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I realise that:

We haven’t seen the last of the cold weather

We are in the deep, dark throes of winter

Longing for spring is wishful thinking

The fruit trees need the cold weather to flower and bear fruit again

We haven’t seen the end of the flu season…

But winter solstice has come and gone and I am overjoyed by the thought that we are looking at the last few weeks of winter šŸ˜‰

Keeping my thoughts positive helps to distract me from the winter bluesĀ and that is why I chose the ‘T is for Top Ten’ 97% complete sticker form 7G as the theme for my layout this week.

I selected the Winterland collection from Fancy Pants to use with the 7G stickers and scrapped to my heart’s content.

Tags from different papers fill two envelopes on theĀ right page and more tags peep from under theĀ matt of theĀ main picture on the left page.

The only other embellishments I used on the page are ribbon from Fancy Pants and two paper clips on the main picture.

After I had finished my layoutĀ the sun was shining right into my heart again andĀ I realised that I have an awful lot in my life to be grateful for.

I am grateful for:

A roof over my head

A warm bed to sleep in

A family to share cozy winter evenings in front of the fireplace with

Warm food to banish the winter cold from my body and soul

Enough warm clothes to wear each day

Good friends to share my hobby with

All the blessings I receive without even asking…

So, let us not allow the winter blues to drag us down – let’s rather concentrate on the good things and gather in high spirits on Saturday to scrap togetherĀ šŸ™‚

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We hadĀ  a few days of peace and quiet in the mountains over the weekend that we spent mostly in front of the fireplaceĀ reading, talking and bonding šŸ™‚

It was extremely cold with the maximum temperature on Saturday only 2 degrees and Monday morning was a fresh -9 degrees!Ā  This thermometer sits on the outside of the kitchen window andĀ I wanted to clean the window (on the inside)Ā a bit with a damp cloth before taking the picture.Ā  That didn’t work so well because the window froze over immediately and I had to scrape the ice off before I could take the picture…

I realised immediately that there would be ice at the waterfall andĀ I padded up and headed down-stream with my camera.Ā  Happiness!!!Ā  Long icicles were hanging from the plants near the waterfall and to get the best angle I had to sit down on the freezing rock.Ā  Well, it didn’t take long for my behind to freeze as well but I stuck it out to get the picture I wanted.

It took some time to warm up again after I got indoors but that was okay with me because got what I wanted šŸ˜‰

The best medicine for the cold is a Saturday morning scrapping with good friends and I am so glad I get to spend it with you!Ā  For our layout this week I combined Kraft paper with decorative paper clips from my mind’s eye. I was so frustrated because I just could not get the lighting right on this picture šŸ˜¦ with the result that the colours are off, but you can see the colours better in the detailed shots.

I treated bits of paper tapeĀ with distressing ink and embellished the envelopes and pocket on the right page with it.

The post cards and other cards that I usedĀ are from my Etsy folder that I have collected over time combined with Kraft paper tags.

The post cards have messages on the backĀ for the boys to read years from now to find out what was going on in my head (but mostly my heart) when I scrapped this layout.Ā  It is okay if they do not read it at all but it is important to me to put my thoughts in writing so they at least have the opportunity to read it should they want to.Ā  My ‘subjects’ know by now that I journal my heart out somewhere on a layout – they just have to find it!

Hang in there for today and tomorrow until we get to share a morning of warm friendship on Saturday 16 June.

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