A few days late for Kelly's "3 Scrappers: Winter Favorites" challenge on the DD BLOG, but hey... better late than never, right? *wink* And, yes... this IS a winter favorite: Going to the beach in January is a reality for us in Southern California. And like Kelly said in her post: "...today we are going to concentrate on the “sunny” side of winter..." And, this is the SoCal sunny side of winter! Actually, it's a REALLY sunny side these days... our winters are pretty mild, but days and days of 80°+ weather is unusual! But, perfect for college girls on winter break! *grin*

Our SoCal winters aren’t radically cold or anything, but having week after week of consistent days of 80°+ is just plain unusual... so weird that I now overhear people wishing for cold, rainy weather so it actually feels like winter! But, having such great weather on winter break was perfect for Shannon and her friends! They were out all the time... going to Los Angeles twice, spending an entire day at Disneyland and California adventure, Fashion Island, the beach... here is Sofia, Nicolette and Shannon on the jetty near 54th Street on a gorgeous January afternoon! [1.16.14]


Frosted Fun Solids Paper Pack
(background paper)
Frosted Fun Element Pack
("joy" brad at the top)
Symbology Enamel Brads No. 01
(sun brad at bottom)

Present Moments Brushes and Stamps
(title wordart; I separated "today" and colored and made it into a sticker! I'm so predictable! ha)

Hint at it Urban
("sandy" brushwork behind photos!)

Thanks for looking! Debi