9 Winter Scrapbook Ideas For When there is No Snow!

Scrapbooking a Winter layout usually means snow: the lovely fluffy white stuff that makes our pictures look fantastic.

But what happens when there is no snow? Many of us wait a long time for a good snow day. Some Scrapbookers living closer to the equator will never have snow. And what about those wonderful winter vacations to warmer destinations?

Whether you live somewhere that does not get snow or want to scrap about your winter get-away, here are 9 ideas for you:

1. Scrapbook with Bright Colors!
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"Suffolk Farm" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #490

No snow can mean everything is brown! If you match the brown in your pictures, your scrapbook pages and layouts can end up looking washed out and not interesting. Bright colors contrast with the drab winter scenery. Mat your pictures with colors that will stand out and draw your eye.  You can pick up the bright colors in your subject's clothing. Jodi used purple colors on her page to make her photos seem less drab. She picked up the purple from her subject's pants and jacket. The purple tones and browns look amazing together and make this page a visually appealing winter scrapbook page!

2. Use Winter Patterned Paper!

When there is no snow sometimes the season is not obvious. Winter patterned paper can show us that the layout is for our Winter activities. Paper is not just to look pretty. Scrapbook paper has many jobs. When you don't have a title for your page or when the title does not denote the season it can be even trickier to tell when it was made. Winter patterned paper show that it is winter time.

These photos were taken in the winter and we love how Jodi took a picture of the pines trees and used them like patterned paper. Jodi added winter floral paper to represent the winter season. The paper has blue flowers that complement the blue in the Go Ape sign. She used the Basic Die Bundle and the Layering Die Bundle to mat her pictures.

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"Go Ape" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #205

3. Use Cool Colors!
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"Key West" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #486

During the winter, you might go on a trip to get away from the snow. In the Spring and Summer you most likely will use warm colors for beach and water pictures. But instead of using bright pinks and yellows for her winter escape, Candy used purple which is a cooler color perfect for a tropical winter page!

In the winter use blues and purples for your beach pictures. The light in winter is different and the cooler tones will make your vacation pictures look amazing! Candy used the Mosaic Moments Hole in One 2x4 Die.

4. Use Cool Colors and Patterned Paper!

Often it is overcast in the winter time, which can make your photos look very dreary. Sometimes, you need more than one approach to making your Winter scrapbook pages stand out. Combine idea 2.Use Patterned Paper! and idea 3.Use Cool Colors!

Here, Paije used colorful pattern paper and used a purple background to make her layout more cheery. Instead of looking grey and dull, her page is exciting. She used Whimsy 4x4 and 2x2 Dies. The dies, colors, and patterned paper give her winter scrapbook page a happy vibe.

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"Richmond Segway Tour" by Paije Potter - Pattern #344

4. Go to the Beach!
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"Warm Winter Fun" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #256 & #233


Winter isn't always spent in the snow, but sometimes at the beach! Have you ever been to the beach during the winter? The views are just as wonderful!

Here Jodi did not use traditional beach colors, but used pastel winter colors. Beach pictures in the winter make for great family portraits. By using large white frames Jodi gives us the idea of white snow without the snow. Her cool blue color compliments the blue in the ocean and winter sky. She used the Sea Life Die Set for her Shell Cornerstone, Numbers 3, and Alphabet 3 Lowercase for her title. Her winter floral patterned paper goes perfectly with her winter colors and beach pictures. If you head to the beach this winter take lots of pictures for your scrapbook layouts but be sure to bring a warm, fluffy jacket!

6. Take Pictures of Winter Sunsets!
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"Ft. Meyers Sunsets" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #593

While you are at the beach be sure to take lots of photos of winter sunsets! The light is beautiful and will warm up any winter scrapbook page.

Candy knows that sunsets at the beach are magnificent no matter what season it is! Aren't her sunset pictures magnificent? Winter sunsets are gorgeous and are perfect for Mosaic Moments® Strip 1x2 Dies! She framed her pictures in a dark grey to contrast the yellows and oranges in her sunsets and the yellow tone in the Mosaic Moments 12x12 Grid paper she used. We love how she offset her focal point picture and added the twine embellishment!

7. Use Strong Graphic Dies!

Winter can be a harsh time of the year. Without snow, you can use a very strong graphic die to show that same winter feeling on your scrapbook pages.

Jodi used Mosaic Moments® Triple X 1x3 die and the Numbers 3 die set in black on her page. The Triple X is a very strong graphic die and set in black it is even more so. All of Mosaic Moments® dies are designed to be strong graphic dies. Jodi framed her pictures using the Basic Die Bundle and the Layering Die Bundle. The grid paper she used is Peach Blossom from the "In the Garden" Collection. This makes for a very strong looking page. It might be full of beach pictures but this layout says winter!

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"Yorktown Dock" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #604

8. Take Pictures Near Sunset!
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"Great Dismal Swamp" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #504

There is a special time of day when the light is almost gone called twilight.  Take photos around this time to get that soft light in your pictures! The colors in your backgrounds will take on dark blue tones. This makes for gorgeous winter pictures.

Who needs snow with gorgeous pictures like this?

Jodi used the 1x4 Strips Die to make a classic Mosaic Moments® layout with Pattern #504. Her 12x12 Grid is Plum from the Fresh 'N Fruity Collection, which goes perfectly with the dark tones in her twilight pictures!

9. Scrapbook Your Ultimate Vacation!

Nothing chases those winter blues away better than going on vacation! Use all of our previous ideas and scrapbook your vacation however you want! Use bright colors, use warm colors, use cool colors, use patterned paper, use Mosaic Moment® dies, and enjoy scrapbooking your winter holiday.

There is no snow in Key West as Candy can attest here with her scrapbook page. She used lots of purple along with pinks, yellow , and greens for her Under the Sea and Fishy Border dies. All of that color really shows the joy of going on vacation somewhere warm!

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"Key West Colors" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #582


We hope you enjoyed our 9 ways to Scrapbook when there is no snow! Use bright colors, use winter patterned paper, use cool colors, go to the beach, take pictures of sunsets, take pictures at twilight, use strong graphic dies, and enjoy scrapbooking your vacations! These are great ideas how to scrapbook those winter pages when there is no snow and make your pages still look absolutely stunning.