Sunday 21 December 2014

21st December - Christmas, Non traditional Colours

As its so close to Christmas we want you to create Christmas layouts, easy right?! But there is a little twist, we want you to use non traditional colours for your layouts! Which colours will you pick?

Christmas is off - Mercedes killed Santa.

Such a sad story needed depressive colors *lol*
Ouch - I just discovered a typo in the title - and I don't have time to make it up! Can you find it?

Hee Sun Kim : Colorful dream....Beautifully decorate my house, It has been a joy came to me.

I borrowed ScrapMuch?'s December Colour Palette for my page, which definitely steers away from the traditional red and green Christmas colors.  I have also highlighted non-traditional Christmas pics.  I won't bore you with the story, as I've already done so in the journaling and on my blog, but I will tell you that I had lots of fun with circular elements and stamping and am so happy to have captured this moment for my albums.

I got my inspiration from the current issue of HGTV magazine:

The black, white, turquoise and red looked so pretty to me, so I just had to use it on my Christmas layout.  I added in pops of silver, too! :)

I have a terrible time with traditional Christmas colors, so I was happy about this challenge.  I printed the photo in black and white so that the red and green in my son's outfit wouldn't show.  I decided to go with yellow, gray and a bit of blue in my background and I think it worked quite well.

 I love to add black to my Christmas color palettes, and instead of green I went with a minty aqua blue.

You have until 4th January 2015 to get your layouts in so if your quick you could even create a layout about this Christmas coming!

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a happy new year, have a wonderful time!

Thanks to everyone who has entered this year, we have had so many great entries! We hope you see you all come back next year too!

Wednesday 17 December 2014

October Winner and Favourites

Sorry I am so late in posting winners and favourites, don't know where the time goes! We had many lovely entries in October it was so hard to pick!

The winner is ....
Amy with this lovely mixed media layout.

And our favourite entries are.... 

Thanks to everyone for joining in, we had a great time looking at your entries!

See you on Sunday for the last challenge of the year!

Sunday 7 December 2014

7th Dec - Childhood Memories

The Challenge today is: Childhood Memories, now is the time to go digging and find a lovely childhood photo with a story behind it. You could even recreate the photo, then and now!

HeeSun Kim:
I was very hurt from when I was born. The doctor said I would die before 5 years of age. I was hospitalized for five years. Therefore, I don't have a picture of my childhood. My parents stayed at my side from morning until night, always came to the hospital. Grandma bought my older brother up. I can't remember, This day was warm & nice, I went to a picnic with my older brother.

My mum, and later I, put our photos in albums and wrote some notes/the story behind the photos along with the photos. This is why I know this photo of my brother, my dad and I, was taken in 1976 on a canoe trip close to the Swedish border. The snap shoot photos are often of poor quality, but still good enough to tell about the 1976 camping fashion :-)

I have only a small handful of childhood photos of myself at my disposal, and believe it or not, they've already found their way into an album.  So, I thought it might be fun to tell a story from my childhood on a page with pics of my own cuties.  It's all about a childhood tradition that I'm thrilled to share with my own kiddos today.  I've had that Echo Park bokeh paper for months.  Every time I picked it up I saw Christmas and am so excited to finally have gotten to use it.

For this challenge, I found a photo of myself and my 2 best friends from high school.  We still remain close to this day.  So I scrapped the photo of us from 10 years ago and then a photo of us from this past October.  This challenge was so much fun - mainly because I got to dig through a whole bunch of old, great photos!!

I ran across this photo of myself at around age 6 or so. I think I remember that I fell asleep this night waiting for Christmas to finally arrive. I always was an impatient one! :) 

I recently found this photo of myself at about 3 or 4 years old. I don't know anything about the story behind this particular photo, but I thought it was a good representation of a collection of early memories - twirling in pretty dresses. I remember several different dresses I had - some with matching purses - and I think this childhood love of cute dresses is the reason I love vintage dresses for my baby girl today.

Please link up your childhood memories layouts to the side up, we would love to see them!