It’s a marshmallow world in the winter

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Sketchabilities has revealed its latest sketch, #61! Be sure to head over to the site to grab the sketch, then create something and link it up!

Here’s my Design Team layout inspired by the sketch. This shot of my little brother, Phil, and me is in January 1977 when we took our sleds out into the front yard and played in the new-fallen snow. It was great growing up in the snow belt!


January in Ohio meant an opportunity to use our new Christmas sleds!

I used embossed cardstock by Bazzill for the background to give the feel of falling snow. Then I used all patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket. The silhouette of the children sledding is a Silhouette cut file, and the title is a cut file I created.

You know, I had a little trouble with that title. I had the layout all finished and photographed, and I was writing the email to send to Karan, who runs the Sketchabilities site. When I typed in the word “marshmellow,” as I have always spelled it (although, how many of us has to spell that word often?), Outlook told me I had it wrong. NOOOOO! I never knew it was supposed to be “marshmallow!” That meant I had to tear the title off my layout, create a new cut file, cut it out in two colors, add the title back to my layout and photograph it again. Ugh! So, please learn from my mistake. Check all the spellings in your titles before you finish your layout to save yourself lots of time and frustration.

And if anyone would like the Silhouette cut file I created for the title (with the corrected spelling!), please leave me a comment about that and I’ll email it to you. :)

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  1. Mellow?! You slay me. And I thought you were an ace speller. Anyways (as Al Swearingen says with emphasis), this page of yours is great and it makes me excited to come visit you. The only downside is that it will be Dec/Jan but no snow in Texas.

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo says:

      Even ace spellers have childhood words that they never replaced in their database! Right? I can’t wait for you to come visit us! And I’ve put in my order for snow, so keep your fingers crossed. :-)

  2. Such a beautiful page! Don’t you have that when it happens – I just did one like that the other day myself and didn’t catch it until I was posting it! UGH!

  3. Love this layout—so simple, clean and bright! I especially love your title!

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