Saturday, February 9, 2013

Scent of a Winter....

As I said before...I am doing the February LayOut A Day (LOAD213) with Lain Ehmann, my S-I-L Jan and her friend (and now mine) Dani Taylor.  It is my second round at LOAD and I am loving it.  The deadline of one layout a there is no consequence if you don't get it done...but those who know me know...I want the "A" in the class!

This daily goal forces me to make this hobby, art and passion a priority.  I have so much in my stash that I need to use - and I want to grow my digital skills - so you will see both.

Five Senses Friday is my favorite day in a LOAD.  I get to use so many adjectives when I journal about any of the 5 senses that I am nearly giddy with excitement awaiting the prompt.  This Friday was SMELL.  Oh boy. That was an endless opportunity to elaborate on of me many scent driven quirks.  Puppy breath...clean laundry...fresh turned black soil...fresh cut alfalfa or grass...Harley exhaust (the motorcycle not the dog) and my nose that tunes into fragrances and perfumes like a blood hound.

Where did the prompt take me?  Well...since I worked and had a great evening with my family...when I hunkered down to create - it was about time as much as inspiration.  I had been thinking that winter in Illinois is slipping away - and although it is not my favorite has it's own sense of beauty and wonder.  I knew what I needed to grab to finish my LOAD Day 8. A winter photo was the perfect choice. The title "Scent of a Woman" from the movie...I believe Al Pacino is in it...could easily be twisted into "Scent of a Winter" and in less than an hour - I had a completed layout.  What a great way to end my day.

I hope you enjoy the finished page.


  1. This layout makes me say "Ahhhhh". What a gorgeous photo! It looks like heaven on earth! Love what you did with the layout Valerie! You are amazing. Thank you so much for your kind words! You are an angel! Hugs!!!

  2. Beautiful layout!! So glad you joined in on the LOAD fun!!!