want to be dashing through the snow. I don’t need a one-horse open sleigh…just gimme some snow to dash in, alright? This 50 degree stuff in December is ‘nice’, but I need some snow.

I guess until I get some, I can gaze upon the beauty of this little number by Layle.

Our story begins with narration from Layle herself:

Last December, I told my husband and our boys that all I wanted for Christmas from them was an afternoon of snow shoeing together, and that’s what I got (albeit an early Christmas presents)! Kerri’s Hello December kit of 3×4 cards was perfect for capturing our day ‘pocket page style’ with the red, black & a pop of yellow instead of green, so it wasn’t too Christmasy for what I had in mind.

Layle Koncar Week 24
I cut the word ‘December’ from the On the Calendar kit so it would fit inside the label on one of the Hello December cards.

Layle Koncar Week 24 - date card


We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! I wanted to include one of my favorite scenery photos from the day with the sun peeking through the trees, but I shot it portrait style and I would have had to crop too much of it off to fit in the pocket page. I solved that by printing the photo 6×8″, then cutting it into two 4×6 photos and inserting them in the pockets. Before I printed the photo, I added the word ‘seriously’, from the Grammar School – The Adverbs kit, to the bottom of the photo in Photoshop.

Layle Koncar Week 24 - left page


On the right side of the spread I used the Dashing Through the Snow cut file – Kerri was so awesome to create this for me for this spread, it fits perfectly with the photo of our boys running through the forest with their snow shoes on!

Layle Koncar Week 24 - right page


Layle Koncar Week 24 - dashing


I cut a few snowflakes from the This and That: Just Winter Shapes kit in different sizes out of American Crafts POW glitter paper – sigh…., I just love that paper! I added a few of the snowflakes to the top of the pocket pages to give a little more added dimension.

Layle Koncar Week 24 - snowflakes

[ Designs | Hello December (3×4 cards) / On The Calendar (december) / Grammar School: The Adverbs (seriously) / This+That: Winter (snowflakes) ]

I don’t even know where to begin because I love everything about this spread! Love the 3×4 cards. Love how Layle incorporated so many handwritten goodies. Love the snowflakes in the POW glitter paper….

It’s all just awesome…absolutely awesome!

And now, if you were needing to do a little dashing through the snow yourself, download this one-day-only freebie and you are set! Okay, maybe snow might be required…and maybe we’ll get it some day ’round these parts.


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.