Well, if any of you folks that don't live in the northern regions of the world wonder how we do it - here's a few tips. We take extra vitamin D. We look at gardening books and gaze at cookbooks with summer recipes to dream on in the future. We make summer inspired meals and grill indoors for a fun night. We take trips somewhere WARM! We watch the garden shows with products on QVC. And we craft and scrapbook summer ideas and layouts.
Okay, maybe not everyone handles it this way....but I think a lot of us northerners at least do some of these things. Summer always seems so far away even as we get close to February. Our winters can start to feel endlessly long, so we do what we must to survive! Lol Don't get me wrong. I love my northwoods and wouldn't live anywhere else (at least not full time). ;) I was looking through some older scrapbooks and layouts when I was working on some organization in my office the other day. I thought this one was a fun one and wanted to share.
It's from a reunion obviously many years ago now. I love the fun summer colors and the photos of fun reunion activities like croquet.
But I thought what was really fun to share - was this weave pattern I did with the paper strips I had cut out. I cut them out with a 12x12 cutter that I have that will cut straight - or a wave pattern like this. Then I did an overlapping weave pattern at the bottom in the corner (alternating weaving the paper over and under). It adds a little more visual interest than just having the papers be straight.
Then on the 2nd page of the layout I added straight strips of paper on the right side, in the same colors as the left side page. I found this cute lawn chair sticker with bright colors that matched too - and fit perfect with my family reunion theme. Such fun! That's my favorite part of scrapbooking. Finding fun stickers and choosing the color and design I want to use to fit that layout.
No matter what part of the world you're in - sending you warm thoughts!