snow day joys snowflakeI had some silver doilies on hand and used my scissors and a decorative corner punch to turn it into a snowflake embellishment! Simple, but I love how it turned out!

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